By Allison Yarrow
Nechemya Weberman and His Devoted Wife
When Nechemya Weberman was found guilty and was sentenced to 103 years in prison for repeatedly raping a girl who he was supposed to be counseling, most thought the grisly tale was over. This was a record sentence for a Hasidic man convicted in a Brooklyn courtroom. The counselor had fallen, and his cloistered Satmar…
Wanted: A Gospel Worth Following
The Gospel of Anarchy By Justin Taylor Harper Perennial, 256 pages, $13.99 For many, college is a first sip of freedom, but for the characters in Justin Taylor’s debut novel, college is an incarnation of the evil machine against which they were born to rebel. “The Gospel of Anarchy,” is set in the inland swamp…
Mrs. Hugh Jackman Madoff?
As the government talks about seizing her assets, did Ruth Madoff throw caution to the wind — and go on a shopping spree in New York City? The short answer is no, but the paparazzi mistook Hugh Jackman’s wife, the actress Deborra-Lee Furness, for 67-year-old Ruth Madoff on the streets of New York City yesterday….
Peter Gabriel’s not-so-secret Jewish weapon — and his little side project called King Crimson
I was wrong about Israel. I apologized. Then President Carter gave me a lesson in grace
How a Florida bill could hurt Jewish studies
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