Orthodox ‘Christmas Elf’ Arrested in Sprawling New York Bribery and Corruption Probe

A federal corruption investigation has yielded more arrests and more details, such as the fact that two Orthodox men dressed as elves delivered an alleged Christmastime bribe to a New York City police officer.


New York Child Sex Abuse Reform Bill Is Blocked — Again

Barring an eleventh hour deal, New York’s legislature prepared to end its session without passing a bill that will make it easier for child sex abuse survivors to seek justice as adults — legislation that advocates have been pushing for a decade.

It’s Hitler in Yiddish as Mel Brooks Gem ‘The Producers’ Returns to Stage

A Montreal theater is reviving Mel Brooks’s anti-fascist satire “The Producers” in the creator’s own mameloshn, or mother tongue.

The Fight to Save the ‘Ellis Island of Israel’

The Jaffa terminal building was once a way station for thousands of Jewish immigrants to the Holy Land. Now a group of preservationists are trying to save it from being torn down by the city of Tel Aviv.

Rabbi Crosses Communal Line to Work With Controversial Muslim Group

Prominent rabbi Marc Schneier has started working with a Muslim advocacy group that has been off-limits to major Jewish groups due to its alleged ties to Hamas and anti-Israel views.

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