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  • N.Y. man accused of hiding mother’s death to collect Holocaust benefits

    August 4, 2014 | 1:17 pm

    A New York man was charged with hiding his Holocaust survivor mother’s death in order to collect her reparations benefits.

    Gary Jacoby, 61, was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Thursday on grand larceny and forgery charges, the Daily News reported. If convicted, he faces up...

  • Opinion: Not human enough to live

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    November 22, 2011 | 4:54 pm

    The facts are horrific. Video captures the brutal attack on the side of a busy street. Onlookers and passers-by don’t come to the victim’s aid. Eventually, the bruised, bleeding half-dead body is attended to by medical personnel, but it is too late. The victim dies.

    No, I am not...

  • Q&A: Youssefyeh sheds light on Namvar criminal and bankruptcy cases

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 24, 2011 | 7:18 pm

    Los Angeles-based attorney A. David Youssefyeh has been insulted, had vicious rumors spread about him and even been verbally threatened by many in his Iranian Jewish community here in Southern California over the past three years for speaking in support of his client—many of whom are...

  • Criminal investigation won’t be opened into Carmel fire

    December 27, 2010 | 11:14 am

    Israel’s attorney general will not open a criminal investigation into the Carmel fire.

    Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein decided Monday that there is not enough evidence to merit opening an investigation into the actions of several government ministers, including Prime Minister...

  • Ehud Olmert should be indicted, Israeli police tell prosecutors

    September 8, 2008 | 4:17 am

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—Ehud Olmert should be indicted on corruption charges, Israeli police recommended Sunday.

    Bribery is the most serious of the charges that police recommended against the prime minister to Attorney General Menachem Mazuz. Others include fraud, breach of trust and money...

  • Defying Nazis?  Sure!  It’s all in a days work

    By Tom Tugend

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Of all the books written on German militarism, "The Captain From Koepenick," by German playwright Carl Zuckmayer, is not only one of the great all-time satires, but penetrates to the heart of the matter more pointedly than a dozen treatises.
    The play premiered in 1930 and...
  • Black Sheep

    By Ron Arons

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    For better and for worse, my parents raised me to be a mensch. In the business world, sticking to the strong moral values they instilled in me hasn't always been easy, but I can safely say I'll never be the type who could stab a co-worker in the back. Little did I know that at least...

  • Follies

    By Rob Eshman

    December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    In the solar system of Jewish life, Irv Rubin is Pluto.

    The man accused of conspiring to plant a pipe bomb at a mosque and at the office of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-48) has long operated at the distant edges of greater Los Angeles' Jewish population that numbers some 600,000.

    If you...

  • Nazi in the Catskills

    December 9, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Ellenville, N.Y., is a little village in the Catskills, population 4,200, located 90 miles northwest of New York City. It's the heart of what used to be the Borscht Belt, before Jews discovered Aspen and Antigua. Times have changed, but Ellenville still boasts a couple of grand...