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  • Israel and the world Pt. 3- weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 15, 2012 | 12:59 pm

    * Aaron Alexander was a victim of a violent event, probably on a hatred basis. On the night of the Seder, as the young man left his synagogue in Ukraine, a group of John Does attacked him with a glass bottle. He suffered severe brain damage caused by bleeding and skull fractures. The...

  • Brooklyn Rabbi Milton Balkany convicted of extortion

    November 11, 2010 | 10:53 am

    Brooklyn Rabbi Milton Balkany, a Jewish day school director and political activist, was convicted in federal court of extortion.

    Balkany, 64, was found guilty Wednesday by a jury in U.S. District Court in Manhattan of extortion, blackmail, wire fraud and making false statements.

    He...

  • Wiesel and Foundation Receive Generous Support

    By Tom Tugend

    March 30, 2009 | 3:10 pm

    After Elie Wiesel lost more than $7 million of his personal fortune in the Bernard Madoff scandal, and his foundation took a $15.2 million hit, the Nobel Prize winner roundly cursed the Ponzi scheme artist, but he has now discovered a redeeming aspect to the financial blow.

    Wiesel...

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