Sholom Rubashkin, 49, was arrested by immigration officials and was due to appear in federal court later today.
Documents filed with the court...
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NEW YORK (JTA)—An undercover video shot at the Agriprocessors kosher meat plant in Postville, Iowa, is prompting new claims that the company engages in inhumane slaughter and that it misled a delegation of Orthodox rabbis who visited the plant in July.
The video, shot undercover...
August 28, 2008 | 12:15 am
Agri Rebukes Obama Over Criticism
Nathan Lewin, who is representing the largest kosher meat producer in the United States, in a statement released early Tuesday wondered whether Barack Obama had weighed the evidence in the case or considered the company's repeated denials.
August 6, 2008 | 1:30 am
The last official airlift of Ethiopian Jews was scheduled to land in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, bringing to an end a state-organized campaign that began nearly 30 years ago and brought in some 120,000 immigrants from the east African nation.
August 6, 2008 | 12:23 am
The largest supplier of kosher meat in America, Agriprocessors Inc., has been the subject of ongoing public investigation and...
August 5, 2008 | 7:09 pm
The Iowa Labor Commissioner’s Office has sent dozens of alleged violations against Agriprocessors to the state attorney general for prosecution.
In its months-long investigation, the labor commissioner’s office found 57 cases of alleged child labor violations by the nation’s largest...
August 5, 2008 | 7:04 pm
POSTVILLE, Iowa (JTA)—It’s 9 a.m. on a recent Monday and about 60 people are milling around outside Jacobson Staffing, the national employment firm contracted by Agriprocessors to replace hundreds of workers lost in a May 12 federal immigration raid.
They are hoping for jobs at...
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NEW YORK (JTA)—The Conservative movement released a policy statement and guidelines for its much-anticipated ethical kashrut certification, outlining the social justice standards companies are expected to meet if their foodstuffs are to qualify for the designation.
According to the...
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NEW YORK (JTA)—In an effort to restore lagging production at its plant in Postville, Iowa, the country’s largest kosher meat producer has been hiring workers from homeless shelters in Texas to replace employees detained in a massive federal immigration raid last month.
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The opening line from the documentary "The Last Jews of Libya" begins a nostalgic visit to an ill-fated community of 25,000 people living between the...
November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm
Orthodox Rabbi, 2 Others Mugged
For the first time since a rash of muggings in Pico-Robertson around Shavuot, three Orthodox Jews, including Rabbi Elazar Muskin of Young Israel of Century City, were held up at gunpoint on Oct. 26 as they walked home from Shabbat services.
September 20, 2007 | 1:26 pm
SIMI VALLEY - In an unusual twist on the national immigration debate, the city of Simi Valley sent a $40,000 bill Wednesday to a church harboring an undocumented immigrant after a protest there over the weekend prompted a police presence.
The United Church of Christ has played...
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Israeli security forces evicted Jewish settlers who had taken over disputed properties in Hebron. Thousands of soldiers and police descended on the West Bank city Tuesday to remove two Israeli families squatting in abandoned apartments. The evictions...
April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm
I was born in Tel Aviv, in 1936, and, quite naturally, my feelings toward Israel are suffused with...
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