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  • Shmuley Boteach to honor Sean Penn

    March 11, 2014 | 10:19 am

    Who needs another Oscar when you’re about to be crowned the 2014 Champion of Jewish Justice? Not to put words in his mouth or anything, but we’ll bet that was what two-time Academy Award winner Sean Penn was saying to his girlfriend Charlize Theron as soon as they stopped “making...

  • Jacob Ostreicher in U.S. after more than two years in Bolivia

    December 17, 2013 | 10:20 am

    Jacob Ostreicher, a New York businessman held in Bolivia since 2011, has returned to the United States, a U.S. State Department spokesman confirmed.

    “Mr. Ostreicher arrived in the United States Monday morning,” a spokeswoman told JTA in an email, confirming an Associated Press...

  • Sean Penn lobbies for Charedi man imprisoned in Bolivia

    May 21, 2013 | 10:41 am

    Actor Sean Penn urged a congressional hearing to pressure Bolivia to release a Charedi Orthodox father of five under house arrest in the country.

    Penn appeared Monday at a hearing on the case of Jacob Ostreicher of Brooklyn, who has been held nearly two years in Bolivia on...

  • N.J. congressman Christopher Smith visits jailed Chasid in Bolivia

    June 14, 2012 | 1:34 pm

    U.S. Rep. Christopher Smith, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs human rights subcommittee, visited with a jailed American Chasidic man in Bolivia.

    Smith (R-N.J.) accompanied American businessman Jacob Ostreicher this week to a hearing and argued against the Bolivian...