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  • Jewish law goes to court: Mesira meets American justice

    September 14, 2011 | 12:22 pm

    In a Los Angeles courtroom, the federal justice system is colliding with one of the most vexing areas of Jewish law.

    Rabbi Moshe Zigelman, 64, already has spent two years in jail in a tax-fraud and money-laundering case that also saw the grand rabbi of the Spinka Chasidic sect sent...

  • Court hears arguments in ‘mesira’ contempt case

    September 8, 2011 | 10:22 am

    A federal court heard arguments in the case of a Hasidic Jew who will not testify because he says it would violate “mesira,” the injunction against turning Jews over to non-Jews.

    Judge Margaret Morrow said Wednesday she would rule in the case against Rabbi Moshe Zigelman at a later...