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  • Sofer case means draft Charedim

    August 28, 2014 | 11:24 am

    The disappearance of Aaron Sofer in the Jerusalem forest is of course alarming.

    But far more important is the instruction of Rav Aharon Shteinman shlita, today’s leading Lithuanian haredi rabbi, that Israeli students at the monumental Mir yeshiva put down their Talmuds and search...

  • New Doheny Meats owner explains his purchase of scandal-ridden store

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 3, 2013 | 3:49 pm

    Shlomo Rechnitz, a prominent local businessman and philanthropist, has purchased Doheny Glatt Kosher Meat Market, the scandal-plagued kosher meat retailer and distributor.

    Rechnitz, who co-founded TwinMed, a large medical supply firm, and owns a number of other businesses,...

  • What the Rabbi Taught Starbucks

    November 21, 2011 | 11:35 am

    I grew up in federally subsidized housing in Brooklyn. I was part of a generation of families that dreamed about the American dream. My dad had a series of blue-collar jobs. An uneducated man, he was kind of beaten by the system. He was a World War II veteran who had great...

  • Rabbi Nosson Tsvi Finkel, head of MIr Yeshiva, dies at 68

    November 9, 2011 | 1:34 pm

    More than 100,000 people attended the funeral of Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel, the head of the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem.

    Finkel died Tuesday of a heart attack at the age of 68 and was buried the same day. He also had Parkinson’s disease.

    The Chicago native was descended from a line of...