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Almost nine months after the brutal prison-yard slaying of Earl Krugel, the longtime No. 2 man in the Jewish Defense League (JDL), federal authorities have indicted an inmate with no apparent ties to Krugel.
The suspect, David Frank Jennings, 30, allegedly attacked Krugel from...
January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm
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"Blood Relation" by Eric Konigsberg (HarperCollins, $25.95).
Harold "Kayo" Konigsberg has been behind bars since 1963. He has served time in more than 15 prisons and is next up for parole in 2006, when he'll be 78. No one expects this Jewish hit man from New Jersey, who freelanced...
September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm
An investigation into alleged home-grown Muslim extremists has yielded another arrest and prompted law-enforcement agencies and Jewish institutions to tighten security as the Jewish High Holidays approach.
The probe by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force has apparently broadened...
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On a rabbinic mission to Israel in 1998, Natan Sharansky, then Israel's minister of industry and trade, addressed our group.
Sharansky recounted to us how he was invited to visit Russia a year after his election to the Knesset. It was the first time in history that a past prisoner...
March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court seems poised to side with American Jewish organizations advocating for religious minorities' rights in prison.
While it's impossible to determine how the high court justices will rule later this year, Jewish organizational officials who listened to oral...
January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm
For the last several years I have had a relationship with a man in prison, and I have seen how his soul has become anguished and diminished by sitting in that cell.
I met William after he was released from prison the first time, and I helped him get back on his feet. Now I write...
December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm
In May 2004, Marwan Barghouti, one of the leaders of Fatah in the West Bank and head of the Tanzim organization, was sentenced to five consecutive life terms, plus another 40 years, by an Israeli civil court that found him guilty of five cases of murder of innocent citizens,...
October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm
For better and for worse, my parents raised me to be a mensch. In the business world, sticking to the strong moral values they instilled in me hasn't always been easy, but I can safely say I'll never be the type who could stab a co-worker in the back. Little did I know that at least...
September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Sixteen years ago, Mark Borovitz was in prison for the second time. A Cleveland native, he began selling stolen goods for the Cleveland mob out of his high school locker, then graduated to con games and hustles. In prison, he came under the influence of Rabbi Mel Silverman and began...
June 17, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Judge Voids Krugel Plea Agreement
Earl Krugel, a former leader of the Jewish Defense League (JDL), might face a longer than anticipated prison sentence, after a federal judge voided a previous plea agreement.
Krugel, 61, pleaded guilty last year to conspiring with the late Irv...
May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm
California state prison inmate Raymond Morrison was forced to wear paper clothes, had his personal property taken from him, spent months in "the hole" (a.k.a. administrative segregation), was denied telephone calls and family visits, all because of his adherence to a halachic tenet....
October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm
As she enters her 23rd year in prison, Doris Roldan realizes that she has two choices: she can wallow in self-pity or she can continue to have hope.
On Tuesday evening, Sept. 30, while standing in front of her fellow inmates at the California Institution for Women (CIW), Roldan made...
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Mintz Sentenced on Porn Charge
Rabbi Juda Mintz has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for viewing child pornography on the Internet. In February 2002, Mintz, 60, pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography. After numerous delays, Trenton, N.J....
February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm
The release from prison of five Iranian Jews last week was due not to a change of heart by the regime in Tehran, but to a political calculation that Iran's international image needs burnishing, observers say. And clouding the relief of the Jews' relatives and advocates is concern...
February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm
David Schwartz, a counselor for preschool boys at an Orthodox music and arts camp, was sentenced to one year in residential treatment and five years' probation for molesting a 4-year-old boy in his care at summer camp. A six-year prison sentence was suspended.
The Jan. 21 sentencing...
November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Mourners filled the seats and crowded into the back room of Sholom Memorial Park on Sunday, Nov. 17, to lay to rest Jewish Defense League (JDL) leader Irving David Rubin, but the funeral did not lay to rest the questions surrounding the controversial activist's death or the 11 months...
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Two brothers, both self-proclaimed anti-Semites and white supremacists, pleaded guilty Sept. 7 to firebombing three synagogues in the Sacramento area two years ago.
Benjamin Matthew Williams, 33, considered the instigator in the attacks, faces 30 years in federal prison. His...
February 19, 1998 | 6:59 pm
Rabbi MichaelBeals (above) was disturbed by press reports after arson fires at twolocal Orthodox synagogues. Left, a book damaged in the blaze.Photo at left by Peter Halmagyi
Rabbi Michael Beals of B'nai Tikvah Congregation,a Conservative synagogue in Westchester, was disturbed when...