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  • Why Harvard should withdraw ‘The Collaboration’

    January 27, 2014 | 11:58 am

    It is a compelling story. A young Jewish researcher teaches himself German and ultimately spends years combing through Nazi archives in search of evidence to support a heinous claim uttered by an old man. In cold vaults, and often alone, the young man, whose own maternal...

  • Why Huma Abedin stands by her man

    July 25, 2013 | 10:10 am

    Many New Yorkers, as the New York Times notes, are “baffled by the loyalty shown by Huma Abedin” to her transgressing spouse, Anthony Weiner.  I suspect, however, that for many first generation immigrants such as myself, especially those of us with Asian and South Asian roots, she...

  • Two restaurants drop RCC after Doheny scandal

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 22, 2013 | 2:55 pm

    Less than two months after a private investigator videotaped the owner of Doheny Glatt Kosher Meat Market allegedly bringing unsupervised animal products into his store, two local kosher restaurants have dropped the Rabbinical Council of California (RCC) as their glatt kosher...

  • RCC still faces questions after sale of Doheny shop

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 10, 2013 | 10:29 am

    Ever since March 24, when the Rabbinical Council of California (RCC) revoked Doheny Glatt Kosher Meat Market’s kosher certification, the nonprofit consortium of Orthodox rabbis has been trying to explain to kosher observant Jews in Los Angeles what went wrong, why they responded...

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  • 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,...

  • Play reveals naked truth behind ‘Deep Throat’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 23, 2013 | 12:41 pm

    Herschel Savage, the skin-flick actor best known for his appearance in “Debbie Does Dallas,” was perched beside a bare mattress on the floor of the Zephyr Theatre in West Hollywood, preparing to rehearse a scene from “The Deep Throat Sex Scandal” in which he plays a director. The...

  • Avigdor Lieberman indicted for fraud and breach of trust in lesser case

    December 13, 2012 | 9:32 am

    Israeli Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein closed a 12-year investigation against Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, but decided to indict him for fraud and breach of trust in a lesser case.

    Lieberman had been accused of laundering millions of shekels through straw companies,...

  • Elie Wiesel on Oprah Dec. 9: Sneak peak Q & A [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 8, 2012 | 11:02 am

    Eight years ago, Holocaust survivor and author Eli Wiesel took Oprah Winfrey on a tour of Auschwitz, which she has described as a life-altering experience.  On Sunday, Dec. 9, Wiesel will again speak with Oprah, this time on a "Super Soul Sunday" episode (set to air on OWN – the...
  • Olmert says he has no plans to re-enter politics

    July 12, 2012 | 8:31 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Olmert, following his acquittal on the most serious corruption charges, said he does not intend to return to politics.

    Olmert, speaking Thursday at a conference in Tel Aviv two days after he was acquitted on corruption charges that prompted his...

  • Avigdor Lieberman told he might be indicted

    June 8, 2012 | 8:09 am

    Israel Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has been told that he may soon be indicted on charges of fraud, money laundering and break of trust.

    The punishment for money laundering alone could be up to a 10-year prison sentence.

    Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein informed the Kadima...

  • Olmert indicted in Holyland scandal

    January 5, 2012 | 8:43 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been indicted on bribery charges in one of Israel’s largest corruption scandals.

    The indictment filed Thursday accuses Olmert of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes during the construction of the Holyland apartment...

  • Shh! Don’t talk about sex at Yeshiva University

    December 13, 2011 | 4:51 pm

    It wasn’t your typical college sex scandal. There were no accusations of molestation, inappropriate faculty-student relationships or date rape charges.

    Instead, the precipitating incident was the publication by a student-run newspaper of a female student’s first-person account...

  • Trick or tweet: Anthony Weiner and Bernie Madoff Halloween masks

    October 31, 2011 | 12:34 pm

    Are Halloween masks of Jews in the news a trick or just a new treatment?

    With a new latex mask of disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner now selling alongside that of convicted swindler Bernie Madoff, I wonder: In some weird way, have American Jews entered a new era of awful...

  • Madoff says he is happier in prison than free

    October 28, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    Financial swindler Bernard Madoff said that he is happier in prison than he was on the outside because he no longer lives in fear of being arrested and knows he will die in prison, TV journalist Barbara Walters said on Thursday.

    Walters, who spent two hours at the prison with Madoff...

  • Agriprocessors’ Rubashkin denied new trial


    September 21, 2011 | 10:54 am

    Former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin was denied a new trial by a U.S. appeals court.
 The St. Louis Court of Appeals ruled Sept. 16 that Rubashkin did not prove in his bid for a new trial that the presiding judge in the original case, Linda Reade of the U.S. District...

  • Israeli “idol” judge indicted in strongarm case

    August 29, 2011 | 10:04 am

    Israel’s “Kochav Nolad” (“A Star is Born”) TV singing competition has a new reality spinoff—a criminal case against one of its judges, accused of using strongarm tactics to ensure she got a cut of a former contestant’s earnings.

    The judge, Margalit Tsanani, a popular singer in her...

  • Unmasking Bernie Madoff

    August 23, 2011 | 3:52 pm

    “They roar like a mouse and bite like a flea.”

    That’s how whistleblower Harry Markopolos characterized members of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for their failure to heed his warnings about the worldwide financial fraud perpetrated by investment adviser Bernie...

  • Anthony is Packing up His Weiner and Resigning as Congressman

    By Ilana Angel

    June 16, 2011 | 8:24 am

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Anthony Weiner is going to resign.  He has been sharing the news with friends and an announcement is going to happen sooner rather than later.  We all knew it would come to this, but it’s still a shock that his political career is ending...

  • Weiner’s downfall a reminder of perils of Jewish pride

    June 7, 2011 | 3:00 pm

    He was supposed to be one of Congress’ rising stars, a Jewish boy from Brooklyn with great ambition and promise.

    A truculent Democrat with a penchant for media attention, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) was an unabashed liberal on domestic affairs and a hard-liner on foreign policy,...

  • Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav receives seven-year prison sentence

    March 22, 2011 | 9:43 am

    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav, who was found guilty of rape and sexual assault, was sentenced to seven years in jail and ordered to pay compensation to two of his victims.

    A panel of three Tel Aviv District Court judges handed down the sentence Tuesday, nearly five years...

  • Dating Advice For a Guy Who Really Needs It: Congressman Christopher Lee

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    February 10, 2011 | 5:25 pm

    In light of the recent news story regarding former Congressman Christopher Lee, I wanted to offer some help to a man who looks pretty down on his luck right now.

    1. Don’t Show Your Best Assets Too Soon
    Those guns are great, but if they really are your best feature, which I think...

  • Scandal nixes appointment of Israel’s military chief

    February 2, 2011 | 10:13 am

    The appointment of Israel’s new military chief of staff has been canceled because of a scandal over personal real estate.

    Maj.-Gen. Yoav Galant had been set to succeed Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi later this month.

    Galant allegedly took over several acres of public land near his home on...

  • Rubashkin family members fined $2 million

    December 19, 2010 | 8:50 pm

    Members of the Rubashkin family, who operated the now-defunct Agriprocessers kosher meatpacking plant, must pay a total of more than $2 million after defaulting on loans.

    A federal judge ordered Dec. 16 that Abraham Aaron Rubashkin and sons Sholom and Tzvi must pay the money to the...

  • Local Jewish cemetery accused of desecrating remains

    September 12, 2009 | 12:31 am

    From CNN.com:

    One of the largest Jewish cemeteries in the Los Angeles, California, area has been accused of desecrating the remains of those buried there, according to a lawsuit.
    The cemetery holds the remains of celebrities such as Groucho Marx and Lenny Bruce.

    The suit, filed...

  • Wiesel and Foundation Receive Generous Support

    By Tom Tugend

    March 30, 2009 | 3:10 pm

    After Elie Wiesel lost more than $7 million of his personal fortune in the Bernard Madoff scandal, and his foundation took a $15.2 million hit, the Nobel Prize winner roundly cursed the Ponzi scheme artist, but he has now discovered a redeeming aspect to the financial blow.

    Wiesel...

  • The Real Madoff Scandal: Charitable Hoarding

    March 18, 2009 | 5:52 pm

    Of all the shocks of the Bernie Madoff heist, perhaps none was more stunning than the list of victims. Among them were several Jewish foundations and many of our community’s most prominent nonprofits. The losses were staggering, and in some cases crippling.

    Yet the real Madoff...

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    March 12, 2009 | 3:57 am

  • The dark side of Chanukah

    December 23, 2008 | 5:36 pm

    Almost anyone who celebrates Chanukah today knows at least the rudimentary outline of its story. A righteous Judean clan in the 2nd century B.C.E. led an uprising against Greek-influenced Seleucid rulers who had desecrated the Temple and outlawed the traditional practices of Judaism....
  • Madoff

    By Rob Eshman

    December 18, 2008 | 3:54 am

    I wish Jews believed in hell, because then I could take comfort that Bernard Madoff will go there.

    Madoff ran the New York-based firm, Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, which was reported last week to have been a $50 billion fraud, a Ponzi scheme that paid investors with other...

  • ‘Golden boy’ J. Ezra Merkin accused of misleading Jewish investors, groups

    December 17, 2008 | 4:22 am

    Bernard Madoff is not the only trustee of Yeshiva University who resigned in shame last week.

    While international attention continues to focus on Madoff, who faces charges for his alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme, some leaders in the Jewish community, particularly within Modern...

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