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  • Economy more than anything drove Jewish vote, poll data shows

    January 17, 2013 | 10:32 am

    The economy was the strongest determinant for Jews who voted for Barack Obama, according to an analysis of polling data.

    "Not only do Jews hold fairly liberal to progressive positions on economic justice issues, their views on such matters emerge as the principal decision-making...

  • JDate study claims more Jewish marriage matches than its competitors

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 26, 2011 | 4:07 pm

    The Jewish dating Web site JDate recently announced results from a study that claims the site is responsible for facilitating more Jewish marriages than all other dating Web sites combined. The study, commissioned in-house by JDate’s parent company, Spark Networks, and conducted by...

  • Will the real Steven Cohen please stand up?

    January 5, 2011 | 3:28 pm

    From NYTimes.com:

    Steven Cohen is the new secretary to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, among his most powerful aides. So please don’t confuse him with Steve Cohen, the Memphis congressman, or Steven A. Cohen the billionaire hedge fund manager.

    Or the two Steve Cohens who are experts on...

  • Brooklyn Rabbi Milton Balkany convicted of extortion

    November 11, 2010 | 10:53 am

    Brooklyn Rabbi Milton Balkany, a Jewish day school director and political activist, was convicted in federal court of extortion.

    Balkany, 64, was found guilty Wednesday by a jury in U.S. District Court in Manhattan of extortion, blackmail, wire fraud and making false statements.

    He...

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  • Monsters

    By Rob Eshman

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Ten years ago, intermarriage rose up as one of the great bogeymen of Jewish communal life. The National Jewish Population Survey, released in 1990, reported that some 52 percent of Jews marry outside their faith. You could hear the rending of garments from Maine to San Diego, as...