Annexation Talk Follows Brazen Murder

In wake of killing of 13-year-old, settlement expansion moves to the fore.

07/05/2016 - 16:37
Contributing Editor

Kiryat Arba, West Bank — The pair of youths leaving the shiva house for Hallel Yaffa Ariel had an urgent message for their peers.

Rina Yaffa Ariel grieves last week at the funeral of her slain daughter in Kiryat Arba. Getty Images

Well-Known Turkish Jewish Couple Found Murdered

08/24/2014 - 20:00

A prominent Turkish Jewish couple were found murdered in their Istanbul home.

Philadelphia Synagogue’s Historian Found Dead In Home

08/19/2014 - 20:00

A Philadelphia man who served as his synagogue’s informal historian was found beaten to death in his home.

Organizations Across Political Spectrum Condemn Arab Murder

07/07/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

After Gaza militants unleashed their heaviest rocket fire in 20 months, there has been an outpouring of support for Israel from Jewish groups across the political spectrum. Both from the left and right, Jewish organizations condemned the murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir.

Riots After Palestinian Teen Found Dead

Palestinian authorities claim the attack was revenge.

07/01/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

In what Palestinians are claiming to be an act of revenge for the three slain Israeli youth, the body of a Palestinian youth was found in a Jerusalem forest on Wednesday. As the tensions escalate, Israeli leaders call for restraint until the facts become clearer.

Palestinians throw stones at the Israeli police during clashes on Wednesday. Courtesy of

Menachem Stark Murder Prompts State Bill To Expedite Victim ID Process

03/09/2014 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

A bill to be introduced in the state Legislature will require authorities to quickly disseminate information about a murder victim to expedite the identification process. The bill was prompted by the Jan. 3rd murder of Menachem Stark, a chasidic businessman from Williamsburg, which remains unsolved.

Menachem Stark

American Samuel Sheinbein, Jailed In Israel, Killed After Shooting Prison Guards

02/23/2014 - 19:00

JERUSALEM — Samuel Sheinbein, an American jailed in Israel for a murder committed in Maryland, was shot and killed after shooting three prison guards.

Beyond 'The Hats': Appreciating The Diversity Of Chasidic New York

02/11/2014 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The horrific murder last month of developer Menachem Stark and uproar over the callous media coverage of his life and death has put New York’s chasidic communities again at the center of attention. Whatever the facts established around Mr. Stark’s violent end and business dealings, and apart from the variety of opinions around headlines and protests – and there are sure to be more headlines, there is now a moment to plainly discuss our Hasidic neighbors and their increasingly prominent place in our shared civic life.

Michael Tobman

Report: Stark DNA Found In Kidnap Van

01/29/2014 - 19:00

Traces of DNA of Brooklyn real estate developer Menachem Stark was found in a van seized by police in the investigation of his kidnapping and murder.

Business, Not Bias, Seen In Murder

Cops said to be operating on theory that captors were thugs for hire.

01/03/2014 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Detectives are investigating the business dealings of the financially troubled Satmar real estate developer and landlord whose charred corpse was pulled from a Great Neck Dumpster Friday, miles from the Williamsburg office where he was abducted the night before.

A law enforcement source told The Jewish Week hate crimes detectives were not currently involved, though all angles are being investigated. On Monday afternoon the family of Menachem Stark offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of his killers.

Surveillance image shows van carrying Menachem Stark after his abduction late Thursday. Image courtesy NYPD
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