"The definition of chutzpah," Tom Allon tells us, "is when the New York Times tries to decide who's Jewish and who's not, and who is a major or minor candidate."
Expect Allon to use lots of Yiddish and Hebrew words as he ramps up his campaign for mayor -- which we are reluctant to characterize for fear of being called chutzpahdik -- now that Allon is the only Jewish declared candidate in next year's race for City Hall. (Manhattan Beep Scott Stringer dropped out.)
Adi Kain, a hip 29 year-old, was not going to wait for a proposal. She was with the right guy and ready for the relationship to move on.
They met at a fashion event in Tel Aviv. Adi went up to the bar for a drink, and a cute guy started to chat her up. Gilad Carmi worked in high tech and Adi was a project manager for a property development group.
That same evening, Adi received a text message from Gilad. Within days, they had their first date. “It was great,” recalls Adi. “We both love the beach and enjoy good wine. And we talked for hours.”
In wake of witness intimidation indictments, concern as to whether DA will now pursue rabbinic leaders.
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The recent indictments by the Brooklyn district attorney of four chasidic men for attempting to impede the sex abuse prosecution of a chasidic defendant is being met with a mix of skepticism and cautious optimism by sex abuse victims, their advocates and observers.
Many are gratified to see the district attorney taking a tough stance on witness intimidation, a problem in the ultra-Orthodox community that District Attorney Charles Hynes himself has acknowledged is worse than anything he has seen even in organized crime and police corruption cases.
From Penn State to Brooklyn and Too Many Places In Between
Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik
Jewish Week Online Columnist
When Henry David Thoreau wrote that “most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them,” he could not have been talking about men who, as young boys, suffered sexual abuse at the hands of supposedly trustworthy adults. Their song, I think, has been robbed from them. And their desperation is heart wrenching.
In this Sunday’s New York Times, you may have seen the Week in Review front-cover essay by Daniel Smith. With the header, “Do the Jews Own Anxiety?” it was low-hanging fruit for the paper’s editors to play up on the page 1, given that anything with Jews in the title is almost guaranteed to make the “Most Emailed” list. (Sure enough, on Monday, it broke the Top 10.)