Crime

French Jew In Stable Condition After Stabbing In Strasbourg

08/19/2016 - 10:34

(JTA) — A French Jew in his sixties was stabbed in Strasbourg in a suspected anti-Semitic attack.

French policemen controlling access to the city center of Strasbourg, eastern France. (Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Brooklyn Jews Sentenced To Community Service For Assaulting Gay Black Man

08/18/2016 - 11:58

(JTA) – Two Orthodox Jews who beat up a gay black man in New York were sentenced to 150 hours of community service.

Council Mulls Hate Crime Bill

Diverse coalition pushes for NYPD to add bias category to weekly ‘compstat’ reports.

10/18/2015 - 20:00
Deputy Managing Editor

The City Council is considering a bill that would require the NYPD to include a hate crimes category in its weekly report on neighborhood crime statistics.

The hate crime category would include (but not be limited to) crimes motivated by hostility towards Jews, blacks, whites, Latinos, Asians, Muslims, people of any other ethnicity or religious group, members of the LGBT community and people with disabilities.

The bill's sponsors, from left, Vanessa Gibson, I. Daneek Miller, Mark Levine and Ritchie Torres. William Alatriste/NYC Council

Rapfogel’s Fraud Partners Get Probation, Not Prison

Insurance brokers involved in $9 million Met Council kickback scam lose their licenses, but avoid jail.

02/12/2015 - 19:00

Two of the insurance brokers involved in a $9 million kickback scheme at the nonprofit Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty were sentenced today, Feb. 13, to five years probation and each was ordered to pay $1.5 million they admitting stealing from Met Council.

The two men, who were also ordered to surrender their broker’s licenses, were Solomon Ross and William Lieber. They have each already paid back $1 million, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

Sam Kellner’s Defamation Suit Calls Paper a ‘Pravda for Pedophiles’

Calls 2013 article about him was 'low grade character assassination.'

11/15/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Sam Kellner, the chasidic sex abuse whistleblower who was indicted in 2011 for extortion, but whose case was dismissed in early 2014, has filed a defamation suit against The Jewish Daily Forward.

Sam Kellner and his lawyers, Michael Dowd and Niall MacGiollabhui.

Chasidic Sex Abuse Whistleblower Sues The Forward For Defamation

Sam Kellner says 2013 article about him was an attempt at ‘low grade character assassination.'

11/15/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Sam Kellner, the chasidic sex abuse whistleblower who was indicted in 2011 for bribery and extortion, but whose case dismissed in early 2014, has filed a defamation suit against The Jewish Daily Forward.

After Guns, Drugs Seized, Chabad Rabbi Defends Youth Center

Says discovery of loaded assault rifle and drug paraphernalia was a “horrible surprise”; defends arrested volunteer.

11/12/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

The head of a Crown Heights youth center where police discovered a loaded AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle and a stash of drugs Tuesday defended the 11-year-old organization and the volunteer arrested in connection with the crime.

“This came as a horrible surprise,” said Rabbi Moishe Feiglin, who started The Aliya Institute, an organization for disaffected Jewish youth, in 2003.

Met Council Probe Not Over Yet, AG Says

Eric Schneiderman says his office is pursuing a few ‘other angles’ provided by Rapfogel.

10/23/2014 - 20:00
Managing Editor

The scandal involving the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, which provided a stunning example of charities fraud and toppled one of the Jewish communal world’s most respected figures, might not be over, The Jewish Week has learned.

Although the probe isn't over, Eric Schneiderman, above, stressed that Met Council has righted the ship. Getty Images

Jack The Ripper Not Necessarily Jewish

10/20/2014 - 20:00

You can rest easy. Turns out Jack the Ripper might not have been Jewish after all.

Jack the Ripper. Wikimedia Commons

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.

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