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Accused Kidnap Rabbi Known For ‘Wild West’ Rules

Man at heart of FBI sting operation is well known in the torrid world of non-amicable Orthodox divorce.

10/16/2013
Assistant Managing Editor
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Nearly any Orthodox woman who has struggled with the process of obtaining a halachic divorce from an uncooperative or vindictive husband in the New York area has heard the name Mendel Epstein.

Rabbi Mendel Epstein

Melvyn Weiss’ Quest For Redemption

Disbarred class-action king, after jail stint, wants his good name back. Will society give it to him? A Yom Kippur story.

09/17/2010
Assistant Managing Editor

Melvyn Weiss is a busy man these days. He’s active with the Israel Policy Forum and regularly attends the pro-peace process group’s meetings. He’s trying to help kids in earthquake-plagued Haiti express themselves artistically. And he’s hosting a benefit Sunday at his Oyster Bay home for the Aleph Institute, which provides Jewish and social services for prisoners and military personnel.

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