Lou Pearlman, Who Formed Backstreet Boys And *NSYNC, Dies In Prison

08/22/2016 - 10:18

Lou Pearlman, who formed and managed the boy bands Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, died while serving a 25-year prison sentence for a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme.

Lou Pearlman formed & managed the boy bands Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC (pictured here at the 2001 People's Choice Awards.) Getty

Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal Of Alan Gross Lawsuit Against U.S.

11/16/2014 - 19:00

A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against the U.S. government by Alan Gross, the American-Jewish contractor imprisoned in Cuba since 2009.

Ai Weiwei's Jews: Pictures from an Exhibition

On the weekends, I like to get away from work. One of the places where I like to do that is museums.  And what better one to visit, if you're looking to avoid Jews (for me, that's my job; not anti-semitism), than the Asia Society?  Surely there'd be nothing on view there that would make me think of writing, deadlines and blogging about Jews--that is, work.

Melvyn Weiss’ Quest For Redemption

Disbarred class-action king, after jail stint, wants his good name back. Will society give it to him?
09/20/2010 - 20:00
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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 hosted a benefit just last Sunday at his Oyster Bay, L.I., home for the Aleph Institute, which provides Jewish and social services for prisoners and military personnel.

“I want them to see my smiling,” Weiss said after asking for a second shot to be taken at the end of the interview.
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