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Former 92nd St Y Leader Apparent Suicide

Ousted after scandal, Adler discovered by wife days after successor appointed.

05/11/2014
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Sol Adler, the longtime head of the 92d Street Y who was ousted last July in a corruption scandal, was found hanged Friday in his Brooklyn home.

Sol Adler was found hanged in his home. Via wn.com

Everyone’s Favorite Rabbi

An overflow crowd gathers to celebrate Rabbi David Ellenson, and his career.

05/09/2014
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If you polled New Yorkers active in Jewish life and asked them who among their leaders was most beloved, it’s a fair bet that Rabbi David Ellenson would top the list. With good reason.

Rabbi David Ellenson

Rabbi David Wax Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping in Agunah Case

05/08/2014
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New Jersey Rabbi David Wax pleaded guilty to kidnapping charges as part of a scheme to force an Israeli man to give his wife a get.

Marking A Special Bat Mitzvah In Queens

05/07/2014
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In a twist on the traditional pre-bat mitzvah volunteer project, several dozen mothers and daughters will gather Sunday morning to do a chesed project in honor of a girl who will not be able to attend, or take part in, her own bat mitzvah ceremony.

Study Suggests Fixes For Israel Detachment

The road to affinity with Israel runs through relationships with other Jews, wherever they are found, study says.

05/07/2014
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Between a quarter and a half of all day school students feel detached from Israel. To fix the problem, it may actually be more helpful for students to see their parents serving on the board of the local JCC than for the family to visit the Jewish State.

A child’s affinity with Israel grows from ties with Jews from afar, be it Haifa or Hartford, a study found. Michael Daitikash/JW
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My Kosher Lunch With The Cardinal

O’Connor’s special touch with Jews, and reporters.

05/07/2014
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Many people who keep kosher have had the experience of having a special meal graciously laid out for them at a dinner party while the rest of the guests eat the non-kosher meal. But then there are the times, rare to be sure, when the whole dinner is prepared kosher, just because of one guest.

Cardinal O’Connor and his aides ate kosher when the archbishop hosted a Times reporter, who is Jewish.  Getty Images

O’Connor’s Grandfather A Rabbi In Bridgeport?

Genealogist suggests that his Jewish mother’s father led congregation.

05/07/2014
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First, Catholic New York reported that the sister of Cardinal John O’Connor, the late archbishop of New York, had recently discovered that their mother was a Jewish woman who had converted to Catholicism at the age of 19. Thus, O’Connor is technically Jewish.

Cardinal O’Connor: More Jewish family revelations.   Getty Images

NYPD Moves To Stop Muslim Surveillance

Jews split on security vs. civil liberties.

05/07/2014
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The leafy streets of Riverdale would seem an unlikely setting for the renewal of an emotional debate about the threat of Islamic extremism vs. civil liberties for Muslim Americans. But on a spring night five years ago this month, Rabbi Judith Lewis’ Riverdale Temple was one of two synagogues targeted by four Muslim men whose plot to bomb the buildings was thwarted at the last minute.

NYPD officers stand guard over the Riverdale Temple in the days after a 2009 bomb plot was foiled.  Getty Images

O’Connor’s Grandfather A Rabbi In Bridgeport?

Genealogist suggests that his Jewish mother’s father led congregation, was shochet.

05/06/2014
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First, Catholic New York reported that the sister of Cardinal John O’Connor, the late archbishop of New York, had recently discovered that their mother was a Jewish woman who had converted to Catholicism at the age of 19. Thus, O’Connor was technically Jewish.

Cardinal John O’Connor talks with Pope John Paul II in 1995. Getty Images

Ex-N.Y. Cop Arrested For Anti-Semitic Graffiti

05/05/2014
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A former New York policeman was arrested for allegedly spray-painting anti-Semitic graffiti in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Brooklyn.

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