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'Jewish Indiana Jones' Bound For Prison

10/12/2012

The odd case of the self-styled, globe-trotting "Jewish Indiana Jones"  took a sad turn Thursday when Rabbi Menachem Youlus was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for fraud.

Indy-cent behavior: Maryland bookstore owner made up exploits, defrauded charity.

Workmen's Circle Study Finds A New Kind of Jew

One in six American Jews are engaged and unaffiliated, look outside synagogue for Judaism

10/10/2012
Staff Writer

About a million of the six million American Jews say being Jewish is very important to them, but that they find their Jewish engagement outside of a synagogue, according to a study released on Wednesday.

The survey shows that there is a third way to be Jewish, its sponsor, the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring, wrote in a press release. A person can be an observant Jew, who attends synagogue; a cultural Jew, who enjoys Jewish humor or an “engaged and congregationally unaffiliated” Jew.

COO Probe Concludes At Hadassah

10/07/2012

Hadassah concluded its investigation of former COO Larry Blum for allegedly misusing his corporate credit card but declined to release any details.

Meet 2012’s Great Schlep

Week-old website offers 1,300 “Yiddish Curses for Republican Jews"

08/31/2012
Staff Writer

Sure, the Great Schlep --  the 2008 video urging young Jews to visit their grandparents in Florida to convince them to vote for then-candidate Barack Obama -- had live action, and Sarah Silverman’s star power.

Rachel Shukert, a comedy writer, and Ben Abramowitz, are the husband-and-wife team behind YiddishCursesforRepublicanJews.com.

No Ducking Oregon Loyalty In Queens

How Lander College for Men adopted the Oregon Ducks football team.

08/30/2012
Staff Writer

College football kicks off this week, and the 2012 season schedule and pre-season clips about the No. 4-ranked University of Oregon Ducks have already started appearing on campus.

On the Lander College for Men campus in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens.

The 300-student Orthodox school in the heart of an Orthodox neighborhood has no football team, no teams of its own beyond intramural flag football, but Lander College has become a bastion of UO-fandom, 2,500 miles east of Eugene, Ore.

O, baby: Lander’s Herb Ratner with some of the school’s Oregon Ducks fans.

Aasif Mandvi's 'Halal In The Family'

After the violence at the Muhammed cartoon contest, The Daily Show correspondent's satirical web series about being Muslim in America is getting more attention.

"Pharaoh" Brings Good News to Egyptian Jew

American Pharoah, the thoroughbred horse owned by Egyptian born, Ahmed Zayat, won the 141st Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

05/06/2015
Staff Writer

More than three decades after he made his own exodus from Egypt, one Jewish man had a good experience with a Pharaoh last week.

Ahmed Zayat celebrates after winning the 141st Kentucky Derby on American Pharaoh on May 2. Via timesunion.com. 2015.

How Jews Are Trying To Make Things Better After Baltimore

05/06/2015

Washington – From roundtable discussions to protests and prayers to candid talk with law enforcement officials, American Jewish communities are joining in the debate about community policing in the wake of several high-profile deaths of unarmed black men while in police custody.

A man makes a heart shape with his hands during a protest in Baltimore, Maryland. Getty Images 2015.

Sheryl Sandberg Posts Moving Tribute To Late Husband, Dave Goldberg, On Facebook

Silicon Valley leader recalls that Goldberg took her to temple, introduced her to Internet, early in their courtship.

05/06/2015
Web Editor

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer and celebrated author, posted a moving tribute to her husband, Dave Goldberg, Survey Monkey CEO, who died unexpectedly on Friday.

Silicon Valley power couple, Sheryl Sandberg, and late husband, Dave Goldberg. Via facebook.com/sheryl.
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