New Details on SAR Rabbi’s Charges; Other Victims Suspected

NEW YORK (JTA) — The FBI is alleging that a Jewish day school rabbi tricked a 14-year-old boy into sending him sexually explicit photos of himself. Rabbi Jonathan Skolnick was arrested...

Flatbush Processing Arrest of Former Teacher Who Preyed on Children

NEW YORK (JTA) — Sitting at the front of a large room lined floor to ceiling with Jewish holy books, Rabbi Joseph Beyda’s voice broke as he processed, seemingly...

Brooklyn Doctor Arrested for Sex With Teen

NEW YORK (JTA) — A gynecologist in Brooklyn was arrested for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old boy. According to court records, it all began around May 18, 2019, when...

Ezras Nashim Falls Short of Votes Needed for Ambulance Certificate

The request by Ezras Nashim to operate their own ambulance in Borough Park and Kensington was not approved by the NYC Regional EMS Council on Tuesday night. A vote on...

Man Killed When Wall of Former Lower East Side Synagogue Collapses

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A wall of a former historic synagogue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan collapsed, killing a construction worker and injuring another. The 167-year-old Beth Hamedrash Hagadol...

YU Democrats Club Loses Official Status After LGBTQ Advocacy

BY SAM SOKOL (JTA) — A student organization at Yeshiva University lost its official status after organizing a protest march calling for the establishment of a Gay-Straight Alliance Club and permission...

NY Child Victims Act Allows Suit Against 2 Day Schools for Abuse Claim

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK (JTA) — Seven men have filed lawsuits against two Orthodox Jewish day schools in New York for alleged abuse by a former teacher and administrator. On Thursday,...

Orthodox Jewish Man Stabbed Walking to Synagogue in Monsey

A 30-year-old Orthodox Jew was in critical condition on Wednesday morning after he was stabbed by unknown assailants in the New York town of Monsey while making his way...

Monsey Is Reeling After Stabbing of Beloved Teacher

RAMAPO, N.Y. (JTA) — On the street where a man was stabbed nearly to death on Wednesday, yellow buses waited to ferry young children to elementary school. Steps away from...

NY’s New Education Regulations Are Vital for Hasidic Children

By MIRIAM MOSTER NEW YORK (JTA) — On our first date nearly nine years ago, my (now) husband resolved to improve Hasidic education. He had grown up in the Belz Hasidic community...
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