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Ben Harris, JTA
Ben Harris, JTA

Rubashkin denied bail; double standard?

NEW YORK — Nearly from the moment federal immigration agents raided the Agriprocessors kosher meat plant in Postville, Iowa, on May 12, supporters of the company...

Controversy highlights challenges for liberal Orthodox yeshiva in Riverdale, NY

NEW YORK — A liberal Orthodox rabbinical school’s response to the controversial action of one of its graduates highlights the challenge facing progressives in the...

Postville Jewish community struggles

POSTVILLE, Iowa — After former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin was arrested earlier this month, Rashi Raices joined several dozen members of this town’s...

Major disruption in kosher meat: Agricollapse

NEW YORK — With the kosher meat producer Agriprocessors facing mounting financial problems, and a fire-related shutdown at another major kosher producer, industry...

A ‘schlep’ to Obama

BOCA RATON — Fred Wolff is pretty explicit in laying out the reason why he won’t support Barack Obama on Nov. 4. A survivor of the Dachau concentration camp who came...

Palin disinvited from Iran rally; IJN publishes full text of speech

NEW YORK — Sarah Palin was disinvited from this week’s Jewish-sponsored Iran rally. The move follows two days of controversy for organizers of the rally to protest...

Thousands turn out for rally against Iranian threat

NEW YORK — Thousands of protesters filled Dag Hammarskjold Plaza opposite the UN on Monday, Sept. 21, for a rally against Iran’s president, who came to town to address...

OU may revoke Agriprocessors’ kosher certification

NEW YORK — The filing of criminal charges against the owners of Agriprocessors has prompted the Orthodox Union, one of the meat company’s kosher certifiers, to promise...

All American Joe

ST. PAUL — Joe Lieberman, another Jewish senator and a rabbi played lead roles in praising John McCain at the Republican National Convention here Tuesday night. US Sen....

McCain team: Palin rejects the views of her church’s Jews for Jesus speaker

NEW YORK — Vice presidential pick Sarah Palin says she doesn’t share the views of a Jews for Jesus leader who in a speech at her church suggested that violence against...