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Ben Harris, JTA
Ben Harris, JTA

Child labor violations alleged in Postville; Orthodox rabbis visit, defend plant

NEW YORK — In what could result in the first charges to be brought against management at Agriprocessors, the Iowa Labor Commissioner’s Office has sent dozens of...

Immigration raid on kosher plant slammed

WASHINGTON — Witnesses at recent congressional hearings described the federal immigration raid on the country’s largest kosher plant as a travesty of justice, a...

‘Genocide Olympics’ fails

NEW YORK — Sudan’s president may soon be the target of an arrest warrant for the killings in Darfur, and Iran was blasted by the US and Europe for testing the missiles...

Liberal Jewish groups organizing immigration rally at Iowa kosher plant

NEW YORK — An interfaith coalition is planning to demonstrate next week in Postville, Iowa, in support of justice for workers and comprehensive immigration reform....

Kosher plant’s PR firm accused of impersonating rabbi on website postings

NEW YORK — The public relations firm trying to restore the image of the embattled kosher meat producer Agriprocessors is wrestling with a controversy of its own after...

Orthodox groups drops boycott of Agiprocessors

NEW YORK — An Orthodox social justice group dropped its boycott of the embattled kosher meat producer Agriprocessors, saying the company is “beginning to take...

Presbyterian statement infuriates Jews

NEW YORK — Just days before they are due to consider a range of motions on the Middle East at their biennial convention, the Presbyterian Church USA has released a...

Slaughterhouse owner decries ‘lynching press’

NEW YORK — Aaron Rubashkin, the owner of the embattled kosher slaughterhouse Agriprocessors, denies he has engaged in unethical labor practices and blames the failure...

Iowa copes with fall out from raid

WATERLOO, Iowa — In a makeshift courthouse at a cattle exhibition center here, Angela Noemi Lastor-Gomez appeared before a federal magistrate judge on charges that she...

Massive raid of largest kosher slaughterhouse

NEW YORK — In laying the legal groundwork for a massive raid of the country’s largest kosher slaughterhouse, federal authorities cited claims that illegal narcotics...