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Dr. Andrew Brotman, left; Blima Marcus

Hospital responds to Bikur Cholim

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen NEW YORK — One of this city’s largest hospitals has accused a chasidic group that visits sick patients of lying about the hospital’s policy...

Michael Chabon (Andrew Toth/Getty)

Michael Chabon: Jews marrying Jews is wrong

LOS ANGELES — Novelist Michael Chabon delivered a diatribe against Jewish inmarriage, as well as Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, in a commencement speech to...

Philip Roth (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty)

Philip Roth, Jewish-American novelist, dies

NEW YORK — Philip Roth, the novelist, died Tuesday, May 22. He was 85. His death was confirmed to The New York Times by his friend, Judith Thurman. Early in his...

NYU Langone Hospital no longer allows the free kosher food deliveries of Satmar Bikur Cholim.

NYU hospital kicks out Bikur Cholim organization

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen NEW YORK— For years, volunteers from the Satmar chasidic movement have fanned out daily across the city, boarding private buses and carrying...

Jonathan Greenblatt, left, and Mort Zuckerman

Intra-Jewish relations deteriorate

WASHINGTON — Last year, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations updated its secret rules to ban “insults, ad hominem attacks, and...

Rabbi Aaron Panken

Head of HUC dies in a plane crash

NEW YORK — Rabbi Andrea Weiss, an associate professor of Bible at the New York campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and its incoming provost,...

Pres. Donald Trump announces his decision to withdraw the US from the JCPOA. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Trump pulls out of Iran deal

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he would not waive sanctions on Iran by a deadline Saturday, May 12, effectively pulling out of the Iran deal. “I am...

Workers place headstones back on their bases on Feb. 21, 2017 at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in St. Louis. (James Griesedieck/St. Louis Jewish Light)

Cemetery vandalism in St. Louis wasn’t hate crime

ST. LOUIS — A man from suburban St. Louis has been arrested for toppling more than 100 headstones at a local Jewish cemetery more than a year ago. Alzado Harris, 34,...

Natalie Portman (Phillip Faraone/Getty)

Natalie Portman Genesis Prize snub reverberates

WASHINGTON — Natalie Portman’s statement explaining why she declined to attend a Genesis Prize award ceremony in Israel in her honor was a pointed rebuke, and of a...

(Ari Perilstein/Getty)

ADL: How it’s become a villain to the far left

NEW YORK — When Starbucks announced that it would close its US stores for one day to conduct anti-bias training for employees, seeking the expertise of the...