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  • Community grieves for rabbi and wife

    A rabbi and his wife killed in a raging house fire were being remembered for growing their suburban New York synagogue into a major Modern Orthodox congregation and creating a network of close friendships.

  • Fighting hate with Jewish humor

    Cartoons have become the newest battleground between Jew and anti-Semite. And the Jews are putting anti-hatred on the drawing board.

  • Breakthrough for Orthodox women

    An Orthodox synagogue in New York has become the first congregation in the United States to employ a female legal expert trained to respond to women’s concerns on issues such as sexuality, menstrual cycles and fertility problems.

  • Margaret Tishman, 84, dies

    Margaret Tishman, a longtime Jewish community lay leader and philanthropist who helped guide the merger that produced UJA-Federation of New York, died at 84.

  • Journalist Rifka Rosenwein dies at 42

    Rifka Rosenwein, a journalist whose monthly column in the New York Jewish Week over the last seven years chronicled her personal life as a suburban wife and mother — and eventually her battle against a rare form of cancer — died at age 42.

  • Tisch, former CBS and UJA chief, remembered

    Laurence Tisch, who died in New York at age 80 after a 15-month battle with cancer, is being remembered as a self-made billionaire and philanthropist, a family man and communal leader in the Jewish community.

  • The end of the great Jewish newspaper scam

    NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (JTA) – For years, the phone calls would come from people identifying themselves as advertising sellers for the Jewish World News. They would take orders, at exorbitant rates, for a newspaper that essentially didn’t exist. For years Robert Cohn, editor in chief of The St. Louis Jewish Light, would console fellow…