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Weberman Gets 103 Years

12 Shevat 5773 – January 22, 2013
Satmar counselor Nechemya Weberman was sentenced to 103 years in prison for sexual abuse of a teenage female patient over several years.

NY Book Takes Top 2012 National Jewish Book Award

10 Shevat 5773 – January 21, 2013
A history of New York Jewry took Jewish book of the year honors in the 2012 National Jewish Book Awards.

Prison Bound Madoff’s Brother at Granddaughter’s Bat Mitzvah

Little Rebecca told the assembled congregation that “the suffering of others should not be forgotten.”

NY Times’ Kristof: AIPAC and NRA Are Like Pigs

6 Shevat 5773 – January 17, 2013
"The settlements erode hope ... of a peace agreement in the future."

NY Governor, Boston Mayor Declare Public Health Emergencies Due to Flu

2 Shevat 5773 – January 13, 2013
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency on Saturday, in the wake of the worst flu outbreak in many years.

11-Year-Old Table Tennis Standout Skips Match for Shabbat

21 Tevet 5773 – January 3, 2013
An 11-year-old New York girl was disqualified from the 2012 U.S. National Table Tennis Championships when she opted not to play her final match, which fell on Shabbat.

NY Boy Using Bar-Mitzvah Money to Establish Be’er Sheva Basketball Team

19 Tevet 5773 – January 1, 2013
A special dedication ceremony culminated in a friendly basketball game between kids from New York and from the neighborhood.

Man Pushed in Front of NYC Subway

17 Tevet 5773 – December 30, 2012
A New York City man who was pushed in front of a NYC subway train has died, the second such fatality this month.

Brooklyn Hasid Indicted for Throwing Bleach in Rabbi’s Face

15 Tevet 5773 – December 27, 2012
A Brooklyn fishmonger was indicted for throwing a cup of bleach in the face of a Chasidic rabbi who advocates for victims of sexual abuse in the haredi Orthodox community.

Man Arrested in Bleach Attack on Rabbi Rosenberg

29 Kislev 5773 – December 13, 2012
Police say the two were involved in an "ongoing dispute."

Is Binghamton U. Jewish Center Tops in Dreidel Spinning?

29 Kislev 5773 – December 12, 2012
A Jewish student organization at Binghamton University is claiming to have broken a record for dreidel spinning, but a student newspaper there says the spinners spun out before breaking the mark.

Post-Sandy Victims Given Extra Time to Apply for Aid

The deadline for Superstorm Sandy victims in New York City, Nassau, Westchester, Orange, Suffolk, Rockland, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster counties has been extended to January 28, 2013 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Guilty Verdict In High-Profile Abuse Case

Nechemya Weberman, a prominent member of Brooklyn’s Satmar chassidic community who practiced therapy without a license, was found guilty on 59 counts of sexual abuse.

Chemicals Thrown in Face of Williamsburg Rabbi Who Supports Sex Abuse Victims

The vast majority of the rabbis of the Williamsburg community backed Weberman from the time of his arrest.

Counter-Pedophilia Activist Attacked in Williamsburg

28 Kislev 5773 – December 11, 2012
Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg, a Williamsburg based counter-pedophilia activist was attacked and injured, allegedly by the son of a man Rosenberg had named as a pedophile. The...

BJ Rabbis Halfheartedly Walk Back Pro-Palestine Email

23 Kislev 5773 – December 7, 2012
They're not sorry about the email, only about sending it.

Terror Suspect Pleads Guilty to Attempted Attack on NYC Synagogues

21 Kislev 5773 – December 5, 2012
Ahmed Ferhani, one of two men arrested in an undercover sting in May 2011 and charged with attempting to blow up synagogues in New York City, has pled guilty, and now faces a sentence of 10 years in prison.

B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue Leaders Congratulate Palestine on UN Vote

"The vote at the UN yesterday is a great moment for us as citizens of the world," said the email.

Woodmere Shul Gets Post-Sandy Torah Gift from Kansas City

21 Kislev 5773 – December 4, 2012
A Woodmere synagogue which lost four Torah scrolls in the chaos of Hurricane Sandy received a gift given in the spirit of Jewish brotherhood and Torah values from their kinsmen in Kansas City.

Ex-Principal of Brooklyn Jewish School Convicted on Sex Abuse

The former principal of a Jewish high school in Brooklyn was convicted on 75 counts of sexual abuse against three boys.

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