New York

  • Daniel Weiss Calls Metropolitan Museum Job Running the 'Yankees' of Art

    By Hillel Kuttler

    Visiting the Memorial de Caen museum in Normandy, France, in 1996, Daniel Weiss was captivated by eight photographs showing the public hanging of three partisans in Minsk, Belarus, on Oct. 26, 1941.Read More

    Jury Starts Deliberating in Etan Patz Murder Case

    By Natasja Sheriff

    A jury on Wednesday began deliberations in the trial of a former grocery worker accused of kidnapping and murdering a missing New York boy, whose 1979 disappearance galvanized national attention to the issue of missing and abducted children.Read More

    Prosecutors Call Etan Patz Case End of 'Innocence'

    By Natasja Sheriff

    Prosecutors in the trial of a former deli worker accused of murdering a New York boy said on Tuesday that the child’s 1979 disappearance, which launched a movement to find missing children, marked “a loss of innocence” for the city and nation.Read More

    Defense Slams Etan Patz Confession as 'Impossible'

    By Natasja Sheriff

    The attorney for a former deli worker accused of murdering a New York boy in 1979 argued on Monday that his confession was unreliable and improbable and that prosecutors failed to present evidence of his guilt.Read More

    A Dialogue on Mad Men's Rachel Menken

    By Tara Metal and Judith Rosenbaum

    Was Rachel Menken the ‘one that got away’? Did she actually find the happiness that eludes Don Draper? Jewish Women’s Archive’s Judith Rosenbaum and Tara Metal discuss.Read More

    Sheldon Silver Loses Bid To Dismiss Corruption Charges

    By Reuters

    Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver lost a bid on Friday to dismiss the federal corruption charges he faces due to public statements a top prosecutor made that the once-powerful politician called prejudicial.Read More

    Where We’re Going This Summer

    By Forward Staff

    Where is the Forward spending its summer vacation? We asked staff members to write about their plans — from Utah to a picturesque island off the coast of Brooklyn.Read More

    Etan Patz Mother Testifies at Accused Killer's Trial

    By Natasja Sheriff

    The mother of a New York boy missing since 1979 took the witness stand in the trial of his accused murderer on Tuesday, telling the jury that she has avoided the courtroom out of fear the descriptions of the crime would leave her sleepless.Read More

    Folksbiene May Merge With Jewish Heritage Museum

    By JTA

    Two New York Jewish cultural organizations are expected to sign a partnership agreement that could lead to a merger.Read More

    Will Haredi Jews Embrace Pre-Nups Protecting Women from Becoming Agunot?

    By Gabe Friedman

    Breaking up, as the classic song notes, is generally hard to do. But in the Orthodox community, divorce can be particularly trying, especially for women.Read More

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