Monday, August 3, 2015 Av 18, 5775

Rochelle Biesenthal was sentenced to a year in prison for stealing more than $400,000 from the Orthodox Jewish organization that operates programs for local young adults.
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A kosher butcher in Frankfurt, Germany, admitted in court that he sold doctored tons of non-kosher meat for years as glatt kosher.
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The Jerusalem City Council elected two new chief rabbis, including Rabbi Shlomo Amar, the former chief rabbi of Israel.
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Uriel Heilman, JTA
Rabbi Barry Freundel didn’t just make conversion candidates take practice dunks in the mikvah where he allegedly spied on them in the shower — he also compelled them to do clerical tasks and donate money to the local rabbinical court.
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Gov. Tom Corbett told the Jewish Exponent he wholeheartedly supports the bill, which limits contracts between Pennsylvania and businesses that invest in Iran's energy sector.
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