Monday, August 3, 2015 Av 18, 5775

By:
Julie Wiener, JTA
Stosh Cotler, the incoming CEO of Bend the Arc, has trained women in self-defense, danced at a sex club and protested Israel’s treatment of Palestinians — an unconventional background that she believes will help her reach Jews on the margins of the community.
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By:
Talia Lavin, JTA
Everyone from newspaper editors to tenants weighed in on the coverage of the murdered Menachem Stark, who was painted as a shadowy slumlord with enemies lurking behind every corner.
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By:
Michael Elkin and Bryan Schwartzman
The sudden shuttering of Hesh’s Bakery prompted an outpouring of reminiscences about the Northeast Philly institution that served loyal patrons for more than half a century.
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By:
JTA
A plaque next to the 18th-century Charles de Prevot painting will inform viewers that Jews did not actually commit ritual murder because it is prohibited by their faith.
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By:
JTA
King Mohammed VI implored Jews to pray for rain after learning that Morocco may face a drought this year.
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