Elsewhere: Suburban school drama, a Jewish slave owner, rabbi roundup

Raffi Wineburg

Suburban school drama: Haredi Orthodox control of public schools their children don’t attend has inflamed ethnic tensions and sparked accusations of anti-Semitism in a diverse New York suburb. (This American Life)

A Jewish slave owner: Susanna Ashton chronicles the life of Mordechai Cohen, a wealthy member of the Jewish community in Charleston, S.C., who was a willing participant in the U.S. slave trade. (Forward)

Rabbi roundup: The work of 15 American rabbis whose influence is felt in the U.S. and around the world is highlighted.  (Tablet)

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