The New Square Fire-Bomber Gets Half the Prison Sentence That Had Been Planned — Because the Victim Asked for Leniency

This week’s top stories from the Jewish world: Teenage hasid sentenced to seven years in prison for an arson attack of a fellow Skverer hasid; Jewish day school nurse allowed to proceed with lawsuit alleging she was fired for reporting abuse of a student; West Bank settlement rabbi in hot water for racist comments about Ethiopian Jews; an Ethiopian Hebrew congregation in Harlem takes the spotlight in a new documentary; and basketball start Jordan Farmar tells TJC about his Jewish roots.