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  • On Dec. 23, the most popular news show in Israel featured a story on Na'ama Margolese, an 8-year-old girl in the city of Beit Shemesh, who was afraid to walk the 900 feet from her home to her Modern Orthodox school because religious extremists cursed and spit on her for being dressed "immodestly."

    Rabbi Mel Gottlieb, Ph.D.: Message To Religious Extremists: Listen To Joseph!

  • The spectacle of haredi -- that is, ultra-Orthodox -- thugs spitting on Naama Margolis, an 8-year-old schoolgirl in the Israeli town of Beit Shemesh has exacerbated the already frayed relations between the fundamentalist religious sector of the Jewish community, in Israel and elsewhere, and the rest of us, that is, Conservative, Reform, Modern Orthodox and secular Jews.

    Menachem Rosensaft: Ultra-Orthodox Judaism Need Not Be Obscurantist

  • By the time my 8-year-old daughter has kids of her own, this won't even be an issue.

    Susan J. Demas: The Michigan Legislature Slashes Away the Gay

  • Jennifer Haigh's fourth novel, "Faith," is a compassionate portrayal of a Boston priest who has been accused of molesting an 8-year-old boy.

    A Family Tale Of Churchly Woe

  • Just try and make it through without a dry eye when Dyson's 8-year-old brother explains how he told his mom to get the Cinderella costume Dyson begged to wear for Halloween.

    'My Princess Boy': The anti-bullying book and the boy who inspired it

  • Okay -- now you get why a movie about a house in which all kinds of creepy events are going down thanks to the spirit of a mass-murderer -- many of them in the basement -- might traumatize an 8-year-old.

    The eight horror movies most likely to wreck a childhood

  • September 28th marked the 30-year anniversary of The Post's publication of "Jimmy's World," a front page story about an 8-year-old boy with a heroin habit, who, it turned out, didn't exist.

    Story pick: Janet Cooke and "Jimmy's World"

  • But for years after he released the novel, Mr. Schwartz fielded questions from readers about what became of the characters: the dead boy's parents, Ethan and Grace Learner; his sister, 8-year-old Emma, who believes the accident was her fault; Dwight Arno, the driver who killed Josh Learner; Arno's son, 10-year-old Sam and Arno's ex-wife, Ruth.

    Picking Up 12 Years Later

  • For some parents, just the idea of an 8-year-old walking alone is terrifying.

    Case Prompts Parents to Ask: How Old Is Old Enough?

  • A frantic two-day search for a missing 8-year-old Brooklyn boy ended Wednesday with the grim discovery of his dismembered body, the victim of what authorities called a "totally random" abduction by a stranger.

    Missing Brooklyn Boy Found Dead


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