Bar Mitzvah on Death Row: A Texas Rabbi’s Unique Challenge

Jedidiah Murphy has spent the last 15 years on death row in Livingston, Texas. Like all of the men in the Polunsky Unit, he’s been convicted of terrible crimes. On Oct. 4, 2000, high on cocaine, he shot and killed a 79-year-old woman, stole her car, and used her credit cards to purchase alcohol and cigarettes. Less than a year later, at the age of 25, he was sentenced to death.

Author Delivers Seminar on How to Build Wealth

Crown Heights accountant and financial adviser Asher Lieblich recently published a book titled “The Gift of Wealth,” whose theme is time-tested strategies to build, protect, and preserve wealth. He recently hosted a book-launch event and seminar, followed by a question-and-answer session, which was attended by 150 members of the community.