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New York, NY – OU: Alcohol not Conducive to Simchat Torah

October 1, 2007 at 11:10 PM
October 01 Pinned News. New York, NY - The Orthodox Union in America has called on its synagogues to make sure that teenagers are not served alcohol during Simchat Torah celebrations. The holiday, which falls on Thursday night, marks the end of the annual Torah cycle and the beginning of the next cycle, and features dancing with the Torah scrolls in a celebration that often includes...

Aberdeen, NC – 425,000 Play Pens Made In China Recalled.

October 1, 2007 at 08:58 PM
Recall Alert. Aberdeen, NC - Baby supply company Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. is recalling more than 425,000 play yards after a 10-month old boy was strangled, a government safety agency announced Thursday. The boy was inside the company's Sesame Beginnings Travel Play Yard and the restraint strap from the elevated changing table hung down into the main play area and strangled him, according to...

London – Doctors in Race to Find Ashkenazi Cancer Gene

October 1, 2007 at 07:39 PM
London - A major research project is under way to try to identify the genes that make Ashkenazi Jews disproportionately susceptible to bowel cancer. "It is said that the risk of bowel cancer for Ashkenazi Jews is two or three times that of the general white Western population," said Professor Ian Tomlinson, of Cancer Research UK, which is co-sponsoring the research with the ABC...

Washington – Prisons Will Return Religious Materials

October 1, 2007 at 06:57 PM
Washington - Religious materials are being returned to prison chapel libraries, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said, confirming plans to modify a program designed to remove religious books and videos that could incite violence. The change follows objections by members of Congress and religious groups.Removal of religious material grew out of a Justice Department Inspector General report suggesting...

Russia – KGB Successor Agency Hands Copies of Archives On Wallenberg to Jewish Leader.

October 1, 2007 at 05:33 PM
Russia - The main successor agency to the KGB on Wednesday turned over to a top Russian rabbi copies of archival documents on Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat credited with saving thousands of Hungarian Jews from Nazi death camps who disappeared at the end of World War II. Nikolai Patrushev, director of the Federal Security Service, handed photographs and copies of formerly classified...

New York, NY – Dow Closes In Record Territory.

October 1, 2007 at 04:05 PM
New York, NY - U.S. stocks kicked off the fourth- quarter with a rally that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a record, as investors speculated the worst may be over for banks, builders hurt by subprime mortgage losses, and focused on the possibility of more Fed rate cuts. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 192 points at 14,087...

Los Angeles, CA – Orthodox Growth Drives Tension in Hancock Park.

October 1, 2007 at 04:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA - Gitel Rubin was recently strolling with her son in her Hancock Park neighborhood when, she said, a neighbor drove by, rolled down her window and yelled out. The driver was upset that Rubin's family was expanding a newly purchased home to 10,000 square feet to make room for their six children, said Rubin, an Orthodox Jew. "We're watching your project carefully!," Rubin said the...

Brooklyn, NY +Multi Vehicle MVA+

October 1, 2007 at 02:58 PM
Brooklyn, NY +Multi Vehicle MVA+ Hatzolah on the scene on the westbound lanes of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway and Atlantic Avenue for a motor vehicle accident involving multiple vehicles, also causing traffic delays in the area...

New York, NY – Jewish Organization Dismayed by Senator McCain’s Claim U.S. is “Christian Nation”

October 1, 2007 at 02:51 PM
New York, NY - The American Jewish Committee is deeply troubled by Senator John McCain's declaration, in an interview, that "the United States is a Christian nation." "We urge Senator McCain to withdraw his troubling remarks," said Jeffrey Sinensky, AJC's general counsel. "Our individual rights cannot be secured if the government promotes one religion over...

Augusta, ME – Maine Police : Driver Fell Asleep in Fatal Van Crash.

October 1, 2007 at 02:04 PM
Augusta, ME - A van crash that killed one boy and hospitalized four others this summer was caused when the van's driver fell asleep at the wheel, Maine State Police said Monday. Lt. Wesley Hussey said the driver, 23-year-old Yehoshua Hoffman, fell asleep while driving the van that was filled with summer campers from Camp Seven Springs in Bethel, N.Y. Gedalia Rosenblatt, 15, of Ramapo, N.Y....

Washington, DC – Religious Groups Must Offer Employees Birth Control

October 1, 2007 at 01:47 PM
Washington, DC - The US Supreme Court rejected today a bid by religious groups to stop offering their employees birth-control benefits as part of their health insurance.The top court rejected a petition by the groups arguing that by being forced to offer contraception pills and equipment on their employee health-insurance plans, their First Amendment rights to free speech were violated. The...

San Bruno, CA – Israeli Sentenced For Fraudulent Locksmith Scheme.

October 1, 2007 at 01:24 PM
San Bruno, CA - An Israeli man who impersonated a San Bruno locksmith and bilked an 86-year-old homeowner, and possibly several others, for repairs was sentenced to three years' probation this morning in San Mateo County Superior Court and ordered to pay restitution to two victims. Moshe Mizrachi, 29, pleaded no contest Aug. 28 to charges of identity theft, for passing himself off as an employee...

Washington – New Airport Security Focuses On Remote Control Toys.

October 1, 2007 at 01:19 PM
Washington - Airport screeners will be taking a closer look at remote control toys in carry-on luggage due to concerns they could be used to detonate bombs, U.S. officials said Monday. The new practice is not a result of a specific threat, according to the Transportation Security Administration. But authorities recently arrested two Florida college students and accused one of them of posting a...

Queens, NY +MVA Involving Hatzolah Member+

October 1, 2007 at 01:03 PM
Queens, NY +MVA Involving Hatzolah Member+ A motor vehicle accident on Main Street and 75th Avenue in the 107th Pct area, involving an Hatzolah member while responding to an emergency call, additional units to respond to the scene...

Flatbush, Brooklyn NY – Flatbush Jewish Magician Lifts Spirits.

October 1, 2007 at 12:38 PM
Flatbush, Brooklyn NY - By day, David Blatt of Flatbush is a health administrator. By night, he is a professional magician and illusionist - and sometimes his two worlds collide. "I do try to keep them separate," said Blatt, who works at the Palm Beach Home for Adults in Sheepshead Bay. One afternoon last week, he swapped his business suit for a black tuxedo and put on a show for the residents...
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