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New York City – Lehman Brothers Files For Bankruptcy, Largest In U.S. History

September 14, 2008 at 10:14 PM
New York City - Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection, but the Chapter 11 filing does not include its broker-dealer operations and other units, including Neuberger Berman. Lehman is looking at selling its broker-dealer operations, and is still in advanced discussions with a number of potential buyers of its investment management division. Bankruptcy represents the end of a...

New York, NY – Bank of America to Buy Merrill Lynch

September 14, 2008 at 09:13 PM
New York, NY - In a rushed bid to ride out the storm sweeping American finance, 94-year-old Merrill Lynch & Co. agreed late today to sell itself to Bank of America Corp. for roughly $44 billion. The deal, which was being worked out in 48 hours of frenetic negotiating, could instantly reshape the U.S. banking landscape, making the nation's prime behemoth even bigger. The boards of the two...

Brooklyn, NY – Pervert Apprehended In Front Of Yeshivah by Flatbush Shomrim

September 14, 2008 at 08:45 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A pervert in his 40’s committing indecent acts was arrested today by the NYPD The Polish man who was exposing himself in front of the Yeshiva Elementary on Avenue "K" was spotted by a parent picking up his child from school. The father alarmed the Flatbush Shomrim Patrol who caught up with the perp and apprehended him until police arrived and arrested him. After investigation...

Williamsburg, NY – Tenants: Elevator Still Broken after Boy’s Fatal Fall

September 14, 2008 at 06:27 PM
Williamsburg, NY - A month after a 5-year-old boy died following an elevator malfunction in the building at 70 Clymer Street in Brooklyn, that elevator apparently still hasn't been fixed. Tenants waiting for it found nothing but an empty shaft when its doors opened Friday afternoon. Luckily, no one took a blind step. "The miscommunication with New York City is unbelievable," Community...

Boro Park, NY – Fire Above Paradise Manor Hall Extinguished

September 14, 2008 at 04:55 PM
Borough Park, NY - Fire Department and Hatzolah are all still on the scene for a 2nd Alarm working fire on the 2nd floor through the roof at 5802 New Utrecht Avenue and 58th Street above Paradise Manor Hall. Main body of fire is under control searches have been difficult due to amount of debris, but as of this time they are all negative. ...

London – Members Claim Anti-Lubavitch Sentiments by Shul’s Board

September 14, 2008 at 02:34 PM
London - Over 50 Brighton and Hove Hebrew Congregation members are demanding an EGM to protest against what they see as anti-Lubavitch sentiments by the shul's management. They want Lubavitch rabbi Herschel Rader to be given a permanent contract when his temporary deal expires on November 1. The synagogue board has refused to commit itself on a rabbinical appointment. Speaking for the...

Milwaukee, WI – Random Beatings Alarm Jewish Sherman Park Residents

September 14, 2008 at 01:36 PM
Milwaukee, WI - Four street attacks in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood have residents determined to help police catch those responsible and restore a sense of safety that was shattered when the random beatings began last weekend. It took only a couple of days for members of Congregation Beth Jehudah to connect with other neighborhood organizations and meet Thursday with Milwaukee...

Jerusalem – Orthodox Rabbinical Yeshiva Trains Students to Be Filmmakers

September 14, 2008 at 11:42 AM
Jerusalem - Students being trained to become orthodox rabbis are also being trained to become filmmakers. Can orthodox observance and the world of film and cinema coexist? Israeli Salad, IsraelNN TV’s weekly culture magazine, visits The Torat Hachayim School for Jewish Cinema and Media located in Yad Binyamin, east of Ashdod. The staff of the Torat Hachayim Rabbinical Seminary (yeshiva...

Madrid, Spain – Iberia Airlines Pilot Removes Israeli Disabled Passenger

September 14, 2008 at 11:33 AM
Madrid, Spain - A passenger returning to Israel from Mexico was removed from the aircraft after the pilot heard that she was physically disabled and refused to take her. Zelda Gelk, 43, flew to Mexico with her brother to visit friends and family, and decided to extend her stay by a week after her brother had already returned to Israel. A few years ago Gelk had flown alone from Mexico to Israel...

New York City – VIN News Story Prompts NY Post To Arrange Tearful Reunion Of Holocaust Survivors Who Have Not Seen Each Other For 50 Years

September 14, 2008 at 10:06 AM
New York City - VIN News was the first to report Of A miracles story about a Holocaust survivor Mr. Hillel Himmel discovery a few weeks ago that one of his concentration camp fellow prisoners Mr Hersh Hanfling was still alive. the two have since only spoken by Telephone, but our story got the attention of NY Post reporter Mr. Reuven Blau who arranged last week for a tearful reunion for the first...

Williamsburg, NY – Dad Apologizes for Hate Son

September 14, 2008 at 09:33 AM
Williamsburg, NY - An apologetic New Jersey dad whose troublemaker son threatened to shoot a Hasidic shopkeeper in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in a boozy tirade as was reported on VIN News, insisted that his wayward offspring is mentally ill and not an anti-Semite. "I don't want people to think it's a hate crime. It's a drunk thing," said distraught dad Ben Kircher Sr., 58. "He's not that kind...

Brooklyn, NY – Tale of Tragedy and Triumph For a Struggling Hasidic Black Convert Rap Star

September 14, 2008 at 09:18 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Yitzchak Jordan's act is 'kosher' in the rap world, but Hasidic elders have yet to give their blessing. Pace for News Yitzchak Jordan's act is 'kosher' in the rap world, but Hasidic elders have yet to give their blessing. He dodged bullets on a streetcorner. He watched his mother die from a cocaine addiction. But Flatbush's Yitzchak (Y-Love) Jordan is more Hasidic than...

Ramapo, NY – Cop Wants Same Religious Considerations as Jewish Colleague

September 14, 2008 at 08:21 AM
Ramapo, NY - Police Officer Ernst Tenemille wants Friday nights and Saturdays off - just like rookie Police Officer Baile Glauber. Tenemille said he's a practicing Seventh-Day Adventist and those two days are his Sabbath - just like Glauber claims those Sabbath days as a Jew. The difference is that after starting work in June, Glauber almost immediately got her requested days off from...

Perm, Russia – Jewish Family of Four Among Russian Plane Crash Victims. VIDEO

September 14, 2008 at 06:47 AM
Perm, Russia - A Chevra Kasdisha representative left Moscow with Russia's Chief Rabbi Berl Lazar on Sunday to the site of a plane crash which left 88 people dead, including a Jewish family of four. The parents and their two children were residents of Perm, where the aircraft went down. Sources name one of the Jewish families aboard the doomed flight, as Ephraim Nakhumov, 35, his wife Golda...
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