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New York – Silver, Squadron, Towns Won in Primary Election. Felder Lost

September 9, 2008 at 10:14 PM
New York - VIN News can confirm that Dan Squadron, Ed Towns, And Shelly Silver won their primary election bid. Simcha Felder lost Ny Senate 21st Dist. (D) Brooklyn 226 Of 226 Precincts Reporting Name Votes Pct. Kevin Parker 9,334 49% Simcha Felder 6,994 37% Kendall Stewart 2,638 14% Us Rep. 10th Dist. (D...

Postville, IA – Exclusive To The Jewish Star Editorial: OU Working With The Union To Unionize Plant

September 9, 2008 at 05:57 PM
Postville, IA - “Baloney!” — Abraham Aaron Rubashkin’s angry reaction Tuesday afternoon to an indictment handed up earlier in an Iowa court. The indictment named him, his son, Sholom Rubashkin, and two employees with more than 9,000 violations of that state’s child labor laws. The indictment charges the defendants “participated in efforts to conceal children when federal and state...

Postville, IA – OU To Remove Hechsher From Rubashkin If No New Management. Rabbi Weissmandel: My Hechsher Will Stay

September 9, 2008 at 03:42 PM
Postville, IA - Following the filing of criminal charges against owners of the kosher meat producer Agriprocessors, the Orthodox Union says it will withdraw its kosher certification of the company within two weeks unless new management is hired. "Within the coming days, or lets say a week or two, we will suspend our supervision unless there's new management in place," said Rabbi Menachem...

New York – Reporter: Sarah Palin’s Appeal Is Same As Chabad’s

September 9, 2008 at 03:11 PM
New York - I'm getting a hunch the Republicans just might win for one reason alone, and it makes no sense, just like Chabad makes no sense to the Jewish elite. That one reason is Sarah Palin. She reminds me of about a thousand different Chabad shluchot (the rebbe's women representatives). She's seems friendly, sexy (forgive me) in an Orthodox way, with that magnetism, optimism, and...

New York, NY – Ed Koch: Palin ‘Scares The Hell Out Of Me’

September 9, 2008 at 02:28 PM
New York, NY - Saying that Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin "scares the hell out of me," former New York Mayor Ed Koch endorsed fellow Democrat Barack Obama today. In 2004, Koch backed President Bush for re-election saying the Republican incumbent was better equipped to combat international Islamic terrorism than Democratic candidate John Kerry. Koch, who was mayor of New...

New Jersey – Jersey Shore Nurse Charged in Heart Patient’s Death

September 9, 2008 at 01:46 PM
New Jersey - A nurse from Jersey Shore University Medical Center was charged with killing a 72-year-old patient by injecting him with an unprescribed paralytic drug. Lorie Hentges, 39, of Brick Township, is charged with one count of murder in the April 14, 2007, death of Alvin Flamenbaum of Toms River, according to an indictment returned by a Monmouth County grand jury. Flamenbaum, a former...

Postville, IA – Attorney General Files 9000 Violations Against Agriprocessors, Rubashkin Family Cited

September 9, 2008 at 01:28 PM
Postville, IA - The Iowa Attorney General’s Office has filed a criminal complaint and affidavit today in Allamakee County District Court listing more than 9,000 alleged violations of Iowa child labor laws at Agriprocessors in Postville. Link to the AG press release here Those named in the court documents are: * Abraham Aaron Rubashkin — principal owner and president of Agriprocessors...

Brooklyn, NY – Elected Officials To Pay Tribute To 9/11 Hero Abe Zelmanowitz Who Perished In The Towers

September 9, 2008 at 01:12 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) will be joined by elected officials and community leaders to pay tribute with a presentation to Jack Zelmanowitz, brother of Abraham Zelmanowitz. “It was only seven years ago that we lost Abe Zelmanowitz in one of the worst attacks in the history of our nation,” Hikind said. “He was an Orthodox Jew, a member of our community, and a loving...

New York City – Go out And Vote!

September 9, 2008 at 11:59 AM
New York City - The primary election being held today Tuesday, Sept. 9, with polls open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Only registered voters who have registered in a party at least 25 days before the election can vote. If you have moved within your election district, you can still vote. But if you moved to another election district you must have notified the Board of Elections of your new residence ...

New York – Google News Crawler Blamed In United Airlines Stock Crash

September 9, 2008 at 10:50 AM
New York - Information can live in cyberspace forever. And that cost some investors in United Airlines parent UAL Corp. a load of money Monday. Shares of UAL briefly plummeted as low as $3 early in the day -- from $12.30 on Friday -- after a 6-year-old story on the company's 2002 bankruptcy filing resurfaced on the Web and was reported as news by an investment letter. The shares bounced...

Oakland County, MI – Congressman Cites Helping Chabad In His Reelection TV Ads

September 9, 2008 at 10:27 AM
Oakland County, MI - U.S. Congressman Joe Knollenberg(R-MI) has cited his assistance to Chabad's Friendship Circle in Michigan for special needs children in a reelection TV ad. Congrassman Knollenberg is in a tight contest with democratic challenger Gary Peters ...

Washington – Jewish Democratic Leader Furious Over Chabad McCain Confernce Call

September 9, 2008 at 09:22 AM
Washington - According to the JTA, A Jewish Democratic leader says he will decline invitations to future Chabad-Lubavitch events in the nation's capital because of its "partisan activities." National Jewish Democratic Council executive director Ira Forman will skip the events because “certain Chabad associated individuals and institutions” have been “taking part in partisan activties”...

Sullivan County, NY – Police Arrested Man for Vandalizing Vehicles Over Summer

September 9, 2008 at 09:15 AM
Sullivan County, NY - A 36-year-old Long Island man is accused of blowing up mailboxes and shooting out windows of businesses and cars with his two sons over the summer in Sullivan County. Steven J. Ellison of Bellmore has been charged with first-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, in connection with at least 30 incidents of property damage. Ellison was pulled over early...

Cairo – NY Times Drumming up 9-11 Conspiracy Theories

September 9, 2008 at 08:41 AM
Cairo — Seven years later, it remains conventional wisdom here that Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda could not have been solely responsible for the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and that the United States and Israel had to have been involved in their planning, if not their execution, too. This is not the conclusion of a scientific survey, but it is what routinely comes up in conversations around...

Jerusalem – Israeli Minister: It’s OK to Kidnap Iran President

September 9, 2008 at 08:09 AM
Jerusalem - An Israeli Cabinet minister and onetime spy who helped kidnap Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann and bring him to trial thinks the same tactic could be used on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ahmadinejad is feared and reviled in Israel because of his repeated calls to wipe the Jewish state off the map. His aggressive pursuit of nuclear technology has only fueled Israel's...
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