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  • Brooklyn, NY - Yeshiva Parents Speak Out Against Yaffed April 5, 2018 05:57 PM | 59 Comments Brooklyn, NY - Dozens of yeshiva graduates and parents of yeshiva students gathered outside of the Satmar Girls School in Williamsburg today to speak out against the unrelenting attacks against their schools by anti-yeshiva activists and declare their right to choose the best education for their children. “We have made the choice to send our children to yeshivas and value the education they... Read more »
  • New York - Brooklyn Man Charged With Conspiring To Rob FedEx Truck Carrying Gems From NYC Diamond District March 28, 2018 03:36 PM | 0 Comments Brooklyn, NY - The FBI announced today the arrest of Stanley Rogers for conspiring to rob a Federal Express truck transporting diamonds from wholesale jewelry centers in the diamond district. Rogers was arrested Monday in Brooklyn, New York, and was presented before Magistrate Judge Barbara C. Moses in Manhattan federal court. U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said: “As alleged... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - Security Guard Succumbs To Injuries Hours After Old City Attack March 18, 2018 05:57 PM | 4 Comments Jerusalem - A man in his 30s succumbed to his wounds Sunday evening after being stabbed in Jerusalem's Old City multiple times in a terror attack. The victim was evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem where he was said to be in life-threatening danger. Doctors battled for hours to stabilize what was described as an "extremely seriously" condition and despite being operated on... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - 34 New Charedi Women To Serve Their Communities As First Responders March 18, 2018 11:00 AM | 7 Comments Jerusalem - 34 Charedi Women graduated a United Hatzalah EMT course on Thursday, joining the Women’s Unit of the organization. The newly trained EMTs will be tasked with providing emergency medical care as first responders to women in the Charedi communities of Jerusalem and the surrounding area. Director of United Hatzalah’s Women’s Unit Gitty Beer said: “This amazing group of 34... Read more »
  • New York - NYC Announces Stepped-Up Enforcement Of "Don't Block The Box" March 5, 2018 08:02 PM | 1 Comments New York - Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that the NYC DOT and the NYPD had prepared enhancements to 50 key intersections where block- the-box violations will now be aggressively enforced. DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and NYPD Chief Thomas Chan made the “Clear Intersections” announcement at one of the targeted intersections -- at Broadway and Broome Street in the SoHo section... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - 2 Children Struck And Killed By Car In Brooklyn; Woman Injured March 5, 2018 01:26 PM | 8 Comments Brooklyn, NY - Two children were killed on Monday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle in Brooklyn. The incident took place at 9th Street and Fifth Avenue at around 12:30 p.m. According to PIX11 news, a pregnant woman and two children in a stroller got off a bus when they were struck by a driver who appeared to be speeding up to make it through a light. The car dragged the stroller... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - Video Shows Piece Of Burning Brooklyn Building Fall On Firefighters March 5, 2018 08:40 AM | 1 Comments Brooklyn, NY - Dramatic video shows a piece of a burning home tumbling down on top of firefighters while battling a fire in the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn Monday. The three-alarm fire on Jefferson Avenue in Bed-Stuy injured at least four firefighters, one critically, after it broke out around 12:30 Monday morning, the FDNY says. The flames were brought under control about 3 a.m... Read more »
  • New York - Mega Millions Ticket Worth $1,000,000.00 Sold In Manhattan March 3, 2018 11:00 PM | 0 Comments New York - The New York Lottery today announced one second-prize ticket for the Mar 2 Mega Millions drawing was sold in MANHATTAN. The ticket is worth a guaranteed $1,000,000. The ticket was purchased at LAST STOP CONVENIENCE CORP is located at 4973 BROADWAY. The winning numbers for the Mega Millions game are drawn from a field of one to 75. The Mega Ball is drawn from a separate field one... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Landlord Used Dead Jewish Notary Public’s Signature To Evict Tenants February 27, 2018 10:52 AM | 9 Comments Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that a Brooklyn building owner was charged with forgery and other charges for allegedly using a deceased’s notary public’s stamp and signature on court filings to try to evict tenants from his apartment building in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Abdus Shahid was charged with forgery charges for trying to illegally evict five... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - Nahal Haredi Rabbi Who Was Attacked By Radicals Attends Rav Auerbach's Funeral February 26, 2018 03:00 PM | 4 Comments Jerusalem - A respectable delegation of Netzach Yehuda (Nahal Haredi) rabbis, who escort charedi soldiers throughout their army service, attended yesterday’s (Sunday) funeral of Hagaon Harav Shmuel Auerbach, zt”l.  One of them is Rabbi Yitzhak Bar-Haim, among the noted founders of Netzach Yehuda Association and the Brigade itself. Approximately one year ago, Bar-Haim was assaulted by... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - Take Five Top-Prize Winner Sold In Borough Park February 26, 2018 08:35 AM | 0 Comments New York - The New York Lottery today announced one top-prize winning ticket was sold for the Feb 25 TAKE-5 drawing. The ticket, worth $58,060.50, was purchased at JJ 99 CENT AND UP at 6402 11TH AVE in BROOKLYN . The five winning numbers for the TAKE 5 game are drawn from a field of one to 39. The TAKE 5 drawing is televised every day at 11:21 p.m. A Lottery draw game prize of any amount may... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - In Photos: Tens Of Thousands Attend Funeral Of Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach February 25, 2018 09:27 AM | 2 Comments Jerusalem - Tens of thousands of people arrived in Jerusalem to attend the funeral of Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, who was head of an extremist ultra-Orthodox community known as the Jerusalem Faction. The funeral commenced in Jerusalem at 11:00 A.M. Sunday morning. The funeral procession began in the Sha'arei Chesed neighborhood and proceeded to Har Hamenuhot, the largest cemetery in Jerusalem... Read more »
  • Washington - VIDEO: Florida Shooting Victim's Jewish Father To Trump: 'I'm Pissed' February 21, 2018 05:48 PM | 6 Comments Washington - The father of a student killed in last week's Florida school shooting on Wednesday told President Trump "I'm pissed" and said the Trump administration has to prevent tragedies like school shootings from happening again. "We as a country failed our children. This shouldn't happen," Andrew Pollack told Trump during a listening session at the White House. "It stops here with this... Read more »
  • Queens, NY - Mega Millions Ticket Worth $1,000,000.00 Sold in Flushing February 17, 2018 08:00 PM | 0 Comments Queens, NY - The New York Lottery today announced one second-prize ticket for the Feb 13 Mega Millions drawing was sold in FLUSHING . The ticket is worth a guaranteed $1,000,000. The ticket was purchased at MITUL QUICKSTOP INC is located at 60-08 MAIN STREET. The winning numbers for the Mega Millions game are drawn from a field of one to 75. The Mega Ball is drawn from a separate field one... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - Woman Found Dead On Midwood Street January 25, 2018 10:25 AM | 16 Comments Brooklyn, NY - NYC Police say they're investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in Brooklyn Thursday morning. Officers were responded to a 911 call of an assault in Midwood at about 6:30 a.m. on Olean Street near East 24th Street. Police found the woman lying on the sidewalk unconscious and unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has not been released... Read more »
  • Ashdod, Israel - Thousands Of Secular Jews Protest Shabbos Supermarket Law January 20, 2018 09:14 PM | 27 Comments Ashdod, Israel - An estimated 3,000 people demonstrated in Ashdod for the second consecutive Saturday evening against the southern city’s plan to prohibit businesses from opening on Shabbat. Protesters who gathered outside city hall carried signs proclaiming “The city is putting my home up for sale,” “No to religious coercion” and “Each to his own faith.” They also called on... Read more »
  • New York - Officials Declare Winter Weather Emergency In NYC January 4, 2018 01:49 PM | 2 Comments New York - New York City officials are urging people to stay off the roads as a massive snowstorm bears down on the area. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for the city, where a winter storm warning is in effect. The governor said expected snowfall totals have increased with six to 10 inches of snow possible Thursday. “Snow is one thing. We can handle snow. It’s snow... Read more »
  • New York - ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Begins Pounding NYC January 4, 2018 09:27 AM | 2 Comments New York - The first major winter storm of 2018 bore down on the U.S. Northeast on Thursday, closing schools and government offices and disrupting travel as work crews scrambled to clear roads of snow before plummeting temperatures turn it to treacherous ice. After bringing rare snowfall to the southeast a day earlier, the storm carried rapid accumulation and high winds to New York, where... Read more »
  • New York - NY Tri-state Area Get 6 Inches Of Snow As Season's First Flakes Fall December 9, 2017 05:51 PM | 0 Comments New York - A dreamy snow drifted down on Saturday with fluffy flakes that made New York City look like a snow globe, but officials warned cold, icy weather could make for difficult driving conditions overnight. An inch or more of snow was recorded across much of the tri-state by evening, including 1.8 inches in Central Park, 2 inches in Long Island City, 2.8 inches in Hoboken and 3.2 inches in... Read more »
  • Washington - Congress Commemorates At Luncheonette 40th Anniversary Of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s Visit To Israel November 21, 2017 12:08 PM | 0 Comments Washington - Monday, November 20 marked the 40th anniversary of late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's shocking yet inspiring visit to Israel. Hosted by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, he addressed the Knesset in Jerusalem, declaring "I decided to come to you with an open mind and an open heart and with a conscious determination so that we might establish permanent peace based on... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - VIDEO: 162 Bnei Menashe, Members Of A Lost Tribe, Land In Israel November 16, 2017 12:17 PM | 14 Comments Jerusalem - “Operation Menashe 2017” reached an emotional climax this morning when 162 members of the “lost” tribe of Bnei Menashe finally arrived in Israel. A special welcoming ceremony featuring Minister of the Interior Aryeh Deri, Shavei Israel Founder and Chairman Michael Freund, and Deputy Minister of Finance Yitzhak Cohen, received the new olim. “I promise that we will make... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - Worker Charged In Brooklyn Hebrew Israelite Congregation Fire November 14, 2017 01:45 PM | 3 Comments Brooklyn, NY - A 71-year-old maintenance worker is being charged with reckless endangerment Monday after a fire burned through the roof of a Brooklyn synagogue. More than 100 firefighters responded to the blaze at the B’nai Adath Kol Beth Yisrael synagogue on Patchen and Greene avenues in Bed-Stuy at about 9:10 a.m. No injuries were reported. The fire is not being labeled an arson and the... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - 45 Holocaust Survivors Finally Get To Celebrate Their Bnei Mitzvah For First Time, At The Western Wall November 13, 2017 09:00 PM | 1 Comments Jerusalem - More than 70 years after World War II ended, 45 Holocaust survivors in Israel finally got a chance to celebrate their bar and bat mitzvah ceremonies for the first time Monday morning, at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site. The survivors reached bar or bat mitzvah age during the war or immediately afterwards, but because of their circumstances never got to participate in... Read more »
  • West Bank - IN PHOTOS: Tens Of Thousands Spend Celebratory Shabbat Chayei Sarah In Hebron November 12, 2017 10:41 AM | 3 Comments West Bank - Tens of Thousands of Jews spent Shabbat (Sabbath) in Hevron, commemorating the Torah reading this Sabbath which relates how the Patriarch Avraham bought Me'arat Hamachpela (the Cave of the Patriarchs) from Ephron the Hittite for 400 coins. The streets of Kiryat Arba and Hevron filled with tents and portable caravans, and over 3,000 Jews enjoyed Shabbat meals at a tent erected for... Read more »
  • Washington - Schumer, Alongside Chabad Rabbis, Celebrate Return Of Schneerson Collection November 9, 2017 04:30 PM | 5 Comments Washington - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today met with rabbis of the Chabad-Lubavitch community to mark the recovery of a sacred text from the Schneerson collection. Since 1992, just eight volumes of the collection have been returned to Chabad. The sacred library and archive consists of 12,000 books and 30,000 pages. Earlier this year, Schumer and members of the entire U.S. Senate sent... Read more »
  • Jerusalem - Video Shows EMT Saving Choking Drummers Life At Wedding Hall November 8, 2017 10:45 AM | 2 Comments Jerusalem - A resident of Ma’alot and volunteer EMT with United Hatzalah Mordechai Mammon attended a friend’s party last week on Monday in a wedding hall in Acre. During the event, the drummer of the hall, Avraham Shitrit, choked on a piece of steak that he was eating. Mammon rushed over and performed the Heimlich maneuver on Shitrit a number of times and finally succeeded in expunging... Read more »
  • Ashdod, Israel - VIDEO: Major Car Bombing Wounds Two Criminals In Residential Neighborhood, Gangland Suspected November 7, 2017 10:33 AM | 2 Comments Ashdod, Israel - A massive explosion rocked a residential neighborhood in the coastal city of Ashdod on Tuesday, leaving two people seriously injured. The incident took place at approximately 8:30 a.m. in a parking lot underneath a residential building on Kinneret Street in the coastal city of Ashdod, south of Tel Aviv. Police have opened an investigation into the bombing, which may have... Read more »
  • New York - NBC News: Suspect Claimed He Committed NYC Truck Attack For ISIS, Worked As Uber Driver October 31, 2017 09:08 PM | 0 Comments New York - Two law enforcement officials say a note was recovered inside the truck that barreled down a bike path near the World Trade Center, killing eight people. One official says the note was hand-written in a foreign language, possibly Arabic. The contents are being investigated, but the officials say the document supported the belief the act was terrorism. NBC News is reporting that the... Read more »
  • New York, NY - New York City Becomes First In Nation To Enforce Salary History Ban October 31, 2017 02:30 PM | 1 Comments New York, NY - New York City today became the first municipality in the nation to enforce a law prohibiting all employers in New York City from inquiring about job seekers’ salary history during the hiring process, including on job applications and in interviews. By removing questions about an applicant’s previous earnings, the law allows applicants who have been systemically underpaid... Read more »
  • Brooklyn, NY - DA: Two NYPD Detectives Indicted For Allegedly Raping Teenager In Coney Island After Placing Her Under Arrest October 30, 2017 12:00 PM | 9 Comments Brooklyn, NY - Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that two New York City Police detectives have been charged in a 50-count indictment for allegedly raping a teenager in a police van in Coney Island last month after handcuffing her and placing her under arrest. Acting District Attorney Gonzalez said, “It is incomprehensible that two veteran NYPD detectives would... Read more »
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