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Fake Kosher Food Caught In Gaza

November 20, 2005 at 10:44 PM
Israeli customs officials have seized a large shipment of fake kosher "Krembo" sweets being imported to Israel from the Gaza Strip, with forged kosher seals and certificates. Customs staff normally screen goods for signs that Palestinian militants are smuggling weapons or suicide bombers. Customs officials also unearthed fake kosher certification documents. Suspicions were raised that the...

Woodbury +Third Alarm Fire In Bungalow Colony+

November 20, 2005 at 03:03 PM
Woodbury +Third Alarm Fire In Bungalow Colony+ A 3rd alarm fire at the synagouge of the Holiday Hill Bungalow Colony at 7 First Ave and Schunnemmunk St, building is fully involved, on the scene are Monroe,Harriman Tuxedo, Cornwall, Lakeside, Chester, South Bloomibg Grove is standing by for cover, Fire Invetigators requested...

Freehold, NJ – A Beachwood Couple Indicted In Theft Of Religious Center

November 20, 2005 at 01:41 PM
Freehold, NJ - A grand jury has returned charges against a Beachwood couple accused of embezzling more than $400,000 from the Jewish Community Center of Greater Monmouth County in Ocean Township to live a high-roller life, by buying chips at casinos in Atlantic City, where they enrolled in programs to earn complimentary rewards such as nights in hotel suites, and permitted the couple to purchase...

Manhattan – Lower East Side Synagogues Experiencing A Rebirth

November 20, 2005 at 09:53 AM
Some aspect of Lower Manhattan is now drawing young affluent Jews to stay. Like the Chasam Sofer synagogue, the area’s oldest functioning shul, is finally finishing a 30-year renovation process, it has hosted daily minions consistently over the past decades, even through periods when it had to pay people to show up at 7 a.m. Now The synagogue no longer has to struggle to muster the required...

Tappen Zee Bridge +Traffic Alert MVA+

November 20, 2005 at 09:11 AM
Tappen Zee Bridge +Traffic Alert MVA+ A serious motor vehicle accident, involving multiple vehicles on the southbound of the New York State Thruway at the Tappen Zee Bridge, with some vehicles overturned with entrapment, multiple agencies responding...

BERLIN, – Germany’s Holocaust Memorial Defaced By Vandals

November 20, 2005 at 08:51 AM
BERLIN, - A memorial in Germany to the six million European Jews murdered by the Nazis has been partly defaced with yellow Stars of David. A Berlin police spokesman said that a star had been painted by unknown vandals onto each of six of the 2,711 concrete slabs of varying height that make up the memorial. Under the Nazis, Jews had to wear yellow stars of David to distinguish themselves from...

First Jewish Person On Kansas Supreme Court

November 20, 2005 at 08:49 AM
Kansas Supreme Court Justice Eric Rosen is the first Jewish person to sit on the state's highest judicial body, the 52-year-old Rosen said this week he is looking forward to the challenges ahead and the opportunity to have an impact on the law and society...

Chester – Homeless Men Soliciting Work And The Authorities Can’t Stop It

November 20, 2005 at 08:30 AM
Chester - It's 8 a.m., and the driver of the minivan, a silver-haired, bespectacled man with darting eyes, a nervous Chasidic driver is waiting for a "regular," a homeless men staying at Camp La Guardia someone he picks up daily for soliciting work because the worker is reliable. The scene plays out daily, about 20 or 30 men from the Camp La Guardia shelter queue up for work every day as...

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