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A Gmar Chasima Tova

October 1, 2006 at 02:00 PM
A Gmar Chasima Tova un a Git Gebecht Yar! Hashem shoul'd Accept all your Tefilos.From all of us at http://vosizneias.blogspot.com ...

Israel – High Alert as Yom Kippur Begins

October 1, 2006 at 12:29 PM
Israel - Security forces were on high alert at sundown the beginning of the holiest Jewish holiday, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Defense officials reported 17 specific alerts about terrorist plans to carry out suicide bombings, shootings, rocket attacks and kidnappings during the holiday, which ends at sundown Monday. Jerusalem police also boosted security around the Western Wall in...

Boston – Neighbor Calls Police after Waking Up This Morning and Seeing Caged Birds in Neighbor’s Back Yard

October 1, 2006 at 11:22 AM
Boston - A flock of 63 caged chickens that will be slaughtered in Erev Yom Kippur ritual sparked an unusual investigation by city inspectors and animal-control officers after a neighbor complained the fowls were being foully used. The chickens, which are being kept in 12 yellow crates behind an Orthodox Jewish congregation on Chestnut Hill Avenue Brighton, will be slaughtered during Kapores...

Towson, MD – Police Officer Claims Religious Discrimination By University

October 1, 2006 at 11:02 AM
Towson, MD - A Towson University police officer an Orthodox Jew has been suspended from his job, in the holiest time of year for Jews -- the week between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. David Brown became a police officer 10 years ago. Brown said he is committed to public service and has every intention of keeping his job. "It's kind of like that small town police department where everybody...

New Jersey – Pedestrian Face Increased Peril

October 1, 2006 at 10:35 AM
New Jersey - In the state, 748 people died in traffic accidents last year, up 3.5 percent from the 723 who died in 2004, and Ocean County had 41 recorded motor vehicle fatalities, according to the New Jersey State Police. Officials say many of these deaths easily could have been avoided. Across the state, many pedestrian deaths are caused by ignorance of signs and traffic lights, or...

Princeton Township, NJ – Board Responds Positively to Chabad Proposal

October 1, 2006 at 10:15 AM
Princeton Township, NJ - The Princeton Regional Planning Board heard a presentation from the Orthodox Jewish Chabad Lubavitch sect of Greater Mercer County regarding its plans to build a center and adjacent home for its rabbi. Chabad President Mort Cohen and Rabbi Dovid Dubov presented the board with a concept plan. Chabad wants to construct two buildings on 18.4 acres it purchased along the...

Nyack, NY +Tappan Zee Bridge Shut Down+

October 1, 2006 at 09:49 AM
Nyack, NY +Tappan Zee Bridge Shut Down+ New York State Police are on the scene at the south bound of the New York State Thruway at the Tappan Zee Bridge with a fully involved car fire, they have traffic shut down at this time. ...

Gaza – Gunbattles Break Out Between Hamas and Fatah

October 1, 2006 at 09:44 AM
Gaza - Three Palestinians were killed in Gaza gunbattles between militants from the ruling Hamas party and security personnel loyal to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah, hospital officials said. Militiamen from Hamas used guns, antitank launchers and grenades to break up police protests over unpaid government salaries, touching off gunbattles. Dozens of supporters from...

Cleveland Heights, OH – Jewish Voters Object to New Polling Place

October 1, 2006 at 09:15 AM
Cleveland Heights, OH - Some Orthodox Jews are upset with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections for moving their voting place from a public school building to a Christian church. Rabbi Sruly Wolf, 55, of Cleveland Heights, said the move will keep hundreds of Jewish voters from casting ballots because they are uncomfortable going into places of worship other than their own. "The biggest issue...

Toulouse, France – Teacher in Hiding After Criticism of Islam

October 1, 2006 at 09:07 AM
Toulouse, France - A Toulouse, France, high school teacher who criticized Islam has gone into hiding after receiving death threats. In his commentary Robert Redeker characterized Mohammed as "a merciless warlord, a looter, a mass-murderer of Jews and a polygamist." He said the Koran was "a book of incredible violence." Redeker, 52, who teaches philosophy, and his family went into hiding...

Midwood, Brooklyn, NY – Rabbi’s Killer Gets 20 Years

October 1, 2006 at 08:44 AM
Midwood, Brooklyn, NY - A Orthodox Jew with psychiatric problems, who greeted cops after killing an elderly Brooklyn rabbi was sentenced to 20 years in prison - a stretch he predicted he will not survive. "I see this as a death sentence," Howard Goldstein, 49, told Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Matthew D'Emic. "The Torah promises a man will live 72 years," he said, before launching into a...

Lakewood, NJ – Lawsuit Filed by. Feds Against Realty Company for Discriminating

October 1, 2006 at 08:41 AM
Lakewood, NJ - The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against a Lakewood realty company, alleging it discriminated against non-Jewish, black and Hispanic tenants at the Cottage Manor Apartments. The complaint, filed in federal district court, alleges that Triple H. Realty LLC, as well as a current employee and a former employee, marketed the complex to Orthodox Jews in the area beginning in...

Brooklyn, NY +MVA with Entrapment+

October 1, 2006 at 07:18 AM
Brooklyn, NY +MVA with Entrapment+ A motor vehicle accident with a confirmed aided that's trapped in a vehicle that's wrapped around an electrical pole on Ocean Parkway and Avenue "Y" Hatzolah BLS and ALS units on the scene are requesting medics back-up on a rush to respond, and a coordinator. Fire Department and NYPD ESU are also responding. U/D: 07:24 FD putting Hurst Tool to work. U/D...

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