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Yonkers, NY – Yom Tov Mailing from City Hall Puzzles Some Residents

October 6, 2006 at 04:57 PM
Yonkers, NY - A Jewish Yom Tov (holiday) card sent from the mayor's office to 4,200 city households left some recipients wondering when they converted to Judaism. The city mailed the cards in observance of the Jewish holiday through a data company that regularly provides demographic information to the city. Some non-Jews who received the cards called City Hall to inquire why they were sent...

Jenks, OK +Rough Landing for Senator’s Plane

October 6, 2006 at 02:10 PM
Jenks, OK - Senator Jim Inhofe's plane made a rough landing at the Jones Riverside Airport in Jenks. Spokesman Danny Finnerty says they flew in from Duncan just fine. But right after landing, the tail dropped and spun them around off the runway. Finnerty says the Senator thinks there was a problem with the plane's rudder. Inhofe is an experienced pilot. No one was hurt. ...

Towson, MD – Students Protest In Support Of Jewish Officer

October 6, 2006 at 01:00 PM
Towson, MD - A Towson University police officer gained support in his fight to save his job. Officer David Brown, an orthodox Jew, had requested time off for Rosh Hashanah, Shabbas and the other Holidays, but he'd been told no, so Towson University students and members of the Jewish community who support Brown protested over the suspension and pending termination of Brown, a 10-year veteran...

London – Muslim Cop Refuses Israeli Embassy Duty

October 6, 2006 at 12:17 PM
London - The Metropolitan Police force is conducting a policy review after a Muslim officer refused guard duty at the Israeli Embassy on moral grounds. Constable Alexander Omar Basha of the force's Diplomatic Protection Group objected to being posted to protect Israel's embassy in central London because he disagreed with the country's bombing of Lebanon. Commissioner Ian Blair asked for "an...

Monsey, NY – Large Kosher Supermarket Shut Down in Middle of Holiday Season

October 6, 2006 at 11:22 AM
Monsey, NY - The Rockland kosher supermarket on 27 Orchard Street in Monsey, NY had to shut down in the middle of a busy holiday season due to a fire in its meat kitchen, and due to the sprinkler system that spread some chemicals which destroyed some food. Health inspectors and Ramapo Police Department are investigating. ...

Menden-Barge, Germany – Nazi-Era Mass Grave Discovered in Cemetery

October 6, 2006 at 11:17 AM
Menden-Barge, Germany - German authorities had unearthed the remains of 51 people, most of them children, in what may be a mass grave for murdered victims of Hitler's euthanasia program. So far the skeletons of 22 children and 29 adults have been exhumed from the grave, located in a Catholic church cemetery of the village of Menden-Barge, the exhumation process is still under way. State...

Apex, NC – Thousands Flee Toxic Cloud

October 6, 2006 at 10:19 AM
Apex, NC - Half of the 32,000 residents of Apex, North Carolina, have been asked to evacuate after explosions and fire at a hazardous waste plant released noxious gases and flames 150 feet high over the town. People "are putting themselves in very grave danger by being near or around this smoke. If you see smoke, get away from it." said Bruce Radford, manager of the Raleigh suburban town...

Cedarhurst, NY +Multiple Vehicle MVA+

October 6, 2006 at 10:10 AM
Cedarhurst, NY +Multiple Vehicle MVA+ A motor vehicle accident involving multiple vehicles with some into a building near 199 Cedarhurst Avenue and Willow Avenue in front of the HSBC Bank, has Hatzolah on the scene requesting several ambulances forthwith. ...

Brooklyn, NY – Correctional Officer Sues for Right to Wear Knitted Hat

October 6, 2006 at 09:55 AM
Brooklyn, NY - A Muslim correction officer from Brooklyn filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Correctional Services who bars him from wearing his headdress. Officer Abdus Samad Haqq says the department won't let him wear his kufi -- or knitted hat -- on duty even though it carries religious significance for him, so he had the New York Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit. ...

Sarasota, FL – Doctor That Diagnosed Cancer on Nearly Every Patient Who Came Into his Office Was Sentenced to 22 Years

October 6, 2006 at 08:58 AM
Sarasota, FL - Former dermatologist Michael Rosin received a 22-year federal prison sentence for defrauding Medicare by performing unnecessary surgeries on elderly patients from the Sarasota area. Judge William Castagna did not go easy on Rosin, lengthening the doctor's sentence with rulings that Rosin had lied on the stand and caused serious bodily injuries to his victims. So on the doctors...

Airmont, NY – Yeshiva Project Delayed

October 6, 2006 at 08:38 AM
Airmont, NY - The development of a yeshiva with student and faculty housing remains in limbo pending a court decision on the legality of the village's agreement to permit the construction. Attorneys for the village and Congregation Mischknois Lavier Yakov said that they didn't know when a decision would be made. The congregation proposes a yeshiva on 19 acres off Hillside Avenue, a narrow...

Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY – Jewish Community Outraged on Attack They Claim was Bias

October 6, 2006 at 08:15 AM
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY - The Jewish community gathered to protest attack on Mendel Chesney, which some have charged is a hate crime, though police have not classified it as such. The 16-year-old Hasidic boy was walking home about 10 p.m. Yom Kippur (Sunday night) from a synagogue on Yom Kippur when he was jumped by a group of teens who called him a "....... Jew," witnesses and his...

Prague, Czech Republic – High Security Alert after Plot Foils to Murder Jews During Holidays

October 6, 2006 at 07:53 AM
Prague, Czech Republic - A plot to take Jews hostage in a Prague synagogue sparked a terrorism alert in the Czech Republic. Heavily armed police officers are patrolling the Jewish Quarter and other parts of the city since the government uncovered this plot, which Minister of Interior Ivan Langer called the country's "first concrete threat of a terrorist attack." The attack was supposed...

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