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Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel – Following the Lead of Their Rebbetzin, Some Jewish Women Dress in Burqas

February 1, 2008 at 06:01 PM
Pinned Topic Feb 1 2008 Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel - A small contingent of Orthodox Jewish women in the Israeli city of Ramat Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem, has taken the laws of modesty to new heights. The Haredi women have ditched their wigs and long black skirts in favor of burqas, apparently following the lead of a Ramat Beit Shemesh rebbetzin. The Jewish burqas — which has also spread to...

New York – Bagel Prices Ballooning Across NYC

February 1, 2008 at 11:36 AM
New York - It’s horrible. I don’t know what we’re going to do,” Arye Lewkowitz, owner of Daniel’s Bagels on Third Avenue, recently said “We’re going to have to sell a bagel for over $1.” Lewkowitz isn’t alone; bagel and bread prices are soaring nationwide due to the skyrocketing cost of wheat, which more than doubled in the past year in New York, from $5.31 a bushel to...

Monsey, NY – Court Finds Synagogue With Rabbi’s Residence Is Tax Exempt

February 1, 2008 at 11:32 AM
Orange County, Monsey, NY - In the case of a Sephardic Congregation of South Monsey v. Town of Ramapo, the New York Appellate Court held that the building housing both the synagogue and the rabbi's residence qualifies for a full property tax exemption.Reversing the trial court, the appellate court held that even though more than half of the building was used as Rabbi Arash Hakakian's...

Brooklyn, NY – ALERT!! Thief That Goes To Avelim Active Again

February 1, 2008 at 11:26 AM
Brooklyn, NY - We reported a few weeks of an incident where someone is going around to menachem aveilim calls, and while he distracts the aveilim, swipes all pushkas from the residence. We where informed that the thief has been very active in past few days and stole many pushkas, we urge the community to be on the lookout...

Plzen, Czech Republic – Court Overturns Ban on Neo-Nazi March Past City Synagogue

February 1, 2008 at 10:01 AM
Plzen, Czech Republic - A Czech court today overturned a ban on a neo- Nazi march that organizers had originally planned to lead past a synagogue in the city of Plzen a day after the 66th anniversary of the first transport of the city's Jews to a concentration camp. The Plzen County court ruled that the ban was not grounded in law, and allowed the event's convener Vaclav Bures - whom...

Wallkill, NY +Due to Multiple Vehicle Accident, Route 17 is Shut Down+

February 1, 2008 at 09:06 AM
Orange County, Wallkill, NY +Due to Multiple Vehicle Accident, Route 17 is Shut Down+ A multiple motor vehicle accident involving some 15 vehicled with some overturned and multiple injured with two ejected from their vehicles, on the westbound lanes of Rt 17 at Exit 121, has command on the scene shut down all westbound lanes. BLS and ALS responding to the scene...

New York, NY – Shalom Organization Accused of Illegal Evictions

February 1, 2008 at 08:41 AM
New york, NY - Tenants of the Shalom Organization on Thursday protested their landlord's allegedly abusive and vicious behavior. During a rally on the Upper West Side, the tenants called on the Manhattan District Attorney's office to prosecute. The protest was in front of 244 West 72nd Street. One of that building's tenants said management threw away all his possessions and planned to...

Redmond, WA – Microsoft Bids $44.6 Billion for Yahoo

February 1, 2008 at 07:53 AM
Redmond, WA - Microsoft has offered to acquire Yahoo in a cash and stock deal valued at $44.6 billion. The deal, which, at $31 a share represents a 62 percent premium on Yahoo shares, would be one of the largest technology acquisitions ever, and certainly the largest for Microsoft. The offer comes as older, more established tech giants like Microsoft and Yahoo struggle to the newer threats...

Manhattan, NY – Perp Claims Cops Made Him Confess, in Slaying of Orthodox Jewish Man

February 1, 2008 at 07:21 AM
Manhattan, NY - A hulking ex-con on trial for the murder of an 81-year-old Orthodox Jewish man in his Washington Heights apartment building testified that cops bullied him into falsely confessing. William Hill, 26, told a Manhattan jury he did not kill frail Jacob Gerstle and said he confessed only after cops "roughed me up" and promised to let him go. "They promised...

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