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Brooklyn, NY +Gedolim: Tickets For Big Event Concert Can Be Considered Ma’aser Money+

March 1, 2008 at 11:54 PM
Brooklyn, NY - VIN News has learned that many gedolim will come out tonight with a P'sak, stating that those people who want to help make a Kidish Hashem should donate the BIG EVENT tickets fund they bought and can claim it as Ma'aser money for tzedakah. leading this effort is world-renowned Torah personality Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser. While many frum Jewish newspapers in their weekend-edition...

New Jersey – Cell Phone Law Takes Effect

March 1, 2008 at 11:34 PM
New Jersey - A new law is in effect today. If you are driving you'd better not have a cell phone or other electronic gadgets in your hand. Today was the first day New Jersey's toughened cell phone driving law was being enforced.As of Saturday, using a handheld device while driving is no longer a secondary offense, cited only if stopped for something else. It is now a primary offense...

Iraq – Jewish Soliders Request Kosher Wine

March 1, 2008 at 09:49 PM
Iraq - Two boxes of Carmel kiddush wine are headed from Australia to Baghdad for soldiers’ Shabbat celebrations. The wine will enable Jewish Australian and American troops celebrate Shabbat in the war-torn city. Rabbi Yossi Segelman, the Jewish chaplain to the Australian Defense Forces, told JTA that he had received a request by e-mail from an Australian Jewish major serving in Iraq...

Paterson, NJ – Influential Muslim Leader Facing Deportation

March 1, 2008 at 09:26 PM
Paterson, NJ - One of New Jersey's most influential Muslim leaders is facing deportation for a 1993 conviction in an Israeli court for assisting Hamas militants. Imam Mohammad Qatanani has denied the accusation. Qatanani was arrested in the West Bank and detained for three months in 1993, but Israeli officials made no mention of a prosecution. Immigration officials are refusing to grant...

New York, NY – Mayor Bloomberg Vetoes Section 8 Bill

March 1, 2008 at 09:02 PM
New York, NY - Mayor Bloomberg vetoed a City Council bill that would have forced private landlords to accept Section 8. While the attempt to protect tenants against discrimination is "well-intentioned," the mayor said the bill "would force private landlords to participate in a public program even at a cost to their bottom lines."The bill was enacted Jan. 30 by a 39-to-8 vote...

Brooklyn, NY – Fred Kreizman Considering To Run For Senate.

March 1, 2008 at 08:19 PM
Brooklyn, NY - According to sources, [and a report on NYobserver.com] City Hall staffer Fred Kreizman is considering a run on the republican line for state Senate against Democrat Diane Savino, whose district includes parts of Brooklyn and Staten Island. Mr. Kreizman a frum Orthodox Jew who is Assistant Commissioner in the Community Assistance Unit, is highly admired and well recognized name to...

Brooklyn, NY – Felder: 30 Day Unlimited Metro Cards Is Missleading.

March 1, 2008 at 07:55 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Council Member Simcha Felder will be calling for commuter-friendly5-day or month-long weekday-only unlimited Metrocards to appeal tocommuters in the outer-boroughs who do not use the subway on theweekends. Thanks to a string of hikes targeted at unlimited cards, butnot individual rides, the 30-day unlimited Metrocards are no longer acost-effective solution for many New Yorkers...

Plzen, Czech Republic – Neo-Nazis End March Without Major Clashes

March 1, 2008 at 07:26 PM
Plzen, Czech Republic - About 150-200 Czech neo-Nazis reached the namesti Republiky square where the rally was to end after a 60-minute march through the West Bohemian town of Plzen this afternoon. No incident has occurred during their march, although the neo-Nazis walked passed a rally of about 500 anti-fascists, pelting the neo-Nazis with empty bottles and apples. The two groups were separated...

London – Orthodox Jew Jailed for Trying to Abort His Child

March 1, 2008 at 07:15 PM
London - A husband an orthodox Jew from Hendon, North London hid abortion pills in a sandwich and gave it to his wife in a desperate bid to kill their unborn child, a court heard yesterday Anat Abraham, 41, eventually gave birth prematurely to a healthy son, Matan, now eight months old. Gil Magira, 35, was sentenced to three years and nine months, with a discount for the nine months he has...

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