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Washington, DC – Congress Recognizes Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries

April 1, 2008 at 10:46 PM
Washington, DC - The House of Representatives today approved an unprecedented resolution recognizing Jewish refugees from Arab countries who were forced to flee their homes in the aftermath of the creation of the state of Israel. "The world needs to understand that it is not just the Arabs and it's not just the Palestinians in the Middle East, but also Jewish people who themselves were...

New Haven, CT – Yale Student Begins One-Year Prison Sentence

April 1, 2008 at 08:53 PM
New Haven, CT - A Yale student arrested last summer for firing blanks into the ceiling of his fraternity house and stock-piling weapons in his room has begun a one year state prison sentence.David Light, 22, pleaded no contest in Superior Court to reckless endangerment and two counts of illegal possession of assault weapons.Light, who was a member of the New Haven Sportsman's Club and the...

Queens, NY +Male Stabbed+

April 1, 2008 at 06:03 PM
Queens, NY +Male Stabbed+ NYPD are calling for a level one mobilization to Hillside Avenue and 122nd Street for a male stabbed to the head with a machete by a 21-year-old perp, and a car on fire from numerous molatov cocktail fire bombs throwin by the perp from the rooftop of location to the street below. NYPD Aviation, NYPD ESU, Fire Department and Hatzolah on the scene. Aided is not in likely...

New York, NY – Stocks Sharply Up.

April 1, 2008 at 04:00 PM
New York, NY - Stocks rallied Tuesday, as investors cheered signs that the companies hit hardest by the credit market crisis seem to be working through the problems. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 394 points, to close at 12,656...

Aspen, CO – First Synagogue in Aspen to be Build by Chabad

April 1, 2008 at 03:50 PM
Aspen, CO - Jews have been a part of life in Aspen since miners first staked claims in 1879. But the Jewish congregation in the resort town for the last 30 years meeting place was in a church. Now Chabad is going to give Aspen its first synagogue.The $16 million, 34,000-square-foot structure will occupy half a city block at 435 W. Main St. alongside exclusive boutiques, restaurants and...

Brooklyn, NY +Simcha Felder: I Voted For Congestion, With Conditions For Volunteers+

April 1, 2008 at 02:24 PM
Brooklyn, NY – Hundreds in the volunteer’s community have expressed their discontent to Council member Simcha Felder [D- Brooklyn] for voting YES on Congestion Pricing. Organizations such as Hatzolah, Chassed, Chavirim, and countless others have raised their concern how this will terribly affect them, as they do 1000’s of trips a year from Brooklyn to Manhattan. VIN News reached out to...

Seattle, WA – Pretrial Hearings in Jewish Center Shooting Trial

April 1, 2008 at 12:22 PM
Seattle, WA - Pretrial hearings are under way for the trial of Naveed Haq, the man accused of killing a woman and wounding five others at the Jewish Federation office in Seattle.Defense lawyers argued that prosecutors should not be able to use any statements he made to police after asking for a lawyer. The judge will rule on that before April 14 when lawyers are scheduled to make opening...

Brooklyn, NY +Bias Crime+

April 1, 2008 at 11:37 AM
Brooklyn, NY +Bias Crime+ Williamsburg Shomrim Patrol on the scene at 800 Bedford Avenue between Park Avenue and Flushing Avenue for five swastikas that were found painted on some dwellings at the above location. This is the second bias crime with swastikas, in one week in this predominantly Jewish area. NYPD Hate Crime Task Force and Duty Captain are enroute to the scene for the...

Brooklyn, NY – Brain Doc. In Fraud Bust

April 1, 2008 at 10:53 AM
Brooklyn, NY - A neurologist with offices in Brooklyn and Queens was arrested yesterday for allegedly filing insurance claims for medical tests he never performed on his patients, authorities said. Dr. German Laufer, 61, was caught submitting the claims to three different companies, claiming he performed a nerve-conductor test on as many as nine patients, authorities charged. The doctor...

Bronx, NY – Congestion Pricing Critic Announces Bid for City Council

April 1, 2008 at 10:37 AM
Bronx, NY - Within hours of the congestion pricing vote, a Bronx-based opponent of the plan, Ari Hoffnung, sent out an email announcing that he will run for City Council, again. Hoffnung, who heads the Riverdale Jewish Community Relations Council, challenged Councilman Oliver Koppell in 2005 and was defeated. This year, Koppell is term-limited. Koppell voted for congestion pricing yesterday...

Albany, NY – Governor: I ordered AG Cuomo, To Investigate The State Police Report.

April 1, 2008 at 10:29 AM
Albany, NY - Gov. Paterson last night authorized Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to launch an unprecedented criminal probe of the State Police in the wake of The Post's report that a renegade unit may have compiled damaging personal information on Paterson and other top state officials. The extraordinary authorization - contained in a letter from the governor to Cuomo - grants the attorney...

Toronto, Canada – Human Rights: Canceling For Jewish Holidays, Discriminatory

April 1, 2008 at 09:35 AM
Toronto, Canada - Toronto's York University has 21 days to review allegations by the Ontario Human Rights Commission that canceling classes for Jewish holidays is discriminatory. Investigator Kim Hanson wrote a report seen by the Toronto Star that concludes the practice of canceling three days of classes for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur violates the provincial Human Rights Code's protection...

Lakewood, NJ – Interview of Rabbi Pinchas Aloof, On The Ted Floyd Lakewood Issue

April 1, 2008 at 09:00 AM
Lakewood, NJ - Click below to hear the interview on the Zev Brenner Show of Rabbi Pinchas Aloof. Rabbi Aloof is the rabbi who claims he did the conversion in 2002 for Ted Floyd and his wife at his shul Ahavat Achim in Wichita KS. ...

Wilkes-Barre , PA – Mayor: I Will Not Tolerate Anti-Semitic Graffiti In This Town

April 1, 2008 at 08:59 AM
Wilkes-Barre , PA - The FBI has agreed to assist Wilkes-Barre police with the investigation into hate-filled graffiti spray painted on a South Franklin Street synagogue over the weekend. Meanwhile, the Jewish Federation of Greater Wilkes-Barre said it is offering a $5,000reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person behind the anti-Semitic vandalism at the...

London – Tezdukah Of Reb Benzion Dunner Z”L Applauded In The Media.

April 1, 2008 at 08:21 AM
London - Britain's community of orthodox Jews is still in shock following the sudden death of the philanthropist who called himself "God's postman". The official period of mourning for Benzion Dunner ended at the weekend, but friends say his absence will be felt for much, much longer. Mr Dunner was a one-off. Two days before his fatal road accident, Mr Dunner opened his home in Golders...

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