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Brooklyn, NY – Congressman Towns Gets Endorsement Of Flatbush Community Leaders

September 1, 2008 at 09:45 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Congressman Ed Towns, a twenty six year veteran of the House of Representatives, who represents a large part of Williamsburg and the tenth District of New York met with a number of Askanim today at the home of Mordechai Avigdor. Congressman Towns is on a number of important committees, including the Energy and Commerce Committee , the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer...

Ukraine – Customs Destroys Jewish Prayer Books, Bibles Sent from Russia

September 1, 2008 at 08:42 PM
Ukraine - The Jewish community is in an uproar on the country's customs service for destroying 173 Jewish prayer books and bibles that had been sent from Russia for the use of the Jewish community in Sumy. A Russian courier had brought the religious books to the Ukrainian border, but discovered that he lacked enough money to pay customs. The books were therefore left at the Sumy customs office...

Jerusalem, Israel – Lawsuit Challenges ‘Mehadrin’ Egged Bus Line

September 1, 2008 at 07:47 PM
Jerusalem, Israel - A woman has filed a petition in the Jerusalem District Court challenging the "mehadrin" Egged bus lines that she claims discriminates by offering better service and lower fares than its other lines between Jerusalem and Haifa. The plaintiff, Ruth Yasur, also argued that the mehadrin buses pick up and drop off passengers in their neighborhoods while the regular lines travel...

Borough Park, NY – Woman Thanks Heroic Firefighter That Rescued Her In 1970 When She Was 5

September 1, 2008 at 06:41 PM
Borough Park, NY - In Dec 23 1970 the first night of Hanukkah there was a major fire at a private house on 46th Street between 13 and 14 ave. Flames and smoke was heavy and members of the Rabbi Pollack family were trapped in the back, The oldest daughter Mindy was R'L killed in the fire and their 5yr old Zlata was saved by 2 heroic firefighters from Ladder 148 Fireman Capobianco, and Fireman...

Lake Piru, CA – Body Found Of Los Angeles Man That Drowned While Trying to Rescue Daughter

September 1, 2008 at 03:13 PM
Lake Piru, CA - Emergency workers have suspended their search to look for the body of a 39-year-old Los Angeles man drowned last week Monday at Lake Piru. Naftoli Smolyansky was last seen about 5 p.m. Monday after he jumped into the lake to save his 5-year-old daughter. His daughter made it safely onto a boat, but Smolyansky disappeared under the lake's murky waters. Authorities have just...

Fallsburg, NY – Two Charged With Looting The Pines Hotel

September 1, 2008 at 02:56 PM
Fallsburg, NY - Two South Fallsburg women have been accused of stealing copper piping out of former resort, The Pines. Nativdad Rivera, 26, and Klein Maradiaga, 23, were charged with felony burglary, misdemeanor burglary tools possession and petit larceny. Fallsburg police arrested them while they were coming out of the Pines carrying pails full of copper piping. They were arraigned and...

London – Fire Forces Kosher Kingdom To Close

September 1, 2008 at 01:33 PM
London - One of the country's leading Kosher supermarkets could remain closed for the Rosh Hashanah rush after a major fire caused extensive damage to the shop and destroyed tens of thousands worth of goods. Much of Golders Green Road was shut off and local residents and shoppers evacuated Thursday evening as fifty firefighters spent around four hours tackling a blaze at the warehouse...

Jerusalem – Former Members of Mishmeres Hatznios: It Is a “military-like organization” We Get Paid By How Many Bones We Break

September 1, 2008 at 01:16 PM
Jerusalem - The arrests of two alleged chastity squads members, Elhanan Buzaglo and Binyamin Meirovich, have sparked a new wave of violence in Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods. Following the arrests, garbage bins in the neighborhood of Geula were set on fire. Police officers who arrived were greeted with rocks being thrown at them. A store selling MP4 devices was attacked last...

Jerusalem – VP Candidate Joe Biden: Israel Will Have to Reconcile Itself to a Nuclear Iran

September 1, 2008 at 11:51 AM
Jerusalem - Democratic vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden was quoted Monday as telling senior Israeli officials behind closed doors that the Jewish state will have to reconcile itself to a nuclear Iran. In the unsourced report, Army Radio also quoted Biden as saying that he opposed "opening a additional military and diplomatic front." Biden, chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations...

Tokyo – Yeshiva Boy Jailed in Japan Writes Encouragement From Prison

September 1, 2008 at 10:56 AM
Tokyo - A letter written by a yeshiva boy imprisoned in Japan for apparently-unwitting drug-trafficking contains pages of spiritual encouragement. The youth has been imprisoned in Japan since April of this year, together with two friends. The three are yeshiva students from Bnei Brak and Jerusalem, and were arrested after Japanese authorities said they found "an unprecedented amount" of...

New York – Egoistic Liar Sen. Schumer Outdid Gov. Paterson At Denver Convention

September 1, 2008 at 10:26 AM
New York - HYPERAGGRESSIVE Sen. Chuck Schumer really outdid himself last week at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, lying to Gov. Paterson about an embarrassing incident and horrifying several associates with his antics, party insiders say. Schumer lied to Paterson about the circumstances under which he upstaged the governor by denying him his agreed-on role of introducing Sen...

Brooklyn, NY – Agriprocessors Asking U.S. Supreme Court to Rule That illegal Immigrants Can’t Join Labor Unions

September 1, 2008 at 09:41 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Agriprocessors, the Brooklyn-based company that is the nation’s largest kosher meat producer, is well known for the labor troubles at its meatpacking plant in Iowa — federal agents detained 389 of its workers as illegal immigrants in May, and labor officials in Iowa have accused it of employing 57 under-age workers. But Agriprocessors is also having labor troubles closer to...

New York City – Bloomberg’s Secret Mission to Satmar Community in State Senate Race

September 1, 2008 at 09:03 AM
New York City - Mayor Bloomberg is reportedly sending Kevin Sheekey on a "secret mission" to convince the Satmar community to vote for Dan Squadron, who is running for the Democratic nomination for a State Senate seat in the the 25th State Senate District in Brooklyn and lower Manhattan, the race is against Democratic Sen. Marty Connor. "The mayor wants his 'deputy mayor for presidential...

New York – Chasidim Make Annual Exodus from Sullivan County

September 1, 2008 at 08:43 AM
Sullivan County, NY - Bakery workers scraped mounds of poppy seeds into trash bins. Fathers strapped luggage and toys to the roofs of minivans. Mothers were too busy hosing off chairs and folding the last of the laundry to talk about the exodus. This scene has repeated for decades now. The day before Labor Day, Sullivan County's Hasidic Jewish communities pack up and vanish. Shops close...

Israel – 48% of Jerusalem Students Attend Charedi Schools

September 1, 2008 at 08:32 AM
Jerusalem, Israel - The trend of growing numbers of ultra-Orthodox students in Jerusalem continues, with 48% of all students in the capital this year set to attend the haredi school system, according to a Jerusalem city hall press release. Overall, 87,020 students will begin their studies at Orthodox institutions this year, in addition to roughly 13,000 who also attend haredi schools, albeit...

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