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Myrtle Beach, SC – Presidential Candidates In Heated Debate On The Stance Of Israel.

January 10, 2008 at 09:59 PM
Myrtle Beach, SC - Republican presidential debate, is being held tonight from Myrtle Beach, S.C., by Fox News Channel. The six candidates on stage: Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Sen. John McCain, Rep. Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson. The debate became very heated on the issue of Israel, all the candidates tried to defend how strongly they will stand with Israel, but the highlight of...

Oceanside, NY – Man Indicted for Bias Graffiti at Synagogues

January 10, 2008 at 09:17 PM
Oceanside, NY - A 20-year-old man was arrested and charged with spray-painting swastikas on two local synagogues a week before the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur in September.The suspect, James Weeks, was charged for the anti-Semitic graffiti, which was scrawled on the property of the Oceanside Jewish Center, at 2860 Brower Ave., and Temple Avodah, at 3050 Oceanside Rd., on Sept...

New York, NY – What’s Really Behind The Hechsher Conflict At Rubashkin?

January 10, 2008 at 07:55 PM
Pinned Topic Jan. 10 2008 New York, NY - A conflict between supervising rabbis at an embattled kosher slaughterhouse has become public, opening a window into the usually closed world of kashrut certification. Rabbis who represent K’hal Adath Jeshurun, a small ultra-Orthodox community based in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, have announced that they will not continue to certify...

Raeford NC – School Board Stops Holocaust Roleplay

January 10, 2008 at 05:16 PM
Raeford NC -- Angela Greene has gotten some negative feedback for her role in stopping a middle school project that was meant to teach a lesson about the Holocaust, but she doesn’t mind. "I am not the least bit deterred,” she said. “I am very glad we live in a country where it's OK to be negative and it's OK to be positive." Greene’s 13-year-old daughter attends eighth grade at East...

France – Book Claims President Sarkozy Jewish

January 10, 2008 at 04:42 PM
France - A book on the Greek-Jewish roots of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, whose family can be traced back to the Jewish community in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, went on sale in Greece Thursday. The book, whose English title reads Me, the Grandson of a Greek, was launched during a lavish gathering in Athens late Wednesday by Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyianni, former...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Anti-Semitic Vandalism on Yeshiva Building+

January 10, 2008 at 04:12 PM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Anti-Semitic Vandalism on Yeshiva Building+ NYPD of the 90th Pct and Williamsburg Shomrim Patrol are all on the scene at Keap Street and Marcy Avenue for a swastika that was painted in thick red paint by 4 Hispanic teenagers on the yeshiva building at that location, NYPD Hate Crime Task Force requested...

Finland – University of Helsinki to probe treatment of Jewish scholar in 1937

January 10, 2008 at 03:53 PM
Finland - The University of Helsinki said Thursday that it would investigate whether Israel-Jakob Schur, a Jewish orientalist, had been ill-treated in 1937. In the unprecedented probe in Finnish academic history, the university is to establish how the scholar's honour may be restored in the case wrongdoing is unearthed. The university rejected the Helsinki-born candidate's doctoral thesis in...

New York, NY – OK Kosher Org.: Certified Meat Not Affected by Latest Shechita Crisis

January 10, 2008 at 03:16 PM
New York - The OK Kosher certification organization has issued a press release, reassuring kosher consumers across the globe about the serious kashrus issues that were recently brought to light. Below is their clarification about the status of the Shechita: "Once again, the kashrus-observant world is faced with another shechita crisis. The problem effects shechita in America and across the...

Brooklyn, NY +Serious MVA+

January 10, 2008 at 02:58 PM
Brooklyn, NY +Serious MVA+ A serious motor vehicle accident on Avenue "Y" and East 16th Street, NYPD of the 61st Pct are on the scene for the two elderly pedestrians that were hit by a truck. NYPD Highway-2 A.I.S and Misaskim are also on the scene for the confirmed A.I. job for the 70-year-old female who was knocked down and dragged by the big rig and is in likely condition, the...

New York, NY – El Al’s Chief Rabbi Talks Out On The Friction With Frum Community

January 10, 2008 at 01:51 PM
New York, NY - In a land replete with chief rabbis and accomplished rabbinical leaders, there is a new illustrious personality charged with playing a vital role for Israel and observant Jews everywhere. He is Rabbi Yochanan Chayut, now the chief rabbi of El Al Israel Airlines. It’s somewhat well known that the national carrier of Israel has on occasion had some conflicts with the observant...

New Brunswick, NJ +Four Teens Arrested in Cemetery Vandalism+

January 10, 2008 at 12:55 PM
New Brunswick, NJ - Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with the damage done to nearly 500 headstones at the Jewish cemetery, a rabbi from one of the two synagogues that uses the cemetery said. Rabbi David Bassous of Congregation Etz Ahaim in Highland Park said he met with officials from Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan's office and was told the juveniles, ages 15 to 17...

New Haven, CT – Shomrim: We Are To Credit For Crime Rate Reduction.

January 10, 2008 at 12:54 PM
New Haven, CT - Was it the guns of the shomrim and the Angels? Eli Greer (at left in photo with, at far right, Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa) said yes: Citizen patrols, one of them armed, were responsible for a dramatic drop in crime in 2007. A top city official begged to differ. Greer was reacting to new statistics that show that his part of town — the Whalley, Edgewood, Beaver...

Bnei Brak, Israel – Police Arrests Man Accused of Assaulting Minors.

January 10, 2008 at 12:15 PM
Bnei Brak, Israel - Prosecutors filed an indictment at the the Tel Aviv District Court against a 25 year-old man from Bnei Brak suspected of assaulting and harassing of minors. The suspect, A. P. is charged with seducing six minors, and convincing them to meet him. He is also accused of possessing online some pictures of other minors. Professionals who had treated P. in the past testified that...

New York, NY – First Flush Ceremony For New Public Toilet in NYC

January 10, 2008 at 12:10 PM
New York, NY - It's billed as the "first flush" — the ceremonial opening of a new public toilet on the streets of New York City. The first of 20 public toilets under the city's street furniture contract with Spanish advertising giant Cemusa, Inc. opened Thursday at Madison Square Park in Manhattan. Public toilets have been discussed for years in the city, and a temporary bank of public...

New York, NY – Drama at JFK Airport: Israeli medical team saves American Jew who goes into cardiac arrest.

January 10, 2008 at 09:02 AM
New York, NY - Dr. Reuven Bromiker of the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem and ER nurse Julie Benbenishti of the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem were on their way to a medical rescue mission in the United States, aimed at returning a seven-year-old girl severely injured in a car accident in NY home to Israel. Little did the two know that their rescue efforts would begin a lot...

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