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New York, NY – Stocks Close Sharply Lower.

January 4, 2008 at 04:06 PM
New York, NY - Stocks closed Friday sharply lower, with the Dow closing down 256 points at 12,800, after a weaker-than-expected December jobs report, exacerbated worries that the economy may be falling into recession...

Miami Beach, FL – Fatal Accident Kills Man by his Own Vehicle

January 4, 2008 at 03:34 PM
Miami Beach, FL - A man was killed by his own vehicle on his way home from synagogue. The vehicle ran over the man on Michigan Avenue and 44th Street when he left the car in neutral on his way to open his garage door. He was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead. An investigation is ongoing into the accident. [VIN News...

Warsaw – A new Kollel in Warsaw, With 2 Members.

January 4, 2008 at 02:56 PM
Warsaw - Seven decades after Warsaw's renowned yeshivas were wiped out by the Nazis, a new Talmud study kollel has opened in the city as part of ongoing attempts to return Jewish life to Poland. It only has two students, but the group behind the kollel says it's merely a beginning. Torah Mitzion, a 10-year-old, Jerusalem-based organization, has 34 “religious Zionist” kollels around the...

Manchester – Armed Thugs Stun Kosher Diners

January 4, 2008 at 01:20 PM
Manchester - Diners were terrified as armed thugs burst into a kosher restaurant on Wednesday. Armed with metal bars and hammers, four men crashed through the side entrance and into the kitchen of JS in Kings Road, Prestwich. "One of the gang members had an iron bar and shouted, 'Armed robbery, get down'," said diner Russell Grossman, who lives in north London. "We...

Vienna, Austria – 101 Graves Desecrated at Main Cemetery

January 4, 2008 at 11:13 AM
Vienna, Austria - Authorities are searching for vandals responsible for desecrating 101 graves at Vienna's main cemetery.Tombstones were toppled, iron crosses were bent and lanterns were destroyed atop the graves at the Vienna Central Cemetery, the Austrian capital's largest graveyard. The vandalism occurred overnight, and 25 of the graves are in the Jewish sector of the cemetery.Police...

Chicago, IL – Obama’s Rise Thankfull To His Jewish Support.

January 4, 2008 at 10:31 AM
Chicago, IL - Ask about Barack Obama's natural constituencies, and you might hear that he's the first black with a viable shot at the White House; or about his Kenyan father and his childhood in Indonesia; or the youthfulness of his followers; or the millions of Oprah junkies swooning over his candidacy. What you might not hear is that the Illinois senator, who made history Thursday by winning...

Long Island, NY – Great Neck Doc Indicted In Car Crash.

January 4, 2008 at 10:11 AM
Long Island, NY - A Great Neck surgeon was arrested and charged with seven counts of aggravated assault for driving under the influence and causing an accident that injured a van full of people on the New Jersey Turnpike, prosecutors said. Jeffrey Weissman, 59, made his first appearance in an Essex County, N.J., courtroom, following his seven-count indictment on the assault charges, Essex...

Kiryas Joel, NY +Working Fire in Yeshiva+

January 4, 2008 at 09:35 AM
Orange County, Kiryas Joel, NY +Working Fire in Yeshiva+ KJFD are on the scene at the yeshiva school at 13 Berdichev Drive for a fire in the walls with heavy smoke condition, building being evacuated at this time. U/D: 09:50 Fire under control by KJFD...

London – Sorry, No Burial. It’s A Day Off.

January 4, 2008 at 09:25 AM
London - A bereaved son has demanded an apology from a council that gave its registrars Christmas Eve off — and almost prevented his mother’s burial. Stephen Feiner’s 91-year-old mother, Dinah, died on the Sunday before Christmas and was due to be buried at Rainham, the Federation of Synagogues’ cemetery in Essex, on Christmas Eve. But Mr Feiner could not find anyone to issue the death...

New York – Jury Awards 4 Million Dollars to New York Mesothelioma Victim For Damages Caused By Asbestos Exposure

January 4, 2008 at 08:59 AM
New York, NY - A New York City jury awarded a total of 4 million dollars to compensate a New York City mesothelioma victim and his wive for damages caused by asbestos exposure. The case of Joel and Sharon Rosenberg v. Alpha Wire Company, involved the asbestos exposure that Mr. Rosenberg sustained as the result of working as a life-long electrician in New York Mr. Rosenberg started in the...

New York – Jewish Group Asks UN To Address Suicide Bombings Session.

January 4, 2008 at 08:45 AM
New York - A week after Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was killed in a gun and bomb attack, a Jewish human rights group has taken out a full page ad in the New York Times on Friday demanding that the United Nations formally address suicide bombings. The ad by the Los Angeles based Simon Wiesenthal Center features a picture of Bhutto beneath the words "SUICIDE TERROR: What more will it...

Lakewood, NJ – Man, 67, Extricated after MVA

January 4, 2008 at 08:39 AM
Lakewood, NJ - A 67-year-old township man had to be extricated from his vehicle and flown to the hospital after a two-car collision yesterday morning on Pine Street. Esteban Vega was taken by helicopter to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune for treatment of lower back and leg injuries suffered in the crash, Patrolman Ray Przewoznik said. Vega was eastbound on Pine Street, about...

Southeast, NY – Sprinkler Malfunction Floods Temple

January 4, 2008 at 08:32 AM
Southeast, NY - A sprinkler malfunction dumped nearly 200 gallons of water inside a Reform Jewish synagogue this morning, barely a year after its congregation moved into the new building. The automatic sprinklers went off at Temple Beth Elohim at 31 Mount Ebo Road North. No fire was reported at the synagogue."About 190 gallons of water flooded the building, came down the front steps and...

New York, NY – Passenger Jets Get Anti-Missile Devices

January 4, 2008 at 08:04 AM
New York - Three American Airlines Boeing 767-200s that fly daily round-trip between New York and California will be outfitted with anti-missile laser jammers, aimed at thwarting terrorists armed with shoulder-fired projectiles, according to the Department of Homeland Security, which is spending $29 million on the tests.Jets will fly with the jammer device mounted on the belly of the plane...

New York – Cloned Meat to Get FDA Approval

January 4, 2008 at 07:40 AM
New York - The US Food and Drug Administration is expected to declare as early as next week that meat and milk from cloned animals and their offspring can be sold to the public.The FDA had previously asked producers of cloned livestock not to sell food products from such animals pending its final ruling.The decision is expected to generate intense opposition from some consumer groups. Some big...

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