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Brooklyn, NY – Thousands Attend the Funeral of HaRav Shmuel Birnbaum ZT”L

January 7, 2008 at 11:59 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The following are photos and a video of the thousands of people attending the levayah of Hagoan HaRav Shmuel Birnbaum Zt"l. ...

Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Fatally Struck+

January 7, 2008 at 08:40 PM
Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Fatally Struck+ A motor vehicle accident with a pedestrian female seriously struck on 78th Street between 18th and 19th Avenues.A female pedestrian on her way to a wedding hall in the area was struck and pinned under the vehicle, FDNY, NYPD ESU Airbag were all working on extricating her. NYPD Highway-2 AIS responded to the confirmed A.I. job, and Misaskim now on the scene...

Brooklyn, NY – Mayor Bloomberg Issues Statement On Passing Of Rabbi Birnbaum Z’L

January 7, 2008 at 08:39 PM
Pinned News - January 7, 2008 Brooklyn, NY - Rabbi Refoel Shmuel Birnbaum, zt'l, passed away Sunday afternoon at the age of 87. The Jewish world has lost one of the greatest sages of our time. The levaya will take place 8:45 AM Monday morning at Mir Yeshiva, 1795 Ocean Parkway. Rabbi Berenbaum was a son-in-law of the founder of the Brooklyn branch of the Mir Yeshiva, Rabbi Avraham...

New Hampshire – Orthodox State Representative Staunch Supporter Of Mike Huckabee.

January 7, 2008 at 08:27 PM
New Hampshire - Jason Bedrick, the first Orthodox member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, loves former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. But he was going to have to skip a Huckabee campaign event in his hometown of Windham because it was to be held at the Lobster Tail restaurant. Bedrick, a member of a Chabad synagogue in Massachusetts, informed the campaign that he would be unable to...

New York – Billionaire Distributes Funds To Chabad Shuluchim.

January 7, 2008 at 07:34 PM
New York - The Bogolubov Simcha Fund, established with an initial $10 million by Ukrainian billionaire, Mr. Gennady Bogolubov, has begun disbursing grants to Chabad-Lubavitch representatives for family related expenses. The announcement was a welcome surprise to Chabad Shluchim whose personal economics have rarely been the object of philanthropic largesse. "Supporting Shluchim has typically...

New York, NY – NY Times: Brand-Name Bloggers Say Stress of Posting Is a Hazard to Their Health

January 7, 2008 at 04:47 PM
New York, NY - Om Malik’s blog, GigaOm, regularly breaks news about the technology industry. Last week, the journalist turned blogger broke a big story about himself. Mr. Malik, 41, blogged that he had suffered a heart attack on Dec. 28. “I was able to walk into the hospital for treatment that night and have been recovering here ever since,” Mr. Malik wrote. “With the support of my...

New York, NY – Judge Approves Holocaust Settlement with Italian Insurer

January 7, 2008 at 04:10 PM
New York, NY - For the second time, a federal judge approved a settlement Monday among Holocaust victims, their heirs and an Italian insurer, turning aside objections from a few victims who believe the company is getting off easy. Saying the settlement was "fair, reasonable and adequate," U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels ended more than a decade of litigation over the claim that...

United Nations – British Jews Protest Durban II Planning Sessions

January 7, 2008 at 02:37 PM
United Nations - The Board of Deputies of British Jews, the representative body of England's Jewish community, has expressed "concern" that planning sessions for the 2009 UN World Conference against Racism have been scheduled during the Jewish holidays of Pesach and Yom Kippur. "Jewish communities of the world placed so much faith in the original Durban conference in 2001 and attended in...

Brooklyn, NY – Is Charles Barron Antagonistic To The Jewish Community?

January 7, 2008 at 02:26 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A Jewish reader who was "outraged" by what he deemed "race-baiting as a form of fundraising" forwarded this invite to a fundraiser being hosted tomorrow by Rabbi Joseph Stamm at his home for Councilman Bill DeBlasio's 2009 Brooklyn borough president run. Stamm, the president and CEO of MedReview and a longtime campaign contributor to candidates on both sides of the aisle, wrote...

Manchester, NH – Neturi Karta Travel Machine on the Road – Again

January 7, 2008 at 02:25 PM
Manchester, NH - A group of Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jewish Rabbis will tour several New Hampshire sites, where candidates are campaigning for the primaries. According to their website, their mission is explain to the candidates the position of the anti-Zionist movement, and to deliver their ideology...

Mercer County, PA – Appeals Court to Hear Nazi Guard Deportation Case

January 7, 2008 at 01:43 PM
Mercer County, PA - A federal appeals court has agreed to hear the case of a man facing deportation for standing guard at Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Anton Geiser, 83, of Sharon admitted that he served as a Nazi but said he never harmed or killed anyone. In 2006, U.S. District Judge David S. Cercone stripped Geiser's citizenship, which allowed the government to move...

Manchester NH — Obama Gets Dozen Of Secret Service Assigned.

January 7, 2008 at 12:55 PM
Manchester NH — Secret Service presence has increased for Sen. Barack Obama since his dramatic win in Iowa, amid fears over the safety of the man seeking to become America's first black president. The Illinois senator's security now rivals that of President Bush, with a dozen Secret Service agents wearing dark suits and earpieces leading bomb-sniffing dogs through event venues, sweeping all...

Sante Fe, NM – Arrests Made in Santa Fe Home Invasion.

January 7, 2008 at 12:31 PM
Santa Fe, NM - Police have arrested yesterday two perps in their homes for a home invasion at a social gathering in Santa Fe. Authorities say 19-year-old Aaron Dundas and 14-year-old Shalom Katz are being held on charges including attempted murder, robbery and aggravated burglary. Police say a group of at least four males wearing ski masks and carrying baseball bats kicked open a door of an...

New York, NY – Actor Donates Glasses To Memorial Project

January 7, 2008 at 12:27 PM
New York, NY - The lead actor in the "Harry Potter" films will donate his first pair of eyeglasses to a Holocaust memorial project. Daniel Radcliffe, Jewish through his mother's lineage, will give the glasses he wore when he was 6years old to the Respectacles Project, where they will join 1,000 pairs. Other celebrities donating include Yoko Ono, Stephen Fry and Jerry Springer. The art project...

Poland – Large Perentage of 1.2 Million Visitors to Auschwitz Were Poles

January 7, 2008 at 11:25 AM
Poland - More than 1.2 million tourists visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in 2007, the highest number ever, spokesman Jarosław Mensfelt has said. Most visitors to the museum, which acts as a monument of the Holocaust, were Poles, who amounted to 465 thousand. The other 755 thousand were from abroad, with the highest number of groups coming from the UK, then Germany and the US...

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