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Mumbai – Reuters Posts Photo Of Dead Terrorist Body In Chabad House

December 1, 2008 at 11:06 PM
Mumbai - Reuters news agency claims they have acquired a photo of one of the terrorist shot dead by Indian commandos in the Chabad house Reuters also posted a photo of the lone terrorist survivor that was caught by passengers in the train station and was beaten and injured One of the Other Terrorist involved at the Taj Hotel ...

Borogh Park – Live Hookup Of The ‘Levy’a'Reb Leibush Teitelbaum Hy’d At Vlover Shul

December 1, 2008 at 09:21 PM
Borough Park - There will be a live audio hookup of the levy'a In Eretz Israel of Reb Arya Leibish Teitelbaum Hy'd son of the Vlover Rov Tuesday 3:00 AM NY Time, at the Vlove Shul on 11 ave and 58 st. The Hookup will also be live at Toldos Avruhm Yitzchak on 53rd street and 13 ave. at the above time...

Moscow, Russia – Lev Leviev’s Schools With 13,000 Students Suffer Along With Company

December 1, 2008 at 09:01 PM
Moscow, Russia - A network of Jewish schools spanning Russia and many former Soviet countries says it is facing budget cuts and shutdowns as the global financial crisis bites into its benefactors' real estate empire. More than 100 institutions are operated by Or Avner, a free school system that gives an Orthodox Jewish education to 13,000 students throughout Russia, Ukraine and other ex-Soviet...

Israel – Foreign Ministry: Israel Won’t Provide Security for Chabad Abroad

December 1, 2008 at 08:17 PM
Israel - The Israeli government will not be able to provide security for Chabad houses in the Far East, the Foreign Ministry said. Officials there said that since Chabad is not an official Israeli organization, it cannot be treated differently from other Jewish organizations operating globally. However, the state would assist Chabad in coordinating security, which the movement would have to...

Jerusalem – Somber Ceremony In Airport As 6 ‘Kedoshim’ Arrive From Mumbai [slide show]

December 1, 2008 at 07:01 PM
Jerusalem - A small somber ceremony with several hundred people was held early Tuesday morning at Ben Gurion International Airport for the six people murdered in last week's terror attack on Mumbai, India, The plane carrying their caskets touched down shortly before midnight. An IDF officer was stationed before each flag-draped coffin with the name of the victim. Attending the ceremony were...

Mumbai – Indian Newspaper Publishes A Heartfelt Good Bye Letter To Moshel’e

December 1, 2008 at 06:16 PM
Dear Moshe: My heart went out to you when I saw you on television, as your Indian nanny carried you out of Nariman House or Chabad House or shall we say Sabbath House, as it was almost the Sabbath, the day of your liberation. It was hard to figure out as to what was going on, as there were so many people around you. You looked visibly frightened. You did not understand what was going on and...

Montgomery, Township, NJ – Full-Size Cardboard Figure Causes PNC Bank Standoff

December 1, 2008 at 05:44 PM
Montgomery, Township, NJ - A standoff at a New Jersey bank is over after police learned a "person" seen inside was actually a full-size cardboard figure. Officers went to the PNC Bank in Montgomery Township after an alarm went off. They saw what they thought was at least one person through the windows of the bank, which had its blinds drawn. The area was sealed off and three nearby...

New York – U.S. Stocks Slide Nearly 700 Points

December 1, 2008 at 04:05 PM
New York - U.S. stocks slid, halting a five-day advance, on growing concern the global economic slump is deepening and consumers’ access to credit is shrinking. General Electric Co. and Caterpillar Inc. lost more than 6 percent following a report that manufacturing contracted at the fastest pace in 26 years. American Express Co. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. fell more than 9 percent on...

Williamsburg, NY – Report Cites Problems in Elevator Where Neuman Boy Died Were Tied to Faulty Maintenance by the Building’s Landlord

December 1, 2008 at 03:59 PM
Williamsburg, NY - The brown elevator door opened shortly before 9 a.m. and two boys on their way to school stepped inside. They were heading downstairs from their 11th-floor apartment when the elevator — a 21-year-old machine, dimly lighted with steel-paneled walls and a beige floor — stalled. The boys — Jacob Neuman, 5, and his brother, Israel, 8 — had not traveled far. They were...

Zurich, Switzerland – Ex-Manager of Israel’s Bank Leumi Sentenced to Jail for Embezzling Customers’ Funds

December 1, 2008 at 03:16 PM
Zurich, Switzerland - A Swiss court has sentenced a former branch manager of Israel's Bank Leumi to eight years in prison for a string of fraud-related offenses. The district court in Zurich says 57-year-old Ernst Imfeld is guilty of mismanaging and embezzling customer funds as well as falsifying documents. Prosecutors says Imfeld lost about 150 million Swiss francs (now worth $125 million...

Lakewood, NJ – Man Flies to Israel to Check if Sister is India Terror Victim

December 1, 2008 at 02:52 PM
Lakewood, NJ - A Lakewood man has flown to Israel to confirm whether his sister was one of the six people killed at the Chabad House in Mumbai, India, during that country's terror attacks. Norma Shvarzblat, a Mexican citizen, was identified as one of those killed by the Jewish Agency for Israel, which said in a press release that the 50-year-old was scheduled to make aliyah to Israel today and...

Jerusalem – At Art Auction Orthodox Jew Praised For For Not Selling Nude Photos

December 1, 2008 at 02:45 PM
Jerusalem - An 1877 painting by French impressionist Camille Pissarro, “Peasant with a Donkey, Pontoise,” set a record last night for a painting sold at auction in Israel, fetching $580,000. Rosette Antebi Pascal, sales director of the Matsart auction house, said she was happy to get that price even though it fell short of the work’s presale low estimate of $700,000. “The market is...

Monsey, NY – Journal Editorial: We Praise The Orthodox For Having Good Fire Vol. But They Need To Enforce Buildng Codes Too

December 1, 2008 at 02:32 PM
Monsey, NY - Building codes save lives. For the safety of workers, residents, families in a building or home, and for the first-responders who rush in when everyone else is rushing out, these codes must be followed and enforced. This week, a fire at a Kaser synagogue once again turned up a slew of violations, from bars on second-story windows to a lack of smoke detectors and sprinklers...

Washington – New York To Have The Most Influence With Obama As President

December 1, 2008 at 01:05 PM
Washington - There's the senator from upstate Chappaqua, the financial whiz president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Manhattan, a Queens native turned federal prosecutor, the Bronx borough president and a legislative guru with roots in Baldwin. When all is in place, President-elect Barack Obama's top advisers could include five with strong New York ties, a contingent local politicians and...

Chicago, IL – Obama Unveils His National Security Team

December 1, 2008 at 01:04 PM
Chicago, IL - President-elect Barack Obama today officially introduced the members of his national security team, including former Democratic primary rival Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state and Robert Gates, who will be remain as defense secretary. Obama also announced that retired Marine Gen. James L. Jones -- a former top commander of NATO and U.S. forces in Europe -- would be his...

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