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New York – Cameras on NYC Police Tasers

June 18, 2008 at 10:19 PM
New York - Senate Democrats have introduced legislation that will require New York City police agencies to institute new taser technology. State Senator Eric Adams of Brooklyn is teaming with Taser International. The company that will supply police departments statewide with the newly-issued weapons. The new tasers have advanced technology that has a camera installed on the gun. It will...

Queens, NY – Accused Husband Killer Could Have Prison Visits with Daughter

June 18, 2008 at 08:27 PM
Queens, NY - Dr. Mazoltuv Borukhova, accused of arranging the murder of her husband last year, is allowed prison visits with her 5-year-old daughter, according to a Queens Family Court ruling today. Pre-schooler Michelle Malakov witnessed the murder, which took place Oct. 28, 2007, in a Forest Hills playground during a visitation with her mother. It was during that visit that Daniel Malakov...

Williamsburgh, NY – Hasidic Activist Officially To Join City Council Race

June 18, 2008 at 07:25 PM
Williamsburg, NY - One day after Ken Diamondstone announced he's running in the 33rd City Council district in Brooklyn, Isaac Abraham, who told the Daily News he would run back in February, announced a Williamsburg press conference to officially launch the campaign. Mr. Abraham confirmed to VIN News that he will officially announce at 1 p.m. this coming Sunday at Kent Avenue and S. 9th...

New Brunswick, NJ – Chabad Annual Dinner Brings Philanthropists, Elite Dignitaries Under One Roof

June 18, 2008 at 07:16 PM
New Brunswick, NJ - Chabad House of Central NJ at Rutgers and its affiliates held its annual National Founders Dinner at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick on Thursday, June 12 at 6pm. more than 400 people and dozens of high profile dignitaries attended, The dinner honored New Brunswick Mayor Jim Cahill and Long Branch philanthropist Ruth Hyman. The guest speaker was NJ Governor Jon...

Washington – Famed Jewish NBC Reporter: I Won’t Report ‘Lashon Ha-Ra’

June 18, 2008 at 05:50 PM
Washington - Has NBC White House Correspondent David Gregory turned over a new leaf? Gregory, who has earned a lot of critics for having an anti-Bush/liberal bias, made it seem that way during a discussion about ethics in politics and journalism. He claimed to struggle with Jewish teachings about saying bad things about others - at least when it comes to Democrats. Gregory, who is Jewish...

Brooklyn, NY – Kudos To Dov Hikind, The IRS Stands Now For ‘I Respect Sabbath’

June 18, 2008 at 03:59 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Mr. Friedman* contacted Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) after he was stymied by the IRS Manhattan Territory office. He responded to an open call for the Federal Career Intern Program in May of 2008, and was notified that his scheduled interview would take place on the Sabbath. In emails and in phone conversations, Mr. Friedman requested an alternate date because as an Orthodox...

West Palm Beach, FL – Charges Dropped Against Grandmother Who Pushed Sheriff’s Deputy in Airport. VIDEO

June 18, 2008 at 03:34 PM
West Palm Beach, FL - The state attorney's office has dropped charges against the elderly Boca Raton woman who was handcuffed at Palm Beach International Airport, reported By VIN News. Seventy-five year old Elena Reichman had a plane ticket to fly to New York for Passover when she was arrested April 16 after pushing a female sheriff's deputy in the security screening area. TSA officers say...

Monsey, NY – Lawyer for Ramapo Cop Denies Any Ties To ‘Phony Gynecologist’

June 18, 2008 at 03:20 PM
Monsey, NY - The lawyer for a suspended Ramapo police officer denied his client was involved with a Monsey businessman accused of abusing a woman while pretending to be a Manhattan gynecologist. The criminal defense lawyer, David Goldstein of Ramapo, said that Police Officer Andrew Dale had been the subject of a criminal investigation by the Rockland District Attorney's Office. Dale, an...

Detroit, MI – Muslims Barred from Photo at Obama Event

June 18, 2008 at 02:27 PM
Detroit, MI - Two Muslim women at Barack Obama's rally were barred from sitting behind the podium by campaign volunteers seeking to prevent the women's headscarves from appearing in photographs or on television with the candidate. The two different Obama volunteers – in separate incidents– made it clear that headscarves wouldn't be in the picture. The volunteers gave different explanations...

Pinneberg, Germany – Police Investigating Vandalism of Synagogue

June 18, 2008 at 01:31 PM
Pinneberg, Germany - German police are investigating the vandalism of a synagogue near Hamburg. The JTA is reporting that a stone was thrown through a window into the sanctuary today, according to the president of the Pinneberg Jewish community, Wolfgang Seibert. Later, in an anonymous call to the community's office, a male voice said, "The same thing can happen more often. You've got no...

Berlin, Germany – Former SS Camp Guard Could Be Tried in Germany

June 18, 2008 at 01:17 PM
Berlin, Germany - Former SS guard Ivan John Demjanjuk ran the gas chamber at Treblinka where 875,00 Jews were murdered. A retired auto worker living in the US who is accused of being a sadistic former SS concentration camp guard could be brought in front of a court in Germany. Ivan John Demjanjuk, branded the second-most-wanted Nazi war criminal by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, allegedly...

Postville, IA – Shochet Arrested In Immgration Raid At Rubashkin Released

June 18, 2008 at 12:27 PM
Postville, IA - Rabbi Tal Ginter a Shochet in Agriprocessors, that was arrested as part of the largest immigrations raid last month , and was held for more than 5 weeks, was released yesterday evening after the Immigration Service admitted a mistake on their behalf and canceled the deportation order. ...

New York City – 6 New Tainted Tomato Cases in City

June 18, 2008 at 11:20 AM
New York City - Six new cases of an unusual form of salmonella linked to eating raw tomatoes have been confirmed in New York City, in addition to a previously known case, and The city’s health department said more cases may be confirmed in the coming days and weeks. The tainted raw tomatoes, which have sickened people in 23 states, most likely came from Mexico or central or southern Florida...

Bytom, Poland – Last Surviving Jewish Member That Worked In Auschwitz Gas Chambers Dies At 85

June 18, 2008 at 09:56 AM
Bytom, Poland - Henryk Mandelbaum, a member of the Sonderkommando -- Jewish prisoners who were forced to empty the gas chambers at Auschwitz after fellow Jews were gassed and burned -- died Tuesday. He was 85. Mandelbaum died at a hospital in the southern Polish city of Bytom several days after undergoing heart surgery, said Igor Bartosik, a historian at the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum who has...

Columbus, OH – City School Building Rented For $1 a Year To A Jewish Education Program

June 18, 2008 at 09:37 AM
Columbus, OH - Columbus schools will rent a vacant school building to an outside program for special-needs children for a rock-bottom price — $1 a year. During its meeting, the Columbus school board unanimously approved the deal to lease Kent Elementary, which was closed in 2005, to LifeTown, a program run by the Schottenstein Chabad House at Ohio State University. District officials said...

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