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Morris Township, NJ – Supreme Court Chief Justice, 200 Top Attorneys Attend Symposium On Talmud Values

June 23, 2008 at 09:57 PM
Morris Township, NJ - A crowd of 200 attorneys and judges packed The Madison Hotel in Morris Township to attend Chabad of SE Morris County’s 2nd Annual Jewish Law Symposium. The Topic for the event was: “Democracy and the Uncertain Fate of Individual Rights”, and featured presenters were New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Barry T. Albin, and Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe, Dean of the Institute of...

Israel – French President: No Mideast Peace Until Jerusalem Is Shared

June 23, 2008 at 09:25 PM
Israel - French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Monday there could be no Mideast peace unless Israel drops its refusal to cede sovereignty over parts of Jerusalem claimed by the Palestinians, challenging one of Israel's most emotionally held positions. Speaking to a packed session of the legislature, Sarkozy also called on Israel to stop building settlements in the West Bank. But he tempered...

Detroit, MI – GM’s Stock Price Falls To Lowest in 25 years, Offers Zero Percent Financing on SUVs

June 23, 2008 at 08:50 PM
Detroit, MI - General Motors Corp is offering zero-percent financing for 72 months on pickup trucks and SUVs as record high gas prices have hurt sales of large vehicles, a GM dealer briefed on the plans told Reuters on Monday. The offer, which covers full-size pickup trucks such as the Chevrolet Silverado, will start on Tuesday and last until the end of the month, the dealer said. GM's...

Ramapo, NY – Police To Investigate, Supervisor: I Am Proud of Our Police Department

June 23, 2008 at 08:33 PM
Ramapo, NY - Ramapo Police will conduct an investigation into the treatment of a female Hasidic suspect following criticism that the officer was insensitive for fingerprinting the woman and asking her to remove her wig. But the incident also has resulted in a flood of support for officer Jonathan Quinn by town residents who say he is being treated unfairly and that he acted...

Sullivan County, NY – Senate Passes Bill That Will Expedite Gambling Hotel

June 23, 2008 at 08:06 PM
Sullivan County, NY - The State Senate Monday passed legislation that will provide a number of incentives to Louis Cappelli’s company for partnering with Empire Resorts and building a new hotel, convention center, racino and harness racetrack at the old Concord Hotel site in Kiamesha Lake. Senator John Bonacic sponsored the legislation which he called a “win-win-win” for Sullivan County...

Albany, NY – Powerful Majority Leader Bruno To Step Down End Of Term

June 23, 2008 at 07:58 PM
Albany, NY - Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno, the New York State’s highest-ranking Republican, will step down at the end of this term in December, according to a statement released by his office on Monday evening. “Today, I met with my Republican colleagues in the Senate and informed them that I will not be running for re-election this November,” the statement said. “After 32...

Monsey, NY – Health Officials Reinforce Tracking Shigella Outbreak In Frum Community

June 23, 2008 at 07:10 PM
Monsey, NY - Rockland health officials are continuing to track an outbreak of a highly contagious bacterial illness among young children. A total of 130 cases of shigellosis had been reported to Rockland health officials as of today, said Rockland Health Commissioner Dr. Joan Facelle. Only one case of the infectious disease was reported during the first six months of last year, according to...

Chicago, IL – American Muslims: Obama Deserted Us

June 23, 2008 at 06:48 PM
Chicago, IL - As Senator Barack Obama courted voters in Iowa last December, Representative Keith Ellison, the country’s first Muslim congressman, stepped forward eagerly to help. Mr. Ellison believed that Mr. Obama’s message of unity resonated deeply with American Muslims. He volunteered to speak on Mr. Obama’s behalf at a mosque in Cedar Rapids, one of the nation’s oldest Muslim...

Wichita, KS – Controversial Lakewood Convert Receives Prison Sentence

June 23, 2008 at 05:53 PM
Wichita, KS - Ted Riley Floyd, who caused a stir throughout Orthodox Jewish communities in Brooklyn, N.Y., and New Jersey after living for years under an assumed name, [as reported By Vos Iz Neias], was sentenced in Wichita to a year and a day in prison for his unusual identity crime. U.S. District Judge Monti Belot handed down the sentence today and ordered Floyd to serve three years’...

Los Angeles, CA – Man Involved in Terror Plot Sentenced to 22 Years

June 23, 2008 at 04:42 PM
Los Angeles, CA - A man who planned attacks on military installations and synagogues in the Los Angeles area for an Islamic terrorist cell was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison today for conspiring to wage war against the United States. Levar Washington told a federal judge in Santa Ana that cell members "flirted with the possibility" of attacking targets but no longer believe "a...

Portsmouth, England, UK – Crazed Racist Spared Jail over Hate Mail

June 23, 2008 at 04:26 PM
Portsmouth, England, UK - A crazed man who bombarded Jewish community leaders with sickening hate mail after the 9/11 terrorist attacks has avoided jail. Ashraf Ali posted abusive letters to synagogues, many of which contained anti-Western comments and threats against Jews. One of his letters to the London-based Jewish Chronicle contained a white powder which was later found to be...

Washington, DC- Officials Call for Social Security Numbers To Be Removed From Medicare ID Cards

June 23, 2008 at 03:23 PM
Washington, DC - Social Security Administration officials have requested that CMS take immediate action to issue beneficiaries new membership cards that do not include their Social Security numbers to address identity theft. In a report, SSA Inspector General Patrick O'Carroll said, "Displaying such information on Medicare cards unnecessarily places millions of individuals at risk for identity...

Paris, France – Doctors Optimistic about Condition of Jewish Teenager Severely Attacked

June 23, 2008 at 02:14 PM
Paris, France - The Jewish teenager who was severely beaten by a gang of youths after leaving the synagogue as was reported here on Vos Iz Neias, is still in an artificial coma but he is in an “better condition.” "He will wake up progressively and doctors are optimistic," Sammy Ghozlan, head of the National Vigilance Bureau Against Anti-Semitism, said Monday afternoon after visiting Rudy...

Jerusalem – Israel’s Supreme Court: Pride Parade Can Go On

June 23, 2008 at 01:49 PM
Jerusalem - Israel's Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition to ban this year's Jerusalem pride parade, an annual event that has been the focus of violent controversy in the Holy City in the past. The petition, submitted by a group of hardline Jewish activists, called the parade scheduled for Thursday a "provocation." Jerusalem municipality had also objected to the event, with city...

New Jersey – Rite Aid to Pay $475,000 For Selling Expired Products

June 23, 2008 at 12:54 PM
New Jersey - Rite Aid has agreed to pay $475,000 to settle civil charges brought by state officials that the drug store chain sold expired over-the-counter drugs, infant formula, baby food and other products. The company, which also operates Eckerd stores, faces an additional $175,000 penalty if it fails to comply with the settlement terms during the next 12 months, the state Division of...

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