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New City, NY- Rockland County Offers Welfare-Cheat Amnesty

June 23, 2008 at 12:36 PM
New City, NY - Welfare cheats in a suburban New York county are getting a break: If they confess and pay back what they've stolen, they won't be prosecuted. Rockland County officials say the amnesty program will run through September. County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef notes that welfare is funded by taxpayers. He says amnesty with restitution will be good for both the law-abiding and the...

New York, NY – After-Hours Users of BlackBerrys Demand Overtime Pay

June 23, 2008 at 12:27 PM
New York, NY - BlackBerrys enable companies to contact employees 24/7, and workers often find themselves doing company business after-hours -- sometimes, plenty of it -- so much so that many employees have come to view the device as almost a digital ball and chain. And now, workers are beginning to fight back -- insisting that they get paid overtime for e-mails sent and work done after hours...

Las Vegas, NV – New Yorker Magazine Profiles Richest Jew In The world

June 23, 2008 at 11:48 AM
Las Vegas, NV - If you have the time, Connie Bruck has an enormous 12,500-word profile of Sheldon Adelson in the latest New Yorker - written, interestingly, without his cooperation. Let's just say Adelson doesn't come across as a very sympathetic individual: According to a guest at a reception in Washington a few years ago, Adelson remarked to President Bush, "You know, I am the richest...

Israel – Yated Ne’eman Editorial: Settlements Born In Sin, Permitting it To Be Build On Shabos Outrageous

June 23, 2008 at 11:21 AM
Israel - After a hareidi newspaper attacked a religious-Zionist decision to have non-Jews build on the Sabbath in a time of need, Ofra's rabbi responds. The Rabbi of Ofra, Rabbi Avi Gisser, recently permitted non-Jews to work on the construction of houses on the Sabbath - and he now explains that the decision is based on well-known Halakhic [Jewish legal] considerations. Rabbi Gisser handed...

Dushanbe, Tajikistan – Last Synagogue Demolished

June 23, 2008 at 11:11 AM
Dushanbe, Tajikistan - Tajikistan's ancient Jewish community lost its only remaining synagogue in downtown Dushanbe, as authorities decided to tear down old buildings in the synagogue's neighborhood so that yet another presidential palace can be built. The one-story synagogue was located in the city center, where authorities have begun construction of the so-called Palace of the Nation -- a...

Adelaide, Australia – Rebbetzin Faces Charges for False Funding Applications for School

June 23, 2008 at 10:56 AM
Adelaide, Australia - Rebbetzin Chana Engel wife of Rabbi Yossi Engel, could face 12 counts of fraud by South Australian Police, in relation to funding applications for a school. Police have recommended that she should be charged with four counts of false pretences and eight counts of deception. The latest development follows a recommendation that Rabbi Engel be charged with 17 counts of...

Brooklyn, NY – New Crime Wave, Scrap Metal Thieves Taking Yard Gates

June 23, 2008 at 10:25 AM
Brooklyn, NY - There is a new wave of crime lurking around the Brooklyn neighborhood and its quite valuable, scrap metal thieves found a new place where to get their goods, your metal gates. It has been reported that in the past few days more than a dozen homes with gates have been broken off by the bandits. Be on the lookout...

Washington – McCain To Entrepreneurs: Develop Robust Automobile Battery And You’ll Get $300 Million Prize

June 23, 2008 at 09:32 AM
Washington - Sen. John McCain hopes to solve the country's energy crisis with cold hard cash. The Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting thinks the government should offer a $300 million prize to the person who can develop an automobile battery that leapfrogs existing technology. The prize would equate to $1 for every man, woman and child in the country. In a speech being delivered...

Berlin Germany – Russian Mob’s Jewish Godfather Arrested

June 23, 2008 at 09:03 AM
Berlin Germany - Mikhail Rabo was a senior member of the Jewish community in Berlin and for a short while even represented it in the Germany's Jewish communities committee. But it seems Rabo was also busy heading another organization – the Russian mob. Rabo, 55, was arrested in Germany’s capital under a European arrest warrant issued against him following a large-scale raid on 20 Russian...

Brooklyn, NY – Isaac Abraham Formally Announced His Bid for City Council

June 23, 2008 at 08:45 AM
Brooklyn, NY - A man who has long served as spokesman for Brooklyn's various Orthodox groups said he wants to be the first Hasidic Jew elected to the City Council. Isaac Abraham, a 56-year-old community activist and hardware-store owner from Williamsburg, joins at least four other contenders for the Democratic nomination to succeed David Yassky, who represents the 33rd District. The...

New York – County Warns of Company Offering to Retrieve Deeds

June 23, 2008 at 07:37 AM
New York - Dutchess County Clerk Bradford Kendall is urging all Orange and Dutchess county residents to be very aware of a Brooklyn based land  record company that  has recently mailed letters to county residents informing them, that for a fee of $85 and  $4.95 for postage, the company can retrieve a certified copy of their deed and mail it back to them. The company states that they will...

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