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Coeur d’Alene, ID – Inmate Denied Kosher Food

June 26, 2008 at 11:41 PM
Coeur d'Alene, ID - Kootenai County Jail officials say a prisoner is not being given kosher food because he has failed to provide information to prove he is Jewish. "He hasn't taken the steps that we've requested of him to help us prove that he requires a special meal," said Lt. Kim Edmondson of Kootenai County sheriff's department. Before being transferred to Idaho, Stephen Espalin, 53, was...

Brooklyn, NY – Gov. Patterson Attends Brooklyn Democratic Event

June 26, 2008 at 08:50 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Gov. Patterson attended this evening a democratic event hosted by Congressman Vito Lopaz, that honored many in the democratic party, including Rabbi David Niderman CEO of UJO for his dedicated work to the Jewish community. the event took place in at the Brooklyn Navy yard in the Steiner Building. ...

Borough Park, NY – Sexual Perpetrator Under Arrest

June 26, 2008 at 06:36 PM
Borough Park, NY - With the help of Boro Park Shomrim Patrol the NYPD of the 66th Pct have under arrest a sexual assault perpetrator who was wanted for sexually abusing two Orthodox Jewish girls minors at 57th Street in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn, perp is now in custody of the NYPD at 50th Street and 19th Avenue. The perp, 49-year-old Constantine Kotzalides lured the two girls and...

New York – U.S. Stock Market In Turmoil, Closes Down 358 Points

June 26, 2008 at 04:06 PM
U.S. stocks tumbled, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its worst June since the Great Depression, as record oil prices, credit-market writedowns and a slowing economy threatened to extend a yearlong profit slump. General Motors Corp., the largest U.S. automaker, plunged the most in three years as Goldman Sachs Group Inc. advised selling the stock and crude rose by $5 a barrel...

New York City – Authorities Crack Down On Unlicensed Contractors

June 26, 2008 at 03:53 PM
New York City - New York authorities say they've concluded a massive effort to crack down on unlicensed home improvement contractors. They've issued nearly 700 violations and seized more than 130 vehicles during a five-week sweep. The city's Department of Consumer Affairs conducted hundreds of routine and undercover inspections along with officials from Westchester and Nassau counties. The...

Jerusalem, Israel – Modern Bridge Welcome, Modern Dress Is Not

June 26, 2008 at 03:07 PM
Jerusalem, Israel - A brand new $73 million bridge is a flashy addition to the Jerusalem skyline, standing tall amidst buildings of traditional Jerusalem stone. The bridge, which curves across Jerusalem's western entrance and will eventually carry a new light rail line, is suspended from 66 white cables attached to a spire 387 feet high that towers over the surrounding rooftops and is visible...

Forest Park, IL – Gravestones at Jewish Waldheim Cemetery While Des Plaines River Rises

June 26, 2008 at 02:53 PM
Forest Park, IL - At Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park, a sacred Jewish burial ground, where more than 200,000 Jews are buried, the tombstones in the section near the Des Plaines River are sinking. The area is suffering from occasional flooding and the unkempt sections tell of the struggle to carry Waldheim's legacy into the future. As a Jewish cemetery, Waldheim faces unique problems because...

New York – As The Economy Turned Sour, Anti-Semitism Increasingly Prevalent

June 26, 2008 at 01:48 PM
New York - While the subprime mortgage crisis roils the market, a profusion of anti-Semitic rhetoric has exploded against companies like Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers Holdings on online message boards maintained by Yahoo. The Jews at Goldman are responsible for high oil prices," one user on a Yahoo message board for Goldman Sachs wrote recently. "Yeah, not one word from the media about how...

New York City – A Community Awakening To Autism

June 26, 2008 at 01:27 PM
New York City - “My ignorance shames me,” commented a rebbetzin from Long Island. “I have found renewed strength,” said Jonathan, a parent of an autistic child from Queens. OHEL Bais Ezra’s Queens seminar, entitled “A Community Awakening to Autism,” was billed as an event that would fuel awareness, understanding, and inspiration—and it certainly did. The seminar, which...

Washington – U.S. Supreme Court: Running Against A Wealthy Candidate, Tough Luck

June 26, 2008 at 12:43 PM
Washington - - The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the "millionaire's amendment" as an unfair way to help opponents of wealthy candidates who spend from their personal fortunes. The law allows candidates to receive larger contributions when their wealthy opponents spend heavily from their personal fortunes. The court says by a 5-4 vote that the law violates the First...

New York City – Reb Shimshon Raphael Hirsch Zt”l ‘Torah Im Derech Eretz’ Philosophy At Height Of Controversy

June 26, 2008 at 12:12 PM
New York City - Speaking at the 200th birthday celebration of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch this past Shabbos, Khal Adath Jeshurun’s Rav Yisroel Mantel declared that the philosophical credo of Rav Hirsch, Torah Im Derech Eretz, is not viable in the absence of its chief advocate. Rav Hirsch was a 19th century champion of Orthodoxy and the founder of Khal Adath Jeshurun’s parent community in...

Woodmere, NY – Multiple Vehicle Accident

June 26, 2008 at 12:11 PM
Nassau County, Woodmere, NY - Hatzolah responding with two ambulances to a multiple vehicle accident involved five vehicles in this pileup acident at Peninula Blvd. and Woodmere Blvd...

New York – American Iconic ‘citibank’ In Serious Financial Trouble

June 26, 2008 at 11:18 AM
New York - Citigroup Inc shares fell to their lowest level in nearly a decade after a Goldman Sachs &Co analyst said investors should sell the largest U.S. bank's stock short as losses mount from troubled debt. In morning trading, the shares were down $1.03, or 5.5 percent, at $17.82 on the New York Stock Exchange. The shares were among the biggest drags on the Dow Jones industrial...

New York City- Police Out In Full Force Checking Vehicle Safety

June 26, 2008 at 10:44 AM
New York City - The NYPD is out in full force this morning on all the major highways north bound leading to the George Washington Bridge, and will be throughout the day, they are checking cars for infant seats, and overcrowding, drive safe. We also received reports that the NY state Police, NJ State Police, have send out dozens of more troopers on the highway today, as people go to the...

Washington – Historic, U.S. Supreme Court: Americans Have The Right To Own Guns

June 26, 2008 at 10:36 AM
Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, for the first time in the nation's history, that individual Americans have the right to own guns for personal use, and struck down a strict gun control law in the nation's capital. The landmark 5-4 ruling marked the first time in nearly 70 years that the high court has addressed whether the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution...

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