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Brooklyn, NY – Take 5 Lotto Winner Sold In Borough Park

September 12, 2008 at 05:21 PM
Brooklyn, NY - One wining Take 5 lotto ticket was sold on September 11 at a Borough Park store. the store is Day N Night Food, at 5418 New Utrecht Ave. Wining numbers were a quick pick, and are 1-3-22-34-39. Take 5 is a daily game. There were a total of 3 lucky winners, the price is $28,687, one of the wining ticket was sold at the above store location. ...

East Rutherford, NJ – Giants, Jets Cancel Talks with Auschwitz Insurer

September 12, 2008 at 02:37 PM
East Rutherford, NJ - The New York Giants and New York Jets ended naming-rights talks with a German insurance company that once had ties to the Nazis. Allianz had been looking to buy naming rights to the stadium being built in northern New Jersey. The move was criticized by Jewish groups and Holocaust survivors. The company says it has atoned for its history and should not be judged by its...

Spring Glen, NY – Teenagers Arrested for Breaking Into Shul

September 12, 2008 at 12:34 PM
Spring Glen, NY - New York State Police have arrested five teenagers after breaking into a local old synagogue through a window, stealing several sfurim. The youngsters Leo K., 18, Brooklyn, Moshe G., 19, Spring Valley, Mair F., 18, Spring Valley, and Chaim L., Spring Valley, all students from a yeshiva in the area were arrested and charged with third-degree burglary, a felony. The four were...

Williamsburg, NY – Shomrim Patrol Nab Yeshiva Burglar

September 12, 2008 at 12:31 PM
Williamsburg, NY - The Williamsburg Shomrim Patrol units caught a burglar posing as a janitor in a yeshiva. Shomrim Patrol received phone calls yesterday of a perp in his 40’s seen in the classrooms holding a broom and of garbage bags. Upon the arrival of Shomrim the man had fled, but the video footage was clear showing the man entering the building and managed to get a broom pretending to be...

Hamburg, Germany – Rabbi Fired After Institution Couldn’t Back His Claim of Having Ordination Papers

September 12, 2008 at 12:27 PM
Hamburg, Germany - The firing of a community rabbi in Germany because he lacked ordination papers is roiling Hamburg’s Jewish community. Dov-Levy Barsilay was fired after community leaders discovered that the Israeli institution that Barsilay claimed had ordained him in 1986 had no such record. Barsilay, 60, who reportedly had planned to negotiate his retirement pension before being...

New York – Gov. Paterson Increases Home Heating Aid

September 12, 2008 at 12:23 PM
New York - Gov. David Paterson says New York will commit $49 million more to help low income families stay warm this winter. Paterson says the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance plans to increase the maximum Home Energy Assistance Program grant to $800 per season from the previous $540 cap. New York is also expanding eligibility for assistance, so a family of four with up...

New York – U.N. Drafting Proposal To Stop Web Anonymity

September 12, 2008 at 12:11 PM
New York - A United Nations agency is quietly drafting technical standards, proposed by the Chinese government, to define methods of tracing the original source of Internet communications and potentially curbing the ability of users to remain anonymous. The U.S. National Security Agency is also participating in the "IP Traceback" drafting group, named Q6/17, which is meeting next week in...

Australia – Rabbis To Veto Marrying Couples Who Do Not Sign a Prenuptial Agreement

September 12, 2008 at 11:41 AM
Australia - VICTORIA’S rabbis are considering a veto against marrying couples who do not sign a prenuptial agreement. While traditional prenuptial agreements provide for a division of assets or financial support in the case of divorce, the agreement proposed by the Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) and the Melbourne Beth Din will ensure that husbands, in particular, are compelled to give...

New York – No Hekhsher, Not Tzedek

September 12, 2008 at 10:24 AM
New York - According to Chazal (Nedarim, 40a), ideas that on the surface seem entirely constructive can in truth be quite the opposite. A contemporary case in point is the effort calling itself “Hekhsher Tzedek,” or “Justice Certification.” Conceived by the rabbi of a Conservative congregation, and now endorsed by that movement’s rabbinic arm, the “Hekhsher”’s promoters insist...

Bnei Brak – BBC: Rabbis Blacklist Non-kosher Music

September 12, 2008 at 09:52 AM
Bnei Brak - Lipa Schmeltzer looks and sounds every inch the popular ultra-orthodox Jewish singer that he is. He sings in Yiddish. He dresses in the clothes of a Haredi Jew and all of his song lyrics come from the scriptures. Yet some say Schmeltzer's music, and that of others like him, is indecent and unfit for public consumption. "They are leading the public astray and are causing a great...

Brooklyn, NY – High-Ranking NYPD Officials Already Have Security Cameras

September 12, 2008 at 09:52 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Among the hundreds of New York City police security cameras installed throughout the city are three in front of the Brooklyn home of Chief of Department Joseph Esposito, according to police sources. Esposito, the highest-ranking uniformed member of the department, lives on a quiet block that residents say is virtually devoid of crime and trouble, other than the occasional rowdy...

Vinnitza Ukraine – Rabbi Attacked by Youngsters

September 12, 2008 at 09:19 AM
Vinnitza, Ukraine - The chief Chabad Lubavitch emissary of the area, Rabbi Shaul Horovitz, and his 3 year old son were attacked on Thursday night around 10:30 PM by a group of youngsters. at first the perps tried to stab the 3 year old a passersby saw the incident and took he rabbi with his son into his car to save them. According to COL the youngsters where shouting anti-Semitic slurs 'death...

Williamsburg, NY – Chasidim: Bike Lanes Not Kosher, It Brings Scantily Clad Cyclists To The Neighborhood

September 12, 2008 at 08:52 AM
Williamsburg, NY - Leaders of South Williamsburg's Hasidic community said yesterday that bike lanes that bring scantily clad cyclists - especially women - peddling through their neighborhood are definitely not kosher. The red-faced religious sect is calling on city officials to eliminate the car-free lanes on Wythe and Bedford avenues, and to delay construction of a new one planned for Kent...

South Fallsburg, NY – Brooklyn Man Indicted in Hit-N-Run

September 12, 2008 at 08:52 AM
South Fallsburg, NY - A Brooklyn man has been indicted in a hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of 50-year-old Julio Torres on July 4, (reported first here on Vos Iz Neias). Michael R., 27, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in a death, a felony. Fallsburg police were called around 6 a.m. by a cyclist who spotted Torres’ body near Pantel Electric...

Kiryas Joel, NY – Election Showed Once Again KJ’s Ability to Deliver a Large Bloc Vote

September 12, 2008 at 08:42 AM
Kiryas Joel, NY - The race for Orange County Surrogate Court just got a lot more interesting, because Tuesday's primary showed that there might be more going on than an election to decide who'll resolve disputes involving wills and trusts. The election could be a barometer, once again, of the Satmar Hasidic Village of Kiryas Joel's ability to deliver votes in a large bloc. It could also be...

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