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New York – Tens Of Thousands Watched Live Event With Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak. VIDEO Replay

September 21, 2008 at 08:19 PM
New York - more than 18,000 people attended last night gathering with Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak, the event took place in Nassau coliseum. the live event was also watched over the internet by tens of thousands from around the globe. on VIN News site, it was watched by more than 8000 people. To see the replay click on below media player ...

Marlborough, NY – Member Of Jewish Motorcycle Club Killed

September 21, 2008 at 07:52 PM
Marlborough, NY - A Lakwood, New Jersey man, who was riding his motorcycle with other members of motorcycle club, was killed Sunday on Plattekill Road in Marlboro. Town Police said Marc Eber, 53, was riding with other members of “Hillel’s Angels,” a fraternal Jewish motorcycle club from New Jersey. They were on a day ride from New Jersey to New Paltz. Police said for unknown reasons...

New York – Outrageous: State Uses Your Monthly 911 Cell Phone Tax For Its Own Pleasure

September 21, 2008 at 07:24 PM
New York - The cell phone bill says "9-1-1 Service Fee": $1.20. You pay it every month to New York state. But only 6 cents end up at a 911 center. Instead, the state spends the money on itself: overtime, fringe benefits, travel, vehicles, new boots, clip-on ties, sun block, spray paint, groceries, dry cleaning and other daily expenses for agencies ranging from the state police to the...

Jerusalem – Charedi Media: Photo Of Livni Not In Our Papers, Neither Her Name Tzipi

September 21, 2008 at 06:41 PM
Jerusalem -If it relies solely on its newspapers for information, the haredi public will not even know what the next prime minister looks like, Arye Frankel, a veteran haredi ad man at the Gal BSD agency, said Sunday. "You simply will not see a picture of Tzipi Livni in the haredi newspapers," said Frankel. "And in some cases you will not even see her first name," he added. A senior editor...

Iran – Jewish Community Refutes Americans’ anti-Iran Claims

September 21, 2008 at 06:07 PM
Iran - The Association of Tehrani Jews on Sunday refuted claims by certain US State Department officials that Iranian religious minorities face restrictions in performing their religious duties. In a statement, a copy of which was made available to IRNA on Sunday, the association said, "We Iranian Jews condemn claims of the US State Department on Iranian religious minorities, announced that we...

Newark, NJ – Potential Explosive Device Evacuates Newark Airport Terminal

September 21, 2008 at 04:09 PM
Newark, NJ - Newark International Airport's Terminal B is being evacuated as a precaution after a bomb-sniffing dog smelled an unattended bag and sat down by it, which indicates something suspicious might be inside. Multiple Sheriff Departments have been requested to the scene. U/D: 04:39pm Terminal "B" has been reopened, the suspicious package was properly inentified...

Jerusalem, Israel – Chabad Rabbi Who Rescued Thousands Of Kids From Chernobyl Disaster Dies

September 21, 2008 at 03:39 PM
Jerusalem, Israel - Rabbi Yossie Raichik, who as director of Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl project oversaw the rescue of thousands of children from the dangers of radioactive fallout, succumbed Sunday to complications from a lung infection. He was 55. Raichik’s passing came as a shock to the tens of thousands of friends and admirers worldwide who took to reciting Psalms in the past week...

Israel – Prime Minister Olmert Officially Resigns

September 21, 2008 at 01:32 PM
Israel - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has formally resigned. He handed a letter of resignation to President Shimon Peres. Earlier, he told his Cabinet that he was stepping down. Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni is already meeting with party leaders to set up a new coalition government. Peres is meeting with party leaders to decide on Olmert's successor, but Livni is the obvious choice. She...

Ste-Agathe, Canada – Rabbi: Teach Members of the Jewish Community Two French Words. “Merci and Bonjour (Thank You and Hello)”

September 21, 2008 at 01:22 PM
Ste-Agathe, Canada - The mayor of this quiet resort town north of Montreal says a spate of seemingly anti-Semitic acts against visibly Jewish residents is nothing more than the rogue behavior of a few teenagers. But the recent incidents in Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, a popular weekend and summer destination for Montreal's Hasidic Jewish community, has roused calls for diversity training for youths...

Jerusalem – Yad Vashem To Honor Unheralded Holocaust Hero

September 21, 2008 at 12:11 PM
Jerusalem - A Dutch policeman who joined the resistance movement after being ordered to round up Jews will Monday posthumously receive Israel's highest honor for people who rescued Jews from the Holocaust. Henk Drogt's bravery became known thanks to the efforts of an El Al pilot who heard the story from the hero's son, who will receive the honor on his 65th birthday. Drogt, who was executed...

India – Lonely Life for Last of Calcutta’s Jews

September 21, 2008 at 11:10 AM
India - The stooped man in the yarmulke fights his way through this chaotic city, the weight of generations heavy upon his shoulders. He squeezes past tea stalls and sidewalk electricians, past idle rickshaws and honking cars. He edges through rows of vendors selling sparkly hair clips and, finally, pushes open a rusty gate hidden from the street. Today is the Sabbath, and Shalom Israel...

New York City – Goverment Vehicles Not Permited Bumper Stickers To Support A Candidate

September 21, 2008 at 10:50 AM
New York City - Politics and police vehicles are not supposed to mix, but there was a John McCain bumper sticker on a Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department cart parked at a highly visible location on Friday morning in Pennsylvania Station. City Room brought this to the attention of transportation authority officials, who alerted the police in turn. The sticker was removed...

Israel – Thousands Hasidim to Fly from Israel to Uman Ahead of Rosh Hashana

September 21, 2008 at 08:27 AM
Israel - The Airports Authority is preparing for a mass departure of Breslov Hasidim to the city of Uman. Some 15,000 people are expected to travel to Ukraine for a visit to the tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov on approximately 80 flights. The Hasidim will embark on the traditional Rosh Hashana holiday journey in order to pray near the pious' gravestone during the Jewish New Year, between...

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