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Ramapo, NY – Police Officer Baile Glauber On Desk Duty Due To Injury

September 26, 2008 at 06:02 PM
Ramapo, NY - Police Officer Baile Glauber, who has created quite a stir since  starting to patrol in June,  is doing temporary desk duty now after apparently telling the brass she's had a reoccurrence of an ankle injury. Glauber's ankle injury  first occurred at the beginning of her Rockland Police Academy training, causing her to miss nearly six weeks of physical training during the six...

New York, NY – What’s In Felder’s Future?

September 26, 2008 at 03:47 PM
New York, NY - After briefly disappearing from the scene following his loss earlier this month in the three-way 21st SD primary, Brooklyn Councilman Simcha Felder is back in the thick of things. Felder is working with colleagues from outside his borough on two different initiatives - both of which are related to finances, which makes one wonder whether he's thinking about re-starting the 2009...

La Jolla, CA – Chabad Synagogue Project Denied

September 26, 2008 at 03:34 PM
La Jolla, CA - A proposal by conservative Jewish group La Chabad was roundly rejected by a second planning group committee. The proposal calls for demolishing an existing single-family home at 2466 Hidden Valley road and replacing it with a two-story, 11,666-square-foot structure to include a synagogue, a rabbi's residence, a social hall with attendant kitchen and a small preschool. The La...

New York – Israel-Based Defendants Arrested In Lottery Telemarketing Fraud Targeting U.S. Citizens

September 26, 2008 at 02:56 PM
New York - The FBI, announced today that Guy Mayo, Elad Mayo, Asi Almakias, Moran Goldfarb, Lior Orgad, Orelya Belahsan, David Yamin, Mor Galanti, and Yaniv Kalbers, all residents of Israel, were arrested today on charges that the defendants engaged in a lottery telemarketing fraud scheme which obtained approximately $2 million from elderly victims in the United States between 2007 and September...

Manhattan, NY – Bloomberg: Costly Oil is Good

September 26, 2008 at 01:10 PM
Manhattan, NY - Most Americans are rooting for oil prices to plunge, but Mayo Bloomberg isn't one of them. "My great fear is that the cost of energy will come down rapidly and so low that we will forget the lessons we should have learned, and we'll walk away from the environmental challenges," the mayor said during a panel discussion at the Clinton Global Initiative in Midtown. Bloomberg's...

Southeast, NY – Man Tries To Withdraw Large Amount of Money Using Forged Mayor Dinkins’ Credit Card

September 26, 2008 at 12:26 PM
Southeast, NY - A 46-year-old Bronx man faces several felony charges after he was found carrying an American Express credit card with an account number that once belonged to former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, trying to withdraw $4,900 from the bank account. Police say Christopher Bowman, of the Bronx, N.Y., was in possession of a fraudulent Louisiana State driver's license and the...

Belgrade, Serbia – Court Probes Nazi Charges Against US Man

September 26, 2008 at 11:58 AM
Belgrade, Serbia - Serbia's war crimes court is investigating genocide allegations against a man accused of serving as a Nazi officer before emigrating to the United States and retiring outside Seattle. The court said today that 86-year-old Peter Egner, who lives in a suburban retirement community, is suspected of committing genocide and other war crimes against civilians in Belgrade while...

Los Angeles, CA – Cultural Awareness of Jewish Community Heightened after Yavneh ’07 Yom Kippur Incident

September 26, 2008 at 10:52 AM
Los Angeles, CA - Cultural awareness and improved communications with building owners could help avoid situations like one last year when city inspectors interrupted a Yom Kippur service in Hancock Park, according a letter made available by the mayor's office. The letter is a follow- up to an incident that occurred at Yavneh Hebrew Academy on Sept. 21, 2007. Families were marking the beginning...

Toronto – City Council: Don’t Compare Tyrant Of Iran To Hitler

September 26, 2008 at 10:05 AM
Toronto - A decision by Toronto's city council to ban an exhibit comparing anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with those of Adolf Hitler has drawn fire from Canadian Jewish groups. The traveling four-part exhibit, of which the Ahmadinejad presentation makes up one part, has been banned by an ad-hoc committee within the council for being too...

New York – Gov. Palin: The Only Flag In My Office Is Of Israel

September 26, 2008 at 09:21 AM
New York - President Peres of Israel yesterday met for the first time with Governor Palin and with Senator McCain, who called the veteran Israeli statesman "my old friend." The warm handshake and exchange of broad smiles occurred during an international gathering known as the Clinton Global Initiative, hosted by President Clinton. "I wanted to meet you for many years," Ms. Palin told Mr. Peres...

Jerusalem – Yediot Ahronot: Be Thankful To The Charedim, They Keep The State Of Israel In Jewish Hands, Not The Secular

September 26, 2008 at 09:05 AM
Jerusalem - Earlier this week I took a cab, and before I had a chance to stare out the window and fake deep interest in highway signs – a well-known hint that I want to be left alone – the taxi driver started talking. “You’re ultra-Orthodox,” he said. I nodded, hoping to end the conversation right there. After all, what do haredi women know about the Wall Street crisis? (They were...

Budapest – Nazi Suspect is Tracked Down By TV Reporter. VIDEO

September 26, 2008 at 08:37 AM
Budapest - The newspaper Sun has confronted Europe’s most wanted Nazi war criminal at his Hungarian bolthole. Dr Sandor Kepiro, 94, is accused of aiding the massacre of at least 2,000 innocents during the Second World War. Now living near a SYNAGOGUE in Budapest, he insisted to us: “I sleep well at night.” When I asked if it was time to face justice, his bloodshot blue eyes...

Val-Morin, Quebec, Canada – Belz Hasidic Community Lose Last Court Battle over Zoning Laws at Summer Camp

September 26, 2008 at 08:23 AM
Val-Morin, Quebec, Canada - A Jewish community has taken a Laurentian village to the Supreme Court of Canada to fight town zoning bylaws that would force the community to stop using two of its cottages for a synagogue and school. The buildings that house the Hasidic congregation's place of worship and the school in Val-Morin, Que., are about 90 kilometres northwest of Montreal, and are on land...

New York, NY – City Elevators Have Failed Thousands of Inspections.

September 26, 2008 at 07:39 AM
New York, NY - Elevators at a number of public housing developments around the city have failed all but a handful of inspections in recent years, raising new questions about safety, maintenance and oversight by the New York City Housing Authority, according to a new study by the Manhattan borough president's office. The study found that hundreds of elevators at the city's 343 public housing...

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