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Pomona, NY – Village Braces for 12.6 Percent Tax Rate Hike

April 1, 2009 at 11:33 PM
Pomona, NY - A public hearing is scheduled on a proposed village budget that raises the tax rate 12.6 percent. The budget presented by Mayor Nick Sanderson reduces some expenses, but it also projects declining revenues from sales taxes and municipal fees. One of the largest rising expenses is the village's defense against a lawsuit brought by Congregational Rabbinical College of...

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Residents Complain Against the Attraction Caused by Tosh’a Rabbi

April 1, 2009 at 08:06 PM
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Victoria Park residents are upset about a Jewish sect whose very popular, elderly leader has moved into the neighborhood, attracting people to the 7,000 square foot home. Residents complained in emails to Commissioner Charlotte Rodstrom that scores of people have religious meetings at the home that involve stomping and noise. They say a Hasidic Jewish Sect, The Tosh, from...

Brooklyn, NY – 2 Floors Collapse in Building Under Construction

April 1, 2009 at 06:49 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Firefighters say two floors have collapsed in a Brooklyn building under renovation, but no one has been seriously hurt. The Fire Department says no one was trapped inside when the third and fourth floors of a four-story building at 172 Division Avenue fell around 6:45 p.m. The building is near Roebling Street in the Williamsburg neighborhood. The city Buildings Department...

Los Angeles, CA – Largest Jewish Foundation Lost $18M in Madoff Fraud

April 1, 2009 at 06:26 PM
Los Angeles, CA - The Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) of Los Angeles announced today that it lost 18 million U.S. dollars in the massive Bernard Madoff investment fraud case. As the largest manager of charitable assets for Los Angeles area Jewish philanthropists, the JCF said the loss represents less than 3 percent of the JCF's total assets and about 6 percent of assets in its common...

Washington – Top U.S. Army General: Israel Might Choose to Attack Iran

April 1, 2009 at 05:02 PM
Washington - Israel might choose to attack Iran to prevent it from developing a nuclear bomb, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East said today. Army General David Petraeus told Congress that “the Israeli government may ultimately see itself so threatened by the prospect of an Iranian nuclear weapon that it would take preemptive military action to derail or delay it.” While Iran...

Elyachin, Israel – Rabbi Agrees to Drop Ban on ‘Hespedim’ Delivered by Women At Funerals

April 1, 2009 at 04:26 PM
Elyachin, Israel - A rabbi in northern Israel who came under attack for what some called blatant male chauvinism agreed this week to stop reproaching women for eulogizing their deceased loved ones. Haim Adani, Rabbi of Elyachin, a town of about 3,000 residents located near Hadera, agreed to stop preaching against women who asked to eulogize their loved ones and to join in the funeral...

Ohio – Accused Nazi Guard Demjanjuk to Be Sent to Germany

April 1, 2009 at 03:55 PM
Ohio - John Demjanjuk, who Munich prosecutors are investigating over his role as a guard at a Nazi concentration camp, is scheduled to be extradited to Germany from the U.S. on April 5, his lawyer said. Demjanjuk, who lives in Ohio and was stripped of his U.S. citizenship, will be put on a plane on April 5 and arrive in Munich the following morning, Guenther Maull, his court- appointed...

Detroit, MI – How Good Are GM and Chrysler Warranties?

April 1, 2009 at 03:26 PM
Detroit, MI - President Barack Obama made clear at his press conference on Monday that the U.S. government would stand behind warranties on cars purchased while the automakers restructure. "Let me say this as plainly as I can. If you buy a car from Chrysler or General Motors, you will be able to get your car serviced and repaired just like always," Obama said. "Your warranty will be safe. In...

New York – Up-and-Coming ‘B’Derech’ Making Strides as Trendsetter in Kiruv Kerovim

April 1, 2009 at 02:19 PM
New York - B’Derech, a movement established by noted Brooklyn Haredi attorney, Mrs. Ruchie Freier, with its stated mission of raising awareness of the need to emphasize the beauty of yiddishkeit in everyday life to the youth of our generation, has recently concluded a successful series of lectures geared toward students, teachers and parents. According to Mrs. Freier, herself a parent, who has...

New York, NY – Bloomberg’s Emergency Command Center Like the Man Himself

April 1, 2009 at 02:14 PM
New York, NY - Michael R. Bloomberg, the mayor of New York is a man who knows his way around a floor plan. While Mr. Bloomberg is justly famous for his open-air office called the bullpen (and his 12,500 square feet of personal living space), his least-known private domain is probably the subterranean chamber in the basement of City Hall. It is called the Situation Room and was modeled...

New York City – NYC Gets 13% Increase in Food Stamps from Stimulus

April 1, 2009 at 01:59 PM
New York City - Poor New Yorkers will get a 13 percent increase in their monthly food stamp grants from funding in the economic stimulus package. The increase amounts to a monthly increase of $63 for a family of three, and $80 for a family of four, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that food stamp households will receive the new...

Jerusalem – Obama Phones Netanyahu to Congratulate Him on First Day in Office

April 1, 2009 at 01:50 PM
Jerusalem - The Obama administration is still committed to a two-state solution, according a Reuters report Wednesday which quoted the White House. Mike Hammer, a White House National Security Council spokesman, was quoted as saying, "The president has said many times that we are committed to the establishment of a democratic Palestinian state living side by side with Israel in peace and...

Washington – First Lady To Visit Jewish Quarter of Prague

April 1, 2009 at 01:19 PM
Washington - Look what's on Michelle Obama's Prague itinerary: According to CNN The first lady will also visit the Jewish quarter of Prague, in the Czech Republic, which symbolizes the tragic history of a community that found success and influence in the United States. An African-American first lady will pay tribute to women and Jews. It's the new face of America. ...

Jerusalem – Bibi’s Heightened Security Angers Neighbors

April 1, 2009 at 01:16 PM
Jerusalem - The security arrangements around Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's private residence in Jerusalem have been boosted considerably since he took office, disrupting the lives of his neighbors. Neighborhood resident Yitzhak Leibovich said that he returned home yesterday evening to discover that "half the vehicles on the street were blocked by barricades." "It turned out that they...

London – British and French Chief Rabbis Call on EU to Protect ‘Shechitah’

April 1, 2009 at 01:12 PM
London - The Chief Rabbis of western Europe’s largest Jewish communities have called on the European Union to protect Jewish rights as the EU institutions prepare to bring in new legislation concerning animals at the time of slaughter. At a meeting in London on Monday, Sir Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Synagogues of the British Commonwealth and Associate President of the...

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