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Washington – FBI: 10 ‘Security’ Incidents Foiled in ’09

January 1, 2010 at 07:55 AM
Washington - The FBI said it prevented more than 10 security-related incidents in 2009, ranging from domestic terrorism to Americans plotting attacks overseas. David Coleman Headley, arrested in October for his alleged part in plotting an attack against a Danish newspaper, may face new charges surrounding the 2008 bombings of Mumbai, the FBI said. Colorado resident Najibullah Zasi, 24, his...

New York – Today’s DAF (Bava Basra 133b): Disinheriting a Child

January 1, 2010 at 07:45 AM
New York - In Spain there is a law that a child cannot be disinherited. In the United States, of course, anything goes. What does Jewish law say about it? Today’s Daf (Bava Basra 133b) discusses such a case in the Mishna and it tells us that although transferring money away from one’s heirs is legal and effective, the spirit of the sages are not pleased with such a person. This is true...

Jerusalem – Western Wall Shofar Blower Sues Police

January 1, 2010 at 07:32 AM
Jerusalem - A three-year-old case of a policeman who attacked a young man blowing the Shofar in the middle of Rosh HaShanah services at the Small Wall - an extension of the Western Wall in the Old City - finally reached court Wednesday. The man, Eliyahu K., together with other members of his prayer group, are suing the police for 10,000 shekels ($2,600) in damages. A person close to the case...

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