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Ukraine – Frustrated Jewish Passengers Storm Security at Kiev airport

February 25, 2010 at 10:58 PM
Ukraine - Seventeen Jewish passengers flying Aerosvit Airlines from Tel Aviv to New York City were stranded for 19 hours at the international airport in Kiev this week Monday after their connecting flight to John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport was canceled. The frustrated passengers physically stormed the airport security installation at 1:00 a.m. in a desperate effort to receive answers from the...

New York, NY – Man With No Legs Left Homemade Explosives in Manhattan Train Station

February 25, 2010 at 09:46 PM
Manhattan, NY - A homemade explosive was found at a train station, and one man has been taken into custody. The device, found in front of a ticket window at Metro-North's 125th Street station, consisted of fireworks taped together with 30 bullets, metal objects and a fuse in a bag -- and was capable of igniting, authorities said. Officials said people could have been killed or...

Israel – Rabbi: Even Men Under 13 Should Avoid Dressing as Women During Purim

February 25, 2010 at 08:03 PM
Israel - Safed's leading rabbi, Shmuel Eliyahu, has issued a halachic ruling that men are forbidden to dress as women, since the injunction "neither shall a man put on a woman's garment' (Deuteronomy 22:5) is valid also during the Purim holiday. In response to a question sent as a text message, the rabbi noted that some authorities exclude children under the age of 13 from this injunction or...

Brooklyn, NY – Cabbie Kept Meter Running As Sick Passenger Cleaned Up Vomit

February 25, 2010 at 07:39 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A cab ride through Park Slope turned sour and then downright violent after a 29-year-old man threw up in the back of the cab rolling down Fourth Avenue. Police said that after vomiting in the middle of the 11:30 p.m. ride on February 23, Shelton Ross told the cabbie that he was going to clean everything up. The cab driver pulled over near 14th Street as Ross went about his...

Washington – Ethics Panel Finds New York’s Charles Rangel Broke House Rules

February 25, 2010 at 06:45 PM
Washington - An ethics panel has found that House Ways and Means Chairman, Charlie Rangel broke congressional rules, a source told the AP. Last year the House ethics committee expanded its investigation of Rangel to include his revisions to financial statements that revealed assets and income not previously reported. Earlier the Harlem Democrat had withstood a GOP sponsored resolution that...

New York – Airline To Introduce Women-only Lavatories

February 25, 2010 at 06:25 PM
New York - Airplane lavatories are among the few unisex bathrooms most people encounter, but that's about to change for some air travelers. The Japanese airline All Nippon Airways will introduce women-only lavatories on its international routes starting Monday. The move comes in response to "numerous requests from passengers for this service," the company said in a statement. Many women...

Temple Terrace, Fl – Man Arrested for Wearing Mask in Public

February 25, 2010 at 05:21 PM
Temple Terrace, Fl - A man wearing a clown mask with bright red-orange hair was arrested, charged with the rarely reported offense of wearing a mask or hood on a public road and the more common crime of obstructing or resisting an officer without violence. A deputy spotted the clown-masked man, later identified as Matthew Lopez, and at least one other person walking south on 58th Street North...

Orlando, FL – Theme Park: Ponytail May Have Triggered Whale Attack

February 25, 2010 at 04:43 PM
Orlando, FL - Trainers will continue to interact with a killer whale that grabbed one of their colleagues and dragged her underwater, killing her, but procedures for working with him will change, SeaWorld said Thursday. People lined up to get into the Orlando park a day after the whale named Tilikum killed veteran trainer Dawn Brancheau as a horrified audience watched. Tilikum had been...

New York – NY State Safety Chief Resigns Over Scandal Involving Governor’s Aide

February 25, 2010 at 03:01 PM
New York - The implosion in Albany appears to be accelerating this afternoon, with Governor David Paterson's Criminal Justice Coordinator, a senior aide, resigning in protest because, she said, the State Police had lied to her about their involvement in an incident detailed by the Times today. Denise E. O'Donnell, is deputy secretary for Public Safety in NY, her resignation letter here. Her...

Cairo, Egypt – Synagogue Attack Suspect Denies Charges, Claims Torture

February 25, 2010 at 02:44 PM
Cairo, Egypt - Having earlier confessed to throwing an explosive device on the sidewalk near a Jewish synagogue in downtown Cairo, (as was reported here on VIN News), Gamal Hussein Ahmed--chief suspect in the case--now denies the charges, saying he was subject to torture at the hands of police. He has reportedly been taken to the coroner's office to be examined for traces of...

New York – Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah Of America Condemn Rabbi Avi Weiss Over Woman Rabbah

February 25, 2010 at 01:58 PM
New York - Rabbi Avi Weiss has conferred “semikha” upon a woman, has made her an Assistant Rabbi at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale where she carries out certain traditional rabbinical functions, and has now given her the title of “Rabbah” (formerly “Maharat”). He has stated that the change in title is designed to “make it clear that Sara Hurwitz is a full member of our rabbinic...

Washington – Clinton Will Try to Free Carp Fish for Passover Seder

February 25, 2010 at 01:40 PM
Washington - Free the gefilte fish! Just in time for Passover, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will try to resolve a trade dispute holding up a huge shipment of American-caught fish destined for seder dinners in Israel. Clinton drew chuckles from a congressional panel when she said that getting nine containers of Asian Carp filets from an Illinois fishery to a processing plant in...

Albany, NY – Calls For Gov. Paterson To Drop Out Growing

February 25, 2010 at 01:09 PM
Albany, NY - Gov. David Paterson is under fresh pressure to drop his run for a full term this year after a report about a domestic abuse complaint against a top aide. "I think it's become apparent that he should not seek election and should announce it soon," U.S. Rep. Steve Israel told The Associated Press on Thursday. "And sometimes friends have to speak unpleasant truths." Israel, a...

Stamford Hill, London – Council Orders Man To Demolish Home Because Of illegal Extension

February 25, 2010 at 12:59 PM
Stamford Hill, London - A Charedi father must demolish his family home after losing a planning dispute with a council. Jacob Dreyfuss, president of Stamford Hill's Stolin-Karlin synagogue, rebuilt his two-storey home without planning permission, to add a cellar and a loft extension. Hackney Council issued an enforcement notice and he appealed against it without success. The government's...

London – Orthodox Rabbis Outraged Over Liberal Jews Campaign To Permit Gay Weddings In Shul

February 25, 2010 at 12:26 PM
London - Gay Jewish marriages could be held in synagogues across the country within weeks following a Liberal Judaism campaign to amend a parliamentary bill. Liberal Judaism rabbis have joined senior Church of England clergy in supporting an amendment to the Equality Bill that is expected to be debated in the Lords next week. The proposed law change would allow gay and lesbian couples to get...

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