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Warsaw, Poland – Officials Unveils Memorial to Ghetto Fighters

May 13, 2010 at 01:26 PM
Warsaw, Poland - olish officials unveiled a new monument Thursday honoring the last group of Jewish insurgents to escape from Warsaw's burning ghetto in 1943 as the Nazis crushed the revolt against their brutal rule. It was a doomed struggle, but some managed to survive, and today the act of resistance stands as a source of pride for many Jews, especially in Israel. With the remaining ghetto...

Jerusalem – Israeli Knesset Member Wants To Ban The Burka

May 13, 2010 at 01:23 PM
Jerusalem - If a Knesset member has her way, Israel will soon follow in Belgium's footsteps and ban the burka. Last month, Belgium's lower house of parliament backed a bill to ban face-covering clothing in public. Now, Kadima's Marina Solodkin has resolved to introduce similar legislation to the Knesset, directed at Muslim women and members of a tiny Charedi cult in Beit Shemesh who have begun...

Israel – Multiple Dead In Bus Crash In North

May 13, 2010 at 12:39 PM
Israel - At least three people were killed when an Egged bus number 501 collided with a truck at Gilon Junction on the Akko-Carmiel road Thursday. Dozens of people were injured, many of them in serious condition. Large police and Magen David Adom forces, and Ichud Hatzalah assisted by a helicopter, treated the injured and evacuated them to hospitals in the area. Rescue teams reported that...

Gulf of Mexico – BP Video Shows Oil Spewing

May 13, 2010 at 11:29 AM
Gulf of Mexico - Video released by BP shows oil spewing from a yellowish, broken pipe 5,000 feet below the surface. The oil looks like steam rushing from a geyser. The video released Wednesday gives a not-yet-seen glimpse of the leaking well a mile underwater. The stream occasionally can be seen becoming lighter as natural gas mixes into the gusher. Natural gas has been flowing from the...

New York – Kosher Subways Hit Roadblock

May 13, 2010 at 11:22 AM
New York - Some latter-day Biblical critics have suggested that Jews and deli may have been the 11th Commandment. Broad generalities aside, given the Jewish fondness for pastrami on club and its sandwich siblings, who would think that a kosher Subway franchise in a heavily Jewish neighborhood could be a bad idea? Alas, reality is bitter. Two kosher versions of the national restaurant chain...

Brooklyn, NY – Halachic Analysis: The Case of The Simpson Lost Jewelry Ad

May 13, 2010 at 11:12 AM
Brooklyn, NY - For over sixty years, Brooklyn based Simpson Jewelers has been selling and repairing fine watches and jewelry. And if you left an item at the store to be repaired forty years ago, the Simpson family is still waiting for you to pick it up. In an unusual move, Simpsons Jewelers has placed a large ad in this week’s Jewish Press, listing some 230 items that were left for repair...

Williamsburg, NY – Orthodox Man Arrested Accused Of Molesting Boy In Mikvah

May 13, 2010 at 11:06 AM
Williamsburg, NY - An orthodox Jewish man was charged Tuesday with molesting a 12-year-old boy in a ritual bath [Mikvah] in Williamsburg. Prosecutors allege he molested the 12-year-old once a month between January and June 2009, according to court papers. The man arrested dropped a bombshell to cops claiming that he was abused years ago by another Orthodox man who was sent last month to...

Newburgh, NY – 100′s of Law Enforcement Swarm Newburgh in Raid Against Gangs

May 13, 2010 at 10:52 AM
Newburgh, NY - Local, state and federal authorities raided dozens of homes here early on Thursday in a major show of force against the Bloods and the Latin Kings street gangs, whose members have wreaked havoc in this small, troubled city along the Hudson River. More than 300 officers and agents with the F.B.I.; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Immigration and Customs...

New York, NY – New York City Council Members Pushing For Boycott of Arizona As Punishment For Immigration Law

May 13, 2010 at 10:44 AM
New York, NY - Don't fly U.S. Airways, don't watch the Arizona Diamondbacks - and don't go to the Grand Canyon. That's the message from City Council members who introduced a resolution Wednesday urging New Yorkers to boycott Arizona and its businesses as punishment for its new law targeting illegal immigrants. "We have concerns about how the boycott can hurt the working-class people, but we...

New York – Exclusive: Jewish Music Distributor Breaks Ground Using New Technology [video]

May 13, 2010 at 10:16 AM
New York - Pick up a copy of Lipa Schmeltzer’s new album, Meimke D’Lipa, when it appears in stores next week and you may notice a small square tag consisting of brightly colored triangles on the back of the album. This colorful graphic, a High Capacity Color Barcode (HCCB), is actually a web link that can be read using the built in camera on most smartphones, including BlackBerry, iPhone and...

Queens, NY – Priest Blames Jewish-Controlled Media for “Distorting” Abuse Scandal

May 13, 2010 at 09:41 AM
Queens, NY - A Catholic priest is under fire for claiming that the church pedophile scandal has been distorted by the media -- because it's controlled by Jews. "The most insignificant facts are intensified, they make sensational headlines, and that helps sell newspapers," the Rev. Vytautas Volertas, told a Lithuanian-language newspaper on May 1. "To put it another way, who controls the...

Boston – FBI Raid Homes In Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, In Times Square Probe

May 13, 2010 at 09:16 AM
Watertown, MA - Raids by federal agents in Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey on Thursday are focused on a system of "cash couriers" who bring money into the United States from overseas, a source close to the investigation said. Thursday's raids stemmed from the investigation into the failed car bombing attempt in New York's Times Square on May 1, but investigators have not conclusively...

Chicago, IL – Police Arrest 5 in Robbery of Jewish Man on Train

May 13, 2010 at 09:15 AM
Chicago, IL - A 25-year-old law student robbed on a Red Line train said today he believes he was targeted because of his high-tech cell phone. Five teenagers were charged in connection with the robbery on the L. After a night of studying ahead of final exams at DePaul University, the victim -- who asked that his name not be publicized out of concern over retaliation -- said he boarded an...

New York – Brooklyn Paper Editorial: Vito Lopez a Thuggish Assemblyman

May 13, 2010 at 08:24 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Here it comes, folks — an editorial about a district leader race. Wait, don’t turn the page! For once, a contest for the obscure, unpaid, rarely challenged job of state committeemember is actually important this year. Yes, we see you reaching for the corner of the page, but before you flip, consider this: If we don’t fix the bottom rung of electoral politics in this...

Buffalo, NY – Gov Snub? Paterson Will Not Attend Obama Event?

May 13, 2010 at 08:14 AM
Buffalo, NY - While many other Democratic dignitaries will be on hand to welcome President Barack Obama, don't expect any glad-handing from Gov. David Paterson when Obama visits Buffalo. The only item on the governor's official schedule today is a radio interview in New York City, and apparently won't be in Buffalo. Earlier this week, he told WBEN that - as of that time-- he was uncertain...

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