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Cleveland, OH – Jewish Woman Talks About Kasztner Who Saved Her Life

May 2, 2010 at 11:39 AM
Cleavland, OH - Among those survivors who credit Rezso Kasztner with saving her life is Cleveland Heights resident Anna Halberstam Rubin. Born and raised in Slovakia, not Hungary, the site of Kasztner’s most famous rescue, Rubin counts herself lucky to have found passage aboard a truck to Switzerland. Kasztner arranged that transport, and for parts of the journey, he accompanied his fellow...

Paris, France – 3,000 European Jews Sign Petition Critical of Israel

May 2, 2010 at 11:28 AM
Paris, France - More than 3,000 European Jews, including prominent intellectuals, have signed a petition speaking out against Israeli settlement policies and warning that systematic support for the Israeli government is dangerous. The petition's signatories include French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy and Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a Greens leader in the European Parliament. Backers - who compare...

Jerusalem – El Al Employees Complain of Religious Discrimination

May 2, 2010 at 11:09 AM
Jerusalem - Three El Al employees who are observant Jews have complained the company discriminates against them because of their religious preferences. All three are cargo operators who keep the Sabbath, which prohibits them from working on Friday night and Saturday. They claim that their religious observance has affected their flight standing, and turned to El Al worker's committee...

Jerusalem – Rabbi Moshe Hirsch of Neturei Karta Passes Away

May 2, 2010 at 10:19 AM
Jerusalem - The world is filled with people of different shades of gray. On LaG BaOmer today, Rabbi Moshe Hirsch, the leader of the Neturei Karta organization passed away at the age of 79 at his home in Meah Shearim after a long illness. This past week he was hospitalized in Shaarei Tzeddek Hospital in Jerusalem. His perspectives on Israel, Zionism, and the propriety of meeting with...

New Jersey – A Lag BaOmar Coincidence? Trenton Man Attacks Neighbor With Bow & Arrow

May 2, 2010 at 10:09 AM
New Jersey - Trenton Police have arrested a man who attacked his neighbor with a bow and arrow Thursday evening. Just after 11 p.m., police received a report that a man, identified as Anthony Giovannini, 35, was struck with what he believed was a rock as he was walking inside of his house on the 400 block of Franklin Street. New Jersey - Giovannini told police that after being struck, he...

Brooklyn, NY – Exclusive: Marking 30th Anniversary Music Superstar Avraham Fried Speaks To VIN [series 1]

May 2, 2010 at 09:44 AM
New York - Today Lag B’omer marks the thirtieth anniversary of the release of Avraham Fried’s debut album, No Jew Will Be Left Behind. To celebrate this milestone, Yossi Zweig spoke with the Jewish music superstar, who spoke candidly about his career, his music and his plans for the future. Vos Iz Neias is proud to present an exclusive three part video interview, providing a glimpse into...

Jerusalem – Wife Of Elior Chen Gets 5 Years In Abusive Case

May 2, 2010 at 09:36 AM
Jerusalem - The wife of "abusive rabbi" Elior Chen will sit behind bars for the next five years. Jerusalem District Court Judge Zvi Segal authorized Sunday the plea bargain between M., who is in the process of getting a divorce from Chen, and the State Prosecution, and sentenced her to five years in prison and two years on probation. "The actions carried out against the children included...

Washington – Homeland Security: Potential NY Terrorist Attack Averted [News Conference Video]

May 2, 2010 at 09:03 AM
Washington - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says authorities are recovering evidence from the car bomb discovered at New York's Time Square. She tells NBC'S "Meet the Press" that officials are treating the incident as a potential terrorist attack. She says it's too soon to tell who's responsible. Napolitano says that while investigators have no suspects, they have recovered...

Brooklyn, NY – 5 Sifrei Torahs Missing From Borough Park Shul Found

May 2, 2010 at 08:52 AM
Brooklyn, NY - VIN News has learned that all Five Sifrei Torahs that were reported missing last week from the Kalrsburg synagogue at 1556 53rd Street, have been returned safely. According to NY Assemblyman Dov Hikind, an anonymous individual brought back last night all 5 Torahs to the office of Brooklyn's District Attorney where its being kept now for future investigation. "Its just great news...

New York – Comptroller Announced State Has $9.9B of Unclaimed Founds

May 2, 2010 at 08:49 AM
New York - The New York State Comptroller announced a massive amount of unclaimed funds that have yet to be claimed by New Yorkers- $9.9 billion of unclaimed funds to be exact. He is now holding a number of events statewide for people to claim their share. "New York has $9.9 billion in unclaimed fund accounts," said comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. "We want to return this money to its rightful...

Manhattan, NY – NYPD Mounted Cop, Street Vendor Stop Times Square Car Bomb

May 2, 2010 at 08:32 AM
Manhattan, NY - A car bomb nearly caused a bloodbath in the heart of Times Square yesterday as a homemade explosive device in an SUV parked outside the doors of "The Lion King" fizzled out. The bomb caused a terror scare that forced thousands of people to evacuate the Crossroads of the World and turn Times Square into a ghost town for hours, (as was first reported here on Vos Iz Neias). An...

New York – NY Assemblyman Calls Upon Senators To Deny Visa For Little Hitler Ahmadinejad

May 2, 2010 at 01:10 AM
New York - In a strongly-worded letter sent to Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) urged New York’s congressional representatives to use their influence to prevent Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from obtaining a non-immigrant visa to enter the United States. Ahmadinejad is scheduled to address a United Nations conference on nuclear non-proliferation this...

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