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New York – Census: Orthodox, Hasidic Populations Fuel Growth in Ramapo

March 26, 2011 at 11:39 PM
New York - The large spike in the populations of Ramapo's Orthodox and Hasidic communities fueled a townwide increase of more than 16 percent, according to the latest census figures. The increases made sense to Israel Spitzer, deputy mayor of New Square, the Hasidic village that saw its population increase by 50 percent to a total of 6,944. "It's families expanding," Spitzer said. "We have...

Palm Beach, FL – Synagogue Ousted From Condo Unit

March 26, 2011 at 11:06 PM
Palm Beach, FL - Issac Feder claimed he and his friends were just gathering for prayers at one of two condos he owns in Century Village. But his neighbors complained that the unit actually had been turned into a synagogue. The neighbors, many of whom are Jewish, said people attending services in the unit took up public parking spaces, used the condo swimming pool for bathing rituals and left...

New York – Authors Of ‘The Jersey Sting’ Tonight On Zev Brenner Show

March 26, 2011 at 10:42 PM
New York - On July 23, 2009, the Jewish community in New York and New Jersey awoke to the shocking news that five Orthodox individuals were among a group of observant men arrested in an unprecedented corruption and money-laundering case. At the center of it all was a federal informant who was, himself, a product of yeshiva and the son of a prominent New Jersey rabbi. Now the whole sordid tale...

Albany, NY – Seven State Workers Haul In $319M Mega Jackpot

March 26, 2011 at 10:35 PM
Albany, NY - New York - Seven state workers are the Mega-lucky winners of one of the largest Mega Millions jackpots in history. The winning ticket was one of several bought by members of an office pool at a convenience store less than a block from their workplace, said Albany TV station Fox News 23. Other sources said the winners work for the state Division of Housing and Community...

Berlin – 200,000 in Germany Protest Nuclear Power

March 26, 2011 at 10:31 PM
Berlin - Tens of thousands of people on Saturday turned out in Germany's largest cities to protest the use of nuclear power in the wake of Japan's Fukushima reactor disaster, police and organizers said. In Berlin alone more than 100,000 took to the capital's streets to urge Germany's leaders to immediately abolish nuclear power, police spokesman Jens Berger said. Organizers said some...

Ramapo, NY – Yeshiva Case Before Supreme Court Again

March 26, 2011 at 10:09 PM
Ramapo, NY - The legal battle over a yeshiva's adult-student housing project on Grandview Avenue is set to continue in state Supreme Court on Tuesday. Justice Francis Nicolai wants an explanation from lawyers for the Ramapo Planning Board and the town on why appointed planners ignored his order for a limited environmental study on Mosdos Chofetz Chaim's housing project and religious study...

Jackson, MS – Farrakhan Defends Gadhafi, Says Obama Is The First Jewish President

March 26, 2011 at 09:39 PM
Jackson, MS - Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said Friday that the United States lacks the moral authority to attack the forces of embattled Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi. The 78-year-old leader of the Chicago-based organization received cheers Friday night from a packed crowd at a civil rights conference at Jackson State University. Farrakhan said his friend Gadhafi has played...

Des Moines, IA – Ex-UN Ambassador: Obama Not Qualified as President

March 26, 2011 at 09:24 PM
Des Moines, IA - Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton says President Barack Obama isn't qualified to lead the country. Bolton was among the featured speakers Saturday at a conference of conservative Republicans in Iowa. Bolton was nominated for the ambassadorship in 2005 by President George W. Bush. Bolton told the crowd that Obama doesn't care enough about national security issues...

United Kingdom – Tens Of Thousands In Massive Protest In London

March 26, 2011 at 09:24 PM
United Kingdom - More than 250,000 people took to London's streets to protest the toughest spending cuts since World War II — one of the largest demonstrations since the Iraq war — as riot police clashed with a small groups. More than 200 people were arrested. Although most of Saturday's demonstration was peaceful, clashes continued into the night as dozens of protesters pelted officers...

Damascus – Syrians Detain 2 Americans During Demonstrations

March 26, 2011 at 09:02 PM
Damascus - Syrian authorities have detained two Americans amid an unprecedented wave of protests in the repressive Middle East nation, relatives and state media said Saturday. Syria's state news agency Sana alleged that a man with dual U.S.-Egyptian citizenship had "confessed" to selling photos and videos of demonstrations to a Colombian woman. He was later identified by relatives as Mohammed...

Havana – US Urges Carter to Ask Cuba to Release American Jew

March 26, 2011 at 08:56 PM
Cuba - Former US President Jimmy Carter is expected to visit Cuba next week to meet with President Raul Castro to discuss economic policies and ways to improve relations between the US and Cuba. The former president and his wife Rosalynn will arrive in Havana on Monday and stay until Wednesday on a trip under the auspices of his Atlanta-based Carter Centre organisation, spokeswoman Deanna...

Boston, MA – Friend Of The Jewish People And First Female VP Candidate Ferraro Dies

March 26, 2011 at 08:46 PM
Boston - Geraldine Ferraro was a relatively obscure congresswoman from the New York City borough of Queens in 1984 when she was tapped by Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale to join his ticket. Her vice presidential bid, the first for a woman on a major party ticket, emboldened women across the country to seek public office and helped lay the groundwork for Hillary Rodham Clinton's...

Gaza – Hamas Says Will Withhold Fire if Israel Does

March 26, 2011 at 08:41 PM
Gaza - Hamas said on Saturday that Gaza militants had agreed to halt their rocket fire at Israel if the Jewish state stops launching strikes against targets in the coastal territory. Hamas spokesman Ismail Rudwan said after a meeting with faction heads over a surge in cross-border tensions with Israel, that militants were "committed as long as the occupation (Israel) was committed" to restore...

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