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New York – Released: Trailer for All Star Song to Benefit Bochurim Imprisoned in Japan

March 3, 2011 at 10:47 PM
New York - As first reported exclusively on VIN News, an all new music video starring Shloime Daskal and Avraham Fried is being released to benefit the two Yeshiva boys that are still serving time in a Japanese prison. The bochurim are currently having their cases appealed in Japanese Supremem Court. The song, Tatte, was originally titled “In A Vinkele” on Dveykus 2 and was redone as...

New York, NY – CB 10 Rejects Hebrew School in Harlem

March 3, 2011 at 10:07 PM
New York, NY - A presentation to put a Hebrew language charter school in Harlem was met with fierce resistance from local officials and residents, who want the school to move elsewhere. Harlem Hebrew, modeled after Brooklyn's Hebrew Language Academy Charter School, would serve the upper West Side and a portion of Harlem. It would be open to all students in Community School District...

Miami Beach, FL – Holocaust Survivors Cancel Insurance Protest

March 3, 2011 at 09:32 PM
Miami Beach, FL - Aging survivors of the Nazi Holocaust have canceled plans to protest outside a Miami Beach political fundraiser featuring President Barack Obama. Friday's protest was intended to publicize their struggle to collect what they say is $20 billion in Jewish insurance policies never paid by European companies. Members of the Holocaust Survivors' Foundation USA said earlier this...

New York, NY – Groups to Celebrate Purim at Iran’s UN Mission

March 3, 2011 at 08:43 PM
New York, NY - Several Jewish groups in the U.S. have decided to celebrate the holiday of Purim differently this year, and have decided to hold a Megillah reading at the Iranian UN Mission in Manhattan, New York. The event is sponsored by Americans for a Safe Israel, Amcha-Coalition for Jewish Concerns, Jewish Political Education Foundation, and ZSTREET, and its purpose is to “tell the world...

New York – State Lawmaker Pulls Bike License Bill

March 3, 2011 at 07:20 PM
New York - A state Assemblyman has quickly withdrawn a bill that would require paid registration and license plates for all bicycles in the state, whether ridden by adult or child. The Assemblyman, Michael G. DenDekker, Democrat of Queens, said he had been flooded with complaints from people who lived outside the city that they were being taxed and regulated to address concerns about unsafe...

Jerusalem – Rabbi Calls For Dismissal of Rosh Yeshiva After Wedding Fiasco

March 3, 2011 at 06:19 PM
Jerusalem - Rav Avraham Yosef, Chief Rabbi of Cholon has called for the ouster of a rosh yeshiva who embarrassed a Sefardi chosson at his wedding by leaving with his talmidim immediately after the chupah, after the chosson refused to follow the Rosh Yeshiva’s Ashkenazi minhagim. According to Israeli Hebrew news site Kikar, Rav Refoel Cohen of Tzefas, a relative of the chosson’s explained...

New York, NY – Charedi Delegation Meet Romanian Consul General Over Mass Grave In Yass

March 3, 2011 at 05:52 PM
New York, NY - Before World War II, the city of Yass (Iasi) was one of the largest in Romania. The more than 30,000 Jews of Yass represented almost one third of its population. Sadly, during the Holocaust, the Jews of Yass suffered a pogrom in June of 1941, in which more than 13,000 Jews were brutally murdered. Thereafter, the Jews of Yass were systematically murdered. In 2010, a mass grave...

Israel – Knesset Forms Panel To Study Chabad Security Needs

March 3, 2011 at 05:30 PM
Israel - At a special meeting in the Knesset Thursday, Danny Danon, Chairman of World Likud and Chair of the Knesset Committee for Aliya, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs, announced the formation of a panel to study and participate in the security needs of Chabad Centers around the world. “Chabad is a brand,” said Danon addressing Knesset members and Chabad representatives from foreign...

Brooklyn, NY – Borough Park Senior Center Slated For Closure

March 3, 2011 at 05:08 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is calling on Mayor Bloomberg to remove the Boro Park Y and Agudah Senior Centers from the list of senior centers slated for closure. An advisory sent to all senior centers from the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) states that unless the $25 million in federal Title XX monies are restored by the state, DFTA will be forced to close up...

Israel – Yeshiva Students to Earn NIS 15000 Salary as Construction Workers

March 3, 2011 at 04:37 PM
Israel - Minister of Housing and Construction Ariel Atias agreed on a new plan with senior executives of the Association of Contractors and Builders in Israel to employ haredi (ultra orthodox) yeshiva students in the construction industry, "Yediot Ahronot" reports. The yeshiva students would earn a monthly salary of NIS 15,000. The plan is meant to provide a partial solution to the shortage...

Washington – Years After Vanishing in Iran, US FBI Man Proven Alive

March 3, 2011 at 03:31 PM
Washington - Four years after retired FBI agent Robert Levinson vanished in Iran, the AP has learned the U.S. has proof he's alive. It's a remarkable development in a case that had seemingly gone cold. Levinson's fate has been a mystery since 2007. Iran has repeatedly denied knowing what happened to him, but the U.S. has believed he was snatched by Iranian officials. Current and former U.S...

Israel – Giuliani: Obama Should be More Supportive of Israel

March 3, 2011 at 03:10 PM
Israel - Former New York mayor and potential Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani called on the Obama Administration "to be more supportive of Israel" and more realistic about what the Jewish State is facing. Giuliani made the comments in an interview with Channel 10, which was scheduled to be aired on Saturday. Giuliani rejected the notion that Israel is responsible for the...

Madison, WI – Arrest Order for AWOL Democrats

March 3, 2011 at 02:27 PM
Madison, WI - Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate passed a resolution Thursday calling for police to take 14 Democrats into custody for contempt after they fled to Illinois to avoid voting on a bill that strip public sector unions of nearly all their collective bargaining rights. The vote taken Thursday comes two weeks after the Democrats left, effectively delaying the vote on Gov. Scott...

Washington – President Obama: Gadhafi Must Go

March 3, 2011 at 01:57 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama insisted Thursday that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi leave office, declaring he had lost his authority to lead. Obama also announced that U.S. military aircraft would play a humanitarian role by flying Egyptians who had fled Libya home to Egypt from makeshift camps in Tunisia. "Moammar Gadhafi has lost the legitimacy to lead and he must leave," Obama...

Pensacola, FL – Judge: States Must Continue with Health Overhaul

March 3, 2011 at 01:46 PM
Pensacola, FL - A federal judge in Florida says states must continue implementing the president's health care overhaul even though he has declared it unconstitutional. Florida and 25 states sued to block the law, and District Judge Roger Vinson has ruled in their favor. He says Obama administration attorneys have one week to appeal. If they don't meet that deadline, Vinson says the states...

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