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New York – iSpy: Apple’s iPhones Can Track Users’ Movements ‎

April 21, 2011 at 03:48 PM
New York - Security researchers have discovered that the latest operating system powering the iPhone and iPad keeps a log of everywhere you go, recording both the location and time you were there. The feature has been around since June 2010, meaning some iPhones have nearly a year of location history recorded in a single file -- every step, trip to the park, family vacation and more. And...

New Square, NY – Inflatable Holiday Ride Collapses Injuring Children

April 21, 2011 at 12:42 PM
New Square, NY - Hatzolah on the scene in the village of New Square at 23 Washington Avenue, for an inflatable amusement ride that collapsed and injured some children. Hatzolah transporting 3-4 children who sustained fractured bones and head injuries, one of them serious, to Westchester Medical Center...

New York – Ford Introduces New, More Efficient Taurus

April 21, 2011 at 11:28 AM
New York - Ford Motor Co. is revamping its Ford Taurus sedan with three new, fuel-efficient engine choices and a hands-free system that automatically parks the car. The 2013 Taurus has its debut Wednesday at the New York Auto Show and will go on sale next spring. The sixth-generation Taurus was a strong seller when it went on sale in the summer of 2009. Sales rose 51 percent in 2010 over...

Fortaleza, Brazil – Jewish Man Killed By Unknown Assailants

April 21, 2011 at 11:07 AM
Fortaleza, Brazil - An Israeli businessman and resident of Brazil was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon by unknown assassins in the country's north Wednesday, local media reported. According to the reports, 35 year old Sagiv Simona was shot five times by motorcycle-riding assailants while sitting in his car. He reportedly attempted to escape his attackers despite receiving grave wounds to...

Vienna – Museum Must Return Nazi Stolen Painting to Montrealer

April 21, 2011 at 10:43 AM
Vienna - Officials say an Austrian museum must return a precious Gustav Klimt painting to its rightful owners after they found out that the piece was seized by the Nazis during World War II. The painting, "Litzlberg am Attersee," now belongs to Salzburg's modern art museum MdM Salzburg and could be worth as much as €30 million ($44 million). Salzburg deputy governor Wilfried Haslauer and...

New Orleans – Flyover, Vigils Mark Gulf Oil Disaster Anniversary

April 21, 2011 at 10:00 AM
New Orleans - Relatives flew over Gulf of Mexico waters Wednesday where 11 oil rig workers died a year ago, residents gathered in prayer vigils onshore and President Barack Obama vowed to hold BP and others accountable for "the painful losses that they've caused." Even as somber remembrances marked the first anniversary of the worst offshore oil spill in American history, there were reminders...

Longmeadow, MA – Farmer, Rabbi And Maple Syrup Maker, Melds Torah and Environmentalism

April 21, 2011 at 09:47 AM
Longmeadow, MA - It’s easy to spot Rabbi Shmuel Simenowitz at a Jewish food conference, an environmentalist gathering or any of the other progressive-minded confabs he frequents. Just look for the Chasid in the room. Simenowitz is an anomaly: a haredi Orthodox Jew, black hat and all, who is equally at home -- and equally uneasy -- in a roomful of dreadlocked 20-something eco-hipsters as...

London – Jar of Gold Coins Returned to Jewish Family

April 21, 2011 at 09:38 AM
London - A German refugee's hoard of gold coins discovered in a garden will be returned to his descendants, a coroner has ruled. The coins, which constituted the smuggled savings of Martin Sulzbacher, a Jew who fled Nazi Germany in 1938, are the property of his son Max Sulzbacher, Dr Andrew Scott Reid, coroner for Inner North London, ruled. Max Sulzbacher's family hid the jar of American...

Washington – FDA Issues Warnings To 4 Hand Sanitizer Companies

April 21, 2011 at 09:35 AM
Washington - Federal health regulators have issued warnings to four manufacturers of hand sanitizing products for making unsupported claims about the bacteria-fighting benefits of their products. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday the companies claim their lotions and gels can prevent a variety of infections, including staphylococcus aureus, E. coli and bird flu. Companies that...

Moscow – Matzo: the Religious Rite that Stalin Couldn’t Break

April 21, 2011 at 08:52 AM
Moscow - When Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Moscow last month, the food he enjoyed at the Kremlin was as kosher as it comes, the result of staunchly upheld Jewish tradition – and terrible sacrifice. “My grandfather was executed in 1950 in Leningrad by the Soviet state because he made matzo, the flat unleavened bread eaten by Jews, instead of leavened bread during the...

Jerusalem – In Photos: Thousands Gather at Kotel For Semi-Annual Birchat Hakohanim

April 21, 2011 at 08:36 AM
Jerusalem - Ten Thousand of Jewish worshipers gathered at the Western Wall Plaza on Thursday to take part in the Semi-annual Priestly Blessing, which usually occurs ont he second intermediate days of Sukkot and Pessah. The blessing, known in Hebrew as the Birkat Hakohanim, is a public gathering in which the Kohanim – the priestly class – bestow upon the Jewish people a three-fold blessing...

Brooklyn, NY – Ticket and Towing Blitz During Passover Holiday In Williamsburg

April 21, 2011 at 07:32 AM
Brooklyn, NY - The Department of Transportation went on a towing and ticket blitz in Williamsburg yesterday -- apparently forgetting that it was still a Jewish holiday. More than 41 cars were towed and more than 100 given summonses, even though it was Passover. Community leader Isaac Abraham said parking was scheduled to be suspended Tuesday and Wednesday for Passover, but the NYPD Traffic...

Jerusalem – 47 Israeli Intellectuals Back Palestinian State

April 21, 2011 at 01:41 AM
Jerusalem - Prominent Israeli intellectuals and artists have come out in favor of creating a Palestinian state based on the 1967 line marking the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem. The 47 signatories include 16 recipients of the Israel Prize, the country's highest civilian honor. Among them are civil rights pioneer Shulamit Aloni, actress Hannah Marom and Holocaust historian Yehuda...

Arlington, VA – Bill aims to honor Jewish chaplains at Arlington

April 21, 2011 at 12:30 AM
Arlington, VA - Vera Silberberg was almost 4 when her father, a military chaplain, was killed in a plane crash in Vietnam while flying to observe Hanukkah with Jewish soldiers. She grew up reveling in stories about him: Morton Singer, the weight-lifting Orthodox rabbi who loved cars, rock 'n' roll and his faith. He was serious in his commitment to help American soldiers worship in wartime...

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