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Brooklyn, NY – Kletzky Fund Grows to Six Figures in Record Time

July 21, 2011 at 10:51 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Less than thirty three hours since the Kletzy family announced that an official fund had been established in memory of their son Leiby, the Leiby Kletzky Memorial Fund has managed to raise over $100,000 for families in crisis. “While we are surprised by the amazing response we have been getting, in a way it isn’t a surprise at all because we know that Leiby’s story touched...

New York, NY – Group Sues City Schools over Toxic Light Fixtures

July 21, 2011 at 09:52 PM
New York, NY - A coalition of families is asking New York City schools to immediately remove aging fluorescent light fixtures it says are leaking a toxic substance that may harm children's health. Activists have filed a lawsuit demanding that New York City move faster to remove lighting fixtures tainted with the toxic chemicals known as PCBs from hundreds of public schools. City officials...

Jerusalem – Women’s Group Visits Har HaBayis

July 21, 2011 at 08:55 PM
Jerusalem - About 20 women went up to the Temple Mount on Wednesday, accompanied by rabbis and their wives who ensured that purity laws were strictly kept. The group of women went up to the mountain under the guidance of Rabbi Itai Elitzur of Psagot. Einat Ziv, one of the initiators of the event along with Rabbanit Rivka Shimon, told Arutz Sheva’s Hebrew-language news service on Thursday...

Brooklyn, NY – DOT’s Commissioner: Marty Is Lying On PPW Bike Lane “Trial”

July 21, 2011 at 07:55 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Somebody’s not telling the truth under oath. City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, in a sworn affidavit, claims she never told Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz that the controversial Prospect Park West bike lane was only a “trial” project that was to be yanked if it caused safety problems. “The borough president’s recollection is...

New York – WABC: One of Levy Aron’s Attorneys Quits Says Case Too Horrific

July 21, 2011 at 06:04 PM
New York - As police prepared to remove more evidence from Levy Aron's attic apartment, his legal team suffered a body-blow today. Defense co-counsel Gerard Marrone abruptly resigned from the case, telling Eyewitness News that he simply could not in good conscience continue to represent Aron, who is accused of abducting and murdering an 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky in Brooklyn. "The allegations...

Stamford, CT – Orthodox Jew Buys Mengele’s (y”s) Diaries for $245,000

July 21, 2011 at 05:55 PM
Stamford, CT - The diaries of Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele, the so-called "Angel of Death" who tortured prisoners at Auschwitz death camp, were bought on Thursday by an Orthodox Jew for almost $US300,000. One of the most infamous and gruesome war criminals of the Holocaust, Mengele was blamed for tens of thousands of deaths in his role as concentration camp doctor. Over the objections of...

Jerusalem – Israeli PM Turns To Arab TV In Call For Peace

July 21, 2011 at 05:41 PM
Jerusalem - With a September deadline looming, Israel's prime minister turned to the Arabic media Thursday for the first time since taking office two years ago in an attempt to lure the Palestinians back to peace talks, saying "everything is on the table." Benjamin Netanyahu's interview with the Al-Arabiya satellite channel reflects Israeli concerns over Palestinian plans to seek U.N...

Germantown, TN – Police: Brooklyn Murder Suspect Not Being Investigated As Link To Tennessee

July 21, 2011 at 05:16 PM
Germantown, TN - Investigators say they haven't established any links between New York murder suspect Levi Aron and unsolved crimes in other states, a day after the Brooklyn man was indicted in the killing and dismembering of an 8-year-old Hasidic boy. Aron, 35, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murdering and kidnapping Leiby Kletzky, who got lost July 11 while walking home alone from day...

New York – What To Watch Out For When Dealing With The Heat

July 21, 2011 at 04:12 PM
New York - The region is under several different heat warnings. During a heat wave, it's important to know and be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heat-related illness. There are different types of heat-related illnesses, ranging from those that cause temporary discomfort to the generally fatal condition known as heat stroke. In all heat-related illnesses, the symptoms appear when a...

New York – Head of MTA, Jay Walder to Resign

July 21, 2011 at 03:32 PM
New York - The head of the MTA, Jay Walder has announced his resignation effective in October. Walder joined the MTA in October 2009, and in less than two years led an unprecedented overhaul of how the MTA operates, bringing fiscal stability and advancing a series of projects that are improving the daily experience of the MTA's 8.5 million riders. Walder will be joining the MTR...

Beijing – iFraud: Entire Apple Stores Being Faked in China

July 21, 2011 at 03:03 PM
Beijing - It looks almost exactly like a sleek Apple store. Sales assistants in blue T-shirts with the company's logo chat with customers. Signs advertising the iPad 2 hang on the white walls. Outside, the famous logo sits next to the words "Apple Store" — one of the few clues that the whole thing is a fake. China, long known for producing counterfeit consumer gadgets, software and brand...

New York – Making an Early Shabbos – A Halachic Analysis

July 21, 2011 at 02:04 PM
New York - In our shul, as in many places, throughout the summer they accept Shabbos early. They announce in shul that everyone should remember to recite the Shema once again after the z’man. But what about Kiddush? Many people make Kiddush before the sun even sets. Shouldn’t they have to make Kiddush again, at least after sunset? There are a few underlying issues which we will touch upon...

Brooklyn, NY – Neturei Karta Burn Osem Brand Snacks Over Its Support For The State Of Israel (video)

July 21, 2011 at 01:38 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The controversial anti-Zionisnist group Neturai Karat staged a burning food protest on Wendsday July 20 in Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY. The group says that Israeli snack company Osem teaming up with the organization JNF to support the Sderot Indoor Rec Center, is not Kosher. Earlier this year Osem announced that every bag sold from July 5 through August 30, 2011 a...

Brooklyn, NY – Windsor Terrace and Kensington Mothers Launch Projects in Memory of Leiby Kletzky

July 21, 2011 at 12:49 PM
Brooklyn, NY - While Leiby Kletzky may have lived his life in Borough Park, all of Brooklyn seems to have been touched by his tragic death and residents of surrounding neighborhoods are trying to find meaningful ways to pay tribute to the murdered nine year old boy. Veronica Guzman, a 38 year old mother of three who lives in Kensington, was looking for a way for the community to show their...

New York, NY – City Under Excessive Heat Watch Through Friday

July 21, 2011 at 12:08 PM
New York, NY - The metropolitan area is under an excessive heat watch for Thursday afternoon through Friday evening — and forecasters predict temperatures will soar close to 100 degrees but the humidity will make that sweltering feeling even worse. "With the combination of those temperatures and the increasing humidity, we're expecting heat index values of up to 105 degrees Thursday...

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