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Israel – Rabbi Nixes Annual Uman Trip to the tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslav

September 3, 2011 at 11:51 PM
Israel - An Israeli rabbi has come out against the increasingly popular custom of married men traveling to the tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslav in Uman, Ukraine for the Rosh Hashanah holiday without their families. There is no justification for leaving one's family to take the trip, Rabbi Ratzon Aroussi told Arutz Sheva. “We must extend blessings to every movement that brings Jews back to...

Santa Ana, CA – Councilwoman Offers to Apologize in Person for Hitler Remarks

September 3, 2011 at 11:16 PM
Santa Ana, CA - Santa Ana Councilwoman Claudia Alvarez today released a statement saying she wants to meet with and apologize personally to Irv Chase and his son Ryan Chase for remarks in which she accused the downtown landlords of  "ethnic cleansing" and compared Irv Chase to Adolf Hitler. Alvarez made those remarks during the council's Aug. 24 meeting. "I have personally and through...

Berlin – Germany Urges Turkey to Accept Findings of UN Flotilla Report

September 3, 2011 at 10:43 PM
Berlin - Germany on Saturday called on Turkey to accept the findings of a United Nations report which certified the legality of an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla, which resulted in the death of eight Turkish citizens and one Turkish-American. On Friday, the UN released a report concluding that the May 2010 raid was legal, but urged Israel to show "regret" for using excessive force and...

Budapest Hungary – Suspected Nazi War Criminal Dies at Age 97

September 3, 2011 at 10:14 PM
Budapest Hungary - Sandor Kepiro, a former officer in a Hungarian special security force who was recently acquitted of Holocaust-era war crimes charges, died Saturday. He was 97. Kepiro died at a hospital in Budapest, his lawyer Zsolt Zetenyi said. He said doctors did not provide a cause of death. "Doctors said he was suffering from 'general weakening,' and I am convinced the trial...

Ayden, NC – A Feared Mass Killer, Irene Got Victims One By One

September 3, 2011 at 09:59 PM
Ayden, NC - A man dies in his recliner, riding out Hurricane Irene at home because he didn't want to leave his Chihuahua at home alone. In Newport News, Va., a falling tree crushes an 11-year-old boy, sparing the mother who tried to protect him. In Whitemarsh Township, Pa., a supermarket bookkeeper determined to make it to work for her 4:30 a.m. shift drives into floodwaters and drowns...

Ankara, Turkey – Turkey Says It Will Challenge Gaza Blockade

September 3, 2011 at 09:44 PM
Ankara, Turkey - Turkey is preparing to challenge Israel's blockade on Gaza at the International Court of Justice, the foreign minister said Saturday, ratcheting up tensions between the once close allies. Ahmet Davutoglu's comments came a day after Turkey expelled the Israel's ambassador and severed military ties with the country, angered over its refusal to apologize for last year's deadly...

Williamsburg, NY – 8-Year-Old Gets Leg Up on Cancer

September 3, 2011 at 09:42 PM
Williamsburg, NY - AN 8-YEAR-OLD Brooklyn boy found a winning weapon in his battle against bone cancer this week: a metal rod and a magnet. Avrum Rosenberg, of Williamsburg, was diagnosed with a tumor on his thigh bone in the spring and faced amputation to stop the rare cancer from spreading. His second choice was equally grim: countless surgeries so doctors could install rod after rod in...

Warsaw – Polish President Condemns Vandalism of Jewish Massacre Memorial

September 3, 2011 at 09:21 PM
Warsaw, Poland - Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski apologized on behalf of people who spray-painted swastikas and slogans on a monument to Jews murdered during World War II. “Even if this was just simple stupidity or an immature outburst, we should pray that human sensitivity, our Christian sensitivity, was also expressed in the fact that we are able to say and repeat with deep respect...

Santa Cruz – CNN Interviews Orthodox Brooklyn Jew Jailed In Bolvia

September 3, 2011 at 09:11 PM
Santa Cruz, Bolovia - From his cell in the notorious Palmasola prison in the eastern Bolivian city of Santa Cruz, New Yorker Jacob Ostreicher counts down the days to Rosh Hashanah. Maybe his nightmare will end by then, he thinks. An Orthodox Jew from Brooklyn, Ostreicher can't imagine spending the Jewish New Year anywhere else but with his family in the United States. But he knows he is...

Tel Aviv – More than 400,000 Turn Out for Largest Economic Protest

September 3, 2011 at 08:56 PM
Tel Aviv - More than 400,000 Israelis poured into streets in cities across the country Saturday night, Israeli media estimated, in a show of strength behind a social protest movement that has rocked the country for two months. The demonstrations in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and elsewhere against Israel's high cost of living, its housing crisis and distorted distribution of wealth marked the...

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