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East Rutherford, NJ – AP: World’s Largest Synagogue Tonight In MetLife

August 1, 2012 at 11:41 PM
East Rutherford, NJ - Tens of thousands of the faithful are singing, dancing and praying inside what is billed as the world's largest synagogue — at least for a night. MetLife Stadium was transformed Wednesday for a celebration of the completion of the reading of the Talmud, the book of Jewish laws and traditions. Rabbis wrapped their arms around one another, singing into microphones and...

Live Video: Feed From MetLife

August 1, 2012 at 08:33 PM
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East Rutherford – NJ State Police: Security At Met-Life Greater Than Super Bowl

August 1, 2012 at 07:51 PM
East Rutherford - New Jersey law enforcement and transportation officials say a religious gathering at MetLife Stadium requires security and logistics that are on par with — if not greater than — what will be needed for the Super Bowl in 2014. More than 90,000 people are expected to gather Wednesday night at MetLife Stadium to attend a celebration of the completion of daily reading and...

New York – State Stops Unemployment Checks to New Yorkers Vacationing Abroad

August 1, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Albany, NY - New York's comptroller says a new computer sleuth has stopped $90,000 in unemployment checks that were headed to New Yorkers apparently vacationing abroad this summer and to foreign scammers. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli tells The Associated Press his office found the checks bound for Europe, Mexico, Vietnam and other foreign bank accounts through a computer filter installed...

East Rutherford, NJ – Siyam HaShas: Photos Throughout Evening Of What’s Happening

August 1, 2012 at 06:09 PM
East Rutherford, NJ - In this post, VIN News will continually update only images-photos, videos as the event at Syiam Hashas progresses. so please refresh this post often for updates.. we post them as we get them, all newer photos will be first in order. The images will be a combination of inside the stadium, and outside as participants arrive, This is a fast moving event we will limit photos...

Gaza City – Hamas Blasts Palestinian Official’s Auschwitz Trip

August 1, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Gaza City - Gaza's ruling Hamas has criticized a Palestinian official for visiting a memorial at the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz and paying respects to its 1.5 million victims there, most of them Jews. Hamas official Fawzi Barhoum, expressing the Islamic militant group's position, claimed Wednesday that the Holocaust "is a big lie." He said last week's visit to the Auschwitz by Ziad...

East Rutherford, NJ – 50,000 Ponchos 35,000 Towels At NJ’s MetLife Stadium Talmud Celebration

August 1, 2012 at 04:18 PM
East Rutherford, NJ - For the past two years, Rabbi Yosef C. Golding has worked toward figuring out one question: How do you turn a football stadium into a synagogue for 90,000 worshippers? The answer, it turns out, requires years of meetings, miles of fabric and millions of pieces of paper. "No question about it, it's complicated," said Golding, the executive director of the Rofeh Cholim...

London – Olympic Swimmer Memorializes His Jewish Grandfather In Unconventional Way

August 1, 2012 at 03:46 PM
London - French swimmer Fabien Gilot generated a lot of buzz this week at the 2012 Olympic Games. But it wasn’t just because he and his teammates won a historic gold medal for France in the 4X100 freestyle relay. Yediot Ahronot reports (http://bit.ly/R7GSZJ) that Gilot surprised viewers in both Israel and across the world when they noticed Gilot had a tattoo written in Hebrew lettering. The...

New York – Levi Aron To Plead Guilty

August 1, 2012 at 02:33 PM
New York - A few sources have confirmed to VIN News that Levi Aron has agreed to plead guilty to the murder of Leiby Kletzky. Aron is scheduled to appear in court next week for a trial and VIN News has learned that Aron after agreeing to plead guilty will receive a lengthy sentence for the murder of the Borough Park boy last July. The NY Daily News is also now reporting the...

Washington – Fed Says US Economy Has Slowed, Takes No New Steps

August 1, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Washington - The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the economy is losing strength and repeated a pledge to take further steps if the job market doesn't show sustained improvement. The Fed took no new action after its two-day policy meeting. But it acknowledged that economic activity had slowed over the first half of the year, unemployment remains elevated and consumer spending has...

San Juan – Puerto Rico Adviser Under Fire For Obama Tweet

August 1, 2012 at 02:27 PM
San Juan - An adviser to Puerto Rico's most powerful female lawmaker faced calls to resign on Tuesday after she sent a tweet to President Barack Obama urging him to buy the first lady a double-banana sundae and take her home to Kenya. Heidi Wys sent the tweet last week shortly after Obama tweeted that Michelle Obama's birthday was coming up. "Who cares?" Wys wrote in response. "Take her to...

Jerusalem – Israeli AG: Charedim Doing Nat’l Service To Be Exempt From IDF

August 1, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Jerusalem - Haredim volunteering for national service will be allowed to complete their programs without being drafted into the IDF despite the expiration of the "Tal Law," Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein ruled Wednesday. The ruling will affect around 2,000 members of the ultra-orthodox currently enrolled in national service programs, who will continue to be exempt from IDF service. The...

Ankara – Turkey Launches Military Drill On Syrian Border

August 1, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Ankara - Turkey launched a military drill Wednesday just across the border from a Syrian town it claims is controlled by Kurdish rebels — a show of muscle aimed at Kurdish separatists pushing for autonomy within Turkey’s borders. The Turkish government last week said Turkish Kurdish rebels have seized control of five towns along the border in collaboration with Syria’s Democratic Union...

Bethlehem, West Bank – Palestinian Women Outraged By Marketplace Killing

August 1, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Bethlehem, West Bank - The brutal killing of a battered wife in front of horrified witnesses in an open-air Bethlehem market prompted angry accusations Wednesday that Palestinian police and courts ignore violence against women. Nancy Zaboun, a 27-year-old mother of three, had her throat slashed Monday after seeking a divorce from her abusive husband of 10 years. The husband was arrested at the...

New York – Hikind Calls For ‘Virtual Rally’ At State Department To Free Ostreicher

August 1, 2012 at 12:47 PM
New York - Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is urging everyone concerned with human rights violations to stage a “virtual rally” today with calls to the State Department demanding freedom for Jacob Ostreicher, a Brooklyn resident who has been held without formal charges in a Bolivian prison for 15 months. Assemblyman Hikind hopes the 35,000+ people who signed a petition to the White House...

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