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Jerusalem – Barkat Defends Closure Of Cinema City On Shabbat

May 21, 2013 at 11:17 PM
Jerusalem - As the debate over the operating hours of the capital’s largest and newest (yet-toopen) movie complex Cinema City continues, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat – who launched his reelection campaign last week – said on Tuesday he supports its forced Shabbat closure. The 15-screen, NIS 125 million theater, scheduled to open this summer, has become a lightning rod for debate since its...

Elad – Israeli High Court Orders Rabbinical Court To Withdraw Social Exclusion Order

May 21, 2013 at 10:22 PM
Elad - The High Court of Justice accepted for deliberation on Monday a petition demanding that an independent rabbinical court that issued a writ of social exclusion against a haredi woman in the city of Elad should publicly rescind the decree. The writ was issued against the woman, referred to as HK to protect her identity, because she filed a complaint with a civil court against a neighbor...

Washington – Senate Panel Approves Sweeping Immigration Bill

May 21, 2013 at 09:35 PM
Washington - Far-reaching legislation to grant a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a solid bipartisan vote Tuesday night after supporters somberly sidestepped a controversy over the rights of gay spouses. The 13-5 vote cleared the way for an epic showdown on the Senate floor on the measure, which is...

Washington – Poll: With Less Parent Supervision Teens Migrating To Twitter

May 21, 2013 at 08:24 PM
Washington - Twitter is booming as a social media destination for teenagers who complain about too many adults and too much drama on Facebook, according to a new study published Tuesday about online behavior. It said teens are sharing more personal information about themselves even as they try to protect their online reputations. Teens told researchers there were too many adults on Facebook...

Moore, OK – NEW PHOTOS: Devastation In Oklahoma

May 21, 2013 at 07:50 PM
Moore, OK - Residents sift through the remnants of their homes. Here are images of the aftermath of a powerful tornado that swept through an Oklahoma City suburb, flattening neighborhoods and killing at least 24 people. The tornado was upgraded on Tuesday to a rating of EF5, the category reserved for the most damaging twisters on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, the National Weather Service...

Washington – IRS Official Will Refuse To Answer House Hearing Questions On Tea Party Scandal

May 21, 2013 at 07:23 PM
Washington - Lois Lerner, an Internal Revenue Service official who revealed that the agency was giving extra scrutiny to conservative groups, will assert her constitutional right not to answer questions from a congressional committee on Wednesday, her lawyer said in a letter obtained by Reuters. "She has not committed any crime or made any misrepresentation but under the circumstances she has...

Washington – Policy, Discretion Guide Media Sources Probes

May 21, 2013 at 06:36 PM
Washington - It was a rare moment in relations between the media and the government: In 2008, FBI Director Robert Mueller called the top editors at The New York Times and The Washington Post to apologize because the bureau had improperly obtained reporters' telephone records four years earlier. The extraordinary call was an admission that the FBI's actions violated Justice Department policy...

New York – 20K LB. Of Kosher Meat Donated to Oklahoma

May 21, 2013 at 05:03 PM
New York - In the wake of yesterday's devastating tornado in Oklahoma, a major kosher meat distributor is donating twelve pallets of meat products to disaster victims. Agri Star Meat and Poultry has 20,000 pounds of meat and poultry ready to be shipped to Oklahoma City. Agri Star is working in conjunction with Masbia to raise the necessary funds to transport the meat to its intended...

New York – Dow, S&P End At Records On Fed Officials’ Reassurance

May 21, 2013 at 04:59 PM
New York - Stocks rose on Tuesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 closing at new all-time highs as Federal Reserve officials' comments eased some concerns that the central bank could start reducing its stimulus program. Dow component Home Depot gave the market a lift after the world's largest home improvement chain raised its profit outlook, driving its stock to a record intraday...

San Jose, CA – With High-Tech Guns, Users Could Disable Remotely

May 21, 2013 at 04:11 PM
San Jose, CA - A high-tech startup is wading into the gun control debate with a wireless controller that would allow gun owners to know when their weapon is being moved — and disable it remotely. The technology, but not an actual gun, was slated to be demonstrated Tuesday at a wireless technology conference in Las Vegas and was shown to The Associated Press in advance. It comes at a time...

St Paul, MN – After Four Years, Promises Made By Rabbi Morris Allen And Magen Tzedek Fall Short

May 21, 2013 at 04:01 PM
St Paul, MN - Four years after he predicted a minimum of 10-15 kosher meat producing companies would be carrying its label by the end of 2010, the director of Magen Tzedek, Rabbi Morris Allen, says he has "learned" not to make such "bold" predictions. The JEWISH DAILY FORWARD (http://bit.ly/10MRk0R) reports that, for a myriad of reasons, Allen and Magen Tzedek have failed to convince a single...

New York – Symposium To Offer Investment Opportunities And Advice To Orthodox Jewish Business Owners

May 21, 2013 at 03:22 PM
New York - An upcoming business conference aimed at the Orthodox Jewish entrepreneurs and small business owners hopes to open new vistas to the Jewish business community by bringing in a panel of well known names in the business community to discuss vital business skills, strategies and concepts. Let's Talk Business 2013, which will take place on Tuesday June 11th at Brooklyn's Dyker Beach...

Washington – Stricter Rules Cause Of Meat-Label Spat Between U.S. And Canada

May 21, 2013 at 03:04 PM
Washington - The United States is poised to introduce stricter rules on the labeling of meat imports this week, a move that is likely to heat up a simmering trade dispute with Canada and Mexico. Under new regulations that Washington says are aimed at complying with a World Trade Organization order, all meat sold in the United States must have labels that state where an animal was born, fed and...

Oklahoma – AP: Power Of Moore Tornado Dwarfs Hiroshima Bomb

May 21, 2013 at 02:22 PM
Oklahoma - Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create the massive killer tornado in Moore, Okla. And when they did, the awesome amount of energy released over that city dwarfed the power of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima. Meteorologists contacted by The Associated Press used real time measurements to calculate the energy released during the storm's life span of almost an...

Brooklyn, NY – DOT Agrees To Remove Old Meters To Free Up New Spaces In Boro Park And Midwood

May 21, 2013 at 02:07 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Based on a survey of Boro Park and Midwood which revealed that hundreds of new parking spots will become available once the city removes its old outdated coin-operated meters, the DOT has agreed to remove the old meters as soon as possible. According to local officials, the continued presence of the old meters still confused motorists by giving the "appearance" of designated...

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