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Oświęcim, Poland – Outrage After Auschwitz Museum Installs Mist Showers At Entrance To Counter Soaring Temperatures

August 31, 2015 at 04:40 PM
Oświęcim, Poland - The management of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp Museum alleges their intention in installing mist showers at the entrance was to help visitors beat the heat, but for Israeli travelers visiting the sacred ground, the sight of the showers was “a punch in the gut.” “As soon as I got off the bus, I walked into the shower contraption,” tourist Meyer Bolka told Ynet...

Washington – Legal Experts See No Criminal Trouble For Clinton Thus Far

August 31, 2015 at 04:32 PM
Washington - Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far. Some Republicans, including leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, have called Clinton's actions criminal and...

Trenton, NJ – New Jersey Has New Child Safety Seat Rules

August 31, 2015 at 04:10 PM
Trenton, NJ - New Jersey has new child safety seat rules. The rules, which take effect on Tuesday, adhere to American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations. Children under age 2 and who weigh less than 30 pounds must be secured in a rear-facing seat that is equipped with a five-point harness. Children between 2 and 4 who weigh up to 40 pounds can be in either a rear-facing or...

Paterson, NJ – Man Pleads Not Guilty To Tossing Firecrackers At Synagogue Shouting “Allahu Akbar

August 31, 2015 at 03:45 PM
Paterson, NJ - A northern New Jersey man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he threw lit firecrackers outside a synagogue while shouting "Allahu akbar." NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1KzdnQ5 ) reports 21-year-old Rizek Musheisen, of Clifton, entered the plea Monday in state Superior Court. He faces two counts of bias intimidation. Authorities say Musheisen got out of a car in April in front of...

New York, NY – Records Show New York City Losing Millions In Unpaid Parking Tickets Issued To Out-Of-State Drivers

August 31, 2015 at 03:10 PM
New York, NY - Records show that New York City is losing millions of dollars in unpaid parking summonses issued to out-of-state scofflaws who, it appears, are simply masters at avoiding detection while heaping the financial burden back onto the shoulders of local city residents. NYDAILYNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/1NIWWTk) reports that through a Freedom of Information Law request, records show that...

Syria – British Jew Fighting Alongside Kurds In Syria Leaves Hasidic Tags Of “Light” On Liberated Buildings

August 31, 2015 at 02:38 PM
Syria - In an effort to bring what he calls, "some light into darkness," British-born Jewish soldier Batn El Ghoul, aka Timothy Paul Jacobs Wordsworth, has been fighting alongside the Kurdish YPG (People's Protection Units) against ISIS inside Syria for six months, and along with it tagging each liberated house and building with Breslov Hasidic slogans channeling the name of Rabbi...

Washington – Obama Says Offended By Attacks Being Labeled An Anti-Semite Over Iran Deal

August 31, 2015 at 02:17 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama said people who attack Jews who support the Iran nuclear deal are like African-Americans who differ with him on policy and then conclude he's "not black enough." Obama, in an interview with the Jewish newspaper "Forward," was asked whether it hurt him personally when people say he's anti-Semitic. "Oh, of course," Obama said. "And there's not a smidgeon of...

Jerusalem – Tunnel Found In Woman’s Yard May Have Been For Heist In Nearby Bank

August 31, 2015 at 01:39 PM
Jerusalem - A tunnel discovered in an elderly woman's yard in a Palestinian neighbourhood of East Jerusalem on Monday may have been part of a criminal gang's plan for a heist at a nearby museum or bank, police said. The 30 metre-deep hole had been dug in recent months by men posing as municipal workers sent to repair a water leak, Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said. The woman's yard...

Rekhasim, Israel – Chareidi Man Takes His Own Life After Daughter Isn’t Accepted By School

August 31, 2015 at 01:09 PM
Rekhasim, Israel - Hours after the apparent suicide of a Sefardi man in Israel, an area rabbi is pointing the finger of blame at the administrators of a local Chareidi school, saying that it was their refusal to accept the deceased’s daughter into their institution that drove him to take his own life. According to Israeli news site Kikar HaShabat, the niftar, who lived in the Rechasim...

Houston, TX – Houston-Area Deputy Shot 15 Times; Suspect Held Without Bond

August 31, 2015 at 12:40 PM
Houston, TX - A man charged with killing a suburban Houston officer first shot the 10-year veteran in the back of the head and fired a total of 15 times, authorities said Monday. Shannon J. Miles, who is charged with capital murder, appeared briefly in state District Court in handcuffs and shackles. The 30-year-old Houston resident said very little, other than to answer the judge's questions...

New York – OpEd: The Reason I, As A Charedi Jew, Have Been Silent About The Iran Deal

August 31, 2015 at 12:25 PM
New York - I have been silent about the Iran deal. I didn’t protest in the streets. I didn’t sponsor ads in The New York Times. It’s not because I lack concern or that I care less about the Jewish people. I am soundless because that is, in my view, the right thing to do. I am not silent because I know less than those who are vocal about it; I have as much interest as them. I am concerned...

New York – NYC’s First Fan: A Ballgame With Mayor Bill De Blasio

August 31, 2015 at 11:55 AM
New York - He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. He let out a cheer when the best hitter on his favorite team smoked a home run and diligently scanned the out-of-town scoreboard to consider playoff implications. And he waited his turn in the long Citi Field men's room line, just one more fan spending a hot summer day watching the Mets and the Red Sox...

Jerusalem – Archaeologists Speculate That Mysterious Temple Era Stepped-Structure Unearthed At Dig Could Be “Stone Of Claims”

August 31, 2015 at 11:37 AM
Jerusalem - Archaeologists who recently unearthed a pyramid-shaped staircase abutting the 2,000 year-old Second Temple stepped street in the City of David are speculating that the structure might be the "Stone of Claims," a podium used to address pedestrian traffic oft mentioned in the Mishnah and Talmud. The structure was revealed as part of an archaeological dig in the Jerusalem Walls...

Newark, NJ – Man Enters Secure Hallway At Newark Liberty Airport

August 31, 2015 at 11:03 AM
Newark, NJ - A man who made his way into a secure hallway at Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday, prompting police to evacuate part of an airport terminal, has been taken for a psychiatric evaluation, police said. Port Authority Police Department spokesman Joe Pentangelo said the man entered a secured area of Terminal C around 7 p.m. by entering a hallway through an exit...

Toronto – Unstable Antenna Atop Trump Tower Closes Streets In Toronto

August 31, 2015 at 10:27 AM
Toronto - Police have closed off a number of blocks in Toronto's downtown financial district because of an unstable antenna on the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto. Toronto police said Monday the area will be closed for an "extended period of time" for safety. Several blocks around the luxury hotel and condo are cordoned off in what is a key part of the financial district. It has...

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