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West Orange, NJ – Police Conducted Mock Simulation Of Terror Attack At New Jersey Shul

August 20, 2015 at 11:59 PM
West Orange, NJ - Jews aren’t the only ones getting ready for the upcoming High Holidays. Law enforcement agencies and local police are also preparing for any potential terror incidents against the Jewish community and synagogues in and around the Tri-State area. CBS2 reports (http://cbsloc.al/1MHanD8) that the FBI, SWAT, and local police conducted a mock simulation of two terrorist attacks...

Prague – Murderer Of Czech Jewish Couple Condemned To 28 Years In Prison

August 20, 2015 at 11:30 PM
Prague - The 29-year-old man who brutally murdered a Czech historian and his wife last year was sentenced this week to 28 years in prison, reports Tyden.cz (http://bit.ly/1NoD33M). Dalibor Skopan confessed to attacking and stabbing Jiri Fiedler and his wife at their Prague home in March 2014. In order to gain access to Fiedler’s apartment, Skopan feigned interest in Fiedler’s work archiving...

Miami, FL – Florida Experiences Record Tourism Numbers

August 20, 2015 at 11:10 PM
Miami, FL - Tourism officials say Florida has set a new record with 54.1 million visitors in the first half of 2015 — the highest number in any six-month period in the state's history. Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday at the Miami International Airport that preliminary figures for the first half of 2015 show 45.7 million domestic visitors, 5.5 million overseas visitors and 2.9 million...

Sebastian, FL – Divers Strike Gold Again Off Florida Coast; 2nd Discovery

August 20, 2015 at 10:34 PM
Sebastian, FL - Diver William Bartlett had just started exploring a 300-year-old shipwreck with a metal detector late last month in the waters off Florida's Atlantic Coast when he found his first Spanish gold coin. Then one coin became two and two became so many he had to stuff them into his diving glove. When he resurfaced, "every fingertip was stacked with gold coins, and we knew then we...

Jerusalem – El Al’s Pilot Training Program Accepts First Haredi Woman; Tenacity Pays Off For Married Mother Of Three

August 20, 2015 at 10:02 PM
Jerusalem - On Wednesday it was announced that the tenacity of a married mother of three from Jerusalem finally paid off, with her becoming the first Haredi woman ever to be accepted into El Al's pilot training program. ISRAELNATIONALNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/1U0gNwb) reports that Nehama (full name not disclosed) will begin the training program this coming November. Nehama---a Beit Yaakov...

Bronx, NY – Explosion At New York High School Injures Three

August 20, 2015 at 09:39 PM
Bronx, NY - A gas line explosion at a New York high school on Thursday injured three construction workers, one critically, authorities said. The explosion occurred at about 8 p.m. EDT at John F. Kennedy High School in New York's Bronx borough while construction work was going on in a sixth-floor laboratory, a police spokesman said. A fire department spokesman said all three of the injured...

New York – Twitter’s Stock Falls Below IPO Price Amid Ongoing Decline

August 20, 2015 at 09:29 PM
New York - Twitter's battered shares dipped below their IPO price on Thursday amid ongoing investor concerns about the company's ability to grow its user base. Shares of the San Francisco-based short messaging service fell 5.8 percent to close at $26, after trading as low as $25.92 during the day. Twitter went public in November 2013 at an initial public offering price of $26 per share. The...

Jerusalem – Charedi Rabbi Trains Arabs In The Fine Art Of Performing Bris Milah

August 20, 2015 at 09:02 PM
Jerusalem - A charedi mohel, Dovid Tzadok, has become an unlikely teacher and mentor to Arabs in Eastern Jerusalem, instructing them on how to safely and properly perform bris milah on their children, Ynet reports (http://bit.ly/1gYH6WO). Tzadok, whose father and grandfather were also mohelim, performed his first circumcision at the age 16. Over the years, Tzadok, who speaks Arabic, has...

New York – Flamboyant Trump Evolved Into Cautious Businessman

August 20, 2015 at 08:32 PM
New York - Donald Trump sells himself as a bold empire builder, the kind of businessman who could force through big changes in Washington as president. Yet for all his bravado — "I've done an amazing job," the Republican White House hopeful boasted during his announcement speech — a review of the billionaire's financial filings and recent deals suggests he's no swashbuckler. Trump is...

Washington – Feeling The Heat: Earth In July Was Hottest Month On Record

August 20, 2015 at 08:06 PM
Washington - Earth just keeps getting hotter. July was the planet's warmest month on record, smashing old marks, U.S. weather officials said. And it's almost a dead certain lock that this year will beat last year as the warmest year on record, they said. July's average temperature was 61.86 degrees Fahrenheit, beating the previous global mark set in 1998 and 2010 by about one-seventh of a...

Washington – Obama Iran Deal Gains Democratic Backing Heading Toward Vote

August 20, 2015 at 07:33 PM
Washington - President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran is picking up crucial support from swing-state Senate Democrats despite Republican opposition heightened by revelations of a secret side-agreement between Iran and the U.N. agency that inspects nuclear facilities. On Thursday, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., became the latest to declare her backing, saying in a statement: "This deal...

Keene, N.H. – Bush Struggles To Keep Spotlight, Break Away From Last Name

August 20, 2015 at 07:03 PM
Keene, N.H. - Having been knocked from his front-runner perch, a fiery Jeb Bush lashed out at Republican rival Donald Trump on Thursday as the former Florida governor fights to energize his stalled campaign and stop the billionaire businessman's summer surge. Bush's name recognition and money — see his recent $100 million-plus fundraising haul — have kept him near the top of the Republican...

New York – Brooklyn DA Charges Jewish Businessman For Failure To Pay Workers’ Wages

August 20, 2015 at 06:52 PM
Brooklyn, NY -  An Orthodox Jewish business owner was arraigned today in Brooklyn Criminal Court on charges that he schemed to defraud and failed to pay wages to five workers he hired to clean houses for Passover during March 25 and April 3 of last year. According to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, Samuel Just, 21, owner of Just Clean located in Bedford-Stuyvesant allegedly hired...

Israel – Judge: Players Can NOT Be Forced To Play Soccer During Shabbat

August 20, 2015 at 06:27 PM
Israel - National League match between Ashdod SC and Bnei Lod scheduled for Saturday afternoon was postponed on Thursday after Labor Court judge Ariela Giltzer-Katz ruled that players can't be forced to play during Shabbat, a decision which could have major repercussions on Israeli soccer and sports as a whole. Hundreds of players signed a petition demanding that matches won't be played on...

Vienna – Text Of Draft Agreement Between IAEA, Iran

August 20, 2015 at 06:05 PM
Vienna - Following is a transcript of the original draft agreement between the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran covering inspections at the Parchin military site, where Iran has been accused of pursuing nuclear weapons development a decade ago. This agreement is separate from the much broader Iran nuclear deal signed by Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers in July. Two...

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