Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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Zhitomir, Ukranian – Jewish Cemetery Vandalized

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Zhitomir, Ukranian - The Jewish cemetery in the Ukrainian city of Zhitomir was vandalized. Unidentified vandals forced open the front door of the Ohel of Tzadik Rabbi Aharon from Zhitomir, a student...

Stamford, CT – Neturei Karta Protest In Stamford.

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Stamford, CT - About 100 Orthodox Jews from communities in Brooklyn and upstate New York protested outside the Westin Hotel at First Stamford Place last night as Jerusalem's mayor addressed an America...

Germany – Jewish Soldiers Serving in German Military Remembered.

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Germany - Some 85,000 Jewish soldiers served in World War I for the German Empire. Many of them were later killed in concentration camps. A new association has been founded to honor those unsung heroe...

Iran – Jewish Iranians Emigrating To Israel Out Of Fear.

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Iran - On Benjamin's 18th day in Israel he stands in the shade of a palm tree in the paved courtyard of an absorption centre that will be his home for the next six months. On his head he wears a kippa...

Arequipa, Peru – Search for Israeli Hiker Begins

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Arequipa, Peru - Peruvian authorities, in cooperation with official Israeli representatives in Lima, have begun searching for an Israeli who went missing three weeks ago some 800 miles of the capital....

New York, NY – Parking Permit-Holders Breaking the Law Without Getting Ticketed

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New York, NY - A detailed breakdown of the parking placards distributed by the Department of Transportation, revealed that 149 separate government entities had qualified for permits this year. John...

Rome, Italy – Court Scraps Work Ruling for Jailed Ex-SS Officer

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Rome, Italy - Italy's highest appeals court annulled a previous ruling allowing a 93-year-old former SS officer serving a life sentence under house arrest to work. The ruling by the Court of Cas...

New York, NY – NYPD Under Giuliani’s Were Less Complained About Than Bloomberg’s.

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New York, NY - Despite a leadership style that has spared Mayor Bloomberg the scorn heaped on his predecessor for aggressive police tactics, the NYPD was hit with more allegations of wrongdoing in th...

Harrison, NY – Harrison Synagogue’s Expansion.

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Harrison, NY - Residents have expressed opposition to plans by a religious group to expand its place of worship on a small lot surrounded by residential homes. Young Israel of Harrison presented the ...

Cancun Mexico – Chabad Opens New Shul In Cancun.

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Cancun, Mexico - When Orlando businessman Eytan Tayer visits this glitzy Caribbean resort two or three times a year, he sometimes feels he has left his Judaism behind. "I was always looking for some...

Randolph, MA – School Board Memebr Kenney’s Apology Fails to Calm Storm.

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Randolph, MA - A group of angry residents in Randolph is vowing to hold rallies and attend biweekly selectmen meetings until board member Maureen Kenney steps down. It is also launching a recall petit...

Delphos, OH – Museum Remembering Holocaust Opens in Post Office Building.

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Delphos, OH - A former postmaster has fulfilled his dream of gathering and displaying memorabilia relating to the Holocaust and World War II. Fonder Gary Levitt, Holocaust survivors and others opened...

Teltow, Germany – Holocaust Survivors, Heirs Fight On for Compensation

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Teltow, Germany - Six decades after the end of World War II, tens of thousands of Holocaust survivors and their heirs are still struggling to receive compensation or the return of looted property from...

Philadelphia, PA – Accident on Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Two Sisters Killed, Nine Injured

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Philadelphia, PA - An accident at the entrance to the eastbound lanes of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia killed two sisters. Ruth Diamond, 85, of Cherry Hill, NJ, and her sister, Hana Kra...

Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY – Robbery of Northfork Bank

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Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY - Late Friday the NYPD of the 66th Pct called for a level one mobilization for a bank robbery of the Northfork Bank at 4612 13th Avenue and 46th Street, perp passed a note t...

Borough Park, Brooklyn NY – On an Unloved Lot, a New Source of Friction.

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Borough Park, Brooklyn NY - FOR at least 13 years, neighbors say, the overgrown land behind the ShopRite parking lot in Borough Park, Brooklyn, has been a headache. Among many complaints made to the c...

New York, NY – NYC Firefighters To Aid in War On Terror

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New York, NY - Firefighters in major cities around the country are being trained for a new role in the fight against terrorism: lookouts. Unlike police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel...

Australia – Bush Ally Australian Leader Defeated In Election.

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Australia - Conservative Prime Minister John Howard, one of the Bush administration's staunchest allies, suffered a humiliating election defeat Saturday at the hands of an opposition leader who has v...

Lithuania – U.S. In Rift With Lithuania Over Vilna Goan Cemetery.

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A reluctant authority might see Lithuania losing its closest mighty ally, the US, on a row circling a historic Jewish cemetery in this Baltic nation. Reports indicated that the US House of Representa...

West Hartford, CT – Jewish Groups To Boost Security.

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West Hartford, CT - Jewish organizations in West Hartford and Bloomfield will begin to set up secure entry systems, surveillance cameras and new lighting after two local organizations issued $50,000 i...