Friday, June 21, 2024

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Queens, NY – Rav Henoch Leibowitz, zt’l A Giant Leader, And Genuine Bal Mechanech

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Queens, NY - Deep in the heart of Brooklyn lived a Jewish woman who, sadly, never married. She was also, Rachamanah litzlan, dying of cancer. While not particularly observant, this woman was proud of ...

Wayland, MA – Dead Christian Woman In Her Will, Convert My Child To Judaism.

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Wayland, MA - 'It comed off," 4-year-old Meg Dame tells her grandmother in the hall of Meg's preschool in Wayland, her toddler-speak explaining that her headband has dislodged. Carolyn Hastings helps ...

New York – Noble Teaching Preparations For Marriage In Orthodox Community, Profiled In NY Times

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New York - A woman who prepares Orthodox Jewish brides to marriage, is called a kallah teacher. Jennie Rosenfeld, director of Tzelem, a project housed at the Center for the Jewish Future, at Yeshiv...

New York – New WebYeshiva Brings the Whole World Into the Study Hall.

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. New York - A new virtual yeshiva allows Jews worldwide to experience the intensive Torah study of a Talmudic academy from their own video-enabled personal computers. The Web Yeshiva (WebYeshiva.o...

Australia – Prime Minister Visits Jewish Community

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Australia’s Prime Minister, the Hon Kevin Rudd MP, visited the Yeshiva Centre - Chabad NSW Headquarters in Bondi, on Friday afternoon. In front of a packed audience of over 600, including Jewish commu...

Zion, IL – Man Asks Court to Change His Name to ‘In God We Trust’

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Zion, IL - Steve Kreuscher wants a judge to allow him to legally change his name. He wants to be known as "In God We Trust." The 57-year-old Kreuscher says the new name would symbolize the help God...

Brooklyn, NY – Tax Exempt For Yeshiva Questionable

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Brooklyn, NY - In a classic case of government agencies working at odds, the Department of Finance awarded a property-tax exemption to a Brooklyn building that the Department of Buildings wants to fin...

Israel – Charedim Boycott ‘Zionist’ Snacks

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Israel - The Haredi Community, which strongly opposes Zionism, declared a consumers' boycott on leading Israeli food brands that have been redesigned with the Israeli flag in honor of the country's 60...

New York City – 30,000 Cyclists Take To the Streets in Five Boro Tour

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New York City - Some 30,000 bike riders are riding in today's Five Boro Bike Tour. The 42-mile trek is produced by Bike New York and the New York City Transportation Department. It begins in lower...

Ramapo, NY – Yeshiva of Spring Valley Gets Town’s OK

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Ramapo, NY - Yeshiva of Spring Valley has cleared a hurdle toward its construction of a new 104,000-square-foot, two-story elementary school at the former Van Riper Farm near Rockland Community Colleg...

Israel – Thousands of Conversions Invalidated To Be Revoked

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Israel - Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, acting in his capacity as president of the Supreme Rabbinical Court, will attempt to revoke a ruling from last week, which invalidated thousands of conversions carri...

New York – NYPD Deputy Commissioner Not Too Elite to Chase DWI

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New York - Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne spotted a drunken driver on an upstate highway, alerted authorities and tailed the weaving car until the state police could arrive to make an arrest. ...

Los Angeles, CA – Reward Offered For Info In Arson Attack On Jewish Center

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Los Angeles, CA - Officials offered a $75,000 reward Friday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for recent arson attacks on two churches and a Jewish center.Fire ...

Plano, TX – Jewish Students Furious Over Pressure To Pick Up New Testaments

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Plano, TX - Some Plano students who are Jewish say they were pressured or taunted to pick up copies of the New Testament from school display tables during recent weeks. Their parents have called f...

Staten Island, NY – Chief Girmonte to Retire

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Staten Island, NY - The Borough's top cop is stepping down. Assistant Chief Albert Girimonte said he plans to retire in June after three years as the commander of Patrol Borough Staten Island. T...

Staten Island, NY – Fossella: I wont Resign After DWI Arrest

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Staten Island, NY - Representative Vito Fossella, who was arrested for a DWI outside of DC last week , apologized Friday at a Staten Island news conference , Fossella said, "This was an error in judg...

New York – Microsoft: No Deal With Yahoo.

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New York - Microsoft said Saturday that it was abandoning its blockbuster bid to acquire Yahoo after the two companies could not agree on a price. The breakdown in the talks followed a meeting on S...

Monroe, NY – Overnight Parking On Street Will Get You A Hefty Fine.

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Monroe, NY - Residents Of monroe, are outraged over a campaign by state police warning vehicle owners of a crackdown on overnight street parking. Such parking bans are found in towns and villages ...

Batumi, Georgia – Anti-Semitic attack on Jewish Gravesites

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Batumi, Georgia - Vandals have struck the Jewish cemetery in the seaside town, painting swastikas and burning kindling on the gravestones. Emil Krupnik, head of the Association of Georgian-Jewish R...

California – Gov. Schwarzenegger Authorizes Release Of 30 Israeli Prisoners

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California - Ahead of Israel's 60th Anniversary celebrations, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected authorized the release of some 30 Israelis from the state's prisons, thus allowing ...