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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Israel/World

OU Legislative Breakfast Draws Leaders & Tackles Tuition Relief

Though it looked like a post-Shabbos shachrarit exodus with handbags, cell phones and cameras thrown into the mix, the nearly 600 people leaving Keter Torah on October 6 were all there for something else: the second annual N.J. Legislative Breakfast.

The breakfast, hosted by The Orthodox Union Advocacy Center, and co-sponsored by JLBC, featured local,

Yeshiva Hockey Season Preview: TABC Varsity

Coming off of a big championship victory versus MTA, the TABC Storm Varsity Hockey squad is looking to come back stronger than ever. In the playoffs last year, the TABC Storm gave up an almost unreal three goals in three games, blowing out every opponent they faced on its way to the championship. This run followed a first place conference finish in the regular season.

FBI Nabs “Agunah” Gang

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New York—Two rabbis, one of them a rosh yeshiva in Monsey, and the other, from Brooklyn, an agunah advocate featured in the film, Unchained Women, were busted by an FBI sting when they hired thugs to beat up and torture what today is known as “recalcitrant” husbands. The two charged desperate agunot who could not get their gets between

NEWS BRIEFS

NSA Gathering E-mail Address Books

Washington—Already under attack by freedom and privacy activists for collecting call record data without warrants and spying on Americans, a new report says the NSA is gathering e-mail and instant messaging address books from Google, Facebook, Yahoo and other providers around the globe. They say the “Analysis of that data

Fernando Alonso: The Everyman’s Candidate

After the candidates’ forum at Temple Avodat Shalom, JLBC had the opportunity to sit with Republican candidate for the State Senate, Mr. Fernando Alonso, and interview him.  A very pleasant man, he started speaking of his background.  He was born in the South Bronx to Cuban immigrants.  They moved to Washington Heights where he spent the next 16 years. 

Kosher Chicken Pros Fights Back

Albany, NY—It seems that almost overnight the healthfulness of the kosher chicken was brought into question. In fact, up until the day of the release of a new study which charged that kosher chicken had more antibiotic-resistant E. coli, most experts credited the kosher chicken for being healthier than non-kosher chicken, thanks to the salting and soaking

New Study Emphasizes Danger of Kosher Raw Chicken

Kosher chicken contains more than twice as many antibiotic resistant E-coli strains than both conventional and organically raised chickens, according to a study released by the University of Arizona in early October. Between April and June of 2012, researchers bought 213 raw chicken samples from 15 retail locations across New York City. They purchased four types of

Sharsheret Celebrates 12th Anniversary

Teaneck, NJ—Sharsheret, the national not-for-profit organization supporting young women and families of all Jewish backgrounds facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer, will celebrate its 12th anniversary on October 24, 2013 at the Tribeca Rooftop in New York City. Channel 7 Eyewitness News reporter and two-time cancer survivor, Stacey Sager, will

Hobby Lobby Apologizes for Alleged Employee Comments

Addressing a recent incident in Marlboro Township, wherein a Hobby Lobby employee allegedly told a Jewish customer that “We don’t cater to you people,” Hobby Lobby President Steve Green released a statement, “We sincerely apologize for any employee comments that may have offended anyone, especially our Jewish customers and friends. Comments like these do not

Lapid in U.S. Talks Challenges for Peace and Israeli Prosperity

New York—Finance Minister Yair Lapid spoke with Charlie Rose twice on October 7. One conversation was for national broadcast. The second, at the 92Y in Manhattan, was for a more intimate audience of about 1,000 members of the Jewish community—Americans, Israelis in America and a cadre of Jewish community leaders. Teaneck raised MK Rabbi Dov Lipman, who

Nobel Prize Winners To Kvell For

Israeli professor Arieh Warshel and fellow Jewish professors Michael Levitt (who also holds Israeli citizenship) and Martin Karplus won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Warshel, 72, is a distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Michael Levitt, a South Africa-born professor, taught at the Weizmann

Iran Cancels Annual Anti-Zionism Conference

Iranian officials have reportedly ordered the cancellation of an annual anti-Zionism conference. As part of an apparent effort to rebrand the Islamic Republic in post-Ahmadinejad times, the New Horizon Conference, scheduled to take place in November, was cancelled by the Foreign Ministry, reported The Telegraph.

Hardliners in Iran blasted the decision,