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Israeli Team Discovers Stem Cell “Bodyguards”

15 Heshvan 5773 – October 31, 2012
A research team headed by Professor Tsvee Lapidot of Israel’s Weizmann Institute’s immunology Department has discovered that the body’s precious stem cells – special bodies which can morph into many different types in order to provide vital services to the body in cases of need – have a little help in the immune system.

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Super Bowl Jews to Eat Kosher

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At Least 2 Jews Killed by Hurricane Sandy

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European Jewish Association Calls for Protection of Ukrainian Jews

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Netanyahu Goes to Paris, Will Meet with President Hollande, Visit Toulouse

Netanyahu will meet with Hollande at 7 AM, NY time, and will focus mainly on the Iranian nuclear program, two weeks after the European Union imposed additional sanctions against Iran. Netanyahu will most likely find in Hollande a sympathetic ally, as France is one of the leading countries in demanding imposing further sanctions against Iran.

Jewish Community Bears Impact of Hurricane Sandy

According to figures released by The Long Island Power Authority on Tuesday, more than 930,000 families -- 90 percent of all island residents -- are without power after Hurricane Sandy wrought havoc Monday night across the northeastern United States. Among those 930,000 are an estimated 139,000 Jewish households.

Rep. Maloney Presses Feds for Generators to Help Pump Out East River Subway Tunnels

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan/Queens), spoke with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood today seeking urgent Federal disaster aid for the efforts of...

Haredim Reject Government ‘Saturated’ Burials

15 Heshvan 5773 – October 30, 2012
The conventional burial sites permit the burial of some 70 persons per acre, as opposed to as many as 600 in the new system.

Nadler: Major Disaster Declaration for NY Will Aid in Rapid Recovery

On Tuesday, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) welcomed President Obama’s declaration of major disaster for New York in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The designation...

Diversity Festival Asked Danish Jews not to Display Israeli Flag

The request came during preparations for the city-sponsored Mangfoldigheds festival held early last month, according to the Copenhagen-born Jonas Herzberg Karpantschof, former chairman of the European Union of Jewish Students.

Hurricane Sandy takes out Major NYC Internet Provider

Hurricane-downgraded-to-Post-tropical storm Sandy has taken out Internap, which operates a global content delivery network and data centers. Internap has emailed its customers the following warning: Please...

New York Under Water

As of early Tuesday morning, there are numerous reports of residents trapped in their homes facing the high waters that submerged many parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Rockaways. The Fire Department is forced to reach those trapped by boat.

Bank of Israel Restricts Mortgages Severely, Looking to Avert Future Real Estate Crises

The new directive stops banks from giving mortgages with an LTV of more than 70%, with an exception for first-time buyers, who are allowed mortgages of up to 75% of the value of the apartment. Mortgage customers who buy an apartment for investment will be limited to 50% LTV.

Operation Dove’s Wings Begins as Ethiopian Aliyah Comes to a Close

The flight was organized by the Jewish Agency for Israel, pursuant to the July government decision to increase the rate of Ethiopian Aliyah.

Sandy Strikes

Fox News reports that at least 10 people are dead from the storm which first reached the New Jersey shore at around 6 PM. The...

Likud Approves ‘Biberman’ Deal, Polls Show Zero Gain

14 Heshvan 5773 – October 29, 2012
Netanyahu said that the decision to run together won't change the Likud, but it would allow the Likud to change the State of Israel. But the new joint list will receive only 42 seats in the next Knesset elections next January, a Channel 2 News poll found on Sunday. It means that the parties will retain their current power.

Stone Throwers Injure Karnei Shomron Resident

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