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Post-Sandy Victims Given Extra Time to Apply for Aid

29 Kislev 5773 – December 12, 2012
The deadline for Superstorm Sandy victims in New York City, Nassau, Westchester, Orange, Suffolk, Rockland, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster counties has been extended to January 28, 2013 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Guilty Verdict In High-Profile Abuse Case

Nechemya Weberman, a prominent member of Brooklyn’s Satmar chassidic community who practiced therapy without a license, was found guilty on 59 counts of sexual abuse.
Rabbi Nathan (Nuchem) Rosenberg

Chemicals Thrown in Face of Williamsburg Rabbi Who Supports Sex Abuse Victims

The vast majority of the rabbis of the Williamsburg community backed Weberman from the time of his arrest.

Counter-Pedophilia Activist Attacked in Williamsburg

28 Kislev 5773 – December 11, 2012
Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg, a Williamsburg based counter-pedophilia activist was attacked and injured, allegedly by the son of a man Rosenberg had named as a pedophile. The...
Rabbis J. Rolando Matalon (L), Felicia L. Sol, and Marcelo R. Bronstein.

BJ Rabbis Halfheartedly Walk Back Pro-Palestine Email

23 Kislev 5773 – December 7, 2012
They're not sorry about the email, only about sending it.

Terror Suspect Pleads Guilty to Attempted Attack on NYC Synagogues

21 Kislev 5773 – December 5, 2012
Ahmed Ferhani, one of two men arrested in an undercover sting in May 2011 and charged with attempting to blow up synagogues in New York City, has pled guilty, and now faces a sentence of 10 years in prison.
B'nai Jeshurun Synagogue (with minor addition).

B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue Leaders Congratulate Palestine on UN Vote

"The vote at the UN yesterday is a great moment for us as citizens of the world," said the email.

Woodmere Shul Gets Post-Sandy Torah Gift from Kansas City

21 Kislev 5773 – December 4, 2012
A Woodmere synagogue which lost four Torah scrolls in the chaos of Hurricane Sandy received a gift given in the spirit of Jewish brotherhood and Torah values from their kinsmen in Kansas City.

Ex-Principal of Brooklyn Jewish School Convicted on Sex Abuse

The former principal of a Jewish high school in Brooklyn was convicted on 75 counts of sexual abuse against three boys.

Cost of Commute from NYC to NJ Going Up Sunday

19 Kislev 5773 – December 3, 2012
For the first time since September 2011, tolls for travelers going in and out of Manhattan are going up.
Anthony Weiner 2.0

Oh No, Not Him Again: Anthony Weiner Testing the Water?

15 Kislev 5773 – November 29, 2012
This is not the first time Weiner has reared his head since his awkward exit from office less than 18 months ago.

And the Powerball Numbers Are…

The record Powerball lottery - $550 million ($360.2 million as a cash option before taxes) - goes to numbers...

Rebbetzin Devorah, Wife of Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Aide Rabbi Yehuda, Laid to Rest

12 Kislev 5773 – November 26, 2012
Rebbetzin Devorah Krinsky, wife of chief aide to the late Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, passed away on Friday night at the age of 74.

Jewish Toy Store Owner Donates $10,000 Worth of Toys to Sandy Victims

Toys to Discover, a Jewish-owned toy store on 18th Avenue in Borough Park gave away over $10,000 worth of toys to children affected by hurricane Sandy.

NY Jewish Boroughs Voted Romney

An analysis of a recent New York Times article examining the presidential voting trends of all the New York precincts determined that almost all Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods voted for Republican candidate Mitt Romney over Democratic incumbent Barack Obama.

Hundreds of NY Homes to Be Torn Down After Sandy

4 Kislev 5773 – November 18, 2012
Hundreds of homes damaged beyond repair during Hurricane Sandy will be readied for demolition by New York City workers according to an article in the New York Times.
State Senator-elect Simcha Felder

Democrat Senator-Elect Simcha Felder Will Caucus with Republicans

29 Heshvan 5773 – November 14, 2012
His move leaves Senate Democrats with a 32-31 majority come January. Two races have not been decided yet, and the Democrats are leading in both.
Israel Flying Aid and synagogue volunteers in Connecticut preparing an emergency food convoy.

Israeli Aid Missions Providing Relief to Hurricane Sandy Victims

24 Heshvan 5773 – November 9, 2012
The 12-person delegation will be offering rescue, rehabilitation, and communal resource services to New York residents of Far Rockaway and Long Beach, as well as the Atlantic City-Margate area along the Jersey Shore. They will also be identifying areas with vulnerable populations and allocating resources to older people and families with young children who have suffered significant damages to their homes and have no power.
Mordechai Ben David

His Brooklyn Home Destroyed by Sandy, Singer Mordechai Ben David Is Making Aliyah (Video)

24 Heshvan 5773 – November 8, 2012
Only three days ago, popular singer and songwriter Mordechai Ben David shot and distributed a video depicting the destruction of his neighborhood, Sea Gate, at southwestern tip of Brooklyn, NY, in an effort to raise awareness—and donations—to rebuild this thriving Jewish community.
The new State Senator Simcha Felder could be the savior of the NY Republican Party.

Will Simcha Felder Save NY Republicans from Extinction?

New York’s Republican party has little to celebrate Thursday, seemingly close to losing control of the state Senate in addition to losing the state for the presidential election.

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