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Prime Suspect in Etan Patz Case To Be Released Today

Jose Ramos, imprisoned for 20 years for molesting children and the prime suspect in the case of six year old Etan Patz, a Jewish boy from Manhattan who disappeared on his way to school on May 25, 1979, is set to be released on Wednesday.

Barack Obama Pic Flies Across Social Media

President Barack Obama, who has won a second term as President of the United States, tweeted a victory photo which has garnered over 440,000 retweets across Twitter and over 1.6 million Likes on Facebook

Jersey Shore May be Spared from Nor’easter

FoxNews reports that residents on the Jersey Shore may have caught a break as the nor'easter will apparently veer away from them a bit....

Frum Democratic Candidate Promising to Turn Republican

Simcha Felder, Democratic challenger in the New York State Senate for the 17th Senate District (including parts of Borough Park, Flatbush, Midwood, Kensington and Sunset Park), says he will caucus with the Republicans and vote for Republican Dean Skelos as Senate majority leader.

Sandy Flooding Closing Forward Offices ‘For Months’

The building at 125 Maiden Lane may remain closed for months while transformers, boilers and other equipment are replaced.

Mayor Bloomberg Gives Restoration Update

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg said ion Monday that an  estimated 115,000 New Yorkers are still without electrical service, down from 145,000 yesterday. The lack...

Ari Fleischer, Norm Coleman, Expose Obama’s Record on Israel, But Leave Too Much Hidden

While Obama's proposed budget decreased funding for Israeli anti-missile systems, it was Congress which, in the end, nearly doubled the funding.

Israeli Company Featured at World’s Largest Military Expo

One of the world’s largest land warfare expos featured Israeli company Al-Sorag from Moshav Emunin this year as one of the participants, being handpicked by the AUSA (Association of the United States Army).

CDC: Mumps Outbreak Due to Yeshiva Learning Style

A massive outbreak of mumps among Orthodox Jews in 2009 was due to the system of learning in yeshivas, according to a report by NPR.

Nor’easter Headed for the East Coast?

According to Fox News, the bad weather may not be over, as the computer that correctly predicted Superstorm Sandy is saying that there's a...

In New Jersey 9th Race, Boteach Is Best Bet

It isn't just that Boteach is a rabbi, steeped in Jewish law and lore and is strongly pro-marriage, pro-America and pro-democracy, and it certainly isn't that he is a world-famous author and larger-than-life personality, although he is all of that. It's simply that despite there being a low bar set for congressmen to apply to their lapels the hecsher of "pro-Israel," not all of them really deserve it, and Boteach's opponent falls firmly into that category.

Jewish Communities Among Dozens Decimated By Hurricane Sandy

“It’s like a war zone,” said Rabbi Akiva Eisenstadt, surveying the damage in Manhattan Beach, a day after Hurricane Sandy swept through New York.

Sandy’s Ripple Effects Felt In Israel

Hurricane Sandy’s fury created a ripple effect that was felt in Israel, as thousands of tourists, business travelers and ordinary citizens found themselves stranded on both sides of the ocean.

Library of Congress Celebrates 100 Years of Hebraica

A new exhibit at the Library of Congress is celebrating 100 years of Hebraica with its new exhibit, “Words Like Sapphires”.

Flood of Chabad Outreach After Sandy

Despite damage and loss of power, Chabad rabbis in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy are redoubling their efforts to reach out in their communities and provide a helping hand to Jews in need.

Flood Photos Submissions

Do you have a photo from the storm and flood? Send them in to to the Jewish Press, and we'll publish the best ones.   Fill out...

Super Bowl Jews to Eat Kosher

For the first time, this winter’s Super Bowl in New Orlean’s Superdome will feature kosher food for sale, according to a report in Kosher Today last week.

At Least 2 Jews Killed by Hurricane Sandy

The New York Observer reported Tuesday that two Brooklyn Jews are among the at least 40 victims of megastorm Hurricane Sandy.

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.

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.

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...

Sheldon Adelson’s Casino Reaching Deal with Feds on Money-Laundering

Federal prosecutors and pro-Israel Republican stalwart Sheldon Adelson’s casino company Las Vegas Sands Corp. may have come to an understanding on issues pertaining to money-laundering laws allegedly violated in the cases of two criminal high-rollers, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Long Island Orthodox Woman a Volunteer Firefighter

Weiner was born and raised in New York, where very few Orthodox Jewish women volunteer as firefighters, she says.

Lower East Side in the Eye of the Storm?

This is crazy. For 37 years we lived on the Lower East Side and whenever a hurricane was approaching, it was always somewhere else, hundreds and thousands of miles away. Now it appears that Hurricane Sandy (did they have to pick a Jewish sounding name?) is expected to make landfall smack at the Lower East Side.

Maariv: Iran Said ‘No’ to Obama’s Plea for Reconciliation

A few months after he had been elected, President Barack Obama attempted to renew on a gradual basis U.S. diplomatic relations with Iran.

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