Yiddishe Neias from around the world.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Rabbis accused of kidnapping and torturing reluctant Orthodox husbands who refuse divorce.

Rabbis accused of kidnapping and torturing reluctant Orthodox husbands who refuse divorce. Rabbi Mendel Esptein and Rabbi Martin Wolmark accused of charging between $70,000 and $100,000 in return for ‘persuading’ husbands to grant the divorces known as ‘gets’.

Hud to Give 1.8 Billion for Sandy Aid

About $1.8 billion in federal aid from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has been set aside to help city residents and businesses rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. Senator Charles Schumer said the additional relief money will be given to the state for rebuilding efforts.

Yeshiva Robbed at Gunpoint Queens

A knock on the door of a dormitory of a Yeshiva on the Queens-Nassau border at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning turned into a nightmare for one group of students.

Netanyahu Could Not Hear Shofar Due to Security

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was a prisoner of his security detail over Rosh Hashana, unable to go to the nearby Great Synagogue in Jerusalem because of security considerations that would seriously have inconvenienced the other worshipers.

Chassidim Riot in Uman

Hundreds of Jewish pilgrims rioted with police in the Ukrainian city of Uman Friday during a pilgrimage to the grave of a Jewish sage. Local police used dogs, violence, and pepper spray to disperse a crowd of about 500 Jewish pilgrims which had surrounded two Ukrainian men in a parked car they allegedly caught stealing from a residential building rented out by Jewish visitors.   Two Israeli policemen in uniform helped calm the situation. No one was reported hurt.

Explosive Device Thrown Into Synagogue Courtyard

A nail-packed explosive device blew up on the grounds of a synagogue in central Bishkek about an hour before the start of Rosh Hashanah services Thursday evening, according to local press reports. No one was hurt and physical damage was minimal as the bomb, lobbed over a fence into the synagogue’s courtyard on the first night of the Jewish New Year, landed in a small pool of water, news agency Regnum.ru reported.

Charedim Protest RFR in Stamford

More than 100 Jewish protesters lined up along the sidewalk in front of RFR Realty on Tresser Boulevard Tuesday afternoon to express their concerns about a development in Jaffa, Israel.