No one can accuse Neshama Carlebach of not having a Jewish soul. The Toronto-born daughter of the late Jewish mystic Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, the father of modern Jewish music, has taken up his mantle and is devoting her professional life to performing and recording his music both in Hebrew and English.
Lakewood, New Jersey – The blog CleanLakewood, a big supporter of Harold Herskovitz running for committee man in Lakewood, has been hacked and the password has been changed. It is unclear at this time who has hacked it. When one accesses the site it reads “Hacked!”. It is possible at this time that the owner of CleanLakewood was threatened if he didn’t shut down,this is unconfirmed.
MONTICELLO — Sullivan County Judge Frank LaBuda plans to sentence on Sept. 8 – Rosh Hashanah – the five teens accused of ransacking two Jewish bungalow colonies and scrawling hate symbols on the walls.
ScienceNow Reports: Who are the Jews? For more than a century, historians and linguists have debated whether the Jewish people are a racial group, a cultural and religious entity, or something else. More recently, scientists have been weighing in on the question with genetic data.
Yated: When the Maskilim fought against frum Yidden, rabbonim and yeshivos, their professed intentions were to enhance Yiddishkeit, not hurt it. I have always wondered whether they really believed that if their advice were followed and their “tikkunim” implemented, Yiddishkeit would be improved. In fact, what they did accomplish was to weaken the Jewish people and religion.
Star Telegram Reports: Fort Worth, Texas – If an Orthodox rabbi hadn’t been injured at the Beltex packing plant on the north side last month, we might never have learned that the former horse slaughterhouse that already did a roaring business in wild pig, bison and ostrich now also processes kosher beef.
EAST FLATBUSH – Police are searching for a man who grabbed two girls in Brooklyn on Wednesday. At 5:15 p.m., an unidentified black man in his 20s approached a 10-year-old girl near the intersection of Brooklyn and Kingston Avenues in East Flatbush.
RAMAPO — A housekeeper accused of swiping $20,000 worth of jewelry from a Monsey family got caught at John F. Kennedy International Airport, trying to leave the country, Ramapo police said today.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply criticized Israel for its reaction to the Mavi Marmara raid Thursday saying that “Israel stands to lose its closest ally in the Middle East if it does not change its mentality.”
From a quiet block on Staten Island, a marijuana kingpin ran an international pot-smuggling operation – bringing 100,000 kilos across the Canadian border, the feds say.
An Israeli pilot working for Turkish airlines was removed on Wednesday from the plane he was co-piloting.
Ecuador President Rafael Correa says he has recalled the country’s ambassador to Israel for consultations in Quito following the deadly Israeli Navy raid against on a Gaza –bound flotilla.
JERUSALEM – In an attempt to limit the diplomatic damage from its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, Israel dropped plans Wednesday to prosecute dozens of pro-Palestinian activists, opting instead to deport them all immediately.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden defended Israel’s handling of the raid on a Gaza aid flotilla, departing from the Obama administration’s approach.
UPPER EAST SIDE — NYPD officers did a full building security sweep of Park East Synagogue, including its nursery through eighth-grade school, after the synagogue received a threatening letter in the mail on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
The typed, unsigned letter, which directly threatened the synagogue and its congregants at East 67th Street, arrived at Park East with the day’s mail about 3 p.m., according to Joel Baum, executive director of the synagogue and Park East Day School.
VIDEO BELOW. In the midst of an angry mob of thousands of Muslim and far-leftist, anti-Israel demonstrators, a sole, brave, Jewish high-school student shows-up to counter what he perceived as a Muslim blood-libel against the reputation of the Jewish state of Israel. Israeli-American “Daniel” of L.A. stands-up against the “conventional wisdom” of the street and the incensed crowd’s reaction evokes an underlying indoctrination of demonzing Israel – more consistent with escalating a blood-feud than the alleged goal of accepting a Jewish neighbor.
Turkey says it has beefed up security to protect its Jewish minority as well as Israel’s diplomatic missions following tensions over Israel’s deadly raid on a Turkish aid ship.
Black Hawk County District Associate Judge Nathan Callahan said he will dismiss charges attached to five alleged minors listed in the complaint who did not testify. He said he will issue a ruling on the rest of the counts after the jury reaches a verdict.