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Profound grief, shock and disbelief grasped the tight knit Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Midwood late Saturday, March 21, as they learned that the lives of seven children (ages 5-16) had been claimed in the worst fire in New York City since 2007.
Just after midnight on the Jewish Sabbath (March 21), flames and thick black smoke emanated from the home of Sassoon family on Bedford Avenue between Avenues L and M. Fire investigators believe that the cause of the deadly blaze was a malfunctioning hot plate that was left on in the first floor kitchen in the back of the house. Hot plates are commonly used in the Orthodox Jewish community so that warm meals may be served while observing the Sabbath prohibition on lighting a flame.
In a highly publicized and emotionally charged election that has dominated headlines for weeks, an overwhelming majority of Israelis came out to the polls on Tuesday to choose their next prime minister. Media outlets the world over along with a bevy of pundits of all stripes have declared that the election is a referendum of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s performance.
Having been at the helm of the Jewish state for six years, Netanyahu, 65, was seeking a bid for a fourth term having campaigned on
My dear American legislators and American friends,
Shalom! This afternoon, I come to you with greetings from the citizens of Israel, your sister or brother nation, whatever is politically correct, with a message and a plea for your actions to keep this world safe from an atomic catastrophe.
For the past seventy years, ever since the explosions over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world has been sitting on pins and needles, worrying about the future misuse of such a weapon of mass destruction
Three Brooklyn men were arrested earlier today for allegedly attempting to join ISIS and carry out attacks on the U.S. — including planting a bomb on Coney Island — if they were not able to travel overseas, according to FBI officials, according to a WPIX report.
The men were arrested by the FBI and members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force and were formally charged with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to ISIS.
The suspects have been identified as Abdurasul Juraboev, 24; of
In Manhattan, on Thursday, February 19, a federal grand jury voted to indict Sheldon Silver on the charges of extortion and fraud that were the cause of his fall from the position of State Assembly Speaker and the basis of his arrest last month. On January 22, Silver was arrested on a five-count criminal complaint, in which he was alleged to have participated in two bribery and kickback schemes. In the United States District Courthouse in Manhattan, he was indicted on three-counts, including