A Frum Monsey father has been reported missing, and search begun on a lake straddling the New York and New Jersey Border. The man had jumped into the lake to save his son who had gone overboard. The son was reported to have been removed from the water, while the father has yet to be found.
Local Emergency Services as well as Hatzalah are responding to a call for help after a hiker fell off a cliff at Minawoska State Park. The man was located by chopper, but was unable to be lifted due to the weather.
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An Ohio man was arrested after he appeared in a post on Instagram to threaten an attack on a local Jewish Community Center. A search of his home in the Youngstown suburb found assault weapons, extra ammunition, a gas mask and other items that were seized, according to the report.
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In an infuriating incident, a Queens Hatzalah Paramedic responding to an emergency Cardiac call was pulled over by an NYPD Highway patrol officer. The officer detained the Hatzalah Paramedic for thirteen minutes, before letting him go with a summons.
A van with bochrim on board overturned in North Carolina Thursday night, leaving one bochur in Critical condition. Please say tehillim for Eliyahu Avraham Ben Keren.
In preparation for this weekends expected traffic congestion heading upstate, Catskills Hatzalah has released an important message warning those planning on travelling of the expected delays. Catskills Hatzalah has also prepared alternatives, should anyone be stranded en route.
Two Brooklyn Residents have been taken into custody in connection with the assaults on six elderly Jews early this week. The assaults had had sent two of the victims to Bellevue hospital with broken bones. Update: Now four arrested.
German authorities are investigating after a Jewish man was attacked as he walked in Berlin. Police said Wednesday that the 55-year-old victim was walking Tuesday in Berlin’s Charlottenburg district when he was pushed to the ground from behind by two assailants. The victim was wearing clothing identifying him as Jewish at the time of the attack.
This weekend always has lot of extra traffic heading to the Catskills: It is Shabbos Nachamu. It is also Visiting Day which always add tons of extra traffic. But that is not what authorities are concerned about. The New York State Police is expecting unusually long traffic delays in Sullivan County coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival at Bethel Woods. Traffic will heavy on Rt-17 and Rt-17b beginning Thursday August 15 through Sunday August 18.
A recent spat of phone scams have hit the Jewish community, with a large number targeting Brooklyn. Shomrim organizations from across NYC have came together to warn people against these scams.
The California State Board of Education has rejected a proposed ethnic studies curriculum for the state’s schools, saying it “falls short and needs to be substantially redesigned.”
The two thugs wanted for at least 7 gunpoint robberies in the Boro Park area were arrested early Wednesday morning following an attempted robbery and shooting. Sources tell YWN that at around midnight the pair tried robbing a victim in the area of 32 Avenue O. For reasons unknown, they fired shots at the victim, striking him in the leg.
In a statement released by the governors office, Governor Andrew Cuomo directed the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to investigate the recent attacks on Hasidic Jews in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.
A tire slashing spree in Lakewood over shabbos is now being investigated as a hate crime, after 57 cars had their tires slashed, all of them Jewish.
Six elderly men were attacked while walking to Shul in the heart of Williamsburg, Monday morning. It happened just after 6:00AM, when the suspects carried out a string of what appears to be attempted robberies. One of the incidents occurred in front of 13 Hooper Street, another by 626 Whyth Place, one by Juliana Pl & Morton St, and one by the Williamsburg “Hitch Location”. The other two robberies were in the same area.
In a shocking case of vandalism, a Willimasburg man found the words “Alah Ahbar” scrawled on mezuzah scroll of him home. The vandalism is believed to have been perpetrated by a construction worker that had recently done work at his home.
The discovery of a tiny fragment of a gold and silver piece of jewelry on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, announced on Saturday night by the Mount Zion Archaeological Project, is evidence of the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem, according to researchers.
Shabak (Israel Security Agency) working together with Israel Police and the IDF, arrested two suspects believed to have been involved in the murder of IDF soldier and peace activist Dvir Sorek.
France agreed not to target Arab terrorists who killed French Jews in Paris in 1982 if they refrain from carrying out further attacks on French soil, a former top spy revealed.
Due to the Muslim holiday of Eid al Adha, the Ma’aras HaMachpela will be closed to Jews on Tisha B’av this year. Eid al Adha is a four day Muslim holiday that begins this year on Sunday, August 11th, the date when Tisha B’Av will be commemorated by Jews around the world as the mourning is being pushed off until after Shabbos.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Ofra cemetery on Thursday evening, where 19-year old Dvir Sorek, who was killed in a terrorist attack in Gush Etzion on Wednesday night, is being laid to rest.
Statistics on hate crimes compiled by Germany’s Interior Ministry demonstrate that an average of four antisemitic incidents have been reported every day for nearly 20 years, a prominent news outlet revealed on Thursday.