The outcry over the police shooting of a disturbed Borough Park man escalated this week, as family members called the incident an “execution” amid new doubts about the official version of events.
“I am absolutely furious,” said Doris Busch Bosky, whose son, Gary Busch, died in a hail of bullets on Aug. 30 in a confrontation outside his 46th Street apartment.
At a press conference this week, Bosky, her former husband and Busch’s brother accused the police of presenting false information on the altercation.
For the second time in a year, the United States is seeking to deport a New York City-area man whom it accuses of taking part in Nazi war crimes during World War II.
The case against Michael Gruber, 84, of New City in Rockland County, began last week in U.S. Immigration Court in Manhattan.
To walk through certain Teaneck neighborhoods on Shabbat is to think that everyone is Orthodox. Nary a car disturbs the serenity of curving, tree-lined streets and private homes. Synagogues are standing-room only.
A new dustup has hit IJCIC, the Jewish coalition group that claims to represent the world Jewish community to the Vatican. One key member, the Anti-Defamation League, has quit, even as the umbrella group officially known as the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations tries to resurrect itself in the face of sharp criticism and years of ineffectiveness.
ADL interfaith director Rabbi Leon Klenicki said the IJCIC is no longer relevant.
Last March, the group was declared dead by the Vatican’s chief interfaith official.
Debbie wanted to do some volunteer work in Israel this summer, but no one volunteered to help the college student from New York.
“I was sending e-mails, sending faxes and making phone calls to different organizations and places in Israel and the U.S. on a daily basis for about a month,” she says. “I was unable to find a suitable place to volunteer.”
Birthright Israel, the unprecedented offer of a free 10-day trip to Israel for 6,000 Jewish college students worldwide, has met with such a huge response that three of the 14 organizations sponsoring trips have stopped taking applications.
Funding for the January trip is available for 5,000 students from North America but Moshe Margolin, vice president of educational services for Birthright Israel, North America, said that based on the response to date, "we will significantly exceed 15,000 applications."