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'Hitler' Tea Kettle Sells Out Online

05/30/2013

A JC Penney tea kettle resembling Adolf Hitler sold out online.

JC Penney, which had come under fire this week for advertising and selling the space-saving tea kettle, sold out the item on its website by Tuesday afternoon, according to reports. The retailer’s site said the Bells and Whistles Stainless Steel Tea Kettle, which was designed by American architect Michael Graves, is back ordered until June 26.

JC Penny is in hot water over this kettle.

Republican Mayoral Candidate: I'm Jewish

05/28/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

A few weeks ago, New York was heading into the first election in two decades without a Jewish candidate. Now, it seems, there are two.

One in each party. 

The new La Guardia?: Joe Lhota says he won't use Jewish heritage to appeal for community's support. Lhota campaign photo

Measles Outbreak In Rockland Orthodox Community

05/24/2013

Public health officials discovered a case of measles at a kosher grocery store in the Orthodox community of Spring Valley, N.Y.

The Rockland County Health Department advised anybody who was at the store, Hatzlacha Grocery Store located at 80 West Spring St., between 1:30 and 4:30 P.M. on Wednesday to contact their doctor.

Anthony Weiner Declares Candidacy For Mayor, Asking For 'Second Chance'

05/22/2013

Ex-New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, who was forced out of office by a scandal, announced his run for mayor of New York City in the Democratic primary early Wednesday morning.

“Look, I’ve made some big mistakes and I know I’ve let a lot of people down,” Weiner said in a two-minute YouTube video released early Wednesday morning. “But I’ve also learned some tough lessons. I’m running for mayor because I’ve been fighting for the middle class and those struggling to make it for my entire life. And I hope I get a second chance to work for you.”

Anthony Weiner: "I've let a lot of people down."

Chabad In Oklahoma Takes In Tornado Refugees As Jewish Organizations Muster Aid

05/21/2013

A Chabad center in Oklahoma City opened its building as a shelter for those displaced by a deadly tornado.

The Chabad Community Center of Southern Oklahoma also is collecting supplies for those left homeless by the tornado that tore through an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday afternoon, leaving at least 91 people dead, including at least 20 children, and injuring hundreds.

Flipped vehicles outside Moore Medical Center after powerful tornado ripped through Oklahoma City suburbs. Getty Images

ZOA Regains Tax-Exempt Status

05/20/2013

The Internal Revenue Service reinstated the tax-exempt status of the Zionist Organization of America.

Cigarette-Smuggling Palestinan Linked To Deadly 1994 Brooklyn Bridge Terror Attack

05/20/2013

One of 16 Palestinians arrested in a cigarette-smuggling ring was linked to the 1994 murder of yeshiva student Ari Halberstam in a terror attack on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Ari Halberstam was fatally shot by Rashid Baz in a 1994 terror attack.

Unsigned Letter Shows Claim Conference Was Alerted To Fraud In 2001

05/14/2013

The Claims Conference was alerted as early as 2001 to a fraud scheme within the organization that ran unimpeded from 1993 to 2009 and cost $57 million.

The warning to the Claims Conference came in the form of an unsigned letter that reached the organization’s then-director in Germany, Karl Brozik, in mid-2001.

Yosef Kolko, Former Camp Counselor, Admits Sex Abuse

Lakewood teacher is nephew of Brooklyn rabbi accused of similar crimes.

05/13/2013

A former counselor at a summer camp run by a yeshiva in Lakewood, N.J., admitted three days into his trial to sexually abusing a boy.

Yosef Kolko, 39, made the admission on Monday after two more victims, a male and a female, came forward, the Asbury Park Press reported.

Kolko pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault, attempted aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and child endangerment. His bail was revoked.

He admitted to committing the sexual assaults on the boy while he was a counselor at a camp run by the Yeshiva Bais Hatorah School.

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