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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Jews In The News - A Mini-Roundup

Today's NY Times on a Suffern zoning dispute:
The federal government sued the village of Suffern for religious discrimination on Tuesday, charging that it denied a private group the right to run a home offering lodging and meals to Orthodox Jews visiting patients at a local hospital on the Sabbath and holy days.

In the lawsuit, filed in Federal District Court here, the government said the Rockland County village violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 by refusing to grant a zoning exemption to allow the group, Bikur Cholim Inc., to operate the home.

Today's NY Post on a new Department of Education course for instructors:
A year after barring a Columbia University Middle East scholar from lecturing public-school teachers on the history of the region, the city's Department of Education approved a course for instructors that was created by the Israeli government.

Billed as a first of its kind, the 30-hour "Introduction to Israel: History and Culture" course drawn up by the Israeli Consulate in New York is being taught to 36 city teachers this fall for credit that can be used to boost their pay.

Today's NY Sun on the Boro Park robbery that shocked the Orthodox community.

Slate's mildly amusing little game, where you can get a cartoon caricature of floundering newly Jewish (former) presidential hopeful George Allen to generate insults based on your various attributes. Don't forget to hit the "explain yourself, Senator" button for the real laughs.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Slate game is more than mildly amusing imho. "I didn't mean to call you a nigger. You misunderstood".

8:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is the Boro Park robbery so noteworthy? People get robbed all the time. There was a home invasion in Inwood where a child was shot in the head. You didn't post that on your blog. Is it more shocking that this Jewish couple was tied up and robbed for a ton of cash and jewelry? Thank God, they weren't hurt.

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is the Boro Park robbery so noteworthy? People get robbed all the time. There was a home invasion in Inwood where a child was shot in the head. You didn't post that on your blog. Is it more shocking that this Jewish couple was tied up and robbed for a ton of cash and jewelry? Thank God, they weren't hurt.

3:10 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...



Why is the Boro Park robbery so noteworthy? People get robbed all the time. There was a home invasion in Inwood where a child was shot in the head. You didn't post that on your blog. Is it more shocking that this Jewish couple was tied up and robbed for a ton of cash and jewelry? Thank God, they weren't hurt.



It's noteworthy because the community was buzzing about it, and it's noteworthy as well that a major paper reported on it. That's all.

10:03 PM  
Anonymous goyguy said...

Anonymous said...

"Why is the Boro Park robbery so noteworthy? People get robbed all the time. There was a home invasion in Inwood where a child was shot in the head. You didn't post that on your blog. Is it more shocking that this Jewish couple was tied up and robbed for a ton of cash and jewelry? Thank God, they weren't hurt."

Every robbery is noteworthy, but I think it's REALLY shocking that you would think it odd that on a blog called ORTHO-mom the "police blotter" leans towards stories that interest the Orthodox community.

Maybe they're talking about the Inwood robbery at the "whocareswhathappenstothejewsanyway" blog...

11:57 PM  
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