Wednessday 09 May 2012
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By Yossi Krausz| Wednessday 09 May 2012
Only by watching the surveillance tape were they able to find out the truth about what had happened.
Dov Blau* had walked into the busy restaurant in Boro Park to buy supper for his daughter. He had made his way to the counter and started to order. Before he was able to get his food, though, a pair of police officers entered the restaurant and arrested him for following his estranged wife, Rivka*, into the restaurant and violating an order of protection she had taken out a few weeks earlier requiring that he stay 500 feet away from her.
By Rabbi Yitzchok Frankfurter | Wednessday 09 May 2012 Baltimore Circuit Judge Pamela J. White was scheduled to announce her verdict in the highly charged misdemeanor case against the Werdesheim brothers Thursday at 3 p.m., but I made it my business to arrive an hour early. Andy Alperstein, Eli Werdesheim’s attorney, had advised me to do that if I wanted to get a seat. So at 2 o’clock last Thursday afternoon I was already on the sixth floor of the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse in downtown Baltimore.
By Turx | Wednessday 02 May 2012 The Ron Paul event I attended at the Independence Mall in historic Philadelphia on Sunday, April 22, can be broken down into three parts. The first and longest involved waiting for the candidate to show up, while listening to speeches given by celebrities and local politicians; the second was when the candidate took to the stage and addressed the crowd for about half an hour; and the third was getting to meet Dr. Paul for a interview in a cordoned-off area behind the stage.
By Yossi Krausz There is a wealth of Torah from the Rebbes of Lubavitch. Go into a bais medrash or turn on a computer with a digitized library. You’ll find a plethora of sefarim from the Rebbes. One of the works treasured by chassidim is the 150-volume Yiddish language set of Sichos Kodesh, known in Hebrew as Toras Menachem, which records the sichos of the late Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, zt”l.
By Rabbi Yitzchok Frankfurter One of the more notorious murder convictions in recent memory was that of 21-year-old-American student Amanda Knox. After Meredith Kercher, a 21-year-old British university exchange student from Coulsdon, South London,who shared an apartment with Knox, was found dead on the floor of her bedroom in their rented flat in Perugia, Italy, Knox was found guilty by an Italian court of being involved in the killing.
By John Loftus I once believed that my extraordinary ability to remember was a genetically encoded gift from my pre-Celtic ancestors, but I now know that I am cursed. Some people must be blessed with an off button, a type of selective amnesia—awful people like Allen Dulles, Henry Kissinger, and John Demjanjuk. Otherwise, how could they live with themselves? They must have the ability to alter the archives of their mind, to hit a biological delete button and create little areas of forgetfulness amnesia in the dark corners of their memory. I cannot. When I think about the secret records I have read, there are nights of nightmares when I tell myself I must remember them all, every document, every page, every line. In truth, I cannot. No one could.
By Rabbiyitzchok Frankfurter Q A I can share some of it. I'm also on the Intelligence Committee, so some of the information is top secret. Whatever is received in a classified setting cannot be revealed, so we always go over what can and cannot be discussed. Q What was behind the statement you made last week that the "Iranian consulate in New York is infested with spies"? Is that something you can share with the public?
By Rabbiyitzchok Frankfurter Q You made a statement about Occupy Wall Street. What exactly did you say? A Based on my own experience, going down there, seeing the people and the environment for myself, I would say that other than a few exceptions, the majority are degenerates, miscreants, drug addicts, anarchists, and communists. That’s what I saw with my own eyes. The environment is absolutely disgusting. They smell of marijuana. The smell of urine was over-whelming. There was also a smattering of college students, and a few people who are legitimately trying to be part of something because they’re upset that they can’t find jobs. They’re frustrated, and they’re looking for an outlet to voice their concerns.
By Yossi Krausz The Jewish children in exile were always dependent on intermediaries to represent their interests in the countries where they sojourned.... Such an intermediary is nothing more than a messenger. No one ever checked the morality of a messenger, or was interested in his private life, as long as he gave the desired results—i.e., the proper representation of Jewish interests.
By Rabbi Yitzchok Frankfurter It is difficult not to be upbeat in the upscale, pristine neighborhood of Beverly Hills on a magnificent day. This is particularly so when there are no California-style earthquakes on the horizon. A tropical breeze, coupled with solid, unmoving ground, does wonders for a New Yorker’s overworked nerves. I was on the West Coast this past Thursday morning to meet one of the most interesting political figures in modern history—Newt Gingrich, Time magazine’s 1995 Man of the Year “for his role in ending the four-decades-long Democratic majority in the House.”