Aug 042016

Critics are pushing Mayor de Blasio to force ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools across the city to provide state-mandated secular lessons with a new petition that has gathered 1,500 signatures, the Daily News has learned.


The progressive Jewish group Yaffed launched an online petition last month that calls on city schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to enforce a state law requiring Yeshivas to provide students with traditional academic lessons in subjects such as science, math and history.

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Aug 042016

Israeli officials detained, interrogated and deported five American campaigners trying to enter the country to “observe the conditions under which Palestinians live,” according to a U.S. rights group.

“The woman interrogating me called me a terrorist in the main waiting area … where there were plenty of people around, accusing me of coming to do bombings and threatening to tell the U.S. government this,” Ramah Kudaimi, the group’s director of grassroots organizing, was quoted as saying in the statement.

Calls to the U.S. Consulate “resulted in no assistance for the delegates,” according to the organization.

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Aug 032016

Death Note is being adapted by Adam Wingard whose new film The Woods was recently revealed to be a secret Blair Witch sequel at Comic-Con 2016 last month. It will be released in September.


Led by Nat Wolff……

Wolff was born in Los Angeles, California, to jazz pianist Michael Wolff and actress Polly Draper.

His father is Jewish, while his mother is of Christian background; Wolff was brought up “culturally Jewish.”

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Jul 292016

An outbound Metro train carrying 75 passengers derailed Friday morning in Northern Virginia, forcing one station to close but causing no serious injuries, authorities said.


The incident happened at 6:15 a.m. at an interlocking area on the system’s Silver Line. The train was headed to the Wiehle-Reston East station when the fourth and fifth cars of the train came off the tracks, Metro officials said.

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Jul 242016

Daniel Markel said it was his worst nightmare.

The Florida State University law professor returned from a short business trip in September 2012 and found the home he shared with his wife and two children empty and devoid of most furniture.

Then he found the divorce papers his wife, Wendi Adelson, had placed on their bed.


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