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Why Do “Air Raid” Sirens Blare In Williamsburg Every Friday?

Posted on 18 November 2014 by Josh Green

If you’re ever in Williamsburg ten minutes before the sun sets on a Friday night, you’ll have heard the eerie sirens that wail far and wide throughout the neighborhood. It isn’t a test or drill, it’s the warning that Shabbat will be starting soon, and it’s time to go home (if you’re Orthodox Jewish). It’s not just one siren, but several, installed on different Yeshivas in South Williamsburg, a neighborhood that’s predominantly ultra-Orthodox Jewi . >>> READ MORE ...

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Haredim Dominate US Jewish Day School Enrollment

Posted on 02 November 2014 by moshe emes

      Reform and Conservative day school enrollment is down sharply. By: JTA Published: November 2nd, 2014 Jewish day school enrollment in the United States is up 12 percent from five years ago, primarily due to growth in Haredi schools. Then numbers present a scary picture of the future of non-Orthodox and non-Haredi-Hasidic American Jewry, who seem to be the only ones who seem to be able to attract parents to keep their children in a Jewish educational surrounding. Nearly 25 . >>> READ MORE ...

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Haredim Claim Delta Overbooked and Falsely Blamed Them for Delay

Posted on 23 October 2014 by Josh Fallik

By: Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu Published: October 23rd, 2014 A group of Haredi Jews have claimed that Delta Airlines tried to cover up their own mistake of overbooking and instead blamed Haredim for a 75-minute delay in take-off, according to the Kikar Shabbat Haredi website. As reported here on Wednesday, several Haredim left the plane after the airline crew refused to allow them to sit in unassigned seats to avoid having to travel next to someone of the opposite sex. That is not the what happened, . >>> READ MORE ...

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