A religious counselor in Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community was sentenced Tuesday to 103 years in prison following his conviction in the abuse case of a girl who came to him with questions about her faith.
Nechemya Weberman was convicted in December of sustained abuse of a child and other charges. His trial put a spotlight on the insular Satmar Hasidic sect in Brooklyn and its strict rules governing clothing, social customs and interaction with the outside world.
Segulah for Parnasah - Parshas Hamon Reb Mendel M'Riminov said that saying Parshas Hamon (Shneyim Mikroh V'Echod Targum) on Tuesday Parshas B'Shalach is a Segulah for Parnasah. (Tuesday Parshas B'Shalach is tomorrow, Tuesday - January 22)
An anonymous ad that was placed on a Jewish blog is confusing readers. Nobody is sure what the advertisement is referring to. It mentions tent city, and anti-Semitic juries. It asks that nobody speak to the media, and warns of chillul hashem while giving no explanation on how to prevent it other than by threatening advertisers on Jewish websites.
It says it is endorsed by gedolei Yisroel, yet has no signatures. If more information is needed there are phone numbers that can be called.
These attempts of silencing Jewish websites usually happen before a big revelation that certain people are afraid to have discussed publicly.
Lakewood, NJ - While many are struggling with the difficult economic climate, a young orthodox entrepreneur expects to close $3 billion in commercial loan closings in the upcoming year.
Ira Zlotowitz, co-founder of Eastern Union Funding told commercial real estate news site GlobeSt.com that his company hopes to triple the volume of financing done in the 2012 calendar year.
According to Zlotowitz, commercial lending has strengthened over the past eighteen months and he expects the trend to continue. With $700 million in deals currently underway Eastern Union, which has offices in Flatbush, Howell, New Jersey and Bethesda, Maryland, is hoping to have a banner year.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene sent out an alert to medical providers warning them that another baby now has Herpes Simplex Virus 1 that was transmitted to the baby through metzitzah b'peh, the direct mouth-to foreskin sucking done briefly by many mohels after cutting off the foreskin.
The virus is common in the mouths of many adults but if passed through blood to a child it can cause blindness and even death. Two children have died in the past from the virus where it was suspected that it was contracted through the Metzitzah procedure.