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Agudah Weighs In on NY’s Assisted-Suicide Suit

Agudath Israel of America has submitted an amicus brief in a New York case supporting New York State’s law prohibiting assisted suicide, now being challenged in the state’s highest court.…

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In Latest Filing, Rubashkin Turns to U.S. Court of Appeals

Attorneys for Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin filed an application on Thursday for a certificate of appealability to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, their latest effort to seek…

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New Proposal Threatens Religious Slaughter in Belgium

Religious communities in Belgium expressed grave concern over proposed legislation that would make stunning a requirement even for kosher and halal meat production. The bill, which would affect the country’s…

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Carried Away

BD”E: Mr. Pinchas Huberfeld, z’l

Reb Pinchas Huberfeld z’l, of Lawrence N.Y. passed away on Tuesday in New York. The levayah will continue in Eretz Yisroel on Wednesday with internment at 7 pm (Israeli time)…

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Historic Jewish Cemetery Unearthed in Rome

Italian archaeologists unearthed the remains of some 38 bodies believed to have come from a historic Jewish cemetery in Rome. The discovery was made as part of excavations taking place…

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Reb Lazer Dovid Hoffman, Z”l

Reb Eliezer (Lazer) Dovid Hoffman, z”l, long-time gabbai of the previous Skverer Rebbe of Boro Park and noted baal chessed, was niftar on Tuesday Rosh Chodesh Nisan. He was 70…

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