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The Home Depot donated hundreds of smoke detectors after a Brooklyn fire killed seven children March 21, 2015. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Dov Hikind, Home Depot Team Up To Distribute Smoke Detectors After Brooklyn Fire That Killed 7

Hikind, D-Brooklyn, said every home should have the detectors, especially in his community because observant Jews will not stop using hot plates and slow cookers on the Sabbath.

03/24/2015

Gabriel Sassoon eulogizes his children during their funeral in Israel on Mar. 23, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Bodies Of 7 Children Killed In Brooklyn House Fire Buried In Israel

Seven Jewish siblings who were killed in a devastating house fire in Brooklyn over the weekend were laid to rest in Jerusalem on Monday at an emotional ceremony attended by several thousand mourners.

03/23/2015

Two men are spotted on surveillance camera snapping photos and videos outside Beth Torah synagogue at 1801 Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn on March 8, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Police: No Crimes Committed In Photo, Video Incidents At Brooklyn Synagogues

There are concerns in Brooklyn after someone reported seeing two more Jewish institutions being photographed by two men in the neighborhood, Assemblyman Dov Hikind said Monday.

03/09/2015

Two men are spotted on surveillance camera snapping photos and videos outside Beth Torah synagogue at 1801 Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn on March 8, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Police Investigating Incidents At 2 Brooklyn Synagogues

Assemblyman Dov Hikind, D-Brooklyn, said the same men were involved both times.

03/08/2015

NYPD officers stand guard outside the French Consulate on Monday, Jan. 12. (Credit: CBS2)

Push On For More Police Patrols In Midwood, Borough Park After Terror Attacks Across Europe

Following a recent wave of anti-Semitic attacks across Europe, people in Brooklyn are worried about their streets, their schools and their synagogues, and say now is the time to hire additional protection.

01/15/2015

Police say a knife-wielding suspect who stabbed a student at the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic world headquarters in Crown Heights, Brooklyn was shot and killed by an officer on Dec. 9, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

NYPD: Knife-Wielding Suspect Who Stabbed Student At Brooklyn Synagogue Fatally Shot By Police

A man wielding a knife who stabbed an Israeli student inside a Brooklyn synagogue was fatally shot by police early Tuesday morning when he refused to drop the knife, police said.

12/09/2014

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks to demonstrators on the opening night of "The Death Of Klinghoffer" at the Met. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Hundreds Protest Met Premiere Of ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’

Some big-name politicians joined protesters in a growing firestorm against an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.

10/20/2014

Muni-meter on the Upper West Side. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Assemblyman: City Reprogramming Muni-Meters To Accept Advance Payments

Assemblyman Dov Hikind said the city’s Department of Transportation has agreed to reprogram every muni-meter in the city over the coming months to accept payments an hour before they go into service.

10/19/2014

Yeshiva student Aaron Sofer of Lakewood, New Jersey has been missing in Israel since Friday, Aug. 22. (Credit: Lakewood Mayor's office)

Funeral Held For NJ Student Found Dead In Israel

Mourners have buried a New Jersey yeshiva student who was found dead after he went missing while hiking on the outskirts of Jerusalem.

08/29/2014

Yeshiva student Aaron Sofer of Lakewood, New Jersey has been missing in Israel since Friday, Aug. 22. (Credit: Lakewood Mayor's office)

CBS News: Body Found In Jerusalem Forest Is That Of Missing N.J. Student

Aaron Sofer of Lakewood, went missing last Friday when he went on a hike with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest.

08/28/2014

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New York Area Families Grow Concerned As Crisis In The Middle East Escalates

The fighting showed no signs of slowing, despite international calls for a cease-fire and growing concerns about the mounting civilian death toll in Gaza.

07/13/2014

Israelis hold Israeli flags along the road of the funeral procession of Gilad Shaer, 16, on July 1, 2014 in Hashmonaim settelment, West Bank. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

As Israel Buries Teens And World Mourns, Airstrikes Target Hamas

Hundreds of people participated in separate memorial services in the hometowns of the three teens — Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel ahead of a joint funeral.

07/01/2014

Slain Israeli teens: Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrah (family photos)

New Yorkers Mourn As Bodies Of 3 Kidnapped Israeli Teens Are Found

Gilad Shaar, 16, Naftali Frankel, 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19, disappeared while hitchhiking home near the West Bank city of Hebron late at night on June 12 and were never heard from again.

06/30/2014

Anti-Semitic graffit was spray painted around Borough Park, Brooklyn. (credit: CBS 2)

Former Cop Charged In Borough Park Spray-Paint Spree To Undergo Mental Evaluation

A former NYPD officer may be responsible for anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled across the heavily Jewish Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park.

05/04/2014

Real estate developer Menachem Stark with his family. Police said Stark was kidnapped from outside his Brooklyn office last week, a day before his body was found in a dumpster in Great Neck, Long Island. (Credit: Menachem Stark Family)

1 Charged In Connection With Kidnap, Murder Of Brooklyn Landlord

The partially burned body of Menachem Stark was found inside a dumpster at a gas station in Great Neck, Long Island back in January.

04/30/2014

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