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Ahmed Ferhani stands before a judge during his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court May 12, 2011. (credit:Louis Lanzano-Pool/Getty Images)

Ahmed Ferhani Sentenced To 10 Years In NYC Synagogue Bomb Plot

His voice breaking with emotion as he thanked his family and friends for their support, Ferhani was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was arrested in May of 2011 after a nine-month investigation.

03/15/2013

A man works to repair the roof of a church in New Dorp, Staten Island that was damaged by superstorm Sandy - Jan. 4, 2013 (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

U.S. House Passes Sandy House Of Worship Aid Bill

The House has overwhelmingly approved a bill to allow houses of worship damaged by Superstorm Sandy to receive federal disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

02/13/2013

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Places Of Worship Spring Into Action To Join The Post-Sandy Relief Effort

During times of hardship many people look to places of worship for comfort and support, but in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy those places have taken action and played a role in the relief effort.

11/14/2012

Aakash Dalal (credit: Monica Miller, WCBS 880)

2nd Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To N.J. Synagogue Firebomb Attacks

The second man charged in a series of attacks on synagogues in New Jersey is being held on $2.5 million bail.

03/05/2012

Anthony Graziano In Court Jan. 25 (credit: CBS 2)

Prosecutor: Synagogue Firebomb Suspect Admitted To Throwing Incendiary Devices

Prosecutors told the court that 19-year-old Anthony Graziano confessed to firebombing another synagogue in Paramus along with a home attached to a synagogue in Rutherford.

01/31/2012

Congregation K'Hal Adath Jeshurun - Paramus, NJ (file / credit: Synagogue Photo)

North Jersey Synagogues On Edge After Recent Incidents

Several synagogues in North Jersey are reviewing their security measures following a recent series of bias incidents.

01/06/2012

Ahmed Ferhani (L), 26, and Mohamed Mamdouh, 20, stand before a judge during their arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court May 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Lucas Jackson-Pool/Getty Images)

Top Charge Gone From Alleged Synagogue Bomb Plot Case

Ahmed Ferhani and Mohamed Mamdouh pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges including criminal possession of a weapon as a terror crime. A grand jury rejected the top charge against them which carried the potential for life in prison.

06/15/2011

Assemblyman Dov Hikind

FBI Probes Theft Of Donation Checks To Synagogues

The FBI is investigating the theft of checks for charity that were sent to dozens – possibly even hundreds – of synagogues.

01/17/2011

Debbie Friedman - File / Photo: Golden Land Concerts & Connections

Jewish Folk Singer Debbie Friedman Dies

Jewish folk singer Debbie Friedman, whose songs are performed in Reform synagogues around the world, has died.

01/10/2011

Police Outside Temple Emanu-El on Manhattan's East Side (credit: CBS 2)

Area Synagogues On Alert After Cargo Plane Terror Plot

New York area synagogues were on heightened alert Monday, and some New York City apartment buildings were taking the extra precaution of not accepting package deliveries at all.

11/01/2010

Lincoln Square Synagogue (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Synagogues Step Up Security In Wake Of Bomb Plot

In the tri-state, synagogues are seeing a heavier police presence as the packages in Friday’s bomb plot were addressed to synagogues in Chicago.

10/30/2010

Riverdale bomb plot suspects

4 Men Convicted In Bronx Temple Bomb Plot

Four men snared in an FBI terrorism sting have been convicted in a plot to blow up Bronx synagogues and shoot down military planes in Newburgh.

10/18/2010

Judge: Bronx Terror Plot Defendant Faking Illness

NEW YORK (AP) – A defendant in a terrorism trial who claims he sees ghosts, dead people and even the Virgin Mary is faking mental illness, a judge concluded Tuesday as she ordered a resumption […]

09/14/2010