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.
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.
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.
The second man charged in a series of attacks on synagogues in New Jersey is being held on $2.5 million bail.
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.
Several synagogues in North Jersey are reviewing their security measures following a recent series of bias incidents.
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.
The FBI is investigating the theft of checks for charity that were sent to dozens – possibly even hundreds – of synagogues.
Jewish folk singer Debbie Friedman, whose songs are performed in Reform synagogues around the world, has died.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]