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  • Hurricane Irene takes a toll on Jewish community with three deaths, but institutions spared

    August 29, 2011 | 4:50 pm

    For some in the Jewish community, Hurricane Irene was a soggy inconvenience.

    But for others it became a moment to extend a helping hand—in at least three cases, tragically.

    David Reichenberg, a 50-year-old father of four from Spring Valley, N.Y., died while saving a father and his...

  • Irene downgraded as four million without power

    August 28, 2011 | 12:44 pm

    At least four million people are without power and nine dead in the United States in the wake of Hurricane Irene, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm.

    The streets of New York City remained deserted on Sunday, as public transportation remained shut down, and the storm hit...

  • New York takes unprecedented steps ahead of Irene

    August 26, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    New York City on Friday ordered the evacuation of more than 250,000 people and prepared to shut down its entire mass transit system, both unprecedented measures ahead of the expected battering from Hurricane Irene.

    The powerful and unusually large storm trudged up the U.S. East...