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Detective Sergeant Riback is a Las Vegas police officer whose religious renaissance, personal struggles, and public service have made him a warrior for good in the battle of Light against Darkness 

Rachel Ginsberg Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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Detective Sergeant Steve Riback, aka the “Kosher Cop” fought the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for the right to wear a beard and yarmulke on duty (Photos: Tonya Harvey, Family archives)

Detective Sergeant Steve Riback of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department calls himself the “Kosher Cop,” and it’s not just due to his dietary restrictions or to the years-long court battle he waged against the department to accommodate his First Amendment religious rights to wear a beard and yarmulke on duty. In “Sin City” — the cash and casino capital of the world — being a high-profile Orthodox Jewish cop means giving a moral compass to this city of high-stakes gambling and all the vices that go with it...

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The Jewish community should be proud of disaster response

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The Jewish Community Should Be Proud of Disaster Response

October 11, 2017

There have been dozens of accounts of Jewish communities locally, nationally and worldwide rallying to help victims of recent tragedies, both man-made and natural. Tallied together, the need seems overwhelming but the Jewish reaction comforting.

The Jewish community, like many in America, have responded in the form of first responders, monetary donations and prayer services following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The latest priority has become aid in the aftermath of the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting earlier this month.

Efforts have included special services held at two Las Vegas synagogues...

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Las Vegas Jews rally for victims in wake of shooting

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Las Vegas Jews rally for victims in wake of shooting

Synagogues hold vigils, collect goods and raise money in aftermath of Sunday massacre; two Jewish women injured 

By JTA 4 October 2017, 4:16 am 

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A woman prays at a makeshift memorial on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 3, 2017, after a gunman killed 59 people and wounded more than 500 others when he opened fire from a hotel window on a country music festival. (AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck)

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Vegas Shooting- Update on Jewish & Israelis Injured/ Tel Aviv Stands with You!

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Vegas Shooting- Update on Jewish & Israelis Injured/ Tel Aviv Stands with You!

By  October 3, 2017

A chaplain on the Las Vegas Metro Police Force confirmed to The Times of Israel that one of the wounded from the shooting spree that left at least 58 people dead and over 515 wounded has been identified a Jewish female.

She underwent surgery and her condition is “not life-threatening,” Rabbi Mendy Harlig said.

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Chabad Rabbis in Two States Aid Vegas Shooting Victim

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Chabad Rabbis in Two States Aid Vegas Shooting Victim

Community joins in effort to assist Natalie Grumet 

By Menachem Posner   |   October 3, 2017 6:35 PM

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Natalie Grumet, second from left, at a bat mitzvah party in March at the Chabad Jewish Center of Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Within hours of her being shot in the face at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, a network of Chabadrabbis in Nevada and California began working to assist Natalie Grumet, as well as her husband, Jason Grumet, who had been trapped inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino during the rampage by a lone gunman that left 59 people dead and more than 500 injured.

“In the middle of the night, a fellow chaplain told me that he met the parents of a Jewish woman who had been wounded,” Rabbi Mendy Harlig, a chaplain at the Las Vegas police department, told Chabad.org...

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Las Vegas Jewish community rallies to help in aftermath of shooting

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Las Vegas Jewish community rallies to help in aftermath of shooting

BY JTA | PUBLISHED OCT 3, 2017 | NATION 

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A makeshift memorial is seen next to the site of the Route 91 music festival mass shooting outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Oct. 3. Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

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Israeli officials and Jewish leaders unite in condemnation of Las Vegas shooting

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Israeli officials and Jewish leaders unite in condemnation of Las Vegas shooting

Posted on October 3, 2017 by Adam Abrams/JNS.org and filed under NewsU.S.Israel and tagged Main.

By Adam Abrams/JNS.org

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A diagram illustrating the position and view the perpetrator of the Las Vegas shooting had on the country music festival. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. 

Israeli officials and the leaders of major American Jewish organizations united in condemnation of Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, in which at least 58 people were killed and more than 500 were wounded.

The lone suspect in the shooting, Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on an outdoor Las Vegas country music festival from a 32nd-floor window in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, in what Las Vegas Metro Police Sheriff Joe Lombardo initially referred to as a “lone wolf” attack...

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Las Vegas Jewish community rallies to help in aftermath of shooting

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Las Vegas Jewish community rallies to help in aftermath of shooting

October 3, 2017 12:53pm 

(JTA) — Two Las Vegas synagogue held special evening prayers and a GoFundMe page raised over $50,000 for an injured Jewish woman as the city’s Jewish community rallied to help in the aftermath of the mass shooting on the Strip.

Chabad Rabbi Mendy Harlig, a chaplain with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, told the Chabad.org website that he spent time on Monday at a local hospital with the husband and mother-in-law of Natalie Grumet, a Jewish California resident who was injured in the shooting, The Times of Israel reported...

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Following Deadly Violence in Vegas, a Rabbi Provides Comfort

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Following Deadly Violence in Vegas, a Rabbi Provides Comfort

Jewish Breaking News - ‍‍יג תשרי תשעח - October 3, 2017

Reposted from Chabad.org article by Menachem Posner  

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Jewish woman shot in Vegas massacre, undergoes surgery, not in danger

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Jewish woman shot in Vegas massacre, undergoes surgery, not in danger 

Other Jews may be among injured, says Rabbi Mendy Harlig, a chaplain with local police force, who worked with Israeli consul to find unaccounted-for Israelis

By AMANDA BORSCHEL-DAN 2 October 2017, 11:46 pm 

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Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, October 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

A chaplain on the Las Vegas Metro Police Force confirmed to The Times of Israel that one of the wounded from the shooting spree that left at least 58 people dead and over 515 wounded has been identified a Jewish female.

She underwent surgery and her condition is “not life-threatening,” Rabbi Mendy Harlig said...

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Watch: Israel Extends Condolences to American People After Vegas Carnage

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Watch: Israel Extends Condolences to American People After Vegas Carnage

Israeli leaders expressed their deepest sympathies to the people of America following the mass shooting in Las Vegas that injured hundreds and claimed the lives of at least 50 people. 

BY  OCTOBER 2, 2017 18:46

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The Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality building wears the colors of the American flag in a show of solidarity with Americans reeling from the Las Vegas shooting.

Israeli officials expressed their solidarity on Monday with the families of the victims and those who were injured in America's deadliest shooting to date, which took place on Sunday night in Las Vegas and resulted in the death of 50 people...

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Following Deadly Violence in Vegas, a Rabbi Provides Comfort

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Following Deadly Violence in Vegas, a Rabbi Provides Comfort

Chabad Rabbi Mendy Harlig speaks from the scene of the mass shooting

By Menachem Posner   |   October 2, 2017 11:23 AM

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Las Vegas police rush to the scence of a massacre in which a lone gunman killed at least 50 people attending an outdoor music concert. 

In what is being called the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, a gunman with multiple weapons at his disposal, stationed in a high-floor room at a Las Vegas hotel, rained a rapid-fire hail of bullets on outdoor music-concert-goers Sunday night, sowing death and pandemonium. At least 50 have been reported dead and more than 400 people wounded, many of them rushed to nearby hospitals, according to local officials.

Rabbi Mendy Harlig, a chaplain with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, said it has been a long and harrowing night for law enforcement....

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