News Roundup: El-Al to Implement Set Times for mid-flight Prayers; An Amtrak headed for Washington DC Remains Stuck for Hours in Queens
El-Al to Implement Set Times for mid-flight Prayers
El-Al Airline has come to a decision that will resolve the tension between the Orthodox men and stewardesses regarding praying during flights. Instead of hindering the cabin crew from passing the aisle each time a Minyan stands up to pray, El-Al will announce set prayer times before take-off which will take place at the back of the plane.
This will enable the plane staff to assist the passengers efficiently, preventing unnecessary tension from arising.
An Amtrak headed for Washington DC Remains Stuck for Hours in Queens
A Washington D.C.-bound train, which was traveling from Boston remained stuck in Hunterspoint, Queens for hours, early Monday morning due to a loss of power.
A rescue train was sent to move the train into Moynihan Train Hall, a massive train station in Pennsylvania. No injuries were reported but the issue did cause railroad delays this morning.
A Gunman Attempts to Shoot Jewish Candidate for Louisville mayor
A gunman opened fire on a Jewish Democrat who is running for mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, JTA reported. Craig Greenberg, the candidate, was not injured although the bullet did penetrate his clothes.
“My team and I are fortunately all safe,” Greenberg said in a message posted Monday on Twitter after the attack. “We are all with Louisville Metro Police now. I will provide an update as soon as possible. Thank you for the outpouring of support.”
The police said one possible motive was the fact that the target is Jewish and there was no information that the suspect was not acting alone.