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Hong Kong Protesters Threaten To Occupy Buildings

Hong Kong Protesters Threaten To Occupy Buildings
Student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests warned that if the territory's top official doesn't resign by Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings. By raising the stakes in the standoff, the protesters are risking another round of confrontation with police, who are unlikely to allow government buildings to be stormed. It also puts pressure on the Chinese government, which so far has said little beyond declaring the protests illegal and backing Hong Kong Chief Executive ...

Video Of Interest: Rabbi Runs 7 Miles to Blow Shofar

Rabbi Chalom Boujnah of Chabad at San Diego State University, ran 7 miles on Rosh Hashana to sound the shofar to those who couldn't make it to shul.

Shas' HaRav Reuven Elbaz Speaks Of Imminent Achdus (1 opinions)

Shas' HaRav Reuven Elbaz Speaks Of Imminent AchdusRosh Yeshivat Ohr HaChaim HaGaon HaRav Reuven Elbaz Shlita was interviewed by Channel 1 ahead of the first yahrzeit of Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L. Rav Elbaz began by explaining that anyone who believes the void created by the petira of Maran is sorely mistaken. He went on to explain his ongoing efforts to unite Shas and bring the party back to the realities of yesterday. ...    Full Story »

BREAKING PHOTOS: First Chickens For Kapparos Arrive In Yerushalayim; After Government Refuses To Issue Permits [8:00PM IL]

BREAKING PHOTOS: First Chickens For Kapparos Arrive In Yerushalayim; After Government Refuses To Issue Permits [8:00PM IL][PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] As can be seen in these photos taken by Kuvien Images a few moments ago, the first chicken for Kapparos have arrived in Yerushalayim. This location is at Bar Ilan and Shmuel Hanavi streets. There will be NO Shechita being performed at the location, as the Jerusalem municipality has not yet issued any ...    Full Story »

2 Injured By Falling Debris In Mid-Manhattan

2 Injured By Falling Debris In Mid-ManhattanAuthorities say two people have been injured by falling debris in midtown Manhattan. Fire officials say it happened at 48th Street and Seventh Avenue around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. They say the two victims were taken to Bellevue with non-life threatening injuries. Further information wasn't immediately available. (AP)

NY Republican Candidate To Talk Jobs, Taxes

NY Republican Candidate To Talk Jobs, TaxesRepublican Rob Astorino will be discussing his plans to create jobs in New York State. The gubernatorial candidate is to address members of the Association for a Better New York at a breakfast meeting in Manhattan on Wednesday. The Westchester County executive will also talk about the budget and taxes. Polls have consistently shown Gov. Andrew Cuomo well ahead in his bid for a ...    Full Story »

Questions And Answers About The US Ebola Case

Questions And Answers About The US Ebola Case U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. Texas health officials said there were no other suspected cases in the state, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Meets with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

PM Netanyahu Meets with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moonPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, on Tuesday 6 Tishrei, at the UN offices in New York, met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The Prime Minister said that Iran is continuing to work towards achieving the ability to arm itself with nuclear weapons. Prime Minister Netanyahu said that the residents of Gaza had been taken hostage by Hamas and ...    Full Story »

Kiryas Joel Mayor Abraham Wieder Supports Grand Hudson Resort And Casino Project

Kiryas Joel Mayor Abraham Wieder Supports Grand Hudson Resort And Casino ProjectKiryas Joel Village Mayor Abraham Wieder announced support for the Grand Hudson Resort and Casino project in New Windsor because of “the unprecedented benefits the project will bring to Northern Orange County and the entire state.” He said on Tuesday the facility would revitalize Stewart Airport and create thousands of jobs. “Orange County’s overall economy is in dire need of ...    Full Story »

Obama And Netanyahu Meet In Oval Office; Discuss Iran, Civilian Deaths (2 opinions)

Obama And Netanyahu Meet In Oval Office; Discuss Iran, Civilian DeathsPresident Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed each other politely but firmly Wednesday to address areas of tension in their relationship, with U.S. president calling for an end to Palestinian civilian deaths and the Israeli leader warning of the consequences of leaving Iran with nuclear capabilities. Obama and Netanyahu spoke to reporters before ...    Full Story »

Christie: 3 Questions Drive Decision On Campaign

Christie: 3 Questions Drive Decision On CampaignGov. Chris Christie says he hasn't decided yet whether he'll run for president. But he says in a nationally broadcast interview that his decision will hang on the answers he gives himself to three critical questions. Christie says he'll have to answer "yes" to the questions of whether the move is right for himself, right for his family and right for the country. He tells CBS ...    Full Story »

Ramapo: Judge Impounds Special Election Ballots (1 opinions)

Ramapo: Judge Impounds Special Election BallotsA judge has impounded all the ballots from a special election in Ramapo that could change the way the town government is run. The order was issued by Supreme Court Judge Margaret Garvey last night just hours before the polls closed at 10 p.m. The judge ordered the impound after two special election organizers cited voting irregularities. Confusion over the town's decision to let ...    Full Story »

Israel: Northern Border Residents Fear Hizbullah Infiltration

Israel: Northern Border Residents Fear Hizbullah Infiltration Rising tensions along the northern border accompanied by cuts in the defense budget and local patrols have many northern border community residents more than a bit concerned. Israel’s northern border has been heating up since Operation Protective Edge. In recent weeks, there has been a dramatic increase in applications for a handgun permit filed by residents of border ...    Full Story »

Timeline for First Case of Ebola Diagnosed in US

Timeline for First Case of Ebola Diagnosed in USThe first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia, federal health officials said. The unidentified man, who flew into Dallas, is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital: Sept. 19 — Departs from Liberia Sept. 20 — Arrives in the United States Sept. 24 — Begins having symptoms Sept. 26 — Seeks medical care Sept. 28— ...    Full Story »

New Yorkers Are Warned About Tax Rebate Scam

New Yorkers Are Warned About Tax Rebate ScamNew Yorkers are being warned about scam artists trying to get personal information by offering to help them get tax rebates. New York State Taxpayer Rights Advocate Margaret Neri says anyone who gets such a phone call should hang up and report the call to the attorney general's consumer protection line (800-771-7755). She says the state Tax Department has learned that scam artists ...    Full Story »

Hearing For Rabbi Berland In Holland On Tuesday (5 opinions)

Hearing For Rabbi Berland In Holland On TuesdayA Dutch court will convene on Wednesday afternoon 7 Tishrei on an Israel Police request filed against Rabbi Eliezer Berland. Rabbi Berland was arrested in Amsterdam and then released to the dismay of Israel Police, ...    Full Story »

Top Doc: 'Several People Were Exposed,' More Will be Infected by Dallas Ebola case

Top Doc: 'Several People Were Exposed,' More Will be Infected by Dallas Ebola caseThe Following is VIA WashingtonExaminer.com A former Food and Drug Administration chief scientist and top infectious disease specialist said that several people were exposed to the Ebola virus by the unidentified patient in ...    Full Story »

Queens: NYS Assemblyman William Scarborough Arrested

Queens: NYS Assemblyman William Scarborough ArrestedAn official with knowledge of the investigation says a New York legislator has been arrested and is headed for an Albany courtroom. The official, who was not authorized to discuss the case publicly before Wednesday morning's arraignment, says the arrest of Assemblyman William Scarborough follows a joint investigation by the state comptroller and attorney general's offices. The ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: The Eida Calls for Using Money for Kaporos this Year (3 opinions)

VIDEO: The Eida Calls for Using Money for Kaporos this Year[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Pashkavilim appeared on Tuesday 6 Tishrei in the Meah Shearim and Geula areas of Yerushalayim from the Eida Chareidis instructing the tzibur to do kaporos with money this year instead of chickens. Using the phraseology “Because of the wicked government that has prohibited continuing the minhag of kaporos, a minhag handed down from our fathers…. We ...    Full Story »

Does Fasting Yom Kippur Increase the Chances of Premature Labor? (3 opinions)

Does Fasting Yom Kippur Increase the Chances of Premature Labor?There has been much discussion over the years regarding fasting on Yom Kippur precipitating labor in pregnant women. Many women insist this is simply a myth while others state with absolute certainty that there is a connection between the 25-hour fast and the large number of child births on Yom Kippur. According to a study conducted by Soroka Medical Center and Ben-Gurion University ...    Full Story »

NYS Health Officials Confirm First Case of EV-D68 in Rockland County Child

NYS Health Officials Confirm First Case of EV-D68 in Rockland County ChildCommissioner of Health Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, DO, FAAFP, announced on Tuesday the first confirmed case of Enterovirus (EV-D68) in Rockland County.  The case, confirmed by the New York State Department of Health, involves a child with a history of asthma, who was treated and released from Westchester Medical Center.  Due to privacy concerns, no other information will be made ...    Full Story »

Hiddush Takes Umbrage Over Chief Rabbinate's Opposition to Interfaith Sukkos Prayer Service (9 opinions)

Hiddush Takes Umbrage Over Chief Rabbinate's Opposition to Interfaith Sukkos Prayer ServiceThe Hiddush organization has come out strongly against the Chief Rabbis of Israel after they announced their opposition to a planned Sukkos interfaith prayer service near the Kosel HaDromi between Jews and Christians. Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita and Chief Rabbi David Lau Shlita     Full Story »

NJ: Rabbi's SUV Destroyed In 'Suspicious' Fire On Rosh Hashanah

NJ: Rabbi's SUV Destroyed In 'Suspicious' Fire On Rosh HashanahPolice are still investigating a fire that engulfed a rabbi's car at his Atlantic City synagogue early Thursday morning. Rabbi David Kushner told the Philadelphia Daily News that he parked his SUV in the lot at Rodef Sholom Synagogue in Atlantic City ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn Man Indicted For Posing As Police Officer, Pulling Over Driver And Threatening To Shoot Him (2 opinions)

Brooklyn Man Indicted For Posing As Police Officer, Pulling Over Driver And Threatening To Shoot HimKings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson announced on Tuesday that a 20-year-old Brooklyn man has been indicted on charges including impersonating a police officer and menacing for threatening to kill a driver he had pulled over in a phony “traffic stop” in Crown Heights. District Attorney Thompson said, “This defendant allegedly posed as a police officer and not only ...    Full Story »

Rambam Hosts Meetings with Professor Richard Horton, Editor of British Medical Journal The Lancet (1 opinions)

Rambam Hosts Meetings with Professor Richard Horton, Editor of British Medical Journal The LancetProfessor Richard Horton, editor of Europe’s most prestigious medical journal, provoked an academic storm recently when he published an open letter to the people of Gaza that publically condemned Israeli medical practices. Today he is visiting Rambam Health Care Campus to experience first-hand the diversity and multicultural administration of Israeli medical care. Rambam Health ...    Full Story »

Special Bar Mitzvah at the Kosel for IDF Orphans (2 opinions)

Special Bar Mitzvah at the Kosel for IDF OrphansIt was no ordinary bar mitzvah at the Kosel on Monday 5 Tishrei for the young boys were the sons of soldiers and others who fell in Operation Protective Edge HY”D. Uri Greenberg’s dad died when terrorists infiltrated into southern Israel. He was assisted by IDF Chief Rabbi Brigadier-General Rafi Peretz in putting on his tefilin. Nata Etzion was also celebrating, remembering his ...    Full Story »

MK Gafne: Forget the Chareidim Cooperating with Bayit Yehudi (7 opinions)

MK Gafne: Forget the Chareidim Cooperating with Bayit YehudiIt was a stormy session of the Knesset Finance Committee as MK Moshe Gafne verbally attacked committee chairman MK Nissim Slomiansky of the Bayit Yehudi party. The session was held on Tuesday 6 Tishrei. The session included approving 2 million shekels for the Hebron Jewish community. MK Yaakov Asher requested an explanation as to why the large sum was allocated to Hebron. He asked ...    Full Story »
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DEVELOPING STORY - VIDEO: Kapparos Centers In Yerushalayim Remain Closed As Shechitah Permits Not Yet Issued (2 opinions)

As permits for kapparos shechita in Yerushalayim are delayed, locations set up for Shechita (ritual chicken slaughter) stand empty ahead of Yom Kippur. This is a developing story - YWN will update this as further information is available.

Report: Obama Rode Elevator With Armed Man (1 opinions)

Report: Obama Rode Elevator With Armed ManPublished reports say President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols. The latest embarrassment for the Secret Service comes after agency Director Julia Pierson took full responsibility for a Sept. 19 breach of the White House. The Washington Examiner and The ...    Full Story »

Three Suicides among Givati Brigade Soldiers (5 opinions)

Three Suicides among Givati Brigade SoldiersMilitary police are investigating three suicides that occurred among soldiers serving in their mandatory service, all in the Givati Brigade. The investigations are looking for a possible common denominator. To date it has been learned that all three served in Operation Protective Edge, and authorities are now pondering if they possibly took part in difficult battles that led to them ...    Full Story »

Microsoft Skips Windows 9 To Emphasize Advances (1 opinions)

Microsoft Skips Windows 9 To Emphasize AdvancesThe next version of Microsoft's flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered on mobile devices and Internet services. The current version, Windows 8, has been widely derided for forcing radical behavioral changes. Microsoft is restoring some of the more traditional ways of doing things ...    Full Story »


Video Of Interest: Rabbi Runs 7 Miles to Blow Shofar

Rabbi Chalom Boujnah of Chabad at San Diego State University, ran 7 miles on Rosh Hashana to sound the shofar to those who couldn't make it to shul.

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DEVELOPING STORY - VIDEO: Kapparos Centers In Yerushalayim Remain Closed As Shechitah Permits Not Yet Issued (2 opinions)

As permits for kapparos shechita in Yerushalayim are delayed, locations set up for Shechita (ritual chicken slaughter) stand empty ahead of Yom Kippur. This is a developing story - YWN will update this as further information is available.

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Video of Interest: Happy Man Plays Accordion On Jerusalem Street

A happy man plays his accordion in the streets of Jerusalem for smiles - to bring joy to people ahead of Sukkot. Filmed with permission.

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