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Airlines Prepare To Shut Down In Northeast For Snowstorm

Airlines Prepare To Shut Down In Northeast For Snowstorm
Airlines are preparing to shut down operations along the East Coast as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region. Around 700 flights scheduled for Monday are expected to be cancelled, according to the flight tracking site FlightAware. Most major airlines are allowing customers whose flights are canceled in the next few days to book new flights without paying a penalty. Customers ticketed on flights to at least two dozen Eastern airports are generally eligible for the allowance, though specific terms ...

Likud Recount Promised in Hotevely Dichter Dispute

Likud Recount Promised in Hotevely Dichter DisputeAfter the Likud Court gave Tzipi Hotevely the party’s 20th slot on the election ticket, the party’s Supreme Court overturned the decision in the ongoing dispute with Avi Dichter and ordered a recount of the votes from the primary election. Dichter was in the 20th slot and Hotevely in the 26th position. The two have been back and forth in the party’s court over who gets the 20th ...    Full Story »

Charlie Hebdo Promotional Event in Israel Cancelled

Charlie Hebdo Promotional Event in Israel CancelledSteimatzky has decided to cancel the planned launch of the Charlie Hebdo magazine in its stores. Yisrael Beitenu party leader Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman calls on his supporters to buy thousands of copies. Lieberman insists the magazine sales must continue as planned to send a clear message to radical Islam as he told supporters “We won’t permit radical Islam to intimidate us ...    Full Story »

Blizzard Threatens NYC With Up To 2 Feet Of Snow

Blizzard Threatens NYC With Up To 2 Feet Of SnowMayor Bill de Blasio is urging New Yorkers to prepare for the worst as a major storm threatens to blanket the city with more than two feet of snow. At a news conference on Sunday, de Blasio said it "could be one of the top two or three largest storms in the history of the city." The National Weather Service has a blizzard warning in effect for the New York and Boston areas ...    Full Story »

Iran Foreign Minister Summoned to Explain Stroll With Kerry

Iran Foreign Minister Summoned to Explain Stroll With KerryIran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has been summoned before parliament to explain his recent public stroll with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, according to a Sunday report by the country's official IRNA news agency. On Jan. 14, on the sidelines of ongoing nuclear negotiations, Zarif took a 15-minute walk through the streets of Geneva with Kerry. Now, according to IRNA, 21 ...    Full Story »

Yair Lapid: We Won't Push for Public Transportation on Shabbos

Yair Lapid: We Won't Push for Public Transportation on ShabbosThere is speculation as to the legitimacy of the new dati leumi light faction of the Yesh Atid party. Some feel the addition to MK Elazar Stern to the party and the announce dati leumi faction is nothing more than an election ploy. Stern, Shai Piron and others say this is not so, insisting they will draw votes from many “classic dati leumi” voters who have become disenchanted with ...    Full Story »

Gafne: Adding a Woman to the List Will Hurt Yahadut Hatorah in the Polls

Gafne: Adding a Woman to the List Will Hurt Yahadut Hatorah in the PollsYahadut Hatorah’s position regarding women on the party’s lineup is well known. According to Moshe Gafne, there is more to this than halacha and modesty, but electoral considerations. The Degel Hatorah faction head explains that even if one posits that including women on the list is halachically acceptable, in the case of the Ashkenazi chareidi party it would be detrimental at the ...    Full Story »

Petition to Disqualify the Name 'Bayit Yehudi'

Petition to Disqualify the Name 'Bayit Yehudi'A request was filed with the Central Election Committee on Sunday, 5 Shevat, to disqualify the name Bayit Yehudi from the dati leumi party in the upcoming national elections race. The petitioners feel the party is not acting in line with the values of Jewry and therefore should not be permitted to run with the name. What is surprising to some is the petition was not filed by ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Israeli Cop Beats Civilian Without Justification (6 opinions)

VIDEO: Israeli Cop Beats Civilian Without Justification[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A policeman is caught on video while beating and pepper spraying a civilian sentry at the gate of the Shomron community of Michmas. The guard questioned why he is compelled to open the electric gate for the police vehicle on Shabbos, which appears to have resulted in the policeman losing it and then assaulting the civilian guard and spraying him with ...    Full Story »

US Gas Prices Fell 13 Cents Per Gallon, but Expected to Rise

US Gas Prices Fell 13 Cents Per Gallon, but Expected to RiseThe average price of a regular gallon of gas dropped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.07, but it could soon rise. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the lowest prices in more than five years are likely to increase because of rising wholesale prices. Lundberg says rising costs of crude oil the past 10 days should eventually be seen at the pump. San Francisco ...    Full Story »

NYC Mayor: Storm Could Be Biggest Ever To Hit City (1 opinions)

NYC Mayor: Storm Could Be Biggest Ever To Hit CityNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast could be among the worst the city has ever seen. The National Weather Service has a blizzard warning in effect for the New York and Boston areas starting Monday night. Forecasters say a massive storm could drop two to three feet of snow from northern New Jersey to southern Connecticut. Boston is ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Rav Amnon Yitzchak on Shechita in Israel and the World

VIDEO: Rav Amnon Yitzchak on Shechita in Israel and the World[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Rav Amnon Yitzchak expresses his shock after hearing testimony regarding what is done in Eretz Yisrael and the world in the process of shechita. Rav Amon speaks of a letter written by Rishon L’Tzion HaGaon HaRav Yitzchak Yosef regarding one involved in shechita and when asked what actions he would be taking in response, the Rishon L’Tzion responded it ...    Full Story »

Northeast Braces For 'Potentially Historic' Snowstorm (2 opinions)

Northeast Braces For 'Potentially Historic' SnowstormA winter that has largely spared the Northeast thus far is about to arrive with gusto: a storm the National Weather Service called "potentially historic" could dump 2 feet or more of snow between New York and Boston. Blizzard conditions with heavy snow and powerful winds are possible in both cities starting Monday and into Tuesday, and snow should arrive in some areas before daybreak ...    Full Story »

Egged Strike Scheduled for Monday in Areas of Israel (1 opinions)

Egged Strike Scheduled for Monday in Areas of IsraelIn an effort to pressure management, Egged bus drivers in areas of Israel will walk off the job to take part in a one-day strike on Monday, 6 Shevat. The strike was to be held Sunday but drivers realized this would have made it very difficult for too many soldiers returning from Shabbos at home to reach their bases. Some routes will be operational but the strike is expected to all ...    Full Story »

FBI: Hunt Continues for Suspect in Bomb Threats Against Jets

FBI: Hunt Continues for Suspect in Bomb Threats Against JetsAn FBI agent says law officers are continuing to pursue a suspect after someone made bomb threats targeting two jets bound for Atlanta, prompting F-16 fighter jets to escort the planes. Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Stephen Emmett told The Associated Press on Sunday that the agency is continuing to pursue leads in an effort to locate the individual responsible for the ...    Full Story »

Yet More Disgrace to Israel Police as Senior Commander Resigns in Shame

Yet More Disgrace to Israel Police as Senior Commander Resigns in ShameIsrael Police Major-General Kobi Cohen announced his resignation from the department after admitting immoral behavior. Cohen’s admission and subsequent resignation makes him the fifth Israel Police major-general to resign or be forced to resign, all due to their unacceptable actions including involvement in bribery or immoral behavior. In 2013, Jerusalem Police Chief Niso Shacham ...    Full Story »

NY Governor Urges New Yorkers To Prepare For Major Snowstorm; 2+ Feet Forecasted (1 opinions)

NY Governor Urges New Yorkers To Prepare For Major Snowstorm; 2+ Feet ForecastedGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged New Yorkers to prepare for blizzard conditions forecasted to affect downstate areas early this week. New Yorkers should plan in advance for major disruptions during Monday evening and Tuesday morning commutes, including the possibility of closed roads and delayed or canceled public transit routes. In addition, New Yorkers should prepare for ...    Full Story »

Arab Parities Unite to Maintain Representation in Knesset (3 opinions)

Arab Parities Unite to Maintain Representation in KnessetRealizing the loss the Arab community would sustain if the parties did not unite ahead of elections, despite predictions that a united Arab bloc was unlikely, the Ra’am-Ta’al, Balad and Hadash parties have done just that. The three parties have managed to find common ground and will run under one ticket in the upcoming elections for the 20th Knesset. MK Dr. Ahmed Tibi feels quite ...    Full Story »

Travelers Like Plan For Rail Link To NY's LaGuardia Airport (1 opinions)

Travelers Like Plan For Rail Link To NY's LaGuardia AirportTom Fiore knows what it's like to sit in a taxi for as long as two agonizing hours, over bridges or through a tunnel, to travel a mere eight miles from midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia Airport in Queens. The salesman who makes that trek about twice a month is among legions of travelers applauding what they see as a long overdue proposal from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: build a rail ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Two Killed in Small Plane Crash in Israel

PHOTOS: Two Killed in Small Plane Crash in Israel[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Two people were killed on Sunday 5 Shevat when a small plane crashed into Maryland Blvd. in Rishon L’tzion during the morning hours. The two were pronounced dead on the scene, which was handed over to Zaka to prepare for kvura. Ichud Hatzalah Rishon L’Tzion commander Yehuda Mizrachi told the press “When I arrived on the scene I saw the light ...    Full Story »

Poll: Yishai & Ben-Ari Can Take Votes from Bayit Yehudi & Shas (3 opinions)

Poll: Yishai & Ben-Ari Can Take Votes from Bayit Yehudi & ShasAccording to a Panels Politics poll, if Yachad party leader Eli Yishai teams with Otzma Yisrael (Dr. Michael Ben-Ari), it will gain additional seats at the expense of Bayit Yehudi and Shas. This special poll was conducted on Thursday, 2 Shevat shows that if Yishai and Ben-Ari unite, they will earn at least seven seats. The poll also shows that Likud would drop to 22 seats, the same ...    Full Story »

Netanyahu Defends US Trip Says I'll Go 'Anywhere' To Warn About Iran (2 opinions)

Netanyahu Defends US Trip Says I'll Go 'Anywhere' To Warn About IranIsrael’s premier says he will go “anywhere” he is invited to speak about the country’s stance regarding Iran’s nuclear program. Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments come amid a public spat with the Obama administration over how to counter Iran and a contentious invitation from House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner for the Israeli prime minister to address the U.S. ...    Full Story »

IDF on Highest Alert in N. Israel Since Second Lebanon War (1 opinions)

IDF on Highest Alert in N. Israel Since Second Lebanon War It was a tense weekend along Israel’s northern border as the IDF continues fortifying with additional soldiers, tanks and armored vehicles. The level of heightened alert is reportedly the highest since the Second Lebanon War in 2006. IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz canceled a planned visit to Europe to travel north on Friday and Shabbos to personally oversee the situation ...    Full Story »

Gerrer Rebbe Shlita Visiting the United States (3 opinions)

Gerrer Rebbe Shlita Visiting the United StatesThe Gerrer Rebbe Shlita left Eretz Yisrael on motzei Shabbos Parshas Bo for the United States on what is being hailed a “Chizuk mission”. The rebbe is accompanied by his son HaRav Nechemia Alter and gabboim Shmuel Baruch Landau and Leibel Posenevsky. Also accompanying them is the head of Mosdos Gur in Eretz Yisrael, Rav Yonasan Bernstein. Chassidim in the United States were only ...    Full Story »

PM's Scheduled Address to US House of Representative Sparks Political Row (2 opinions)

PM's Scheduled Address to US House of Representative Sparks Political Row Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has accepted the invitation sent by Speaker John Boehner, on behalf of the bipartisan leadership of the House of Representatives and the Senate, to address a joint meeting of Congress. The Prime Minister is expected to arrive in the USA at the beginning of March and will also participate in the AIPAC Policy Conference. The address will provide an ...    Full Story »

TRAGEDY IN ERETZ YISROEL: Grandaughter Of HaRav Shalom Arush Killed In Serious Crash; Son And Daughter-In-Law In Serious Condition (7 opinions)

TRAGEDY IN ERETZ YISROEL: Grandaughter Of HaRav Shalom Arush Killed In Serious Crash; Son And Daughter-In-Law In Serious ConditionA tragedy R”L in Eretz Yisrael as a family returning from a yahrzeit event in southern Israel for the Baba Sali ZT"L was involved in an accident near Kibbutz Gavim, on Route 34. The 18-month-old granddaughter of HaRav Shalom Arush, Feiga Chana A"H, was R"L killed in the crash. His son, Rav Shimon Arush is in serious condition as is his Rebbetzin. Feiga Chana A"H was pronounced ...    Full Story »

NYC: Blizzard Conditions Expected To Bring 10-14 Inches Of Snow And Strong Winds Monday Night Through Early Wed Morning (6 opinions)

NYC: Blizzard Conditions Expected To Bring 10-14 Inches Of Snow And Strong Winds Monday Night Through Early Wed MorningA strong area of low-pressure will develop off the eastern seaboard and track north towards New York City Monday night and Tuesday. As a result, New York City is at risk for a major winter storm with 10-14 inches of snow (possibly more) and near-blizzard conditions from Monday night through Late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning. Snowfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour are expected ...    Full Story »
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Tefilos for Rav Dov Yafeh Shlita [UPDATED 12:45 PM IL]

Tefilos for Rav Dov Yafeh Shlita [UPDATED 12:45 PM IL]12:45: The rav is reportedly recuperating following a catheterization procedure. There are no reports of any complication B”H. Tefilos are being recited in many shuls and batei medrashim for HaGaon HaRav Dov Yafeh Shlita, Mashgiach in Yeshivas Knesses Chizkiyahu in Kfar Chassidim. The rav is undergoing a medical procedure on Sunday morning 5 Shevat in Mayanei HaYeshua Hospital in ...    Full Story »

Top Lawmaker In NY Assembly Still Powerful Despite Arrest (2 opinions)

Top Lawmaker In NY Assembly Still Powerful Despite ArrestEven after his arrest on federal corruption charges, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver remains one of the most powerful politicians in New York. His fellow Democrats, with a dominant two-thirds Assembly majority, are standing behind him so far, while the new legislative session begins and causes he has championed are on the table. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is launching a fresh assault on ...    Full Story »

Sept. 11-Era Security Unveiled For Latest NYC Terror Trial

Sept. 11-Era Security Unveiled For Latest NYC Terror TrialBigger names in global terrorism have been tried in New York's federal courts before but there has never been this kind of security all at once: Assault rifle-toting federal guards at every entrance, Homeland Security vans surrounding the courthouses, searches, metal detectors and sign-ins required for all trial visitors. As a terror trial gets underway for a lone defendant in twin ...    Full Story »

May I Borrow Your Snow Blower? (2 opinions)

May I Borrow Your Snow Blower?[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] The Chofetz Chaim wrote a number of famous works. He wrote the Mishnah Berurah commentary on the Orach Chaim section of Shulchan Aruch. He also wrote Sefer Chofetz Chaim on the laws of lashon ha’ra. There is another book that he wrote which is not so famous. It is called Ahavas Chesed, and it deals with the obligation to perform chesed—acts of ...    Full Story »

Emotional Yad L'Achim Bris Milah Brings Family Back Together (2 opinions)

Emotional Yad L'Achim Bris Milah Brings Family Back TogetherA moving ceremony was celebrated recently at Yad L'Achim; the bris milah of a baby born to a young woman rescued by the organization from an Arab village. Making the ceremony even more poignant is that it succeeded in reuniting the woman and her parents for the first time since she left home to marry an Arab. The joyous mother, Ahuva*, 25, was overcome by tears. She was reconnecting ...    Full Story »

Added Protections For Consumer Information On Health Website

Added Protections For Consumer Information On Health WebsiteThe Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates. The Associated Press reported last week that details such as consumers' income and tobacco use were going to private companies with a commercial interest in such data. AP also reported ...    Full Story »

Obama To Cut Short India Trip To Pay Call On Saudi Arabia (6 opinions)

Obama To Cut Short India Trip To Pay Call On Saudi ArabiaPresident Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the death of King Abdullah and meeting with the oil-rich nation's new monarch, the White House said Saturday. The scheduling shift, announced just before Obama left Washington, underscores the desert kingdom's pivotal role in U.S. policy in the Middle East, including the military ...    Full Story »

Yad Batya LKallah 27th Annual Benefit Auction Going on Now, Hachnosas Kallah in YOUR Community - www.YadBatya.org

Yad Batya LKallah 27th Annual Benefit Auction Going on Now, Hachnosas Kallah in YOUR Community - www.YadBatya.orgTwenty seven years ago after the passing of Batya Zakheim Brecher, Yad Batya L’Kallah was established, providing kallahs with a complete package of household items. Today, fifteen thousand requests later, we have never turned down a needy kallah. Rav David and Rebbetzin Leah Cohen (Congregation G’vul Yaavetz,  Brooklyn, NY) - Our interaction with Yad Batya L'Kallah has ...    Full Story »

Japan, US Condemn Unverified Video Claiming IS Hostage Dead (1 opinions)

Japan, US Condemn Unverified Video Claiming IS Hostage DeadPrime Minister Shinzo Abe angrily demanded Sunday that the extremist Islamic State group release a Japanese journalist it is holding hostage after a new online video purported to show that another hostage had been killed. While the Japanese government and others cast doubt on the authenticity of the video, President Barack Obama issued a statement condemning what he called "the ...    Full Story »

Possible GOP Candidates Pitch Ideas at Conservative Forum

Possible GOP Candidates Pitch Ideas at Conservative ForumThe robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a political reality not lost on the parade of would-be 2016 candidates trying to draw attention at a Saturday gathering of social conservatives. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and many others turned the ...    Full Story »

Challenges On Multiple Fronts Likely To Test New Saudi King

Challenges On Multiple Fronts Likely To Test New Saudi KingSaudi Arabia's new monarch inherits the throne at a moment when the oil-rich kingdom is being buffeted by a plunge in the value of its most valuable commodity, growing challenges by activists at home and deepening turmoil on its borders that stands to benefit rival Iran. Those who know King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud note the 79-year-old's diplomatic skills, honed over nearly five ...    Full Story »

$2 Gasoline: Good Times Keep Rolling at the Pump (7 opinions)

$2 Gasoline: Good Times Keep Rolling at the PumpAt some point this will end, perhaps even soon. The price of gasoline will not fall to zero. But for the first time since 2009, most Americans are paying less than $2 a gallon. Just three months ago experts were shocked when it fell under $3. "It's crazy," says Michael Noel, an economics professor at Texas Tech University who studies oil and gasoline prices. "But for consumers ...    Full Story »

NYC: Wiesenthal Center Denounces Anti-Semitic Outburst At City Hall

NYC: Wiesenthal Center Denounces Anti-Semitic Outburst At City HallThe Simon Wiesenthal Center strongly condemns the anti-Semitic outburst by 40 pro-Palestinian activists that erupted in the New York City Council Chambers yesterday just as the City Council began discussing and voting on a resolution to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The outburst, which was exactly timed to coincide with the Council’s ...    Full Story »

What Issues Roil Washington? Obama's Veto Threats Are Clues (1 opinions)

What Issues Roil Washington? Obama's Veto Threats Are CluesPresident Barack Obama has a telling hit list. The veto threats that he's issued over the last three weeks are a microcosm of American politics, representing the roiling issues of the day, the power struggle playing out between Congress and the White House, and even the pique between the president and GOP congressional leaders. Obama, who vetoed just two minor bills over the past ...    Full Story »


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