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Murderers of the Three Kedoshim Shot Dead in Hebron

Murderers of the Three Kedoshim Shot Dead in Hebron
An exchange of gunfire took place as IDF, ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) and Yomam forces arrived to arrest wanted terrorists Marwan Kawasmeh and Omar Abu-Eisha of Hebron. The two abducted and murdered the three kedoshim in June, Naftali Frenkel, Eyal Yifrach and Gilad Shaar HY”D. The incident occurred during the night and it was cleared for publication on Tuesday morning 28 Elul. The ISA obtained information as to their hideout, the area in the Hebron district were the two were hiding from security forces. When the Yomam ...

New Jersey Senate Approves Port Authority Changes

New Jersey Senate Approves Port Authority ChangesNew Jersey's state Senate has passed a bill designed to improve transparency and accountability at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The bill grew out of reaction to issues exposed by lane closings near the George Washington Bridge last year. Those closures appear to have been politically motivated. Provisions include protections for whistleblowers and requirements ...    Full Story »

MK Regev Wants Law & Order on Har Habayis

MK Regev Wants Law & Order on Har HabayisKnesset Interior Committee Chairwoman MK Miri Regev is continuing her efforts to make Har Habayis secure for Jews wishing to enter the holy site. She was referring to the coming weeks, the month of Tishrei, when many more Jews are expected to plan to visit the site. During a committee session Regev turned to Israel Police Merchav David Commander Avi Biton, informing him she will not ...    Full Story »

Islamic State Offensive Poses Problems For Turkey

Islamic State Offensive Poses Problems For TurkeyFierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to take on the Sunni extremists. Turkey is resisting because it fears that arming Kurdish men to fight the group could ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: U.S. Conducting Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria

BREAKING: U.S. Conducting Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria American airstrikes against ISIS targets are under way in Syria, according to a Pentagon official. "I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL [ISIS] terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles," Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said. "Given that these operations are ...    Full Story »

Deputy Minister Rabbi Ben-Dahan Remains Adamant in Justifying Giyur Bill

Deputy Minister Rabbi Ben-Dahan Remains Adamant in Justifying Giyur BillWhile the Chief Rabbis of Israel succeeded in persuading Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to remove the controversial Giyur Bill from the cabinet agenda due to their opposition and halachic concerns, Deputy Minister of Religious Services Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan insists the bill is not problematic. Speaking with Galei Yisrael Radio, Rabbi Ben-Dahan insisted the newer version of the bill ...    Full Story »

Federal Appeals Court Reinstates NY Lawsuit Alleging National Westminster Bank Supported Hamas

Federal Appeals Court Reinstates NY Lawsuit Alleging National Westminster Bank Supported HamasA federal appeals court on Monday reinstated a lawsuit in which victims of terrorist attacks in Israel accused the National Westminster Bank of supporting Hamas, just hours before a Brooklyn jury ruled against a bank in a similar case. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the roughly 200 U.S. nationals who brought the lawsuit in 2005 are entitled to a trial to ...    Full Story »

HaRav Yitzchok Dovid Grossman Involved in Peace-Making Before Rosh Hashanah (3 opinions)

HaRav Yitzchok Dovid Grossman Involved in Peace-Making Before Rosh HashanahAs the Yomim Nora’im approach, HaRav Yitzchok Dovid Grossman Shlita is busy making sholom between Jews. On Sunday night the rav connected Tzfas Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Shlita and MK Elazar Stern from The Movement party. Many people attended a hachnasas Sefer Torah in Yishuv Poriah in memory of IDF soldier Oron Shaul HY”D, who burial location remains unknown, including Rav ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel: Vote 'NO' In Ramapo (3 opinions)

Agudath Israel: Vote 'NO' In RamapoAgudath Israel of America urges a "no" vote in the upcoming referendum in Ramapo, New York which would change the method of electing town officials. The unstated goal of the referendum is to weaken the political influence of Orthodox Jews in the town by permitting them to vote only for candidates from their immediate neighborhood rather than the town as a whole, which is the current ...    Full Story »

United Hatzalah Volunteers Awarded For Work During Search For Aharon Sofer Z"L (1 opinions)

United Hatzalah Volunteers Awarded For Work During Search For Aharon Sofer ZYesterday, during a ceremony organized in advance of Rosh Hashanah by the Zion District officers of the Jerusalem Police Department, district commander Amnon Alkalay and his deputy, Moti Levi together with Yuval Ronen, volunteer officer of the district awarded certificates of appreciation to two United Hatzalah dispatchers for their dedicated work during the search for American yeshiva ...    Full Story »

State Police: 3 Missing Afghan Soldiers In Custody

State Police: 3 Missing Afghan Soldiers In Custody Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said. Massachusetts state police were notified that the three were being questioned by federal authorities at Rainbow Bridge, which connects Niagara Falls, New York, and Niagara ...    Full Story »

NASA's Maven Explorer Arrives At Mars One Year After Blasting Off From Earth (1 opinions)

NASA's Maven Explorer Arrives At Mars One Year After Blasting Off From EarthNASA's Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago. The robotic explorer fired its brakes and successfully slipped into orbit around the red planet, officials confirmed. "I think my heart's about ready to start again," said Maven's chief investigator, Bruce Jakosky of the University of Colorado. "All I can say at this ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn: Rabbi Goldwasser Teshuva Drasha Dedicated to the 3 Kedoshim

Brooklyn: Rabbi Goldwasser Teshuva Drasha Dedicated to the 3 Kedoshim[CCOMMUNICATED CONTENT] The unforgettable events of this past summer brought together yidden from all walks of life in unity.  It was a resounding call for all of Klal Yisroel to do Teshuva. To this end the community is sponsoring, in honor of these kedoshim, this year’s Shabbos Shuva Drasha , given by Rav Dovid Goldwasser. The rav will address the particular challenges of ...    Full Story »

Clinton: 2014 Races A Chance 'To Shape Our Future' (3 opinions)

Clinton: 2014 Races A Chance 'To Shape Our Future'Hillary Rodham Clinton says the upcoming fall election is "an opportunity to shape our future" in a new fundraising pitch on behalf of House Democrats. Clinton is sending out a fundraising appeal on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2016 has been stepping up her campaign activity for Democrats in the weeks ...    Full Story »

Checkpoints Around White House May Be Coming (1 opinions)

Checkpoints Around White House May Be ComingThe U.S. Secret Service is having preliminary discussions about setting up security screening checkpoints near public areas around the White House, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press Sunday. The discussions follow an incident Friday in which a man carrying a knife jumped over the gate around the White House, making it to a building entrance. The official insisted ...    Full Story »

Met Council to Distribute 230,000 Pounds of Kosher Food to 24,000 NYC Families

Met Council to Distribute 230,000 Pounds of Kosher Food to 24,000 NYC FamiliesFrom September 11th through September 23rd, ahead of the Jewish New Year, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty will distribute 230,000 pounds of kosher food, including 60 tons of apples, to an estimated 24,000 families in need at 76 sites throughout New York City. These holiday food packages will allow families across the five boroughs to partake in holiday festivities despite the ...    Full Story »

Syria Vte Isn't Last Word From Congress On War

Syria Vte Isn't Last Word From Congress On WarAs far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet. The president got what he wanted this past week when the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved arming and training moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants. But the go-ahead is good for less than three months. And many lawmakers want a say over the rest of a plan ...    Full Story »

30,000 Children Worldwide to 'Unite' with Tehilim for Sick Jews on Aseres Yemei Tshuva, Tuesday September 30th (3 opinions)

30,000 Children Worldwide to 'Unite' with Tehilim for Sick Jews on Aseres Yemei Tshuva, Tuesday September 30th It is an event that unifies children from disparate backgrounds and from locations around the globe with the sole purpose of imploring the Ribono shel Olam to have mercy on the many sick Jewish children and others who need a refuah sheleimoh. The Tehilim Asifa, first launched in 1993 and in recent years organized and is run by Misaskim, will take place on Tuesday, the 6th day of the ...    Full Story »

Obama And Immigration: High Hopes, A Mixed Record

Obama And Immigration: High Hopes, A Mixed RecordThere were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama. He turned them down. It was one of the first times Obama could have used the power of his office to help defer the removal of immigrants who were in the United States ...    Full Story »

Police: Canadian Woman Arrested At JFK With Guns (1 opinions)

Police: Canadian Woman Arrested At JFK With GunsPort Authority Police say a 24-year-old Canadian woman has been arrested at Kennedy International Airport with handguns, ammunition and 33 pounds of marijuana in her checked baggage. Police spokesman Joseph Pentangelo says the Scarborough, Ontario woman was arrested at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday in Terminal 5. He says Nyesha McPherson had two .40-caliber handguns, 350 rounds of ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Orthodox Jewish NYPD Clergy Liaison Stabbed In Brooklyn

BREAKING: Orthodox Jewish NYPD Clergy Liaison Stabbed In BrooklynA person has just been stabbed in Brooklyn, sources confirm to YWN. The incident happened around 1:30PM at 172 Montague Street, near Clinton Street - which is in the confines of the NYPD's 84th Precinct. Additionally, YWN has learned that the victim is an Orthodox Jewish NYPD Clergy Liaison. He has been rushed to Lutheran Trauma Center in unknown condition, and is now undergoing ...    Full Story »

Blair: Airstrikes Not Enough To Beat Islamic State

Blair: Airstrikes Not Enough To Beat Islamic StateWestern powers must be ready to commit ground forces to the fight against militants from the Islamic State group because airstrikes alone won't defeat these "fanatical" extremists, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Monday. Writing on his Faith Foundation website, Blair said it would be better if the troops were to come from those closer to the fighting, such as Iraqi or ...    Full Story »

Lessons Learned From Taking Out the Garbage (3 opinions)

Lessons Learned From Taking Out the GarbageHere’s a personal confession of sorts: while I (“the man of the house”) have basically been regulated to taking out the trash (or, for my UK audience, the “rubbish”) since my wedding, something changed in a big way about seven years ago. I took out the trash, but it wasn’t a job I particularly liked. Carrying a smelly bag full of a foul smelling mixture was not something ...    Full Story »

Apple: 10 Million iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Sold

Apple: 10 Million iPhone 6 And 6 Plus SoldApple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale. A year ago, Apple Inc. said it had sold 9 million of the then-new iPhone 5C and 5S models. The iPhone is available in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the U.K. It will go on sale in ...    Full Story »

WATCH: 'Moderate' Fatah Prepares Missiles For 'Upcoming Battles' (1 opinions)

WATCH: 'Moderate' Fatah  Prepares Missiles For 'Upcoming Battles' RT TV reporter: "The moment the war (Gaza, 2014) ended, the Palestinian military wings renewed military production in order to replenish the stock, which was emptied during the war. We are visiting the Al-Aqsa Brigades – Al-Asifa Army (i.e., Fatah’s military wing)... where fuel for rockets and mortar shells is being produced. Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades fighter: We are preparing ...    Full Story »
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Rav Lior Shlita: It Is Not Real Giyur (2 opinions)

Rav Lior Shlita: It Is Not Real GiyurA pre-Rosh Hashanah kenos was held in the Netivot Yisrael Yeshiva in Bat Yam, attended by Kiryat Arba Chief Rabbi HaGaon HaRav Dov Lior Shlita. In his words of hisorarus to the participants, the rav opted to hint at the Stern Giyur Bill, speaking of “the legislative attack against Toras Yisrael and the Chief Rabbinate”. The rav then spoke of efforts in Israel to legitimize ...    Full Story »

Muslims Are Speaking Out Against ISIS To Say: You Do Not Represent Us

Muslims Are Speaking Out Against ISIS To Say: You Do Not Represent UsBritish Muslims are taking a stand against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) by launching a social media campaign to deliver an important message: Hate and violence do not represent their religion.   The campaign is part of an online effort to curb the damaging representation of their religion by ISIS. Muslim activists are sharing photos with the hashtag ...    Full Story »

France: IS Has Threatened Coalition Civilians

France: IS Has Threatened Coalition CiviliansThe spokesman of the Islamic State militant group says his fighters are ready to face a U.S.-led military coalition and is calling on Muslims worldwide to kill civilians of nations that join the fight. Islamic State group spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani says President Barack Obama's coalition will not be able to defeat the jihadis. Obama is currently working to form a global ...    Full Story »

Has the Coalition Door Opened to Chareidi Parties? (2 opinions)

Has the Coalition Door Opened to Chareidi Parties?A meeting will be held between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and MK Yaakov Litzman and Moshe Gafne. While the meeting is dubbed a routine pre-Rosh Hashanah event, the political arena is abuzz with rumors that talks are underway to bring the chareidim into the coalition if Yesh Atid breaks from the coalition government. The prime minister invited the chareidi MKs for a meeting before ...    Full Story »


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