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NYPD Officer Gets Choked Up While Testifying In Case Of Killing Unarmed Man

NYPD Officer Gets Choked Up While Testifying In Case Of Killing Unarmed Man
A New York City police officer testifying in his own defense got choked up while describing the moment he realized a man had been shot in a dark housing project stairwell in 2014. Peter Liang left the witness stand for about a minute to compose himself before resuming testimony Monday. Liang says he was startled by a noise as he opened the stairwell door in the Brooklyn complex, and his gun went off accidentally. He says he went to look for the bullet and that's when he discovered Akai Gurley's girlfriend leaning over him. Liang ...

WATCH: Eli Begun - We Must Go On (Official Music Video)

[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Eli Begun is on the horizon. Eli has been in Mir yeshiva almost his whole life and has been influenced immensely by Torah and Rebbiem. He obviously has a lot of music in his genes especially from his father. His solid Torah ...    Full Story »

My Close Friend Passed Away and now Their Children are Making a Wedding in 10 Days

WATCH: Eli Begun - We Must Go On (Official Music Video)[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] I have been a close friend and Rabbi to this family for nearly thirty years, going back to even before their marriage. For the last several months I have been witness, daily, to the toll that this tragedy has taken on their family. There are seven children living at home, all of whom have had to look to the father for virtually all of their needs while ...    Full Story »

UK: More Than 8 Jewish School Targeted By Bomb Threats On Monday Morning

UK: More Than 8 Jewish School Targeted By Bomb Threats On Monday MorningAt least 8 Jewish schools in the UK received bomb threats on Monday, and Shomrim were working closely with Police. Shomrim was asking the community to remain calm but remain vigilant as police launched an investigation. Police said there were no devices found and the schools were advised not to evacuate. The threats are believed to have been hoax telephone calls to the schools ...    Full Story »

Unannounced NYPD Drill On Brooklyn Bridge Has Social Media Buzzing With Photos

Unannounced NYPD Drill On Brooklyn Bridge Has Social Media Buzzing With Photos Dozens of people were seen climbing the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday morning, and social media lit up with people calling for police action. The only problem was, the people on the bridge WERE the police! Sources have confirmed to YWN that the folks photographed climbing the Brooklyn Bridge were in fact NYPD on an unannounced drill. A police source told YWN that they were thrilled ...    Full Story »

Clinton Making A Personal Pitch To New Hampshire Voters

Clinton Making A Personal Pitch To New Hampshire VotersFrom a Michigan pulpit to New Hampshire's town halls, Hillary Clinton is working to establish a personal connection with voters as she faces an increasingly difficult struggle against Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination. Once a formidable front-runner, Clinton narrowly won Iowa's caucuses and has watched her national lead over Sanders begin to erode. She now faces a likely ...    Full Story »

Levaya of Rebbitzen Leah Kagan A'H, Wife Of Denver Rosh Yeshiva [UPDATED 11:18AM]

Levaya of Rebbitzen Leah Kagan A'H, Wife Of Denver Rosh Yeshiva [UPDATED 11:18AM]YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira Of Rebbitzen Leah Kagan A"H, the wife of the Rosh Yeshiva of Toras Chaim in Denver, HaRav Ysroel Meir Kagan Shlita. She was a daughter of the Mattersdorfer Rov. The Levaya will be on Monday morning at the Yeshiva located at 1555 Stuart Street. UPDATE: There will be a Levaya in Brooklyn on Monday night at 8:00PM at Yeshiva Chasan Sofer in ...    Full Story »

Rulings of Rav Yisroel Belsky zatzal (1 opinions)

Rulings of Rav Yisroel Belsky zatzalBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times Klal Yisroel has lost an irreplaceable gadol with the passing of Rav Belsky zt”l. Aside from his mastery of Torah sources, he was a font of halachic practice. Notwithstanding his loss, we do have thousands of hours of taped shiurim as well as a sefer entitled, “Shulchan haLevi” comprised of his responsum. Below is a short ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Police Probing Stabbing of an 11-Year-Old Child in Ramle - 17-Year-Old Suspect Arrested [UPDATED]

PHOTOS: Police Probing Stabbing of an 11-Year-Old Child in Ramle - 17-Year-Old Suspect Arrested [UPDATED][PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] An 11-year-old boy was stabbed in a number of places on his body at his home on Levi Street in Ramle on Monday afternoon, 29 Shevat. A spokesman for MDA reports that the child was transported to Assaf HaRofeh Hospital, listed in light-to-moderate condition with multiple stab wounds. There are conflicting reports but according to the victim, an Arab ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Tidal Flooding in Coastal Sections of Queens (Far Rockaway), Staten Island, and Brooklyn

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Tidal Flooding in Coastal Sections of Queens (Far Rockaway), Staten Island, and Brooklyn[VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The NYC Office of Emergency Management is responding to multiple reports of tidal flooding in coastal sections of Queens, Staten Island, and Brooklyn, Monday morning. The National Weather Service reports that tide levels are approximately a foot higher than forecast. Tides should be peaking at around 9:00AM and waters will begin receding ...    Full Story »

New England to Get Brunt of Snowstorm Heading East

New England to Get Brunt of Snowstorm Heading EastForecasters say parts of New England could get the brunt of a snowstorm that's heading for the east coast. The National Weather Service on Sunday issued a blizzard warning for southeast Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and the islands. Up to 18 inches of snow could fall from Monday morning through the evening. Whiteout conditions and 40 mph winds are expected. The rest of ...    Full Story »

A Personalized Yarmulke for Your Son- And One Free!

A Personalized Yarmulke for Your Son- And One Free![COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Scharf’s Judaica is celebrating its 8th anniversary. We invite you to join in the celebration: Buy a personalized yarmulke, get one personalized yarmulke free! Scharf’s is the Number One place to go for personalized yarmulkes. At any given day, dozens of little boys get sized by our experienced yarmulke experts and receive customized, ...    Full Story »

Obama Asking Congress For Emergency Funding To Combat Zika

Obama Asking Congress For Emergency Funding To Combat ZikaPresident Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus. In an announcement Monday, the White House said the money would be used to expand mosquito control programs, speed development of a vaccine, develop diagnostic tests and improve support for low-income pregnant women. Zika virus disease is mainly spread by ...    Full Story »

Report: Chief Rabbinate of Israel Cancels Hashgacha for PA Food Factories Due to Security Situation (1 opinions)

Report: Chief Rabbinate of Israel Cancels Hashgacha for PA Food Factories Due to Security SituationSince the beginning of 2016, owners of food factories in the PA (Palestinian Authority) were informed by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel they will no longer be able to keep their hashgacha despite adhering to regulations. The Chief Rabbinate has decided to stop granting a hashgacha to factories in PA areas in response to the ongoing wave of terror because the situation no longer permits ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: MDA Personnel Learning Sign Language

VIDEO: MDA Personnel Learning Sign Language[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] MDA has made a decision to teach some of its personnel sign language to permit communicating with deaf persons requiring assistance. The EMS organization is working with The Institute for the Advancement of Dead Persons in Israel along with Access Israel. A workshop was help over the weekend for 30 paramedics and EMTs, who were given an introduction ...    Full Story »

North Korea's New Satellite Flew Directly Over Super Bowl Stadium

North Korea's New Satellite Flew Directly Over Super Bowl StadiumHere's a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea's newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended. Whatever motives Pyongyang may have about using its rocket launches to develop nuclear-tipped long-range missiles, it now has two satellites circling the Earth, according to NORAD, the North American Aerospace Command, which monitors all satellites in ...    Full Story »

Trump Aiming For New Hampshire Win, Rivals Aim To Survive

Trump Aiming For New Hampshire Win, Rivals Aim To SurviveGOP front-runner Donald Trump is aiming for his first win in New Hampshire's fast-approaching primary, while rival Republican candidates, including Jeb Bush, said their campaigns will go on no matter what the outcome Tuesday. Democrat Hillary Clinton, facing an uphill campaign in the state against Bernie Sanders, took a trip to Michigan. With the otherwise intense race for the ...    Full Story »

Former IDF Chief Rabbi Recovering Following Surgery

Former IDF Chief Rabbi Recovering Following SurgeryFormer IDF Chief Rabbi and Rav and Rosh Yeshiva of Yishuv & Yeshivat Itamar Avichai Ronsky is recovering following surgery to remove a cancerous growth from his colon. The rav agreed to donate a kidney to save the life of another and it was during pre-donation screening/testing that the growth was found. Hence, his willingness to save another resulted in saving his own life. It ...    Full Story »

NYC Mayor Issues Construction Crane Safety Plan After Deadly Collapse

NYC Mayor Issues Construction Crane Safety Plan After Deadly CollapseMayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is implementing a four-point plan to increase safety when large construction cranes are operating. De Blasio made the announcement Sunday, in the wake of Friday's fatal crane collapse in Manhattan. The mayor said there will be new restrictions on crawler cranes during wind conditions. Fines for failure to safeguard equipment will be ...    Full Story »

Israel's Legal System Stands Up for MK Zoabi Again (1 opinions)

Israel's Legal System Stands Up for MK Zoabi AgainA magistrate court justice on Sunday, 28 Shevat, sentenced Arab Member of Knesset Hanin Zoabi to six months’ probation for her conviction on charges of insulting a public servant and a NIS 3,000 fine. If she repeats here offense during the probation period, she will automatically be jailed. Zoabi was convicted by the Nazareth District Court of insulting a public servant as part of ...    Full Story »

Quadruplets Born in Rambam Medical Center in Haifa

Quadruplets Born in Rambam Medical Center in HaifaRambam Medical Service officials report the birth of quadruplets over the weekend, three girls and a boy, born in week 27 of the mother’s pregnancy. The babies weigh between 550-900 grams (17.6 – 31.7 ounces). All four are in a preemie intensive care unit as they are all on assisted breathing with three listed in stable condition and one unstable. Prof. Shraga Blazer, who heads ...    Full Story »

Naftali Bennett Allay's Fears of Assimilation in the State of Israel (5 opinions)

Naftali Bennett Allay's Fears of Assimilation in the State of IsraelAddressing a Judaism & Democracy event at Bar Ilan University last week, Bayit Yehudi party leader Education Minister Naftali Bennett shared his vision and understanding of classic and current Zionism, as well as the significance of Theodore Herzl’s actions, which he feels account for our survival today. “We are now in the largest area since the time of King David. We had a ...    Full Story »

Rav Landau Addresses Bnei Brak's Fast Food Eateries and a Breakdown in Modesty Standards (4 opinions)

Rav Landau Addresses Bnei Brak's Fast Food Eateries and a Breakdown in Modesty StandardsSpeaking at a yahrzeit seuda for his father, Av Beis Din Bnei Brak HaGaon HaRav Yehuda Leib Landau Shlita spoke out against fast food stores in the Torah city. He stated some twenty of these stores have opened and this has led to people eating in the streets of the city. Rav Landau marked the thirtieth yahrzeit of his father HaGaon HaRav Yaakov Landau ZT”L with the annual seudas ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Alan Dershowitz Brilliantly Strikes down Anti-Israel Question at Conference (7 opinions)

Famed US lawyer and political commentator Alan Dershowitz, recently gave a talk and showed his strong passion for the Israeli state. After his speech at a conference he allowed the audience a chance to ask him questions. A woman of Palestinian origin gave ...    Full Story »

British Judge Quits Following Investigation Over Anti-Semitic Comments

British Judge Quits Following Investigation Over Anti-Semitic CommentsA British judge in northern London resigned prior to his impending removal over anti-Semitic comments he made on Facebook, the U.K.-based Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA) grassroots group announced Thursday. Following an official year-long investigation into the matter, CAA cited the British Judicial Conduct Investigations Office as saying that magistrate Abul “Abz” Hussain ...    Full Story »

Fire Breaks Out in Modi'in Illit Talmid Torah on Sunday Morning

Fire Breaks Out in Modi'in Illit Talmid Torah on Sunday MorningA fire was reported on Sunday morning 28 Shevat in the Klall Chassidim Talmid Torah in Modi’in Illit. The fire, which began shortly after the day began, was traced to an electric box. B’chasdei Hashem the fire department response was quick and the blaze was extinguished without incident. No injuries were reported. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

VIDEO: Rahat Terrorist Flees the Scene of the Stabbing Attack

VIDEO: Rahat Terrorist Flees the Scene of the Stabbing Attack[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A day after the stabbing attack in the Bedouin community of Rahat in which an Israeli woman in her 60s was moderately wounded, an area surveillance video shows the terrorists fleeing the ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Confers with the Attorney General Regarding MKs Who Meet with Families of Terrorists (2 opinions)

PM Netanyahu Confers with the Attorney General Regarding MKs Who Meet with Families of TerroristsAt the start of the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, 28 Shevat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the meeting that recently took place involving Arab Members of Knesset Hanin Zoabi, Dr. Ahmed Tibi, Basel Ghattas, and Jamal Zahalka, who met with families of terrorists that perpetrated attacks in Israel in the ongoing wave of Palestinian terrorism. The Prime Minister said, ...    Full Story »
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VIDEO: 20 Cars Fall Through Ice At Lake Geneva's Winterfest (1 opinions)

VIDEO: 20 Cars Fall Through Ice At Lake Geneva's WinterfestThe following is via Breaking911.com: At least 20 cars sank into Lake Geneva on Saturday after visitors attending Winterfest in Wisconsin were allowed to park on the frozen ice. Emergency services had to pull many of the vehicles out of the water after the vehicles fell ...    Full Story »

MK Gafne Agreed to Consult the Ukraine on Budget Balancing

MK Gafne Agreed to Consult the Ukraine on Budget BalancingMK Moshe Gafne, chairman of the Knesset Finance Committee last week with Oleg Vyshniakov, Jewish-Ukrainian businessman and honorary consul of Israel in the Ukraine. In the meeting, which took place in MK Gafne’s office at the Knesset, the two agreed to conduct a series of meeting between MK Gafni and Ukrainian government officials in order to consult them on how to balance the ...    Full Story »

14 Holocaust Survivors Sue Hungary In U.S. Court (3 opinions)

14 Holocaust Survivors Sue Hungary In U.S. CourtFourteen Hungarian Holocaust survivors have filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. against the Hungarian government and its national train company for cooperation with the Nazis, complicity in the deportation of more than 500,000 Hungarian Jews, and confiscation of property. Currently, Hungary does not compensate Holocaust survivors or their heirs, nor has the country ever been ...    Full Story »

Rav Mazuz Blasts Agreement with Reform And Conservative Movements at the Kosel (1 opinions)

Rav Mazuz Blasts Agreement with Reform And Conservative Movements at the KoselIn his weekly motzei Shabbos shiur, HaGaon HaRav Meir Mazuz Shlita, Rosh Yeshivas Kisei Rachamim spoke out harshly against the agreement reached that will provide an ...    Full Story »

FACT CHECK: Fumbles From The GOP Field: Cruz Tries To Tell An Iowa Tale, Trump Botches Tax Numbers

FACT CHECK: Fumbles From The GOP Field: Cruz Tries To Tell An Iowa Tale, Trump Botches Tax NumbersWhat happened in Iowa didn't stay in Iowa. And when it reached the stage in the latest Republican presidential debate, Ted Cruz had some explaining to do. Cruz wasn't quite square with the facts Saturday night when he explained why and how his campaign spread the false insinuation that rival Ben Carson was quitting the race after the Iowa caucuses. The episode was among a number of ...    Full Story »

Arab MKs Meet with Families of Slain Terrorists to Comfort Them (2 opinions)

Arab MKs Meet with Families of Slain Terrorists to Comfort ThemIn their latest act of defiance, Arab Members of Knesset Hanin Zoabi, Dr. Ahmed Tibi, Basel Ghattas, and Jamal Zahalka met last weeks with families of terrorists that perpetrated attacks in Israel in the ongoing wave of Palestinian attacks that began on erev Rosh Hashanah 5776. The location of the meeting, which took place on Tuesday, was not disclosed. Prime Minister Binyamin ...    Full Story »

NYC: Snow Alert Issued For Monday

NYC: Snow Alert Issued For MondayThe New York City Department of Sanitation has issued an agency preparedness "Snow Alert" for Monday, February 8 at 3:00 a.m. A snow alert is not a weather forecast, but indicates the potential for winter precipitation. Calling a “Snow Alert” allows DSNY to begin to prepare for a possible response by loading salt spreaders, attaching plows (if necessary), preparing tire chains and ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Search To Bring New Square Man To Kever Yisroel Continues On Hudson River

PHOTOS: Search To Bring New Square Man To Kever Yisroel Continues On Hudson River[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The search for a missing New Square resident continued on Sunday morning in an along the Hudson River. Northeast Search and Rescue, a volunteer organization, along with New Square Emergency Services and Chaverim of Rockland launched two boats along with search dogs to try to find the missing man. Ramapo Police Chief joined the team prior to the ...    Full Story »

Police Confiscate Licensed Handgun of a Victim of a Rock Attack for Firing in the Air during an Attack (4 opinions)

Police Confiscate Licensed Handgun of a Victim of a Rock Attack for Firing in the Air during an AttackPolice on Shabbos afternoon Parshas Mishpatim, detained a 23-year-old Beit Orot Yeshiva talmid after he fired his licensed handgun in the air after he and his friends were attacked by Arabs throwing stones. The other talmidim, those who witnessed police taking their friend into custody questioned what he did to justify their actions. They told police when he fired into the air the ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Alan Dershowitz Brilliantly Strikes down Anti-Israel Question at Conference (7 opinions)

Famed US lawyer and political commentator Alan Dershowitz, recently gave a talk and showed his strong passion for the Israeli state. After his speech at a conference he allowed the audience a chance to ask him questions. A woman of Palestinian origin gave a long winded question/statement, in which Dershowitz brilliantly shot down all her points, logically and brilliantly.

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FULL VIDEO: GOP New Hampshire Debate By ABC News (1 opinions)

Complete 8th Republican Presidential Debate with candidates Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio, Dr. Ben Carson, former Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Chris Christie and Gov. John Kasich, hosted by ABC News on Saturday night February 6, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire, moderated by "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir and Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and co-anchor of "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" Martha Raddatz.

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