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Clinton Denounces Torture, Says Black Lives Matter

Clinton Denounces Torture, Says Black Lives MatterHillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she's proud to have been part of an administration that "banned illegal renditions and brutal interrogations" and said the U.S. should never be involved in torture anywhere in the world. Clinton spoke about the importance of the nation acting in accordance with its values after receiving an award from The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & ...    Full Story »

Know What's Right Before You Light

Know What's Right Before You LightThis halacha card is being distributed as part of "The Shaimos Project" a division of the Ner Reuven Ahavas Hamitzvos Initiative. This new initiative from the Midwest Agudas Yisroel Council of Synagogue Rabbanim is thanks to the vision of Mr. and Mrs. David and Chaya Tova Hartman and has been dedicated in memory of their grandfather Mr. Reuven Brand.The intent of this initiative is to ...    Full Story »

Have Hatzalah and Panasonic Parted Ways?

Have Hatzalah and Panasonic Parted Ways?Hatzalah services around the world have always done their utmost to have the latest in technology—to have every available tool at their arsenal to ensure that they are on the cutting edge and doing everything possible to make sure that, chas veshahalom, in a time of need, they are able to give and do everything possible to keep the communities they serve safe. Except for one ...    Full Story »

PA: America Will Veto UN Effort to 'End Israeli Occupation'

PA: America Will Veto UN Effort to 'End Israeli Occupation'According to PA (Palestinian Authority) officials, US Secretary of State John Kerry has informed them that if they proceed to the UN Security Council with their bill to “end the Israeli occupation” in Yehuda and Shomron and areas of Yerushalayim the US will use its veto authority and bring it to an end. When Mr. Kerry addressed a new conference on Tuesday 24 Kislev however he ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND FULL TEXT: Obama's Remarks On Release Of #AlanGross, Future US-Cuba Relations

VIDEO AND FULL TEXT: Obama's Remarks On Release Of #AlanGross, Future US-Cuba Relations[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Text of President Barack Obama's remarks Wednesday on the release of American Alan Gross from a Cuban prison and on future diplomatic relations between the two countries. The text was provided by the White House: ___ Good afternoon. Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba. In the most significant ...    Full Story »

NJ Assemblymen Unveil Resolution Condemning Global Acts of Anti-Semitism

NJ Assemblymen Unveil Resolution Condemning Global Acts of Anti-SemitismAssemblywoman Pamela Rosen Lampitt, Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald and Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo, Gary Schaer, Joseph Lagana, and Tim Eustace unveiled a resolution (ACR-211) on Wednesday condemning global acts of Anti-Semitism and calling for the expansion of Holocaust education programs to combat prejudice. "We have seen a rising tide of disturbing anti-Semitic acts across ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: 3-Year-Old Seriously Injured in Tel Aviv Fire (1 opinions)

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: 3-Year-Old Seriously Injured in Tel Aviv Fire[VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A 3-year-old boy sustained serious injuries and a 4-year-old girl was light-to-moderately injured from smoke inhalation from a fire that broke out on Yesod HaMaale Street in Tel Aviv during the night (Tuesday/Wednesday 25 Kislev). Ichud Hatzalah and Magen David Adom EMS units operated on the scene. Ichud EMT Yehuda Hildesheim reports when ...    Full Story »

Statement of Agudath Israel of America on the Release of Alan Gross

Statement of Agudath Israel of America on the Release of Alan GrossToday Agudath Israel of America hailed the release of Alan Gross from a Cuban prison where he had been held for five years. Just last week, the organization's executive vice president, Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, sent President Barack Obama a letter in which he wrote, "Mr. President, we again thank you for your work on behalf of Alan Gross and urge you to continue, even intensify, ...    Full Story »

Obama: As a Black Man He's Been Mistaken for Valet (2 opinions)

Obama: As a Black Man He's Been Mistaken for ValetHe may be president now, but Barack Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet and worries his daughters could face stereotypes. "There's no black male my age, who's a professional, who hasn't come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn't hand them their car keys," Obama told People magazine in an interview out Wednesday. That happened ...    Full Story »

Family: Gross Kept in Touch, Didn't Grow Angry in Cuba

Family: Gross Kept in Touch, Didn't Grow Angry in CubaAlan Gross has called himself a "trusting fool" for going to Cuba in the first place. But family and friends described him with other words: gregarious, outgoing, and a wiz at picking up and playing any musical instrument. Gross, 65, was freed from prison Wednesday as part of an agreement that included the release of three Cubans jailed in the United States, officials said. Gross was ...    Full Story »

Great Gift For Kids: MiddosMan Book, Music/Story CD and Chart with Stickers and Prize

Great Gift For Kids: MiddosMan Book, Music/Story CD and Chart with Stickers and Prize[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  The second volume of MiddosMan is out, just in time for Chanukah! And now, (sold separately), Middos Charts and stickers with bonus toys, in four variations for boys and girls! The Middosman series is an exciting and fun way to introduce young children to the ...    Full Story »

Yishai Meets with Minister Ariel

Yishai Meets with Minister ArielFormer Shas MK Eli Yishai met on Tuesday evening 24 Kislev with Housing Minister Uri Ariel to determine if the two can work together. No agreement was reached but they described the meeting as good. Ariel heads the Tekuma faction in the Bayit Yehudi party and he continues negotiations with Bayit Yehudi head Economy Minister Naftali Bennett. Rabbonim who generally direct Tekuma such ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Jeb Bush Participates In Menorah Lighting On First Night Of Chanukah

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Jeb Bush Participates In Menorah Lighting On First Night Of Chanukah[VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Presidential Hopeful Jeb Bush invites Jason Lyons to light candles in his office first night of Chanukah Continuing the tradition of lighting the Chanukah Menorah by prominent public officials, presidential hopeful Jeb Bush who announced an exploratory committee yesterday invited Jason Lyons to light the Menorah on the first night of ...    Full Story »

Maran Rav Steinman on Women Studying in College (8 opinions)

Maran Rav Steinman on Women Studying in CollegeMaran HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita is quoted once again speaking out against women attending a college. The gadol hador is quoted reiterating that a woman must study in Beis Yaakov only. The gadol hador’s comments follow statements from Shas leader Aryeh Deri that Mrs. Edna Bar-Shalom, who heads the Chareidi College attended by many women, that she would work ...    Full Story »

Knesset Speaker Joins the Belz Kehilla for Candle Lighting (2 opinions)

Knesset Speaker Joins the Belz Kehilla for Candle LightingKnesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein was a guest of MK Rav Yisrael Eichler and joined his host to take part in the Belzer Rebbe’s Shlita lighting of Chanukah candles on the first night. It has become the minhag at Belz to host politicians and askanim to permit them to experience the special event in the presence of the rebbe. After experiencing the Belz lighting, the speaker posted to ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Candles 4 Campers: Light a Candle - Make a Difference

[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Chanukah is celebrated for 8 exciting days and a summer at the well known Camp Emunah is enjoyed for 8 exciting weeks! Coincidence? We don't think so! The Camp Emunah Scholarship Fund encourages you to join Candels4Campers in ...    Full Story »

A Look At The 'Cuban Five' Agents Jailed In The US

A Look At The 'Cuban Five' Agents Jailed In The USThe "Cuban Five" refers to intelligence agents whose so-called "Wasp Network" operated in Florida in the 1990s. They were arrested in 1998 and later convicted on charges including conspiracy and failing to register as foreign agents. Cuba insists they were not acting against U.S. sovereignty, only keeping tabs on militant exile groups that Havana blames for terror attacks on the ...    Full Story »

Halachic Analysis: Extinguishing the Chanukah Candles

Halachic Analysis: Extinguishing the Chanukah Candles[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] It happens pretty often. We have a Chanukah party or a wedding to attend. Or even a dinner date with our spouse. And the question arises: Is one permitted to extinguish the Chanukah candles after they have been lit for thirty minutes? The Shulchan Aruch (672:2) rules that it is permissible to do so. The Mogain Avrohom, however, writes that one should avoid ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: An Historic Ottawa Event - Siyum Ha'Rambam 5775 (Photos By Issie Scarowsky) (1 opinions)

PHOTOS: An Historic Ottawa Event - Siyum Ha'Rambam 5775 (Photos By Issie Scarowsky)[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Sunday evening, 22 Kislev, an unprecedented display of Achdus took place in Ottawa. Rabbonim and Roshei Yeshiva from across Ottawa came together to share words of Torah as Ottawa joined yidden around the world in concluding the Rambam’s Yad Hachazako for the 33rd time since the Lubavitcher Rebbe launched the limud in 5744. From Ottawa’s senior ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Lights First Chanukah Candle with IDF Soldiers (2 opinions)

PM Netanyahu Lights First Chanukah Candle with IDF SoldiersPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday 24 Kislev lit the first Chanukah candle with IDF soldiers. Mr. Netanyahu told them, "I am proud to be here and light the first Chanukah candle with you in the birthplace of the Maccabees. We then stood, the few against the many, and we won. We set light against the darkness and we were victorious. This battle is also taking place today. ...    Full Story »

OU Statement on Release of Alan Gross (1 opinions)

OU Statement on Release of Alan GrossThe Orthodox Union enthusiastically welcomes the release of American Alan Gross after five years of unjust imprisonment in Cuba. For the past several years, the OU has prayed, rallied and lobbied in support of Alan's release. Our joy upon receiving the news of his freedom is enhanced as we note that this week synagogues around the nation and around the world read the Torah portion, ...    Full Story »

'ABLE Act' Approved by U.S. Senate; Orthodox Union, Yachad Applaud Passage (1 opinions)

'ABLE Act' Approved by U.S. Senate; Orthodox Union, Yachad Applaud PassageThe Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the overwhelming approval of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday by a vote of 76 to 16. The Act was approved in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month by a vote of 404-17. The OU Advocacy Center, ...    Full Story »
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Rabbi Meir Mazuz: Naftali Bennett is a Traitor (9 opinions)

Rabbi Meir Mazuz: Naftali Bennett is a TraitorRosh Yeshivat Kisei Rachamim HaGaon HaRav Meir Mazuz Shlita on Tuesday evening 24 Kislev leveled a harsh verbal attack against the Bayit Yehudi party and its leader, Economy Minister Naftali Bennett. Rabbi Mazuz was interviewed on the Kol Berama Radio main evening news roundup, telling listeners “Bennett is a traitor. He persuaded chareidim to vote for him and then threw them in the ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: US, Cuba Seek to Normalize Relations (4 opinions)

BREAKING: US, Cuba Seek to Normalize RelationsThe United States and Cuba will start talks on normalizing full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in decades, American officials said Wednesday. The announcement comes amid a series of new confidence-building measures between the longtime foes, including the release of American Alan Gross and the freeing of three Cubans ...    Full Story »

France: 5 Terror Attacks Thwarted, Networks Broken (2 opinions)

France: 5 Terror Attacks Thwarted, Networks BrokenFrance has thwarted five terror attacks and dismantled 13 networks linked to extremists in Syria but the number of young people leaving to join the fight has doubled in the past year, the country's top security official said Wednesday. French fighters make up the largest contingent of Europeans being recruited to join Muslim extremists in Iraq and Syria, and security officials fear ...    Full Story »

BREAKING NEWS: Cuba Releases US Jewish Prisoner Alan Gross After 5 Years In Prison (8 opinions)

BREAKING NEWS: Cuba Releases US Jewish Prisoner Alan Gross After 5 Years In PrisonAmerican Alan Gross has been released from a Cuban prison after five years, as part of an agreement that also includes the release of three Cubans jailed in the United States, senior U.S. officials said Wednesday. Officials said Gross was on a U.S. government plane bound for the U.S. Wednesday morning after being released on humanitarian grounds by the Cuban government at the request ...    Full Story »

Bituach Leumi Report Shows More Working Poor in Israel

Bituach Leumi Report Shows More Working Poor in IsraelAccording to the Bituach Leumi 2013 Poverty Report, there is a sharp increase in the number of Israelis living under the poverty level. The number of poor in Israel ranks alarmingly high among OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) member nations. There are over 1.6 million Israelis are living under the poverty level, including over 750,000 children, states ...    Full Story »

Chessed of a Student & the Fate of an IDF Soldier (6 opinions)

Chessed of a Student & the Fate of an IDF SoldierIDF Sgt. Ofir Cohen, 23, of Kfar Yonah, a combat medic in the Armored Corps, attended the Amit High School in Kfar Batya in Ra’anana. He would regularly visit nearby Beit Levinstein Rehabilitation Hospital to lift the spirits of patients, many whose families have lost hope of their ever leaving. The facilty deals with some of the most difficult cases due to the level of expertise in ...    Full Story »

EU Removes Hamas from Terror List (8 opinions)

EU Removes Hamas from Terror List The European Union of Justice in Luxembourg has ruled on the petition submitted by Hamas seeking to be removed from the European Union’s terror list. The court is granting three months for any EU nation to file an appeal before implementing the decision. The court pointed out its ruling is based on technicalities an “in no way implies any substantive assessment of the question of ...    Full Story »

TSA Chief: Travelers From Some Nations Targeted

TSA Chief: Travelers From Some Nations TargetedThe Transportation Security Administration needed an exemption from new Obama administration rules restricting racial profiling by the government so the TSA could target travelers for extra scrutiny based on their nationality and gender, the head of the agency said Tuesday. TSA more closely scrutinizes travelers from Syria, Yemen and other nations that are home to individuals and ...    Full Story »

Israel: Smart Phone Thief Apprehended After Posting Selfie (3 opinions)

Israel: Smart Phone Thief Apprehended After Posting SelfieA not-so-smart smart phone thief was apprehended by police after he took a selfie and posted the photo on the Facebook page of the person whose phone he stole. A 21-year-old man, a new immigrant living in Lod was held up on Friday 20 Kislev by two men with a knife and screwdriver. They demanded his smart phone, which he gave them. One of the thieves, a 17-year-old city resident, ...    Full Story »

T-Mobile To Let Customers Carry Over Unused Data

T-Mobile To Let Customers Carry Over Unused DataT-Mobile will now let customers carry over their unused cellular-data allotments. U.S. wireless carriers have been pushing consumers into larger data plans, but they typically lose what they don’t use at the end of their billing month. Under T-Mobile’s plan announced Tuesday, customers would be able to stash what they don’t use for up to a year. It’s reminiscent of the days ...    Full Story »

Israelis Still Trust the Nation's Teachers

Israelis Still Trust the Nation's TeachersIn the poll conducted by IPANEL for “Midgam” (Sampling, Consulting & Research) LTD., 500 Hebrew-speaking adults were asked if they trust school teachers. 88% responded that they do. 22% of that number said they have absolute trust in teachers and of the 88% of respondents, 70% added that they would not want their children to become teachers. Among respondents who earn more ...    Full Story »

SC GOP Senator Thinking About Presidential Run (1 opinions)

SC GOP Senator Thinking About Presidential RunRepublican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says he is thinking about seeking his party's presidential nomination. Graham is a conservative with a maverick streak who would likely be seen as a long-shot should he launch a candidacy. He's long been involved in defense issues and is closely allied with Arizona Sen. John McCain, the GOP's losing 2008 presidential nominee. Graham ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Sends Condolence Letter to Australian PM Tony Abbott

PM Netanyahu Sends Condolence Letter to Australian PM Tony AbbottPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday 24 Kislev sent a condolence letter to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott following this week’s hostage incident in Sydney. Read the letter in the extended article below. (YWN ...    Full Story »


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