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New Haifa University Study On Children With High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder

New Haifa University Study On Children With High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
The new study found that children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder integrated in regular schools find it difficult to perform writing tasks. This can impair their academic achievements, social availability, and self-confidence. Prof. Sara Rosenblum, who authored the study, comments: “The education system addresses reading skills, but there is insufficient attention to writing skills” The handwriting performance of children with high-functioning autism differs from that of children without autism. Accordingly, the education ...

Trump Encourages Rubio to Run Again for Senate

Trump Encourages Rubio to Run Again for SenateDonald Trump is adding his voice to the growing chorus of Republicans encouraging Marco Rubio to run for re-election to the Senate. Trump derided Rubio as "Little Marco" on the presidential campaign trail and remarked in March that "the people of Florida can't stand him. He couldn't get elected dogcatcher." But now Trump says over Twitter that polling shows Rubio has the best ...    Full Story »

These Incredible and Educational European Tours are Just What Your Family Needs to Recharge

Trump Encourages Rubio to Run Again for Senate[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Looking for a trip that is the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure? Education and rejuvenation? This summer, E & S Tours is providing the opportunity to discover worlds you never knew existed, rich with Jewish history and stunning landscapes. Whether it’s Italy with Rabbi Paysach Krohn, or Central Europe with Rabbi Ephraim E. Shapiro, you ...    Full Story »

Congress' Grade So Far? Incomplete at Best

Congress' Grade So Far? Incomplete at BestCongress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse. An abbreviated work period this month produced mixed results at best — Congress exited Washington without acting on funding the battle against the Zika virus, for starters — and a full plate ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Agudath Israel's Episode 3: Thousands of Families Have Been Helped...

In advance of Agudath Israel's 94th Anniversary Dinner at the Hilton New York to take place iyH on June 5, 2016, we present a series of short, compelling videos for your viewing pleasure... Arguably, the most daunting task ...    Full Story »

500 China-Israeli B2B Meetings Held During Israeli Biomed Conference

500 China-Israeli B2B Meetings Held During Israeli Biomed ConferenceThe world renowned Israeli Biomed Conference hosts representatives of leading companies, senior lecturers and hundreds of guests involved in the life sciences from Israel and around the world every year. The events of Israel Biomed Week enable Israeli companies to create business ties and opportunities and to maximize exposure for their most innovative products and developments. As ...    Full Story »

This Week - Arab Village Rescuer & Cult Survivor in New York

500 China-Israeli B2B Meetings Held During Israeli Biomed Conference[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]   A member of a Yad L'Achim rescue team who has delivered Jewish women and children from Arab villages and a former cult member who has made his way back to Judaism will be appearing in New York to tell their stories! Don't miss these important community events in your neighborhood (MONSEY, , QUEENS, BROOKLYN AND FIVE TOWNS / FAR ROCKAWAY). Yoav ...    Full Story »

Egypt Says Search For Crashed EgyptAir Plane Narrows

Egypt Says Search For Crashed EgyptAir Plane NarrowsThe search for the EgyptAir plane which crashed last week killing all 66 people on board has narrowed to a 5-kilometer-wide area in the Mediterranean Sea, based on signals from the craft's emergency beacon, Egypt's chief investigator said. The chief investigator, Ayman al-Moqadem, said late Thursday that Airbus had given Egyptian authorities information on the Emergency Locator ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Israeli Leaders Honor 100 Years Of American Jewry's Contributions To The State Of Israel At First-Ever Knesset Ceremony

PHOTOS: Israeli Leaders Honor 100 Years Of American Jewry's Contributions To The State Of Israel At First-Ever Knesset Ceremony[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Top Israeli public officials and leaders gathered this afternoon at the Knesset to honor 100 years of American Jewry's contribution to the State of Israel. Attendees included Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Leader of the Opposition Isaac Herzog, Chairman of the Jewish Agency Natan Sharansky and US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro. The ...    Full Story »

Honenu: Youths Detained For Asking Arab Policeman To Identify Himself

Honenu: Youths Detained For Asking Arab Policeman To Identify HimselfOn the afternoon of Wednesday 10 Iyar, Jerusalem Magistrate Court Judge Keren Miller accepted the opinion of Honenu Attorney Rehavia Piltz and ordered the release of two youths detained the previous day in the Har Tzion area of Jerusalem on suspicion of disturbing a policeman in the line of duty and insulting a policeman. On the afternoon of Tuesday 9 Iyar the Arab policeman ...    Full Story »

Fender's Agency Fair Draws Many Residents

Fender's Agency Fair Draws Many ResidentsSenator Simcha Felder sponsored an Agency Fair today at the Midwood Library where nearly two hundred community members turned out to take advantage of available services. Representatives were on hand from numerous New York City, State and non-profit organizations including The American Italian Cancer Foundation, Brooklyn Housing, COJO Flatbush, FDNY, Hamaspik, National Grid, the NYC ...    Full Story »

Rubio, Under GOP Pressure, Opens Door To Seeking New Term

Rubio, Under GOP Pressure, Opens Door To Seeking New TermSen. Marco Rubio on Thursday opened the door a crack to staying in the Senate next year amid a concerted effort by his Republican colleagues to push him to run for re-election. The Florida Republican's decision could be crucial to keeping the Senate in Republican hands, given that none of the many Republicans running for his seat have Rubio's name recognition or fundraising prowess ...    Full Story »

Defense Secretary Discusses Concerns in South China Sea

Defense Secretary Discusses Concerns in South China SeaDefense Secretary Ashton Carter says China could be erecting "a great wall of self-isolation" with its increasingly provocative moves against its neighbors. Carter focused on the Asia-Pacific region Friday in his commencement speech at the U.S. Naval Academy. He says America's allies and partners are voicing concerns about China's activity, both publicly and privately, and at the ...    Full Story »

German Minister Supports A Jewish Delegrate On Art Restitution Commission

German Minister Supports A Jewish Delegrate On Art Restitution CommissionMonika Grütters, Germany's minister of culture, supports incorporating a member of the Jewish community in Germany's "Advisory Commission on the return of cultural property seized as a result of Nazi persecution, especially Jewish property", known as the "Limbach commission" named after its chairman, Prof. Dr. Jutta Limbach, the former head of the German Federal Constitutional Court. ...    Full Story »

NY State Police To Deploy Quick Response Mobile Command Vehicles To Enhance Emergency Response

NY State Police To Deploy Quick Response Mobile Command Vehicles To Enhance Emergency Response[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico today announced the State has acquired three new quick response mobile command and communications vehicles outfitted with advanced, state of the art technology that will greatly enhance communication and coordination between first responders at emergency scenes and large public events. The three ...    Full Story »

NYC Gets OK To Issue Salt-Warning Fines As Lawsuit Continues

NYC Gets OK To Issue Salt-Warning Fines As Lawsuit ContinuesNew York City plans to start enforcing a first-of-its-kind requirement for chain restaurants to use icons to warn patrons of salty foods after getting an appeals court's go-ahead Thursday to start issuing fines. But it's not the final word on whether the regulation will stand. The novel rule took effect in December, and some eateries already have added the requisite salt-shaker-like ...    Full Story »

NYPD Make Arrest in Shooting Death of Governor's Aide

NYPD Make Arrest in Shooting Death of Governor's AideNew York City police say they've made an arrest in the death of an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo who was caught in the crossfire between two gangs last year. Carey Gabay was shot in the head in September during a pre-dawn party celebrating the West Indian Day Parade. The 43-year-old Harvard-educated lawyer was a first deputy general counsel at the Empire State Development ...    Full Story »

'Never Hillary' Unifies Republicans Squeamish About Trump

'Never Hillary' Unifies Republicans Squeamish About TrumpDonald Trump's best ally in winning over skeptical Republicans is turning out to be Hillary Clinton. Having overcome a multimillion-dollar "Never Trump" campaign aimed at blocking him from the Republican nomination, he's now benefiting from a wave of GOP donors, party leaders, voters and conservative groups that are uniting under a new banner: "Never Hillary." "Nothing unites ...    Full Story »

Trump Agrees To Debate Sanders But Sets Stiff Price (1 opinions)

Trump Agrees To Debate Sanders But Sets Stiff PriceDonald Trump has provisionally accepted Bernie Sanders' proposal to debate, but the billionaire is setting a high price for participating. His condition: The hosting TV network would have to put up millions of dollars for charity. Representatives for Fox News, ABC News and CBS News say the networks are interested in hosting such a showdown but would not comment on whether they'd be ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: El Al Flight 001 To NYC Made An Emergency Landing In Norway Due To A Medical Emergency On Board

PHOTOS: El Al Flight 001 To NYC Made An Emergency Landing In Norway Due To A Medical Emergency On Board[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] An El Al flight 001 traveling from Ben-Gurion International Airport to New York City’s JKF International Airport was compelled to make an unscheduled landing in Norway due to a medical emergency on board the flight. Reports signaled the flight would be arriving in New York on Friday afternoon at about 2:00PM. (YWN – Israel Desk, ...    Full Story »

THANK YOU: YWN Reaches 25K Followers On @TheYeshivaWorld Instagram Account

THANK YOU: YWN Reaches 25K Followers On @TheYeshivaWorld Instagram AccountWe thank all of you who follow @TheYeshivaWorld on Instagram , and look forward to continuing to bring you the fastest breaking news 24 hours a day. For close to 11 years YWN has been the leader of news to the Frum world on the Internet, catering to our devoted readership of hundreds of thousands of readers - ...    Full Story »

Environment Affairs Minister Avi Gabbai Resigns Over Lieberman Deal

Environment Affairs Minister Avi Gabbai Resigns Over Lieberman DealEnvironmental Affairs Minister (Kulanu) Avi Gabbai on erev Shabbos 19 Iyar held a press conference, during which he announced he is resigning from the cabinet. Gabbai explained that while he understands the importance of his post, the deal signed with the Yisrael Beitenu party this week by which Avigdor Lieberman will become Minister of Defense is more than he can stand. He also ...    Full Story »

Hikind Announces Major Victory for Human Rights Over Petersen Swimming Hours At NYC Pool (3 opinions)

Hikind Announces Major Victory for Human Rights Over Petersen Swimming Hours At NYC PoolAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) announced on Thursday afternoon a major victory for human rights after being notified that the separate gender swimming hours program at the Metropolitan Pool and Recreation Center will not be closing. The Parks Department informed Hikind’s office that the women's-only session will continue as is every Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:15 a.m. ...    Full Story »

In Hiroshima, Obama Honors 'Silent Cry' Of Bombing Victims (2 opinions)

In Hiroshima, Obama Honors 'Silent Cry' Of Bombing VictimsPresident Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to abandon "the logic of fear" that encourages the stockpiling of nuclear weapons. Obama's trip to Hiroshima made him the first U.S. president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bomb attack, and he sought to ...    Full Story »

Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce Acknowledged by Leading Senators and Other Dignitaries on Capitol Hill (PHOTOS)

Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce Acknowledged by Leading Senators and Other Dignitaries on Capitol Hill  (PHOTOS) By: Shimmy Blum Several dozen entrepreneurs, activists and journalists from New York, New Jersey and Maryland descended upon the Russell Senate Building in Washington, DC, on Wednesday as part of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce (OJC) delegation to the ...    Full Story »

New Podcast Highlights the Increase of Divorce Among Twenty-Something Couples in the Community (2 opinions)

New Podcast Highlights the Increase of Divorce Among Twenty-Something Couples in the CommunityThe rise of divorce in the Jewish community, and especially the religious community has been significant of late, particularly in young twenty-something couples. Although there is no availability of hard statistics, anecdotal data indicates that many couples are not even making it through one year of marriage, and many others are divorcing after only 2 or 3 years of ...    Full Story »
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VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Bus Driver Falls Asleep Heading Back from Meron And Hits Truck - Passengers Dance to Thank HKBH No One was Seriously Injured

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Bus Driver Falls Asleep Heading Back from Meron And Hits Truck - Passengers Dance to Thank HKBH No One was Seriously Injured[VIDEO AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A bus driver bringing mispallalim back from Meron on Thursday night motzei Lag B’Omer dozed off and slammed into a truck in the Golani Junction area of northern Israel. B’chasdei Hashem there were no serious injuries. According to a report from Ichud Hatzalah report, one boy and two adults were treated, all with light injuries. The ...    Full Story »

Origin of Key Clinton Emails From Report Are a Mystery

Origin of Key Clinton Emails From Report Are a MysteryDemocratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was supposed to have turned over all work-related emails to the State Department to be released to the public. But an agency audit found at least three emails never seen before — including Clinton's own explanation of why she wanted her emails kept private. After 14 months of public scrutiny and skepticism over Clinton's motives in ...    Full Story »

WATCH THIS: NYPD Truck Passes School Bus In Boro Park Brooklyn Despite Flashing Lights On (5 opinions)

This incident happened on Friday morning, as the NYPD was picking up barriers used for a Boro Park Lag BaOmer event. It happened at 18th Avenue and 56 Street. Who enforces and who breaks the law?

Some Facts About Social Security Benefits

Some Facts About Social Security BenefitsThe Social Security retirement age depends on the year in which you are born. Those who choose to claim benefits before reaching that age will receive less money each month. Some facts about Social Security from the Social Security Administration. —Full retirement age is 66, for those born between 1943 and 1954. It rises incrementally, up to age 67, for those born in 1960 or ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Israeli Cop Caught on Video Again Abusing his Authority in Dealing with 13-Year-Old Chareidi Boy (6 opinions)

VIDEO: Israeli Cop Caught on Video Again Abusing his Authority in Dealing with 13-Year-Old Chareidi Boy[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] This incident occurred on erev Lag B’Omer, during the evening hours, before most people began lighting bonfires around Israel. A groups of children including the 13-year-old child in this video prepared their bonfire, which happened to be in proximity to a pile of dried thorns. Policeman Elior Ben-Baruch arrived on the scene, and according to the ...    Full Story »

Six Sisters Stand Strong

Six Sisters Stand Strong[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] We were just an ordinary family, six sisters sandwiching one brother. With three married daughters and 8 grandchildren, our parents were in the prime of their lives, shepping nachas from the grandchildren while busily raising their three daughters still at home. In her “free time”, our mother volunteered for many community organizations, not turning down ...    Full Story »

US Worries About Declining Precision Weapons Stocks for Wars

US Worries About Declining Precision Weapons Stocks for WarsThe commander of U.S. Air Forces in the Middle East says he's concerned about running low on precision-guided weapons needed for the war against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. is commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command. Brown says the U.S. has been going through more weapons than officials forecast. He says the U.S. is ...    Full Story »

Man Accused of Plotting to Join ISIS Takes Stand

Man Accused of Plotting to Join ISIS Takes StandA Minnesota man on trial for plotting to go to Syria to join the Islamic State group is testifying in his own defense. Twenty-one-year-old Guled Ali Omar took the witness stand Thursday after prosecutors finished presenting their case against Omar and two other men. Each man faces multiple counts. The most serious is conspiracy to commit murder outside the United States, punishable ...    Full Story »

Sen. Rubio Faces Pressure to Run for Re-Election to Senate (2 opinions)

Sen. Rubio Faces Pressure to Run for Re-Election to SenateSen. Marco Rubio is facing intense pressure to run for re-election to his Florida Senate seat, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell taking the lead in a campaign to get him to reconsider his plans to retire. Republicans fear that if Rubio doesn't run for a second term they could lose his seat. And if Republicans lose Florida they increase their odds of losing their Senate ...    Full Story »

Clinton Says Latest IG Report About Her Emails Won't Affect Her Presidential Bid (2 opinions)

Clinton Says Latest IG Report About Her Emails Won't Affect Her Presidential BidHillary Clinton contends a new government audit critical of her use of a private email server as secretary of state won't affect her Democratic presidential campaign. In an interview with Univision's Los Angeles affiliate, Clinton said "nothing has changed" following Wednesday's release of a report by the State Department's inspector general. That analysis found Clinton ignored clear ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Shipment To Manufacture Rockets In Gaza Intercepted

PHOTOS: Shipment To Manufacture Rockets In Gaza Intercepted[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] B’chasdei Hashem, a large shipment of pipes for use to manufacture mortar rockets was intercepted on the way to Gaza. The shipment also contained dozens of motors that are used by Hamas in the underground tunnel network. Defense Ministry inspector along the passage to Gaza working with Shin Bet agents stopped a shipment at the Tarkumiya Crossing near ...    Full Story »

Prisoner Not Seen Since CIA Capture May Appear at Guantanamo

Prisoner Not Seen Since CIA Capture May Appear at GuantanamoA Palestinian not seen publicly since his 2002 capture by the CIA launched a brutal interrogation program may soon make his first appearance in a U.S. courtroom. Abu Zubaydah, who CIA agents once sought to be kept incommunicado for the rest of his life, has been called as a witness by Ramzi Binalshibh, one of the defendants in the Sept. 11 war crimes case, to back up allegations of ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Terror Victim Receives A Special Visit And Gift

PHOTOS: Terror Victim Receives A Special Visit And Gift[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The suicide bombing attack on an Egged number 12 bus in the Talpiot area of Jerusalem took place over a month ago. Fourteen people were injured in the attack including Edan Levi-Dadon, 16, who was burned over her entire body. Edan was transported by MDA EMTs Menachem Estrik and Danny Gur, paramedic Zohar Lomer, and MDA youth volunteers Shira ...    Full Story »


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