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PHOTOS: A Two Thousand Year Old Secret Mikvah Below the Living Room Floor

PHOTOS: A Two Thousand Year Old Secret Mikvah Below the Living Room Floor
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] An ancient mikve was found during renovations in a living room in Ein Kerem reinforces the hypothesis there was a Jewish settlement located in the vicinity during the Bayis Sheni period. An ancient, two thousand year old mikve was discovered below a living room floor during renovations carried out in a private house in the picturesque neighborhood of Ein Kerem in Yerushalayim. Archaeologists of the Israel Antiquities Authority were amazed to discover that a pair of wooden doors beneath a stylized rug in the ...

Yonatan Razel's Hachnosas Sefer Torah in Gratitude to HKBH

Yonatan Razel's Hachnosas Sefer Torah in Gratitude to HKBHA unique hachnasas Sefer Torah was held in the Nachlaot area of Yerushalayim on Tuesday night, the eve of 14 Tammuz. The Torah was donated by composer singer Yonatan Razel, a sign of his hakoras hatov to HKBH after his daughter Rivkah bas Yael has recovered from     Full Story »

NYC Enacts Ban On Plastic Foam Containers

NYC Enacts Ban On Plastic Foam ContainersNew York City's ban on plastic foam is now in effect. The ban applies to single-use food packing products, including takeout containers and coffee cups. It also applies to so-called "packing peanuts." The ban was first passed into law at the end of December 2013, near the end of then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg's time in office. The current mayor, Bill de Blasio, also supports the ...    Full Story »

Another Hamas Terror Cell Uncovered in Shomron

Another Hamas Terror Cell Uncovered in ShomronThe ISA (Israel Security Agency - Shin Bet), IDF and Israel Police in a joint effort uncovered another Hamas infrastructure in and around Shechem. The cell was working to strengthen Hamas’ infrastructure in PA (Palestinian Authority) autonomous areas. Some 40 terrorists and senior commanders were arrested, some having been imprisoned in Israel in the past. Israeli intelligence experts ...    Full Story »

Yochanan Danino Steps Down as Israel Police Chief

Yochanan Danino Steps Down as Israel Police ChiefIsrael Police Chief Yochanan Danino parted from the force in an official event held on Tuesday, 13 Tammuz. The post is being filled beginning on 14 Tammuz by Tel Aviv Chief Bentzi Sau pending a decision from Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan. The event was held in the Israel Police College in Beit Shemesh, bidding farewell to Danino, the 17th chief of the department. The ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Seriously Wounded Border Policeman Arrives at the Kosel After Miraculous Recovery

PHOTOS: Seriously Wounded Border Policeman Arrives at the Kosel After Miraculous Recovery[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Border policeman Roz ben Carmela, who was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack on 4 Tammuz, arrived at the Kosel on Wednesday, 14 Tammuz to be mispallel. Doctors have described Roz’s recovery ...    Full Story »

Exciting European Summer Tour with Rabbi Yissocher Frand – Tour Amsterdam, Alsace, Strassbourg, Worms, Michelstadt & More

Exciting European Summer Tour with Rabbi Yissocher Frand – Tour Amsterdam, Alsace, Strassbourg, Worms, Michelstadt & More[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  Hurry only 6 rooms left on this spectacular European 5-star Summer Tour August 3-10, 2015.  Join world-renowned speakers Rabbi Yissocher Frand and Rabbi Menachem Nissel on a week-long luxury touring experience; inspiring Torah lectures, fascinating sites, 5 star hotels, and beautiful and freshly prepared Kosher L’Mehadrin gourmet dining! Tour  some of ...    Full Story »

Greenfield's Muni-Meter Law Goes Into Effect Today

Greenfield's Muni-Meter Law Goes Into Effect TodayCouncilman David G. Greenfield's historic muni-meter legislation goes into effect citywide today. Greenfield's law has three parts: it allows drivers to pre-pay New York City’s muni-meters up to one hour before the meter regulations go into effect, it forces meters to shut off and not accept payment when the driver is not required to pay for parking like in the evening and it shuts ...    Full Story »

Nachal Battalion Joins Security Force in Binyamin District of Shomron

Nachal Battalion Joins Security Force in Binyamin District of ShomronDue to the sharp increase in acts of terror throughout Yehuda and Shomron and following the fatal shooting attack in the Binyamin Regional Council region, the IDF has increased its manpower in the Binyamin Council in the hope of ...    Full Story »

Miracle: Staff Of Camp Gan Yisroel In California Survive Serious Crash

Miracle: Staff Of Camp Gan Yisroel In California Survive Serious CrashStaff members of Gan Yisroel West in North Fork, California, were left unscathed from a car accident that could have ended badly, according to the mother of one of them. Five staffers of the girl's division of the Chabad overnight camp, situated between San Francisco and Los Angeles, were traveling in the car at approximately 4:30 pm on Tuesday when the brakes failed. Trying to ...    Full Story »

'After the Lake' Tonight in Lakewood, Project Mesorah Parlor Meeting with Rav Dovid Goldwasser

'After the Lake' Tonight in Lakewood, Project Mesorah Parlor Meeting with Rav Dovid Goldwasser[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Project Mesorah invites all Lakewood residents to attend a special parlor meeting tonight to benefit Project Mesorah. Project Mesorah is dedicated to ensuring that the future of Klal Yisrael remains bright through its many innovative programs dedicated to the children of Klal Yisrael. Programs include the revolutionary Y2Y Helpdesk (Yeshiva-to-Yeshiva) which ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Gavriel Sassoon Inspires Hundreds on Cruise to Benefit Misameach

Rabbi Gavriel Sassoon Inspires Hundreds on Cruise to Benefit MisameachThe day started out with a steady drizzle and overcast skies, but that didn’t put a damper on the spirits exuberant men, women and children boarding the majestic ship for Misameach’s one-of-a-kind Annual Cruise. The singing could be heard from down the block, getting louder and louder as we approached the ship standing ready and waiting at the Liberty state Marina. Walking up the ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael of Agudas Yisrael Convenes

PHOTOS: Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael of Agudas Yisrael Convenes[PHOTOS BY JDN IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah of Agudas Yisrael convened on Tuesday afternoon 13 Tammuz to discuss a number of issues including reevaluation of the master’s program that the council approved earlier for a Beis Yaakov school in Haifa. The Belzer Rebbe Shlita was not in attendance for he was not feeling well. The same holds true for the Erlau Rebbe ...    Full Story »

Nicholas Winton, Who Saved More Than 650 Jewish Children From The Holocaust, Dies At 106

Nicholas Winton, Who Saved More Than 650 Jewish Children From The Holocaust, Dies At 106He was just a 29-year-old clerk at the London Stock Exchange when he faced the challenge of his lifetime. Traveling with a friend to Czechoslovakia in 1938, as the drums of impending war echoed around Europe, Nicholas Winton was hit by a key realization. The country was in danger and no one was saving its Jewish children. Winton would almost single-handedly save more than 650 ...    Full Story »

Get Educated About Homeschooling with Melamed Academy

Get Educated About Homeschooling with Melamed Academy[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] According to the US Department of Education, homeschooling is on the rise. In the 2011-12 school year 3.4% or 1,770,000 children were educated at home – an increase of 300,000 from 2007. Why did they opt out of the classroom? 91% cited concerns in the school environment, 77% wanted to provide moral instruction to their children, 74% wanted a different type ...    Full Story »

Mayor Barkat Calls on Chareidim to Show a Measure of Tolerance

Mayor Barkat Calls on Chareidim to Show a Measure of ToleranceJerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat is calling on chareidi members of his coalition to exhibit sensitivity and understanding for the other sectors in the city regarding the planned Sport Tech facility, promising there will not be chilul Shabbos in the facility. The chareidi leadership is opposed to the complex, which is supposed to be in the Ramot neighborhood. City officials insist the new ...    Full Story »

Obama Aims To Change Conversation Around Health Care Law (1 opinions)

Obama Aims To Change Conversation Around Health Care LawPresident Barack Obama is aiming to use the momentum from a recent Supreme Court victory for his health care law to change the conversation from talk about undoing his signature domestic achievement to talk about how to improve it. Obama was headed to the Nashville, Tennessee-area on Wednesday to discuss ways to improve the Affordable Care Act, including by extending Medicaid ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Former NY Senator Smith Gets 7 Years in Prison for Mayoral Race Bribe Plot (2 opinions)

BREAKING: Former NY Senator Smith Gets 7 Years in Prison for Mayoral Race Bribe PlotFormer Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison in a scheme to bribe his way onto the ballot for the 2013 New York City mayoral election. His co-defendant, Vincent Tabone, the former Queens Republican vice chairman, was awaiting sentencing later Wednesday. A federal jury found Smith guilty of bribery conspiracy, wire fraud, use of ...    Full Story »

What's Next For California's Contentious Vaccine Law

What's Next For California's Contentious Vaccine LawGov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year. The following is a look at what the new law means for the nation's most populous state: ___ WHAT PROMPTED THE BILL After a measles outbreak at Disneyland in December ...    Full Story »

Hadera Residents Opposed to Large Kollel Project (1 opinions)

Hadera Residents Opposed to Large Kollel ProjectResidents of the Karlin neighborhood are opposed to a three-story kollel that is planned for their area. They question the need, especially since there are so many shuls in the community. A community leader fears the kollel will result in a change in the religious status quo in the area. The MyNet report states the building in question is intended for Beis Yaakov community, a tzibur ...    Full Story »

94-Year-Old Auschwitz Nazi Asks 'God for Forgiveness' At Trial On 300,000 Counts Of Accessory To Murder (2 opinions)

94-Year-Old Auschwitz Nazi Asks 'God for Forgiveness' At Trial On 300,000 Counts Of Accessory To MurderA 94-year-old former SS sergeant who served in Auschwitz says he helped the death camp function in his role sorting cash and valuables seized from Jews after they arrived in cattle-cars. In a statement read by his attorney, Oskar Groening told the Lueneburg state court Wednesday that his blind obedience to the Nazi system meant that he never rebelled against the killings at the camp ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: 'Yedidim' Rescues Lev Malka Ambulance (3 opinions)

VIDEO: 'Yedidim' Rescues Lev Malka Ambulance[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A spokesman for the Yedidim organization reported on Tuesday, 13 Tammuz, that it received a call to assist a Lev Malka ambulance that got stuck in sand during an outing with children afflicted with cancer. The call came in to Yedidim at 13:30. Volunteer Shlomo Yisraelowitz of the Gush Dan branch of the organization and a member of the jeep unit headed ...    Full Story »

AGAIN - THE FOURTH TIME IN A YEAR: Tourist Climbs Brooklyn Bridge Undetected, Takes Selfie (2 opinions)

AGAIN - THE FOURTH TIME IN A YEAR: Tourist Climbs Brooklyn Bridge Undetected, Takes SelfieThe following is via MyFoxNY: Another tourist has climbed the Brooklyn Bridge and this one took a selfie and published it to social media. David Karnauch, an engineering student at the University of Tennessee, posted the picture with the Manhattan skyline behind him ...    Full Story »

The Marlboro Man is Dead - Oy Vapor Supply Co. Blowout Sale (3 opinions)

The Marlboro Man is Dead - Oy Vapor Supply Co. Blowout Sale[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] He was portrayed as a heroic cowboy on a glorious stallion.… That cool dude didn’t read the torah, and now he’s dead. "Take care of yourself, and guard your soul diligently" (Deuteronomy 4:9). Or "Bodily health and wellbeing are part of the path to G-d. One must therefore avoid anything that may harm the body and one must cultivate healthy habits" ...    Full Story »

Bush Tax Returns: Big Income, Big Taxes Since 1981

Bush Tax Returns: Big Income, Big Taxes Since 1981Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has earned nearly $28 million since leaving the Florida governor's mansion and paid an effective federal income tax rate of roughly 36 percent in the past three decades, according to tax returns released by his campaign on Tuesday. In an effort designed to show a commitment to transparency, Bush posted the tax returns on a website that ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu: Terrorists Will Pay the Price (3 opinions)

PM Netanyahu: Terrorists Will Pay the Price[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] During a meeting in Israel on Tuesday, 13 Tammuz between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentilloni, Mr. Netanyahu spoke about recent escalation in terrorism, stating those responsible will be brought to justice. Following is an excerpt from the prime minister’s remarks at the start of their meeting. "I would like ...    Full Story »
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US, Cuba Reach Agreement To Open Embassies (1 opinions)

US, Cuba Reach Agreement To Open EmbassiesThe United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in each other's capitals, the biggest tangible step in the countries' historic bid to restore ties after more than a half-century of hostilities. President Barack Obama is expected to announce the agreement Wednesday at the White House. The U.S. Embassy in Havana is scheduled to open later this month. The U.S. and Cuba have ...    Full Story »

West Nile Virus Detected In NYC Mosquitoes

West Nile Virus Detected In NYC MosquitoesFor the first time this season, the Health Department has detected West Nile virus in New York City mosquitoes. The infected mosquitoes were collected from the neighborhoods of Glen Oaks in Queens and New Dorp Beach in Staten Island. No human cases have been reported this season. The Health Department will increase mosquito surveillance by setting up additional traps and treating catch ...    Full Story »

Additional Police to Be Added to Jerusalem to Combat Terror And Alleviate Fears and Anxiety of Residents

Additional Police to Be Added to Jerusalem to Combat Terror And Alleviate Fears and Anxiety of ResidentsFollowing meetings between Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Jerusalem Police Chief Moshe Edri, it has been decided to form a combined force one hundred strong, including 50 policemen and 50 municipal inspectors which will begin patrolling the city in vehicles to increase security and restore a feeling of security for residents of the capital. The unit will engage in various activities ...    Full Story »

ISIS TERROR STRIKES EGYPT: Police Station And Positions Attacked in Sinai - At Least 38 Killed [UPDATED] (3 opinions)

ISIS TERROR STRIKES EGYPT: Police Station And Positions Attacked in Sinai - At Least 38 Killed [UPDATED]Islamic militants on Wednesday unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 38 soldiers, security and military officials said. The coordinated morning assaults in Sinai came a day after Egypt's president pledged to step up the battle against Islamic militants and two ...    Full Story »

It's D-Day For 2016 Candidates: Your Inbox Probably Can Tell (1 opinions)

It's D-Day For 2016 Candidates: Your Inbox Probably Can TellHillary Clinton has a dinner invite for you. Jeb Bush is out to make a big splash. Rick Santorum wants to scare the heck out of you. Ted Cruz is looking for a sacrifice. Lincoln Chaffee wants to be your pal. Oh, and all of them want your money — and preferably before midnight on Tuesday night, please. Danger: The 2016 presidential candidates are emailing Americans such a flurry ...    Full Story »

MK Smotrich: Bayit Yehudi Must Create a Coalition Crisis in Response to Increase in Terrorism

MK Smotrich: Bayit Yehudi Must Create a Coalition Crisis in Response to Increase in TerrorismMK (Bayit Yehudi) Betzalel Smotrich feels his party must initiate a coalition crisis to compel action in response to the increasing number of terror attacks. The rookie MK feels “If [Finance Minister Moshe] Kahlon and [Economy Minister Aryeh] Deri     Full Story »

At Last, NYC Mayor De Blasio Takes Off Gloves And Hits Back At Gov. Cuomo (1 opinions)

At Last, NYC Mayor De Blasio Takes Off Gloves And Hits Back At Gov. CuomoMayor Bill de Blasio, who 18 months ago in his inaugural address pledged to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with his one-time boss and friend of more than two decades Gov. Andrew Cuomo, revised his opinion of him on Tuesday in a highly unusual and extraordinarily personal news conference. "I started with, meaning a year and a half ago, with the hope of a very strong partnership," de ...    Full Story »

Honenu: Defendant Exonerated 8 Years After the Incident (1 opinions)

Honenu: Defendant Exonerated 8 Years After the IncidentIn April 2007 an Gush Etzion resident shot into the air when Arab youths pelted his car with rocks and he determined that his life was clearly endangered. Two and a half years later he was detained and accused of having shot one of the Arab youths. After an additional two and a half years, five years after the incident, an indictment was filed against him for the crime of “aggravated ...    Full Story »

Top Obama Aides Knew About Clinton's Private Email In 2009

Top Obama Aides Knew About Clinton's Private Email In 2009 Senior Obama administration officials knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence. White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel requested Clinton's email address on Sept. 5, 2009, according to one of some 3,000 pages of correspondence released by the State Department on Tuesday evening. His request came three months ...    Full Story »

Levaya for Terror Victim Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld HYD (1 opinions)

Levaya for Terror Victim Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld HYDThe levaya for terror victim Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld HY”D, who was killed in a shooting attack on the Alon Road in Shomron will take place on Wednesday morning, 11:00, in his community of Kochav HaShachar. Buses will be ...    Full Story »

United Nations Secretary General Applies For NYC ID Card

United Nations Secretary General Applies For NYC ID CardUnited Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is becoming the proud owner of a New York City municipal identification card. The card provides documentation for anyone who can prove New York City residence. It also offers discounts at scores of cultural institutions. The ID was launched earlier this year. It's a creation of Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa ...    Full Story »

MK Gal-On: Torah Law is Appropriate for the Era in which it was Written (12 opinions)

MK Gal-On: Torah Law is Appropriate for the Era in which it was WrittenThe head of the Meretz party in Knesset, MK Zahava Gal-On, responded to a statement made by the head of the Knesset Law Committee, MK (Bayit Yehudi) Nissim Slomiansky, who said “The State of Israel has a constitution and that is the Tanach”. Slomiansky added that to date, no laws legislated by Knesset contradict halacha. Gal-On said “I am sorry to burst Slomiansky’s medieval ...    Full Story »

GOP's Jeb Bush To Release 33 Years Of Personal Tax Returns

GOP's Jeb Bush To Release 33 Years Of Personal Tax ReturnsJeb Bush is releasing a third of a century of his personal income tax returns, a record disclosure for presidential candidates. The returns Bush planned to release late Tuesday were to include the eight years since he left office as Florida governor, a period during which he served on numerous corporate boards and saw his income rise sharply. Presidential contenders are required ...    Full Story »

MK Maklev Points Out the Failures of the National Biometric Database

MK Maklev Points Out the Failures of the National Biometric DatabaseMK Uri Maklev on Monday told members of the Knesset Interior Committee that the report on the operation of the experimental stage of the national biometric database shows the program is a failure. Maklev said “The report shows the ...    Full Story »

Federal Report Faults Police Actions During Ferguson Unrest

Federal Report Faults Police Actions During Ferguson UnrestA Justice Department report summary has found across-the-board flaws in police's response last summer to the protests in Ferguson, including antagonizing crowds and violating free-speech rights. The Associated Press obtained the summary, which cites "vague and arbitrary" orders to keep protesters moving that violated their rights of assembly and free speech. It is part of a longer ...    Full Story »


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