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Marathon Bombing Trial Stays In Boston, Federal Panel Says

Marathon Bombing Trial Stays In Boston, Federal Panel Says
Publicity hasn't jeopardized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury, a federal appeals panel says, and opening statements can proceed next week as scheduled in the city where the deadly explosions occurred almost two years ago. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel said in a 2-1 ruling Friday that a U.S. district judge correctly denied Tsarnaev's requests on three occasions to move the trial, especially given the "particularly unusual" timing with jury selection already underway. "The process ...

Egyptian Court Declares Hamas A 'Terrorist Organization'

Egyptian Court Declares Hamas A 'Terrorist Organization'An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government. The ruling is unlikely to have any immediate effect on Hamas, still reeling from last summer's war with Israel and choked by an Israeli-Egyptian blockade set up in 2007. Moussa ...    Full Story »

GOP Leaders Are Struggling To Show They Really Are In Charge

GOP Leaders Are Struggling To Show They Really Are In ChargeTwo months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge. The stunning House defeat Friday of a three-week spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security exposed Speaker John Boehner's weakness in the face of rebellious conservatives. It also again demonstrated his need to rely on Democrats at critical moments ...    Full Story »

NYC Preparing For Snow After Cold Month

NYC Preparing For Snow After Cold MonthAfter a frigid February, New York City is preparing to start March with a snowstorm. The city's sanitation department has issued a snow alert for Sunday starting after noon. Snowplows, salt spreaders and staff are ready to go into action to clear a possible few inches. Meteorologists at the National Weather Service say the average temperature for the city was about 24 in ...    Full Story »

Christie to Calif. Republicans: No Rush to Pick 2016 Nominee

Christie to Calif. Republicans: No Rush to Pick 2016 NomineeNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told California Republicans on Saturday that the party should not rush to choose a 2016 presidential nominee because of pressure from pollsters, pundits and GOP donors. "I promise you that over the next few months, you will see article after article arguing that our party can't afford a long nomination battle, we need to pick a nominee as soon as ...    Full Story »

NYC ID Program Starts Off With A Bang

NYC ID Program Starts Off With A BangThe long lines to sign up for New York City's popular municipal ID cards may be gone but the wait for an appointment remains lengthy for city residents who want to enroll. New York City officials figured it would be a good first year if 250,000 to 300,000 people signed up. But city residents have made more than 240,000 appointments in just the first month. More than 30,000 people ...    Full Story »

Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll, Scott Walker Close Second

Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll, Scott Walker Close SecondKentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential preference straw poll. Pollsters announced Saturday that Paul won 26 percent of the votes in the annual survey, giving Paul his third consecutive win in as many years. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came in second, with 21 percent. Sen. Ted Cruz came in third in the contest with 11.5 ...    Full Story »

Congress OKs 1-Week Bill To Keep Homeland Security Open

Congress OKs 1-Week Bill To Keep Homeland Security OpenBordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact. The final vote of a long day and night was a bipartisan 357-60 in the House, a little ...    Full Story »

Check out These Stunning Mishaloch Manos Packages from Hostess International

Check out These Stunning Mishaloch Manos Packages from Hostess International [COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Welcome to Hostess International - your party and gift headquarters for over a decade. Creativity and innovation are our specialty as well as outstanding customer service. Finding the proper Mishaloch Manos has never been easier. Established in 1995, ...    Full Story »

First Exquisite Sfarad-HaAri Siddur Revealed (1 opinions)

First Exquisite Sfarad-HaAri Siddur RevealedSiddur Kavonos HaAri ZT”L, a highly ornamented and illustrated rare manuscript from the year of 1756, written by the Kabbalist Rabbi Shlomo Rechnitz, was recently revealed in Jerusalem. The ancient siddur was written during the lifetime of the Baal Shem Tov and his disciples, when Kabbalistic intentions in tefilos began to spread, laying the foundation of the nussach HaAri – Sfarad ...    Full Story »

Thursday Night Channel 1 & Channel 10 Election Polls (1 opinions)

Thursday Night Channel 1 & Channel 10 Election PollsThe latest Chanel 1 News election poll, released on Thursday night the eve of 8 Adar, shows the radical left-wing Meretz party may not pass the minimum threshold to enter the 20th Knesset. Likud: 24 Labor/The Movement: 24 Arab Bloc: 12 Bayit Yehudi: 12 Yesh Atid: 12 Kulanu: 7 Shas: 7 Yahadut Hatorah: 7 Yisrael Beitenu: 6 Yachad: 5 Meretz: 4 The ...    Full Story »

Rick Perry Tells CPAC: Obama Has Made the World Less Safe

Rick Perry Tells CPAC: Obama Has Made the World Less SafeFormer Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the Islamic State group seizing territory in the Middle East represents the worst threat to freedom since communism. The likely Republican presidential contender spoke Friday morning in front of an audience of conservative activists at the second day of the annual CPAC convention just outside of Washington. The former governor has been studying up ...    Full Story »

Rav Mazuz Defends Efforts to Compromise his Integrity (2 opinions)

Rav Mazuz Defends Efforts to Compromise his IntegrityThe ongoing campaign for 20th Knesset appears to be reaching unprecedented lows in the frum community. All lines are being crossed as the chareidi parties are deeply concerned regarding the outcome of the elections following over two years of being in opposition. HaGaon HaRav Meir Mazuz Shlita sent a letter to prominent Chabad rabbonim clarifying that he has not been and is not ...    Full Story »

Lakewood: Defendant Pleads Guilty To Charges Of Luring Children (1 opinions)

Lakewood: Defendant Pleads Guilty To Charges Of Luring ChildrenOn Thursday, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced that Nicholas Ravaioli, 30, of Jackson Township, NJ, entered a guilty plea before Judge Wendel E. Daniels to 2 counts of the second degree crime of luring a child into a motor vehicle for the purpose of a criminal offense with or against a child. This defendant admitted during his guilty plea that he attempted to lure two ...    Full Story »

HaPeles Newspaper: We Must Rehabilitate Chareidi Jewry (1 opinions)

HaPeles Newspaper: We Must Rehabilitate Chareidi Jewry“It is our duty to rebuild the destruction and pick up the pieces. We must establish and reestablish the chareidi Jewry in its original format”, reads the column in HaPeles, the newspaper affiliated with HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach Shlita who heads the so-called Yerushalmi split off branch from Degel Hatorah. The newspaper adds the Bnei Torah party which represents these followers ...    Full Story »

Rubio: Obama Sees Deal With Iran as His Legacy

Rubio: Obama Sees Deal With Iran as His LegacyPresident Barack Obama's health care law was the legacy of his first term and he is pursuing a nuclear deal with Iran as the hallmark of his second, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida told conservative activists on Friday. Both, the likely 2016 presidential candidate said, were destined to fail. "It is a foreign policy that treats the ayatollah of Iran with more respect than ...    Full Story »

Moshe Feiglin Reveals Name of New Party (4 opinions)

Moshe Feiglin Reveals Name of New PartyOn the Patriot television panel show Wednesday night the eve of 7 Adar, Moshe Feiglin revealed the name of his new party: “Identity”, An Israeli Jewish Movement. (In Hebrew: Zehut: Tenuah Yisraelit Yehudit) Feiglin said that he plans to turn to the broad public – not just religious or right. According to Feiglin, the party will create an alternative based on liberty, identity ...    Full Story »

Study: Smokers May Tap Into Multiple Sources For Nicotine

Study: Smokers May Tap Into Multiple Sources For NicotineThe first peek at a major study of how Americans smoke suggests many use combinations of products, and often e-cigarettes are part of the mix. It's a preliminary finding, but it highlights some key questions as health officials assess electronic cigarettes. "Are e-cigarettes a step toward a cigarette smoker getting off of cigarettes? Or are e-cigarettes a crutch so they can get ...    Full Story »

Hikind, Lander Meet To Resolve Community issue (4 opinions)

Hikind, Lander Meet To Resolve Community issueAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) met with NYC Councilman Brad Lander this morning at Hikind’s home to discuss a variety of community issues, including transportation matters, such as overnight layovers for yeshiva school buses, and delays due to simultaneous school bus runs and sanitation pick-ups. The two elected officials also went over matters revolving around the city budget ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn Jewish, Catholic High School Students Push for Education Tax Credit in Albany to Launch OU Campaign

Brooklyn Jewish, Catholic High School Students Push for Education Tax Credit in Albany to Launch OU CampaignOU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the nonpartisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, launched its campaign to pass the Education Investment Incentives Act (EIIA), also known as the Education Tax Credit, with an interfaith advocacy mission to Albany on Thursday composed of 30 Brooklyn high school juniors, half from the Yeshivah of Flatbush and half from Nazareth Regional High ...    Full Story »

Rishon L'Tzion: Ramot Residents to Observe Purim on Shushan Purim (4 opinions)

Rishon L'Tzion: Ramot Residents to Observe Purim on Shushan Purim  Rishon L’Tzion HaGaon HaRav Yitzchak Yosef Shlita has released a psak halacha changing the status of Purim observance for residents of the Ramot neighborhood. It is well known in the past that those who followed the ruling of Maran Rav Elyashiv ZT”L ZY”A and other Ashkenazim Torah giants observed Purim in Ramat on Shushan Purim, as is the custom throughout the capital. ...    Full Story »

At Least 9 Reported Dead At Multiple Murder Scenes In Missouri - Gumman Dead (1 opinions)

At Least 9 Reported Dead At Multiple Murder Scenes In Missouri - Gumman DeadAt least 9 people are reportedly dead at separate locations in southern Missouri, where officials planned a news conference early Friday. The dead include the suspected gunman, according to the Houston Herald. The victims reportedly include the gunman. Texas County Sheriff James Sigman told the newspaper there are four confirmed crime scenes in Tyrone, a possible fifth location ...    Full Story »

UPDATE: Hatzalah of Miami Emergency Hotline Number Back Up After National Outage To Service Provider

UPDATE: Hatzalah of Miami Emergency Hotline Number Back Up After National Outage To Service ProviderUPDATED Friday 9:15AM EST: Hatzalah of Miami Dade has informed YWN that their emergency hotline number is once again working. The issue was due to a nationwide outage with their telephone service provider, freedom voice. Thanks for your understanding. In case of emergency call 305-919-4900. Hatzalah Miami Dade tell YWN that thanks to our earlier posting with the temporary ...    Full Story »

UK Spies Face Questions About Failure to Stop 'Jihadi John' (1 opinions)

UK Spies Face Questions About Failure to Stop 'Jihadi John'British spy agencies are facing questions about how a young Londoner who was on their radar as part of terrorist investigations was able to travel to Syria and become the knife-wielding masked militant known as "Jihadi John." Officials have identified the man shown in hostage-beheading videos as Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwait-born computer science graduate raised and educated in ...    Full Story »

Former Israeli Mossad Chief Slams Netanyahu on Iran Handling (3 opinions)

Former Israeli Mossad Chief Slams Netanyahu on Iran HandlingA former chief of Israel's Mossad spy agency is slamming the prime minister's handling of the Iranian nuclear threat. Ahead of Benjamin Netanyahu's contentious speech to Congress, Meir Dagan says "the person who has caused the greatest strategic damage to Israel on the Iranian issue is the prime minister." The comments were published Friday in the Yediot Ahronot daily. Dagan ...    Full Story »

Israel Gas Price Hike this Motzei Shabbos

Israel Gas Price Hike this Motzei ShabbosWhile much of the electioneering ahead of elections surroundings the high cost of living in Israel, this is not preventing a hike in the price of gas at the pumps. The increase will take effect on midnight motzei Shabbos. A liter of 95 octane gasoline will increase by 38 agorot to 6.46 NIS/liter, which is the equivalent of $6.57/US gallon based on the Bank of Israel closing rate of 7 ...    Full Story »
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NYS Attorney General Sues To Shut Down 2 Debt Collectors For Threatening People To Pay

NYS Attorney General Sues To Shut Down 2 Debt Collectors For Threatening People To PayNew York's attorney general is moving to shut down two Buffalo-area debt collections agencies, saying they illegally used threats and other abusive tactics to pressure consumers to pay. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday that his office and the Federal Trade Commission have filed joint lawsuits against Four Star Resolution LLC and Vantage Point Services ...    Full Story »

NYPD Commissioner Bratton: DHS Funding Vital To NYC's Security

NYPD Commissioner Bratton: DHS Funding Vital To NYC's SecurityNew York City Police Commissioner William Bratton says a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would be irresponsible and dangerous. He urged Congress "not to play politics." House Republicans recently passed a DHS funding bill with immigration amendments that Democrats say are unacceptable. Hours from a partial agency shutdown, Congress on Friday moved to approve a ...    Full Story »

Boro Park: Bar Fight Ends With Stabbed In Critical Condition On New Utrecht Avenue

Boro Park: Bar Fight Ends With Stabbed In Critical Condition On New Utrecht AvenueA fight in a Boro Park bar ended with a man being stabbed in critical condition early Friday morning. Sources tell YWN that around 4:42AM, two suspects stabbed the victim at the intersection of New Utrecht Avenue and 59th Street after a fight in a bar just one block away. A police source told YWN that the victim is familiar with his attackers. The victim is reportedly a ...    Full Story »

GOP's Jeb Bush Working to Reassert Conservative Credentials

GOP's Jeb Bush Working to Reassert Conservative CredentialsAs Florida's governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation's most conservative state chief executives. He's quietly embarking on work to persuade the right-flank of the Republican Party he'd be that same kind of conservative in the White House. Eight years removed from office, Bush is viewed by some conservatives as a squishy moderate: a member of the GOP's most established family with a ...    Full Story »

Knesset Channel: Does the Public View Election Videos

Knesset Channel: Does the Public View Election VideosYouTube is flooded with election videos from the parties competing for entry into the 20th Knesset. The Knesset Channel commissioned Panels Politics to poll the public to determine if they view the videos. Some respondents explain they only view the videos shown on TV, not on YouTube. 58%: We view the videos 42%: We don’t view the videos Do the videos influence your regarding ...    Full Story »

New York Daily News May Be Up For Sale (1 opinions)

New York Daily News May Be Up For SaleThe New York Daily News may be up for sale. Mort Zuckerman, the owner and publisher of the New York City tabloid newspaper, sent a memo to employees on Thursday that said he was approached about a potential sale a few weeks ago. The memo was sent to The Associated Press. "Although there were no immediate plans to consider a sale, we thought it would be prudent to explore the ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits President Rivlin's Residence

VIDEO: Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits President Rivlin's Residence[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday afternoon 6 Adar hosted a delegation from Apple, led by CEO Tim Cook, currently on a visit to Israel. The President warmly welcomed Mr. Cook and his team. He said, “It is a great privilege to host you and your team here in Israel.” He continued, “Your contribution to humanity is unprecedented. Even for me as ...    Full Story »

Secretary of Chabad Beis Din: Vote in Line with Rebbe's 3 Principles (8 opinions)

Secretary of Chabad Beis Din: Vote in Line with Rebbe's 3 PrinciplesThe Secretary of the Chabad Beis Din, HaGaon HaRav Yitzchak Yehuda Yuroslovsky Shlita spoke to the “Kfar Chabad” Magazine about elections. He stressed that by and large, Chabad does not get involved in elections and everyone should vote for the most chareidi party. He stresses the this statement is not an effort to avoid responding to the question of which party to vote for, ...    Full Story »

House GOP Weighs New Approach On Homeland Security (1 opinions)

House GOP Weighs New Approach On Homeland SecuritySounding retreat, House Republicans agreed Thursday to push short-term funding to prevent a partial shutdown at the Homeland Security Department while leaving in place Obama administration immigration policies they have vowed to repeal. "The speaker's pretty adamant that he's not going to shut down Homeland Security, especially in light of the Mall of America and in light of what's ...    Full Story »

Bnei Brak: 'Chareidi' Thief Turns Out to Be a PA Resident (2 opinions)

Bnei Brak: 'Chareidi' Thief Turns Out to Be a PA ResidentBnei Brak police received a call telling of the apprehension of a shoplifter at the Yesh Chessed supermarket at 10 Kahaneman Street in the city. A search of the perpetrator revealed he was carrying a knife, pepper spray and stolen merchandise. While dealing with the chareidi thief police realized something was not correct with his accented Hebrew. A deeper probe revealed that the ...    Full Story »

NYPD Sergeants Union (SBA) Signs New Labor Contract

NYPD Sergeants Union (SBA) Signs New Labor ContractNew York Police Department's sergeants union is signing a new labor contract with City Hall. The deal, announced Thursday, comes after months of friction between the union and Mayor Bill de Blasio. The union's head, Ed Mullins, called the mayor "a total nincompoop" in mid-December. He said de Blasio needed "to humble himself." The rift was caused by de Blasio's handling of ...    Full Story »

MK Moses Tries to Remain Optimistic Amid Growing Concerns (4 opinions)

MK Moses Tries to Remain Optimistic Amid Growing ConcernsMK (Yahadut Hatorah) Menachem Eliezer Moses admits he is concerned due to the split in the litvish community and the split in the Sephardi Shas party. Moses states he is nevertheless trying to remain optimistic, but he warns the chareidi tzibur may lose significant numbers in Knesset. Moses spoke of the videos that have popped up without mentioning Shas by name, adding “go now what ...    Full Story »

Christie Tells CPAC Crowd He Shouldn't Be Counted Out

Christie Tells CPAC Crowd He Shouldn't Be Counted OutNew Jersey's Chris Christie is seeking to sell himself to conservative activists as a fighter who shouldn't be counted out as he mulls a run for president in 2016. The Republican governor spoke Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. He was interviewed by talk show host Laura Ingraham on stage at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center near ...    Full Story »

Arson Attack Against Greek Orthodox Seminary in Jerusalem

Arson Attack Against Greek Orthodox Seminary in JerusalemFire department investigators believe the blaze at the Greek Orthodox Seminary near the Jaffa Gate to Jerusalem’s Old City on Thursday, 7 Adar was most likely started intentionally. Graffiti was spray painted on the premises signaling a so-called price tag attack, with fire investigators reporting a restroom and shower room were damaged by the blaze. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat upon ...    Full Story »

DC Leaders Legalize Pot Despite Threats From Congress (6 opinions)

DC Leaders Legalize Pot Despite Threats From CongressDefying threats from Congress, the District of Columbia legalized possession of marijuana for recreational purposes on Thursday, becoming the first place east of the Mississippi River with legal pot. The new law took effect at 12:01 a.m., despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that city leaders could face prison time. Democratic Mayor Muriel ...    Full Story »


LISTEN: Yahadut Hatorah's Official Election Jingle [Arranged By Ruvi Banet, Starring Shlomo Cohen And Eli Herzlich] (2 opinions)

התקבצו חרדים זה לזה, זה למען זה ואמר זה לזה. התקבצו גדולי ישראל זה לצד זה, ואמר זה לזה. כאיש אחד בלב אחד כולנו מצביעים, ג' ג' כולנו מאוחדים. גזירות קשות המתגברות, לא עת לחשות, יהדות התורה בחירה היא לדורות.

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Video Of Interest: Achim B'yachad: Purim Party 2015

Achim B'yachad is the Chassidish division Of Chai Lifeline. Fighting Illness With Love. Achim B'yachad restores the light of childhood to children whose innocence ended when cancer, life-threatening, or lifelong illness was diagnosed.

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