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VIDEO: NYPD Releases Footage Of 4 Men Who Robbed Boro Park Man After Placing Him In Chokehold And Kicking His Face

VIDEO: NYPD Releases Footage Of 4 Men Who Robbed Boro Park Man After Placing Him In Chokehold And Kicking His Face
[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The NYPD has released video footage of the four suspects wanted in connection to the robbery in Boro Park as was reported earlier this week on YWN. According to the NYPD, on Monday, February 8, 2016 at approximately 9:40PM, the 49 year-old male victim was walking in the vicinity of 38 Street and 15 Avenue when he was approached by four male individuals. The individuals surrounded the victim and placed him in a chokehold, threw him to the ground, and proceeded to kick him in the face. The individuals removed ...

24 Hour Blitz: Matching Donations to End the Horror! (1 opinions)

Photo Essay: Hachnosas Sefer Torah to the Main Bais Medrash In New Square (Photos By JDN)[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Moishe has lived a horror-filled life, but a generous benefactor has joined the fundraising efforts and has promised to match all donations, dollar for dollar that are made from 12:00 PM today until 12:00 PM tomorrow! Moishe was only five when death came knocking at his door. His happy, busy, fun-filled home in which he and his 10 siblings lived was ...    Full Story »

Gafne Pushing PM Netanyahu to Advance Diplomatic Process with the PA

Gafne Pushing PM Netanyahu to Advance Diplomatic Process with the PAMK Moshe Gafne has sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu calling on him to read the writing on the wall, the world opinion against Israel, and begin to advance the diplomatic process with the PA (Palestinian Authority). Needless to say the letter angered right-wingers, including coalition partner Bayit Yehudi. Speaking to Mordechai Lavi of Kol Chai Radio on Thursday ...    Full Story »

My Close Friend Passed Away and now Their Children are Making a Wedding in 6 Days

Gafne Pushing PM Netanyahu to Advance Diplomatic Process with the PA[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 »

NYPD Office Shot Last Week Is Released From Hospital

NYPD Office Shot Last Week Is Released From HospitalA New York City police officer who was wounded by gunfire in the stairwell of a public housing project is out of the hospital. Officer Diara Cruz was released Wednesday from Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx. She was struck in the torso on Thursday night. Officer Patrick Espeut, who was shot in the cheek, was discharged from the hospital on Friday. (AP)

Rubio Eyes Brokered Convention After NH Setback

Rubio Eyes Brokered Convention After NH SetbackThe best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party's presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention. That's according to Rubio's campaign manager, Terry Sullivan, who told The Associated Press that this week's disappointing performance in New Hampshire will extend the Republican nomination fight for ...    Full Story »

Shloshim for Terror Victim Mrs. Dafne Meir H'YD (1 opinions)

Shloshim for Terror Victim Mrs. Dafne Meir H'YDA shloshim event will be held for terror victim Mrs. Dafna Meir HY”D will take place on Tuesday evening, the eve of 7 Adar I in Yerushalayim, in the Gerald Behar Center on Betzalel Street in the center of town. The event is set to begin at ...    Full Story »

N. Korea Orders Military Takeover Of Inter-Korean Factories

N. Korea Orders Military Takeover Of Inter-Korean FactoriesNorth Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul's earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North's recent rocket launch a "dangerous declaration of war." North Korea said it was responding to Seoul's shutdown order by immediately deporting ...    Full Story »

Senior Officers: It's Time to Prepare for an Operation on the Gaza Side of the Border Against the Tunnels (1 opinions)

Senior Officers: It's Time to Prepare for an Operation on the Gaza Side of the Border Against the TunnelsSenior IDF Southern Command officers in a briefing with subordinate officers explained that units must ready themselves for an offensive operation against the growing Hamas tunnel network, an operation that will be conducted on the Gaza side of the border. According to the Walla News report, the senior commanders said “We must be prepared for the eventuality that the politicians ...    Full Story »

Day of Inspiration: This Sunday! Doors Open 10:30am

Day of Inspiration: This Sunday! Doors Open 10:30amThis Sunday February 14th is a day you will never forget. An incredible speaker and personality is coming to Flatbush in honor of the BJX Beis Medrash and Kiruv Centers first Hachnosas Sefer Torah. Rabbi Moshe Fingerer, Executive Director, says that BJX considered many different speakers to headline this momentous and monumental event but Judge Butler was someone who won hands down. ...    Full Story »

Former Auschwitz Guard, 94, Goes on Trial in Germany

Former Auschwitz Guard, 94, Goes on Trial in GermanyA 94-year-old former SS sergeant went on trial Thursday in western Germany on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder, based on accusations that he served as a guard in the Auschwitz death camp as hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews and others were gassed to death there. Reinhold Hanning seemed in good condition for his age, walking into the court in the city of Detmold without ...    Full Story »

Schaer Introduces Legislation to Meet Security Threats in New Jersey Non-Public Schools

Schaer Introduces Legislation to Meet Security Threats in New Jersey Non-Public SchoolsAssemblyman Gary Schaer has introduced legislation to boost funding for security services, equipment, and technology to help ensure a safe and secure school environment for students attending non-public schools. “School security has become a paramount concern in recent years, particularly in light of the many tragedies we’ve witnessed across the country and around the world,” ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel Asks High Court to Review Major Religious Liberty Case

Agudath Israel Asks High Court to Review Major Religious Liberty CaseIn an important new case, Agudath Israel of America has submitted an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the High Court to review and reverse a ruling by a U.S. Court of Appeals severely restricting religious liberty freedoms. The case, Stormans v. Wiesman, involves the State of Washington's insistence that a pharmacy sell drugs designed to ...    Full Story »

Kosel Rav: If There Will Be Mixed Prayers I Will Turn in My Keys And Resign

Kosel Rav: If There Will Be Mixed Prayers I Will Turn in My Keys And ResignRav of the Kosel & Holy Sites Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz on Wednesday, 1 Adar I, addressed the controversy surrounding the decision to establish an egalitarian prayer area near the Kosel. Rabbi Rabinowitz spoke with Kol Chai Radio, explaining he has been at the forefront of the battle to prevent this reality for years. He spoke of his uphill battle over recent years and his ...    Full Story »

A Woman in Her 60s is in Custody for Hanging a Pig's Leg on an Arad Shul (2 opinions)

A Woman in Her 60s is in Custody for Hanging a Pig's Leg on an Arad ShulA police spokesman announced on Wednesday, 1 Adar I, that an Arad woman in her sixties was arrested on suspicion of placing a pig’s leg at a shul in the city on more than one occasion. She was arraigned on Wednesday and released on bail with restrictions. Police in November 2015 received a complaint from mispallalim of a shul, who found a pig’s leg dangling from the entrance. A ...    Full Story »

Ancient Shul in Aleppo in Danger of Destruction (1 opinions)

Ancient Shul in Aleppo in Danger of DestructionAs forces of the Assad regime draw closer to the heart of the city of Aleppo, the ancient Central synagogue of Aleppo is under the threat of destruction, due to the clashes with opposition forces in the city. The synagogue, built in the 9th century CE, serves as one of the Jewish world's oldest houses of prayer. The exclusive photo of the shul in this report was taken from a hiding ...    Full Story »

Op-Ed By Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz: How Many More Will We Bury? (1 opinions)

Op-Ed By Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz: How Many More Will We Bury?An orphan is someone who buries a parent. An orphaned generation buries its children. We are rapidly becoming an orphaned generation as we are losing more and more of our beautiful children, young adults, and adults to overdoses and suicides. I don't have any hard numbers, but it most certainly seems that these tragedies have been rapidly increasing over the past months. In ...    Full Story »

Halachically Speaking - Beracha on Wise People and Kings

Halachically Speaking - Beracha on Wise People and Kings     Written By Rabbi Moishe Lebovits - KOF-K Kosher Supervision To subscribe for free to emails and see archives  visit www.thehalacha.com The Learning from this article should be in memory of my Rebbe, Harav Yisroel Belsky zt”l Volume 5 Coming Soon !!!!   An unfamiliar halacha is the obligation to recite a ...    Full Story »

Orthodox Union Calls on Nevada State Democratic Party to Accommodate Shomer Shabbos Citizens in Nevada Caucus (4 opinions)

Orthodox Union Calls on Nevada State Democratic Party to Accommodate Shomer Shabbos Citizens in Nevada CaucusOn Sat., Feb. 20, when the Nevada State Democratic Party holds its caucus and primary, observant Jews and others such as Seventh-Day Adventists who observe the Sabbath on Saturday, won’t be able to participate because of their religious beliefs. The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of American, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, urges the Nevada State ...    Full Story »

Working For Pay on $habbo$

Working For Pay on $habbo$[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times] YNET is a non-religious Israeli news internet site. Recently, in a controversial article they posed the following question: How is it that waiters, chazzanim, and Baalei Kriah can work on Shabbos, yet religious Jews demand that shopkeepers and businesses close on Shabbos? “Why,” asked the YNET authors, “can’t the Rabbis ...    Full Story »

Levaya Of HaRav Chaim Shmuel Niman ZATZAL; Mashgiach At Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim In Queens (2 opinions)

Levaya Of HaRav Chaim Shmuel Niman ZATZAL; Mashgiach At Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim In QueensYWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Hagaon HaRav Chaim Shmuel Niman ZATZAL, the longtime Mashgiach at Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim in Queens. He was 88-years-old. Rav Niman was born in 1928, and arrived to Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim in 1947. In a very short amount of time, he was easily noticed as being one of the elite Bochrim in the Yeshiva. It was most noticed by the Mashgiach at the ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Murder-Suicide In Wesley Hills On Deerwood Road In Ramapo [VIDEO AND PHOTOS]

BREAKING: Murder-Suicide In Wesley Hills On Deerwood Road In Ramapo [VIDEO AND PHOTOS][VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Ramapo Police are confirming that two people are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in a home located in the heart of the Wesley Hills Jewish Community, Thursday morning. Ramapo Police had a crime scene secured and detectives were seen going in and out of the house at around 8:00AM. Spring Hill Volunteer Ambulance was on the scene ...    Full Story »

Israel Book Shop's Online Winter Warehouse Sale Gets Underway

Israel Book Shop's Online Winter Warehouse Sale Gets Underway [COMMUNICATED CONTENT] 10 days only! Now through February 20th, full-length children’s and adult books are being sold for only $7.99 each! Over 100 titles to choose from. All other books on the site – excluding Hebrew seforim – are currently 20% off. Plus everyday free shipping on U.S. orders over $50. Now is the time to stock up on your favorite Israel Bookshop books ...    Full Story »

Netanya Parents Outraged - Junior High Teacher Showed Students a Video of Shechita (5 opinions)

Netanya Parents Outraged - Junior High Teacher Showed Students a Video of ShechitaParents of a Netanya junior high school are outraged at a teacher who decided show a video of actual shechita. According to one parent, her daughter has not stopped throwing up as a result. She feels the teacher acted inappropriately and did not show sensitivity to the young students by showing them a most inappropriate video. According to the MyNet report, seventh graders at the ...    Full Story »
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Jerusalem Magistrate Court Rules in Lawsuit Against Kallah for Cancelling Chasunah (3 opinions)

Jerusalem Magistrate Court Rules in Lawsuit Against Kallah for Cancelling ChasunahThe Jerusalem Magistrate Court on Wednesday, 1 Adar I, handed down its verdict in the case of a chareidi man who filed a lawsuit against his former kallah, seeking damages in the amount of NIS 157,810, because she pulled out of the wedding shortly before the date. As was     Full Story »

Iran Reportedly Hacked Computer of Former IDF Chief (1 opinions)

Iran Reportedly Hacked Computer of Former IDF ChiefAccording to a Channel 10 TV News report earlier this week, the Iranians were successful in hacking into a computer of a former IDF chief of staff, not mentioning the name of the official. It was also reported the hacking attack was not neat and this permitted officials to detect the infiltration, identify the hackers, and address and study the situation. Channel 10 adds the attacks ...    Full Story »

HaGaon Rav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi Taken to the Hospital

HaGaon Rav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi Taken to the HospitalHaGaon HaRav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi Shlita, Rosh Yeshivas Ateres Yisrael and a member of the Degel Hatorah Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael, was taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital on Thursday afternoon, 2 Adar I. He was transported by a talmid after complaining of not feeling well. At present the Rosh Yeshiva is undergoing diagnostic examinations. Rav Ezrachi was     Full Story »

Halachic Estate Planning

Halachic Estate Planning  By: Isaac Yedid, Esq. & Raymond Zeitoune, Esq.  Halachic Estate Planning In today’s society, the monetary laws of the Torah have unfortunately been largely disregarded even within the Orthodox community, mostly due to a lack of education and understanding of those laws. There is one area of monetary law which affects everyone – the laws of yerushah (inheritance). ...    Full Story »

But Is She Honest? Caring? Clinton Grapples With Questions

But Is She Honest? Caring? Clinton Grapples With QuestionsHillary Clinton's campaign has spent months fighting the perception that she has a shaky relationship with the truth and is disconnected from the problems facing Americans. So far, the campaign's effort hasn't worked. Less than half the voters in New Hampshire's Democratic primary found Clinton to be honest and trustworthy, while about 90 percent believed those qualities fit her ...    Full Story »

Knesset Subcommittee Discusses Bias Foreign Media Coverage of Ongoing Wave of Palestinian Terror (3 opinions)

Knesset Subcommittee Discusses Bias Foreign Media Coverage of Ongoing Wave of Palestinian TerrorThe Knesset Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee`s Subcommittee on Legal Warfare on Tuesday 20 Shevat discussed the foreign media`s coverage of the current wave of Palestinian terror in Israel. Subcommittee Chairperson MK Tzipi Livni (Machane Tzioni) convened the session after CBS ran a contentious headline following     Full Story »

Jumbled GOP Field Hopes For Survival In South Carolina

Jumbled GOP Field Hopes For Survival In South CarolinaHoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who can stand between Donald Trump and their party's nomination. Not me, Carly Fiorina announced, dropping out of the campaign. A Chris Christie spokeswoman said his race was over, too. But a sizeable field remained. To the ...    Full Story »

The Defense Minister Takes Another Stop Towards Realizing the New IDF City in Southern Israel (5 opinions)

The Defense Minister Takes Another Stop Towards Realizing the New IDF City in Southern IsraelThe Defense Ministry and IDF are moving ahead with the City of Training Bases (עיר הבה"דים) which will for all practical purposes move the many training bases from areas around Israel to one centralized location, in southern Israel near Yerucham. When completed, it will be capable of housing 10,000 recruits. In addition, the influx of personnel who will be living in the new ...    Full Story »

NY Speaker: Proposal To Hike Taxes On Millionaires Is Fair (2 opinions)

NY Speaker: Proposal To Hike Taxes On Millionaires Is FairNew York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie isn't backing away from a proposal to raise taxes on millionaires, despite strong opposition from Senate Republicans and a shrug from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Heastie's plan would raise income taxes on 56,000 of the state's wealthiest residents, costing them an average of $33,000 more. It would also reduce rates for middle class workers to give them ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Plans to Fence-In All of Israel (3 opinions)

PM Netanyahu Plans to Fence-In All of IsraelThe question is whether one should cry or perhaps breathe a sigh of relief with the announcement by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who exclaimed he plans to fence in the entire country. He told the press while visiting an area of the Jordanian border to Israel that has been enclosed with a new fence that in this area of the world, the entire nation must be fenced in to protect ...    Full Story »

Government Sues Ferguson After City Tries To Revise Deal

Government Sues Ferguson After City Tries To Revise DealThe federal government sued Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the City Council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Ferguson's decision to reject the deal left the Justice Department no choice except to file a civil-rights lawsuit. "The residents of ...    Full Story »

Hadassah Hospital's Sad Medical Clown Receives a Helping Hand (1 opinions)

Hadassah Hospital's Sad Medical Clown Receives a Helping HandMaya Ben-David is a medical clown who has been working at Hadassah Mt. Scopus Hospital for the past 14 years, but these days, she is not smiling. She is part of the Dream Doctors project. Ben-David has become a familiar site in the hospital’s pediatric ward, and has brought a smile to many a young patient during her career. However, as a result of the Hadassah Organization fiscal ...    Full Story »

Ryan, Republicans Grapple With Alternative to Obama Budget

Ryan, Republicans Grapple With Alternative to Obama BudgetMeet the new boss. Confronting the same tea party challenges as the old boss. Speaker Paul Ryan is scrambling to avoid an embarrassing fiscal defeat this year in the face of a hard-right conservative revolt over last fall's spending-and-tax deal. The same conservatives who forced John Boehner out as speaker are making life difficult for Ryan, signaling they'll refuse to vote for an ...    Full Story »

Police Commissioner Alsheich: There is a Difference Between a Normative Citizen Who Breaks the Law & a Criminal (1 opinions)

Police Commissioner Alsheich: There is a Difference Between a Normative Citizen Who Breaks the Law & a CriminalPolice Commissioner Roni Alsheich on Tuesday, 30 Shevat, addressed a session of the Knesset Law Committee, which held a special session to honor Israel’s police force. The event was the initiative of MK (Yesh Atid) Mickey Levi, a former Jerusalem Police Chief. The committee members were briefed by the newly-appointed commander who spoke of the changes being implemented under his ...    Full Story »


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