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Police on High Alert in Yerushalayim Fearing Arab Violence

Police on High Alert in Yerushalayim Fearing Arab Violence
Acting on intelligence information police on erev Shabbos Parshas Noach moved to high operational alert status in the capital, with a focus on the Old City. Police fear an outbreak of Arab violence following Friday afternoon Islamic prayer services on Har Habayis. Entry to Har Habayis is restricted to Muslims with Israeli ID cards. For males, only persons 40 or over will be permitted. There are no age restrictions for women. In light of the increase in Arab violence and attacks in recent weeks and months, police are hoping to preempt and ...

President Reuven Rivlin Responds to Jerusalem Terror Attack

President Reuven Rivlin Responds to Jerusalem Terror AttackPresident Reuven Rivlin’s Office released the following statement following the fatal terrorist attack at the Ammunition Hill light rail station on Wednesday evening 28 Tishrei. “The atrocious murder of an innocent baby girl, a ...    Full Story »

FIRST CASE OF EBOLA CONFIRMED IN NYC (1 opinions)

FIRST CASE OF EBOLA CONFIRMED IN NYCA doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case. The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday and placed in isolation while health care workers spread out across the city to trace anyone he might have come into contact with in ...    Full Story »

Women FOR The Wall Call On Women Of The Wall To Not Provoke Conflict At Western Wall

Women FOR The Wall Call On Women Of The Wall To Not Provoke Conflict At Western WallWomen For the Wall, a grassroots organization dedicated to preserving tradition at the Western Wall in the spirit of Jewish unity, responded forcefully today to Women of the Wall’s intent to escalate the controversy at the Kotel by bringing in a Sefer Torah to Friday’s Rosh Chodesh service. “I find the use of a Sefer Torah as a PR prop extremely painful,” said Leah Aharoni, ...    Full Story »
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Family of Tractor Terrorist YM"S Files Civil Suit Against the State (1 opinions)

Family of Tractor Terrorist YMThe family of the terrorist who perpetrated the August 4, 2014 tractor terror attack at Kikar Zvill in Yerushalayim has filed a civil suit against the State of Israel. The tractor driver rammed into a bus, as is documented on video, and ...    Full Story »

GOP's Senate Arm Collects $10M in 2 Weeks

GOP's Senate Arm Collects $10M in 2 WeeksSenate Republicans' campaign arm picked up $10.1 million during the first two weeks of October and has spent has spent roughly $35.5 million since Sept. 1, according to fundraising summaries released Thursday. The National Republican Senatorial Committee also said it had $10 million saved as of Oct. 15 for the final push toward Election Day on Nov. 4. The campaign committees faced ...    Full Story »

Rabbis Targeted by Arab Hate on Har Habayis (2 opinions)

Rabbis Targeted by Arab Hate on Har HabayisTens of Rabbis were part of a special group visiting Har Habayis. They got a first-hand look at the Arab hate and disrespect, a reality that faces Jews seeking to ascend to the holy site. It must be pointed out that Gedolei Hador Shlita today object to visiting Har Habayis, as is the position of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. A police officer met the rabbonim and explained to them he ...    Full Story »

Hillary Clinton Supports Cuomo for NY Governor

Hillary Clinton Supports Cuomo for NY GovernorFormer Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his bid for a second term. Clinton appeared Thursday at a Manhattan rally with the Democratic incumbent and his pick for lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul. Clinton says Cuomo is the "right leader at the right time." The rally was run by the Woman's Equality Party, a political organization ...    Full Story »

ArtScroll Joins The Shabbos Project Offering Free Download

ArtScroll Joins The Shabbos Project Offering Free DownloadArtScroll is proud to participate in The Shabbos Project with a free download from the Siddur that speaks your language. The user-friendly Seif Edition Transliterated Siddur has a phrase-by-phrase English transliteration alongside the Hebrew text with the translation directly below – so you ...    Full Story »

Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita Assists a Small Child Crossing the Street (3 opinions)

Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita Assists a Small Child Crossing the StreetMany Vishnitzer Chassidim are talking about a story that has made its way to the chareidi news. The Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita left his Toras Chaim Street home on Thursday morning on his way to Ahavas Sholom Street nearby. At an intersection the rebbe saw a small boy, a seven-year-old, who he realized was waiting for someone to assist him across to the other side. He was on his way to ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Doctor at NYC Hospital has Tested Positive for Ebola

BREAKING: Doctor at NYC Hospital has Tested Positive for Ebola The first case of Ebola HAS arrived in New York City. A doctor in the city was tested for the virus at Bellevue Hospital after coming down with a fever and stomach problems. The patient, Dr. Craig Allen, has not been officially released, returned to the United States within the past 21 days from one of the three countries currently facing the Ebola outbreak, according to the New York ...    Full Story »

Today's Axe Attack on NYPD Might be Related to Islamic Extremism (2 opinions)

Today's Axe Attack on NYPD Might be Related to Islamic Extremism Police sources tell YWN that the attacker had been tentatively identified as Zale Thompson, a 32-year-old man with a Facebook page containing images of what appears to be a Muslim warrior and prayers. However, authorities have found no links to ...    Full Story »

NYPD Investigating Anti-Police Graffiti In Queens

NYPD Investigating Anti-Police Graffiti In QueensThe NYPD is investigating anti-police graffiti found scrawled on a public phone booth in Queens. They say the words "Become a hero, shoot a cop" were found on the outside of the booth at 31st Street and 36th Avenue in Astoria. Police say they are reviewing surveillance video as part of the investigation. It's believed the graffiti appeared sometime between Tuesday and ...    Full Story »

Israel Moves to Standard Time on Motzei Shabbos Parshas Noach

Israel Moves to Standard Time on Motzei Shabbos Parshas NoachOn motzei Shabbos Parshas Noach, 2 Marcheshvan at 02:00, Israel will shift to standard time and move clocks back an hour to 01:00. Daylight savings time was observed this year for 212 days as a result of Interior Minister Gideon Saar extending DST to a schedule similar to that of Europe. Standard time will end on Thursday night the eve of 7 Nissan (March 27, 2015). (YWN – ...    Full Story »

Free Tree Giveaway Sunday Sponsored by Councilman Greenfield

Free Tree Giveaway Sunday Sponsored by Councilman GreenfieldOn Sunday, October 26th, Councilman David G. Greenfield will host his fourth biannual tree giveaway at Friends Field House. The event is a collaboration between Councilman Greenfield, Million Trees NYC and the New York Restoration Project (NYRP). The giveaway will begin at noon and continue until 2 pm or until the 100 free trees have been distributed. Due to high demand, all interested ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: NYPD: Ax-Wielding Suspect Shot By Officers (1 opinions)

VIDEO: NYPD: Ax-Wielding Suspect Shot By Officers[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] New York City police have shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man they say attacked a patrol officer without warning. Police Commissioner William Bratton said Thursday that investigators were still trying to identify the assailant and determine a motive. He said they hadn't ruled out a possible terrorism connection. Police say the attack occurred at ...    Full Story »

Police Chief Danino: We Will Restore Tranquility to the Capital Very Soon

Police Chief Danino: We Will Restore Tranquility to the Capital Very SoonPrior to the terrorist attack at the Ammunition Hill station of the Jerusalem light rail, Israel Police Chief Yochanan Danino visited problematic areas of the capital with Mayor Nir Barkat and other senior city and ...    Full Story »

Feds Settle With Kiryas Joel Slaughterhouse Over Pollution; Agree To Pay $330,000 Fine (1 opinions)

Feds Settle With Kiryas Joel Slaughterhouse Over Pollution; Agree To Pay $330,000 FineFederal prosecutors say a New York slaughterhouse that supplies kosher chicken to Orthodox Jews discharged chicken parts and other waste into storm drains and sewers. The U.S. attorney's office announced a civil lawsuit and proposed settlement Thursday. It said the Kiryas Joel Poultry Processing Plant Inc. admitted violating the federal Clean Water Act between 2008 and 2012. The ...    Full Story »

457 Test Negative For Ebola At NY-Area Airports

457 Test Negative For Ebola At NY-Area AirportsThe executive director of the agency that operates the New York area's major airports said Wednesday no one screened for the Ebola virus has tested positive since the program began this month and, as an extra precautionary measure, he has ordered stricter cleaning protocols to guard against the possible spread of Ebola. Patrick Foye of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Speaks with Canadian PM Stephen Harper

PM Netanyahu Speaks with Canadian PM Stephen HarperPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday evening 28 Tishrei spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and asked to convey the condolences of the Israeli people in wake of the terrorist ...    Full Story »

NYC Subway System Seeing Record Ridership

NYC Subway System Seeing Record RidershipIf it seems like New York City's subways are getting more crowded, that's because they are. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the subway system broke its previous single-day ridership record on five separate days last month. The MTA announced Wednesday that 6,106,694 customers rode city subways on Sept. 23. That's the highest number since daily figures were first ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Patient in New York Quarantined for 'Ebola Like' Symptoms Went Bowling in Williamsburg Last night, Used Uber Car Service

BREAKING:  Patient in New York Quarantined for 'Ebola Like' Symptoms Went Bowling in Williamsburg Last night, Used Uber Car ServiceToday, FDNY EMS HAZ TAC Units transferred to Bellevue Hospital a patient who presented a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. The patient is a health care worker who returned to the U.S. within the past 21 days from one of the three countries currently facing the outbreak of this virus. The patient was transported by a specially trained HAZ TAC unit wearing Personal Protective ...    Full Story »

The Israeli Shabbos Experience

The Israeli Shabbos ExperienceAs the global Jewish community and many families in Israel complete preparations for the “Shabbos Project” Shabbos Noach, 2,000 families in Israel are expected to take part in the “Israeli Shabbos Experience” Shabbos. The project involves religious and non-religious family as well as Members of Knesset for all parties. The Shabbos will include meetings and activities between ...    Full Story »

Lakewood: LCSW Patrols Help Police Keep Yom Tov Safe

Lakewood: LCSW Patrols Help Police Keep Yom Tov SafeAs Sukkahs around town are fondly dismantled, Lakewood looks back at a Yom Tov season that was at the same time joyous, uplifting, unifying, and, above all, safe. In a town so densely populated by frum families, Yom Tov season poses several safety challenges, including individuals walking outdoors late at night, men and boys sleeping in the sukkah, families going away for Yom Tov, ...    Full Story »

Delta Plane Clips Smaller Jet at Minnesota Airport

Delta Plane Clips Smaller Jet at Minnesota AirportA Delta Air Lines plane clipped wings with a smaller jet as the two were preparing to take off from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Wednesday night, officials said. No one was injured in the incident, which happened shortly after 8 p.m., airport spokesman Patrick Hogan said. The Delta Boeing 757 was bound for Los Angeles with 171 customers on board, according to the ...    Full Story »

‘Bias on Steroids’: This AP Headline Explains Why So Many Complain About Media Coverage of Israel (2 opinions)

‘Bias on Steroids’: This AP Headline Explains Why So Many Complain About Media Coverage of IsraelThe Following is VIA TheBlaze.com A 3-month-old baby girl was killed Wednesday when a car driven by a Palestinian man slammed into a group of bystanders at a Jerusalem light rail station, but the early headline of ...    Full Story »
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Thursday News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

Thursday News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael· IDF soldiers taking part in counterterrorism operations throughout Yehuda and Shomron arrested 17 suspects during the night. · An Israeli motorist sustained light injuries when his vehicle was attacked by Arabs hurling stones in the northern Jerusalem Beit Haninah neighborhood. · Arabs threw rocks into a kindergarten yard in the Maale Zeitim area of the capital. · Border ...    Full Story »

Poll: Disapproval, Doubt Dominate On Ebola

Poll: Disapproval, Doubt Dominate On EbolaAmericans have at least some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country but generally disapprove of the way President Barack Obama and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have handled the crisis so far. Most disapprove of Obama's handling of the Ebola outbreak, according to an Associated Press-GfK Poll. Just 1 in 5 approve ...    Full Story »

FM Lieberman on Terror Attacks in Israel and Canada

FM Lieberman on Terror Attacks in Israel and CanadaThe following statement was released by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Thursday 29 Tishrei following the terror attack that occurred in Israel and     Full Story »

Senators Plan Bill to Block Benefits for Ex-Nazis

Senators Plan Bill to Block Benefits for Ex-NazisTwo Democratic senators announced Thursday they will introduce legislation that would stop suspected Nazi war criminals from collecting U.S. Social Security benefits. The bill by Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania will be offered in mid-November, when Congress returns to session after the midterm elections. Their announcement comes four days after The ...    Full Story »

Ariel: We Will Not Remain in a Government that Passes an Anti-Jewish Law (4 opinions)

Ariel: We Will Not Remain in a Government that Passes an Anti-Jewish LawMinister of Housing (Bayit Yehudi) Uri Ariel announced his party will not remain in a coalition government that passes an “anti-Jewish law”. Ariel was referring to the controversial Giyur Bill sponsored by MK (The Movement) Elazar Stern and his party. The bill     Full Story »

Senators Ask Gov't For Nationwide Air Bag Recall

Senators Ask Gov't For Nationwide Air Bag RecallTwo U.S. senators are calling on U.S. auto safety regulators to immediately issue a nationwide recall for cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp. Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts made the call in a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who oversees the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The letter delivered ...    Full Story »

Terrorist Who Killed Infant Was A Jerusalem Resident (4 opinions)

Terrorist Who Killed Infant Was A Jerusalem ResidentAbed el-Rahman a-Shludi, 20, a resident of the eastern capital, was the driver of the vehicle that intentionally rammed into pedestrians standing at the Ammunition Hill Jerusalem light rail station. 3-month-old     Full Story »

Terror Timeline - Wednesday, 28 Tishrei

Terror Timeline - Wednesday, 28 TishreiFollowing is a timeline of Arab terror attacks that occurred on Wednesday 28 Tishrei 5775. 21:21: Jerusalem: Dozens of Arabs pelt police with stones in Issawiya and Silwan. 21:19: Jerusalem: Arabs target the Jerusalem light rail with stones in Shuafat. 21:08: Binyamin Region: Stone-throwing attacks against vehicles near Dir Nizam. (Tatzpit) 19:52: A firebomb was hurled at a ...    Full Story »

R' Nachman Caller: Education Tax Credit Was Within Arm's Reach and Will Pass Once I Get Elected (9 opinions)

R' Nachman Caller: Education Tax Credit Was Within Arm's Reach and Will Pass Once I Get ElectedOn Thursday, the campaign of R’ Nachman Caller for State Assembly welcomed Assemblyman Dov Hikind’s promise to fight in Albany for the Education Investment Tax Credit, after he admitted nothing has been done over the past 3 decades to solve the tuition crisis. Most recently, a push to pass the Education tax credit in the 2014 legislative session was stopped by the majority ...    Full Story »

Atlantis National Services Receives Audit Report on its Description of its Titling and Closing Services (1 opinions)

Atlantis National Services Receives Audit Report on its Description of its Titling and Closing ServicesAtlantis National Services, Inc., ("Atlantis") a 32 state licensed title insurance agent, happily announced today that the company has completed a Service Organization Control (SOC1 Type 2) examination by its auditors at Mayer, Hoffman, & McCann P.C.  Atlantis' examined controls have been established, maintained and operated under ...    Full Story »

NYPD Announces Major Initiative To Enhance NYPD Mobile Communications

NYPD Announces Major Initiative To Enhance NYPD Mobile CommunicationsMayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced a major initiative that will in many ways transform the way NYPD officers perform their duties. Using criminal asset forfeiture funds secured by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office through recent sanctions cases, the $160 million NYPD Mobility ...    Full Story »

Special Police Unit being Formed to Address Yerushalayim Violence (2 opinions)

Special Police Unit being Formed to Address Yerushalayim ViolenceA special police unit is being formed to address the escalating Arab violence in the capital seen during recent months. The government has allocated funding to assemble a unit of 100 policepersons in addition to adding street surveillance cameras towards bringing an end to attacks, which have become a daily occurrence. One of the favorite targets has become the Jerusalem light rail, ...    Full Story »

Pawnshops, eBay, and Halacha

Pawnshops, eBay, and Halacha[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] There is a law in New York City that all pawnshops have to keep a log of all used items that they have purchased, along with a copy of the identification of the person who had brought in the item. The log must be kept for six years, and police officers check these logs regularly. The law is designed to minimize theft and reduce crime. Pawnshops have often ...    Full Story »


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