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Well-Known Turkish Jewish Couple Murdered At Istanbul Home

Well-Known Turkish Jewish Couple Murdered At Istanbul HomeA well-known Turkish Jewish couple who created one of the most iconic brands of Turkey have been murdered at their home in Istanbul. Police found the bodies of Jak Karako, 77, and his wife, Georgia Karako, 69, at their apartment in Istanbul’s Ortaköy neighborhood on Aug. 22. Their caretaker, who fled, is suspected to have stabbed the couple. The police, who are searching for ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: 4 Year Old Child HY'D Killed in Mortar Attack Erev Shabbos (18 opinions)

PHOTOS: 4 Year Old Child HY'D Killed in Mortar Attack Erev Shabbos A 4 year old child was killed when a mortar fired from Gaza hit the vehicle he was in. The attack occurred in Shar Hangev, a few miles away from Gaza. According to initial reports, the mortar hit the vehicle, critically injuring the boy, who later died of his wounds. The boy would be the fourth civilian in Israel to be killed in an attack from the coastal territory since the outbreak ...    Full Story »

Anti Semitism Hits One of World's Oldest Jewish Schools in Copenhagen

Anti Semitism Hits One of World's Oldest Jewish Schools in CopenhagenThe Carolineskolen in Copenhagen was vandalized during the night of Thursday to Friday. Danish media report that windows were smashed and anti-Semitic graffiti written on the school walls. “We are the world’s second-oldest functioning Jewish school and we have never before in our 210-year-long history experienced something like this,” school principal Jan Hansen told ...    Full Story »

Photo Implies ISIS Threat to Chicago (2 opinions)

Photo Implies ISIS Threat to ChicagoThe Following is Via wgntv.com There is another chilling Chicago connection in the battle between the US. and extreme Islamic militants isil (ISIS). First there’s the beheading of the journalist who was the Northwestern graduate. Now WGN Investigates has found an online war of ...    Full Story »

Ice Bucket Challenge May Change Nonprofit World (1 opinions)

Ice Bucket Challenge May Change Nonprofit WorldThe ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign's progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million new donors in what is one of the most viral philanthropic social media campaigns in ...    Full Story »
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Massive Rocket Barrage Fire At Towards Southern & Central Israel: One Child R"L Killed In Shaar Hanegev (4 opinions)

Massive Rocket Barrage Fire At Towards Southern & Central Israel: One Child R6:15PM IL: Hamas has just fired numerous rockets at Israel, with sirens ringing in many cities including Tel Aviv, Bnei Brak, Bat Yam, Gush Dan, Ramat Gan, Petach Tikva. The Iron dome has intercepted multiple rockets over Tel Aviv. One rocket landed in Sha'ar Hanegev, leaving a 4-year-old child R"L killed. Initial reports state that the rocket may have struck a vehicle. Hamas ...    Full Story »

Mumbai Chabad Center Destroyed In Terror Attack Set To Reopen On Tuesday (1 opinions)

Mumbai Chabad Center Destroyed In Terror Attack Set To Reopen On TuesdayIn November of 2008, Islamic terrorists entered the Chabad House run by Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Holtzberg in Mumbai, India, and murdered them and four of their guests in cold blood. In the immediate aftermath of the gruesome attack, photos of the smiling couple were transposed with images of their crying 2-year-old son, Moishe, and the bullet-riddled shell of the Jewish center the ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Gaza Rocket Scores Direct Hit On Ashdod Shul; Three Treated For Light Injuries (1 opinions)

PHOTOS: Gaza Rocket Scores Direct Hit On Ashdod Shul; Three Treated For Light Injuries[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A Shul in Ashdod suffered a direct hit from a rocket fired by Hamas in Gaza, Friday afternoon. MDA and United Hatzolah responded to the scene and treated three people with light injuries. Three others were treated for hysteria / anxiety. The fire department as well as building inspectors arrived shortly after and are assessing the stability of the ...    Full Story »

Anti-Israel Protesters Tried To Force Their Way Into Geneva Synagogue

Anti-Israel Protesters Tried To Force Their Way Into Geneva SynagogueThe following is via the EJP: Anti-Israel demonstrators attempted to force their way into a synagogue in Geneva,the latest in a string of attacks on synagogues in Europe. According to CICAD, the Intercommunal Coordination Against Anti-Semitism and Defamation, a watchdog in the Swiss city, a Muslim woman wearing a niqab veil first attempted to enter the Beth Yaakov Great Synagogue ...    Full Story »

Jewish School Vandalized In Denmark

Jewish School Vandalized In DenmarkThe Carolineskolen in Copenhagen was vandalized during the night of Thursday to Friday. Danish media report that windows were smashed and anti-Semitic graffiti written on the school walls. “We are the world’s second-oldest functioning Jewish school and we have never before in our 210-year-long history experienced something like this,” school principal Jan Hansen told ...    Full Story »

Hamas Executes 18 Men In Public Square For Collaborating With Israel (5 opinions)

Hamas Executes 18 Men In Public Square For Collaborating With IsraelGaza terrorists killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque and shot after midday prayers, in response to Israel’s deadly airstrikes against top Hamas terrorists. Hamas media portrayed the killings as the beginning of a new crackdown, under the rallying cry of “choking the necks of the collaborators.” It was the largest number ...    Full Story »

Ryan Says He'd Love to See Romney Run Again (9 opinions)

Ryan Says He'd Love to See Romney Run AgainU.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday he would love to see Mitt Romney run again for president and teased the GOP's former nominee at one point that the "third time's the charm." Appearing with Ryan at a public event for the first time since their ticket lost two years ago, Romney offered his own good-humored praise by saying that Ryan "wouldn't be a bad president" himself. Ryan, ...    Full Story »

Slaying Of American Reopens Debate On Ransoms (2 opinions)

Slaying Of American Reopens Debate On RansomsBy rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, the United States upheld a policy choice that some European and Arab governments have long found too wrenching to make themselves: ruling out ransom to rescue any citizen held captive by militant organizations, in hopes the tough stand will make Americans safer from kidnapping and attacks by ...    Full Story »

Obama Faces Tough Options In Iraq And Syria

Obama Faces Tough Options In Iraq And SyriaAt the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria. The president may continue helping Iraqi forces try to reverse the group's land grabs in northern Iraq by providing more arms and American military advisers and by using U.S. warplanes to support Iraqi ground operations. But what if the militants pull back, even partially, ...    Full Story »

American Airlines Will Charge for Solo Kids up to 14 (1 opinions)

American Airlines Will Charge for Solo Kids up to 14American Airlines says it will extend its fee for unaccompanied minors to charge $150 extra each way for children between 5 and 14. The change starts Sept. 3. Currently, American charges a fee on top of the regular fare for unaccompanied minors between 5 and 11. The airline announced the change Thursday in an employee publication. American says extending the fee to more youths ...    Full Story »

NY State Police, Local Cops Get New Bulletproof Vests

NY State Police, Local Cops Get New Bulletproof VestsNearly $300,000 has been awarded to help the New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies purchase 708 new bulletproof vests. The New York Attorney General's office announced the funding on Thursday. The money comes from civil and criminal forfeitures and is intended to make up for a reduction in federal funding for vests. The New York State Police will use its ...    Full Story »

Ferguson Fallout: A Call For Police 'Body Cams'

Ferguson Fallout: A Call For Police 'Body Cams'What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded? The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to wear so-called body cameras, simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that capture video footage of law enforcement's interactions with the public. Proponents say the devices add a new level of accountability to police ...    Full Story »

Warning About E-ZPass 'Phishing' Scam (1 opinions)

Warning About E-ZPass 'Phishing' ScamThe New York State Thruway Authority is warning E-ZPass customers about a phishing scam. People have received bogus emails made to appear official stating that people have unpaid tolls. "Please be advised this is not an authorized communication from E-ZPass, the New York State Thruway Authority or any other toll agency associated with E-ZPass," the Thruway Authority said in a ...    Full Story »

Jewish Group Wants City To Condemn Anti-Israel Bridge Flag (6 opinions)

Jewish Group Wants City To Condemn Anti-Israel Bridge FlagA prominent Jewish group wants city leaders to condemn a politically charged banner that showed up on the Manhattan Bridge during a Pro-Palestinian march. The Anti-Defamation League denounced Wednesday’s demonstration and the giant “Boycott, Divest, Sanction” banner as an attempt to “delegitimize Israel.” The banner appeared as hundreds of people marched Wednesday on the ...    Full Story »

Pentagon: Islamic State Terrorist Will Regroup

Pentagon: Islamic State Terrorist Will RegroupU.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. Speaking alongside Hagel at a Pentagon news conference, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said that although the Islamic State group can be contained it cannot be ...    Full Story »

Stocks Advance To Put S&P 500 At A Record High (1 opinions)

Stocks Advance To Put S&P 500 At A Record HighThe stock market advanced for a fourth straight day Thursday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a record high. Investors were encouraged by news that the number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains at a multi-year low. Hewlett-Packard rose after delivering better results, while Sears plunged after reporting that its loss doubled from a year ago. The S&P ...    Full Story »

Airline Group Forecasts Uptick in Labor Day Travel

Airline Group Forecasts Uptick in Labor Day TravelA trade group for the nation's big airlines predicts that air travel over the Labor Day weekend will rise 2 percent from the same holiday last year. If correct, the forecast would be more good news for the airlines. Nine big U.S. carriers earned $3.8 billion in the first half of this year, allowing them to pay down debt, reward shareholders and order new planes. Airlines for ...    Full Story »

Events Being Planned Marking The Yahrzeit of Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT"L (5 opinions)

Events Being Planned Marking The Yahrzeit of Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZTMarking the first year since the petira of Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L , an atzeres hisorarus including the recitation of slichos will take place in the presence of HaGaon HaRav Shalom Cohen Shlita, HaGaon HaRav Shimon Ba’adani Shlita, Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita, HaGaon HaRav Moshe Maya Shlita, and HaGaon HaRav David Yosef Shlita, along with many other ...    Full Story »

Study: Combining Vaccines Boosts Polio Immunity

Study: Combining Vaccines Boosts Polio ImmunityNew research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity. The World Health Organization officials said the combination strategy already is starting to be used in mass vaccination campaigns in ...    Full Story »
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9,020 'Yordim' Return Home to Israel in 2013 (2 opinions)

9,020 'Yordim' Return Home to Israel in 2013According to statistics released on Wednesday 24 Menachem Av by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), more than a few yordim, Israelis that left to build their lives abroad, are returning home. The report states that in 2012, 8,800 yordim decided to return home and in 2013, that number increased to 9,020. This results in a negative immigration number for 2012 (referring to the number ...    Full Story »

5 Things to Know About Case Against Texas' Perry (2 opinions)

5 Things to Know About Case Against Texas' PerryIn the week since he was indicted for abuse of power and public coercion, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his supporters have insisted the charges against the Republican governor are politically motivated. Perry has pleaded not guilty, and he continues to visit early-primary states and talk with voters as he mulls a 2016 presidential run. As Perry heads to New Hampshire for the weekend, ...    Full Story »

Foley's Death Isn't Changing Views In Congress (2 opinions)

Foley's Death Isn't Changing Views In CongressFor all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach. President Barack Obama said the United States wouldn't scale back its military posture in Iraq in response ...    Full Story »

Rami Levy Supermarket Chain Boycotts Turkey (13 opinions)

Rami Levy Supermarket Chain Boycotts TurkeyThe nationwide supermarket chain which bears his name, Rami Levy, will no longer be importing goods from Turkey in response to that country’s sharp turnaround in policy vis-à-vis Israel. Levy announced his supermarkets will no longer carry anything originating in Turkey. This refers primarily to olive oil and textiles, which Levy’s stores buy from a middle man. His stores carry ...    Full Story »

US Diplomats Barred From Ice Bucket Challenge (2 opinions)

US Diplomats Barred From Ice Bucket ChallengeThe charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun. Lawyers at the State Department have banned American ambassadors and other high-profile foreign service officers from participating in the ice-bucket challenge to raise money and awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease, also ...    Full Story »


WATCH: George W. Bush Takes Ice Bucket Challenge (3 opinions)

Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next. The challenge has caught on with notable figures participating in the campaign to raise money for the fight against ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. In a video posted Wednesday on Bush's Facebook page, he says: "To you all who challenged me, I do not think it's presidential for me to be splashed with ice water, so I'm simply going to write you a check." The video, taken in Kennebunkport, Maine, then shows a smiling Laura Bush dousing him. She says: "That check is from me — I didn't want to ruin my hairstyle." Also in Maine this week, author Stephen King took the challenge, and then challenged John Grisham. (AP)

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WATCH: Crown Heights Bochur Chases Down His Attackers (13 opinions)

Watch how 24-year-old Avrohom Wolosow isn't fazed after being the victim of a knockout attack and quickly chases down his attackers.

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WATCH: Obama On Ferguson: Time To Listen, Not Just Shout (3 opinions)

Calling for understanding in the face of racially charged anger, President Barack Obama said Monday that the vast majority of protesters in a St. Louis suburb were peaceful, but warned that a small minority was undermining justice for the unarmed black man shot and killed by police. During a brief pause in his summer vacation, Obama expressed sympathy for the "passions and anger" sparked by the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, but said giving in to that anger through looting and attacks on police only stirs tensions and leads to further chaos. He said overcoming the mistrust endemic between many communities and their local police would require Americans to "listen and not just shout." "That's how we're going to move forward together, by trying to unite each other and understand each other and not simply divide ourselves from one another," Obama told reporters at the White House. Obama said Attorney General Eric Holder would travel to Ferguson this week to meet with FBI and other officials carrying out an independent federal investigation into Brown's death. He said he also had told Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon he wanted to ensure the use the National Guard in help calm tensions in Ferguson must be limited in scope, and said he would be monitoring that operation in the coming days to see whether the guard's involvement was helping or hurting. Obama also weighed in for the first time publicly on the militarization of some local police departments, saying it probably would be useful to examine how federal grant dollars had been used to allow local police to purchase military-style equipment, an issue that's come to the forefront amid the violent protests in Ferguson. Obama said the distinction between the military and domestic law enforcement was one of the great things about America. Appearing in the White House briefing room in a dress shirt but no tie, Obama also spoke for the first time to the racial tensions and grievances perceived by African-Americans in Ferguson. In previous comments about the situation, Obama had avoided talking directly about race, wary of rushing to judgment or further inflaming the situation. Weighing his words carefully, Obama said it was clear that disparities in how blacks and whites are treated and sentenced must be addressed, calling for more safeguards and training to prevent missteps. At the same time, he acknowledged the difficult situation that police officers sometimes face. "There are young black men that commit crime. We can argue about why that happened — because the poverty they were born into or the school systems that failed them or what have you— but if they commit a crime, then they need to be prosecuted," Obama said. "Because every community has an interest in public safety." Obama's remarks on the crisis were the first since the situation in Ferguson escalated over the weekend, with Nixon, the Missouri governor, ordering a midnight curfew for Ferguson and ordering the National Guard to help restore order. Nixon lifted that curfew on Monday, but tensions remained high the morning after police once again deployed tear gas in response to what they said were reports of gunfire, looting and vandalism by protesters. The ongoing confrontation, with military-style vehicles rolling through suburban streets, has left citizens across the country wondering how such a war-like scene could play out in America's heartland. Shortly before speaking to reporters Monday, Obama received an update from top advisers including Holder and White House Counsel Neil Eggleston. Obama has asked the Justice Department and FBI to investigate Brown's death, and Holder over the weekend ordered a federal medical examiner to perform a third autopsy on Brown. Obama weighed in on the crisis during a brief break in his annual summer vacation at Martha's Vineyard, where the president was spending two weeks with his family while juggling multiple crises in the U.S. and overseas. Obama returned to the White House late Monday and planned to return to the Massachusetts island on Tuesday. His brief return to Washington had been announced by the White House before the standoff in Ferguson began. Brown was unarmed when he was fatally shot by a police officer on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, a predominantly black community that long has been at odds with the mostly white police department. Results of an independent autopsy released Monday by Brown's family determined that Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head. (AP)

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