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PHOTOS: Bnei Brak: Gedolei Hador Convened to Discuss Dangers of Unwanted Technology

PHOTOS: Bnei Brak: Gedolei Hador Convened to Discuss Dangers of Unwanted Technology[PHOTOS BY JDN IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Gedolei Hador in Bnei Brak on erev Shabbos 16 Tammuz convened for a kenos to discuss the fears and dangers associated with unwanted technology that is available today. The event was attended by Maran HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita, HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita and HaGaon HaRav Gershon Edelstein Shlita. The kenos was held ...    Full Story »

MK Lieberman: This Coalition Won't Last Until Year's End

MK Lieberman: This Coalition Won't Last Until Year's EndYisrael Beitenu party leader MK Avigdor Lieberman accuses the government of failing to act properly to rocket attacks. Lieberman, now a member of the opposition, feels the nation has lost its power of deterrence and ISIS and Hamas are unafraid of Israel today as a result. Likud officials responding to the attack insist this year the situation is quieter, insisting Lieberman’s ...    Full Story »

NY Assembly Requiring Proof For Albany Travel Expenses

NY Assembly Requiring Proof For Albany Travel ExpensesThe leader of New York's Assembly has further revised the travel reimbursement policy for his chamber's 150 members with new restrictions when the Legislature isn't in session. Speaker Carl Heastie last month issued guidance for members to record being in Albany during the session, through committee votes, presence in the Assembly chamber, using a swipe card machine or with toll ...    Full Story »

Lapid: PM Netanyahu And DM Ya'alon Must Publically Back Binyamin Commander (1 opinions)

Lapid: PM Netanyahu And DM Ya'alon Must Publically Back Binyamin CommanderOn erev Shabbos 16 Tammuz IDF Colonel Yisrael Shomer’s vehicle was attacked with boulders in Shomron. He fired a warning shot in the air and when attackers continued throwing rocks, he fired at them, killing one terrorist. ...    Full Story »

NY Lawmakers Vote For 10-Year Smoke Detectors

NY Lawmakers Vote For 10-Year Smoke DetectorsNew York lawmakers have passed a bill that would require new smoke detectors contain 10-year non-removable batteries. The bill, which would take effect in 2017, would make it illegal to sell smoke detectors with replaceable batteries or those incapable of powering the device for at least 10 years. Sponsors say it should further reduce fire-related injuries and deaths, noting the ...    Full Story »

Burglar Nabbed in the Jerusalem Home of Rav Amar

Burglar Nabbed in the Jerusalem Home of Rav AmarA 17-year-old Jewish male wearing gloves was nabbed by police as he was burglarizing the Jerusalem apartment of Jerusalem Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar Shlita. Police were called on erev Shabbos to the Ramat Eshkol neighborhood of Yerushalayim where Rav Amar lives. Police saw the bars on a windows were removed and they decided to enter the home via that window. When they entered ...    Full Story »

NY Health Officials Warn Of Mosquito Risk

NY Health Officials Warn Of Mosquito RiskPublic health officials in New York state are reminding residents of the dangers posed by mosquitoes after West Nile Virus was found in two counties. The New York State Department of Health says members of the public can protect themselves by eliminating standing water in their yards. Used tires, pots, clogged gutters, pools and outdoor recycling containers can all serve as mosquito ...    Full Story »

UN Adopts Anti-Israel Protective Edge Report (2 opinions)

UN Adopts Anti-Israel Protective Edge ReportThe United Nations on Friday, 16 Tammuz voted to adopt the United Nations Human Rights Council probe into Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s counter-terrorism military offensive against Hamas in Gaza during the summer of 2014. Forty-one countries voted to accept the report and five abstained; India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Paraguay, Macedonia. There was only one abstention, the United ...    Full Story »

Clinton Reaches Out (and Out and Out!) for 2016 Policy Ideas (1 opinions)

Clinton Reaches Out (and Out and Out!) for 2016 Policy IdeasEarlier this year, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign lost count of its experts. In the months before she began her second run for the White House, Clinton spent hours quizzing economists, lawyers, educators and activists about everything from executive compensation to the latest research on lead paint. By last fall, the number of experts she had interviewed hit two hundred and her ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Serious Crash On Riverside Drive In Woodbourne (Photos By JDN) (1 opinions)

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Serious Crash On Riverside Drive In Woodbourne (Photos By JDN)[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] An early-morning crash in Woodbourne left a man with some serious injuries. At around 4:00AM Sunday morning, emergency personnel were dispatched to Riverside Drive (Prison Road) for reports of a vehicle into a pole. Arriving units found one vehicle involved in a crash with the victim heavily entrapped inside the vehicle. There was a downed utility pole ...    Full Story »

Hundreds of Thousands Brave Tight Security For NYC Fireworks Show

Hundreds of Thousands Brave Tight Security For NYC Fireworks Show[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Hundreds of thousands of people braved tight security along New York City's East River to watch the annual Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display. Minneapolis resident Joe Cunningham said Saturday's fireworks show was "awesome" and lived up to his family's expectations. Cunningham said New York's show will be the benchmark for all other fireworks ...    Full Story »

Chicago Needs your Help

Chicago Needs your Help[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  The Chicago Chesed Fund is unique in that it literally provides an entire gamut of services. Food, housing assistance, clothing, car repairs, medical related expenses, and even school supplies, there is not an aspect of Jewish life ...    Full Story »

A Most Tragic Ending to the 'Ephraim Bracha - Rabbi Pinto' Investigation (7 opinions)

A Most Tragic Ending to the 'Ephraim Bracha - Rabbi Pinto' InvestigationIn a tragic event, former senior Israel Police head of the elite 433 Unit, Israel’s FBI, has taken his own life R”L. Ephraim Bracha, whose name was implicated in the fraud case involving Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, took his own life on motzei Shabbos Parshas Balak. It is reported his wife realized that he got up in the middle of the night and drove away in his vehicle. He was later found ...    Full Story »

Russian Craft Delivers Long-Awaited Cargo To Space Station

Russian Craft Delivers Long-Awaited Cargo To Space StationAn unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, where it was anxiously awaited by the U.S.-Russian crew after the successive failures of two previous supply missions. The Progress M-28M ship, which is carrying 2.5 metric tons of fuel, oxygen, water, food and other supplies, was launched into orbit on Friday from the Baikonur launch pad in ...    Full Story »

Arson Suspected in Ein Yael Forestry Blaze – Train Service Halted [UPDATED 14:08]

Arson Suspected in Ein Yael Forestry Blaze – Train Service Halted [UPDATED 14:08]13:32 IL: Police earlier today, Sunday, 18 Tammuz, announced they suspect the fire still burning out of control in the Ein Yael forestry area is due to arson. Fire planes were brought in as the fire nears the Biblical Zoon. As a result of the blaze approaching the Malcha train station service has been halted to the capital. B”H there are no injuries reported at this time. 13:50: ...    Full Story »

Obama: Freedom Is Paid for by Men and Women of US Military (4 opinions)

Obama: Freedom Is Paid for by Men and Women of US MilitaryPresident Barack Obama says U.S. service members make it possible to enjoy the "greatest blessings" in the greatest country on earth. He says "freedom is not free" but is paid for by all the men and women of the military, including those who blanketed the White House South Lawn for a concert in their honor by Bruno Mars. Obama spoke minutes before the annual Fourth of July ...    Full Story »

Small Group Of Neo-Nazis Rally In London, Outnumbered By Counter-Demonstrators (7 opinions)

Small Group Of Neo-Nazis Rally In London, Outnumbered By Counter-DemonstratorsA small group of neo-Nazis have staged an anti-Semitic rally in London, but were hugely outnumbered by counter-demonstrators. About 20 far-right activists protested in central London against Shomrim, a Jewish neighborhood watch group. They had planned to rally in north London's Golders Green area, home to a large Jewish community, but police decided to move them because of the ...    Full Story »

Bush Says He Takes Trump's Immigration Remarks Personally (11 opinions)

Bush Says He Takes Trump's Immigration Remarks PersonallyRepublican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican thought. After a Fourth of July parade in Merrimack, New Hampshire, Bush called Trump's remarks "extraordinarily ugly." Bush's wife was born in Mexico, and when he was asked if he ...    Full Story »

Government Faces Burden In Proving Airlines Worked Together (1 opinions)

Government Faces Burden In Proving Airlines Worked TogetherAs the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. Airlines routinely increase flights based on demand. A particularly cold winter in the Northeast, for instance, might merit more flights to the Caribbean. ...    Full Story »

Egypt Foiled ISIS 'State' In Sinai, President Says (1 opinions)

Egypt Foiled ISIS 'State' In Sinai, President SaysPresident Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, said Saturday that Egypt had foiled an attempt by the Islamic State group to seize territory and set up an extremist state with its recent assault on the military in the troubled northeastern part of the Sinai Peninsula. In combat fatigues he had said he hung up for good when he ran for ...    Full Story »

Draft Accords Of Sanctions Relief At Iran Nuke Talks In Hand

Draft Accords Of Sanctions Relief At Iran Nuke Talks In HandWorld powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program, advancing on one of the most contentious issues at their negotiations, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday. Written by technical experts, the document still must be approved by senior officials of the ...    Full Story »

McCain: US Must Reassess Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal

McCain: US Must Reassess Afghanistan Troop WithdrawalThe ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration's current plan to drawdown U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the country's capital. The Republican told reporters that Afghan national forces are fighting bravely, but suffering heavy losses in the field. American and international troops have already ...    Full Story »

Utility Drones Could Inspect Equipment, Scan For Outages

Utility Drones Could Inspect Equipment, Scan For OutagesWhen tornadoes and hurricanes topple power lines in the future, flying drones might be the first to pinpoint the damage. Power companies across the United States are testing whether small drones can spot trouble on transmission lines or inspect equipment deep inside hard-to-reach power plant boilers. That's just for starters. Researchers and industry executives predict the drones ...    Full Story »

Israel: EMS Responder Involved in a Serious MVA (2 opinions)

Israel: EMS Responder Involved in a Serious MVAAn EMS responder in Israel heading to a call on Thursday night the eve of 16 Tammuz was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident. The responder, who was using lights and sirens, ran a red light and was struck by a vehicle traveling 100 KPH (60 MPH) on a green light. The small vehicle of the EMS responder was thrown to the other side of the road as the driver’s air bag ...    Full Story »

Rockets Fired Earlier on Erev Shabbos Were Likely Launched from Sinai

Rockets Fired Earlier on Erev Shabbos Were Likely Launched from SinaiSecurity officials believe the rocket launch earlier on erev Shabbos 16 Tammuz that set off sirens in the Eshkol Regional Council of southern Israel was from Sinai, not Gaza. Based on the reports of citizens seeing a rocket “flying over from Egypt” and other information gathered, it does appear the rocket originated in Sinai, not Gaza. The system monitoring incoming rockets ...    Full Story »

Hamas Distances Itself from ISIS Operations in Sinai (3 opinions)

Hamas Distances Itself from ISIS Operations in SinaiHamas spokesman Sami Abu-Dahari in an interview with a French news agency on Friday 16 Tammuz denies reports tying it to ISIS or any other Islamic organization operating in Sinai in any way. He adds that ISIS is acting foolishly and while Hamas is taking steps to improve the border situation and it plans to stand to protect the security of Egypt, clearly distancing the terrorist ...    Full Story »
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Magen David Adom Israel Trains 24 French Physicians to Join its International Emergency Response Team

Magen David Adom Israel Trains 24 French Physicians to Join its International Emergency Response TeamMagen David Adom’s International Emergency Unit is currently made up of 80 physicians from around the world. These doctors have committed to come to Israel in the event of a major disaster chas v’sholom, such as a large earthquake. Upon arriving in Israel they would team up with MDA teams working around the country. This past week 24 doctors arrived in Israel from France to be ...    Full Story »

Ex-NY Speaker Silver Balks At Reporting Income, Cites Federal Probe (2 opinions)

Ex-NY Speaker Silver Balks At Reporting Income, Cites Federal ProbeFormer New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is declining to report his outside income on a state disclosure form, citing federal charges that he collected nearly $4 million in kickbacks. The Manhattan Democrat wrote on the disclosure forms that it would be "inappropriate" to detail his legal work or his non-governmental income in light of the charges. Silver says he will be ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu And President Rivlin on the Passing of Nicholas Winton Who Saved 65- Jewish Children In The Holocaust

PM Netanyahu And President Rivlin on the Passing of Nicholas Winton Who Saved 65- Jewish Children In The HolocaustMuch has been written this week following the passing of Sir Nicholas Winton, who is referred to by many as “Britain’s Schindler”. It has been learned that Winton personally saved 669 children from death during the ...    Full Story »

Could Searchers' Sonars Have Missed Wreckage Of Flight 370?

Could Searchers' Sonars Have Missed Wreckage Of Flight 370?Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether crews may have passed over the sunken wreckage without even noticing. Such carping in a small, fiercely competitive and highly specialized industry isn't unusual — and some of the strongest ...    Full Story »

Attacks Continue Against the Jerusalem Light Rail (2 opinions)

Attacks Continue Against the Jerusalem Light RailAttacks against the Jerusalem light rail continue. There were at least four rock-throwing attacks on Thursday evening. B’chasdei Hashem, despite at least eight smashed windows, there were no injuries. The attacks occur when the light rail passes through Beit Haninah, a predominately Arab neighborhood of the capital. On Thursday evening 15 Tammuz, when some of the attacks occurred, ...    Full Story »

Hilchos Shabbos Initiative Started In Zechus of 18-Year-Old Girl In Coma

Hilchos Shabbos Initiative Started In Zechus of 18-Year-Old Girl In Coma As a Zechus for a complete and speedy recovery for Chaya Malka bas Bas-Sheva, and 18 year old girl who fell into a coma, please join thousands of families in an innovative learning program. Each week receive a few practical and relevant Hilchos Shabbos you may not have been aware of . Learning the page at the Shabbos table is a perfect opportunity to increase awareness regarding ...    Full Story »

Sadigura Rebbe's Conditions for Using a Smart Phone (5 opinions)

Sadigura Rebbe's Conditions for Using a Smart PhoneThe Sadigura Rebbe Shlita has announced a new regulations that permits using a blocked smartphone with certain conditions. The rebbe’s announcement follows a meeting this week of the Agudas Yisrael Torah Council, which he is ...    Full Story »

Kosel Rav: Everything Possible Must be Done to Keep Jews Off of Har Habayis (2 opinions)

Kosel Rav: Everything Possible Must be Done to Keep Jews Off of Har HabayisRav of the Kosel and holy sites, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, spoke with the dati leumi Kippa website, discussing a number of issues including visits to Har Habayis. The interview was conducted on Wednesday, 15 Tammuz, ahead of the fast day 17 Tammuz which is observed on Sunday this year. Following are portions of the rav’s interview. The rav speaks of the siege on the holy city, which ...    Full Story »

NYPD Beefs Up Security For July 4th Weekend

NYPD Beefs Up Security For July 4th WeekendThe Police Department is stepping up security throughout New York City for the July 4th weekend. NYPD officials said Friday that they have not identified any specific terror plots against the city. But they have been warning New Yorkers about the persistent potential for "lone wolf" attacks. The department plans to assign 7,000 officers to protect large crowds expected for the ...    Full Story »

US Airline Probe Would Need Proof Beyond Business As Usual

US Airline Probe Would Need Proof Beyond Business As UsualAs the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other. Airlines routinely increase flights based on demand. A particularly cold winter in the Northeast, for instance, might merit more flights to the Caribbean. ...    Full Story »

Erev Shabbos Afternoon News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

Erev Shabbos Afternoon News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael· The PA (Palestinian Authority) announces it arrested 108 Hamas members and commanders. · Rock-throwing attacks from Luban a-Sharqiya in Shomron, north of Yishuv Eli on Route 60. · Dozens of PA residents involved in rock-throwing and violence in Kfar Kadum in Shomron. They also threw rocks at soldiers monitoring a nearby lookout. · TATZPIT: Arabs threw rockets at motorists ...    Full Story »

Minister Azoulai Does Not Feel Rabbonim Have to Account for Their Time (3 opinions)

Minister Azoulai Does Not Feel Rabbonim Have to Account for Their TimeIn the former 19th Knesset, Minister of Religious Services (Bayit Yehudi) Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan changed regulations to demand additional accountability from civil service rabbonim, seeking to create a system to ensure the rabbonim do their jobs and account for their time. Many of the rabbonim rejected his overture, explaining “Rabbonim are not clerks”. There were a number of protests ...    Full Story »

UN Nuke Agency Chief Says 'More Work' Needed On Iran Probe

UN Nuke Agency Chief Says 'More Work' Needed On Iran ProbeHopes dimmed Friday of Iran fulfilling a key U.S. demand at nuclear talks by cooperating with a probe of allegations that it secretly worked on nuclear arms. Yukiya Amano, head of the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency, said his meetings with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani resulted in a "better understanding on some ways forward," but "more work will be needed." The ...    Full Story »

IDF Orders the Closure of Route 12 Following ISIS Attacks in Sinai

IDF Orders the Closure of Route 12 Following ISIS Attacks in SinaiDue to the situation in Sinai between ISIS and Egyptian military forces, and fears of a possible spill over into areas of southern Israel, the IDF on Friday morning 16 Tammuz at 05:00 closed route 12 to all non-military vehicular traffic. He decision to close the route near Eilat was made following high-level consultations among security officials. It is added the closure is ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Motorcycle Slams Into Minivan In Woodbourne On Route 52 (5 opinions)

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Motorcycle Slams Into Minivan In Woodbourne On Route 52 [VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A man driving a motorcycle slammed into a minivan in Woodbourne, Friday morning. The crash happened on Route 52 near Firehouse Road at around 11:00AM. As can be seen in the attached photos, the driver of the motorcycle appears to have driven at full speed directly into the back of a minivan. Miraculously, he is reportedly in stable ...    Full Story »

WikiLeaks' Assange Seeks Asylum In France; President Says No

WikiLeaks' Assange Seeks Asylum In France; President Says NoWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has failed in a bid to win asylum in France. Assange wrote a letter to French President Francois Hollande published in Le Monde on Friday, appealing to France's history as a beacon for the repressed. He noted that WikiLeaks recently revealed that the U.S. National Security Agency spied on Hollande and his two predecessors and leading French ...    Full Story »


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