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Kansas: Suspect Declared 'Heil Hitler!' After Jewish Site Shootings

Kansas: Suspect Declared 'Heil Hitler!' After Jewish Site Shootings
A man accused of fatally shooting three people at Jewish sites in Kansas declared "Heil Hitler!" and asked how many Jews he had killed after the attacks, a police officer who was at the scene testified Monday. Frazier Glenn Miller, 74, is charged with capital murder in the April 13, 2014, shootings at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas, and at a nearby Jewish retirement home. None of the victims was Jewish. Overland Park police Sgt. Marty C. Ingram testified Monday at a preliminary hearing to ...

Obama: 'Now Is the Moment' for Police to Make Changes

Obama: 'Now Is the Moment' for Police to Make ChangesPresident Barack Obama says now is the moment for police to make changes that build trust in minority communities. The president on Monday announced findings of a policing task force he appointed in response to the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Obama says the shooting in Ferguson and another in New York City exposed ...    Full Story »

Bostoner Rebbe Yerushalayim on the Upcoming Elections

Bostoner Rebbe Yerushalayim on the Upcoming ElectionsMany mispallalim and chassidim are turning to the Bostoner Rebbe of Yerushalayim Shlita seeking guidance regarding the upcoming elections for 20th Knesset. The rebbe was escorted by Yachad party leader Eli Yishai to meet with HaGaon HaRav Meir Mazuz Shlita in the rav’s home. The rebbe’s position is clear, that first and foremost, all eligible voters must get out and vote on ...    Full Story »

US Official: US-Israel Ties Should Never Be 'Politicized'

US Official: US-Israel Ties Should Never Be 'Politicized'A top Obama administration official declared Monday that the relationship between the United States and Israel “should never be politicized,” while defending President Barack Obama’s high-stakes bid for a nuclear deal with Iran. U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power’s address came amid heightened tensions between the long-time allies, sparked by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ...    Full Story »

Hikind Appeals To Democratic Congressional Reps To Reconsider Boycott Of Netanyahu Address

Hikind Appeals To Democratic Congressional Reps To Reconsider Boycott Of Netanyahu AddressNY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is appealing to fellow Democrats not to turn their backs on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is scheduled to address Congress tomorrow. In an impassioned appeal to each individual Democrat who has publicly stated his or her intentions not to attend Netanyahu’s address, Hikind is urging the lawmakers to remember that it is Iran, ...    Full Story »

Rav Amar Remains with R' Ovadia’s Psak Halacha Regarding Purim in Ramot (5 opinions)

Rav Amar Remains with R' Ovadia’s Psak Halacha Regarding Purim in RamotDays after Rishon L’Tzion HaGaon HaRav Yitzchak Yosef Shlita announced his ruling regarding the observance of Purim for residents of Ramot, Jerusalem Chief Sephardi Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar Shlita released his ...    Full Story »

Hakaras HaTov After 75 Years: Emotional Gathering At The Mirrer Yeshiva With Mr. Nobuki Sugihara, Japanese Hero (2 opinions)

Hakaras HaTov After 75 Years: Emotional Gathering At The Mirrer Yeshiva With Mr. Nobuki Sugihara, Japanese HeroA special gathering was held in the Mirrer Yeshiva of Brooklyn to express hakaras hatov to Mr. Nobuki Sugihara, the son of Mr. Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese Ambassador at the onset of WW II who was instrumental in saving the Mirrer Yeshiva during the Holocaust. In order to appreciate this meeting, we must go back in time and review some historical information. As is well known, the ...    Full Story »

Halachic Analysis: Stout Beer and Six Hours (5 opinions)

Halachic Analysis: Stout Beer and Six Hours[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] There is beer – and there is stout beer. Stout beer is darker beer than the regular beer generally served at Shalom Zachars. It is made with roasted malts or roasted barley. Stout beer is a lesson in contrasts. The rough tastes of the roasted grains are tempered by the sweetness of an added sugar – lactose. Lactose is a sugar that doesn’t ferment. It ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: UN Secretary General Message to CTeen-Convention Concludes in Brooklyn

VIDEO: UN Secretary General Message to CTeen-Convention Concludes in Brooklyn[VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] March 1st, over 1500 Jewish teens attended CTeen’s international convention in Brooklyn N.Y. The conference brought together teens from Brazil, Hong Kong, France, England, Australia, Israel, Canada, Germany, Singapore and the US, their staff, Rabbis, political leaders and guest educators for an important weekend of teen engagement. UN ...    Full Story »

Ice Slows Business, Traffic On Northeast Waterways

Ice Slows Business, Traffic On Northeast WaterwaysWaterways around the Northeast are beset by ice more than a foot thick in some places. The thick ice is making life miserable for those who make their living on the water or commute via boat. Frigid temperatures froze more than 10 lobster fishing boats off of Portland in February. National Weather Service records that go back to 1940 say Maine's largest city set a record for the ...    Full Story »

Israelis Indicted for Assisting Hamas to Rebuild Terror Tunnels (4 opinions)

Israelis Indicted for Assisting Hamas to Rebuild Terror TunnelsGAG ORDER LIFTED: The Israel Security Agency (ISA), Israel Police, Israel Tax Authority and the State Attorney's Office, assisted by the Defense Ministry, the IDF and the Justice Ministry, have recently uncovered an efficient network operated by Hamas to acquire and smuggle materials used for strengthening the organization's military infrastructure in Gaza. Three Israelis have been ...    Full Story »

Special Needs Trusts: Planning for the Disabled

Special Needs Trusts: Planning for the DisabledParents of individuals who are disabled are always looking to build financial security for their disabled children. They want to ensure that their loved ones with “special needs” will enjoy a rewarding lifestyle that includes the “extras” in life. However, special care must be taken in providing for the well-being of children with “special needs.” Eligibility for various ...    Full Story »

Elad Child Injured by Fireworks Ahead of Purim

Elad Child Injured by Fireworks Ahead of PurimThe warnings are heard annually but unfortunately, too many do no comprehend the dangers associated with fireworks, especially children and for some, fireworks have become a part of their Purim celebration. Ichud Hatzalah on Sunday, 10 Adar reported a 5-year-old boy in Elad sustained a facial injury after fireworks were hurled in his direction on Yosef Caro Street in Elad. The child ...    Full Story »

Israel: Meat Delivery Arrives with a Swastika on a Package (2 opinions)

Israel: Meat Delivery Arrives with a Swastika on a PackageA kibbutz in Israel received a regular meat delivery, meat with kashrus certification from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, meat that originates in Brazil. The kitchen staff was shocked that when they opened a sealed carton one of the packages inside had a swastika painted on it in blue, apparently affixed to the bag in S. America. It is added that it is equally shocking that none of the ...    Full Story »

Man Attacked & Injured Near Rishon L'Tzion Chabad House (1 opinions)

Man Attacked & Injured Near Rishon L'Tzion Chabad HouseEldar Hughes, a 31-year-old Kfar Saba resident told police he was attacked near the city’s Chabad house on Friday night 8 Adar. The victim was returning from seudas Shabbos at the home of the Chabad shaliach when a vehicle passed and stopped. There were five Arabs inside according to his report and one began attacking him with a broken bottle, leading to a large cut to the side of his ...    Full Story »

'Egged Transport' Drivers Strike on Monday (1 opinions)

'Egged Transport' Drivers Strike on MondayEgged Transport union leaders announced that they will be launching a strike on Monday, 11 Adar. Drivers will permit riders on buses without charging them from 05:30-14:30. The strike appears to surround labor allegations that management is unwilling to take worker demands serious regarding contract negotiations. Free rides will be given in a number of cities including Ashdod, ...    Full Story »

Galant: PM’s Congressional Address a Definite Loss for Israel (2 opinions)

Galant: PM’s Congressional Address a Definite Loss for IsraelSpeaking on the Channel 2 “Meet the Press” program on motzei Shabbos Parshas Tetzaveh, Kulanu party candidate Yoav Galant commented on a number of issues including Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Congressional address scheduled for this week. Galant, a retired IDF major-general who also served as military secretary for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, explained his experience ...    Full Story »

GOP Senators Pledge Help If Court Bars Health Law Subsidies

GOP Senators Pledge Help If Court Bars Health Law SubsidiesThree leading Republican senators are promising to help millions of people who may lose federal health insurance subsidies if the Supreme Court invalidates a pillar of President Barack Obama's health care law. But in a Washington Post opinion article posted online late Sunday, GOP Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, John Barrasso of Wyoming and Orrin Hatch of Utah provide no detail ...    Full Story »

35,000 People Took Part in the Tel Aviv Marathon

35,000 People Took Part in the Tel Aviv MarathonTel Aviv celebrates a new record broken on Friday morning 8 Adar in the Nonstop City by William Prono Yegon from Kenya who completed the full marathon in just 2:10:29 hours. The phenomenal success at Tel Aviv Marathon 2015 took place on the morning of February 27th, with 35,000 runners from Israel and around the world participating in the country’s biggest international sports ...    Full Story »

New Plane Tracking To Be Tested After Malaysia Jet Mystery

New Plane Tracking To Be Tested After Malaysia Jet MysteryAustralia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday. The announcement comes one week ahead of the anniversary of the disappearance of Flight 370, which vanished last year during a flight ...    Full Story »

Kerry Tries To Dampen Fuss Over Israeli PM's Speech (1 opinions)

Kerry Tries To Dampen Fuss Over Israeli PM's SpeechSecretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal. On a mission to warn of the dangers of a nuclear-armed Iran, the prime minister ...    Full Story »

Moses: Where Will the Government Place 100,000 Chareidim in Prison (3 opinions)

Moses: Where Will the Government Place 100,000 Chareidim in PrisonMK (Yahadut Hatorah) asks Yair Lapid and his colleagues where they plan to imprison 100,000 chareidim. Moses explained to Knesset that when the rabbonim give the word, the entire chareidi tzibur will head to prison in defiance of his new chareidi draft law for he and others will not compel chareidim to serve against their will and the will of the rabbonim shlita. Moses then directs ...    Full Story »

Under The Chupah, You Entered Your Home. Were You Given The Tools To Make It A Peaceful And Lasting One?

Under The Chupah, You Entered Your Home. Were You Given The Tools To Make It A Peaceful And Lasting One? [COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  It's Good to Know introduces the Sholom Bayis course with Rabbi Manis Friedman with commentary by Rabbi Shais Taub! Rabbi Manis Friedman and Rabbi Shais Taub have teamed up to explore a refreshing and extremely human view of your role as the Mentch in your home. Rabbi Friedman will ...    Full Story »

Likud Campaign Turns Against Shas (4 opinions)

Likud Campaign Turns Against ShasThe Likud party campaign has taken a new turn, slamming the Shas party in its election posters. A new posted that is circulating that say “Aryeh Deri is a leftist”, trying to pull right-wing Shas voters over to Likud on Election Day. With Election Day closing in, more attention is focusing on the chareidi vote with polls showing an unprecedented number of chareidi voters who ...    Full Story »

300 IDF Soldiers Officially Declared 'Disabled' Following Operation Protective Edge (2 opinions)

300 IDF Soldiers Officially Declared 'Disabled' Following Operation Protective EdgeOver five months after the completion of the IDF military offensive against Hamas in Gaza known as Operation Protective Edge, the IDF and Defense Ministry have recognized 300 soldiers who took part in the operation as “disabled”. This includes reservists, standing army and career personnel. According to the information released, nine of the soldiers were classified as 100% ...    Full Story »
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Chabad Shaliach in Hebron Threatened by a Hamas Terrorist (3 opinions)

Chabad Shaliach in Hebron Threatened by a Hamas TerroristA Hebron Chabad shaliach, Rav Yitzchak Neimark, was threatened by a Hamas terrorist that lives in an Arab area of the city via a social network post against him. A photo shows the shaliach shopping for a farbregen on Simchas Torah. The Hamas activist drew an “X” across the shaliach’s face in addition to the caption “soon to be dead”. The rav told Chabad online “I ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Rav Rabinowitz: It's Is Impressive to See How the Chareidim Respond to Blood Drive (2 opinions)

PHOTOS: Rav Rabinowitz: It's Is Impressive to See How the Chareidim Respond to Blood Drive“It is very exciting to see the mass mobilization of the general public in order to save lives just be giving blood” stated the Rav of the Kosel and Holy Sites Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz as he visited a Lev Malka organization blood drive hosted in the Mizrachi-Tefachot Bank branch in the Geula neighborhood of Yerushalayim. Hundreds of persons came to donate a unit of blood in response ...    Full Story »

Gaza Fears Isolation as Egypt Calls Hamas 'Terrorist' Group

Gaza Fears Isolation as Egypt Calls Hamas 'Terrorist' GroupGaza residents said Sunday they fear growing isolation and more hardships after an Egyptian court declared the territory's ruling Hamas a terrorist organization. Some blamed the Islamic terror Hamas while others said Egypt is being unreasonable. Hamas called for protests against the Egyptian government and issued angry statements, but did not offer a way out of the crisis. Salah ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu: A Jew Mustn't Be Imprisoned for Limud Torah (4 opinions)

PM Netanyahu: A Jew Mustn't Be Imprisoned for Limud TorahPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu over the weekend addressed the makeup of a new coalition that he will form if selected to do so. He told Kol Chai Radio that there is no chance of him forming a coalition that includes Yitzchak Herzog and Tzipi Livni. “We are not certain we will form the next coalition. This will depend on the size of Likud [following elections]”. The prime ...    Full Story »

No Clear Signs of Deal to Fund Homeland Security Department

No Clear Signs of Deal to Fund Homeland Security DepartmentThe next deadline to avoid a Homeland Security Department shutdown is days away, with no clear sign a deal is close at hand. House Speaker John Boehner and his lieutenants, stung by a conservative rebellion last week, pressed ahead Sunday with a strategy based on opening formal negotiations with the Senate on a compromise. That's been a nonstarter for Senate Democrats, the ...    Full Story »

Chabad Planning Massive Tefillin Campaign for Election Day (3 opinions)

Chabad Planning Massive Tefillin Campaign for Election DayWhile the nation prepares for elections for 20th Knesset, Tzieri Chabad in Eretz Yisrael is planning in a different sense, with a major nationwide tefillin campaign. “Chabad is going to the polls” the advertisements read, but they don't mention a political party, but instead send a message to shluchim and chassidim nationwide, to use the voting day to put tefillin on men heading to ...    Full Story »

Brrr! February Brought Record Cold, Snow to Northeast (2 opinions)

Brrr! February Brought Record Cold, Snow to NortheastFebruary 2015 was one for the record books in the Northeast — the coldest month ever for four cities in New York and the snowiest ever for Boston. The Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University says the New York cities of Buffalo, Syracuse, Binghamton and Ithaca shivered through their coldest months ever. The average temperature was 10.9 degrees in Buffalo, beating ...    Full Story »

Sephardic Rov Says Maran HaRav Ovadia Instructed Yishai to Launch a New Party (6 opinions)

Sephardic Rov Says Maran HaRav Ovadia Instructed Yishai to Launch a New PartyHaRav Yoram Abarjil reports that Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L did indeed request that Eli Yishai launch a new political party. During a Yachad election kenos on Thursday, 7 Adar in Kiryat Shmuel, Rav Abarjil was present along with HaGaon HaRav Meir Mazuz Shlita and other prominent rabbonim. Rav Mazuz explained that “the reason we asked Rav Eliyahu Yishai to continue ...    Full Story »

Hikind: Where In The World Is Hillary Clinton? (6 opinions)

Hikind: Where In The World Is Hillary Clinton? NY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is wondering why former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has not taken a position on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s scheduled address before Congress. Hikind, who has been very vocal about fellow Democrats stating they will boycott Netanyahu’s address, called on Clinton today to declare her position. “I’m baffled,” said ...    Full Story »

Schumer Backs Terror Watch List Exclusion For Gun Buys

Schumer Backs Terror Watch List Exclusion For Gun BuysU.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for passage of legislation prohibiting individuals on the U.S. terrorist watch list from buying guns. Schumer noted the arrests this week of three Brooklyn men on charges they conspired to join ISIS in Syria or carry out attacks at home. If they were on the terrorist watch list, the bill Schumer's backing would have prohibited them from buying ...    Full Story »

Tel Aviv Shul Targeted by Vandals R"L

Tel Aviv Shul Targeted by Vandals RVandals on erev Shabbos 8 Adar broke into the Yeshivas Netivot Yitzchak in Tel Aviv, stole a Sefer Torah and Judaica and significantly damaged the shul. The yeshiva is under the leadership of Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi HaGaon HaRav Yisrael Meir Lau Shlita. Police indicate it appears the break-in occurred at 12:30PM on Friday afternoon and the vandals succeeded in breaking into the Aron ...    Full Story »

NYC Could See Up To 2 Inches Of Snow By Sunday Evening (1 opinions)

NYC Could See Up To 2 Inches Of Snow By Sunday EveningThe New York City has issued a snow alert and travel advisory for Sunday and Monday morning. Light snow is expected to begin falling around noon Sunday. Up to 2 inches could fall by evening. The National Weather Service says the snow will mix with or change to freezing rain Sunday evening. The ice and snow is expected to taper off before the Monday morning commute. But commuters ...    Full Story »

Satmar Planning a Protest Against PM Netanyahu's Congressional Address (49 opinions)

Satmar Planning a Protest Against PM Netanyahu's Congressional AddressAs Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu plans to address the US Congress, Satmar Chassidim are planning a major protest to coincide with that address. The Satmar Rebbe of Williamsburg Shlita is planning a major protest against the prime minister and his address. The rebbe calls for a meting of rabbonim to address the worrisome matter, as he feels the prime minister is acting ...    Full Story »

Summer Tour with Rabbi Yissocher Frand: Amsterdam, Alsace, Strasbourg, Michelstadt & more!

Summer Tour with Rabbi Yissocher Frand: Amsterdam, Alsace, Strasbourg, Michelstadt & more![COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Announcing registration now opened for the Nesivos / Jewish Legacy Tours  - Summer Tour 2015 – Jewels of Jewish Europe – August 3-10, 2015! This summer treat yourself to the ultimate summer tour and vacation; Amsterdam, Alsace, Strasbourg, Michelstadt, Antwerp, Frankfurt am Main, Worms, Mainz & more! Explore the the enchanting villages, historical ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Yachad Party Candidate Baruch Marzel Attempts To Enter Store In Hebron, Results In Brawl (13 opinions)

Yachad party candidate Baruch Marzel, accompanied by attorney Itamar Ben-Givir (wearing the white shirt & yarmulke) visit the PA (Palestinian Authority) of Hebron and attempt to enter a store.

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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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