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Employees of Water Union to be Served Treif at Organization Event

Employees of Water Union to be Served Treif at Organization Event
Labor union officials of the nation’s water authorities are planning an outing in the Golan Heights for union members nationwide. The venue for lunch for the outing is a treif restaurant. Frum employees are instructed to bring food from home amid a promise they will be reimbursed for the meal that they are missing. Attorney Aviad HaCohen has sent a letter to Mr. Erez Weissman, the CEO of the labor union, expressing his surprise and suggesting that employees should be taken to a kosher restaurant, pointing out that taking the employees to ...

JetBlue and EL AL Israel Airlines Announce Plans to Codeshare

JetBlue and EL AL Israel Airlines Announce Plans to CodeshareJetBlue and El Al Israel Airlines plan to expand their partnership, allowing El Al sell seats on some JetBlue flights to and from the New York area. The companies said Monday that they have filed a request with the U.S. Department of Transportation for so-called code-sharing and are awaiting government approval. If approved, El Al plans to put its “LY” code on certain ...    Full Story »

Israel To Encourage Online Trade Initiatives In S. Israel

Israel To Encourage Online Trade Initiatives In S. IsraelThe government will help set up platforms for E-commerce to benefit small and medium businesses – in the next few days the Digital Israel project in the Prime Minister’s Office and the Israel Small and Medium Enterprises Authority will launch a program for promoting E-commerce and internet marketing among the small and medium businesses. Through the program, an aid package will ...    Full Story »

Serious Security Breach: White House Intruder Gets Far Past Front Door

Serious Security Breach: White House Intruder Gets Far Past Front DoorThe intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled agency assigned to protect the president's life. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said Monday night that whistleblowers told ...    Full Story »

Iran’s New 'Ya Ali' Longer-Range Missile

Iran’s New 'Ya Ali' Longer-Range MissileIran continues to develop its weapons systems as it strives to create new facts on the ground by increasing its military capabilities. According to a Fars News Agency report, Tehran’s latest addition to its arsenal is the “Ya Ali” missile which can be fired as a surface to air missile or from fighter planes in flight. The Ya Ali has a maximum range of 700km (435 ...    Full Story »

Bill Gates Ranked Richest American by Forbes

Bill Gates Ranked Richest American by ForbesMicrosoft co-founder Bill Gates topped Forbes' latest list of the 400 richest Americans for the 21st straight year. The list, released on Monday, was largely unchanged for 2014 and showed the rich getting richer. The combined wealth of those on the list rose 13 percent to $2.29 trillion, helped by a stronger U.S. stock market. Gates' net worth totaled $81 billion, up $9 billion ...    Full Story »

Rain Reported In Haifa As The 'Yoreh' Arrived Sunday Morning

Rain Reported In Haifa As The 'Yoreh' Arrived Sunday MorningThe first rain of the season arrived in the Haifa area on Sunday morning 4 Tishrei. Two millimeters of rainfall were recorded in the Carmel area communities with over four millimeters reported in the Western Galil region. Police called on motorists to exercise caution as the roadways become very slick with the first rain following months of dry weather and the buildup of dirt on the ...    Full Story »

Obama Efforts To Oust Assad Pushed To Back Burner

Obama Efforts To Oust Assad Pushed To Back BurnerBy President Barack Obama's own admission, U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have been pushed to the back burner by a bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that could ultimately help him stay in power. "There's a more immediate concern that has to be dealt with," Obama said of Assad in a broadcast interview that aired Sunday. While the White House ...    Full Story »

Many Have Undertaken to Light Candles Early to Assist Sick Children R"L

Many Have Undertaken to Light Candles Early to Assist Sick Children RThe response to the pre-Rosh Hashanah call to light Shabbos and Yomtov candles early has been a positive one. The Lev Malka organization launched the campaign under the banner כל ישראל ערבים זה לזה, asking all women to light candles 15 minutes before the official time in the merit of a child fighting cancer R”L. (Anyone wishing the name of this and other ill ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn: NYPD Shoots & Kills Two People - 1 Who Was In Middle Of Stabbing Someone - On Ocean Parkway And Foster Ave

Brooklyn: NYPD Shoots & Kills Two People - 1 Who Was In Middle Of Stabbing Someone - On Ocean Parkway And Foster AveThe NYPD shot and killed two people on Ocean Parkway just before 8:00PM, Monday evening. Although details are still developing, sources tell YWN that police received calls for a man holding a knife and trying to kill his girlfriend in an apartment located at 820 Ocean Parkway and Foster Avenue. Police arrived on the scene and allegedly found the suspect stabbing his girlfriend, while ...    Full Story »

Leader Of European Jewish Group Slams Assault On Shechita By Flemish Minister, Calls It 'Key Tool For Anti-Semites'

Leader Of European Jewish Group Slams Assault On Shechita By Flemish Minister, Calls It 'Key Tool For Anti-Semites'The Director General of the European Jewish Association (EJA) Rabbi Menachem Margolin expressed concern at plans by a minister of the Flemish government to implement a total ban on the practice of Jewish ritual slaughter, insisting such a move “is against freedom of religion”. Rabbi Margolin spoke out Monday, after Flemish Minister for Animal Welfare Ben Weyts told Belgian ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: NYPD Arrests Man Wearing 'Mercy For Animals' Shirt After Stealing Chickens From Kapparos Center in Boro Park (1 opinions)

PHOTOS: NYPD Arrests Man Wearing 'Mercy For Animals' Shirt After Stealing Chickens From Kapparos Center in Boro Park[PHOTOS BY JDN IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A New Jersey man was arrested by the NYPD after he stole chickens from a Boro park Kapparos Center. SOurces tell YWN that Hesa Tushar (39) of New Jersey was arrested on Sunday with the assistance of the Boro Park Shomrim. Tushar - who was wearing a shirt which said “Mercy For Animals” on the front, suddenly arrived at the ...    Full Story »

Israeli Arab Teachers Arrested For Expressing Support For ISIS

Israeli Arab Teachers Arrested For Expressing Support For ISISPolice on Monday, 5 Tishrei, arrived at the home of an Israeli Arab teacher, a 24-year-old male who has expressed his support for ISIS. Police report finding jihad books in his home along with an ISIS flag and media information backing ISIS’ terrorist activities. He explained to police that he purchased the materials while visiting Jordan to further his studies. Just last week a ...    Full Story »

Record Breaking Day at Ben-Gurion International Airport

Record Breaking Day at Ben-Gurion International AirportSunday 4 Tishrei 5775 was a record breaker at Ben-Gurion International Airport with 531 takeoffs and landings. 70,000 travelers passed through the airport including many returning to Israel from Uman. Officials add more people traveled this year for Rosh Hashanah because many were compelled to skip vacation this summer due to Operation Protective Edge. Traffic increased during the ...    Full Story »

NYPD Chokehold Death Goes To Grand Jury

NYPD Chokehold Death Goes To Grand JuryA grand jury has begun deciding whether there should be criminal charges in the case of an unarmed man who died after being put in a chokehold by New York City police. Police union officials said the grand jury began hearing evidence Monday in the death of 43-year-old Eric Garner. The proceedings come five weeks after the medical examiner found that a banned chokehold used by ...    Full Story »

Chief Rabbi Of Ohr Yehuda Arrested At Chacham Ovadia Yartzheit Event (1 opinions)

Chief Rabbi Of Ohr Yehuda Arrested At Chacham Ovadia Yartzheit EventThe Jerusalem Payis Arena was filled to capacity for the first yahrzeit memorial for Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L. As a result of the crowd there were reports of commotion at the gates since not everyone was permitted inside. In one incident, Chief Rabbi of Ohr Yehuda HaGaon HaRav Tzion Cohen Shlita was arrested for assaulting a policeman. He was taken to the Moriah Police ...    Full Story »

Syrian Foreign Minister Says Syria Is 'OK' With US Airstrikes

Syrian Foreign Minister Says Syria Is 'OK' With US AirstrikesSyria's foreign minister said Monday that his government is satisfied with the U.S.-led bombing campaign against the Islamic State group, adding that the airstrikes should be expanded to include all other militant groups in Syria. In an interview with The Associated Press, Walid al-Moallem said the fight against terrorism has aligned Damascus with Western and Arab opponents in ...    Full Story »

FM Lieberman Meets with Colleagues in New York

FM Lieberman Meets with Colleagues in New YorkForeign Minister Avigdor Lieberman met on Sunday 4 Tishrei in New York with the foreign ministers of Canada, the Czech Republic, Greece, Austria and Rwanda. FM Lieberman thanked his five colleagues for their countries' vote last week against the anti-Israeli resolution at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). FM Lieberman discussed with his colleagues the strengthening of ...    Full Story »

NYC Mayor Ducks Dead Groundhog Questions (5 opinions)

NYC Mayor Ducks Dead Groundhog QuestionsMayor Bill de Blasio is declining to discuss the groundhog that died a week after slipping from his grasp. The Staten Island Zoo confirmed last week that the rodent died seven days after this year's Groundhog Day ceremony. Staten Island Chuck fell several feet from de Blasio's hands. The zoo said there is no evidence the fall led to the animal's death. The zoo said Chuck was ...    Full Story »

Armed Arab Terrorist Apprehended in Gaza Border Area

Armed Arab Terrorist Apprehended in Gaza Border AreaAn alert was announced along the Gaza border on Sunday 4 Tishrei after evidence of a possible terrorist infiltration was detected. After two hours of combing the area soldiers apprehended an armed Gazan youth who was carrying a knife and a sharp pointed instrument. The suspect was found by the security officer of one of the Gaza border communities who told the media that it was a ...    Full Story »

Israel Says Palestinian Leader Doesn't Want Peace (1 opinions)

Israel Says Palestinian Leader Doesn't Want PeaceIsrael’s foreign minister said Monday it’s clear that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has no intention of making peace with Israel, calling his speech to world leaders last week “a message of hatred and incitement.” Avigdor Lieberman also questioned Abbas’ legitimacy to speak on behalf of the Palestinian people, saying he doesn't control Gaza, where Hamas remains in charge ...    Full Story »

NYC Mayor de Blasio Appoints Pinny Ringel As Senior Liaison To Jewish Community (1 opinions)

NYC Mayor de Blasio Appoints Pinny Ringel As Senior Liaison To Jewish CommunityPinnt Ringel, A well-known community activist has been appointed as a Senior Community Liaison to the Jewish community, YWN has learned. Ringel started his new job at the Community Affairs Unit some time last week. "New York City's Jewish community is vast and has many issues. This is an important appointment by the Mayor and recognition of the needs of our community," said ...    Full Story »

Among Har Hazeisim Damaged Matzeivos: HaRav HaChossid Itche Meir Levin Of Gerrer Chassidus (2 opinions)

Among Har Hazeisim Damaged Matzeivos: HaRav HaChossid Itche Meir Levin Of Gerrer Chassidus[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] It has been learned that among the kevarim damaged in the Rosh Hashanah weekend Arab vandalism attack in Har HaZeisim was the kever of HaRav HaChossid Itche Meir Levin, who ...    Full Story »

Ohr Naava once again Provides it's Most Powerful Event of the Year, the Annual Avinu Malkeinu Event

Ohr Naava - Avinu Malkeinu 9 from OhrNaava on Vimeo. [COMMUNICATED CONTENT] For the ninth year running, New York’s premier Torah organization ...    Full Story »
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Flatbush: Assemblywoman Brings Crossing Guard to Kings Highway and Nostrand Avenue

Flatbush: Assemblywoman Brings Crossing Guard to Kings Highway and Nostrand AvenueAssemblywoman Helene Weinstein is proud to announce that, working closely with the New York Police Department, she successfully secured a new school crossing guard for student and pedestrian assistance at the intersection of Kings Highway and Nostrand Avenue. Recently, local parents of children not eligible for bus service from their schools who walk to school reached out, citing the ...    Full Story »

R' Avraham Yosef To Sign Shmitah Kashrus Certificates

R' Avraham Yosef To Sign Shmitah Kashrus CertificatesHolon Chief Rabbi Avraham Yosef Shlita has been appointed to head the Chief Rabbinate of Israel’s Shmitah operation for areas that do not wish to rely upon the Chief Rabbinate’s heter mechira. That means Rabbi Yosef will sign kashrus certificates in cities and municipalities in which the local rabbinate does not work with heter mechira produce. Channel 2 News ran with this report ...    Full Story »

Record Demand for Ramat Givat Zeev: More Than 60 percent of Homes Sold

Record Demand for Ramat Givat Zeev: More Than 60 percent of Homes Sold[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  Slowly but sure, without great fanfare, the Ramat Givat Zeev neighborhood north of Yerushalayim, is breaking sales records and is moving steadily towards realizing the dream of this unique neighborhood in the Jerusalem Hills. The sales department of Nofei Israel, the developer of the project, has reported heightened interest, and the signature of many ...    Full Story »

Kapparos - A Halachic Overview (2 opinions)

Kapparos - A Halachic Overview[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] It was a rather bizarre incident.  It seems that the Kapparos chicken had made a run for it and escaped.  Where did it go?  It went to the cage where the other chickens were being held. And now began the Kapparos manager’s dilemma.  Should he inform his customers that one of the chickens was “used” already?  If he does so then the owner will lose ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem Court Sentences Rabbonim to Prison in Fraudulent Semicha Case (3 opinions)

Jerusalem Court Sentences Rabbonim to Prison in Fraudulent Semicha CaseThe Jerusalem District Court sentenced defendants in the fraudulent semicha trial to prison in the sentencing hearing that was held on Monday, 5 Tishrei. Rabbi Yitzchak Ochana, who is a personal aide to Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau Shlita was sentenced to ten months in prison. Rabbi Meir Rosenthal, who was former Chief Rabbi Yonah Metzger’s bureau chief to seven years ...    Full Story »


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