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Donald Trump Made It To The White House, But His Treasured Phone Reportedly Did Not

7 hours ago
Donald Trump Made It To The White House, But His Treasured Phone Reportedly Did Not
Just shy of becoming the most powerful Android in the free world, President Donald Trump's personal cellphone has reportedly sent its last tweet. The incoming president of the United States gave up the device in the interest of national security, swapping it for a Secret Service-approved clunker, according to the New York Times. Believed to be a Samsung Galaxy, the phone was one of Trump's closest companions on his journey from write-off to the White House, and the pair often made trouble on the way. The Android is survived by at least ...

McCain, Graham Say They Will Support Tillerson For Secretary Of State (3 opinions)

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McCain, Graham Say They Will Support Tillerson For Secretary Of StateFormer ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson's bid to be the next secretary of state received a major boost on Sunday when a pair of Republican senators who had expressed consternation about him announced they will vote to confirm him, a move that effectively clears the way for him to win confirmation. Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey O. Graham, R-S.C., two traditional GOP ...    Full Story »

El Chapo's New Home: A Jail That Held Mobsters, Terrorists

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El Chapo's New Home: A Jail That Held Mobsters, TerroristsIn the heart of bustling lower Manhattan sits one of the country's most secure federal lockups — and the new home of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Guzman, who pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges he ran one of the world's biggest drug-trafficking operations, can expect to be kept in a special unit inside the drab 12-story Metropolitan Correctional Center, where ...    Full Story »

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El Chapo's New Home: A Jail That Held Mobsters, TerroristsThe yahrtzeit of the holy BABA SALI, RAV YISRAEL ABUCHATZEIRA zt”l, is approaching.     Full Story »

Schumer: Airlines Shouldn't Charge Extra For Overhead Bin (4 opinions)

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Schumer: Airlines Shouldn't Charge Extra For Overhead BinU.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is concerned about airlines charging passengers for the ability to use space in the overhead bin. The New York Democrat says passengers who purchase new "basic" fares offered by United Airlines and American Airlines won't be able to store carry-on baggage in the overhead bins. He says he worries other airlines will follow suit and that one day all passengers ...    Full Story »

The White House Petitions Page Is Still Live, And The Top One Calls For Trump's Tax Returns (2 opinions)

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The White House Petitions Page Is Still Live, And The Top One Calls For Trump's Tax ReturnsWhen President Donald Trump took the oath of office, his administration hit the reset button on the Whitehouse.gov website, replacing former president Barack Obama's policy goals with new priorities. But one page remains: the petition feature that allows the president's administration to respond to issues raised directly by the people. And the people, apparently, want to see ...    Full Story »

IDF Chief Eizenkott Released From Beilinson Hospital Following Surgery

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IDF Chief Eizenkott Released From Beilinson Hospital Following SurgeryIDF Chief of Staff Lt.-General Gadi Eizenkott was released from Beilinson Hospital on motzei Shabbos following surgery. He was released to his home where he will convalesce. He is current on leave, replaced by Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan. Hospital Director Dr. Eren Halprin told the press he thanked the IDF commander for opting to have his surgery done at Beilinson. Eizenkott ...    Full Story »

More Tornadoes Ahead As Death Toll Reach 15 In Southeast US

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More Tornadoes Ahead As Death Toll Reach 15 In Southeast USDeadly weather in the Southeast killed 15 people and injured dozens more, authorities said Sunday, as residents along the Georgia-Florida line braced for more intense, fast-moving storms — including unusually strong "long track" twisters. On Sunday, a tornado blew through a mobile home park in rural Cook County in southern Georgia — sheering off siding, upending homes and killing ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Soldier's Warning Of Potential Terrorist On A Bus Ignored By Israel Police (3 opinions)

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PHOTOS: Soldier's Warning Of Potential Terrorist On A Bus Ignored By Israel Police  [PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A female soldier traveling on a number 422 bus Sunday morning 24 Teves, spotted an Arab male who she thought was suspicious. She explains “he was looking side to side, mumbling to himself and stood even though there were empty seats”. She decided to alert police but did so by sending a text message due to her proximity to the suspect. The exchange ...    Full Story »

Manhattan's Brazen Bucket-Of-Gold Thief, Famous From Viral Video, Is Caught In Ecuador

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Manhattan's Brazen Bucket-Of-Gold Thief, Famous From Viral Video, Is Caught In EcuadorA man who police say absconded in broad daylight with an 86-pound bucket of gold stolen from the back of a truck in New York City this fall has finally been caught after he evaded authorities for nearly four months. Julio Nivelo, 53, was apprehended Thursday in Ecuador by local police and members of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to the New York Police ...    Full Story »

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Mom And Daughter Injured In Early AM Blaze In Jerusalem

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Mom And Daughter Injured In Early AM Blaze In Jerusalem[VIDEO AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A 65-year-old mother sustained serious injuries and her 30-year-old daughter was moderately injured in a fire in an apartment in the Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood of northern Jerusalem. Firefighters extricated the injured from the fire and they were transported by Magen David Adom to Shaare Zedek Hospital. The call came in at 3:56AM motzei ...    Full Story »

Latest Election Poll: Bennett Can Beat Lapid if He Runs As Head Of Likud

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Latest Election Poll: Bennett Can Beat Lapid if He Runs As Head Of LikudA poll released in the Friday 22 Teves edition of Maariv asks respondents who they would vote for if they had to elect a prime minister today. In line with recent other polls, Yesh Atid comes out on top, with 26 seats, which means Yair Lapid would likely become the next prime minister. Likud is once again in second place, with 23 seats, continuing to drop in popularity. The opposition ...    Full Story »

Join EFRAT In Saving Jewish Children

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Join EFRAT In Saving Jewish Children[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Dr. Schussheim, president of EFRAT sends a public message. "We are following in the footsteps of the Jewish midwives in Egypt who saved babies in the face of Pharaoh's decree. We are doing our best to substantially increase EFRAT's activities by saving as many children as possible over the next few hours. Therefore I am turning to each of you to become ...    Full Story »

Leave Jared and Ivanka Alone! (51 opinions)

13 hours ago
Leave Jared and Ivanka Alone!An Op- Ed by Nachum A. Neuman Of late people have been asking what the heter was for Jared and Ivanka to be driven on Shabbos night and to enter a church on Shabbos day. The media reported that they received Rabbinic dispensation for the former. Perhaps they also received it for the latter, but it was not reported. We shouldn’t be talking about it, however. Obviously, their ...    Full Story »

Weekend Violence In The Bedouin Community Of Um Chiran

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Weekend Violence In The Bedouin Community Of Um ChiranThere was violence in the Bedouin community of Um Chiran in southern Israel following last week’s fatal vehicular ramming attack that claimed the life of policeman Erez Levi HY”D. Leading the group was Arab ...    Full Story »

STAR-K Kosher Certification Awards Grant to Mikvah of Baltimore

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STAR-K Kosher Certification Awards Grant to Mikvah of Baltimore[By Margie Pensak] Baltimore’s history of providing a community mikvah dates back several generations. Recently, archeologists discovered one of the oldest mikvaos in the United States, built in 1845, in the basement of the Lloyd Street Synagogue in East Baltimore. Subsequently, others were built by Shearith Israel Congregation, Congregation Shomrei Mishmeres HaKodesh, and Khal ...    Full Story »

Child In Serious Condition After Falling From Bnei Brak Shul Roof (1 opinions)

15 hours ago
Child In Serious Condition After Falling From Bnei Brak Shul RoofAn 8-year-old boy is in serious condition after falling from the roof of the Beit Knesset HaGadol in Bnei Brak on Shabbos. It appears the child was playing on the roof and fell. United Hatzalah EMT Meir Chachman was among the first on the scene. He explained on motzei Shabbos the child fell from a significant height and when he arrived he saw the victim had sustained a head ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Most Bizarre Tucker Carlson Interview Yet - Dom Tullipso - Hoax Protester or Performance Artist? (1 opinions)

15 hours ago
WATCH: Most Bizarre Tucker Carlson Interview Yet - Dom Tullipso - Hoax Protester or Performance Artist?[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A man claiming to lead a group that pays protesters millions of dollars a year was confronted and exposed as a fake by Tucker Carlson. The man, who could not produce identification to the Fox News Los Angeles bureau, said his name was "Dom Tullipso" and said he runs "Demand Protest", which allegedly pays individuals to protest at events. Prior to the ...    Full Story »

671 Apartments Approved In Jerusalem (1 opinions)

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671 Apartments Approved In Jerusalem671 apartments have been approved in Jerusalem, ushering out the Obama era. The local planning committee have the green light for the construction on Sunday, 24 Teves including 324 units in Ramot, 174 in Ramat Shlomo, 68 in Pisgat Ze’ev, 49 in Beit Haninah, 14 in Shimon HaTzaddik (Wadi Joz), 24 in Um Lison and U, Tuba, 7 in Jabil Mukhaber, 4 in Beit Tzefafa, 3 in Tzur Bachar, and 4 in ...    Full Story »

Donald Trump 'To Announce US Embassy Will Move From Tel Aviv To Jerusalem On Monday' (27 opinions)

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Donald Trump 'To Announce US Embassy Will Move From Tel Aviv To Jerusalem On Monday'The White House will on Monday announce that the US embassy in Israel is to move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to an unconfirmed report by an Israeli news outlet. Channel 2 cited an anonymous source as saying a member of the Trump administration would announce the highly controversial move on the President’s first full working day in office. The news channel said it had ...    Full Story »

Incoming US Ambassador To Israel: I Will Be Living In Jerusalem (2 opinions)

17 hours ago
Incoming US Ambassador To Israel: I Will Be Living In JerusalemIncoming US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman has announced he does not plan to live in the home used by his predecessors, in Herzliya Pituach, but plans to live in Jerusalem, in line with President Donald Trump’s promise to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. Friedman is yet to receive Senate confirmation and at present, he is scheduled to arrive in Israel by the end of ...    Full Story »

IVF and Halacha (1 opinions)

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IVF and Halacha[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times] Rashi in BaMidbar (16:7) tells us what Korach’s inner motivation was to dare argue with Moshe Rabbeinu. Rashi explains that Korach saw with Divine inspiration that he would have a descendant who was equivalent to Moshe and Aharon. That descendant of Korach, of course, was Shmuel HaNavi. Shmuel HaNavi was born to Chana, who ...    Full Story »

Cautious Welcome From Congressional Republicans to Trump Era

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Cautious Welcome From Congressional Republicans to Trump EraCongressional Republicans anxiously monitor President Donald Trump's Twitter feed, parse his pronouncements, and brace for potential controversy each time he gives an interview. But GOP lawmakers also say they're growing increasingly accustomed to expecting the unexpected from Trump, and they're learning to take his abrupt pivots in stride, even when what he says stirs divisions or ...    Full Story »

MK Gafne: Chareidim Unwanted In Maale Adumim (2 opinions)

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MK Gafne: Chareidim Unwanted In Maale AdumimMK Moshe Gafne has turned to Maale Adumim Mayor Benny Kashriel on behalf of the talmid torah and chareidi school in the city numbering 150 talmidim explaining they are bursting at the seams and require additional space. According to Gafne, school officials have turned to Maale Adumim school officials a number of times, speaking with David Sharret, who holds the city’s education ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Kvias Mezuzos Puts Final Touches on Duvys Media's Newly Expanded Next-Generation Headquarters

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PHOTOS: Kvias Mezuzos Puts Final Touches on Duvys Media's Newly Expanded Next-Generation Headquarters[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Thursday afternoon, a large crowd of clients and well-wishers gathered at the all-new and revamped Duvys Media headquarters on Oberlin Avenue in Lakewood. The bright and airy blue and white surroundings that greet you upon entering is a reflection of the company’s freestyle and dynamic out-of-box creativity in cutting-edge design and functionality with ...    Full Story »

German Foreign Minister: Trump's Election Marks New Era (1 opinions)

18 hours ago
German Foreign Minister: Trump's Election Marks New EraGerman Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says U.S. President Donald Trump's election marks the end of an era, and Berlin will move quickly to secure "close and trusting trans-Atlantic cooperation based on common values" with the new administration. Steinmeier wrote in Bild newspaper on Sunday that "with the election of Donald Trump, the old world of the 20th century is finally ...    Full Story »
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Families Lobby Malaysian Minister to Resume Search for MH370 (1 opinions)

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Families Lobby Malaysian Minister to Resume Search for MH370Relatives of passengers and crew aboard the missing Malaysian airliner plan to present the Malaysian transport minister in Australia with letters urging that the search resume. Sheryl Keen, a supporter of the international victims' advocacy group Voice370, said Sunday she plans to personally hand to Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai dozens of letters from relatives when ...    Full Story »

Jerrold Nadler, You are Striking Out! (23 opinions)

19 hours ago
Jerrold Nadler, You are Striking Out!An Op-Ed by Shmuel Bak and Naftali Stein What's true in baseball should be true in politics. Three strikes and you're out. And Representative Jerrold Nadler has just done it for the third time. Jerrold Nadler publicly announced on CNN that President Trump is an illegitimate president and that he wouldn’t attend the inauguration ceremony. We do not need this, neither as ...    Full Story »

Ramot Yerushalayim Family Injured In Shabbos Fire (1 opinions)

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Ramot Yerushalayim Family Injured In Shabbos FireParents sustained serious injuries and their children were less seriously injured in a fire that broke out in an apartment on Frankfurter Street in a Ramot Jerusalem home on Friday night. The call for the fire came in at about 2:00AM. The parents, 36 and 37-years-old, were seriously injured and their four children sustained light and moderate injuries. The injured were transported by ...    Full Story »

Greenfield Brings New Traffic Safety Enhancements to Bensonhurst and Boro Park (2 opinions)

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Greenfield Brings New Traffic Safety Enhancements to Bensonhurst and Boro ParkCouncilman David G. Greenfield announced this week that the Department of Transportation will be installing enhanced crosswalks at three dangerous intersections in Bensonhurst. The decision comes after meetings between Greenfield, other community leaders, and DOT officials. "Keeping our citizens safe is the most important job we have as elected officials," Greenfield said. "That's ...    Full Story »

Russia PM Calls Idea US Will Lift Sanctions Soon 'Illusion' (1 opinions)

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Russia PM Calls Idea US Will Lift Sanctions Soon 'Illusion'Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the west's sanctions on Russia are likely to remain in place "for a long time" despite expectations Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president will lead to warmer relations between Washington and Moscow. Medvedev told members of the ruling United Russia party on Sunday that Russian leaders "can't place our hope on foreign elections" and ...    Full Story »

Italy Rescue Crews Hold out Hope of More Hotel Survivors

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Italy Rescue Crews Hold out Hope of More Hotel SurvivorsRescue crews digging through an Italian hotel buried in an avalanche say there could be additional survivors more than three days after tons of snow came barreling down a mountainside. Rescuers told reporters in the central Apennine mountains on Sunday morning there are air pockets in some of the Hotel Rigopiano's wreckage. But they haven't been able to reach all those areas ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu to Speak with President Trump on Sunday (2 opinions)

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PM Netanyahu to Speak with President Trump on SundayAt the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, 24 Teves, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu released a message to the media congratulating President Donald Trump, adding he hopes to speak with the US president in the coming hours. "We congratulate President Trump on the start of his term. I very much appreciate his deep friendship for Israel, as well as his declared ...    Full Story »

Trump Turns to Routine Matters After Day of Bashing Media (3 opinions)

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Trump Turns to Routine Matters After Day of Bashing MediaPresident Donald Trump, who spent his first full day in office berating the media over their coverage of his inauguration, will spend Sunday engaged in more routine matters, like overseeing the swearing in of high-level staffers. On the second full day of his administration, Trump will see the "assistants to the president" sworn in, according to his press secretary, Sean Spicer. ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Tweets His Congratulations to President Trump Before Shabbos

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PM Netanyahu Tweets His Congratulations to President Trump Before ShabbosPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu shortly before Shabbos released a tweet congratulating US President Donald Trump shortly before the inauguration ceremony, as the latter was to be held after Shabbos began in Israel. He tweeted “Congrats to my friend President Trump. Look fwd to working closely with you to make the alliance between Israel&USA stronger than ever.” Israeli ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin Sends a Letter of Congratulations to US President Trump on His Inauguration

23 hours ago
 President Rivlin Sends a Letter of Congratulations to US President Trump on His InaugurationPresident Reuven Rivlin on motzei Shabbos, sent a letter of congratulations to 45th President of the United States of America, Donald Trump. In the letter, President Rivlin wrote: “On behalf of the people and State of Israel, I am honored to extend to you congratulations on your inauguration as the 45th President of the United States of America. Mr. President, as a longstanding ...    Full Story »

Trump Praises the CIA, Bristles Over Inaugural Crowd Counts (8 opinions)

1 day ago
Trump Praises the CIA, Bristles Over Inaugural Crowd CountsPresident Donald Trump moved to repair his tumultuous relationship with America's spy agencies on his first full day in office, but his bridge-building visit to CIA headquarters Saturday quickly morphed into a platform for the new commander in chief to complain about media coverage of his inauguration, misstating the size of his crowd. Standing in front of a memorial for fallen CIA ...    Full Story »

Trump Reportedly Forced To Part With Beloved Cellphone (4 opinions)

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Trump Reportedly Forced To Part With Beloved CellphonePresident Trump on Friday was forced to hand over his beloved Android cellphone in favor of a new encrypted phone he will use during his term in office, The New York Times reported. The Times called Trump's Android his “Linus blanket” that held hundreds of contacts. The report said that security officials have also asked Trump to stop using the Twitter handle @RealDonaldTrump and ...    Full Story »

Australia: 4 Dead Including Frum Child And 31 Hospitalized in Vehicular Incident in Melbourne (2 opinions)

1 day ago
Australia: 4 Dead Including Frum Child And 31 Hospitalized in Vehicular Incident in Melbourne  A 9-year-old Beis Rivka student in Melbourne was among four people killed and over thirty others injured when a vehicle driven by a man plowed into pedestrians on Friday, 22 Teves at 2:00PM local time. According to local police the “incident” occurred in Melbourne’s CBD, a business district, adding a man and a woman in their thirties are also among the dead. The mother and a ...    Full Story »


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