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WATCH: Yair Lapid Hosts Ambassadors On Holocaust Memorial Day

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Yair Lapid, who heads the Yesh Atid opposition party, hosted ambassadors from various countries in his home on Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes Remembrance Day. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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WATCH: Yair Lapid Hosts Ambassadors On Holocaust Memorial DayCLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO Being continued due to large demand b"h: A new and exciting tefillah ...    Full Story »

Israel Justice Minister Shaked To Moscow Jews: Israel Would Be Happy If Russia Moved Its Embassy To Jerusalem

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Israel Justice Minister Shaked To Moscow Jews: Israel Would Be Happy If Russia Moved Its Embassy To JerusalemAt Limmud FSU Moscow, the largest-ever festival for Russian-speaking Jews, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked told the Moscow Jewish community that Israel “would be happy” if Russia moved its embassy to Jerusalem. “The fact that Russia talks about Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel is significant progress for us,” said Shaked, who is also the only secular woman in ...    Full Story »

“Mamash Pikuach Nefesh” : Rav Chaim Kanievsky Pens Rare Personal Letter (1 opinions)

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Israel Justice Minister Shaked To Moscow Jews: Israel Would Be Happy If Russia Moved Its Embassy To Jerusalem  Maran Sar HaTorah shlit”a has released a powerful statement [below] on behalf of a Rav in Israel whose family has fallen into a serious unnamed nisayon. While the details of the nisayon have remained concealed for the family’s privacy, Rav Kanievsky’s letter says explicitly that it is a matter of life & death. It is highly uncommon for Rav Kanievsky to take the time ...    Full Story »

Trump Sons Take Helm Of Company, Eye Domestic Expansion

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Trump Sons Take Helm Of Company, Eye Domestic ExpansionApprentices no more, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are now at the helm of the Trump Organization and adjusting to the reality presented by their father's presidency. They're eyeing ways to use the new lease on the family fame by expanding the brand into parts of the United States that embrace him. Some business has slowed as a result of the pledge to stall international dealmaking while ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem Light Rail Will Accommodate Riders On Memorial Day

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Jerusalem Light Rail Will Accommodate Riders On Memorial DayCityPass, operator of the Jerusalem light rail, announced that persons heading to Mount Herzl next week on Memorial Day will be able to ride for free. Persons heading to the official memorial will be able to get a free ride pass at the Central Bus Station from 8:00AM to 1:00PM on Memorial Day. The light rail operator adds it will change its schedule on Memorial Day to accommodate the ...    Full Story »

Al-Qaida Leader Tells Fighters To Prepare For Long Syria War (1 opinions)

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Al-Qaida Leader Tells Fighters To Prepare For Long Syria WarThe leader of al-Qaida urged his followers and other militants in Syria to unite ranks and prepare for protracted jihad, or holy war, in a recording released Sunday night. Ayman al-Zawahri told the jihadis, who control Syria's northwestern Idlib province and other territory, to remain steadfast and change tactics in order to wage guerrilla war. Al-Qaida began fighting alongside ...    Full Story »

Rav Mutzafi Has Harsh Words For High Court Justices And The Tel Aviv Chilul Shabbos Ruling

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Rav Mutzafi Has Harsh Words For High Court Justices And The Tel Aviv Chilul Shabbos RulingDuring a Shabbos drasha in the Musioff Shul in Yerushalayim, HaGaon HaRav Bentzion Mutzafi addressed the recent High Court of Justice ruling permitting grocery stores to open in Tel Aviv on Shabbos. The rav stated “What is happening now is the High Court is uprooting Yisrael and Toras Yisrael with its ruling permitting stores to open on Shabbos”. The rav added “The ...    Full Story »

South Korea, Allies Brace For North Korea Follow-Up Act

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South Korea, Allies Brace For North Korea Follow-Up ActFresh off an immense North Korean parade that revealed an arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles, rival South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that Pyongyang's follow-up act will be even bigger. North Korea often marks significant dates by displaying military capability, and South Korean officials say there's a chance the country will conduct its sixth ...    Full Story »

Report: Maran Hagaon HaRav Shteinman Opposes Hiring Women To The Nation's Batei Din

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Report: Maran Hagaon HaRav Shteinman Opposes Hiring Women To The Nation's Batei DinMaran HaGaon HaRav Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita has expressed opposition to the hiring of female legal advisors to the nation’s batei din, Kikar Shabbos News reports. The matter began when a prominent female attorney turned to a labor court after being turned down for a post as advisor to a dayan in the state system, claiming she was discriminated against for being a ...    Full Story »

Recent Developments Surrounding The South China Sea

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Recent Developments Surrounding The South China SeaA look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ——— EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look at the latest developments in the South China Sea, home to several territorial ...    Full Story »

Yated Neeman: Gafne Calls On Coalition Heads To Unite Against High Court Ruling

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Yated Neeman: Gafne Calls On Coalition Heads To Unite Against High Court RulingYated Neeman reports on Monday morning 28 Nissan that MK Moshe Gafne has already turned to faction heads in the coalition to oppose the ruling of the High Court of Justice permitting groceries to open in Tel Aviv on Shabbos. It is reported that following consultation with HaGaon HaRav Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita on the matter, the Gadol Hador instructed Yahadut Hatorah MKs to ...    Full Story »

Pence Cites 'Challenging Times' To Troops In American Samoa

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Pence Cites 'Challenging Times' To Troops In American SamoaU.S. Vice President Mike Pence has thanked American service members based in American Samoa, citing "challenging times" for the military in the Asia-Pacific. Completing a visit to the region and en route back to the United States, Pence addressed some 200 soldiers during a refueling stop in Pago Pago. He told the troops the Trump administration was seeking a large increase in ...    Full Story »

WATCH: PM Netanyahu's Remarks At Holocaust Martyrs' And Heroes' Remembrance Day Ceremony [Hebrew]

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's remarks at the opening of Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes Remembrance Day events, at Yad Vashem. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Restoring Their Identities: The Fate Of The Individual During The Holocaust

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Restoring Their Identities: The Fate Of The Individual During The HolocaustMarking Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday, 28 Nissan, Yad Vashem launched a new online exhibition, "Last Letters from the Holocaust: 1942," featuring ten emotional letters written by Jews before they were murdered. A two-minute siren sounded at 10:00am nationwide, marking the beginning of the day’s events. As Israel marks Holocaust Martyrs' & Heroes' Remembrance Day, Yad ...    Full Story »

More Trouble At Fox News? Sean Hannity Calls Harassment Accusation '100 Percent False' (6 opinions)

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More Trouble At Fox News? Sean Hannity Calls Harassment Accusation '100 Percent False'Sean Hannity says accusations of harassment from a former Fox News guest are "100% false and a complete fabrication." Debbie Schlussel tells Tulsa, Oklahoma, radio station KFAQ that Hannity harassed her during a book signing event and a broadcast of his show in Detroit. She says Hannity called her after the show and yelled at her. Hannity responded to the New York Daily News in a ...    Full Story »

Nearing 100-Day Mark, Trump Says Milestone Not 'Meaningful' (2 opinions)

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Nearing 100-Day Mark, Trump Says Milestone Not 'Meaningful'For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions. He's startled world leaders with his unpredictability and tough talk, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria. He's endured the steady drip of investigations and a seemingly endless churn of public personnel drama. "It's a different kind of a presidency," Trump ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem Sephardi Chief Rabbi Amar Calls For A Fast Day In Light Of High Court Ruling (3 opinions)

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Jerusalem Sephardi Chief Rabbi Amar Calls For A Fast Day In Light Of High Court RulingJerusalem Chief Sephardi Rabbi Shlomo Amar Shlita is calling on the tzibur to fast on erev Rosh Chodesh Iyar, this Tuesday, in response to last week’s High Court of Justice ruling permitting chilul Shabbos in Tel Aviv. In his letter, Rav Amar writes that the ruling is most painful and troublesome, the court compromising the integrity of Shabbos and permitting the public trampling ...    Full Story »

Mainstream Politics Shut Out As Le Pen, Macron Win In France (1 opinions)

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Mainstream Politics Shut Out As Le Pen, Macron Win In FranceFrench voters shut out the political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted for the runoff election between populist Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron. French politicians on the moderate left and right, including the Socialist and Republicans party losers in Sunday's vote, immediately urged voters to ...    Full Story »

Amudim Brooklyn Event To Focus On Support, Not Stigma, For Addiction (6 opinions)

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Amudim Brooklyn Event To Focus On Support, Not Stigma, For AddictionHaving hosted several highly successful awareness events over the past year in Lakewood, Queens, the Five Towns, Springfield, New Jersey and West Hempstead, Amudim is planning a blockbuster evening in Brooklyn dedicated to removing the stigma associated with addiction. The May 1 st event at Ateres Chynka will be presented by OHEL, Amudim, the SAFE Foundation, Our Place, United Task ...    Full Story »

Frum Baltimore Councilman Schleifer Coordinates Joint Effort Between Shomrim And Police To Catch Carjacking Suspects (3 opinions)

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Frum Baltimore Councilman Schleifer Coordinates Joint Effort Between Shomrim And Police To Catch Carjacking SuspectsBaltimore City Councilman Yitzy Schleifer is crediting a coordinated effort between police and a Baltimore SHomrim with apprehending two people suspected in four carjackings in northwest Baltimore's Park Heights area Sunday -     Full Story »

Op-Ed By NYS Assemblyman Dov Hikind: A Penny A Jew

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Op-Ed By NYS Assemblyman Dov Hikind: A Penny A JewUnfortunately, if we set aside a day for every tragedy in Jewish history, the calendar would be full. But the scope, circumstances and impact of the Holocaust are so immense that a special day of remembrance was deemed appropriate. I never discussed the day itself with my parents—both survivors, both in Heaven now—but I suspect they would have agreed. My mother, z”tl, warned ...    Full Story »

Thousands At Auschwitz For Yearly Holocaust Memorial Event

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Thousands At Auschwitz For Yearly Holocaust Memorial EventThousands of people from around the world, many of them young Israelis, have gathered at the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz to pay homage to the millions who perished in the Holocaust. Many carried Israeli flags Monday as they joined the March of the Living, a somber memorial march of about three kilometers (two miles) from the original Auschwitz camp to Birkenau, a much ...    Full Story »
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Arkansas Prepares For 1st Double Execution In US Since 2000

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Arkansas Prepares For 1st Double Execution In US Since 2000Two condemned Arkansas killers who admit they're guilty but fear their poor health could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections set for Monday might become the first inmates put to death in a double execution in the U.S. in more than 16 years. Jack Jones and Marcel Williams are set to die in what would be the second and third executions in Arkansas this month. The state set an ...    Full Story »

Siren Wails As Israel Marks Annual 'Holocaust Remembrance Day' (8 opinions)

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Siren Wails As Israel Marks Annual 'Holocaust Remembrance Day'Israel came to a standstill on Monday as people stopped in their tracks for a two-minute siren that wailed across the country in remembrance of the Holocaust's 6 million Jewish victims. The ritual is the centerpiece of Israel's annual Holocaust Remembrance Day for those who were systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II. Pedestrians stood in ...    Full Story »

Obama To Deliver First Post-Presidency Speech In Chicago (1 opinions)

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Obama To Deliver First Post-Presidency Speech In ChicagoFormer President Barack Obama is set to hold the first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his political career. Obama will speak Monday at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is planned. College students from around the Chicago area are expected to attend. The invitation-only event is being billed as part of his ...    Full Story »

More About The Tragic NYC House Fire That Left 5 Dead, Including Children

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More About The Tragic NYC House Fire That Left 5 Dead, Including ChildrenInvestigators are scouring for clues about what sparked a fast-moving New York City house fire that killed five people, including two young boys and two teenage girls. The fire broke out Sunday ...    Full Story »

US Defense Sec'y Mattis In Afghanistan To Discuss War Needs

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US Defense Sec'y Mattis In Afghanistan To Discuss War NeedsU.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived unannounced in Afghanistan on Monday to assess America's longest war as the Trump administration weighs sending more troops. Kabul was the final stop on a six-nation, weeklong tour Mattis said was intended to bolster relations with allies and partners and to get an update on the stalemated conflict in Afghanistan. He is the first member of ...    Full Story »

New Cars, Technology, and Sefirah

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New Cars, Technology, and Sefirah[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times] If you haven’t bought a new car lately (or ever) – it’s a whole new world. Cruise control, for example, is now adaptive - it matches the speed of the car in front of you. Hondas now have drowsy driver detection as part of its optional Honda Sensing System. There is automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. ...    Full Story »

President And First Lady Rivlin Host Mrs. Miriam Eshel, 87, Who Survived Auschwitz To Tell Her Story

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President And First Lady Rivlin Host Mrs. Miriam Eshel, 87, Who Survived Auschwitz To Tell Her Story“I am deeply moved,” said 87 year old Auschwitz survivor, Mrs. Miriam Eshel, to President Reuven and First Lady Nechama Rivlin, at an event at the President’s Residence, of “Zikaron BaSalon” (Remembering in the Salon/living room), a social initiative now running for 7 years, bringing together Holocaust survivors with younger generations in people’s homes to tell of their ...    Full Story »

Stabbing Attack at Kalandia Checkpoint

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Stabbing Attack at Kalandia Checkpoint6:54AM IL:  [PHOTOS & VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A female soldier was stabbed and wounded in her upper torso by a terrorist at the Kalandia Checkpoint, on Jerusalem’s northern border a short time ago. According to the Magen David Adom report, she was injured in the area of her shoulder and is conscious. The terrorist was shot and wounded. More to follow. Below is a photo of ...    Full Story »

Shortage Of Buses Likely On Lag B'Omer (4 opinions)

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Shortage Of Buses Likely On Lag B'OmerEducation Minister Naftali Bennett has postponed Lag B’Omer vacation by a day, from Sunday to Monday. Hence, public schools will be open on Sunday, Lag B’Omer, and buses will be required to transport students. According to experts, this means about 25% of all the buses that were planning to be used to transport mispallalim to and from Meron will not be available and clearly, this ...    Full Story »

Huldai Disapproves Of Efforts To Circumvent High Court Ruling (5 opinions)

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Huldai Disapproves Of Efforts To Circumvent High Court RulingTel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai is pleased with the recent High Court of Justice ruling permitting the opening of supermarkets in the city on Shabbos, determined to prevent chareidi legislators from passing laws intended to bypass the court’s ruling. Speaking with Kol Berama Radio host Noam Zeigman, Huldai explained “I acted in the framework of the law which I will continue doing” ...    Full Story »

Officials: Suspected US Strike Kills 3 Al-Qaida Operatives

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Officials: Suspected US Strike Kills 3 Al-Qaida OperativesYemeni tribal and security officials say a suspected U.S. airstrike has killed three al-Qaida operatives on Yemen's southern coast. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media, say the operatives killed in Shabwa province on Sunday were driving a car when an unmanned aircraft targeted their vehicle. Their bodies have not ...    Full Story »

Special MDA Tracing Unit Operates To Restore Family Ties Broken Off In The Holocaust

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Special MDA Tracing Unit Operates To Restore Family Ties Broken Off In The HolocaustMagen David Adom is Israel’s National Red Cross Association and has been a member of the International Red Cross Movement since 2006. As accepted in most Red Cross societies around the world, Magen David Adom operates, as part of its humanitarian activities, a tracing services unit for restoring family ties. The service is provided to people forcibly separated from families and loved ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Russian Chief Rabbi Lazar Talks About Trump, Putin, And Le Pen At FSU Moscow Today (1 opinions)

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PHOTOS: Russian Chief Rabbi Lazar Talks About Trump, Putin, And Le Pen At FSU Moscow Today[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar told the Limmud FSU Moscow conference today that Russian President Vladimir Putin has done more for the Jewish community in Russia including fighting anti-Semitism than any other Russian leader. Rabbi Lazar, addressing more than 2,000 Jews at the Limmud FSU (former Soviet Union) “FSU Study” conference today, ...    Full Story »

Thousands Of IDF Reservists Petition Chief Of Staff: Stop Equipment Thefts In The South (2 opinions)

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Thousands Of IDF Reservists Petition Chief Of Staff: Stop Equipment Thefts In The SouthA petition signed by over 2,000 IDF reservists was sent on motzei Shabbos to IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-General Gadi Eizenkott, calling on him to prevent the theft of military equipment from IDF bases and training grounds in the Negev. According to the petition, the ...    Full Story »

Trump Heads Into Tough Week With Budget, Health Care Battles

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Trump Heads Into Tough Week With Budget, Health Care BattlesPresident Donald Trump heads into one of his most challenging weeks, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline, and readying for a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border wall. The symbolic 100-day mark for the administration is Saturday — the same day government could shut down without a budget deal. Trump has announced a rally in ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Yair Lapid Hosts Ambassadors On Holocaust Memorial Day

Yair Lapid, who heads the Yesh Atid opposition party, hosted ambassadors from various countries in his home on Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes Remembrance Day. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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WATCH: PM Netanyahu's Remarks At Holocaust Martyrs' And Heroes' Remembrance Day Ceremony [Hebrew]

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's remarks at the opening of Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes Remembrance Day events, at Yad Vashem. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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Obama To Deliver First Post-Presidency Speech In Chicago (1 opinions)

Former President Barack Obama is set to hold the first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his political career. Obama will speak Monday at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is planned. College students from around the Chicago area are expected to attend. The invitation-only event is being billed as part of his post-presidency goal to "encourage and support the next generation of leaders." Obama delivered his presidential farewell speech in Chicago in January. His first public engagement since then comes as President Donald Trump nears his 100-day mark in office. (AP)

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