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Airlines Begin Digging Out From Storm In Northeastern US

Airlines Begin Digging Out From Storm In Northeastern US
Lingering snow and subfreezing temperatures mean that travel delays in the Northeast will extend through Wednesday, even if the storm wasn't as bad as expected. Airlines have already cancelled more than 500 flights for Wednesday, according to FlightAware.com. But that's a reprieve after more than 7,500 U.S. flights got scrubbed and another 3,100 ran late on Monday and Tuesday, mostly in the blizzard's path. New York was spared the worst of the blizzard, but Boston was hit with more than two feet of snow. By Tuesday afternoon, airlines ...

Shas Angered at Bayit Yehudi MK Ayelet Shaked's Comments

Shas Angered at Bayit Yehudi MK Ayelet Shaked's CommentsAyelet Shaked tried to explain to the public how and why party leader Naftali Bennett selected former soccer star Eli Ochana for the 11th position on the lineup. She said “Naftali wanted a Sephardi who grew up in difficult conditions”. These words angered Shas party officials. Shaked made her remarks to Galei Tzahal (Army Radio), adding “I am told he is intelligent. I am the only ...    Full Story »

The IDF Ousts 43 Insubordinates from Elite Intelligence Unit

The IDF Ousts 43 Insubordinates from Elite Intelligence UnitThe IDF sent letters to the 43 signatories of the letter sent to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz. In their letter, the ...    Full Story »

NYC Economy Lost $200M From Fizzled Storm, Transit Shutdown

NYC Economy Lost $200M From Fizzled Storm, Transit ShutdownNew York City lost about $200 million in economic activity in the fizzled snow storm and decision to shut down the transit system, but it wasn't a crippling loss, according to a preliminary estimate from Moody's Analytics. Consumers who would have otherwise bought cars or made other major purchases will likely do so a day or two later, Moody's economist Adam Kamins said. And he noted ...    Full Story »

Three Jews Living in Flatbush Entrapped by Missionaries, BJX Reacts (3 opinions)

Three Jews Living in Flatbush Entrapped by  Missionaries, BJX Reacts[SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO] "The Chiddushei Harim explained that the plague of darkness wasn't confined to Egypt. Rather it is a recurring plague of V'lo Rau Ish es Achiv - when Yidden fail to see, acknowledge or recognize their brothers who need their assistance. During the plague of darkness, the Jewish people had light in their dwellings. R' Yisroel of Ruzhin, Zt"l, says that every Jew ...    Full Story »

Yesh Atid Announces its List: Stern, Lipman & Others Most Likely Out of 20th Knesset

Yesh Atid Announces its List: Stern, Lipman & Others Most Likely Out of 20th KnessetYair Lapid on Monday evening 6 Shevat announced his lineup for the upcoming elections for the 20th Knesset. The first five people remain the same, albeit the order has changed. The first five all served as ministers in the outgoing administration. There are some other changes as well and it appears, based on polls, that some of the current MKs will not be in the next Knesset. This ...    Full Story »

Boehner Acknowledges 'Stumbles' in Congress' Opening Weeks

Boehner Acknowledges 'Stumbles' in Congress' Opening WeeksHouse Speaker John Boehner acknowledges that there've been "a couple of stumbles" in the opening weeks of the new Republican-run Congress. Boehner says House Republicans wanted to get off to a fast start this year and so they moved bills quickly. Last week GOP leaders were forced to water down an abortion bill after criticism from Republican women and others, and this week leaders ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: NY Assembly Speaker Silver To Step Down; Vote For New Speaker Scheduled For Feb 10

BREAKING: NY Assembly Speaker Silver To Step Down; Vote For New Speaker Scheduled For Feb 10New York Assembly Democrats have announced that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will vacate his position as of this coming Monday. After many hours of deliberation, Democrats in Albany settled on Joseph Morelle, the Democratic majority leader - who is a popular Rochester lawmaker, to temporarily lead the Assembly until February 10 when the 150-member body will vote on a new speaker, ...    Full Story »

Otzma Yisrael Decides to Go It Alone

Otzma Yisrael Decides to Go It AloneAfter talks with the Yachad party broke down, Otzma Yisrael party leader Dr. Michael Ben-Ari decided to run in the elections alone despite election polls showing he will not pass the minimum threshold. The main stumbling blocks to signing an agreement with Eli Yishai’s party included the issue of Har Habayis and Ben-Ari’s insistence in receiving one of the first slots, when ...    Full Story »

Obama Administration On Track To Surpass Health Care Goal

Obama Administration On Track To Surpass Health Care GoalThe Obama administration says 9.5 million people are already signed up for 2015 coverage under the president's health care law. That's on track to surpass the goal set last year. The Health and Human Services department Tuesday reported enrollment numbers through the middle of January. More than 7.1 million people signed up in the 37 states where the federal government is running ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin Holds a Working Meeting with UN Leader Ban Ki-moon

President Rivlin Holds a Working Meeting with UN Leader Ban Ki-moonPresident Rivlin on Monday 6 Shevat held a working meeting in New York, with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, upon whose invitation President Rivlin will address the UN special session for International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The two leaders spoke about the cooperation between the State of Israel and the UN. At the beginning of the meeting, President Rivlin thanked the ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: IDF Strikes Multiple Targets In Syria Following Rocket Fire Into Northern Israel

BREAKING: IDF Strikes Multiple Targets In Syria Following Rocket Fire Into Northern IsraelThe IDF Spokesperson's Unit says that the Israeli Air Force was striking multiple artillery positions belonging to the Syrian army, and that direct hits were identified. The air strikes came minutes after residents in the northern Golan Heights reported hearing air raid sirens around  12:30AM (Wednesday). No casualties or damages have been reported in Northern Israel. On ...    Full Story »

Surgeon General: 'Desperate Need of Clarity' on E-Cigarettes

Surgeon General: 'Desperate Need of Clarity' on E-CigarettesThe U.S. surgeon general says officials are "in desperate need of clarity" on electronic cigarettes to help guide public health policies. Dr. Vivek Murthy, the country's senior public health official, addressed the battery-powered devices that heat liquid nicotine during a stop Tuesday in Richmond. The newly-appointed Murthy says the technology should be embraced if evidence shows ...    Full Story »

Swedish City Bans Jews from Home Schooling their Children (3 opinions)

Swedish City Bans Jews from Home Schooling their ChildrenA Jewish Swedish couple is left fighting for their right to educate their children according to their religious belief, as the international community marks International Holocaust Memorial Day Tuesday. Rav Alexander and Leah Namdar, Chabad shluchim in Sweden, are standing trial in Gothenburg because they choose to homeschool their children to ensure they receive a traditional Jewish ...    Full Story »

Democrats Say They Won't Support Iran Sanctions Bill for Now (3 opinions)

Democrats Say They Won't Support Iran Sanctions Bill for NowA group of Senate Democrats told the White House on Tuesday that they won't support passage of an Iran sanctions bill until at least the end of March. The decision could halt the march of legislation that would levy more sanctions on Iran if no diplomatic agreement can be reached to prevent Tehran from being able to develop a nuclear weapon. Republicans could still push sanctions ...    Full Story »

MK Moses to Remain as the Vishnitz Representative (1 opinions)

MK Moses to Remain as the Vishnitz RepresentativeVishnitz officials on Tuesday 7 Shevat gave their bracha to MK Menachem Eliezer Moses to continue in his capacity as the chassidus’ representative in Yahadut Hatorah in Knesset. Moses was praised for his efforts to date as a shaliach of his tzibur and the chareidi tzibur at large. The announcement comes at a time when rumors have been circulating that there were plans to replace ...    Full Story »

Russia: US Spy Ring Charges Part of 'Anti-Russian Campaign' (1 opinions)

Russia: US Spy Ring Charges Part of 'Anti-Russian Campaign'Russia has accused the United States of having no evidence against three Russian citizens charged with spying, and says the Americans are using the charges for political purposes. U.S. prosecutors said the defendants were directed by Russia to gather sensitive economic intelligence on potential U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and U.S. efforts to develop alternative energy ...    Full Story »

Kulanu's Number 3 Man Disqualified from Election List (2 opinions)

Kulanu's Number 3 Man Disqualified from Election ListThe Central Election Committee on Monday 6 Shevat disqualified the Kulanu party’s number 3 person, journalist Tsega Melaku on a technicality. Committee Chair Justice Salim Jubran explained that she did not leave her position in the Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) early enough and since the IBA is a government post, it must comply with the minimum hiatus period before entering ...    Full Story »

Greenfield's Speech Goes Viral: 1 Million View His Response to 'Naked, Blind Anti-Semitism' by Pro-Palestine Protesters at City Hall (2 opinions)

Greenfield's Speech Goes Viral: 1 Million View His Response to 'Naked, Blind Anti-Semitism' by Pro-Palestine Protesters at City Hall[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Less than five days after Pro-Palestine protesters heckled the New York City Council's commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Councilman David G. Greenfield's impassioned response to their "naked, blind anti-Semitism" has gone viral and was viewed well over one million times across the globe. Last Thursday ...    Full Story »

Who Will be Presenting at 2015 Parnassah Expo? (2 opinions)

Who Will be Presenting at 2015 Parnassah Expo?[Video Below] Parnassah Network has released Part Two of its video series, offering us a live taste of Parnassah Expo’s business conference section. This short clip of the 2014 Expo’s CEO panel with audience Q & A’s, keynote addresses, The Accelerator investors panel, Women in the Workforce panel and business seminars includes business world giants Howie (Tzvi) Friedman, ...    Full Story »

Channel 2 Election Poll: Arab Bloc Become Fourth Largest Party (2 opinions)

Channel 2 Election Poll: Arab Bloc Become Fourth Largest PartyThe latest poll commissioned by Channel 2 News, carried out by Midgam, was released on Monday evening the eve of 7 Shevat, with 50 days remaining until elections for the 20th Knesset. The poll was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Mina Tzemach. Labor/The Movement: 26 Likud: 23 Bayit Yehudi: 14 Arab bloc: 12 Yesh Atid: 9 Kahlon 8 Yisrael Beitenu: 7 Shas: ...    Full Story »

Paying Respects In Saudi Arabia, Obama Defends US Ties Despite Human Rights Concerns

Paying Respects In Saudi Arabia, Obama Defends US Ties Despite Human Rights ConcernsPresident Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he led an array of current and former American statesmen in paying respects Tuesday following the death of King Abdullah. Saudi Arabia's status as one of Washington's most important Arab allies has at times ...    Full Story »

Israel Police Deputy Chief Joins the Department's Immorality List (4 opinions)

Israel Police Deputy Chief Joins the Department's Immorality ListIsrael Police Shai (Shomron-Yehuda) District Chief Kobi Cohen announced he is stepping down from his senior command post just a few short days ago amid allegations he abused his high-ranking post to compel female ...    Full Story »

Northeast Blizzard Wasn't A Bust, But It Was A Miss For Many (4 opinions)

Northeast Blizzard Wasn't A Bust, But It Was A Miss For ManyIn the wild world of winter weather, location is everything. So small last minute changes in the air morphed what was supposed to be crippling feet of snow into a handful of inches. Fearful forecasts turned into apologies. The not-so-great blizzard of 2015 did wallop the Northeast. Long Island and Massachusetts got hammered with more than two feet of snow, and it's still ...    Full Story »

Thousands of Women Planning on Attending Irgun Shiurei Torah Lecture Series for Married Women

Thousands of Women Planning on Attending Irgun Shiurei Torah Lecture Series for Married WomenDo you live in Brooklyn, Monsey, or Lakewood?  Lucky you.  Then chances are you’ve seen the ads for Irgun Shiurai Torah’s lecture series for married women called “The Essence of a Jewish Home.”  If there’s only one event series you will attend over the course of the year, this has to be it! Just ask Devoirie from Boro Park.  She’s already hired a babysitter for these ...    Full Story »

Facebook Blames Internal Glitch For Hourlong Global Outage

Facebook Blames Internal Glitch For Hourlong Global OutageFacebook said the outage that made its social media sites inaccessible worldwide for about an hour Tuesday was self-inflicted. Users of PCs and Facebook's mobile app reported they lost access in Asia, Canada, the United States, Australia and the U.K. Facebook-owned Instagram was also inaccessible. Facebook said the disruption was caused by a technical change and wasn't a ...    Full Story »
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Obama Says US Must Catch up to Ensure Drones Are Safe

Obama Says US Must Catch up to Ensure Drones Are SafeThe United States has fallen behind technological advancements that have made small drones readily available and must update its laws to ensure safety, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, in his first public comments about a drone that crashed on the White House grounds. Obama said drones, properly used, have the potential to empower people in ways unimaginable just a decade ago. He ...    Full Story »

A Sampling Of Snowfall Totals Across Tthe Northeast (1 opinions)

A Sampling Of Snowfall Totals Across Tthe NortheastA look at some snowfall totals across the Northeast as of Tuesday morning after a massive winter storm: ___ CONNECTICUT Waterford, 23 inches Hampton, 22.5 inches ___ MAINE Portland, 12.4 inches ___ MASSACHUSETTS Worcester, 26 inches Chelmsford, 22.5 inches Boston, 18.2 inches ___ NEW HAMPSHIRE Windham, 22.1 inches Hudson, 21.5 ...    Full Story »

Kahlon Quick to Dump PR Man Linked to Widening State Criminal Investigation

Kahlon Quick to Dump PR Man Linked to Widening State Criminal InvestigationA Rishon L'tzion court has extended the remand of public relations professional Ronen Moshe, who was arrested in the ongoing Israel Police high-level government corruption investigation. Police believe he and others are involved in the bribery, corruption & money laundering that has already connected to dozens of suspects including former cabinet ministers and high-ranking civil ...    Full Story »

MAILBAG: Sheldon Silver In Trouble With The Law So 'We Can Turn To Hashem' (14 opinions)

MAILBAG: Sheldon Silver In Trouble With The Law So 'We Can Turn To Hashem'To the editors of Yeshiva World News, I would like to thank you for your wonderful, informative and clean website. As an upstanding member of Klal Yisroel, I would like to applaud you for the wonderful reporting which you do for – as you call yourself- The Yeshiva World. I would like to thank you for the years of honest, responsible reporting, done Al Pi Derech Hatorah and with ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel of America's 15th Annual Yarchei Kallah Concludes With Historic Participation

Agudath Israel of America's 15th Annual Yarchei Kallah Concludes With Historic Participation[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] 15 years ago the Yidden of Eretz Yisroel encountered the vicious assault of the second intifada. The askonim of Agudas Yisroel wanted to show support for their brethren by organizing a solidarity mission to Eretz Yisroel. They asked the advice of the Gedolei HaTorah of Eretz Yisroel as how to proceed.Their answer was unequivocal. Come to Eretz Yisroel and ...    Full Story »

Dow Plunges Nearly 400 Points [11:35AM EST] (1 opinions)

Dow Plunges Nearly 400 Points [11:35AM EST]The Dow Jones industrial average has dropped nearly 400 points in late morning trading after disappointing earnings reports and a surprise drop in orders for long-lasting goods. The Dow was off 357 points, or 2 percent, to 17,321 as of 10:42 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday and at one point slid as much as 390 points. Caterpillar and Microsoft, which are members of the Dow, reported weaker ...    Full Story »

High Court Rejects Petition to Compel Chareidi Parties to Include Women on their Lists (1 opinions)

High Court Rejects Petition to Compel Chareidi Parties to Include Women on their ListsA petition that was filed with the Supreme Court seeking to compel chareidi parties to include women in their lists was rejected by the court. The women filing with the court wished to compel the parties to include women in their lists for the upcoming elections, for the 20th Knesset. Some of the women signed to the petition to the nation’s highest court include Rutie Yehoshua, Emunah ...    Full Story »

Many Cancellations, But Flights To Resume At Newark Airport

Many Cancellations, But Flights To Resume At Newark AirportAir travel is expected to slowly resume at Newark Liberty International Airport after hundreds of flights were canceled due to Monday night's snowstorm. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says flights will be operating from Newark on a limited basis Tuesday. Travelers are urged to check with their carrier for possible cancellations. A few planes were seen departing ...    Full Story »

Statement By President Obama On International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau (3 opinions)

Statement By President Obama On International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-BirkenauOn the tenth International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the American people pay tribute to the six million Jews and millions of others murdered by the Nazi regime. We also honor those who survived the Shoah, while recognizing the scars and burdens that many have carried ever since. Honoring the victims and survivors ...    Full Story »

Blizzard Howls Its Way Into Boston; New York And Philadelphia Are Largely Spared

Blizzard Howls Its Way Into Boston; New York And Philadelphia Are Largely SparedA howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston, the rest of eastern Massachusetts and parts of Long Island on Tuesday, delivering wind gusts topping 75 mph, but it failed to live up to the hype farther south in Philadelphia and New York City, which canceled its travel ban amid better-than-expected weather conditions. Total accumulation was expected to reach or exceed 2 feet in most of ...    Full Story »

Lawmakers To Weigh Sheldon Silver's Fate, Call For His Ouster Increases (4 opinions)

Lawmakers To Weigh Sheldon Silver's Fate, Call For His Ouster IncreasesDemocrats in New York’s state Assembly are debating whether to call for the ouster of their longtime leader, Speaker Sheldon Silver, following federal corruption charges. The lawmakers plan to continue closed-door talks Tuesday on whether they want to retain Silver as their leader. Lawmakers left the Capitol late Monday after several hours of deliberations. An increasing number ...    Full Story »

FLASHBACK: Bloomberg Blizzard Disaster Of 2010 (2 opinions)

FLASHBACK: Bloomberg Blizzard Disaster Of 2010[SEE LINKS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] As the current storm bears down on the Tri-State area, residents of New York City cannot help but remember the “Bloomberg Blizzard” in the year 2010. In that blizzard, NYC was hit with approximately 20 inches of snow. A combination of heavy snow and strong winds led to massive transportation lockdowns across the city. Nearly all roads in the city ...    Full Story »

HISTORICAL, OR HYSTERICAL? NYC Predictions Of Three Feet End Up With Only 8 Inches On Ground! (13 opinions)

HISTORICAL, OR HYSTERICAL? NYC Predictions Of Three Feet End Up With Only 8 Inches On Ground!Initial forecasts projected a "historical storm" with as much as 3 feet of snow to fall on parts of the tri-state area, but snowfall projections were greatly reduced by early Tuesday morning. By the time the snow stops falling Tuesday afternoon, between 4 and 8 inches of snow are expected to be on the ground in New York City. Up to 20 inches of snow are possible in eastern Suffolk ...    Full Story »


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