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Developers Look To Create Underground NYC Park

Developers Look To Create Underground NYC Park
Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees. Private planners inspired by the High Line's success are now looking deep under Manhattan at a proposal to create the Lowline, billed as the world's first underground park. The project would occupy a 116-year-old abandoned trolley terminal below the Lower East Side that's been used for storage since 1948. Street-level solar collectors would be used ...

New York Activates Its Emergency Operations Center For Forecasted Heavy Snowfall

New York Activates Its Emergency Operations Center For Forecasted Heavy SnowfallGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed activation of New York State’s Emergency Operations Center in preparation for heavy and blowing snow of up to 16 inches that is expected throughout the New York City area, the Hudson Valley, the Capital Region, and the Mohawk Valley. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Watches and Warnings in and around these areas, with the ...    Full Story »

Gafne: Bayit Yehudi is a Viable Coalition Partner

Gafne: Bayit Yehudi is a Viable Coalition PartnerMK Moshe Gafne announced during an interview with Radio Galei Yisrael that he is not ruling out the possibility of entering into a future coalition that include the Bayit Yehudi party. “I can spit on a ballot from Bayit Yehudi and sit with them [in a coalition] for I am a practical person. As he acts towards the United States I will act towards him”. Gafne referred to the leaders ...    Full Story »

Ferguson Officer Says He Never Wanted to Kill Michael Brown (1 opinions)

Ferguson Officer Says He Never Wanted to Kill Michael BrownFerguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he "never wanted to take anybody's life" and feels sorry about the death of Michael Brown. But Wilson says in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" that aired Wednesday that he followed his training when he shot the unarmed black teenager. During their confrontation, he says, "The only emotion I ever felt was fear and then it was ...    Full Story »

What is Yiddish?

What is Yiddish?[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  Yiddish was the vernacular language of most Jews in Eastern and Central Europe before World War II. Today, it is spoken by descendants of those Jews living in the United States, Israel, and other parts of the world. Yiddish is today enjoying a  resurgence. Some say because there are two generations of Yeshiva Students who today are not familiar with ...    Full Story »

NYPD: 10 Arrested During Ferguson Decision Protest

NYPD: 10 Arrested During Ferguson Decision ProtestThe NYPD says 10 people were arrested as thousands protested for a second night the decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. The arrests occurred Tuesday night in Times Square. Four people were charged with resisting arrest and six with disorderly conduct. There were no injuries. Police say the protests ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: How Much Rainfall Did Israel Receive?

VIDEO: How Much Rainfall Did Israel Receive?[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] It has been a stormy 24 hours as the first significant winter storm is upon us. The heavy rains which began on Tuesday of 3 Kislev continued through the night and Wednesday. They are expected to taper off on Thursday morning. The unseasonably cold temperatures will continue through Shabbos, but the rainfall and sporadic thundershowers are expected to end ...    Full Story »

Wednesday AM News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

Wednesday AM News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael06:30 IDF soldiers taking part in counter-terrorism operations throughout Yehuda and Shomron during the night arrested 13 suspects. 06:40 Heavy rainfall accompanied with strong winds were reported throughout the country during the night resulting in power outages and flooding. The rain is expected to dissipate today. 09:00 The Kinneret has risen 3.5cm (1.3 inches) from ...    Full Story »

NY Assembly To Review Unregulated Lenders

NY Assembly To Review Unregulated LendersNew York lawmakers say they'd like to find ways to help struggling individuals get financial help without resorting to high-cost, unregulated loans. The state Assembly held a hearing Tuesday in Manhattan to discuss the dangers posed by unregulated loans and the available alternatives. One option is a kind of loan known as "borrow and save" loans, which automatically place a ...    Full Story »

VIDEO - ONLY IN RUSSIA: Passengers Give Passenger Jet A Push To The Runway

VIDEO - ONLY IN RUSSIA: Passengers Give Passenger Jet A Push To The Runway[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move to the runway. A Russian-made Tu-134 with 74 oil workers and seven crew members onboard was due to fly from the town of Igarka on Tuesday to Krasnoyarsk 800 miles (nearly 1,300 ...    Full Story »

Once Maligned, Iran's Jews Find Greater Acceptance (5 opinions)

Once Maligned, Iran's Jews Find Greater AcceptanceThe following is an unedited AP article: More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this past week to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimage like many others in the Islamic Republic — until you notice men there wearing yarmulkes. Iran, a home for Jews for more than 3,000 years, has the Middle East's largest Jewish population outside of Israel, a perennial ...    Full Story »

Thousands March In NYC For A Second Night To Protest #Ferguson Decision (1 opinions)

Thousands March In NYC For A Second Night To Protest #Ferguson DecisionThousands of people marched in the city for a second night to protest the decision to not indict a white policeman who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. The protests, which caused traffic gridlock in many parts of Manhattan, have been largely peaceful, with few arrests, including one after a protester tossed fake blood on the police commissioner in ...    Full Story »

Prosecutor Faces New Criticism Over Michael Brown Case (3 opinions)

Prosecutor Faces New Criticism Over Michael Brown CaseHe criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn’t match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch - whose impartiality has been questioned since soon after ...    Full Story »

Eyeing 2016, Clinton Selective On Policy Issues (1 opinions)

Eyeing 2016, Clinton Selective On Policy IssuesHillary Rodham Clinton offered praise for President Barack Obama's executive actions to stave off deportation for millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But the Democrats' favored presidential hopeful has been less forthcoming on other issues in these early days of the 2016 contest. Clinton is not, so far, a candidate, and she's limiting her commentary about the daily ...    Full Story »

White House Veto Threat Shelves Possible Tax Plan

White House Veto Threat Shelves Possible Tax PlanA White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of generous tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working class. The unusual veto threat came before the parameters of a potential agreement were even ...    Full Story »

2 FBI Agents Shot, Wounded in St. Louis Area

2 FBI Agents Shot, Wounded in St. Louis AreaAn FBI spokeswoman says two special agents have been shot in St. Louis County and that the incident isn't directly related to the Ferguson protests. Rebecca Wu, a spokeswoman with the FBI St. Louis Division, says the agents were assisting the University City Police Department execute an arrest warrant at 2:53 a.m. Wednesday. One agent was shot in the shoulder and the other agent ...    Full Story »

Israel: Late Night 1 Shekel Cup of Coffee (2 opinions)

Israel: Late Night 1 Shekel Cup of CoffeeAccording to Ministry of Transportation data, 18% of all road deaths occur during nighttime hours and 17% of all vehicular accidents occur at night. Deputy Minister of Transportation Tzipi Hotevely has decided to become more aggressive in fighting road accidents. She is addressing accidents that occur as a result of driver fatigue. Hotevely has contacted the nation’s major gas ...    Full Story »

Israel: Election Fever has Parties Jockeying for Position

Israel: Election Fever has Parties Jockeying for PositionFor many, it is nothing short of a miracle that the current coalition has survived as long as it has but the latest piece of legislation to challenge its continued existence is the Jewish Nation Bill. Due to the efforts of Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, the bill will not be voted on in Knesset on Wednesday 4 Kislev, as the Yisrael Beitenu party leader managed to buy a week’s time ...    Full Story »

Mayor De Blasio: NYC Ready For Pre-Thanksgiving Snowstorm

Mayor De Blasio: NYC Ready For Pre-Thanksgiving SnowstormNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the nation's largest city "is ready" for any potential snow around Thanksgiving. Forecasters say New York could receive several inches of snow during a storm hitting Wednesday. Higher elevation areas west of the Interstate 95 corridor could see up to a foot of snow. The nasty weather threatens to hinder travel on the day before Thanksgiving, ...    Full Story »

Gaza: Shajaia Residents Refuse to Move to Caravans Donated By Turkey

Gaza: Shajaia Residents Refuse to Move to Caravans Donated By TurkeyResidents of Gaza’s Shajaia neighborhood and nearby areas are refusing to enter into caravan homes donated to Gaza by the Turkish Government ahead of winter. According to Housing and Public Works Minister Mufeed Al-Hassayna, tens of thousands of homes must be restored and rebuilt following the warfare with Israel this summer, Operation Protective Edge. UN Mideast Envoy Robert Serry ...    Full Story »

NY Gov. Cuomo Announces MTA Preparations For Winter Storms

NY Gov. Cuomo Announces MTA Preparations For Winter StormsGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that with four to eight inches of snow predicted to coat the New York region, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is closely monitoring weather forecasts and readying its forces to keep the region’s network of subways, buses, railroads, bridges, tunnels and paratransit operating in the event of significant snowfall. New York City ...    Full Story »

Chabad Shaliach Whose Rebitzen was Killed in a Rocket Attack to Remarry (4 opinions)

Chabad Shaliach Whose Rebitzen was Killed in a Rocket Attack to RemarryChabad Shaliach to India Rabbi Shmulil Sharf is getting married again after his rebitzen, Miri Sharf HY”D, was killed when a Hamas rocket made a direct hit on a Kiryat Malachi home in 2012, during Operation Pillar of ...    Full Story »

Police Across US Prepare for More Ferguson Rallies (1 opinions)

Police Across US Prepare for More Ferguson RalliesPolice in U.S. cities from Los Angeles to New York prepared for another day of demonstrations Tuesday after thousands flooded the streets, some in peaceful protest and others in riotous anger over a grand jury's decision not to indict a white officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. Renewed plans for marches and rallies came as officials in cities such as ...    Full Story »

Regev: Place Demobilized Soldiers at the Schools for Protection

Regev: Place Demobilized Soldiers at the Schools for ProtectionDuring a session of the Knesset Interior Committee on Monday, 2 Kislev, Israel Police Brigadier-General Amitai Levy explained the department evaluates the security situation and makes daily decisions regarding what is required in the nation’s schools and other venues. Committee members are calling on police to reinstate school patrols in which cars are assigned to patrol schools in ...    Full Story »

Have you Registered for Rabbi Friedman’s New Course Yet? (1 opinions)

Have you Registered for Rabbi Friedman’s New Course Yet?[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Join Rabbi Manis Friedman for the new Intimacy for Men course that starts on Monday, 9 Kislev/December 1. This is a four part tele-seminar that discusses the theory, the practice, and the results of following Torah’s guidelines. Click here for the full course information. We live at ...    Full Story »

Critics Question Timing of Ferguson Announcement

Critics Question Timing of Ferguson AnnouncementAn aide to St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch is defending the timing of the grand jury announcement in the Ferguson case, even as some question whether the nighttime announcement fed the unrest. McCulloch held a news conference at 8 p.m. Monday to disclose that the grand jury declined to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael ...    Full Story »
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Holder: 'Disappointed' by Violence in Ferguson (3 opinions)

Holder: 'Disappointed' by Violence in FergusonAttorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he was "disappointed" by the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown. "It is clear, I think, that acts of violence threaten to drown out those who have legitimate voices, legitimate demonstrators," Holder told reporters. "Those acts of violence cannot ...    Full Story »

Opposition Leader Calls out to Lapid Livni to Create a Coalition (4 opinions)

Opposition Leader Calls out to Lapid Livni to Create a CoalitionAt a time many feel the current coalition government is all but done for, opposition leader MK Yitzchak Herzog is looking ahead, calling on the Yesh Atid and The Movement parties to agree to enter into a coalition with Labor. At the start of a faction meeting on Monday 2 Kislev, Herzog stated “Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is jeopardizing the nation’s basic and fundamental ...    Full Story »

Two Teens Shot Dead, Two Different Obama Reactions (3 opinions)

Two Teens Shot Dead, Two Different Obama ReactionsTwo unarmed black teenagers shot dead. Two very different reactions from President Barack Obama. In contrast to the deeply personal response that Obama delivered last year after a Florida jury found Trayvon Martin's killer not guilty, America's first black president was more restrained in speaking after a Missouri grand jury declined to indict Michael Brown's shooter. The cases ...    Full Story »

Obama: No Excuse for Destructive Acts in Ferguson (1 opinions)

Obama: No Excuse for Destructive Acts in FergusonPresident Barack Obama says there's "no excuse" for burning buildings, torching cars and destroying property in response to the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri. Obama says such "destructive" actions are criminal and those who are responsible should be prosecuted. The president is speaking in Chicago a day after a Missouri grand jury declined to indict a police officer in ...    Full Story »

Peretz Calls to Directly Elect the Prime Minister to Keep Bennett Out of the Driver's Seat (2 opinions)

Peretz Calls to Directly Elect the Prime Minister to Keep Bennett Out of the Driver's SeatMK (The Movement) Amir Peretz, who recently resigned as a member of the cabinet due to his objections to government policies, is now pushing a bill that will permit the direct election of the prime minister. At present, the party with the most number of seats is generally given the presidential mandate to assemble a coalition. If the party succeeds, then the head of the large party ...    Full Story »

Facing Health Law Hikes, Consumers Mull Options

Facing Health Law Hikes, Consumers Mull OptionsConsumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama's health care law. But it will take time for families to figure out the best bang for their budgets — even as a bigger political battle brews over the program's future. For many people, government subsidies will cushion the hit. And there's a ...    Full Story »

Former Minister Perez Not Ruling Out the Number One Spot (3 opinions)

Former Minister Perez Not Ruling Out the Number One SpotIn what most would view as an unrealistic occurrence, former Minister of Environmental Affairs Amir Peretz told the media he does not rule out being the person to replace Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Peretz, a member of The Movement party, recently resigned from the cabinet over the administration’s policies. He feels his party should break from the coalition as well. Peretz, ...    Full Story »

Additional Guardsmen Dispatched to Ferguson

Additional Guardsmen Dispatched to FergusonMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered additional members of the National Guard to Ferguson, where violent protests broke out following the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. Nixon's office announced early Tuesday that the additional guardsmen will provide security at the Ferguson Police Department, which was at the center of protests late Monday and early ...    Full Story »

Housing Minister Ariel Cancels Visit to Har Habayis (2 opinions)

Housing Minister Ariel Cancels Visit to Har HabayisIn light of the worrisome security situation, Housing Minister (Bayit Yehudi) Uri Ariel on Monday decided to cancel a planned visit to Har Habayis. When he informed the ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) of his planned visit days before it was to take place, the security agency asked him to reconsider due to the security situation. After contemplating the matter, Ariel agreed ...    Full Story »

Iran Nuke Talks Face Obstacles Even With More Time

Iran Nuke Talks Face Obstacles Even With More TimeThe United States and Iran hope a new deadline in nuclear talks will allow them to finally reach a deal. But Tehran's apparent reluctance to compromise may soon leave U.S. negotiators running out of ideas on how to reduce Iran's capacity to make nuclear arms. Western diplomats familiar with the talks said Tuesday they have agreed on little more than to keep talking until June 30, ...    Full Story »

MK Maklev: Human Bones Thrown into Cartons in a Basement in Hebrew University

MK Maklev: Human Bones Thrown into Cartons in a Basement in Hebrew UniversityMK (Yahadut Hatorah) filed a query with Education Minister (Yesh Atid) Shai Prion who is responsible for Hebrew University regarding his discovery that boxes of human bones have simply been thrown into a basement on campus and left in an unacceptably dishonorable fashion. He cites the bones originated in archeological sites and they were brought to the university campus where they ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Drama In The Knesset After Arab MKs Removed From Podium For Calling Jewish MKs a Fascist (3 opinions)

WATCH: Drama In The Knesset After Arab MKs Removed From Podium For Calling Jewish MKs a Fascist[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Rising tensions between Jews and Arabs has reached Knesset as Arab MKs Muhmad Baraka (Hadash) and Jamal Zahalka (Balad) left the Knesset plenum on Monday 2 Kislev after calling their Jewish colleagues “fascists” and yelling “go choke”. It began with a heated argument between Baraka and MK (Yisrael Beitenu) David Rotem during which the former ...    Full Story »

Anti-Semitic Attack Outside Berlin Chabad House

Anti-Semitic Attack Outside Berlin Chabad HouseA 22-year-old Israeli man was the victim of another anti-Semitic attack in Europe, this time outside a Berlin Chabad house. The Islamic attackers saw him leave the Chabad house and they then attacked him. He was transported and treated in a local hospital. The attack occurred early Sunday evening in Berlin's Wilmersdorf neighborhood. According to the witness, he was attacked by four ...    Full Story »

NEW: Greenfield Introduces Bill to Rein In Uber's Surge Pricing (1 opinions)

NEW: Greenfield Introduces Bill to Rein In Uber's Surge PricingToday, Councilman Greenfield will introduce legislation in the City Council to rein in Uber's exorbitant "surge pricing" and protect consumers from price gouging fares. Uber, a car service company which allows customers to hail a private car or taxi from a mobile app, has faced increasing scrutiny over its surge pricing model. Surge pricing allows for normal rates for car service to ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Comments On Iran In Knesset

PM Netanyahu Comments On Iran In KnessetAs Iran gets closer than ever to becoming the world’s next nuclear power, Israel continues to insist it will not permit Tehran to reach the stage it can manufacture a nuclear bomb. Following is a statement released in Knesset by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday, 2 Kislev. "We are anxiously monitoring the nuclear talks with Iran. We are also using our contacts and ...    Full Story »


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