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Jerusalem Hotel Awarded for Excellence Again

Jerusalem Hotel Awarded for Excellence Again
The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel has been awarded Trip Advisor’s most prestigious honor, being recognized as a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner. The Trip Advisor “Hall of Fame” is reserved for the very top hospitality establishments that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years. Based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected each year by TripAdvisor users worldwide, the Inbal was also voted Jerusalem’s most luxurious hotel in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, ...

Clinton Urges Making Middle Class 'Mean Something Again'

Clinton Urges Making Middle Class 'Mean Something Again'Hillary Rodham Clinton says pay equity between men and women, more generous parental leave policies and a higher minimum wage are not issues of importance merely to women but concerns that go to the heart of why it's "hard to get ahead and stay ahead in America." The Democratic presidential contender offered a sweeping argument at a women's conference Wednesday for why she is the ...    Full Story »

6 Baltimore Officers Charged in Death Seek to Move Trial

6 Baltimore Officers Charged in Death Seek to Move TrialAttorneys for six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are asking a judge to move their case out of Baltimore, arguing it will be impossible to select an impartial jury and receive a fair trial. The officers face charges ranging from assault to second-degree "depraved-heart" murder. Gray's death April 19 prompted a wave of protests that on two occasions ...    Full Story »

IRS Believes Identity Thieves From Russia

IRS Believes Identity Thieves From RussiaIRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials told the Associated Press. The information was stolen as part of an elaborate scheme to claim fraudulent tax refunds, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told reporters. ...    Full Story »

FBI: Surveillance Tools In Jeopardy Amid Patriot Act Debate

FBI: Surveillance Tools In Jeopardy Amid Patriot Act DebateAs Congress wrestles over renewing the bulk collection of Americans' phone records, federal law enforcement officials are warning that legal authority is also at risk for lesser-known surveillance tools that are even more valuable in fighting terrorism. The Patriot Act authorities give the FBI flexibility to intercept the calls of terror suspects who continuously switch phones during ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Meets with US Senator Bill Cassidy

PM Netanyahu Meets with US Senator Bill CassidyPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, 8 Sivan, met with US Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and told him at the start of their meeting: "We welcome the partnership, bipartisan, with the United States because we think that the relationship between Israel and the United States is a precious asset for both countries. Everyone in Israel thinks as I do. As we are meeting, the P5+1 ...    Full Story »

Lakewood’s Downtown Security Cameras were Down for Nearly Two Years

Lakewood’s Downtown Security Cameras were Down for Nearly Two YearsThe following is a TLS exclusive article: The security cameras in the downtown area (pictured) – which reportedly helped police solve multiple crimes – has been down for nearly two years, police confirm to TLS. Police say the ...    Full Story »

New Early Warning System for Mortar Rockets Deployed in S. Israel

New Early Warning System for Mortar Rockets Deployed in S. IsraelA new radar system was deployed in southern Israel on Tuesday, 8 Sivan that will provide an early warning to border area residents of an incoming mortar shell attack. The system is designed for the communities closest to the Gaza border and while only a few communities have the unit today, the IDF hopes all the communities in the area will have it by summer’s end. The short-range ...    Full Story »

Goldfeder Demands Immediate Investigation into MTA Transit Nightmare

Goldfeder Demands Immediate Investigation into MTA Transit NightmareAmidst massive transit delays and gridlock due to disrupted A train service this morning between Howard Beach and Rockaway, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D - Howard Beach) is calling on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to immediately investigate alarming security breaches that reportedly allowed thieves to remove copper track wiring and cut service to the line. Goldfeder also ...    Full Story »

Debbiescloset.com Offers 15% OFF New Summer Arrivals Just in Time for Camp Shopping

Debbiescloset.com Offers 15% OFF New Summer Arrivals Just in Time for Camp Shopping[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  Newly Launched Website, DebbiesCloset.com, has new Summer Arrivals up just in time for Camp Shopping. Debbie's Closet has all the summer fashion must haves for Tznius Women and Girls. From a huge selection of comfortable and colorful skirts, to a large variety of 3/4 tees.     Full Story »

VIDEO: Government Committed to Strengthening Yerushalayim

VIDEO: Government Committed to Strengthening Yerushalayim[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu insists that the future of Yerushalayim remains atop of his cabinet’s agenda. He told the press this week that the cabinet just approved a number of measures that will strengthen the holy city, adding that he is in contact with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and the two maintain a good working relationship. The prime ...    Full Story »

NY Assembly Votes For Universal Health Coverage

NY Assembly Votes For Universal Health CoverageThe New York Assembly has voted 89-47 for legislation to establish publicly funded universal health coverage in a so-called single payer system. All New Yorkers could enroll. With no patient premiums, deductibles or co-payments for hospital and doctor visits, testing, drugs or other care, New York Health would pay providers through collectively negotiated rates. It would take ...    Full Story »

Ethiopian Soldier Beaten By Israeli Cops Files A Civil Suit

Ethiopian Soldier Beaten By Israeli Cops Files A Civil SuitIDF soldier Damas Pakada, 19, a member of the Ethiopian community, was beaten by police without provocation in an apparent racist attack. This event angered the Israeli Ethiopian community, leading to     Full Story »

Agudath Israel Rallies Community Support for Historic Tuition Relief Bill

Agudath Israel Rallies Community Support for Historic Tuition Relief BillAt an emergency meeting yesterday, in the offices of Agudath Israel of America, yeshiva menahalim from all over New York State gathered with askonim and legislators to discuss strategies to rally support for Governor Andrew Cuomo's groundbreaking education tax credit bill. Chaired by Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, executive vice president of Agudath Israel, the meeting underscored the ...    Full Story »

Rick Santorum Announces Second White House Run

Rick Santorum Announces Second White House RunConservative culture warrior Rick Santorum launched a 2016 White House bid on Wednesday, vowing to fight for working-class Americans in a new election season that will test his influence — and focus on social issues — in a changing Republican Party. The former Pennsylvania senator may have exceeded his own expectations by scoring a second-place finish in the race for the ...    Full Story »

Israel Heatwave Fire Update Wednesday Afternoon

Israel Heatwave Fire Update Wednesday AfternoonThe nationwide heatwave that sent temperatures soaring around Israel today, Wednesday, 8 Sivan, follows days of hot/dry temperatures, setting the stage for forest fires. While the nation’s fire service placed 600 firefighters on alert status along with firefighting planes, the weather and premiere fire conditions appear unavoidable in many areas. A large blaze began earlier in ...    Full Story »

Queens: 10-Week-Old Jewish Infant Found Dead In Stroller In Forest Hills Park (2 opinions)

Queens: 10-Week-Old Jewish Infant Found Dead In Stroller In Forest Hills ParkA 10-week-old infant was found dead in her stroller in a Queens park Wednesday afternoon, police said. On Wednesday at approximately 12:30PM, police officers responded to a 911 call of an unconscious baby inside of a park located at Borage Place and Burns Street in the Forest Hills section of Queens – within the confines of the 112th Precinct. Upon arrival, officers discovered a ...    Full Story »

NYC Comptroller Says City Pays 'Invisible Fare' To Run MTA (1 opinions)

NYC Comptroller Says City Pays 'Invisible Fare' To Run MTANew York City Comptroller Scott Stringer says city residents are paying an "invisible fare" of $130 a month per household to run the MTA. Stringer said Tuesday that in addition to the $5.3 billion city residents paid in fares and tolls last year, New Yorkers paid $4.8 billion in taxes, subsidies and direct expenditures to the MTA. The $4.8 billion includes taxes and fees levied on ...    Full Story »

NYC Elected Officials, Community Leaders, and Students Hold School Safety Rally

NYC Elected Officials, Community Leaders, and Students Hold School Safety RallyCity Hall - Today, Councilman David G. Greenfield, 20 New York City Council Members, and Public Advocate Letitia James held a school safety rally alongside students from Beth Jacob of Boro Park, Barkai Yeshiva, Al-Madinah School, Razi School, Al-lhsan, St. Saviour Catholic Academy, Queen of Rosary Catholic Academy, and Queen of All Saints. In addition, representatives of the following ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Israeli Police Prevent Jews From Trying To Ascend The Har HaBayis (4 opinions)

Gedolei HaPoskim throughout the ages including Gedolei Hador Shlita today have ruled it is absolutely forbidden to visit Har Habayis, even if one does so in line with Halacha including tevila. This is also the ruling of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. This ...    Full Story »

NYC: Mayor De Blasio Signals Some Support For Warrant Amnesty Plan

NYC: Mayor De Blasio Signals Some Support For Warrant Amnesty PlanMayor Bill de Blasio is signaling some support to offer amnesty to New York City residents who have outstanding warrants for low-level offenses. De Blasio said Tuesday that he could be open to the idea, which was floated by Police Commissioner William Bratton last week in an interview with The Associated Press. New York's court system has 1.2 million open warrants for sometimes ...    Full Story »

Poll: 85 Percent of Dati Leumi Voters: Don't Give Up Portfolios to Expand the Coalition

Poll: 85 Percent of Dati Leumi Voters: Don't Give Up Portfolios to Expand the CoalitionDati leumi voters believe that Bayit Yehudi erred when it permitted Shas to take control of the Ministry of Religious Services. However, most of the community is satisfied with the ministerial portfolios achieved by the party, a new poll shows. 470 men and women over the age of 16 of a group of 1,350 were polled on the internet. 27% responded they classify themselves as dati leumi ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Yissocher Frand – Exciting Summer Tour to Amsterdam, Alsace, Michelstadt & more

Rabbi Yissocher Frand – Exciting Summer Tour to Amsterdam, Alsace, Michelstadt & more[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  Reserve now - we are filling up our 2nd and last bus on this spectacular European 5-star Summer Tour August 3-10, 2015.  Join world-renowned speakers Rabbi Yissocher Frand and Rabbi Menachem Nissel on a week-long luxury touring experience; inspiring Torah lectures, fascinating sites, 5 star hotels, and beautiful and freshly prepared Kosher L’Mehadrin ...    Full Story »

Felder: Don't Let Trees Stump Us (2 opinions)

Felder: Don't Let Trees Stump Us“While trees can often help beautify our neighborhood, stumps that are left behind after a tree has been removed present an unsightly and often dangerous obstruction to homeowners and pedestrians,” said Senator Felder. “As part of the Senator On Site program, I make every effort to visit homes and help the owners resolve any issues they may have.” Senator Felder was joined by ...    Full Story »

Jewish Community Rescues Local Rabbi from Flooded Home

Jewish Community Rescues Local Rabbi from Flooded HomeThe Following is VIA OnlySimchas.com An unprecedented downpour of torrential rain triggered “extremely dangerous and potentially life-threatening” conditions that centered on Texas and Oklahoma since Saturday. The mayor of Houston confirmed two deaths Tuesday morning, raising the death toll to 10. At least 12 people ...    Full Story »

Will Uber App Provide Transportation in Jerusalem on Shabbos?

Will Uber App Provide Transportation in Jerusalem on Shabbos?The battle by secular activists for public transportation in Yerushalayim on Shabbos may be taking a new direction. While to date the battle has been to operate buses, including limited privately-funded Friday night bus service, one solution that is looked upon as a possibility is Uber. CEO Uber Israel Yoni Greifman explains that the smartphone app permits one to hail a Huber cab in ...    Full Story »
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Rick Santorum Faces Steep Climb In Second White House Run

Rick Santorum Faces Steep Climb In Second White House RunHe exceeded the political world's expectations by scoring a second-place finish in the race for the Republican presidential nomination four years ago. Yet as he readies a second White House run, Rick Santorum may struggle even to qualify for the debate stage in 2016. An aggressive advocate for conservative family values, the 57-year-old Republican is announcing his presidential ...    Full Story »

Porush: We Got the Funding for Chareidi Summer Camps (2 opinions)

Porush: We Got the Funding for Chareidi Summer CampsFormer Education Minister (Yesh Atid) Shai Piron was attacked by the chareidi tzibur for funding summer camp programs for public school students while excluding the chareidi tzibur. Piron defended himself by explaining it was not a decision against chareidim, but simply a program for public schoolers so chareidim were not eligible. When Naftali Bennett (Bayit Yehudi) took over for ...    Full Story »

Hundreds of Non-Public School Parents, Children Call On NYC Council to Pass School Safety Bill For All NYC Schoolchildren (1 opinions)

Hundreds of Non-Public School Parents, Children Call On NYC Council to Pass School Safety Bill For All NYC SchoolchildrenHundreds of parents and children from Jewish, Catholic, Muslim and other non-public schools joined together today on the steps of City Hall with dozens of City Council members to demonstrate that all schoolchildren—public and non-public alike—deserve to be safe at school. The group rallied for the passage of Intro 65, a bill now before City Council, which will provide the same ...    Full Story »

Spring Valley: Pair Charged With Hate Crime Over Alleged Arson

Spring Valley: Pair Charged With Hate Crime Over Alleged ArsonA homeless man and a teenager have been charged with a hate crime for allegedly torching a Spring valley home. The Journal News says 29-year-old Anner Grijalva-Esquival and a 16-year-old boy face arson charges after allegedly torching an abandoned home in Spring Valley on May 13, as was     Full Story »

Sadigura Rebbe: Rocket Fire a Reminder from Shomayim (3 opinions)

Sadigura Rebbe: Rocket Fire a Reminder from ShomayimFollowing the renewed rocket fire into southern Israel on Wednesday evening, some southern residents are calling on the government to act before the situation worsens. They insist that the same pattern repeats itself year after year and ...    Full Story »

Air France Jet in Near Miss With Giant Volcano in Cameroon (2 opinions)

Air France Jet in Near Miss With Giant Volcano in CameroonAir France says one of its jets had what investigators call a "serious incident" by flying too close to a volcano while maneuvering around a storm on a flight into Cameroon. Flight 953 took off from Malabo in Equatorial Guinea on May 2 and was cruising toward Douala, Cameroon's largest city, when the pilot rerouted the Boeing 777 to avoid a storm. A ground-proximity alarm in the ...    Full Story »

Petach Tikvah: Child Forgotten in a Vehicle on Heatwave Morning (2 opinions)

Petach Tikvah: Child Forgotten in a Vehicle on Heatwave MorningA 2-year-old child was forgotten in a vehicle on Menachem Begin Street in Petach Tikvah on Wednesday morning 9 Sivan as the nation braces for a major sharav heatwave. When the family members returned to the vehicle they were shocked to see the toddler inside. Her mother removed her the vehicle and she ran her into her home and called EMS. Magen David Adom paramedics responded to the ...    Full Story »

Bein Ha’zmanim Fellowship On Politics, Torah Values: Deadline This Sunday

Bein Ha’zmanim Fellowship On Politics, Torah Values: Deadline This Sunday[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Applications for the Tikvah Institute for Yeshiva Men are due this Sundaynight. The program will take place during the last week of the upcoming kayitz bein ha’zmanim (August 9-16), and will explore ideas of how a Torah Jew should properly relate to the society in which he lives. Discussions will be led by renowned talmidei chachomim and professors of ...    Full Story »

Video Exposes Divisions Among Iran Officials on Nuke Talks

Video Exposes Divisions Among Iran Officials on Nuke TalksIranians have been captivated by a video circulating on social media this week that shows a hard-line lawmaker trading barbs with the country's foreign minister over the ongoing nuclear negotiations with world powers. The video, which surfaced Monday, shows Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and hard-line lawmaker Mahdi Kouchakzadeh in a heated exchange, apparently at the end of a ...    Full Story »

Fires Reported Around Israel Amid Oppressive Heatwave (1 opinions)

Fires Reported Around Israel Amid Oppressive HeatwaveSix people were treated for smoke inhalation on Wednesday morning 9 Sivan in a fire in the eastern capital attributed to the sharav heatwave. The victims were transported to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital and to Shaare Zedek Medical Center. 13:00: Firefighters in Shomron are battling a blaze three kilometers from Yishuv Sla’it. Four planes are involved in the effort to protect the ...    Full Story »

Ford Recalls Nearly 423K Vehicles for Power Steering Problem

Ford Recalls Nearly 423K Vehicles for Power Steering ProblemFord is recalling nearly 423,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the power-assisted steering can fail while they're being driven. The recall covers certain Ford Flex and Taurus vehicles, as well as the Lincoln MKS and MKT from 2011 through 2013. Also covered are the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ from 2011 through 2012 and some 2011 Mercury Milans. Ford says an intermittent ...    Full Story »

VIDEOS AND PHOTOS: Hikind Addresses Agudath Israel's Emergency Tax Credit Meeting (1 opinions)

VIDEOS AND PHOTOS: Hikind Addresses Agudath Israel's  Emergency Tax Credit Meeting[VIDEOS & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) addressed an Isru Chag Emergency Tax Credit Meeting on Tuesday afternoon to advise members of Agudah Israel of America and its affiliates regarding steps that need to be taken in hopes of achieving education tax credits this legislative session. Hikind was joined by his colleagues Assembly Members Phillip ...    Full Story »

Flatbush: Homicide On Newkirk Avenue And East 17 Street

Flatbush: Homicide On Newkirk Avenue And East 17 StreetA person was shot dead on Newkirk Avenue in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, Tuesday night. The NYPD tells YWN that at approximately 9:3-0PM, police responded to a 911 call of a male shot in the vicinity of East 17 Street and Newkirk Avenue - within the confines of the 70 Precinct. Upon arrival, officers observed a 27-year-old male lying unconscious in front of 1710 Newkirk ...    Full Story »

More on Nachal Sorek (Beit Shemesh) Blaze

More on Nachal Sorek (Beit Shemesh) BlazeIsrael fire department was on alert for forestry fires due to the heavy heatwave today, Wednesday, 9 Sivan. Fires are reported in a number of areas around Israel. In Tel Monde, three homes were totally destroyed until that blaze was declared under control. B’chasdei Hashem there are no reports of loss of life or injuries. This blaze appears to have begun as a brush fire that spread ...    Full Story »


Video Of Interest: Lieberman Anyone Who Believes Retreating To Pre '67 Boundaries Will Achieve Peace Is Smoking Drugs

During a Knesset plenum address, MK Avigdor Lieberman spoke about those who believe Israel must retreat to the pre-1967 boundaries in Yerushalayim to achieve true peace with the PA (Palestinian Authority). Lieberman stated “Anyone who believes that retreating to the pre ’67 boundaries will achieve the desired peace must have taken too many green leaves (drugs)”.

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WATCH: Israeli Police Prevent Jews From Trying To Ascend The Har HaBayis (4 opinions)

Gedolei HaPoskim throughout the ages including Gedolei Hador Shlita today have ruled it is absolutely forbidden to visit Har Habayis, even if one does so in line with Halacha including tevila. This is also the ruling of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. This is an Issur Kares.

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