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Monsey: Toddler Critically Injured After Being Run Over By Vehicle

Monsey: Toddler Critically Injured After Being Run Over By Vehicle
A toddler was R"L critically injured after being struck by a vehicle, Friday afternoon. A spokesperson for the Ramapo Police Department tells YWN that they received reports of a pedestrian struck on Becketts Court, in the Village of Chestnut Ridge around 1:30PM. Upon arrival, responding officers were advised that Hatzolah EMS was in the process of transporting the struck pedestrian to Westchester Medical Hospital. Upon further investigation it was determined that a 2002 Toyota Sienna, driven by a 19 year old female from the Monsey area, ...

France Joins US Against Islamic State Over Iraq (1 opinions)

France Joins US Against Islamic State Over IraqFrance is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq. More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush's war against Saddam Hussein, France on Friday became the first country to join U.S. forces pounding targets inside Iraq from the air in recent weeks — this time in pursuit of militants of the Islamic State group. Flying from the United Arab ...    Full Story »

Huge License Plate Scanner Networks Track Drivers (1 opinions)

Huge License Plate Scanner Networks Track DriversA battle over massive systems that use cameras to monitor license plates and track drivers' comings and goings across the country has raised the ire of those who are being rebuffed in their attempts to find out how the information is being used. The license plate scanning systems have multiplied across the U.S. over the last decade, funded largely by Homeland Security grants. But ...    Full Story »

Start the Year off Right with Kupat Ha'ir (4 opinions)

Start the Year off Right with Kupat Ha'ir [COMMUNICATED CONTENT] As we approach the holiest days of the year, Kupat Ha'ir is on the front lines as they have been for many years. Ten years, month after month during which millions of shekels keep flowing to their specified destinations with astonishing precision, thick volumes containing stories of salvation and stacks of sheets filled with data about families in distress ...    Full Story »

Askonim From Across the Nation Tackle the Lakewood School Admission Crisis

Askonim From Across the Nation Tackle the Lakewood School Admission CrisisThe dog days of summer conjure up images of frantic last minute back to school shopping, school busses wreaking havoc on already congested streets and, of course, smiling eager children, tinokos shel bais rabban of all ages and stages, brimming with excitement and suspense as the new school year dawns. With the ongoing explosive growth of Lakewood, new and expanding schools and chadorim ...    Full Story »

London: Stamford Hill Posters Telling Women What Side Of The Road To Walk On Are Removed (1 opinions)

London: Stamford Hill Posters Telling Women What Side Of The Road To Walk On Are RemovedThe following is via the Hackney Gazette: Hackney Council have removed posters in Stamford Hill telling women what side of the road they should walk on after a backlash from residents. The notices were taken down after multiple complaints to the council about the posters which read “women should please walk along this side of the road only” in English and Yiddish. The ...    Full Story »

Orthodox Union Hails U.S. House Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism

Orthodox Union Hails U.S. House Resolution Condemning Anti-SemitismToday, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the United States House of Representatives for passing H.Res.707, “condemning all forms of anti-Semitism and rejecting attempts to justify anti-Jewish hatred or violent attacks as an acceptable expression of disapproval or frustration over ...    Full Story »

Rice Leads Blakeman By 47 Points Among Jewish Voters (1 opinions)

Rice Leads Blakeman By 47 Points Among Jewish VotersDemocratic congressional candidate Kathleen Rice (NY-04) leads her Republican and Conservative opponent Bruce Blakeman by 18 points in the race to replace outgoing Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, according to an independent Newsday/News 12/Siena College poll released last night. Rice has a commanding 47-point lead among Jewish voters, who make up 18 percent of the district’s ...    Full Story »

Booker Celebrates the Passage of U.S. - Israel Strategic Partnership Act

Booker Celebrates the Passage of U.S. - Israel Strategic Partnership ActU.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., issued the following statement celebrating the passage of the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014, legislation that reaffirms the United States’ unwavering commitment to Israel’s security and the strong, historic U.S.-Israel relationship. “Since coming to office, I have consistently emphasized the importance of building a ...    Full Story »

Iran, 6 Powers Seek to Unblock Nuclear Talks

Iran, 6 Powers Seek to Unblock Nuclear TalksIran and six world powers are launching a fresh effort to try to narrow stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions relief. The talks, which resumed Friday at the United Nations, may be joined next week by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts. The deadline for agreement is Nov. 24, putting pressure on both ...    Full Story »

Suspect In 1998 Bombings Of U.S. Embassies Which Killed 224 People Pleads To Lesser Charges

Suspect In 1998 Bombings Of U.S. Embassies Which Killed 224 People Pleads To Lesser ChargesA suspect in the 1998 bombings at U.S. embassies in Africa has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in federal court in New York. Adel Abdul Bary was charged in the bombings that killed 224 people in Kenya and Tanzania. The 54-year-old pleaded guilty Friday to lesser charges of making threats against Americans, but Judge Lewis Kaplan said he wanted to hear further arguments before the ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Young Boys Throw Rocks At Passing Cars In Crown Heights (4 opinions)

Three young boys are seen walking up New York Avenue between Crown and Carroll Streets when one of them bends down, picks up a rock and throws it at a passing car. The car sustained damage to the windshield and a police report was filled. This is one of a few ...    Full Story »

Isaac Yedid Esq. on Halachic Wills (1 opinions)

Isaac Yedid Esq. on Halachic WillsIn today’s society, the monetary laws of the Torah have unfortunately been largely disregarded even within the Orthodox community, mostly due to a lack of education and understanding of those laws.  There is one area of monetary law which affects everyone – the laws of yerushah (inheritance).  According to the Torah’s laws of inheritance, a man’s sons    Full Story »

Islamic State Threaten Ancient Jewish Sites In Iraq, Syria

Islamic State Threaten Ancient Jewish Sites In Iraq, SyriaFor more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia — from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. Their ancient, buried cities, palaces and temples packed with monumental art are scattered across what is now northern Iraq and eastern Syria. Now much of that archaeological wealth is under the control of extremists from the Islamic ...    Full Story »

OPCW Document: Syria Had Ricin Program

OPCW Document: Syria Had Ricin ProgramSyrian authorities have declared that they once had a program to produce the deadly toxin ricin, according to an official document of the global chemical weapons watchdog. A report on the website of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says that Damascus revealed in July "a facility for the production of ricin" along with two other "chemical weapons-related ...    Full Story »

Anti-Islamic Ads Coming To NYC Transit System

Anti-Islamic Ads Coming To NYC Transit SystemAnti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on 100 New York City buses and two subway entrances next week. The six ads include an image of beheaded American journalist James Foley and another of Hitler. The ads are paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative run by anti-Islam blogger Pamela Geller. She says the campaign tells truths about Islam and Jihad that the U.S. government ...    Full Story »

Mexico: Chabad Stays Put Amid Blackouts and Looting in Wake of Hurricane Odile (1 opinions)

Mexico: Chabad Stays Put Amid Blackouts and Looting in Wake of Hurricane OdileWell into day three without power, running water or Internet service, Chabad Rabbi Benzion Hershcovich of the Cabo Jewish Center in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, is helping the community cope with growing havoc in the resort town ravaged by Hurricane Odile, and is eagerly awaiting aid being sent from Mexico City and the United States. “Rabbi [Mendel] Polichenco is really a lifesaver,” ...    Full Story »

Chayim Aruchim Hosts Annual Meeting of Rabbis, Doctors, Lawyers and Activists

Chayim Aruchim Hosts Annual Meeting of Rabbis, Doctors, Lawyers and ActivistsChayim Aruchim (The Center for Culturally Sensitive Health Advocacy and Counseling), an Agudath Israel project, hosted its annual meeting at Skolye Hall in Brooklyn. The agenda noted several of the organization's successes this year, such as the tremendous impact of the Chayim Aruchim 24-hour hotline (718-301-9800). The hotline, which went live in April 2014, is staffed by seven young ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: NYPD Chief of Transit Joseph Fox Visits High-Profile Stations To Ensure Subway System Is Well Protected Against Terror

PHOTOS: NYPD Chief of Transit Joseph Fox Visits High-Profile Stations To Ensure Subway System Is Well Protected Against TerrorMillions of New Yorkers ride the subways each day, and the NYPD works diligently to ensure that it remains the safest transit system in the world. At the helm of the NYPD Transit Division is Chief Joseph Fox, who has been running the Transit Division since 2011. Taking his job very seriously, Fox was seen this week visiting high profile subway stations around the city, making sure that ...    Full Story »

A Message To All Americans Travelling To Uman For Rosh Hashanah

A Message To All Americans Travelling To Uman For Rosh HashanahWelcome to Ukraine!  In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday season in Uman, we ask that you take the following precautions: Defer all travel to the Crimean Peninsula and the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, and exercise extreme caution if planning to travel to the regions of Odessa, Kharkhiv, Zaporizhia and Kherson.  Russia-backed separatists continue to control ...    Full Story »

Obama Welcomes Result of Scottish Referendum To Stay Part Of The United Kingdom (1 opinions)

Obama Welcomes Result of Scottish Referendum To Stay Part Of The United KingdomPresident Barack Obama says he welcomes Scotland's decision to stay part of the United Kingdom. In a statement, Obama also congratulates the people of Scotland for their "full and energetic exercise of democracy." He says their debate and discussion on independence is a reminder of Scotland's enormous contributions to the United Kingdom and the world. Voters in Scotland ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Eliyahu Schlesinger Joins Jerusalem Rabbinate Race

Rabbi Eliyahu Schlesinger Joins Jerusalem Rabbinate RaceAnother candidate has entered the Jerusalem Rabbinate race, Gilo Chief Rabbi and Jerusalem Religious Council posek Rabbi Eliyahu Schlesinger. Rabbi Schlesinger officially registered as a candidate to become the next Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of the capital, running against the favored candidate, Rabbi Aryeh Stern. Rabbi Stern is backed by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and the dati leumi ...    Full Story »

Case of Jewish American Jailed in Cuba Back in US Court (1 opinions)

Case of Jewish American Jailed in Cuba Back in US CourtAn attorney for a Maryland man who has spent over four years imprisoned in Cuba will argue before a federal appeals court that he should be allowed to sue the U.S. government over his imprisonment. An attorney for Alan Gross, who was working in Cuba on a government contract when he was arrested in 2009, was expected to appear Friday before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of ...    Full Story »

IDF Chief Rabbi Rules No Heter Mechira In Order To Accommodate Growing Number Of Chareidi Soldiers (1 opinions)

IDF Chief Rabbi Rules No Heter Mechira In Order To Accommodate Growing Number Of Chareidi SoldiersOfficials in the Ministry of Agriculture are angry over instructions to the Defense Ministry from IDF Chief Rabbi Brigadier-General Rafi Peretz, who announced the military will by buying produce from abroad rather than using heter mechira during shmitah year. In the last shmitah year the IDF used heter mechira. That has been the minhag of the IDF during the years and the change being ...    Full Story »

Israel Needs to Prepare for the Waves of Arab Immigrants into its Territory (1 opinions)

Israel Needs to Prepare for the Waves of Arab Immigrants into its TerritoryAccording to a new article by Prof. Arnon Soffer and Dr. Anton Berkovsky from the University of Haifa, which analyzes the possible consequences of waves of immigrants resulting from demographic chaos in the Middle East, Jordan is the next country that could be significantly affected, with the threat of ISIS possibly further undermining the stability of the Hashemite Kingdom. “In a ...    Full Story »

Knesset Channel Poll: Bayit Yehudi Receives 20 Seats (4 opinions)

Knesset Channel Poll: Bayit Yehudi Receives 20 SeatsAccording to the latest Panels Institute poll carried out for the Knesset Channel, if elections were held today the Bayit Yehudi party would receive 20 seats. Likud would still be in the lead with 25 seats, down from 30+ seats in recent polls. Bennett’s party moves up from its current 12 seats to 20, Labor gains a seat to 16, and Yesh Atid is down from its current 19 to 12 seats. ...    Full Story »
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NY Man Denies Plotting To Aid Islamic State Group

NY Man Denies Plotting To Aid Islamic State GroupA man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others pleaded not guilty Thursday to new federal charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. Mufid Elfgeeh, 30, entered the plea in Rochester to three counts of attempting to provide material support and resources to the group, designated a foreign terrorist organization by the ...    Full Story »

Egged Completes Preparations for Tishrei Yomim Tovim

Egged Completes Preparations for Tishrei Yomim TovimEgged officials announce they have completed preparations for the upcoming Tishrei yomim tovim. Officials explain they use the data from the previous year as a guideline, adding a certain amount based on experience which shows the number of travelers grow with each passing year. Motor Transport Division Chief Amir Keinan explains “despite Egged downsizing its fleet, we are going to do ...    Full Story »

Chris Christie Says Growing Tired Of Bridge Inquiry

Chris Christie Says Growing Tired Of Bridge InquiryGov. Chris Christie says he’s growing tired of the legislative committee investigating politically motivated lane closures near the George Washington Bridge last year. Speaking at a news conference Thursday in Trenton, Christie blasted the Democrat-controlled committee — including its co-chairman Assemblyman John Wisniewski — for leaking documents to the media. “If they ...    Full Story »

Gilad Erdan Likely to Replace Gideon Saar in the Cabinet

Gilad Erdan Likely to Replace Gideon Saar in the CabinetFollowing Interior Minister’s Gideon Saar dramatic announcement that he plans to take a break from politics after the yomim tovim, Likud officials are busy trying to determine who will replace him. It appears the most likely candidate is Communications Minister Gilad Erdan. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was going to approve Erdan to become Israel’s next UN ambassador, but ...    Full Story »

Home Depot Breach Affected 56M Debit, Credit Cards

Home Depot Breach Affected 56M Debit, Credit CardsHome Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the second-largest breach for a retailer on record. The nation's largest home improvement retailer, based in Atlanta, also confirmed Thursday that the malware used in the data breach has been ...    Full Story »


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