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Bad Timing: Best Buy Website Crashes On Busiest Shopping Day Of The Year #BlackFriday

Bad Timing: Best Buy Website Crashes On Busiest Shopping Day Of The Year #BlackFriday
The Best Buy website crashed early on on Black Friday. The crash around 10:00AM. According to Business Insider, the crash happened moments after Best Busy sent a push notification to mobile devices saying the site was ready for more action following Thanksgiving sales. Both the mobile app and website are completely down. (YWN World Headquarters - NYC)

U. of Tel Aviv and Plain Old Leftist Discrimination

U. of Tel Aviv and Plain Old Leftist DiscriminationStudents from universities nationwide wishing to use the University of Tel Aviv library may, with the exception of students from Ariel University, which is located in Ariel in Shomron. Three students who attend Ariel University and live in the center of the country arranged to meet to study in the Tel Aviv U. library simply because it was convenient. When they arrived and showed the ...    Full Story »

U. of Haifa Study: Omega -3 Reduces Smoking

U. of Haifa Study: Omega -3 Reduces SmokingTaking omega-3 supplements reduces craving for nicotine and even reduces the number of cigarettes that people smoke a day, according to a new study conducted at the University of Haifa. “The substances and medications used currently to help people reduce and quit smoking are not very effective and cause adverse effects that are not easy to cope with. The findings of this study ...    Full Story »

Looking for Parking in Tel Aviv? Read This

Looking for Parking in Tel Aviv? Read ThisIt is no secret that one of the challenges for motorists in Tel Aviv is finding a parking place. Home and apartment owners rent out their spaces during business hours and City Hall continues efforts to boost the city’s bicycle rental program due to the critical shortage of parking. Most drivers would be more that perturbed to learn that a new 1,000 space parking garage that is ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin Launches 'Shemitah' Project Reflecting Economic Values of Traditional Agricultural Fallow Year

President Rivlin Launches 'Shemitah' Project Reflecting Economic Values of Traditional Agricultural Fallow YearPresident Reuven Rivlin on Sunday night the eve of 24 Marcheshvan launched this year's ‘Shmitah’ project based on the idea of innovating and aligning the values of ‘Shmitah' in such a way that will be true to the values of our lives today: democracy, equality, mutual responsibility, personal responsibility, restoring the citizen's confidence in the public system and in businesses, ...    Full Story »

Are The Bugs in Tropicana Orange Juice Kosher?

Are The Bugs in Tropicana Orange Juice Kosher?[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] Tropicana is the world’s leading producer of branded fruit juices. In all probability, this is because of its remarkable fresh, orangey taste. They get this taste through a unique and remarkable process—they actually squeeze oil out of the peel, centrifuge the oil to separate it from the surrounding water, and add some of the oil to the juice while ...    Full Story »

JFK Airport: Man Had Stun Guns, Machete in Luggage

JFK Airport: Man Had Stun Guns, Machete in LuggageSafety officials say they've found two stun guns, a machete and other weapons in a man's checked baggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the baggage belonged to a man heading to Dubai and the items were found by Transportation Safety Administration agents. It says the man has been arrested. Port Authority police say the ...    Full Story »

PLEASE DONATE: Charity Fund Established For The Widows & Orphans Suffering From Har Nof Terror Attack (6 opinions)

PLEASE DONATE: Charity Fund Established For The Widows & Orphans Suffering From Har Nof Terror AttackLast week an effort was launched to raise one million dollars to benefit the widows and more than two-dozen orphans of the Har Nof shul massacre as well as the families of the injured. Thousands of people have been remarkably generous, including one anonymous individual who has pledged to match donations up to a total of $1.1 million raised by this Shabbos, Parshas Vayeitzei.  If ...    Full Story »

Germany Signs No-Spy Deal With BlackBerry

Germany Signs No-Spy Deal With BlackBerryGermany has approved BlackBerry's purchase of encryption firm Secusmart after signing a "no-spy" agreement with the Canadian smartphone maker. Duesseldorf-based Secusmart provides special smartphones to German government officials that are meant to be safe from eavesdropping. German media report that BlackBerry has agreed to provide Germany with access to software source ...    Full Story »

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like 2016 to GOP Govs

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like 2016 to GOP GovsA half-dozen potential Republican presidential contenders spent last week peacocking through the sprawling, manicured grounds of a pink luxury resort, schmoozing with donors and sizing up the competition in the party's most fractured field in decades. They rarely criticized each other in public, but there were subtle jabs in private. Within hours of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ...    Full Story »

Ferguson Protests Move To Retail Stores

Ferguson Protests Move To Retail StoresDozens of people interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area late Thursday and early Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. Other Black Friday protests are planned in other shopping centers around the nation. About two dozen people chanted "no justice, no peace, no racist police" and ...    Full Story »

Ministerial Committee Approves 90 Percent Mortgage Bill

Ministerial Committee Approves 90 Percent Mortgage BillThe Ministerial Legislative Committee passed a bill sponsored by MK (Yisrael Beitenu) Orli Levy-Abekasis that would permit one purchasing a home to receive a mortgage of 90% of the property’s value. The treasury is tenacious in its opposition to the bill, which was also opposed by Yesh Atid ministers serving on the committee. Voting in favor of the bill were ministers from Yisrael ...    Full Story »

IDF Concerns Over Betar Residents Entering Arab Communities

IDF Concerns Over Betar Residents Entering Arab CommunitiesThe IDF in the near future will be working in cooperation with Betar Illit City Hall to prevent Betar Illit residents from entering nearby Arab villages, a move the army explains places them in life-threatening danger. Security officials are working to drive the message home, that seeking to obtain less expensive services or to purchase products as a cheaper price does not change the ...    Full Story »

Latest Knesset Channel Poll: If Elections Were Held Today

Latest Knesset Channel Poll: If Elections Were Held TodayThe latest Knesset Channel election poll was released on Thursday, 5 Kislev 5775. The survey was conducted by Panels Politics. The number of seats held by the party currently appears in parenthesis. If elections were held today, which party would you vote for? Likud: 23 (Likud + Yisrael Beitenu 31) Bayit Yehudi: 18 (12) Labor: 14 (15) Yesh Atid: 13 (19) Yahadut ...    Full Story »

Motzei Shabbos Atzeres Achdus at Lederman Shul In Bnei Brak In Light Of Har Nof Massacre

Motzei Shabbos Atzeres Achdus at Lederman Shul In Bnei Brak In Light Of Har Nof MassacreOn motzei Shabbos Parshas Vayeitzei an atzeres achdus will take place at the Lederman Shul headed by HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita. The event is prompted by the mourning felt in the chareidi community following the barbaric attack in the Har Nof shul, Kehillas Bnei Torah. Hence the gadol hador will appear at the atzeres achdus to give a chizuk to the tzibur. The Ponevezh Rosh ...    Full Story »

Chareidi Interpretation of the Political Map (1 opinions)

Chareidi Interpretation of the Political MapThe news in Israel is dominated with reported threats of the coalition breaking apart and electioneering by coalition and opposition MKs alike. Most experts feel the current administration is on its way out and it is likely that elections will be held in the spring of 2015. Kikar Shabbos reports that a Shas party MK quoted anonymously warns the chareidim must be cautious for Yair ...    Full Story »

'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Becomes Rallying Cry Despite Questions Whether Hands Were Raised

'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Becomes Rallying Cry Despite Questions Whether Hands Were RaisedThe word spread within minutes of Michael Brown’s death — a young black man with his hands raised in surrender had just been shot by a white cop. Soon, “Hands Up. Don’t Shoot!” became a rallying cry for protesters in the streets of this St. Louis suburb and a symbol nationwide of racial inequality for those who believe that minorities are too often the targets of overzealous ...    Full Story »

Travelers Find & Turn Over 1000s of Dollars Found at Ben-Gurion Airport (2 opinions)

Travelers Find & Turn Over 1000s of Dollars Found at Ben-Gurion AirportWhat would you do if you found more than $15,000 in cash? Two passengers in Ben-Gurion International Airport found this sum in cash and quickly looked for police to turn the money in. When the couple found the dollars on the floor of the airport they could not believe their eyes. They began counting and soon realized it was more than $15,000 in cash. The two headed to airport police ...    Full Story »

MDA Scraps Planned Service Cuts in Yehuda & Shomron (1 opinions)

MDA Scraps Planned Service Cuts in Yehuda & ShomronMagen David Adom announces that despite earlier reports to the contrary, it will not be drastically reducing operations in areas of Yehuda and Shomron until the end of the Gregorian year as planned. MDA officials ...    Full Story »

11 MKs Return Salary Raises to Benefit IDF Soldiers (1 opinions)

11 MKs Return Salary Raises to Benefit IDF SoldiersFormer defense minister and IDF chief of staff MK (Kadima) Shaul Mofaz instructed Knesset officials to keep the last pay increase awarded to elected officials. Mofaz instructed them to pass the money to the relevant officials in the Defense Ministry to assist IDF soldiers. Mofaz calls on his colleagues to follow his lead. He is referring to a 1% salary increase beginning in January ...    Full Story »

Livni Blocks Bill to Oust Zoabi from Knesset (5 opinions)

Livni Blocks Bill to Oust Zoabi from KnessetAt the last moment, The Movement party leader Justice Minister Tzipi Livni on Wednesday 4 Kislev blocked the preliminary reading of the so-called Zoabi Bill. In response, Likud MK Danny Danon told Livni “you defend the soton”. The bill is the initiative of MK (Yisrael Beitenu) David Rotem, stating that a simple majority of 61 MKs may vote to oust a colleague who openly supports a ...    Full Story »

Deri Announces Conditions for Entering into the Coalition (7 opinions)

Deri Announces Conditions for Entering into the CoalitionNever say never is the rule in Israeli politics as Shas party leader Aryeh Deri has announced his conditions for entering the coalition. One should remember that in recent weeks Deri stated unequivocally that Shas would not enter the current coalition under any circumstances. Using Twitter to get his message out, Deri explained that the two issues on which there can be no compromise ...    Full Story »

Litzman Takes the Prime Minister’s Offer to the Rebbes (3 opinions)

Litzman Takes the Prime Minister’s Offer to the RebbesRumors are flying as is the norm in Israel once the smell of elections is in the air. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is reaching out to chareidi lawmakers. On Wednesday night the eve of 5 Kislev the prime minister met with MK Yaakov Litzman of Yahadut Hatorah. Following that meeting, for a second time in as many weeks, Litzman visited with the Belzer Rebbe Shlita in the rebbe’s ...    Full Story »

Egypt Braces for New Islamist Protest Intended To Topple The Government (5 opinions)

Egypt Braces for New Islamist Protest Intended To Topple The GovernmentEgyptians are bracing for potential violence ahead of a planned major protest by Islamists calling for the toppling of the government, with security forces vowing to confront any unrest with "lethal force." The Islamists' call for nationwide rallies Friday is the first attempt in months to hold large protests in the face of an overwhelming crackdown. It remains uncertain whether they ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Meets with Druze Community Leaders (1 opinions)

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Meets with Druze Community Leaders[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday evening 4 Kislev, met with Druse community leaders. In attendance were Druse spiritual leader Sheikh Muwafaq Tarif, Sheikh Hatem Halabi, Sheikh Mahmoud Seif, Sheikh Fandi Salah Assad and Druse Local Councils Forum head Jaber Hamoud. Prime Minister Netanyahu expressed his condolences on the deaths of Israel ...    Full Story »

Admor Instructs 'Eid Kedushin' to Pay His Debts Before Chupah - Pays For Setting Dumpsters Ablaze In Meah Shearim Protest (12 opinions)

Admor Instructs 'Eid Kedushin' to Pay His Debts Before Chupah - Pays For Setting Dumpsters Ablaze In Meah Shearim ProtestA Yerushalayim resident, a member of the capital’s chassidish community, was invited to a friend’s chasenah as a witness. Prior to the chupah the man was instructed to speak with the chosson’s rebbe. The rebbe asked him to make certain all of his debts are paid in full prior to being a witness. This prompted the young man to recall that three years earlier he was involved in a ...    Full Story »

Halachically Speaking: Thanksgiving and Eating Turkey (4 opinions)

Halachically Speaking: Thanksgiving and Eating Turkey[Halachically Speaking appears on YWN weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays]  Written by Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits of KOF-K Kosher Supervision Much has been discussed over the years regarding Thanksgiving dinner. We will discuss whether such a party is allowed, and if turkey may be served. The underlying point of the debate is whether Thanksgiving is considered a religious or ...    Full Story »
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Rumors of Ongoing Preliminary Talks to a United Chareidi List (9 opinions)

Rumors of Ongoing Preliminary Talks to a United Chareidi ListWith election fever in the air, there is much backroom activity among Knesset factions, including the chareidi parties. In what is being called a very preliminary effort, all chareidi parties are entertaining a combined list, Degel Hatorah, Agudas Yisrael and Shas running under a united banner. While such a reality is a long way off at best, it could result in the chareidi parties ...    Full Story »

OPEC Keeps Oil Output On Hold Despite Low Prices

OPEC Keeps Oil Output On Hold Despite Low PricesOPEC oil ministers have decided to keep their present output target at 30 million barrels a day, despite an oversupply of crude and plunging prices. The decision Thursday was expected. OPEC oil power Saudi Arabia had indicated before the meeting that it favors the status-quo. The Saudis are the top producers within the 12-nation organization and effectively decide the cartel's ...    Full Story »

Obama's Action Fuels Worry About Immigration Scams

Obama's Action Fuels Worry About Immigration ScamsAdvocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams. "We hear horror stories about people getting taken advantage of horribly," attorney Ginger Jacobs told several dozen people who watched the president's speech at Alliance San Diego offices. California Attorney General ...    Full Story »

Ferguson Fallout: Scores Arrested In California Unrest (2 opinions)

Ferguson Fallout: Scores Arrested In California UnrestDozens of protesters in Los Angeles and Oakland were arrested late Wednesday during a third night of demonstrations linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri. Police said at least 130 demonstrators who refused to disperse during a Los Angeles protest were arrested, while 33 people were detained in Oakland following a march that deteriorated into unrest and vandalism. In ...    Full Story »

B'chasdei Hashem, Major Terror Attack in Jerusalem's Teddy Stadium Averted (5 opinions)

B'chasdei Hashem, Major Terror Attack in Jerusalem's Teddy Stadium AvertedA gag order was lifted on Thursday 5 Kislev regarding the arrest of over 30 terrorists who were trained abroad to carry out major attacks in Israel. According to the report, they trained in a Hamas terror base in Turkey headed by Salah Aruri and they were then smuggled into PA (Palestinian Authority) areas. They were to carry out a number of ‘quality’ attacks including abducting ...    Full Story »

NYC Closes Streets For Thanksgiving Parade

NYC Closes Streets For Thanksgiving ParadeAllow plenty of time if you're trying to get around Manhattan during the Thanksgiving parade. The city's Department of Transportation has issued a list of street closures between 9 a.m. and noon on Thursday. They include: — 6th Avenue between 59th and 34th streets — 7th Avenue between 33rd and 40th streets — Central Park West between 86th Street and the east side of ...    Full Story »

Betar Illit Decides to Step-Up Security (3 opinions)

Betar Illit Decides to Step-Up SecurityWhile the escalation in acts of Islamic violence and terror have not reached the community of Betar Illit B’chasdei Hashem, city officials are not complacent and they are addressing the worrisome situation. Mayor Rav Meir Rubinstein this week convened a meeting with city officials, Gush Etzion police commanders and other regional officials to discuss security in the chareidi city. The ...    Full Story »

Iran's Leader Doesn't Oppose More Nuclear Talks

Iran's Leader Doesn't Oppose More Nuclear TalksIran's top leader on Thursday said he would not stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers and would accept a "fair" agreement, but vowed not to bow to bullying by the United States. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke on Iranian state television, saying "I am not opposed to the extension of the talks, for the same reason that I wasn't opposed to the ...    Full Story »

AG Weinstein Plans to Ban Har Habayis Visits for Elected Officials (5 opinions)

AG Weinstein Plans to Ban Har Habayis Visits for Elected OfficialsMany feel that Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein seems to have lost sight of his position, acting too often as prime minister instead of attorney general. Weinstein makes no effort to hide his left-wing political hashkafa, using the authority of his office to advance his agenda when possible. In his latest move the attorney general announces he plans to prohibit elected officials ...    Full Story »

Frum Soldier Stuck on Base for 21 Days for Refusing to Shave his Beard (12 opinions)

Frum Soldier Stuck on Base for 21 Days for Refusing to Shave his BeardWith efforts to get more chareidim into the military out of the headlines it appears the IDF is increasingly willing to permit commanders to revert back to their practices of religious discrimination. Politicians and senior commanders insist the IDF is suitable for chareidim but recent events show a different reality as commanders are coming down hard on chareidi soldiers with ...    Full Story »

Knesset Elder Ben-Eliezer is Stepping Down from Public Life (1 opinions)

Knesset Elder Ben-Eliezer is Stepping Down from Public LifeThe elder statement of Knesset, Labor MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, will soon announce he is stepping down from public life. Ben-Eliezer was a candidate in the presidential race but was compelled to drop out of the race after police began ...    Full Story »

Immigrants Social Security Eligible In Obama Plan

Immigrants Social Security Eligible In Obama PlanMany immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House. Under Obama's actions, immigrants who are spared deportation could obtain work permits and a Social Security number. As a result, they ...    Full Story »

Rav Schlesinger to Serve as Kashrus Consultant to the Jerusalem Rabbanut (6 opinions)

Rav Schlesinger to Serve as Kashrus Consultant to the Jerusalem RabbanutAfter submitting his resignation as rav/posek of the Jerusalem Religious Council, Rabbi Eliyahu Schlesinger Shlita announced he will serve as a kashrus consultant to Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Aryeh Stern Shlita, who is responsible for the city’s kashrus. The announcement was made on Tuesday 3 Kislev after the two met in Rabbi Stern’s office. Rabbi Schlesinger agreed to respond to ...    Full Story »

US Tightens Smog Limits in Bid to Protect Health

US Tightens Smog Limits in Bid to Protect HealthIn a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama but left environmental and public health groups wanting more. Business groups panned the Environmental Protection Agency's ...    Full Story »

Were the Arabs Injured in a ‘Work Accident’? (3 opinions)

Were the Arabs Injured in a ‘Work Accident’?Three Arabs were injured and their vehicle went up in flames on Tuesday, 3 Kislev is what appears to have been a ‘work accident’. It appears they were preparing firebombs when the fire occurred during the early evening hours in the Binyamin Regional Council of Shomron near the PA (Palestinian Authority) village of Dir Abu Meshal. Authorities report is appears the fire was caused ...    Full Story »


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