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WATCH THIS: NYPD Truck Passes School Bus In Boro Park Brooklyn Despite Flashing Lights On

This incident happened on Friday morning, as the NYPD was picking up barriers used for a Boro Park Lag BaOmer event. It happened at 18th Avenue and 56 Street. Who enforces and who breaks the law?

Some Facts About Social Security Benefits

Some Facts About Social Security BenefitsThe Social Security retirement age depends on the year in which you are born. Those who choose to claim benefits before reaching that age will receive less money each month. Some facts about Social Security from the Social Security Administration. —Full retirement age is 66, for those born between 1943 and 1954. It rises incrementally, up to age 67, for those born in 1960 or ...    Full Story »

These Incredible and Educational European Tours are Just What Your Family Needs to Recharge

Some Facts About Social Security Benefits[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Looking for a trip that is the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure? Education and rejuvenation? This summer, E & S Tours is providing the opportunity to discover worlds you never knew existed, rich with Jewish history and stunning landscapes. Whether it’s Italy with Rabbi Paysach Krohn, or Central Europe with Rabbi Ephraim E. Shapiro, you ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Israeli Cop Caught on Video Again Abusing his Authority in Dealing with 13-Year-Old Chareidi Boy

VIDEO: Israeli Cop Caught on Video Again Abusing his Authority in Dealing with 13-Year-Old Chareidi Boy[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] This incident occurred on erev Lag B’Omer, during the evening hours, before most people began lighting bonfires around Israel. A groups of children including the 13-year-old child in this video prepared their bonfire, which happened to be in proximity to a pile of dried thorns. Policeman Elior Ben-Baruch arrived on the scene, and according to the ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Agudath Israel's Episode 3: Thousands of Families Have Been Helped...

In advance of Agudath Israel's 94th Anniversary Dinner at the Hilton New York to take place iyH on June 5, 2016, we present a series of short, compelling videos for your viewing pleasure... Arguably, the most daunting task ...    Full Story »

Six Sisters Stand Strong

Six Sisters Stand Strong[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] We were just an ordinary family, six sisters sandwiching one brother. With three married daughters and 8 grandchildren, our parents were in the prime of their lives, shepping nachas from the grandchildren while busily raising their three daughters still at home. In her “free time”, our mother volunteered for many community organizations, not turning down ...    Full Story »

This Week - Arab Village Rescuer & Cult Survivor in New York

Six Sisters Stand Strong[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]   A member of a Yad L'Achim rescue team who has delivered Jewish women and children from Arab villages and a former cult member who has made his way back to Judaism will be appearing in New York to tell their stories! Don't miss these important community events in your neighborhood (MONSEY, , QUEENS, BROOKLYN AND FIVE TOWNS / FAR ROCKAWAY). Yoav ...    Full Story »

US Worries About Declining Precision Weapons Stocks for Wars

US Worries About Declining Precision Weapons Stocks for WarsThe commander of U.S. Air Forces in the Middle East says he's concerned about running low on precision-guided weapons needed for the war against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. is commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command. Brown says the U.S. has been going through more weapons than officials forecast. He says the U.S. is ...    Full Story »

Man Accused of Plotting to Join ISIS Takes Stand

Man Accused of Plotting to Join ISIS Takes StandA Minnesota man on trial for plotting to go to Syria to join the Islamic State group is testifying in his own defense. Twenty-one-year-old Guled Ali Omar took the witness stand Thursday after prosecutors finished presenting their case against Omar and two other men. Each man faces multiple counts. The most serious is conspiracy to commit murder outside the United States, punishable ...    Full Story »

Sen. Rubio Faces Pressure to Run for Re-Election to Senate

Sen. Rubio Faces Pressure to Run for Re-Election to SenateSen. Marco Rubio is facing intense pressure to run for re-election to his Florida Senate seat, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell taking the lead in a campaign to get him to reconsider his plans to retire. Republicans fear that if Rubio doesn't run for a second term they could lose his seat. And if Republicans lose Florida they increase their odds of losing their Senate ...    Full Story »

Clinton Says Latest IG Report About Her Emails Won't Affect Her Presidential Bid

Clinton Says Latest IG Report About Her Emails Won't Affect Her Presidential BidHillary Clinton contends a new government audit critical of her use of a private email server as secretary of state won't affect her Democratic presidential campaign. In an interview with Univision's Los Angeles affiliate, Clinton said "nothing has changed" following Wednesday's release of a report by the State Department's inspector general. That analysis found Clinton ignored clear ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Shipment To Manufacture Rockets In Gaza Intercepted

PHOTOS: Shipment To Manufacture Rockets In Gaza Intercepted[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] B’chasdei Hashem, a large shipment of pipes for use to manufacture mortar rockets was intercepted on the way to Gaza. The shipment also contained dozens of motors that are used by Hamas in the underground tunnel network. Defense Ministry inspector along the passage to Gaza working with Shin Bet agents stopped a shipment at the Tarkumiya Crossing near ...    Full Story »

Prisoner Not Seen Since CIA Capture May Appear at Guantanamo

Prisoner Not Seen Since CIA Capture May Appear at GuantanamoA Palestinian not seen publicly since his 2002 capture by the CIA launched a brutal interrogation program may soon make his first appearance in a U.S. courtroom. Abu Zubaydah, who CIA agents once sought to be kept incommunicado for the rest of his life, has been called as a witness by Ramzi Binalshibh, one of the defendants in the Sept. 11 war crimes case, to back up allegations of ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Terror Victim Receives A Special Visit And Gift

PHOTOS: Terror Victim Receives A Special Visit And Gift[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The suicide bombing attack on an Egged number 12 bus in the Talpiot area of Jerusalem took place over a month ago. Fourteen people were injured in the attack including Edan Levi-Dadon, 16, who was burned over her entire body. Edan was transported by MDA EMTs Menachem Estrik and Danny Gur, paramedic Zohar Lomer, and MDA youth volunteers Shira ...    Full Story »

What To Know About Long Lines At Airport Security

What To Know About Long Lines At Airport SecurityFliers should brace for long waits at airport security over the holiday weekend. In recent weeks, some major airports saw wait times exceeding 90 minutes at peak hours, and passengers missed flights waiting to get through security. There have been encouraging developments in the last few days. After Chicago officials threatened to privatize security at the city's two big airports, ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Religious Services Minister Azoulai Visited Meron On Lag Baomer

PHOTOS: Religious Services Minister Azoulai Visited Meron On Lag Baomer  [PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Minister of Religious Services (Shas) David Azoulai on Lag B’Omer visited Meron and was hosted by United Hatzalah officials, given a VIP tour of their Lag B’Omer operations. Accompanying the minister was Rabbi Yossi Schwinger, the director-general of National Center for the Development of Holy Sites. United Hatzalah official Lazar Hyman met with ...    Full Story »

Obama Defends His Nuclear Record on Eve of Hiroshima Visit

Obama Defends His Nuclear Record on Eve of Hiroshima VisitOn the eve of his historic trip to Hiroshima, President Barack Obama is defending the vigor of his efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons. He says he will use his visit to the Japanese memorial site on Friday to underscore "the sense of urgency that we all should have." Obama, who began his administration with an audacious call for a nuclear-free world, acknowledged there still ...    Full Story »

TERRIFYING VIDEO: Maniac Suspects Drive Down Packed Williamsburg Sidewalk To Evade Arrest [UPDATED]

TERRIFYING VIDEO: Maniac Suspects Drive Down Packed Williamsburg Sidewalk To Evade Arrest [UPDATED][VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] In what can only be described as terrifying moments, a car full of suspects fleeing a crime scene raced down a busy Williamsburg sidewalk, Thursday afternoon. As can be seen in the attached footage taken from two different dash-cams, the a black Toyota Camry can be seen speeding down a packed sidewalk as dozens of men women and children are seen running ...    Full Story »

WATCH: MDA Substation Operating In Meron On Lag Baomer

The first video is of a MDA substation located at the bottom of the mountain, manned by physicians, paramedics and EMTs. As is the case with the other emergency stations operating at the Rashbi, most patients are treated and released while few require ...    Full Story »

Hizme: Security Forces Uncover Additional Explosives

Hizme: Security Forces Uncover Additional ExplosivesSecurity officials on Thursday morning 18 Iyar announced additional explosives were uncovered near the Hizme Checkpoint on Jerusalem’s northern border in the same area an IDF soldier was seriously wounded in a recent bomb ...    Full Story »

Solar-Powered Airplane Lands In Pennsylvania

Solar-Powered Airplane Lands In PennsylvaniaA solar-powered airplane has landed in Pennsylvania, about 17 hours after it took off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 landed at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, the latest stop of its journey around the world. The plane took off from Dayton International Airport ...    Full Story »

Disabled 'Protective Edge' Vet Cannot Return Home Because The Family's Home In Ofra is 'Illegal'

Disabled 'Protective Edge' Vet Cannot Return Home Because The Family's Home In Ofra is 'Illegal'Yehuda Hayisraeli was seriously wounded in the fighting during Operation Protective Edge and today, two years later, he cannot return home. The Defense Minster will not authorize building the necessary ramp for him to be able to live home because he is a settler. Hayisraeli is in the Givati Brigade’s elite Sayeret Rimon and he was injured on that black Friday in Rafiach when Lt. ...    Full Story »

Photo Essay: Health Minister Litzman Visits The Tziyun Of The Rashbi Erev Lag Baomer

Photo Essay: Health Minister Litzman Visits The Tziyun Of The Rashbi Erev Lag Baomer [PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Health Minister Yaakov Litzman arrived in Meron on Wednesday night ahead of the start of Lag B’Omer. One of his stops was the Ichud Hatzalah emergency station where he was given an overview of the EMS organization’s operations. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Avraham Tzemach, Ichud Spokesman)

Orthodox Union Applauds Senate Appropriations Committee for Funding DHS Security Grants to Nonprofits

Orthodox Union Applauds Senate Appropriations Committee for Funding DHS Security Grants to NonprofitsToday, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee for approving a proposal to maintain the funding allocation for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) at $20 million for fiscal year 2017. The Orthodox Union was among the groups that spearheaded the ...    Full Story »

NYC To Close Separate Gender Swimming Hours Program

NYC To Close Separate Gender Swimming Hours ProgramAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) slammed a citywide decision to close separate gender swimming hours at the Metropolitan Pool and Recreation Center in Williamsburg, arguing that the separate hours are about being more sensitive to different cultures and religions. After receiving numerous complaints, Assemblyman Hikind’s office confirmed that the center, located at 261 Bedford ...    Full Story »

5 Accused of Trafficking Phony Fragrances From China to NYC

5 Accused of Trafficking Phony Fragrances From China to NYCAuthorities say five people have been arrested in New York City in a multi-million dollar counterfeit perfume scheme. They say Bogus fragrances made in China were packaged to look like high-end brands. Investigators say a sample of one perfume had a chemical that's linked to cancer and organ damage. The suspects face charges of trafficking counterfeit goods. They were released on ...    Full Story »
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Why Feel Self Conscious By the Pool When You Can Look and Feel Great?

Why Feel Self Conscious By the Pool When You Can Look and Feel Great?[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Summer is here, which means it’s time to dig the swimsuits and expired sun tan lotion out of storage. Are you going to the bungalow colony or on a family vacation? Get the swimsuit that is completely tznius and looks great. Stylish and comfortable, our outfits are all sun UPF 50+ to protect you from dangerous sun exposure without having to fully cover ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Trump Advisor Meets FJCC Leadership In Flatbush

PHOTOS: Trump Advisor Meets FJCC Leadership In Flatbush[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition (FJCC) recently hosted the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at the Trump Organization, and advisor to Donald Trump on Israel Policy, Jason Dov Greenblatt. This was Mr. Greenblatt's first visit to any Jewish community since Mr. Trump named Mr. Greenblatt as one of his top Israel advisors. Mr. ...    Full Story »

Police Alerted After Maale Adumim Resident Enters PA Village

Police Alerted After Maale Adumim Resident Enters PA VillageA Maale Adumim resident on Wednesday 17 Iyar entered nearby el-Azariya, a PA (Palestinian Authority) village near his home community. He was planning to do some shopping but after he was out of contact for over an hour, police were alerted. A police patrol entered the village after hearing a report a Jewish man entered the village and the locals were beginning to gather around him. ...    Full Story »

Applications for US Unemployment Benefits Fell Last Week

Applications for US Unemployment Benefits Fell Last WeekFewer people sought unemployment aid last week for the second week in a row, the latest evidence that hiring is likely solid. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 268,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, increased to 278,500. The figures, along with other recent data, suggest the ...    Full Story »

Looking For a Job and Want Your Salary to Go Further?

Looking For a Job and Want Your Salary to Go Further?[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Are you a  professional who is looking for a job opportunity and want your salary to go further? Well Rochester, NY offers a wide array of job opportunities in many fields. Also, because of the ease of commuting in     Full Story »

Be a Partner in Writing a Sefer Torah … With a Chance to Own It

Be a Partner in Writing a Sefer Torah … With a Chance to Own It[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Masmid Govoha, the innovative learning program that runs in dozens of Yeshivos across the United States is announcing an exciting and unique opportunity. You can be a partner in writing a Sefer Torah, and by doing so, also have a chance to own the Sefer Torah upon completion! By sponsoring ...    Full Story »

Many Opt to Take Social Security Before Full Retirement Age

Many Opt to Take Social Security Before Full Retirement AgeTaking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Thursday found that 44 percent report Social Security will be their biggest source of income during their retirement years. Full ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: People Waited For Hours To Travel To Meron But There Were No Buses (3 opinions)

VIDEO: People Waited For Hours To Travel To Meron But There Were No Buses[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] In some area including Kiryat Belz and Har Nof in Yerushalayim, persons waited at bus stops for hours to head to Meron but the buses never arrived. This deals with people who purchased tickets in advance for a particular bus departing at a specific time but there was no bus. In Har Nof, some explain they were waiting close to 17:00 in the hope of being ...    Full Story »


WATCH THIS: NYPD Truck Passes School Bus In Boro Park Brooklyn Despite Flashing Lights On

This incident happened on Friday morning, as the NYPD was picking up barriers used for a Boro Park Lag BaOmer event. It happened at 18th Avenue and 56 Street. Who enforces and who breaks the law?

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WATCH: MDA Substation Operating In Meron On Lag Baomer

The first video is of a MDA substation located at the bottom of the mountain, manned by physicians, paramedics and EMTs. As is the case with the other emergency stations operating at the Rashbi, most patients are treated and released while few require transportation to Ziff Hospital in Tzfat. This included a 17-year-old male in moderate-to-serious condition from alcohol poisoning, the result of severe alcohol ingestion. He was transferred to an intensive care unit. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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