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NYPD Can't Rule Out Terrorism In Hatchet Attack

NYPD Can't Rule Out Terrorism In Hatchet Attack
Investigators were working on Friday to determine why a man attacked a group of New York Police Department officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead. Police obtained a warrant to search Zale Thompson’s computer for clues about Thursday’s daytime assault, which left one officer with a serious head injury. Thompson’s activity on social media indicated he was a convert to Islam and included rants about injustices in American society and oppression abroad but offered no clear evidence of any affiliation with terror groups, police ...

Government Sets Cash Limit at 10,000 NIS

Government Sets Cash Limit at 10,000 NISThe government committee to shift the economy from cash to electronic spending is headed by Prime Minister’s Office Director-General Harel Locker. In line with the committee’s interim recommendations, the cabinet has decided to increase the maximum limit on cash transactions from 7,500 NIS to 10,000 NIS, at least for the immediate future. At a future stage in this new reality, the ...    Full Story »

Obama Offers Federal Help To NY With Ebola Case

Obama Offers Federal Help To NY With Ebola CasePresident Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case. Obama spoke Thursday night to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The White House says some officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were already on the ground, with another team expected to have arrived late ...    Full Story »

NYPD Officer Critical But Stable After Hatchet Attack

NYPD Officer Critical But Stable After Hatchet AttackA New York City police officer who suffered a serious head wound after being attacked by a hatchet-wielding man remains in critical but stable condition, police said Friday. Police say another officer who was hit in the back of the head in the Thursday attack is in stable condition on Friday. The attacker was shot and killed by police. Security videotape and witness accounts ...    Full Story »
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Evenflo Recalls Infant Seats to Fix Sticky Buckles

Evenflo Recalls Infant Seats to Fix Sticky BucklesEvenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch. The recall affects Embrace 35/9999 models with an AmSafe QT1 buckle. Documents posted by U.S. safety regulators say that if the buckles don't release easily, it may be difficult to get a child out of the seat in an emergency. The recall comes after an investigation ...    Full Story »

Israel's Worrisome Growing Poverty

Israel's Worrisome Growing PovertyAccording to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), one out of every seven Israelis felt poor in the past year; totaling 725,000 people. That number includes 29% of the Israeli Arab population and 12% of the Israeli Jewish population. The report indicates that poverty continues growing in Israel at a faster pace than other developed nations. Among European Union nations, 17% ...    Full Story »

Shiur Begins its 30th Year in Agudath Israel Headquarters

Shiur Begins its 30th Year in Agudath Israel HeadquartersIt's a happy milestone at Agudath Israel of America's lower Manhattan headquarters, as Parshas Noach 5775 marks the beginning of the 30th year of the organization's weekly women's shiur. The 35 minute lunchtime shiur, delivered by Rabbi Labish Becker, Executive Director of Agudath Israel, has been a fixture of the office throughout the years. Held on Thursdays at lunchtime, the shiur ...    Full Story »

NY Officials Urge Calm After Doctor's Ebola Diagnosis

NY Officials Urge Calm After Doctor's Ebola DiagnosisA doctor who became New York City’s first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation’s most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged residents not to be alarmed by the doctor’s diagnosis Thursday, ...    Full Story »

Enticing Low Rates, but Impact Could Be Limited

Enticing Low Rates, but Impact Could Be LimitedWith mortgage rates sliding for a fifth straight week, the possibility of locking in a rate below 4 percent is tempting for consumers and could unleash a wave of refinancing. It may even convince some Americans to buy their first home. Yet there are limits to how far the wave can extend. Millions of homeowners already re-financed in 2013, when the average 30-year mortgage rate stayed ...    Full Story »

Women Read from a Sefer Torah at the Kosel for a First Time (4 opinions)

Women Read from a Sefer Torah at the Kosel for a First TimeThe Women of the Wall (WoW) organization members and supporters were at the Kosel on erev Shabbos 1 Rosh Chodesh Marcheshvan as they are every rosh chodesh. One of the women brought a small Sefer Torah in her bag and therefore they did not have to request using a Torah from the men’s side of the Kosel, registering a major victory after decades of fighting to daven and read from a ...    Full Story »

Governor Cuomo Outlines NYS Response To Positive Test For Ebola In Patient In NYC

Governor Cuomo Outlines NYS Response To Positive Test For Ebola In Patient In NYCGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today outlined New York State’s response to a positive test for Ebola in a patient at Bellevue Hospital in New York City – in order to ensure public health and safety and contain the disease. Bellevue Hospital is one of the eight hospitals statewide that Governor Cuomo specially designated earlier this month to treat Ebola patients as part of the State’s ...    Full Story »

Flatbush: NYPD Looking For 3 Men Who Robbed Jewelry Store At Gunpoint On Kings Highway (1 opinions)

Flatbush: NYPD Looking For 3 Men Who Robbed Jewelry Store At Gunpoint On Kings HighwayThe New York City Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with the whereabouts and identity of the following individuals wanted in connection to an attempted gunpoint robbery. The circumstances are as follows: On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at approximately 3:15PM, three unidentified males entered "Scott Jewelers", located at 1220 Kings Highway. One of the suspects ...    Full Story »

Forfeited Funds Will Be Used For NYPD Technology

Forfeited Funds Will Be Used For NYPD TechnologyThousands of New York Police Department patrol officers will soon be armed with tablet computers that can give them instantaneous crime-fighting data, part of a $160 million program paid for with funds from a massive penalty against the French bank BNP Paribas, officials said Thursday. At a news conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner William Bratton and Manhattan ...    Full Story »

Rand Paul Tries To Peel Away Isolationist Label

Rand Paul Tries To Peel Away Isolationist LabelSen. Rand Paul is taking on critics who brand him an isolationist on foreign policy, advocating an approach for America that "recognizes our limits and preserves our might." The libertarian-leaning Republican, a possible White House contender in 2016, is setting out the limits he sees for U.S. involvement in military conflicts. "America shouldn't fight wars where the best outcome ...    Full Story »

Treyger Offers Free Flu Shots in Partnership with Coney Island Hospital

Treyger Offers Free Flu Shots in Partnership with Coney Island HospitalCouncil Member Mark Treyger has partnered with Coney Island Hospital to hold a free flu shot clinic next Thursday (October 30th) at Warbasse Houses (2770 West 5th Street, Community Room 4C). Residents must register in advance by contacting Council Member Treyger’s district office at (718) 373-9673. Appointments are available between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and residents are asked to ...    Full Story »

Cops Must be Deployed Inside Arab Neighborhoods

Cops Must be Deployed Inside Arab NeighborhoodsFor the second time in less than a week, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat called on Israel Police to go on the offensive by placing troops inside Arab neighborhoods. The mayor’s latest statement followed the Wednesday evening     Full Story »

US: ISIS Earns $1M Per Day In Black Market Oil Sales

US: ISIS Earns $1M Per Day In Black Market Oil SalesIslamic State militants are raking in money at a remarkable rate, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday. David Cohen, who leads the department's effort to undermine the Islamic State's finances, said the extremists also get several million dollars a month from wealthy donors, extortion rackets and other criminal ...    Full Story »

Rav Nebenzahl Boycotts Rav Stern (10 opinions)

Rav Nebenzahl Boycotts Rav SternWhile the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate election is over and the results undisputed, it appears the chareidi tzibur may not be willing to accept the outcome. The first prominent rov to come out publically against Rabbi Aryeh Stern Shlita is the Rabbi of Jerusalem’s Old City, HaGaon Rav Avigdor Nebenzahl Shlita. The rav publicized a letter stating he does not recognize Rabbi Stern as ...    Full Story »

Police on High Alert in Yerushalayim Fearing Arab Violence

Police on High Alert in Yerushalayim Fearing Arab Violence Acting on intelligence information police on erev Shabbos Parshas Noach moved to high operational alert status in the capital, with a focus on the Old City. Police fear an outbreak of Arab violence following Friday afternoon Islamic prayer services on Har Habayis. Entry to Har Habayis is restricted to Muslims with Israeli ID cards. For males, only persons 40 or over will be ...    Full Story »

President Reuven Rivlin Responds to Jerusalem Terror Attack (1 opinions)

President Reuven Rivlin Responds to Jerusalem Terror AttackPresident Reuven Rivlin’s Office released the following statement following the fatal terrorist attack at the Ammunition Hill light rail station on Wednesday evening 28 Tishrei. “The atrocious murder of an innocent baby girl, a ...    Full Story »

FIRST CASE OF EBOLA CONFIRMED IN NYC (9 opinions)

FIRST CASE OF EBOLA CONFIRMED IN NYCA doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case. The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday and placed in isolation while health care workers spread out across the city to trace anyone he might have come into contact with in ...    Full Story »

Women FOR The Wall Call On Women Of The Wall To Not Provoke Conflict At Western Wall (4 opinions)

Women FOR The Wall Call On Women Of The Wall To Not Provoke Conflict At Western WallWomen For the Wall, a grassroots organization dedicated to preserving tradition at the Western Wall in the spirit of Jewish unity, responded forcefully today to Women of the Wall’s intent to escalate the controversy at the Kotel by bringing in a Sefer Torah to Friday’s Rosh Chodesh service. “I find the use of a Sefer Torah as a PR prop extremely painful,” said Leah Aharoni, ...    Full Story »

Family of Tractor Terrorist YM"S Files Civil Suit Against the State (5 opinions)

Family of Tractor Terrorist YMThe family of the terrorist who perpetrated the August 4, 2014 tractor terror attack at Kikar Zvill in Yerushalayim has filed a civil suit against the State of Israel. The tractor driver rammed into a bus, as is documented on video, and ...    Full Story »

GOP's Senate Arm Collects $10M in 2 Weeks

GOP's Senate Arm Collects $10M in 2 WeeksSenate Republicans' campaign arm picked up $10.1 million during the first two weeks of October and has spent has spent roughly $35.5 million since Sept. 1, according to fundraising summaries released Thursday. The National Republican Senatorial Committee also said it had $10 million saved as of Oct. 15 for the final push toward Election Day on Nov. 4. The campaign committees faced ...    Full Story »

Rabbis Targeted by Arab Hate on Har Habayis (8 opinions)

Rabbis Targeted by Arab Hate on Har HabayisTens of Rabbis were part of a special group visiting Har Habayis. They got a first-hand look at the Arab hate and disrespect, a reality that faces Jews seeking to ascend to the holy site. It must be pointed out that Gedolei Hador Shlita today object to visiting Har Habayis, as is the position of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. A police officer met the rabbonim and explained to them he ...    Full Story »
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Hillary Clinton Supports Cuomo for NY Governor

Hillary Clinton Supports Cuomo for NY GovernorFormer Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his bid for a second term. Clinton appeared Thursday at a Manhattan rally with the Democratic incumbent and his pick for lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul. Clinton says Cuomo is the "right leader at the right time." The rally was run by the Woman's Equality Party, a political organization ...    Full Story »

ArtScroll Joins The Shabbos Project Offering Free Download

ArtScroll Joins The Shabbos Project Offering Free DownloadArtScroll is proud to participate in The Shabbos Project with a free download from the Siddur that speaks your language. The user-friendly Seif Edition Transliterated Siddur has a phrase-by-phrase English transliteration alongside the Hebrew text with the translation directly below – so you ...    Full Story »

Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita Assists a Small Child Crossing the Street (9 opinions)

Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita Assists a Small Child Crossing the StreetMany Vishnitzer Chassidim are talking about a story that has made its way to the chareidi news. The Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita left his Toras Chaim Street home on Thursday morning on his way to Ahavas Sholom Street nearby. At an intersection the rebbe saw a small boy, a seven-year-old, who he realized was waiting for someone to assist him across to the other side. He was on his way to ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Doctor at NYC Hospital has Tested Positive for Ebola

BREAKING: Doctor at NYC Hospital has Tested Positive for Ebola The first case of Ebola HAS arrived in New York City. A doctor in the city was tested for the virus at Bellevue Hospital after coming down with a fever and stomach problems. The patient, Dr. Craig Allen, has not been officially released, returned to the United States within the past 21 days from one of the three countries currently facing the Ebola outbreak, according to the New York ...    Full Story »

Today's Axe Attack on NYPD Might be Related to Islamic Extremism (4 opinions)

Today's Axe Attack on NYPD Might be Related to Islamic Extremism Police sources tell YWN that the attacker had been tentatively identified as Zale Thompson, a 32-year-old man with a Facebook page containing images of what appears to be a Muslim warrior and prayers. However, authorities have found no links to ...    Full Story »

NYPD Investigating Anti-Police Graffiti In Queens

NYPD Investigating Anti-Police Graffiti In QueensThe NYPD is investigating anti-police graffiti found scrawled on a public phone booth in Queens. They say the words "Become a hero, shoot a cop" were found on the outside of the booth at 31st Street and 36th Avenue in Astoria. Police say they are reviewing surveillance video as part of the investigation. It's believed the graffiti appeared sometime between Tuesday and ...    Full Story »

Israel Moves to Standard Time on Motzei Shabbos Parshas Noach

Israel Moves to Standard Time on Motzei Shabbos Parshas NoachOn motzei Shabbos Parshas Noach, 2 Marcheshvan at 02:00, Israel will shift to standard time and move clocks back an hour to 01:00. Daylight savings time was observed this year for 212 days as a result of Interior Minister Gideon Saar extending DST to a schedule similar to that of Europe. Standard time will end on Thursday night the eve of 7 Nissan (March 27, 2015). (YWN – ...    Full Story »

Free Tree Giveaway Sunday Sponsored by Councilman Greenfield

Free Tree Giveaway Sunday Sponsored by Councilman GreenfieldOn Sunday, October 26th, Councilman David G. Greenfield will host his fourth biannual tree giveaway at Friends Field House. The event is a collaboration between Councilman Greenfield, Million Trees NYC and the New York Restoration Project (NYRP). The giveaway will begin at noon and continue until 2 pm or until the 100 free trees have been distributed. Due to high demand, all interested ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: NYPD: Ax-Wielding Suspect Shot By Officers (1 opinions)

VIDEO: NYPD: Ax-Wielding Suspect Shot By Officers[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] New York City police have shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man they say attacked a patrol officer without warning. Police Commissioner William Bratton said Thursday that investigators were still trying to identify the assailant and determine a motive. He said they hadn't ruled out a possible terrorism connection. Police say the attack occurred at ...    Full Story »

Police Chief Danino: We Will Restore Tranquility to the Capital Very Soon

Police Chief Danino: We Will Restore Tranquility to the Capital Very SoonPrior to the terrorist attack at the Ammunition Hill station of the Jerusalem light rail, Israel Police Chief Yochanan Danino visited problematic areas of the capital with Mayor Nir Barkat and other senior city and ...    Full Story »

Feds Settle With Kiryas Joel Slaughterhouse Over Pollution; Agree To Pay $330,000 Fine (3 opinions)

Feds Settle With Kiryas Joel Slaughterhouse Over Pollution; Agree To Pay $330,000 FineFederal prosecutors say a New York slaughterhouse that supplies kosher chicken to Orthodox Jews discharged chicken parts and other waste into storm drains and sewers. The U.S. attorney's office announced a civil lawsuit and proposed settlement Thursday. It said the Kiryas Joel Poultry Processing Plant Inc. admitted violating the federal Clean Water Act between 2008 and 2012. The ...    Full Story »

457 Test Negative For Ebola At NY-Area Airports

457 Test Negative For Ebola At NY-Area AirportsThe executive director of the agency that operates the New York area's major airports said Wednesday no one screened for the Ebola virus has tested positive since the program began this month and, as an extra precautionary measure, he has ordered stricter cleaning protocols to guard against the possible spread of Ebola. Patrick Foye of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Speaks with Canadian PM Stephen Harper

PM Netanyahu Speaks with Canadian PM Stephen HarperPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday evening 28 Tishrei spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and asked to convey the condolences of the Israeli people in wake of the terrorist ...    Full Story »

NYC Subway System Seeing Record Ridership

NYC Subway System Seeing Record RidershipIf it seems like New York City's subways are getting more crowded, that's because they are. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the subway system broke its previous single-day ridership record on five separate days last month. The MTA announced Wednesday that 6,106,694 customers rode city subways on Sept. 23. That's the highest number since daily figures were first ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Patient in New York Quarantined for 'Ebola Like' Symptoms Went Bowling in Williamsburg Last night, Used Uber Car Service

BREAKING:  Patient in New York Quarantined for 'Ebola Like' Symptoms Went Bowling in Williamsburg Last night, Used Uber Car ServiceToday, FDNY EMS HAZ TAC Units transferred to Bellevue Hospital a patient who presented a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. The patient is a health care worker who returned to the U.S. within the past 21 days from one of the three countries currently facing the outbreak of this virus. The patient was transported by a specially trained HAZ TAC unit wearing Personal Protective ...    Full Story »


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