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Report Says Obama Administration Failed to Follow Health Law

Report Says Obama Administration Failed to Follow Health Law
The Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients, Congress' investigative arm said Thursday. The opinion from the Government Accountability Office is a setback for the White House and bolsters Republican complaints that administration officials bent the law as problems arose carrying out its complex provisions. The finding may complicate efforts to stabilize premiums in the law's insurance marketplaces, where about 11 ...

MKs Gafne, Maklev And Asher Visit Elad

MKs Gafne, Maklev And Asher Visit EladMKs (Yahadut Hatorah) Moshe Gafne, Uri Maklev and Asher Weiss visited Elad ahead of Rosh Hashanah, met in City Hall by Deputy Mayor Menachem Shapira. The MKs were taken for a tour of the chareidi community by Mayor Sruli Porush and Degel Hatorah representatives on the city council. The began in the archeological part in city center where a new agricultural school is going to open to ...    Full Story »

Rav Chaim's Promise: Donate To Kupat Ha'Ir Before Rosh Hashanah And He Will Stand For You

MKs Gafne, Maklev And Asher Visit Elad[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] The Most Critical 120 Hours of the Year The Yom HaDin is approaching. With so much important preparation still left to do - What are you doing to take the mitzvah of tzedaka seriously? Rav Chaim has come out with an extremely powerful statement in an extremely crucial time that could change the lives of thousands of talmidei chachamim, widows & ...    Full Story »

Over 65 Young People Buried Due To Addiction This Past Year - A Message From Zvi Gluck And Amudim

Over 65 Young People Buried Due To Addiction This Past Year - A Message From Zvi Gluck And AmudimWith Rosh Hashana just days away, I find myself oddly at a loss for words. Those of you who know me well understand how rarely I find myself speechless, but reflecting upon the highs and lows of the year 5776 leaves me full of conflicting emotions. On the positive side, we have Baruch Hashem been blessed with accomplishments that have surpassed our wildest expectations. Our three a ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Tragedy IN Jerusalem!! Mother, 33 Years Old Leaves Behind 9 Young Orphans, Click Link At The End Of Video To Donate (3 opinions)

Mrs Sheindy Wallace from the Meah Shearim neighbourhood of Yerushalayim tragically passed away this past Monday at the young age of 33 years old after suffering for 2 years with a severe case of cancer. Sheindy was known to be the most dedicated and ...    Full Story »

Defense Ministry Steps In To Keep IDF 'Netiv' Giyur Program Alive

Defense Ministry Steps In To Keep IDF 'Netiv' Giyur Program AliveIt was back in 2015 when the IDF already announced that due to budgetary constraints, it was shutting down the ‘Netiv’ giyur program that permits soldiers to convert in the framework of the IDF. Defense Minister Avigdor ...    Full Story »

Last Chance This Year To Send (4 Free) Your Names To Barditchev Through Yad L'Achim Now - For A K'sivah V'Chasima Tova

Defense Ministry Steps In To Keep IDF 'Netiv' Giyur Program Alive[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] When you can, you should. Before Yom Hadin you can ENTER THE SPECIAL TEFILLAH BY THE “SANEGOR” Reb Levy Yitzchak of Berditchev IN BERDITCHEV ON EREV ROSH HASHANA – for Shidduchim & all Yeshuos and a KESIVA V’CHASIMA TOVA (no donation required to submit names) –     Full Story »

VIDEOS: Agudath Israel's Yom Iyun: V'Asisa Hayashar V'Hatov - Emes And The Law

Another Flight Heading To Uman From NYC Cancelled: Lufthansa Flight Clips Wings As It Leaves Terminal (17 opinions)

Another Flight Heading To Uman From NYC Cancelled: Lufthansa Flight Clips Wings As It Leaves TerminalOn Wednesday, YWN was first to report about a privately chartered flight to Uman that was cancelled just hours before its scheduled departure. Hundreds of people were left without a way to ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Minister Hanegbi Visits Kever Rochel

PHOTOS: Minister Hanegbi Visits Kever Rochel [PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Minister (Likud) Tzachi Hanegbi visited Kever Rochel on Wednesday afternoon 25 Elul to be mispallel. Hanegbi was accompanied by his mother, former minister and Likud underground fighter, Mrs. Geula Cohen. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photo Credit: Mosdos Kever Rochel)

PHOTOS: Agudath Israel of America Hosts Yom Iyun: Emes and the Law

PHOTOS: Agudath Israel of America Hosts Yom Iyun: Emes and the Law[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Agudath Israel of America's Torah Projects and Daf Yomi Commission hosted an inspiring and informative yom iyun to a rapt audience at Agudath Israel Bais Binyomin in Flatbush, with thousands more participating by phone or live-streaming. The event, "Emes and the Law," was introduced by Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, executive vice president of Agudath ...    Full Story »

Divorced Mothers Are Not Alone This Rosh Hashana With Your Help! (1 opinions)

Divorced Mothers Are Not Alone This Rosh Hashana With Your Help![COMMUNICATED CONTENT] The amount of children coming to the synagogue unacompanied during the Yamim Noraim, is constantly growing. Many children do not attend at all. Children of parents who are separated do not experience the Tishrei holidays in the same manner that others do. In most cases, the feelings of loneliness and social isolation continue to affect them for a long ...    Full Story »

Sentencing Rescheduled in Ohio for US Capitol Plot Suspect

Sentencing Rescheduled in Ohio for US Capitol Plot SuspectSentencing has been rescheduled for an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group. Twenty-two-year-old Christopher Lee Cornell pleaded guilty last month to three charges stemming from his January 2015 arrest. Sentencing for Cornell had been set for Oct. 31. Cincinnati federal Judge Sandra Beckwith on Thursday set a new date of ...    Full Story »

Levaya Of 11-Year-Old Eli Gradon From Los Angeles (1 opinions)

Levaya Of 11-Year-Old Eli Gradon From Los AngelesYWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of 11-year-old Elimelech (Ben Menachem Mendel Malkiel) Gradon in Los Angeles, CA. Eli was Niftar on Thurday morning, after battling cancer for a number of years. Thousands of people had been Davening for him, and many followed his condition closely on the web. The Levaya will be on ...    Full Story »

Russia Accuses US of Siding With 'Terrorists' in Syria (1 opinions)

Russia Accuses US of Siding With 'Terrorists' in SyriaRussian officials accused the U.S. on Thursday of siding with "terrorists" in Syria, in a sign of escalating tensions between Moscow and Washington amid the battle for the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby's warning that the collapse of U.S.-Russian cooperation in Syria could lead to a rise in extremism and potential attacks against Russia ...    Full Story »

Commuter Train From Spring Valley Slams Into Hoboken New Jersey Station; 1 Dead, 74 Hospitalized [PHOTOS] (14 opinions)

Commuter Train From Spring Valley Slams Into Hoboken New Jersey Station; 1 Dead, 74 Hospitalized [PHOTOS][PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A crowded rush-hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a tangle of broken concrete, twisted metal and dangling cables, authorities said. People pulled concrete off bleeding victims and passengers kicked out ...    Full Story »

Clinton Visits Iowa as Early Voting Gets UnderwayClinton Visits Iowa as Early Voting Gets Underway (1 opinions)

Clinton Visits Iowa as Early Voting Gets UnderwayClinton Visits Iowa as Early Voting Gets UnderwayWith early voting poised to play a bigger role in this year's election, Hillary Clinton was urging voters in Iowa to start casting ballots on Thursday, more than five weeks before Election Day. Clinton's 10-city tour of Iowa brought the Democratic presidential nominee back to a state where she eked out a win in the caucuses over Bernie Sanders. With her focus now on defeating Donald ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem Estates In Schneller Compound Most Coveted Real Estate Project Amongst Chareidim

Jerusalem Estates In Schneller Compound Most Coveted Real Estate Project Amongst  Chareidim"Meticulous Planning and Achieving Goals are Milestones for its Success” [COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Yerushalayim...The luxury Jerusalem Estates project in the Schneller Compound is entering a new phase of development, thanks to its meticulous planning and meeting all goals in a timely manner. The excavation work has been completed and the actual construction of the private estate ...    Full Story »

RCA Calls For 'Civility and Integrity' in Political Campaigns (1 opinions)

RCA Calls For 'Civility and Integrity' in Political CampaignsSince the founding of the United States, political campaigns have always been contentious. Even by those standards, however, many are troubled by the substance and tone of the current American presidential election. Concerned about the impact of the current state of affairs on the political process, the membership of the Rabbinical Council of America recently adopted a resolution ...    Full Story »

THE FULL LIST: Find Out Whose Part Of The Presidential Delegation From The United States To Funeral Of Shimon Peres Z'L (2 opinions)

THE FULL LIST: Find Out Whose Part Of The Presidential Delegation From The United States To Funeral Of Shimon Peres Z'LPresident Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the State of Israel to attend the State Funeral of Former President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres on September 30, 2016 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States, will lead the delegation. Members of the Presidential Delegation The Honorable William J. ...    Full Story »
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California Officer Guns Down Man in 'Shooting Stance'

California Officer Guns Down Man in 'Shooting Stance'The fatal police shooting of a black man who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where a distraught man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday. It took police more than an hour to respond because of other calls, El Cajon Lt. Rob Ransweiler said. ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Memorial Ceremony For President Peres Held At The UN

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon remembers Shimon Peres as constant source of optimism and hope. Speaking at a U.N. ceremony, sponsored by the Israeli mission to honor Peres' memory on Thursday, Ban said he would miss Peres' "clear-eyed perspective ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Peres Visted Maran Hagaon HaRav Elyashiv On Sukkos And Was Told It's Forbidden To Ascend Har HaBayis

VIDEO: Peres Visted Maran Hagaon HaRav Elyashiv On Sukkos And Was Told It's Forbidden To Ascend Har HaBayis[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] On Sukkos 2009, YWN reported about a visit that then President Shimon Peres made to the Gadol Hador, Maran Hagaon HaRav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv ZATZAL. Peres on CHol Hamoed visited the Posek Hador in his Meah Shearim ...    Full Story »

Erdogan Hints State of Emergency Can Be Extended to a Year

Erdogan Hints State of Emergency Can Be Extended to a YearTurkey's president hinted on Thursday that the three-month state of emergency declared following the failed July 15 coup could be extended to over a year. Addressing a group of local administrators in Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed criticism over plans for Turkey to prolong the state of emergency, saying no one should determine a "calendar or roadmap" for ...    Full Story »

Greenfield Introducing Legislation to Track Location of Garbage Trucks Throughout NYC (3 opinions)

Greenfield Introducing Legislation to Track Location of Garbage Trucks Throughout NYCCouncilman David G. Greenfield is introducing legislation that will ease traffic congestion on our crowded streets by allowing drivers to see where garbage trucks are conducting pickups in real-time, enabling them to avoid getting stuck behind the trucks on their daily commute. Greenfield’s legislation would require the Department of Sanitation to install GPS tracking devices on ...    Full Story »

The Military's Ritual of Saluting for the National Anthem (1 opinions)

The Military's Ritual of Saluting for the National AnthemThe Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played at Pearl Harbor, in a protest that echoes recent moves by professional athletes to kneel during the anthem. The U.S. Pacific Fleet referred her case to her commander, who has the authority to punish the sailor, a Navy reservist. Saluting during the national anthem is a daily ritual for men and ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel Of America: Peres Displayed Great Respect For Orthodox Jewish Community And Its Rabbinic Leaders

Agudath Israel Of America: Peres Displayed Great Respect For Orthodox Jewish Community And Its Rabbinic LeadersAgudath Israel of America notes with sadness the passing of Shimon Peres, former Prime Minister and President of the state of Israel, at the age of 93. Throughout his long political career, Shimon Peres displayed great respect for the Orthodox Jewish community and its rabbinic leaders. Mr. Peres repeatedly defended the religious status quo against those who sought to undermine the ...    Full Story »

NY Governor Cuomo Cancels Trip To Peres Funeral - Is Now Heading To NJ Train Crash Scene (4 opinions)

NY Governor Cuomo Cancels Trip To Peres Funeral - Is Now Heading To NJ Train Crash SceneNY Governor Cuomo was on the plane heading to attend the funeral of Shimon Peres when the train crash occurred. He has since gotten off the plane, and is now heading to the scene of the train crash in Hoboken, NJ. The following initial statement was just delivered to YWN by Governor Cuomo. “At approximately 8:45 a.m. this morning, a New Jersey Transit train originating in Spring ...    Full Story »

What if the Presidential Candidates Would be Subject to Halacha? (5 opinions)

What if the Presidential Candidates Would be Subject to Halacha?[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times] The issue is not so far-fetched. As it stands now, both candidates have Jewish sons-in-law. But what if we were to take things one step further? What if there were a mandate that both candidates, in the debates and in the times directly before and after, would also have to follow halacha? Let’s explore this a ...    Full Story »

LIst Of World Figures to Attend Funeral of Shimon Peres Z'L (1 opinions)

LIst Of World Figures to Attend Funeral of Shimon Peres Z'LThe following world figures have confirmed attendance at Shimon Peres' funeral in Jerusalem on Friday: United States — U.S President Barack Obama — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Palestinian Authority — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas — Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat — Palestinian intelligence ...    Full Story »

Delegation Urges Congress To Increase Pressure On BDS Movement

Delegation Urges Congress To Increase Pressure On BDS Movement[by Hannah Levin On Thursday, September 22, a prominent delegation of Jewish leaders from across the nation, who comprise the United States - Israel Security Alliance - an initiative dedicated to strengthening the U.S.-Israeli relationship, gathered on Capitol Hill to thank leading and influential members of both the Senate and the House for supporting legislation to combat the ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Memorial Ceremony For President Peres Held At The UN

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon remembers Shimon Peres as constant source of optimism and hope. Speaking at a U.N. ceremony, sponsored by the Israeli mission to honor Peres' memory on Thursday, Ban said he would miss Peres' "clear-eyed perspective — of reaching across the table, of compromising with your neighbor, of finding common ground for the greater good." U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power remembered Peres as "a believer in and a builder of peace." "His vision of what was necessary to build peace was clear and unwavering; Israel's security, of course, which he did as much as anyone to strengthen, and Israel's diplomacy, of which he was a maestro," Power said in her remarks. (AP)

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WATCH: A Knesset Channel Tribute To Former President Shimon Peres

The above video is a Knesset Channel [Hebrew] tribute to the late Shimon Peres, Israel’s ninth President. Mr. Peres’ levaya is scheduled to take place on Friday, 27 Elul at 11:00AM in Har Herzl in Yerushalayim. Many world leaders, former leaders and state representatives will be in attendance. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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