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Poles Wait for FBI Chief to Apologize Over Holocaust Remarks

Poles Wait for FBI Chief to Apologize Over Holocaust Remarks
Obama did it, now the FBI director has done it, and each time it has caused huge offense to a U.S. ally: using language to suggest that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust. Poles were waiting to see if FBI director James Comey would issue an apology — something that hadn't happened by late Monday. Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna said he expected him to say sorry so the matter can be settled. Comey said last week, "In their minds, the murderers and accomplices of Germany, and Poland, and Hungary, and so many, many other ...

President Rivlin is Menachem Aveil the Sherki Family

President Rivlin is Menachem Aveil the Sherki FamilyPresident Reuven Rivlin on Monday 2 Rosh Chodesh Iyar visited the family of terror victim Shalom Yochai Sherki HY”D, who was murdered in a vehicular terror attack in the French Hill area of the capital. The ...    Full Story »

A Small Victory For Fliers: Summer Domestic Fares Fall $2.01

A Small Victory For Fliers: Summer Domestic Fares Fall $2.01After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief — $2.01 in savings to be exact. The average roundtrip domestic ticket this summer, including taxes, now stands at $454, down less than a percent from last summer. Vacationers to Europe will fare better with the average ticket down 3 percent to $1,619, about $50 less than last ...    Full Story »

Clinton Dismisses Allegations of Favoritism at Foundation

Clinton Dismisses Allegations of Favoritism at FoundationHillary Rodham Clinton is rejecting a book's allegations that foreign governments that made donations to her family foundation received favorable treatment from the State Department while she served in the Obama administration. She's dismissing the questions about the family charity as "distractions and attacks." Answering questions after a campaign event at a furniture factory in ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Meets With IDF Orphans

PM Netanyahu Meets With IDF OrphansPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday evening 1 Rosh Chodesh Iyar, in Jerusalem, met with children who lost their fathers during the latter's military service. The children, from the IDF Widows and Orphans Organization, aged 8-15, told the Prime Ministers about their memories of their fathers. Following the meeting, the Prime Minister invited the children to tour his ...    Full Story »

Council Member Julissa Ferreras Joins Goldfeder to Visit Far Rockaway Organizations

Council Member Julissa Ferreras Joins Goldfeder to Visit Far Rockaway OrganizationsAssemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D - Far Rockaway) and City Council Member Julissa Ferreras (D - Elmhurst), Chair of the powerful City Council Committee on Finance, met in Far Rockaway to discuss ongoing Sandy recovery efforts and to visit vital educational and nonprofit organizations serving the community. The whirlwind tour included stops to Ohel Regional Family Center, Yeshiva Darchei ...    Full Story »

Supreme Court Orders the State to Release Chareidi Induction Stats

Supreme Court Orders the State to Release Chareidi Induction StatsThe Supreme Court has instructed the government to reveal exact figures regarding the number of bnei yeshivos that have entered the IDF from 2012-2014 among all of those eligible to serve. The court was responding to a petition filed by the Movement for Quality Government (MQG) which is seeking to have the court issue an injunction to stop the draft law. The court wishes to know what ...    Full Story »

TSA Adding New Security Measures for Airline, Airport Staff

TSA Adding New Security Measures for Airline, Airport StaffThe Transportation Security Administration is tightening security rules for airline and airport workers in the wake of a criminal case in which an Atlanta baggage handler was accused of smuggling guns on commercial jets, Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said Monday. In the immediate aftermath of the December arrest, Johnson ordered a 90-day review of security measures and now the agency ...    Full Story »

New Camp Starting in Eretz Yisroel for Bais Medresh Bochurim

New Camp Starting in Eretz Yisroel for Bais Medresh Bochurim [COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Finally, a camp has been designed that allows true Yeshiva Bachurim the experience they have always craved with the Shmirah their parents deserve. FOR MORE INFO  CALL (347) 946 2215  Just outside Yerushalayim, nestled in the Judean Hills in the Chareidi community of Telzstone, is the campus of Camp Tiyulei Torah. Our spacious ...    Full Story »

Secret Meeting between Shas And Bayit Yehudi

Secret Meeting between Shas And Bayit YehudiThe question that many must be asking is just how far will the absurdity continues towards building a coalition government. That is to say the coalition, and now it appears the various ministries may contain officials working in opposing directions. For example, Kikar Shabbos News reports that a secret meeting was held on Sunday 1 Rosh Chodesh Iyar between senior Shas and Bayit ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel Dinner to Honor Prominent Askanim

Agudath Israel Dinner to Honor Prominent AskanimThe 93rd annual dinner of Agudath Israel of America will take place on May 10th at the Hilton New York. The dinner will celebrate a year of solid achievement for the Tzibbur, whether it's ensuring a hard working Orthodox employee retains his job without having to work on Yom Tov...obtaining hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for Yeshivos...fighting to protect religious ...    Full Story »

US Warship Sent to Block Iran Weapons off Yemen

US Warship Sent to Block Iran Weapons off YemenIn a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt, is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels. The deployment comes after a U.N. Security Council resolution approved last week ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Stav Warns Giving in to the Chareidim will Result in the Closure of Tzohar Rabbonim

Rabbi Stav Warns Giving in to the Chareidim will Result in the Closure of Tzohar RabbonimThe head of the Tzohar Rabbonim organization, Rabbi David Stav speaks out warning that if negotiators forming the new coalition government give in to chareidi demands, it will lead to the demise of Tzohar Rabbonim. Rabbi Stav adds that his organization serves tens of thousands of Israeli citizens as well as Jews elsewhere. Rabbi Stav responded to reports that Prime Minister Binyamin ...    Full Story »

Where US Sees Terror Prevention, Some Muslims See Profiling

Where US Sees Terror Prevention, Some Muslims See ProfilingSameer Mohiuddin grew more confused by the second as panelists speaking at his Southern California mosque trumpeted a new national initiative to prevent violent extremism. Mohiuddin, 39, is an American citizen, longtime Californian and a vice president at a technology company. His wife was born and raised in Orange County, and they have three children. Why, he wondered, do his family ...    Full Story »

Report: Bennett And Lieberman are Cooperating

Report: Bennett And Lieberman are CooperatingWith Naftali Bennett and his Bayit Leumi party feeling let out of coalition talks, the News 2 online website reported that Bennett and Yisrael Beitenu party leader Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman are cooperating. The report states that while Lieberman insists he remain foreign minister, and Bennett is aware he will not have a chance to receive the appointment, Lieberman is assisting ...    Full Story »

Tehillim Still Needed For Yeshiva Boy Struck By Vehicle In Monsey With Critical Injuries

Tehillim Still Needed For Yeshiva Boy Struck By Vehicle In Monsey With Critical InjuriesPlease continue to be the Mispallel for 14-year-old Alter Shimon Yecheskel ben Rochel Chana, who was struck by a vehicle in Monsey last Thursday night. As YWN had ...    Full Story »

A Look At Other Issues Facing The NY Legislature

A Look At Other Issues Facing The NY LegislatureRent control, a minimum wage hike, the Dream Act and mayoral control of schools aren't the only issues facing New York lawmakers when they return to Albany on Tuesday. Here's a look at some of the other items on the agenda: Tax cap: Senate Republicans want to make permanent a law that caps property tax increases in local governments. Campus Sexual Assault: Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants ...    Full Story »

Yahadut Hatorah Had its 13th Coalition Negotiating Meeting on Monday

Yahadut Hatorah Had its 13th Coalition Negotiating Meeting on MondayYahadut Hatorah negotiators on Monday 2 Rosh Chodesh Iyar completed their 13th negotiating session as talks towards signing a coalition agreement with Likud continue. In recent days “significant progress” is being reported as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is showing a willingness to undo some of the controversial changes in state religious services that were voted into law in ...    Full Story »

HaRav Avrohom Chaim Levin, Rosh Yeshiva Of Telshe Chicago To Undergo Heart Bypass Surgery (1 opinions)

HaRav Avrohom Chaim Levin, Rosh Yeshiva Of Telshe Chicago To Undergo Heart Bypass SurgeryPlease be mispallel for HaRav Avrohom Chaim Levin Shlita, the Rosh HaYeshiva of Telshe in Chicago, who will be undergoing heart bypass surgery on Tuesday morning starting at 8:00AM CDT. Besides serving as Rosh HaYeshiva, HaRav Levin is the Chairman of Torah Umesorah Vaad Roshie Yeshivos and a member of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah of Agudath Yisroel of America, His name for ...    Full Story »

Unpopular at Home, Jindal Getting Little Traction for 2016 (1 opinions)

Unpopular at Home, Jindal Getting Little Traction for 2016Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal's focus on states important in the presidential campaign is drawing lots of criticism at home and doing little apparent good for his 2016 prospects. Lost — at least for now — in a pack of better-known White House contenders, Jindal is taking heat in Louisiana for a $1.6 billion budget shortfall that threatens colleges and health care services with ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Expresses His Sorrow over the Passing of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein

PM Netanyahu Expresses His Sorrow over the Passing of Rabbi Aharon LichtensteinFollowing the petira of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein ZT”L, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu released the following statement. "Rabbi Lichtenstein's knowledge found expression in his literary works. He served generations of students. When I gave him the Israel Prize a year ago, I saw before my eyes a great rabbi, teacher and educator, a Zionist man, sharp witted and a keen thinker. ...    Full Story »

New York Man Who Plotted to Join Terror Group Gets 25 Years

New York Man Who Plotted to Join Terror Group Gets 25 YearsA suburban New York man who was thwarted in his attempt to fly to Yemen to join a Middle Eastern terrorist group and then admitted continuing to plot with others to assist them was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison. Marcos Alonso Zea, 26, of Brentwood, pleaded guilty in September to attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, also known as Ansar ...    Full Story »

Litzman Updates the Belzer Rebbe on Coalition Talks (1 opinions)

Litzman Updates the Belzer Rebbe on Coalition TalksMK Yaakov Litzman on Sunday night 1 Rosh Chodesh Iyar visited the Belzer Rebbe Shlita to brief the rebbe on ongoing coalition negotiations. The visit came amid reports of “significant progress” in coalition talks between the chareidim and the Likud. According to reports, Litzman will once again serve as Deputy Health Minister with ministerial authority and Moshe Gafne will once ...    Full Story »

Former Mayor Of Spring Valley Found Guilty In Federal Court Of Bribery, Extortion And Fraud Charges

Former Mayor Of Spring Valley Found Guilty In Federal Court Of Bribery, Extortion And Fraud ChargesPreet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that former Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin was found guilty in federal court today of engaging in a bribery scheme in which she negotiated a 50 percent stake for herself in a development company and $5,000 cash in exchange for her use of her office to obtain land and various government ...    Full Story »

Talks To Begin On Capitol Hill Budget Measure

Talks To Begin On Capitol Hill Budget MeasureCuts to Medicare and the health care law and almost $40 billion in unrequested money for overseas war-fighting operations top the agenda as congressional negotiators meet to begin ironing out a Republican budget blueprint for next year and beyond. Separate House- and Senate-passed budget plans have plenty in common. Both chambers want to use the fast-track budget process to send a ...    Full Story »

Suspect in Custody in the Stabbing of an Arab Man in Herzliya

Suspect in Custody in the Stabbing of an Arab Man in HerzliyaPolice on Monday afternoon 1 Iyar announced the apprehension of a suspect in the stabbing attack of an Arab man in Herzliya earlier in the day. Glilot Police Chief Major-General Avi Borsano announced the victim in the attack escaped with light injuries. The suspect in custody reportedly shouted “death to Arabs” when he attacked the victim. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
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VIDEO: Greenfield Responds to Critics of his Yeshiva Safety Law (3 opinions)

VIDEO: Greenfield Responds to Critics of his Yeshiva Safety Law[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The effort to ensure that every non-public school in New York City, including yeshivas, have security for their children is heating up. Last Tuesday, the New York City Council held a a public hearing of Councilman David G. Greenfield's legislation, known as Introduction 65, that would provide any non-public school that wants one with the same NYPD security ...    Full Story »

Researcher Denied Flight After Tweet Poking United Airlines Security

Researcher Denied Flight After Tweet Poking United Airlines SecurityUnited Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked. The researcher, Chris Roberts, attempted to board a United flight from Colorado to San Francisco to speak at a major security conference there this week, ...    Full Story »

Coalition Talks: Understanding Reached on Giyur and IDF Draft (5 opinions)

Coalition Talks: Understanding Reached on Giyur and IDF DraftCoalition talks between Likud and Yahadut Hatorah continue in earnest as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is anxious to being closing deals with the various potential coalition partners. On Monday 2 Rosh Chodesh Iyar the prime minister visited with President Reuven Rivlin to request a 14-day extension to permit him additional time to build his new coalition. Areas of significance in ...    Full Story »

Waivers May Give Next President Way Out Of Health Care Feuds

Waivers May Give Next President Way Out Of Health Care FeudsRepublican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation's health care overhaul without fighting Congress. The law signed by President Barack Obama includes a waiver that, starting in 2017, would let states take federal dollars now invested in the overhaul and use them to redesign their own health care systems. States could not repeal some things, such ...    Full Story »

Win and Drive Away in a 2015 Tesla Model S On Labor Day (While Supporting a Great Cause)

Win and Drive Away in a 2015 Tesla Model S On Labor Day (While Supporting a Great Cause)[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  We all live on different budgets, and for most of us, a Tesla vehicle is a luxury that hasn’t even made it close to our wish lists. But for some among us, the same can be said about new clothing or shoes. Or chicken for Shabbos. Or even paying the gas bill. The creative fundraisers at The Chicago Chesed Fund have stepped in to address the latter need, ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Given a 14-Day Extension in Coalition Talks

PM Netanyahu Given a 14-Day Extension in Coalition Talks[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday, 2 Rosh Chodesh Iyar, visited President Reuven Rivlin to request a 14-day extension to continue efforts to assemble a coalition government. Prime Minister Netanyahu said, "Mr. President, I have come this morning to request an extension so that I may complete the work of forming a government. We have made ...    Full Story »

More Boston Marathon Survivors Ask That Bomber Not Face Execution

More Boston Marathon Survivors Ask That Bomber Not Face ExecutionA married couple who lost limbs in the 2013 Boston Marathon attack has joined the family of an 8-year-old victim in opposing the death penalty for bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes ask the federal government not to put Tsarnaev to death, just as the parents of Martin Richard did last week. In a statement to The Boston Globe, the couple says, "If there is ...    Full Story »

Parenting for all ages with Rabbi Manis Friedman and Rabbi Shais Taub of the Ami Magazine

Parenting for all ages with Rabbi Manis Friedman and Rabbi Shais Taub of the Ami Magazine[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Parenting is a life-long commitment. How is it working for you? Join Rabbi Manis Friedman and Rabbi Shais Taub to explore a refreshing and extremely human view of your role as the Father/Mother in your family. Rabbi Friedman will lead the course, drawing on over four decades of guiding parents to happier, healthier and Nachasdik parent/child ...    Full Story »

Women of the Wall Abscond a Sefer Torah at the Kosel (6 opinions)

Women of the Wall Abscond a Sefer Torah at the KoselWomen aligned with the Women of the Wall (WoW) organization on Monday, 1 Iyar 5775 held their monthly rosh chodesh prayer event at the Kosel. In an unprecedented act, they absconded a Sefer Torah from the men’s section, taking it to the women’s section and they then danced with it. This act has elicited the ire of many in the frum community, including Kosel Rav Rabbi Shmuel ...    Full Story »

U.S. Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal in Connecticut Chabad House Suit

U.S. Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal in Connecticut Chabad House SuitThe Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a Connecticut commission accused of religious discrimination when it rejected plans for a synagogue in 2007. The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that said Chabad Lubavitch of Northwest Connecticut could challenge the decision under a federal law barring government interference in religious exercise. Chabad Lubavitch ...    Full Story »

Gyrocopter Pilot Wasn't Worried About Being Shot Down in DC (1 opinions)

Gyrocopter Pilot Wasn't Worried About Being Shot Down in DCThe letter carrier who landed his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill says he wasn't concerned about getting shot down as he made his final approach. Doug Hughes told ABC's "Good Morning America" he doesn't believe the government would have shot down a "61-year-old mail man in a flying bicycle." Hughes was arrested last week. He was carrying letters for each member of Congress to raise ...    Full Story »

Bennett Announces Talks with Likud are Over After Shas Gains Control of Religious Services Ministry (5 opinions)

Bennett Announces Talks with Likud are Over After Shas Gains Control of Religious Services MinistryAfter hearing that the Ministry of Religious Services was handed over to Shas exclusively, Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali late Sunday night the eve of 2 Rosh Chodesh Iyar stated if this is so, the negotiations with Likud to enter ...    Full Story »

Authorities: Terrorism Probe Yields 6 Arrests in 2 States

Authorities: Terrorism Probe Yields 6 Arrests in 2 StatesSix people have been arrested in two states in connection with a terrorism investigation in Minnesota, where authorities have been tracking youths who have traveled or tried to travel to Syria to fight with militants, including the Islamic State group, authorities said. Ben Petok, a spokesman for the Minnesota U.S. Attorney's Office, said the arrests were made Sunday in Minneapolis ...    Full Story »

Petira Of HaGaon HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein ZT"L - Leading Dati Leumi Posek, Son In Law Of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (9 opinions)

Petira Of HaGaon HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein ZTBaruch Dayan HaEmmes: HaGaon HaRav Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein ZT”L was niftar at the age of 81. The levaya will be held on Tuesday, 2 Iyar to permit family members to arrive in Eretz Yisrael. The rav was a leading authority in the dati leumi community around the world. While he was born in France, he was raised in the United States. He was a talmid of both HaRav Yitzchak Hutner Z”TL ...    Full Story »

The Petira on Yomtov of Lod's Chief Rabbi Created a Problem with the City's Chametz (7 opinions)

The Petira on Yomtov of Lod's Chief Rabbi Created a Problem with the City's ChametzYWN-ISRAEL reported that the Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Lod, HaGaon HaRav Chaim Hadad ZT”L was niftar during Pesach. According to a report published by the dati leumi Kippa website, last week rabbonim were addressing the problem of the ...    Full Story »


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