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Rabbi Levinstein Issues A Clarification Regarding His Remarks Against The IDF And The Toeiva Community

Rabbi Levinstein Issues A Clarification Regarding His Remarks Against The IDF And The Toeiva Community
Just a few short days ago, at an assembly of rabbonim in Jerusalem, Rabbi Yigal Levinstein of Yeshivat Bnei David spoke out harshly against the growing issues in the IDF facing religious soldiers. He mentioned the Education Corps is working to bring in more female combatants, more members of the toeiva community and is not a fan of the religious soldiers from the mechina yeshivot. He stated that religious officers are ‘marked’, explaining they are well-aware if they dare speak out, their chances of advancement are over. The rabbi came ...

Trump Says Russia Should Find Clinton's Missing Emails

Trump Says Russia Should Find Clinton's Missing EmailsDonald Trump has a message for Russia: find Hillary Clinton's missing emails. But his running mate, Mike Pence, is sending mixed signals. In a Miami press conference Wednesday, the Republican presidential nominee said that the 30,000 missing emails from Clinton's private email server would reveal "some beauties" and made an extraordinary plea for a foreign power to locate ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Car Bomb Explodes On Jerusalem Keren HaYesod Street On Wednesday Morning

PHOTOS: Car Bomb Explodes On Jerusalem Keren HaYesod Street On Wednesday Morning[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A vehicle exploded close to 8:30AM Wednesday morning 21 Tammuz on Keren HaYesod Street in Yerushalayim. Ichud Hatzalah units on the scene reported one person sustained moderate injuries in what was immediately believed to be a terror attack. It was later reported that a 57-year-old male was the target in what was a criminal act, not an act of terror. ...    Full Story »

Schumer Prepares to Be Senate Leader, or Trump Antagonist

Schumer Prepares to Be Senate Leader, or Trump AntagonistAs Hillary Clinton claims the Democratic Party's nomination for president, fellow New Yorker Chuck Schumer is preparing for his own next act, as Clinton's top Senate partner — or chief antagonist to Donald Trump if he wins in November. Schumer is in line to become Senate Democratic leader next year with the retirement of Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. And if Democrats ...    Full Story »

Video Of Interest: Flying At 200 Feet In An Open-Air Plane

Matt Tisdale's Air Cam doesn't fly as high, or as fast, as most planes, but he says it's one of the most relaxing planes to fly, and it has a great view.

Statement From PM Netanyahu's Bureau On Preparations To Meet The Tunnels Threat Prior To Operation Protective Edge

Statement From PM Netanyahu's Bureau On Preparations To Meet The Tunnels Threat Prior To Operation Protective EdgeAmid continuing reports of Hamas’ ongoing efforts to reconstruct its vast tunnel network to launch attacks in Israel, the Prime Minister’s Bureau released the following statement. "Claims that Israel was unprepared to meet the tunnel threat are without foundation. It has been claimed that the tunnel threat had not been presented to the Cabinet prior to Operation Protective Edge ...    Full Story »

Trump Calls Baltimore Prosecutor A 'Disgrace'

Trump Calls Baltimore Prosecutor A 'Disgrace'Donald Trump is calling a Baltimore prosecutor "a disgrace" after her office decided to drop the remaining charges against three police officers still awaiting trial in the Freddie Gray case. Responding to a question at a news conference at his Florida golf course, Trump said on Wednesday that Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby "should prosecute herself. She should be held ...    Full Story »

Pence Heads to Wisconsin to Woo Wary Republicans

Pence Heads to Wisconsin to Woo Wary RepublicansWisconsin didn't exactly embrace Donald Trump through the presidential primaries — one influential conservative radio host publicly belittled him as a "buffoon" and "clown." Now, Trump hopes that his running mate, Mike Pence, will prove to be a secret weapon when he is dispatched to this important swing state Wednesday. Pence was set to campaign in the heart of conservative ...    Full Story »

Amazing End Of Summer Tour of Budapest, Bratislava (Pressburg), and Vienna

Amazing End Of Summer Tour of Budapest, Bratislava (Pressburg), and Vienna   [COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Join our small personalized group during the last week of August for an inspirational, exciting, and rejuvenating tour of Eastern and Western Europe. We offer a unique itinerary, geared for the enjoyment of adults, especially the young at heart, as well as teenagers, with luxurious, centrally located hotel accommodations, all meals included: glatt ...    Full Story »

Chasdei Hashem: Arab Male With A Knife Apprehended In Bnei Brak

Chasdei Hashem: Arab Male With A Knife Apprehended In Bnei Brak  An Arab male armed with a knife was taken into custody before he could harm anyone early Wednesday afternoon, 21 Tammuz, at the intersection of Jabotinsky and Abuchatzera Streets in Bnei Brak. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photo: Media Resource Group)

9/11 Worker Pleads for Medical Coverage With Billboards

9/11 Worker Pleads for Medical Coverage With BillboardsA New Jersey man who spent three weeks looking for survivors in the days after the 9/11 attacks is using billboards in a push to have his kidney disease added to the list of covered conditions by a fund to help Ground Zero workers with health problems. Mike Megna has a rare kidney disease he believes was caused by dust from the rubble of the fallen World Trade Center towers. The ...    Full Story »

High Court Refuses To Differentiate Between Chareidi And Other Schools Regarding Increase In Teaching Hours And Salaries

High Court Refuses To Differentiate Between Chareidi And Other Schools Regarding Increase In Teaching Hours And SalariesThe High Court of Justice received a petition from Beis Chana Schools against the ‘Ohz L’Tmura’ ('עוז לתמורה') plan that dates back to the tenure of Education Minister Gideon Saar. The plan calls for longer afternoon teaching hours which results in a salary increase for teachers. During Saar’s tenure, he received the approval for the plan from Teachers Union leader Ran ...    Full Story »

Convention: Fox's News Decisions, Bill Clinton's Return

Convention: Fox's News Decisions, Bill Clinton's ReturnA look at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday through a media lens: It was an emotionally charged moment when mothers of black Americans killed in police-involved shootings took the stage to address the convention. Delegates chanted, "Black lives matter," and cameras caught tears streaming down the cheeks of some audience members. CNN, MSNBC and PBS all aired the ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Two Waqf Guards Arrested On Har Habayis For Assaulting Jewish Visitors

PHOTOS: Two Waqf Guards Arrested On Har Habayis For Assaulting Jewish Visitors[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Police on Wednesday 21 Tammuz took two Waqf guards into custody after they assaulted Jews visiting the holy site. The persons assaulted did not require medical care. As police moved in to make the arrests they found themselves in a confrontation with additional Waqf officials who feel they have autonomous rule on Har Habayis. Gedolei Yisrael over ...    Full Story »

NYC Authorities: Landlord Accused of Harassing Tenants

NYC Authorities: Landlord Accused of Harassing TenantsA landlord, property manager and contractor are accused of driving a rent-stabilized family out of their Manhattan apartment by demolishing the building around them. A Forty-eight-year-old building owner, property manager and a contractor pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Authorities say an agent of the landlord would bang on the family's door threatening to report them as immigrants in ...    Full Story »

American Visitors To Northern Israel Hit With Food Poisoning

American Visitors To Northern Israel Hit With Food PoisoningA group of 25 American visitors to Israel, 18-year-olds, were transported to Ziff Hospital in Tzfat after showing signs of food poisoning. They were traveling in the Galil area and apparently ingested tainted food, resulting in vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain among some of the group. Hospital Deputy Director Dr. Farhat Murshad explains were out in the field in the Galil area ...    Full Story »

Senator: Is Medicare Drug Plan Vulnerable To Exploitation?

Senator: Is Medicare Drug Plan Vulnerable To Exploitation?A senior senator is examining whether Medicare's prescription drug benefit is vulnerable to manipulation by pharmaceutical companies that set very high prices for medications. In a letter Tuesday to Medicare's top administrator, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said policymakers must ensure the Part D prescription program serving some 38 million beneficiaries "is free from ...    Full Story »

Incredible New Trips From E&S Tours Make For An Unforgettable Summer

Incredible New Trips From E&S Tours Make For An Unforgettable SummerMorocco with Yehuda Azoulay This summer, don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime to have an authentic Jewish Moroccan experience. World renowned author and lecturer Yehuda Azoulay will lead participants through various Moroccan cities, speaking about the amazing Jewish culture deeply rooted in Moroccan soil. Participants will tour stunning castles, the ancient towering minarets ...    Full Story »

Official Heat Wave Breaks in NYC with More Hot Days Ahead

Official Heat Wave Breaks in NYC with More Hot Days AheadThe recent heat wave may have technically ended with yesterday's high of 89, but with more hot weather in store this week the city is still offering plenty of ways to stay cool. Beaches and outdoor pools are open today. Lifeguards will be on duty at the beaches from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m., and at the pools from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can also get a sprinkler cap for a fire hydrant ...    Full Story »

Thugs Take Over On Shabbos R"L At The Tziyun Of The Rashbi (1 opinions)

Thugs Take Over On Shabbos RAccording to accusations leveled against police, they failed to respond when called to assist on Shabbos morning to prevent criminal elements from harassing and assaulting mispallalim at the tziyun of the Rashbi in Meron. It is reported that this past Shabbos, Parshas Pinchas [in Eretz Yisrael], thugs arrived during shachris and began using violence to compel the mispallalim, ...    Full Story »

Clinton Campaign Seeks to Make Most of Kaine's Spanish

Clinton Campaign Seeks to Make Most of Kaine's SpanishWhen Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and Hillary Clinton made their debut as the Democratic presidential ticket, he proudly declared, "Hillary and I are soul mates in this struggle." It was a message he delivered to the Miami crowd in Spanish. In the days after Kaine's selection as Clinton's running mate, much was made of his time working with Roman Catholic missionaries in Latin America ...    Full Story »
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Eli Yishai Arrives In Court In A Showing Of Support For Sgt. Elor Azariya

Eli Yishai Arrives In Court In A Showing Of Support For Sgt. Elor AzariyaFormer Shas party leader Eli Yishai was in the Yaffa Military Court to lend support to soldier Sgt. Elor Azariya, who is giving testimony in the manslaughter trial against him. Azariya shot and killed a wounded terrorist on the ground on Purim in Hebron. Yishai got his message out via Facebook, stating “I find it hard to ignore the words of soldier Elor Azariya yesterday, the ...    Full Story »

Car Purchases During the Three Weeks (3 opinions)

Car Purchases During the Three WeeksBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times The Mazda MX-5 Miata is perhaps one of this year’s most popular sports cars. It is often purchased by balding men in their fifties who are entering their mid-life crises. The most popular minivans in the United States are the Honda Odyssey, the Kia Sedona and the Toyota Sienna. They are generally purchased by people with ...    Full Story »

Name And Shame? Obama Points To Russia On DNC Email Hacking (5 opinions)

Name And Shame? Obama Points To Russia On DNC Email HackingPresident Barack Obama's decision to identify Russia as almost certainly the culprit in hacking the Democratic National Committee and releasing politically embarrassing emails fits his administration's new penchant for openly blaming foreign governments for such break-ins. Even as the U.S. continues to secretly hack its own adversaries, Obama is raising the stakes for countries ...    Full Story »

Former Defense Minister Ya'alon: PM Netanyahu Agreed To Give Away The Jordan Valley (2 opinions)

Former Defense Minister Ya'alon: PM Netanyahu Agreed To Give Away The Jordan ValleyAddressing the Bar Ilan Conference on Wednesday, 21 Tammuz, former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon addressed the ongoing situation between Israel and the PA (Palestinian Authority) and how the latter continues speaking of the “Israeli occupation of 1948”, the division between left and right and the fact Arab nations will not recognize Israel’s as the Jewish Homeland. Ya’alon ...    Full Story »

As Fed Ends Meeting, Few Expect Much Clarity on Next Hike

As Fed Ends Meeting, Few Expect Much Clarity on Next HikeWith consumers spending and employers hiring more freely, the U.S. economy has fared better of late. But when the Federal Reserve ends its latest policy meeting Wednesday, most analysts think it will signal that it wants to see further gains before raising interest rates again. The Fed is expected to issue a statement that acknowledges the strengthening economy without providing much ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: MK Shuli Muallem Continues Efforts To Save Amona

VIDEO: MK Shuli Muallem Continues Efforts To Save AmonaMK (Bayit Yehudi) Shuli Muallem is one of the Members of Knesset leading the battle to prevent the destruction of Amona. Muallem met with the Knesset Channel for an interview on Sunday, which was observed as 17 Tammuz. Amona is supposed to be destroyed by the end of the secular year in line with a High Court of Justice ruling since it was determined to have been constructed on ...    Full Story »

Trump Says Russia Hacking Charges 'Far-Fetched' (1 opinions)

Trump Says Russia Hacking Charges 'Far-Fetched'Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says statements that Russia was responsible for hacking the Democratic National Committee were "far-fetched, so ridiculous." He said blaming Russia was deflecting attention from the embarrassing material in the emails, which WikiLeaks published last week on its website. Trump said Wednesday at a press conference in Doral, Florida, "Russia ...    Full Story »

Eida Cracking Down On Institutions Accepting State Funds (3 opinions)

Eida Cracking Down On Institutions Accepting State FundsAs the new school year approaches, the Eida Chareidis is cracking down to determine which institutions are secretly accepting state funds in violation of their ‘Taharas HaKodesh’ hashkafa. This is the response to the     Full Story »

Judge Rules Would-Be Reagan Assassin John Hinckley, Jr. Freed (5 opinions)

Judge Rules Would-Be Reagan Assassin John Hinckley, Jr. Freed[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full-time in Virginia, a judge has ruled. John Hinckley Jr. is ready to live in the community, Judge Paul L. Friedman ruled Wednesday, granting him full time convalescent leave that shall begin no sooner than Aug. 5. Friedman's ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Bill Clinton's Full Democratic National Convention 2016 Speech (4 opinions)

Bill Clinton walked delegates through Hillary Clinton's history in public life and their relationship during a speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Man Gets 20 Years to Life for Shooting at 2 NYPD Officers

Man Gets 20 Years to Life for Shooting at 2 NYPD OfficersA 57-year-old former soldier who prosecutors say was disguised in a fake beard when he shot at two New York City police officers in 2011 has been sentenced to 20 years to life in state prison. Antonio Olmeda was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty earlier this month to attempted murder charges. Authorities say the officers approached Olmeda in December 2011, after a bystander ...    Full Story »

Prosecutors Drop Remaining Charges Against Officers In Freddie Gray Case, Bringing End Without A Conviction (4 opinions)

Prosecutors Drop Remaining Charges Against Officers In Freddie Gray Case, Bringing End Without A ConvictionProsecutors dropped the remaining charges Wednesday against three Baltimore police officers awaiting trial in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing an end to the case without a conviction. Gray was a black man whose neck was broken while he was handcuffed and shackled but left unrestrained in the back of a police van in April 2015. His death added fuel to the growing Black Lives Matter ...    Full Story »


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