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Kulanu's Number 3 Man Disqualified from Election List

Kulanu's Number 3 Man Disqualified from Election List
The Central Election Committee on Monday 6 Shevat disqualified the Kulanu party’s number 3 person, journalist Tsega Melaku on a technicality. Committee Chair Justice Salim Jubran explained that she did not leave her position in the Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) early enough and since the IBA is a government post, it must comply with the minimum hiatus period before entering into the political arena and in this case, the 100-day minimum requirement was not met. The party tried to argue the decision, explaining her post as a ...

Greenfield's Speech Goes Viral: 1 Million View His Response to 'Naked, Blind Anti-Semitism' by Pro-Palestine Protesters at City Hall

Greenfield's Speech Goes Viral: 1 Million View His Response to 'Naked, Blind Anti-Semitism' by Pro-Palestine Protesters at City Hall[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Less than five days after Pro-Palestine protesters heckled the New York City Council's commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Councilman David G. Greenfield's impassioned response to their "naked, blind anti-Semitism" has gone viral and was viewed well over one million times across the globe. Last Thursday ...    Full Story »

Who Will be Presenting at 2015 Parnassah Expo? (2 opinions)

Who Will be Presenting at 2015 Parnassah Expo?[Video Below] Parnassah Network has released Part Two of its video series, offering us a live taste of Parnassah Expo’s business conference section. This short clip of the 2014 Expo’s CEO panel with audience Q & A’s, keynote addresses, The Accelerator investors panel, Women in the Workforce panel and business seminars includes business world giants Howie (Tzvi) Friedman, ...    Full Story »

Channel 2 Election Poll: Arab Bloc Become Fourth Largest Party (2 opinions)

Channel 2 Election Poll: Arab Bloc Become Fourth Largest PartyThe latest poll commissioned by Channel 2 News, carried out by Midgam, was released on Monday evening the eve of 7 Shevat, with 50 days remaining until elections for the 20th Knesset. The poll was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Mina Tzemach. Labor/The Movement: 26 Likud: 23 Bayit Yehudi: 14 Arab bloc: 12 Yesh Atid: 9 Kahlon 8 Yisrael Beitenu: 7 Shas: ...    Full Story »

Paying Respects In Saudi Arabia, Obama Defends US Ties Despite Human Rights Concerns

Paying Respects In Saudi Arabia, Obama Defends US Ties Despite Human Rights ConcernsPresident Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he led an array of current and former American statesmen in paying respects Tuesday following the death of King Abdullah. Saudi Arabia's status as one of Washington's most important Arab allies has at times ...    Full Story »

Three Jews Living in Flatbush Entrapped by Missionaries, BJX Reacts (1 opinions)

Three Jews Living in Flatbush Entrapped by  Missionaries, BJX Reacts[SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO] "The Chiddushei Harim explained that the plague of darkness wasn't confined to Egypt. Rather it is a recurring plague of V'lo Rau Ish es Achiv - when Yidden fail to see, acknowledge or recognize their brothers who need their assistance. During the plague of darkness, the Jewish people had light in their dwellings. R' Yisroel of Ruzhin, Zt"l, says that every Jew ...    Full Story »

Israel Police Deputy Chief Joins the Department's Immorality List (2 opinions)

Israel Police Deputy Chief Joins the Department's Immorality ListIsrael Police Shai (Shomron-Yehuda) District Chief Kobi Cohen announced he is stepping down from his senior command post just a few short days ago amid allegations he abused his high-ranking post to compel female ...    Full Story »

Northeast Blizzard Wasn't A Bust, But It Was A Miss For Many (4 opinions)

Northeast Blizzard Wasn't A Bust, But It Was A Miss For ManyIn the wild world of winter weather, location is everything. So small last minute changes in the air morphed what was supposed to be crippling feet of snow into a handful of inches. Fearful forecasts turned into apologies. The not-so-great blizzard of 2015 did wallop the Northeast. Long Island and Massachusetts got hammered with more than two feet of snow, and it's still ...    Full Story »

Thousands of Women Planning on Attending Irgun Shiurei Torah Lecture Series for Married Women

Thousands of Women Planning on Attending Irgun Shiurei Torah Lecture Series for Married WomenDo you live in Brooklyn, Monsey, or Lakewood?  Lucky you.  Then chances are you’ve seen the ads for Irgun Shiurai Torah’s lecture series for married women called “The Essence of a Jewish Home.”  If there’s only one event series you will attend over the course of the year, this has to be it! Just ask Devoirie from Boro Park.  She’s already hired a babysitter for these ...    Full Story »

Facebook Blames Internal Glitch For Hourlong Global Outage

Facebook Blames Internal Glitch For Hourlong Global OutageFacebook said the outage that made its social media sites inaccessible worldwide for about an hour Tuesday was self-inflicted. Users of PCs and Facebook's mobile app reported they lost access in Asia, Canada, the United States, Australia and the U.K. Facebook-owned Instagram was also inaccessible. Facebook said the disruption was caused by a technical change and wasn't a ...    Full Story »

Obama Says US Must Catch up to Ensure Drones Are Safe

Obama Says US Must Catch up to Ensure Drones Are SafeThe United States has fallen behind technological advancements that have made small drones readily available and must update its laws to ensure safety, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, in his first public comments about a drone that crashed on the White House grounds. Obama said drones, properly used, have the potential to empower people in ways unimaginable just a decade ago. He ...    Full Story »

A Sampling Of Snowfall Totals Across Tthe Northeast (1 opinions)

A Sampling Of Snowfall Totals Across Tthe NortheastA look at some snowfall totals across the Northeast as of Tuesday morning after a massive winter storm: ___ CONNECTICUT Waterford, 23 inches Hampton, 22.5 inches ___ MAINE Portland, 12.4 inches ___ MASSACHUSETTS Worcester, 26 inches Chelmsford, 22.5 inches Boston, 18.2 inches ___ NEW HAMPSHIRE Windham, 22.1 inches Hudson, 21.5 ...    Full Story »

Kahlon Quick to Dump PR Man Linked to Widening State Criminal Investigation

Kahlon Quick to Dump PR Man Linked to Widening State Criminal InvestigationA Rishon L'tzion court has extended the remand of public relations professional Ronen Moshe, who was arrested in the ongoing Israel Police high-level government corruption investigation. Police believe he and others are involved in the bribery, corruption & money laundering that has already connected to dozens of suspects including former cabinet ministers and high-ranking civil ...    Full Story »

MAILBAG: Sheldon Silver In Trouble With The Law So 'We Can Turn To Hashem' (10 opinions)

MAILBAG: Sheldon Silver In Trouble With The Law So 'We Can Turn To Hashem'To the editors of Yeshiva World News, I would like to thank you for your wonderful, informative and clean website. As an upstanding member of Klal Yisroel, I would like to applaud you for the wonderful reporting which you do for – as you call yourself- The Yeshiva World. I would like to thank you for the years of honest, responsible reporting, done Al Pi Derech Hatorah and with ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel of America's 15th Annual Yarchei Kallah Concludes With Historic Participation

Agudath Israel of America's 15th Annual Yarchei Kallah Concludes With Historic Participation[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] 15 years ago the Yidden of Eretz Yisroel encountered the vicious assault of the second intifada. The askonim of Agudas Yisroel wanted to show support for their brethren by organizing a solidarity mission to Eretz Yisroel. They asked the advice of the Gedolei HaTorah of Eretz Yisroel as how to proceed.Their answer was unequivocal. Come to Eretz Yisroel and ...    Full Story »

Dow Plunges Nearly 400 Points [11:35AM EST] (1 opinions)

Dow Plunges Nearly 400 Points [11:35AM EST]The Dow Jones industrial average has dropped nearly 400 points in late morning trading after disappointing earnings reports and a surprise drop in orders for long-lasting goods. The Dow was off 357 points, or 2 percent, to 17,321 as of 10:42 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday and at one point slid as much as 390 points. Caterpillar and Microsoft, which are members of the Dow, reported weaker ...    Full Story »

High Court Rejects Petition to Compel Chareidi Parties to Include Women on their Lists (1 opinions)

High Court Rejects Petition to Compel Chareidi Parties to Include Women on their ListsA petition that was filed with the Supreme Court seeking to compel chareidi parties to include women in their lists was rejected by the court. The women filing with the court wished to compel the parties to include women in their lists for the upcoming elections, for the 20th Knesset. Some of the women signed to the petition to the nation’s highest court include Rutie Yehoshua, Emunah ...    Full Story »

Many Cancellations, But Flights To Resume At Newark Airport

Many Cancellations, But Flights To Resume At Newark AirportAir travel is expected to slowly resume at Newark Liberty International Airport after hundreds of flights were canceled due to Monday night's snowstorm. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says flights will be operating from Newark on a limited basis Tuesday. Travelers are urged to check with their carrier for possible cancellations. A few planes were seen departing ...    Full Story »

Statement By President Obama On International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau (3 opinions)

Statement By President Obama On International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-BirkenauOn the tenth International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the American people pay tribute to the six million Jews and millions of others murdered by the Nazi regime. We also honor those who survived the Shoah, while recognizing the scars and burdens that many have carried ever since. Honoring the victims and survivors ...    Full Story »

Blizzard Howls Its Way Into Boston; New York And Philadelphia Are Largely Spared

Blizzard Howls Its Way Into Boston; New York And Philadelphia Are Largely SparedA howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston, the rest of eastern Massachusetts and parts of Long Island on Tuesday, delivering wind gusts topping 75 mph, but it failed to live up to the hype farther south in Philadelphia and New York City, which canceled its travel ban amid better-than-expected weather conditions. Total accumulation was expected to reach or exceed 2 feet in most of ...    Full Story »

Lawmakers To Weigh Sheldon Silver's Fate, Call For His Ouster Increases (3 opinions)

Lawmakers To Weigh Sheldon Silver's Fate, Call For His Ouster IncreasesDemocrats in New York’s state Assembly are debating whether to call for the ouster of their longtime leader, Speaker Sheldon Silver, following federal corruption charges. The lawmakers plan to continue closed-door talks Tuesday on whether they want to retain Silver as their leader. Lawmakers left the Capitol late Monday after several hours of deliberations. An increasing number ...    Full Story »

FLASHBACK: Bloomberg Blizzard Disaster Of 2010 (2 opinions)

FLASHBACK: Bloomberg Blizzard Disaster Of 2010[SEE LINKS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] As the current storm bears down on the Tri-State area, residents of New York City cannot help but remember the “Bloomberg Blizzard” in the year 2010. In that blizzard, NYC was hit with approximately 20 inches of snow. A combination of heavy snow and strong winds led to massive transportation lockdowns across the city. Nearly all roads in the city ...    Full Story »

HISTORICAL, OR HYSTERICAL? NYC Predictions Of Three Feet End Up With Only 8 Inches On Ground! (9 opinions)

HISTORICAL, OR HYSTERICAL? NYC Predictions Of Three Feet End Up With Only 8 Inches On Ground!Initial forecasts projected a "historical storm" with as much as 3 feet of snow to fall on parts of the tri-state area, but snowfall projections were greatly reduced by early Tuesday morning. By the time the snow stops falling Tuesday afternoon, between 4 and 8 inches of snow are expected to be on the ground in New York City. Up to 20 inches of snow are possible in eastern Suffolk ...    Full Story »

Neither Snow Nor Rain? U.S. Postal Service Suspends Mail Service (2 opinions)

Neither Snow Nor Rain? U.S. Postal Service Suspends Mail ServiceNeither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night? Not exactly. The U.S. Postal Service says it won't be delivering mail to a large swath of the Northeast. Spokeswoman Christine Dugas says service will be suspended Tuesday in Connecticut, Rhode Island, southeastern and western Massachusetts and Long Island, New York, because of the snowstorm. Dugas says deliveries "will resume on ...    Full Story »
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The Parsha of Mahn on Tuesdays of BeShalach (7 opinions)

The Parsha of Mahn on Tuesdays of BeShalach[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] If someone were keeping tabs on these things, it is perhaps the Parnassah Segulah that has gone most viral of all other Segulos. Numerous Torah internet sites link to the parsha of the Mahn and explain that one will become wealthier if we recite this section (Shmos 16:4 until the Omer is one tenth of an Aifah) on Tuesday of Parshas B’Shalach. It must be said ...    Full Story »

NYC Subway, Bus Service To Resume On Sunday Schedule

NYC Subway, Bus Service To Resume On Sunday ScheduleThe Metropolitan Transportation Authority will begin resuming subway and bus service in New York City at 9 a.m. It is expected to be fully restored on a Sunday schedule by Noon. PATH service is expected to resume at 9:30 a.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a State of Emergency for New York City, Westchester, Long Island and other counties on Monday as a storm rolled into the ...    Full Story »

Surprise, Jerusalem's Chief Rabbi Will Perform the Chasenah (2 opinions)

Surprise, Jerusalem's Chief Rabbi Will Perform the ChasenahA couple that arrived at the Yerushalayim Religious Council for their chupah was taken by surprise when Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Aryeh Stern Shlita announced he would be their mesader keddushin. The couple does not have money for an elaborate wedding and just wanted to be married in a minimum fashion as it is a second marriage for both the chosson and kallah. Generally speaking, in such ...    Full Story »

Important Tips For Driving In The Snow And Ice (4 opinions)

Important Tips For Driving In The Snow And IceSafety on snowy, icy roads: Decrease your speed and leave yourself plenty of room to stop. You should allow at least three times more space than usual between you and the car in front of you. Brake gently to avoid skidding. If your wheels start to lock up, ease off the brake. Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to other motorists. Use low gears to keep ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Governors Lift Snowstorm-Related Travel Bans In NY, NJ (1 opinions)

BREAKING: Governors Lift Snowstorm-Related Travel Bans In NY, NJMotorists can get back on the roads in New Jersey and New York City, and transit will restart soon. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a snowstorm-related New York City area travel ban is lifted, except for Suffolk County on Long Island. He says drivers should still use extreme caution. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie lifted the ban on travel statewide at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. The ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Sends Another Stern Message to Iran & the International Community

PM Netanyahu Sends Another Stern Message to Iran & the International CommunityPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Chairman Rafi Maor and IAI President and CEO, Joseph Weiss on Monday, 26 Shevat, to mark Israeli Space Week, toured Israel Aerospace Industries' Systems, Missiles and Space Group in Yahud, where the world's most advanced observation satellites are produced. At the start of the tour ...    Full Story »

After The Storm: Shovel Snow Safely (1 opinions)

After The Storm: Shovel Snow SafelyEven as the snow piles up, think trice before grabbing your shovel. The American Heart Association say people who have heart disease or are at risk for it should avoid all exertion outdoors in the cold. The stress of low temperatures can constrict the arteries and increase blood pressure, raising your risk for heart attack and stroke. If you must shovel snow or be out the cold, ...    Full Story »

Ichud Hatzalah to Assist Hospitals in Response to Flu Outbreak

Ichud Hatzalah to Assist Hospitals in Response to Flu OutbreakThe flu season in Israel has hit hard and hospitals are filled well beyond capacity. In response to the difficult situation, Ichud (United) Hatzalah volunteers are responding to hospitals to give personnel a hand. Paramedics and EMTs are responding and assisting medical staff where and when possible in a number of major emergency rooms nationwide. Volunteers are giving a boost in ...    Full Story »

Rockets Fired from Syria into the Golan Heights [UPDATED 2:40 PM IL] (3 opinions)

Rockets Fired from Syria into the Golan Heights [UPDATED 2:40 PM IL]14:40: The Mount Hermon ski lodge will remain closed until further notice following the rocket attacks from Syria. 14:22: Residents of northern Israel are instructed to step down from the alert and resume normal activities. 14:05: IDF Spokesman Peter Lerner tells the foreign press the rocket attack was intentional, not spillover from Syrian civil war 14:02: The location of two ...    Full Story »

Hamas Steps Up Rocket Testing

Hamas Steps Up Rocket TestingWith the IDF on high alert along Israel’s northern border, Hamas in Gaza on Monday, 6 Shevat, stepped up testing its rockets, firing at least 10 towards the sea. Hamas continues efforts to improve its M-75 long-range rocket and testing has been ongoing since the ceasefire that brought an end to Operation Protective Edge as the terrorist regime in Gaza remains committed to rebuild ...    Full Story »

EJC President Moshe Kantor: Europe on the Cusp of 'New Dark Ages'

EJC President Moshe Kantor: Europe on the Cusp of 'New Dark Ages'Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress (EJC), said that Europe is on the cusp of "a New Dark Ages’ during the opening of the Fourth International “Let My People Live!” Forum, held in Prague on the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. “Recent atrocities in Paris, Brussels and Toulouse are visible manifestations of the deep structural problems ...    Full Story »

Campaign Leaders Resign from Yachad (3 opinions)

Campaign Leaders Resign from YachadTwo of Eli Yishai’s campaign leaders, Shir Saguy and Eitan Dor-Shav have taken leave of their positions as election campaign managers for the Yachad party. The announcement was made on Monday morning, 6 Shevat. The two explained the reason for their decision is a lack of funds, stressing that they leave Yachad while maintaining good relations with officials. Yishai’s strategic ...    Full Story »

Now Lapid Favors an Increase in Wages for IDF Soldiers (1 opinions)

Now Lapid Favors an Increase in Wages for IDF SoldiersYesh Atid leader Yair Lapid announced that he now backs efforts to increase the salaries of IDF soldiers in their compulsory service. Lapid’s statements are being attacked from all directions as cheap electioneering since he opposed the move during his tenure as finance minister. Now Lapid is expressing his concerns, how soldiers that fought in Operation Protective Edge this past ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: NYPD Official Testifies About Bin Laden Interview

VIDEO: NYPD Official Testifies About Bin Laden Interview[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A top New York Police Department official who once worked as a TV news correspondent has testified at a terrorism trial about interviewing Osama bin Laden. John Miller told a Manhattan jury he was required to meet another man accused of being an al-Qaida operative in London before he could interview bin Laden in 1998. He testified Khaled al-Fawwaz was ...    Full Story »


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