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Democratic Party Lags In Money Before Presidential Year

Democratic Party Lags In Money Before Presidential Year
The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor. Its $24 million debt from the 2012 presidential election, only recently paid down, has squeezed investments in the next White House race. Underdeveloped party resources such as voter data files could become a serious disadvantage for the eventual nominee, particularly if that person is not front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, who would enter a general election contest with her own outreach ...

IAF Retaliates for Wednesday Night Rocket Attack in S. Israel

IAF Retaliates for Wednesday Night Rocket Attack in S. IsraelThe Israel Air Force during the night (Wednesday-Thursday) of 12 Elul attacked terrorist objectives aligned with Hamas in central Gaza. The aerial assault was in response to a rocket attack into the Eshkol Regional Council area of southern Israel on Wednesday night. B’chasdei Hashem there were no fatalities or injuries in the rocket attack. State officials released statements to ...    Full Story »

Only 2 Weeks Left to Enter Tesla Raffle

IAF Retaliates for Wednesday Night Rocket Attack in S. IsraelWe 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 ...    Full Story »

MSNBC Ending Sharpton's Daily Show (2 opinions)

MSNBC Ending Sharpton's Daily ShowAl Sharpton is losing his daily show on MSNBC, with the network saying he'll be downshifted to the weekend. Sharpton's "Politics Nation" has aired at 6 p.m. EDT on weeknights for the past four years at the ratings-challenged news network. MSNBC is in the midst of wholesale changes under NBC News boss Andrew Lack, deemphasizing its left-leaning programming during the daytime hours in ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Heads to Italy for a Working Visit

PM Netanyahu Heads to Italy for a Working VisitPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday, 12 Elul, heads to Italy for a working visit during which he will meet with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Prime Minister Netanyahu will also visit Expo 2015 in Milan, which is focused on agro technology and food, joining a long list of world leaders who have already done so, including – inter alia – German Chancellor Angela ...    Full Story »

NY Congresswoman Maloney Intends To Vote Against Iran Deal

NY Congresswoman Maloney Intends To Vote Against Iran DealCongresswoman Carolyn Maloney is the latest New York lawmaker to oppose President Barack Obama's Iran nuclear agreement. Maloney said in a statement posted on her congressional website Thursday that she intends to vote against the deal. She says she made her decision after carefully examining classified material. She's also talked to administration officials, experts and ...    Full Story »

Border Policeman Wounded in Shar Shechem Stabbing Attack

Border Policeman Wounded in Shar Shechem Stabbing AttackA border policeman was lightly wounded in a stabbing attack at the Shar Shechem entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City on Wednesday evening 11 Elul. A 56-year-old resident of the PA (Palestinian Authority) in Hebron, inside Green Line Israel illegally, was taken into custody. He was arrested in Israel in the past, back in 2013 when charged with attempted murder for trying to stab a Jew. He ...    Full Story »

PHOTO: Jerry Nadler Says He's Hurt By Criticism On His Iran Position, So Dov Hikind Sent Him This Card (5 opinions)

PHOTO: Jerry Nadler Says He's Hurt By Criticism On His Iran Position, So Dov Hikind Sent Him This CardIn light of Congressman Nadler’s reaction to being stunned and hurt by criticism of his support for the Iran deal, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-NY), whose district overlaps with Nadler, has sent him a card and stuffed teddy bear to express his sympathies. In a Facebook post, Hikind wrote: “Congressman Nadler has taken a position on the Iran deal, one to which most of our community ...    Full Story »

Brand New! This Will Increase Your Prophets

Brand New! This Will Increase Your Prophets[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Just released in The Prophets: Yechezkel! Save 25% now on Yechezkel and the ENTIRE SERIES while supplies last!     Full Story »

Rabbi Pinto Undergoes Successful Surgery

Rabbi Pinto Undergoes Successful SurgeryRabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto underwent successful surgery in NYC on Wednesday, 11 Elul. The rav was given special permission by the courts to leave Israel to have the surgery, which is related to the cancer he is battling. The rabbi’s doctors are quoted expressing satisfaction following the surgery. Leaders of the Shuva Yisrael Kehilla headed by Rav Pinto call on the tzibur to continue ...    Full Story »

Deri Likely to Sabotage Government's Natural Gas Deal

Deri Likely to Sabotage Government's Natural Gas DealBarring a change of heart, Economy Minister Aryeh Deri has announced he is not going to sign off on the cabinet-approved natural gas deal. From Deri’s part, he wishes to see the new Israel Antitrust Authority director handle the matter, explaining the nation has been waiting since 2010 and it can wait a little longer. The director of the authority stepped down in May 2015 and his ...    Full Story »

Report Into Cause Of MH17 Crash To Be Published Oct. 13

Report Into Cause Of MH17 Crash To Be Published Oct. 13The long-awaited conclusions of an international investigation into the cause of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will be published Oct. 13, the panel conducting the probe announced Thursday. The Dutch Safety Board, which is leading the civil investigation into the July 17, 2014, crash in eastern Ukraine that killed all 298 people on board the plane said relatives of the dead ...    Full Story »

Rishon L'Tzion to Talmidim: You Do Not Need a Cell Phone (6 opinions)

Rishon L'Tzion to Talmidim: You Do Not Need a Cell PhoneRishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita in a chizuk schmooze to talmidim in Yeshivas Yismach Moshe addressed the matter of kosher and non-kosher cellular telephones. The rav explained the talmidim do not need any kind of cellphone, adding in his Yeshivat Chazon Ovadia talmidim may not bring a kosher cell phone with them. During the rav’s talk to give a chizuk to talmidim in ...    Full Story »

Trump Dumps Insults On Questioners, Insists On Control (1 opinions)

Trump Dumps Insults On Questioners, Insists On ControlFor Donald Trump, the joy of the insult seems as compelling as the art of the deal. Whether his challengers are fellow presidential candidates, the press or others, they are, according to Trump: incompetent, weak, pathetic, disgusting, idiots or the like. He described Democratic presidential contender Martin O'Malley, for example, as acting "like a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic ...    Full Story »

Identifying Your Life’s Mission

Identifying Your Life’s Mission[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  This Rosh Hashanah, electrify your life with purpose. The following article was written by Sara Yoheved Rigler and is reprinted here with her permission as well as the permission of AISH where the article originally appeared. For those of you who are interested in exploring the topic of identifying your life mission please check out Rabbi Aryeh ...    Full Story »

Border Policeman Injured in Jerusalem Firebomb Attack (2 opinions)

Border Policeman Injured in Jerusalem Firebomb Attack[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Arab violence in Yerushalayim continues as a border police was lightly injured in a firebomb attack in the A-Tor area of the capital on Wednesday evening 11 Elul. B’chasdei Hashem no one was killed or seriously injured as the border police SUV targeted in the attack was engulfed in flames. http://tinyurl.com/ofxf4f8 The personnel in the vehicle succeeded ...    Full Story »

London Underground Delays Plans for 24-Hour Subway Service

London Underground Delays Plans for 24-Hour Subway ServiceLondon Underground has delayed plans to start a 24-hour subway service on weekends, allowing more time for talks with unions demanding better pay and conditions. The decision Thursday came as both Underground officials and union representatives reported progress on talks about the new service, which had been set to begin Sept. 12. No new start date was set but Underground officials ...    Full Story »

Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah Approves Litzman Becoming a Cabinet Minister

Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah Approves Litzman Becoming a Cabinet MinisterDeputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman has the Yesh Atid party to thank for it was the party’s petition to the High Court of Justice that led to the decision to permit him to become a cabinet minister. Yesh Atid challenged the current government makeup in which Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is the health minister while Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman is the acting ...    Full Story »

On-Air Killings Gripped Millions In Social Media Storm

On-Air Killings Gripped Millions In Social Media StormThe fatal shooting of a reporter and cameraman unfolded on live TV during the early morning show, as tens of thousands of viewers watched a horrified anchor struggle to comprehend what had happened. Within hours, the carefully scripted carnage carried out by a disgruntled former colleague spread to millions of viewers gripped by what had transformed into a social media storm. The ...    Full Story »

Israeli Arab Sector Planning to Strike Opening of the New School Year (2 opinions)

Israeli Arab Sector Planning to Strike Opening of the New School YearIsrael’s Arab community has announced it plans to strike the opening of the new school in a sign of protest over the unfair treatment it receives. The representatives of the Israeli Arab community explain they are not receiving a fair share of the education budget pie, and they are no longer willing to accept the discriminatory practices. The nation’s public school system is set ...    Full Story »

Thursday Morning 12 Elul News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

Thursday Morning 12 Elul News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael· The IAF targeted terrorists objectives in central Gaza. · No injuries reported as IDF soldiers were attacked with an explosive device in Jenin. · A small protest of 20 people is taking place at the Eretz Crossing on behalf of Israeli Avraham Mengistu who is in Gaza for over a year. · IDF soldiers involved in counter-terrorism operations in Yehuda and Shomron arrested 10 ...    Full Story »

Israel: A Business is Fined NIS 3,500 for Refusing to Open on Shabbos (5 opinions)

Israel: A Business is Fined NIS 3,500 for Refusing to Open on ShabbosAnother story for the books. Henri’s, located in Sarona Market is the only eatery in that venue with a hashgacha. It is situated opposite the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv. The other stores do not have a hashgacha as they open on Shabbos. While many businesses are fined for opening on Shabbos, this story is the opposite as Henri’s was fined NIS 3,500 for closing on Shabbos. ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Minister Ariel Visits the MDA 'Beis Medrash' for Paramedics (1 opinions)

PHOTOS: Minister Ariel Visits the MDA 'Beis Medrash' for Paramedics[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Minister of Agriculture (Bayit Yehudi) Uri Ariel and Magen David Adom Chief Eli Bin visited the MDA paramedic’s beis medrash as many refer to it, the hesder yeshiva run by Rabbi Sheinwald, Yeshivat Meir Harel in Ofakim. The yeshiva recently began a unique course in cooperation with MDA, certifying talmidim as paramedics who will in the future serve ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Doctor Fired from Israel Medical Association Ethics Committee Defends his Position Against Toeiva Community (10 opinions)

VIDEO: Doctor Fired from Israel Medical Association Ethics Committee Defends his Position Against Toeiva Community[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Dr. Sudi Namir was fired from the Israel Medical Association Ethics Committee in response to his remarks against the toeiva community. In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Dr. Namir makes no apologies, but stands firm in his position. He explains the decision of the ethics committee is against the committee’s own standards as well as being against the ...    Full Story »

Chareidi Kindergarten Assistants Unwilling to Transfer to Non-Religious Kindergartens (10 opinions)

Chareidi Kindergarten Assistants Unwilling to Transfer to Non-Religious KindergartensEighty-three kindergarten assistants, all chareidim, are refusing to be transferred to non-religious kindergartens. The women in question have all been employed for at least ten years in chareidi kindergartens. They women are turning to Deputy Mayor Tzvika Cohen, who holds the city’s chareidi education portfolio for assistance. “Putting us with the chilonim is like fire and water. ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Stern on the Appointment of Dayanim (1 opinions)

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Stern on the Appointment of DayanimJerusalem Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi HaGaon HaRav Aryeh Stern Shlita met with activists affiliated with the Bayit Yehudi party and expressed his support for the appointment of a Sephardi dayan to the Chief Rabbinate Supreme Beis Din. “There is no doubt times demand this, the representation of all sectors on the beis din” the rav stated. The meeting was hosted in the rav’s office. ...    Full Story »

ADL Condemns Vicious Attacks on Rep. Nadler And Iran Discourse That Has 'Crossed The Line' (4 opinions)

ADL Condemns Vicious Attacks on Rep. Nadler And Iran Discourse That Has 'Crossed The Line'The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned hateful rhetoric directed against Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and other Members of Congress who have announced support for the nuclear agreement with Iran, and sharpened its call to reject “vicious ad hominem attacks” as part of the debate about the deal. The comments section of Congressman Nadler’s Facebook page is replete with ...    Full Story »

Rehovot's International (Kosher) Food Festival Isn't Kosher (1 opinions)

Rehovot's International (Kosher) Food Festival Isn't KosherThe organizers of the “Taste the World” international food festival in Rehovot billed the event as kosher. When Chief Rabbinate of Israel inspectors visited the festival on Tuesday, 10 Elul, they were shocked to learn this event was a far cry from kosher as much of the food served lacked hashgacha, and there was meat and dairy together. Making things worse, some venders were ...    Full Story »

Tips for Finding Cheap Airline Fares (2 opinions)

Tips for Finding Cheap Airline Fares— Travel during off-peak times. Two of the slowest periods for air travel are Dec. 1 to Dec. 14 and then Jan. 4 to Feb. 15. — Fly on slow days. Planes tend to have the most empty seats on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. — Do a flexible date search. Sites like ITA Software and Cheapair.com let travelers pull up a calendar with the cheapest days to fly between two ...    Full Story »
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Jerusalem Inaugurates its First 'Pacifier Tree' (2 opinions)

Jerusalem Inaugurates its First 'Pacifier Tree'Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat was on hand with sixty children as they inaugurated the city’s first pacifier tree. The children participating in the event hung their pacifiers on the tree, part of a project to assist children in breaking away from their trusted friend. The mayor assisted the little ones in tying their pacifiers onto the tree which stands proudly outside the well-baby ...    Full Story »

NY Officials: 194 NYC Landlords Violating Rent Rules (2 opinions)

NY Officials: 194 NYC Landlords Violating Rent RulesAuthorities say 194 New York City landlords have violated state law by accepting lucrative tax breaks but then failing to extend rental protections to tenants. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City housing officials say Wednesday that they’ve sent compliance notices to the landlords, whose buildings house more than 2,400 families. The landlords ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Israel Police Traffic Enforcement Operations Officer Visits Ichud Hatzalah HQ

PHOTOS: Israel Police Traffic Enforcement Operations Officer Visits Ichud Hatzalah HQ[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Israel Police Traffic Enforcement Unit Operations Officer Ilan Mor visited Ichud Hatzalah Headquarters in Yerushalayim on Tuesday, 10 Elul. Accompanied by senior officers, Ichud Hatzalah President Eli Beer and Executive Director Ze’ev Kashash gave the police commanders an explanation of the nationwide EMS organization’s operations. They were shown the ...    Full Story »

9/11 Survivor Seen in Iconic Photo Covered in Dust Dies (2 opinions)

9/11 Survivor Seen in Iconic Photo Covered in Dust DiesA New Jersey woman shown covered in dust in an iconic photo taken after the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City has died. Marcy Borders died Monday night after a battle with stomach cancer, her daughter Noelle Borders said Wednesday. The 42-year-old Bayonne resident was working on the 81st floor inside one of the Twin Towers in the attack, but she managed to escape the ...    Full Story »

Slonim Chassidus Opens a New School in Betar Illit (2 opinions)

Slonim Chassidus Opens a New School in Betar IllitThere are many parents who are upset with the opening of a school in Betar Illit that is affiliated with Slonim Chassidus, creating a situation in which that school has separated itself from the others in the Torah city. In past years the girls from the Slonim Chassidus learned with the general population, Sephardim, Ashkenazim, litvish and chassidic, in the Naot Rachel Beis Yaakov. ...    Full Story »

Microsoft Says Windows 10 Now On 75 Million Devices (1 opinions)

Microsoft Says Windows 10 Now On 75 Million DevicesMicrosoft says its new Windows 10 software is running on more than 75 million computers, tablets and other devices — less than a month since the operating system was released. Analysts say that's a good start, although the company is hoping to get the software installed on a billion devices over the next three years. Microsoft, which is known for making software for personal ...    Full Story »

DM Ya'alon: Compelling Chareidim to Serve in the IDF is a Dangerous Policy (1 opinions)

DM Ya'alon: Compelling Chareidim to Serve in the IDF is a Dangerous PolicyDefense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has once again emphasized that trying to compel chareidim to serve in the military is a dangerous policy that is likely to backfire. Ya’alon has been a longtime advocate of dialogue towards bringing more chareidim into the IDF or national service and he has always spoken out against efforts such as the ones seen in the previous government to compel ...    Full Story »

State Department Officials Routinely Sent Secrets Over Email (1 opinions)

State Department Officials Routinely Sent Secrets Over EmailThe transmission of now-classified information across Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email is consistent with a State Department culture in which diplomats routinely sent secret material on unsecured email during the past two administrations, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press. Clinton's use of a home server makes her case unique and has become an issue in her ...    Full Story »

Erdan Taps Former IDF Officer Gal Hirsch as Next Israel Police Chief (2 opinions)

Erdan Taps Former IDF Officer Gal Hirsch as Next Israel Police ChiefPublic Security Minister Gilad Erdan announced his nomination for the next Chief of Israel Police, former IDF Brigadier-General Gal Hirsch. The appointment must be approved by the Turkel Committee and the cabinet, which is expected to be the case. Hirsch, a highly decorated officer, resigned from the military after the Second Lebanon War after he came under fire for his conduct. His ...    Full Story »

Rubio: Donald Trump Won't Be Republican Nominee (2 opinions)

Rubio: Donald Trump Won't Be Republican NomineeFlorida Sen. Marco Rubio says Donald Trump will not be the Republican presidential nominee because his message is not an optimistic one. He says the GOP nominee “is going to be someone who embraces the future,” and he is taking issue with Trump’s campaign slogan of “Make America Great Again.” Rubio’s parents came to the United States from Cuba and he uses his family story ...    Full Story »

Ads Slamming Congressman Jerry Nadler run in Jewish Papers (12 opinions)

Ads Slamming Congressman Jerry Nadler run in Jewish PapersIf you read a Jewish newspaper this weekend you are likely to see an ad slamming Congressman Jerry Nadler for his support of the Iran deal. The ad plainly states: "Jerry Nadler represents more Jews than any other Congressman. He claims to be Pro-Israel. So why is he backing Obama and Iran?" The ad calls on voters to call Congressman Nadler at (800) 733 5417 and "tell him to stand with ...    Full Story »

40-Year-Old Man Badly Burned in a Bnei Brak Store Fire (1 opinions)

40-Year-Old Man Badly Burned in a Bnei Brak Store FireA 40-year-old man sustained moderate-to-serious injuries in a fire in a store that sells baby items, ‘Motzatzim’. The fire occurred on Mivtza Kodesh Street on Wednesday morning 11 Elul. Hatzalah Gush Dan EMTs responded to the blaze. The man was extricated from the basement of the store by firefighters. He was transported by Magen David Adom paramedics to Ichilov Hospital. A ...    Full Story »

Airfare Deals Pop Up As Airlines Wage Limited Fare Wars

Airfare Deals Pop Up As Airlines Wage Limited Fare WarsAirline fare wars are making a comeback. Don't expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. But a number of cities are seeing ridiculously low prices at off-peak hours — prices the industry has spent the years trying to eliminate. Fliers have been able to fly Chicago to Boston for $80 roundtrip, San Francisco to Las Vegas for $67 roundtrip and New York to Los ...    Full Story »

IDF Forces Arrested 31 Suspects Throughout Yehuda, Shomron And Jordan Valley (1 opinions)

IDF Forces Arrested 31 Suspects Throughout Yehuda, Shomron And Jordan ValleyIDF forces operating in areas of Yehuda, Shomron and the Jordan Valley on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 Elul, arrested 31 suspects. Arrests were made south of Shechem, and Ramallah. Eleven suspects were arrested in Hussan in connection to terror attacks on the Hussan Bypass Road. Soldiers involved in the operation uncovered weapons and ammunition during some of the ...    Full Story »


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