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TERROR IN TURKEY: 28 Dead, More Than 60 Wounded in 2 Explosions at Istanbul Airport [UPDATED 5:30PM ET] (5 opinions)

TERROR IN TURKEY: 28 Dead, More Than 60 Wounded in 2 Explosions at Istanbul Airport [UPDATED 5:30PM ET]
Several suicide bombers have hit Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing at least 28 people and wounding some 60 others, Istanbul's governor and other officials said Tuesday. Turkey's NTV television quoted Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin as saying three suicide bombers carried out the attack. Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag earlier said that according to preliminary information, "a terrorist at the international terminal entrance first opened fire with a Kalashnikov and then blew himself up." Another official said attackers detonated ...

OPINION: Hillary Clinton's Email Story Continues To Get Harder And Harder To Believe

OPINION: Hillary Clinton's Email Story Continues To Get Harder And Harder To BelieveOn Monday night, the Associated Press published a piece noting the release of an additional 165 pages of emails Hillary Clinton sent from her private email address while serving as secretary of state. These were emails that had never been previously released and only were made public because of a court order in response to a request from a conservative group. And yet again, the ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Israel Naval Commando Elad Tzadikov Tells Of His Journey To A Frum Lifestyle

After his lengthy service as a naval commando, then security systems management for luxury boats, diving with whales on exotic beaches, Elad Tzadikov became one of the most successful fashion resellers in Europe and Israel. In the midst of preparations for an ...    Full Story »

Google Offers New Way for Users to Manage Ads, Personal Data

Google Offers New Way for Users to Manage Ads, Personal DataGoogle is trying to make it easier for you to manage the vast pool of information that it collects about your online activities across phones, computers and other devices. Among other things, a new privacy tool will enable the more than 1 billion people who use Google's search engine and other services to block certain ads from appearing on every device that they log into, instead of ...    Full Story »

Obama Says He Doesn't Anticipate Huge Change From EU Exit

Obama Says He Doesn't Anticipate Huge Change From EU ExitPresident Barack Obama isn't expecting "major, cataclysmic changes" as a result of Britain's pending exit from the European Union. Speaking to NPR, Obama also said there are more differences than similarities when it comes to Britain's election compared with the current presidential election in the United States where discontent has fueled Republican Donald Trump's rise. Obama ...    Full Story »

36 Children And 2 Adults Treated In Assaf HaRofeh Hospital Afer Eating Tuna Salad

36 Children And 2 Adults Treated In Assaf HaRofeh Hospital Afer Eating Tuna SaladThirty-six children from a Be’er Yaakov kindergarten and two adult employees were transported to Assaf HaRofeh Hospital on Tuesday morning 22 Sivan. The victims presented with a rash and itching. Hospital Director Professor Eren Kotzer reported the patients exhibited an allergic reaction from the tuna they were served. Health officials were notified and the hospital treated the ...    Full Story »

NY Top Court Says Police Can Be Grilled About Rights Cases

NY Top Court Says Police Can Be Grilled About Rights CasesNew York’s highest court ruled Tuesday that police officers can be cross-examined at criminal trials like any other witnesses and grilled about specific misdeeds alleged in federal lawsuits such as lying, fabricating evidence or making false arrests. The Court of Appeals, ruling unanimously in three cases, said trial judges erred in prohibiting cross-examination about allegations ...    Full Story »

Chief Rabbinate And Kosel Rav Appears To Be At Odds Over Reform Advances At The Kosel

Chief Rabbinate And Kosel Rav Appears To Be At Odds Over Reform Advances At The KoselThe response by some members of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Council to the urgent letter sent by Kosel Rav Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz has been less than favorable. According to A Kikar Shabbos report, quoting some rabbonim on the council anonymously, they are furious over his call to convene the council in urgent session to address Reform Movement gains at the Kosel. In fact, the ...    Full Story »

Ikea Recalls 29 Million Dressers After 6 Kids Killed

Ikea Recalls 29 Million Dressers After 6 Kids KilledIkea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers that can easily tip over and trap children underneath. Six children have been killed and three dozen others injured, and federal safety officials on Tuesday urged consumers to take immediate action. The Swedish retailer announced the recall Tuesday, saying the furniture can pose “a tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in ...    Full Story »

PA Residents Blame Israel For Summer Water Shortage

PA Residents Blame Israel For Summer Water ShortageA number of Jewish communities in the Shomron are in the midst of a sevre water crisis, as was reported by YWN-ISRAEL. The same situation exists in some PA (Palestinian Authority) areas in the Shomron as well, which residents insist is more serious ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Former UK Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Receives The Bradley Prize In Washington

VIDEO: Former UK Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Receives The Bradley Prize In Washington[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] On 19 Sivan at a ceremony in Washington DC, Rabbi Sacks was awarded one of The Bradley Prizes by The Bradley Foundation. The Bradley Prizes are awarded each year to four individuals in recognition of their work. Together with Rabbi Sacks the other 2016 recipients were: social scientist and author Charles Murray; historian and author Andrew Roberts; ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Police Close Har Habayis To Non-Muslims Until After Ramadan

VIDEO: Police Close Har Habayis To Non-Muslims Until After Ramadan[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Following two consecutive days of Muslim violence on Har Habayis police on Tuesday morning 22 Sivan announced the holy site would remain closed to all non-Muslim visitors until after Ramadan. The decision came after the morning began with a third day of violent confrontations with Muslims, who hurled stones in the direction of the Mughrabi Gate. One ...    Full Story »

Assemblyman Goldfeder to Join Yeshiva University as Head of Government Relations

Assemblyman Goldfeder to Join Yeshiva University as Head of Government RelationsYeshiva University announced New York State Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder will lead its government relations efforts beginning this fall. Goldfeder will work to strengthen and develop relationships between the University and federal, state and local governments, and monitor legislation and policies that could have an impact on YU and its programs. Goldfeder represents the 23rd District in ...    Full Story »

Looking for a Job and Want Your Salary to Go Further?

Looking for a Job and Want Your Salary to Go Further?[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Are you a  professional who is looking for a job opportunity and want your salary to go further? Well Rochester, NY offers a wide array of job opportunities in many fields. Also, because of the ease of commuting in     Full Story »

Horseback Rider Brings Traffic To Near Halt On Outerbridge Crossing

Horseback Rider Brings Traffic To Near Halt On Outerbridge CrossingTraffic came to a near halt on a bridge connecting New York City and New Jersey as a man on horseback wearing a cowboy hat led another horse across the span. A spokesman for Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police tells the Staten Island Advance that a police car escorted the man over the Outerbridge Crossing on Monday morning as cars trailed behind. A video sent to the ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Possible Hate Crime In Flatbush - Black Teens Throw Rocks At Window Of Orthodox Jewish Vehicle On Nostrand Ave

BREAKING: Possible Hate Crime In Flatbush - Black Teens Throw Rocks At Window Of Orthodox Jewish Vehicle On Nostrand AvePolice are investigating a disturbing incident in Flatbush in what is possibly a hate crime. Sources tell YWN that at around 5:15PM on Tuesday afternoon, two black teens yelled anti-semitic slurs at a vehicle driven by an Orthodox Jewish woman at the intersection of Nostrand Avenue and Avenue J. The two suspects then threw a rock and smashed a window of her minivan. The rock ...    Full Story »

Defense Ministry Fortifies 40 Hitchhiking Posts In Yehuda And Shomron

Defense Ministry Fortifies 40 Hitchhiking Posts In Yehuda And ShomronThe Defense Ministry is completing work, the fortification of dozens of hitchhiking posts throughout Yehuda and Shomron. These posts service thousands of soldiers and civilians alike and after many vehicular terror attacks, the decision was made to place large concrete blocks in front of the stops to prevent a vehicle ramming persons waiting. Forty hitching posts have been fortified ...    Full Story »

House GOP Report Faults Military on Benghazi Attacks

House GOP Report Faults Military on Benghazi AttacksThe House Benghazi Committee, in a politically charged report, faulted the military on Tuesday for responding too slowly to send help to Benghazi, Libya, during the deadly 2012 attacks despite clear orders from President Barack Obama and the Pentagon. Republicans have repeatedly criticized the response as a serious failure by the Obama administration and by Hillary Clinton, who was ...    Full Story »

Kosel Rav Calls On Chief Rabbi To Convene Chief Rabbinate Council In Urgent Session

Kosel Rav Calls On Chief Rabbi To Convene Chief Rabbinate Council In Urgent SessionThe Rav of the Kosel and Holy Sites Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz Shlita sent a letter to Chief Rabbi of Israel Dovid Lau Shlita requesting he convene the Chief Rabbinate Council in urgent session to discuss the deteriorating situation at the Kosel. Rabbi Rabinowitz explains of late, “we are witness to different organizations hosting mixed prayer events at the Kosel, severely ...    Full Story »

Police To Probe Actions Of Cops Searching For Mrs. Esti Weinstein A'H (1 opinions)

Police To Probe Actions Of Cops Searching For Mrs. Esti Weinstein A'HIsrael Police Southern District Commander David Bitan has ordered an investigation into the conduct of police during the search for Mrs. Esti Weinstein A’H. Mrs. Weinstein was the subject of a major search last week. Unfortunately, her ...    Full Story »

Supreme Court Decision Complicates Prosecutions of Elected Leaders

Supreme Court Decision Complicates Prosecutions of Elected LeadersA Supreme Court opinion setting aside the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will make it harder for Justice Department prosecutors to bring similar cases in the future and is welcome news to other elected officials investigated for or charged with corruption, legal experts say. The court unanimously held Monday that the actions McDonnell took to benefit a ...    Full Story »

1st Hearing in Fight Over Release of Orlando Terrorist 911 Calls

1st Hearing in Fight Over Release of Orlando Terrorist  911 CallsA preliminary hearing will lay out ground rules for another hearing later this week on the fight between media companies and the city of Orlando over whether 911 calls from the mass shooting at a Florida nightclub can be made public. Circuit Judge Margaret Schreiber is presiding over Tuesday's scheduled hearing involving Orlando officials and nearly two dozen news organizations ...    Full Story »
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Few Spots Remain On Legendary Summer Poland Trip With The Maggid Rabbi Paysach Krohn

Few Spots Remain On Legendary Summer Poland Trip With The Maggid Rabbi Paysach KrohnProject Mesorah is proud to announce that from July 5-10, 2016, the organization will once again be organizing their legendary trip to Poland. As an industry leader in Jewish heritage travel, Project Mesorah's remarkable trips to Poland consistently impress travelers from around the globe. For those who have previously visited Poland, the Project Mesorah trip has been called, "a ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: UN Secretary-General Meets With Zaka Chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav

PHOTOS: UN Secretary-General Meets With Zaka Chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] During a visit Monday 21 Sivan to Tel Aviv University where he was presented with an honorary award, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon asked to meet with representatives from the Zaka Search and Rescue organization, which was granted consultative status as an advisory body at the UN earlier this year. Zaka Chairman Mr. Yehuda Meshi-Zahav ...    Full Story »

Discount Airline to Land at Newark With Opening up of Slots

Discount Airline to Land at Newark With Opening up of SlotsAllegiant Air has been given final approval to begin offering service at Newark Liberty International Airport, making it the first discount carrier to operate there since a federal lawsuit charged United, Newark's dominant airline, with monopolizing takeoff and landing slots and keeping competitors out. Allegiant will begin offering flights in November between Newark and Cincinnati, ...    Full Story »

Michigan to Reimburse Private Schools for State Mandates; Agudath Israel of America applauds Governor And Legislature

Michigan to Reimburse Private Schools for State Mandates; Agudath Israel of America applauds Governor And LegislatureWith the signing of Senate Bill 801 today, Michigan became the fourth state to reimburse private schools for the state mandates they are required to fulfill. The education budget bill included $2.5 million to reimburse nonpublic schools for the forty-four mandates related to the health, safety, and welfare of their students. The multi-year effort was led by the Michigan Catholic ...    Full Story »

Reactions On The Rabbinical Court Denial Of Rabbi Lookstein's Conversions (5 opinions)

Reactions On The Rabbinical Court Denial Of Rabbi Lookstein's ConversionsThe Petach Tikvah Rabbinate has rejected a conversion that was performed by Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, a leading modern Orthodox rabbi in New York City. The giyur performed by Rabbi Lookstein was viewed as being invalid by the Petach Tikvah Beis Din, explaining the rabbi’s name does not appear on the list of ‘approved’ rabbonim whose giyur is accepted. Following are a number of ...    Full Story »

Clinton Says It's Time To Move On From Benghazi (5 opinions)

Clinton Says It's Time To Move On From BenghaziHillary Clinton said Tuesday the nation should move on after Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee released a report critical of the slow response to the deadly 2012 attacks at the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya. The former secretary of state said at a campaign event in Denver that the report involved more than two years and $7 million but "found nothing, nothing to ...    Full Story »

Rockland Residents in State of GO! On Behalf Of Chaveirim

Rockland Residents in State of GO! On Behalf Of ChaveirimMonsey, NY—Tuesday, June 28 The most anticipated 24-hour Charidy campaign ever is going on RIGHT NOW, as the communities of Monsey, Airmont, Chestnut Ridge, New Square and beyond are gearing up to show their support and appreciation for Chaveirim of Rockland. After decades of service Chaveirim still reigns as the de facto ...    Full Story »

Building Your Amazon Business - The Next Level

Building Your Amazon Business - The Next LevelParnassah Network Seminars is back again with a new upcoming intensive seminar to take place July 19 in Toms River. After several rounds of the immensely popular Online Marketplace seminar for beginners they are now offering a seminar for the next level up - active Amazon Sellers. The first few seminars on this topic were quickly sold out and participants gained a tremendous amount ...    Full Story »

Tragedy In Israel: Mekubal HaRav Maimon Revach Struck And Killed By A Vehicle

Tragedy In Israel: Mekubal HaRav Maimon Revach Struck And Killed By A VehicleMekubal HaRav Maimon Revach, in his 80s, was struck by a vehicle and critically injured while crossing a street in an authorized crosswalk in Rishon L’Tzion on Monday night the eve of 22 Sivan. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at Assaf HaRofeh Hospital. Rav Revach was the rav of Beit Dagan. The levaya took place in his home community on Tuesday morning. (YWN – Israel ...    Full Story »

Taunts, Threats Surge in Days Following British Referendum

Taunts, Threats Surge in Days Following British ReferendumTurkish tourists are heckled in the heart of London. An Eastern European family in Rugby finds dog excrement shoved through its mailbox. A Polish teenager in Gloucestershire is taunted with threats of deportation at her high school. In the aftermath of the June 23 vote to leave the European Union, Britain has seen a surge in xenophobia expressed in taunts, threats and worse. For ...    Full Story »

First Monthly Gathering for Children of Holocaust Survivors in Boro Park

First Monthly Gathering for Children of Holocaust Survivors in Boro Park[By Dr. Irit Felsen] On May 10, 2016, children of Holocaust survivors participated in a discussion group that I facilitated at the Boro Park Y in Brooklyn. This meeting, the first in a series of ten monthly meetings scheduled over the coming year, was organized by Bikur Cholim Chesed Organization. The program was made possible by a grant from the Jewish Federations of North America, ...    Full Story »

High Court Of Justice Rejects An Appeal From The 'Jewish Terrorist' (3 opinions)

High Court Of Justice Rejects An Appeal From The 'Jewish Terrorist'The High Court of Justice on Tuesday morning 22 Sivan rejected a petition filed on behalf of the so-called Jewish terrorist, Yaakov (Jack) Teital. Teital was convicted of murdering two Arabs in addition to carrying out numerous other attacks. Teital now ...    Full Story »


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