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B’chasdei Hashem: Missing Jerusalem Child Found After Alive & Apparently Well

B’chasdei Hashem: Missing Jerusalem Child Found After Alive & Apparently Well
Police and border police a short time ago spotted the missing 6-year-old N’vei Yaakov boy who was missing since running away from his dad on Sunday afternoon upon return from cheider. B’chasdei Hashem, Yaakov Dov Sarut, who is autistic, was found in the Hizme area, an Arab village bordering the capital. A border police observation post found him roaming around an open area, exhausted. The boy has been positively identified and police have reassured him while relaxing him and giving him some blankets and waiting for the parents to ...

The Search Continues in Yerushalayim for 6-Year-Old Yaakov Dov Sarut

The Search Continues in Yerushalayim for 6-Year-Old Yaakov Dov SarutThe command post is operating at 17 Zevin Street in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of N’vei Yaakov since Sunday afternoon. The autistic boy’s dad explained he brought his son from cheider and they got off the bus and the child ran from his hand for a moment, and he has not been seen since. Mr. Sarut explains his son does not communicate with his environment. The father ...    Full Story »

Netanyahu Attorneys Call On Attorney General To Probe Israel Police Leaks To The Media

Netanyahu Attorneys Call On Attorney General To Probe Israel Police Leaks To The MediaAttorneys representing Mrs. Sara Netanyahu are calling on Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to launch a probe into Israel Police leaks to the media regarding questioning of their client by members of the department’s Lahav 443 unit for twelve hours one day last week. A similar complaint was filed with the Justice Ministry’s Police Internal Investigations Unit, pointing out leak is ...    Full Story »

Driver Lightly Injured In A Shomron Rock-Throwing Attack

Driver Lightly Injured In A Shomron Rock-Throwing AttackA driver sustained a light head injury as a result of a rock-throwing attack in the Shomron on Sunday morning 4 Kislev. The large rock pierced the vehicle’s windshield near the Avnei Chafetz Checkpoint. Head of the Shomron Regional Council Yossi Dagan responded, stating “We expect the Government of Israel to view a rock as it does a bullet. Each rock attack is attempted murder. ...    Full Story »

Trump Expands List Of Candidates To Head State Dep't

Trump Expands List Of Candidates To Head State Dep'tPresident-elect Donald Trump is expanding his pool of candidates for secretary of state, leaving unclear whether former CIA Director David Petraeus' guilty plea for leaking classified information disqualifies him to serve as the nation's top diplomat. "There's not a finite list of candidates" for secretary of state, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway told reporters on Sunday. "More than ...    Full Story »

Government Clerks A No Show At Knesset Meeting To Discuss The Damage From Fires

Government Clerks A No Show At Knesset Meeting To Discuss The Damage From FiresChairman of the Knesset Interior Committee MK (Likud) David Amsellem was furious on Sunday morning 4 Kislev when the government clerks expected to attend a session of his committee to address the damage to homes from recent fires did not bother to attend. Amsellem said “This is outright chutzpah and insolence that people who have lost their homes and all of their possessions come ...    Full Story »

Deadly Police Chase Prompts Debate Over Tire-Slashing Device

Deadly Police Chase Prompts Debate Over Tire-Slashing DeviceA police chase that killed three people has Pennsylvania officials debating the use of tire-slashing devices to prevent suspects from fleeing during traffic stops. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. wants to buy the $140 devices so officers can use them to flatten a tire if the driver takes off. But local police agencies tell The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette they ...    Full Story »

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Galil Hospital: Garbage, Garbage And More Garbage

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Galil Hospital: Garbage, Garbage And More Garbage[VIDEO AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Galil Hospital in Nahariya has sent several urgent requests to Nahariya City Hall for new compressors for their current trash compactor has stopped working. Officials report on Sunday, 4 Kislev that all requests to date have received the response “Correct, it must be replaced but we await a permit to do so from the city”. Hospital ...    Full Story »

Still Grieving, French Man Seeks Clues to Flight 370 Mystery

Still Grieving, French Man Seeks Clues to Flight 370 MysteryA Frenchman whose wife and two of his three children were on a Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared in 2014 said Sunday that he was still trying to find out what happened to the aircraft partly as a way of dealing with the emotional cost of his loss. Ghislain Wattrelos joined half a dozen relatives of some of the 239 people aboard Flight 370 on a weeklong visit to Madagascar to ...    Full Story »

Northern Israeli Arab Compensated For Being Humiliated By El Al

Northern Israeli Arab Compensated For Being Humiliated By El AlMohammed Sarhan, the owner of a Carmiel area factory, will receive NIS 18,000 in compensation as per a court ruling in his case against El Al Airline. The case dates back to May 2015, when Sarhan and a colleague attorney Fiaz Salameh, also a northern resident and four Jewish friends were heading together to vacation in Cyprus. When they arrived at the airport Larnaca Airport, security ...    Full Story »

NYPD: Man Arrested For Taking City Bus On Joyride

NYPD: Man Arrested For Taking City Bus On JoyrideAuthorities say a Staten Island man who took an empty city bus for a joy ride two years ago has done it again. Police say Nicholas Ellias entered the parked MTA bus at the Saint George Ferry Terminal on Friday morning and drove it about four miles. Police say he did the same thing two years ago, driving off in a bus from the same terminal. Ellias faces charges of grand larceny ...    Full Story »

Mrs. Sara Netanyahu Questioned By Police For 12 Hours

Mrs. Sara Netanyahu Questioned By Police For 12 HoursIsrael Police investigators interrogated Mrs. Sara Netanyahu for 12 hours for allegedly misusing state funds in her running of the Prime Minister’s Residence. The grueling session took place on Thursday, Rosh Chodesh Kislev. The investigation is being conducted by the Lahav 433 Unit, with officials signaling in light of new evidence, Mrs. Netanyahu was questioned again as the case was ...    Full Story »

Trump's Inauguration Shaping Up To Be Different Than In Past

Trump's Inauguration Shaping Up To Be Different Than In Past One thing you can count on during inauguration season in Washington: People of all stripes will find a reason to show up — whether it's to celebrate or commiserate. There are parties and protests to attend, stars to gawk at, receptions to be worked, deals to be done, drinks to be consumed. Less than two months out from Inauguration Day, there's a different dynamic surrounding ...    Full Story »

Friday Night Security Alert In Betar Illit

Friday Night Security Alert In Betar IllitThere was a security alert in Betar Illit on Friday night which led to activating forces and conducting a search in areas of the chareidi city. According to the report, at about 6:00PM, authorities were alerted to an infiltration between Hills A and B. the infiltrators were detected on surveillance security cameras, compelling the IDF response. As is the practice, a command post was ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Hikind Joined by Hundreds of Outraged Community Members at 'Save Ocean Parkway' Rally

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Hikind Joined by Hundreds of Outraged Community Members at 'Save Ocean Parkway' Rally[VIDEO & PHOTOS BY ABB IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) was joined by hundreds of outraged residents from the community at Sunday’s “Save Ocean Parkway” rally held on the corner of Avenue J and Ocean Parkway. NYC Public Advocate Tish James, Comptroller Scott Stringer, Councilmembers Chaim Deutsch and Mark Treyger, CB12 Chairman Yidel Perlstein, and ...    Full Story »

A Determined Yair Lapid Ties With Likud In The Latest Poll

A Determined Yair Lapid Ties With Likud In The Latest PollYair Lapid, who heads the Yesh Atid party continues traveling the country, meeting with people, and getting his message out. His success is measured in the periodic election polls, in which Yesh Atid continues to earn additional seats when asked which party people would support if elections are held today. The latest Ulpan Shishi poll released by Channel 2 shows Yesh Atid would earn ...    Full Story »

Oakland, California: Death Toll Hits 30 in Inferno at Art Studio 'Horror House'

Oakland, California: Death Toll Hits 30 in Inferno at Art Studio 'Horror House'The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party jumped to 30 on Sunday as firefighters painstakingly combed through rubble for others believed to still be missing. Only a fraction of the charred remains of the partly collapsed structure had been searched, and crews clearing debris were expected to find more bodies as they advanced, Alameda ...    Full Story »

NY Tweaks Medical Marijuana Law but Still No Talk of Legalization

NY Tweaks Medical Marijuana Law but Still No Talk of LegalizationNew York is loosening restrictions in its nearly year-old medical marijuana law but, to the dismay of some pot advocates, there is no sign the state is in any hurry to join eight other states in embracing full legalization. Among the latest to do so are two in the Northeast — Massachusetts and Maine — and the huge state of California. Still, Gov. Andrew Cuomo remains a skeptic of ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Stav Fires Back Following Harsh Criticism Against Tzohar Rabbonim By Hagaon HaRav Yitzchak Yosef (2 opinions)

Rabbi Stav Fires Back Following Harsh Criticism Against Tzohar Rabbonim By Hagaon HaRav Yitzchak YosefFollowing the verbal attack against Tzohar Rabbonim by Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita, Tzohar leader Rabbi David Stav fires back. “Rav Yosef’s words are lies and ...    Full Story »

Plane Landing Gear Collapses on Landing in San Antonio

Plane Landing Gear Collapses on Landing in San AntonioAuthorities say everyone was safely evacuated from a United Express plane after its nose gear collapsed when it landed at San Antonio International Airport. San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Woody Woodward says that when the plane landed Sunday afternoon its nose gear collapsed. He says 55 people were safely evacuated from the plane via emergency slides. He says there was no ...    Full Story »
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Rav Eliyahu Echoes Rav Yosef's Words Regarding Tzohar Rabbonim (1 opinions)

Rav Eliyahu Echoes Rav Yosef's Words Regarding Tzohar RabbonimTzfat Chief Rabbi HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Eliyahu was interviewed by Noam Zeigler of Kol Berama Radio on Sunday morning 4 Kislev. Rav Eliyahu spoke a great deal about Amona and the need to replace the justices of the High Court of Justice with those who understand the need to rule in line with Torah Law. Rav Eliyahu was asked to comment on the remarks made by Rishon L’Tzion HaGaon ...    Full Story »

Stolen Dachau Gate Found In Norway

Stolen Dachau Gate Found In NorwayThe infamous "Arbeit macht frei" gate stolen from Dachau in 2014 has been located, in Norway. Arrangements are in the works to have the gate returned to German authorities. It is reported police were acting on an anonymous tip, reporting the gate’s condition is fine. A replica was constructed last year which was installed and used to mark the 70th anniversary of the camp’s ...    Full Story »

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Three People R"L Killed And Others Injured In A MVA Near Tzipori

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Three People R[VIDEO AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A man and two women in their 30s R”L were killed in a motor vehicle accident on motzei Shabbos on Route 79 near Tzipori. According to the United Hatzalah report, two vehicles were involved in the fatal crash, and all of the fatalities were in the same vehicle. They were all pronounced dead on the scene due to their extensive injuries. Magen ...    Full Story »

Putin Confident Trump Will Make Responsible Decisions

Putin Confident Trump Will Make Responsible DecisionsRussian President Vladimir Putin says he is confident that President-elect Donald Trump will soon realize the level of responsibility his job entails. Despite Trump's pro-Russian statements during the campaign, Russian politicians are concerned about reports that Trump is considering Mitt Romney, known for his harsh stance on Russia, to be his secretary of state. Putin said in an ...    Full Story »

Hamas Radio: 3 Bodies Recovered From Flooded Gaza Tunnel (2 opinions)

Hamas Radio: 3 Bodies Recovered From Flooded Gaza TunnelEmergency workers have recovered the bodies of three Palestinians who went missing in a smuggling tunnel between Gaza and Egypt. Search efforts were still ongoing Sunday for a fourth who is still missing. The Al-Aqsa Radio, run by Gaza's Islamist Hamas rulers, reported that the tunnel caved in after the Egyptian military flooded it with water. There was no comment from the ...    Full Story »

Was Trump's Taiwan Contact A Policy Shift Or A Misstep? (3 opinions)

Was Trump's Taiwan Contact A Policy Shift Or A Misstep?Was President-elect Donald Trump signaling a shift in U.S.-China relations when he referred to Taiwan's leader as "president" following a phone call this past week or was it an unintentional misstep? His phone conversation with Tsai Ing-wen was a breach of long-standing tradition that risks enmity from China, but a longtime China watcher says he can't yet be sure of the ...    Full Story »

Shabbos Storm Brought Badly Needed Rainfall To Areas Of Eretz Yisrael (3 opinions)

Shabbos Storm Brought Badly Needed Rainfall To Areas Of Eretz YisraelHeavy rainfall fell around Israel on Shabbos, bringing badly-needed rainfall to the nation. Northern and Central areas: Rainfall in the northern Golan Heights was the heaviest seen in over the past four years in measuring rainstorms. In Kibbutz El Rom 182mm (7.16 inches) of rainfall was measured. In Kibbutz Ein Ziv, Friday’s rainfall was the heaviest in a day in over 22 years, ...    Full Story »

Iran Demands That Obama Allow US Sanctions to Expire (2 opinions)

Iran Demands That Obama Allow US Sanctions to ExpireIran's President Hassan Rouhani demanded Sunday that U.S. President Barack Obama not sign an extension of U.S. sanctions, saying the bill is a violation of a landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. On Thursday the U.S. Senate voted to extend the Iran Sanctions Act by 10 years. Speaking in an open session of Iran's parliament Sunday, Rouhani said Obama is "obliged" to let ...    Full Story »

Hagaon HaRav Yitzchak Yosef Slams Tzohar Rabbis Over Recent Actions Such as Appointing A Female Rabbi (4 opinions)

Hagaon HaRav Yitzchak Yosef Slams Tzohar Rabbis Over Recent Actions Such as Appointing A Female RabbiRishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita has come out is a sharp verbal attack against Rabbi David Stav and his Tzohar Rabbis organization. The rav made his comments during his motzei Shabbos shiur, accusing Tzohar rabbonim of “doing most serious things”. He accuses Tzohar of appointing a female rabbi, who stands in front of a congregation and speaks on Friday night “Hashem ...    Full Story »

Don't Stand Alone. You're Not.

Don't Stand Alone. You're Not.[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Sparks of Life Providing Crucial Support to Jewish Parkinson’s Patients By: Sandy Eller Lakewood resident Rabbi Moshe Gruskin was in Detroit on a 2009 fundraising trip the first time someone suggested he might have Parkinson’s disease. The concerns were raised by a doctor friend who was worried by the way the then 58 year old Rabbi Gruskin ...    Full Story »

Trump Threatens Payback For US Companies That Move Abroad (2 opinions)

Trump Threatens Payback For US Companies That Move AbroadPresident-elect Donald Trump is threatening heavy taxes as retribution for U.S. companies that move their business operations overseas and still try to sell their product to Americans. In a series of early-morning tweets Sunday, Trump vowed a 35 percent tax on products sold inside the U.S. by any business that fired American workers and built a new factory or plant in another ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Tzohar Rabbis Concerned With Access To Shuls For The Blind

The Tzohar organization reports this Shabbos, parshas Toldos, is its second Shabbos dedicated to accessibility to the blind, explaining we read about Yitzchak Avinu losing his eyesight so the organization is running its second Shabbaton dedicated to shul accessibility to the blind and disabled. Chairman of the Tzohar Ethics Committee Rabbi Yuval Cherlow feels too often the disabled are forgotten and not properly looked after. Tzohar calls on shuls to take a look around and decide just how accessible shuls are to the disabled, including those who are blind or visually disabled. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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