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Abbas Slams Hamas; Blames Them For 2,100 Dead, 10,000 Injured, 50,000 Homes Destroyed (4 opinions)

Abbas Slams Hamas; Blames Them For 2,100 Dead, 10,000 Injured, 50,000 Homes Destroyed
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Hamas of needlessly extending fighting in Gaza, causing a high death toll. Abbas told Palestine TV in remarks broadcast Friday that “it was possible for us to avoid all of that, 2,000 martyrs, 10,000 injured, 50,000 houses (damaged or destroyed).” Israel and Hamas terrorists fought for 50 days before reaching a truce on Tuesday. More than 2,100 Palestinians were killed, including hundreds of civilians. Seventy one people on the Israeli side, including six civilians, were ...

NYPD Monitoring Britain Terror Precautions

NYPD Monitoring Britain Terror PrecautionsNew York Police Commissioner William Bratton says the city is closely following developments overseas after Britain raised its terror threat level. Bratton said Friday there is “no specific credible threat” to New York City. He says the NYPD is working with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force to monitor any developments. The commissioner added that New York City’s “security ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Detroit's Frum Community In Hot Water... (6 opinions)

PHOTOS: Detroit's Frum Community In Hot Water...[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Twelve inches of water may not seem like much, but it was enough to spell disaster for the Detroit community. On Monday, August 11th 2014, the metropolitan Detroit area broke a 90 year record with over 6 inches of rain water accumulating in a few short hours. The drainage system was entirely inadequate to handle the volume, and within a short amount of ...    Full Story »

Statement On Behalf Of Family Of Aaron Sofer Z"L

Statement On Behalf Of Family Of Aaron Sofer ZYWN was requested to publish the following: On behalf of the family of Aharon Sofer, we would like to thank everyone who has been davening and working tirelessly to locate him. Aharon Z"L has been found and the levaya took place at R' Tzvi Kaplans yeshiva with Kevurah in the Bais Olam in Beit Shemesh. We would like to urge Klal Yisroel to please carry through with the feelings of ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Footage From Levaya Of Aaron Sofer Z"L (2 opinions)

Hundreds of people attended the Levayah of Aaron Sofer Z"L, the Yeshiva Bachur from Lakewood who was learning at HaRav Tzvi Kaplan's yeshiva in Yerushalayim - who went missing in the Jerusalem Forest a week before the start of Elul zman.

Obama Going On Democratic Fundraising Trifecta (4 opinions)

Obama Going On Democratic Fundraising TrifectaPresident Barack Obama is going on a fundraising sweep through New York and Rhode Island as he continues to help Democrats raise money for November's elections. Obama headlines three events on Friday. Two are just north of New York City, in Westchester County, and the third is in Newport, Rhode Island. The New York fundraisers will benefit the Democratic National Committee, which ...    Full Story »

Iran Confirms US Coast Guard Fired at Fishing Boat (2 opinions)

Iran Confirms US Coast Guard Fired at Fishing BoatThe chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard navy confirmed in remarks published Friday that a U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired on an Iranian fishing boat in the Persian Gulf this week but insisted the incident was not a "clash." The U.S. Navy's Bahrain-based 5th Fleet said that personnel on a small boat dispatched from the U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat Monomoy fired a single shot on Tuesday ...    Full Story »
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Britain Raises Terror Threat Level

Britain Raises Terror Threat LevelBritain's Home Secretary Theresa May says the country has raised the terror threat level from substantial to severe, but says there is no specific threat. The threat level means that a terrorist attack is considered "highly likely," but May insisted Friday there is no information to suggest an attack is imminent. She says higher threat level is related to developments in Iraq and ...    Full Story »

Israeli Police Say No Foul Play In Death Of Aaron Sofer Z"L (1 opinions)

Israeli Police Say No Foul Play In Death Of Aaron Sofer ZIsraeli forensic investigators on Friday identified a recently found body as that of Aaron Sofer Z"L who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week, Israeli police said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the body was confirmed early on Friday morning to be that of seminary student Aharon Sofer. “There is no suspicion of foul play,” said Samri, meaning Sofer’s death was ...    Full Story »

In First, Memorial Will Be Open On Night Of 9/11 (1 opinions)

In First, Memorial Will Be Open On Night Of 9/11The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date. The plaza will be closed to the public during the remembrance ceremony and much of the rest of the day, but it will open from 6 p.m. to midnight for those who want to pay respects and view one of ...    Full Story »

TNUVA USA Recalls Breaded Chicken Product (2 opinions)

TNUVA USA Recalls Breaded Chicken ProductTNUVA USA of Fairfield, N.J., is recalling approximately 8,316 pounds of Mom’s Chicken Extra Thin Cutlets. The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. There are no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products The following recalled product was produced on August 18, 2013, and shipped to the company’s distributor in New ...    Full Story »

Assemblyman Cymbrowitz Presents Check to Agudath Israel To Expand Brooklyn Job Training Program (1 opinions)

Assemblyman Cymbrowitz Presents Check to Agudath Israel To Expand Brooklyn Job Training ProgramAssemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn) presented an oversized check for $250,000 this week to Leon Goldenberg (left) and Rabbi Shmuel Lefkowitz of Agudath Israel of America for the expansion of space for Agudath’s PCS (Professional Career Services)/COPE Institute, a career training program on 18th Avenue in Brooklyn. Assemblyman Cymbrowitz provided the money through a capital ...    Full Story »

Key Events in the History of Malaysia Airlines

Key Events in the History of Malaysia AirlinesKey dates in the history of Malaysia Airlines from its start as a one route airline until its almost unfathomable double passenger jet disasters in 2014. 1937 — Malayan Airways Ltd., the forerunner of Malaysia Airlines, is formed to provide flights between Penang in Malaya and Singapore, both part of the British empire at the time. 1963 — A now independent Malaysia absorbs ...    Full Story »

Levaya Details For HaBochur Aaron Sofer Z"L (4 opinions)

Levaya Details For HaBochur Aaron Sofer ZThe Levaya for Aaron Sofer Z"L will take place on Friday morning at 10:00 AM (Israel time) in Rav Tzvi Kaplan's Yeshiva in Yerushalayim. The kevura is scheduled to take place around 12:30 PM in the Eitz Chaim cemetery near Beit Shemesh, in the Lakewood Chelka. There will be a live telephone hook-up during the levaya. The access number is: - In Israel: 076-599-0060, then enter ...    Full Story »

Aaron Sofer Z"L Found By United Hatzalah Volunteers Using GPS Technology (5 opinions)

Aaron Sofer ZAn extensive six- day manhunt for a missing American Yeshiva student came to an end at 5pm today when a United Hatzalah volunteer located a young man's body among shrubbery in the Ein Kerem neighborhood of Jerusalem that is thought to match the description of Aharon Sofer. United Hatzalah together with the police and other emergency service organizations have been searching for the New ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel: Florida Lawsuit Jeopardizes Education of Thousands of Scholarship Students (3 opinions)

Agudath Israel: Florida Lawsuit Jeopardizes Education of Thousands of Scholarship StudentsAgudath Israel of America expressed its profound disappointment at the decision of the Florida Education Association and others to challenge the state's Corporate Tax Credit Scholarship Program in court. The statewide teachers union, together with the Florida School Boards Association, Florida PTA, and others announced today that they are joining together to deny low-income children the ...    Full Story »

NYC Mayor Touts Safety Measures In Public Housing

NYC Mayor Touts Safety Measures In Public HousingMayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday touted a series of safety improvements in public housing developments that followed a worrisome surge in violence. He said that more police officers have been dispatched to the housing projects, more cameras have been installed and even more scaffolding has been removed. De Blasio pledged to increase the rate of repairs in the New York City ...    Full Story »

A Look At The Islamic State Terrorists In Syria

A Look At The Islamic State Terrorists In SyriaAs the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day. There, in its power base, the Islamic State group controls thousands of square kilometers (miles) of territory, including most of Syria's oil-producing region. In the areas under its control, it has ...    Full Story »

Singer, Kean and Rible Statement on Tragic Passing of Aaron Sofer Z"L (5 opinions)

Singer, Kean and Rible Statement on Tragic Passing of Aaron Sofer ZNJ Senator Robert Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean and David Rible (R-30) issued the following statement today regarding the death of Lakewood’s Aaron Sofer. “Our thoughts and prayers today are with the Sofer family. Aaron’s tragic death is an unthinkable loss for his family, peers and the entire Lakewood community. Aaron’s dedication to his faith and family should serve as ...    Full Story »

No. 2 House Republican Faces Unlikely Challenge

No. 2 House Republican Faces Unlikely ChallengeRaul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?" It's a provocative query and the foundation of Garcia's long-shot challenge to McCarthy, a four-term incumbent who rose to power after another GOP leader thought unsinkable, Virginia's Eric Cantor, fell to an ...    Full Story »

Statement from Governor Christie on Passsing of Aaron Sofer Z"L (2 opinions)

Statement from Governor Christie on Passsing of Aaron Sofer ZGovernor Chris Christie released the following statement on the tragic passing of Aharon Sofer: “We extend our deepest condolences to the family of Aharon Sofer on their unthinkable loss. As parents, Mary Pat and I cannot imagine the sense of grief and sadness that engulfs them at this moment. We add our thoughts and prayers to those of so many in New Jersey and around the world ...    Full Story »

In The Aftermath Of The Tragic Loss Of Aaron Sofer Z"L (3 opinions)

In The Aftermath Of The Tragic Loss Of Aaron Sofer Z[By Rabbi Dr. Dovid Fox - Director of Interventions and Community Education, Project Chai] The Jewish nation mourns the death of one of our fine young men, a Torah student and friend, a son, brother and loved member of the Lakewood community. So many of us immersed ourselves in impassioned tefillos and Tehillim. Family and friends traveled, helping in the search, hopeful and ...    Full Story »

NYS Assemblyman Goldfeder Urges Toy Stores to Remove Products That Encourage Vandalism (1 opinions)

NYS Assemblyman Goldfeder Urges Toy Stores to Remove Products That Encourage VandalismAssemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Hamilton Beach) with community leaders and the 106th Precinct Auxiliary Unit called on Toys“R”Us and other retailers to clear their shelves of “KIDFFITI” graffiti stencils, a product that encourages children to graffiti and glorifies potential vandalism. “This product is using marketing ploys to encourage unsuspecting children to deface their ...    Full Story »

It Runs In The Family: Boston Suspect's Sister Charged In NY Bomb Threat (2 opinions)

It Runs In The Family: Boston Suspect's Sister Charged In NY Bomb ThreatBoston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a relationship with her previous boyfriend. Ailina Tsarnaeva, who lives in North Bergen, New Jersey, made the threat against an upper Manhattan woman via telephone on Monday, police said. She turned herself in at a Manhattan police precinct, ...    Full Story »

ISIS Kills Dozens Of Syrian Soldiers (2 opinions)

ISIS Kills Dozens Of Syrian SoldiersThe Islamic State group has killed dozens of Syrian soldiers it captured after overrunning a military base in northeastern Syria, shooting some and using knives on others in the latest brutal mass killing attributed to the extremists, activists said Thursday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the militants rounded up the soldiers in the arid countryside on ...    Full Story »

NASA's New Giant Rocket System Passes Milestone

NASA says its new giant rocket system passed an internal milestone Wednesday, but the first test launch got pushed back a year to 2018. NASA is designing its Space Launch System to take astronauts beyond Earth orbit to an asteroid and eventually to Mars. The rockets will be more powerful than the Saturn V rockets that sent Apollo astronauts to the moon. Agency officials gave the ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Tours Chatzor Air Force Base (2 opinions)

PM Netanyahu Tours Chatzor Air Force BasePrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz on Wednesday afternoon 2 Rosh Chodesh Elul toured the Chatzor Air Force Base, where they received a security briefing from Air Force Commander Major-General Amir Eshel and met with – inter alia –pilots and Iron Dome battery personnel. In a conversation with pilots Prime ...    Full Story »
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Inaugural Program Takes Children Of Ill Parents To Disney World for Respite and Fun (4 opinions)

Inaugural Program Takes Children Of Ill Parents To Disney World for Respite and FunA Chai Lifeline Canada program that provides emotional and social support to children and teens when a parent is ill or deceased has given 15 children in that devastating situation three days of fun, friendship, and respite at Disney World. The young travelers are all participants in Penina’s Helping Hand, a year-round program for children and teens forced to cope with the illness ...    Full Story »

5 Things to Know About Earthquake Faults (1 opinions)

5 Things to Know About Earthquake FaultsThe 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. Loma Prieta occurred on the extremely active San Andreas Fault. Seismologists say Sunday's quake near Napa occurred on the lesser-known West Napa Fault, which hat has ...    Full Story »

United Hatzalah Speaks with YWN about Finding the Body of Aaron Sofer Z'L (39 opinions)

United Hatzalah Speaks with YWN about Finding the Body of Aaron Sofer Z'LEli Beer, the founder of United Hatzolah, spoke with YWN and discussed the finding of the body of Aaron Sofer Z'L. It seems that in the past days, the search teams were focusing on the exact area where Aaron was last seen in the Jerusalem Forest. However after days of searching without turning up any clues, Dovi Meisels of United Hatzolah decided to shift his search team towards a ...    Full Story »

Statement By NYS Senator Simcha Felder On Death Of Aaron Sofer Z"L (1 opinions)

Statement By NYS Senator Simcha Felder On Death Of Aaron Sofer ZThis heartbreaking tragedy occurred at the start of Chodesh Elul, a time of introspection and teshuvah for Jews the world over, when Aaron ob’m would have joined his chaveirim for a new zman of intensive learning. It is not the natural order of the world for parents to lose a child. We must all join together as a community to wish the Sofer family strength and comfort during this ...    Full Story »


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