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HaGaon Rav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi Hospitalized

HaGaon Rav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi Hospitalized
HaGaon HaRav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi Shlita, Rosh Yeshivas Ateres Yisrael and a member of the Degel Hatorah Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael, was taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital on Thursday afternoon, 2 Adar I. He was transported by a talmid after complaining of not feeling well. At present the rav is undergoing diagnostic examinations. The rav was hospitalized a number of times in 2015. The tzibur is asked to be mispallel for Baruch Mordechai ben Hinda Malka for a refuah shleima bsoch kol cholei am yisrael.

Knesset Subcommittee Discusses Bias Foreign Media Coverage of Ongoing Wave of Palestinian Terror

Knesset Subcommittee Discusses Bias Foreign Media Coverage of Ongoing Wave of Palestinian TerrorThe Knesset Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee`s Subcommittee on Legal Warfare on Tuesday 20 Shevat discussed the foreign media`s coverage of the current wave of Palestinian terror in Israel. Subcommittee Chairperson MK Tzipi Livni (Machane Tzioni) convened the session after CBS ran a contentious headline following     Full Story »

Small School. Big Chance of Winning.

Knesset Subcommittee Discusses Bias Foreign Media Coverage of Ongoing Wave of Palestinian Terror[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] On Sunday, March 6, 2016 Providence Hebrew Day School/New England Academy of Torah will be holding a unique fundraiser: Cooking For a Cause.  This event, which also marks the 70th anniversary of PHDS/NEAT, will feature renowned kosher chef, Elizabeth Kurtz, and will be combined with a Chinese auction, which is already open online at     Full Story »

Jumbled GOP Field Hopes For Survival In South Carolina

Jumbled GOP Field Hopes For Survival In South CarolinaHoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who can stand between Donald Trump and their party's nomination. Not me, Carly Fiorina announced, dropping out of the campaign. A Chris Christie spokeswoman said his race was over, too. But a sizeable field remained. To the ...    Full Story »

24 Hour Blitz: Matching Donations to End the Horror!

Jumbled GOP Field Hopes For Survival In South Carolina[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Moishe has lived a horror-filled life, but a generous benefactor has joined the fundraising efforts and has promised to match all donations, dollar for dollar that are made from 12:00 PM today until 12:00 PM tomorrow! Moishe was only five when death came knocking at his door. His happy, busy, fun-filled home in which he and his 10 siblings lived was ...    Full Story »

The Defense Minister Takes Another Stop Towards Realizing the New IDF City in Southern Israel

The Defense Minister Takes Another Stop Towards Realizing the New IDF City in Southern IsraelThe Defense Ministry and IDF are moving ahead with the City of Training Bases (עיר הבה"דים) which will for all practical purposes move the many training bases from areas around Israel to one centralized location, in southern Israel near Yerucham. When completed, it will be capable of housing 10,000 recruits. In addition, the influx of personnel who will be living in the new ...    Full Story »

My Close Friend Passed Away and now Their Children are Making a Wedding in 7 Days

The Defense Minister Takes Another Stop Towards Realizing the New IDF City in Southern Israel[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] I have been a close friend and Rabbi to this family for nearly thirty years, going back to even before their marriage. For the last several months I have been witness, daily, to the toll that this tragedy has taken on their family. There are seven children living at home, all of whom have had to look to the father for virtually all of their needs while ...    Full Story »

NY Speaker: Proposal To Hike Taxes On Millionaires Is Fair

NY Speaker: Proposal To Hike Taxes On Millionaires Is FairNew York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie isn't backing away from a proposal to raise taxes on millionaires, despite strong opposition from Senate Republicans and a shrug from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Heastie's plan would raise income taxes on 56,000 of the state's wealthiest residents, costing them an average of $33,000 more. It would also reduce rates for middle class workers to give them ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Plans to Fence-In All of Israel

PM Netanyahu Plans to Fence-In All of IsraelThe question is whether one should cry or perhaps breathe a sigh of relief with the announcement by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who exclaimed he plans to fence in the entire country. He told the press while visiting an area of the Jordanian border to Israel that has been enclosed with a new fence that in this area of the world, the entire nation must be fenced in to protect ...    Full Story »

Government Sues Ferguson After City Tries To Revise Deal

Government Sues Ferguson After City Tries To Revise DealThe federal government sued Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the City Council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Ferguson's decision to reject the deal left the Justice Department no choice except to file a civil-rights lawsuit. "The residents of ...    Full Story »

Hadassah Hospital's Sad Medical Clown Receives a Helping Hand

Hadassah Hospital's Sad Medical Clown Receives a Helping HandMaya Ben-David is a medical clown who has been working at Hadassah Mt. Scopus Hospital for the past 14 years, but these days, she is not smiling. She is part of the Dream Doctors project. Ben-David has become a familiar site in the hospital’s pediatric ward, and has brought a smile to many a young patient during her career. However, as a result of the Hadassah Organization fiscal ...    Full Story »

Ryan, Republicans Grapple With Alternative to Obama Budget (5 opinions)

Ryan, Republicans Grapple With Alternative to Obama BudgetMeet the new boss. Confronting the same tea party challenges as the old boss. Speaker Paul Ryan is scrambling to avoid an embarrassing fiscal defeat this year in the face of a hard-right conservative revolt over last fall's spending-and-tax deal. The same conservatives who forced John Boehner out as speaker are making life difficult for Ryan, signaling they'll refuse to vote for an ...    Full Story »

Police Commissioner Alsheich: There is a Difference Between a Normative Citizen Who Breaks the Law & a Criminal

Police Commissioner Alsheich: There is a Difference Between a Normative Citizen Who Breaks the Law & a CriminalPolice Commissioner Roni Alsheich on Tuesday, 30 Shevat, addressed a session of the Knesset Law Committee, which held a special session to honor Israel’s police force. The event was the initiative of MK (Yesh Atid) Mickey Levi, a former Jerusalem Police Chief. The committee members were briefed by the newly-appointed commander who spoke of the changes being implemented under his ...    Full Story »

Computer as Driver? 'Yes' From Feds Boosts Self-Driving Cars

Computer as Driver? 'Yes' From Feds Boosts Self-Driving CarsComputers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government's highway safety agency has decided. The redefinition of "driver" by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is an important break for Google, which is developing self-driving cars that get around without steering wheels, pedals — or even the need for a person to ...    Full Story »

The IAF Will Be Receiving the Boeing KC-46 Pegasus Refueling Aircraft

The IAF Will Be Receiving the Boeing KC-46 Pegasus Refueling AircraftThe United States has given its approval for the sale of the Boeing KC-46 Pegasus plane, which can fly long distances in difficult conditions. According to the Walla News report, the IAF will be receiving the military aerial refueling and strategic transport aircraft, which was developed by Boeing from its 767. The US has been hesitant regarding the sale of certain aircraft to ...    Full Story »

22 PA Illegals Arrested in Bnei Brak

22 PA Illegals Arrested in Bnei BrakPolice on Wednesday, 1 Adar I, arrested twenty-two PA (Palestinian Authority) residents who were found in Bnei Brak without a permit to be in Green Line Israel, including seven with repeated offenses of the crossing into “Israel proper” illegally. Police worked with border police to round up the illegals who arrived in three separate vehicles. All the vehicles were impounded, ...    Full Story »

New Hampshire's Primary Hangover Begins as Candidates Leave

New Hampshire's Primary Hangover Begins as Candidates LeaveNow you see ‘em, now you don’t. New Hampshire is saying farewell for another four years to its first-in-the-nation primary, with emotions as mixed as the jumble of campaign signs still stuck in snowbanks at every major intersection. While political junkies are sad to see the candidates shift south, many voters are relieved that their phones aren’t tied up by pollsters, their ...    Full Story »

The Jerusalem Conference Examines Monthly Child Allowance Payments

The Jerusalem Conference Examines Monthly Child Allowance PaymentsAmong the array of speakers addressing this year’s Jerusalem Conference, which is sponsored by BaSheva, there was an economic panel discussion to discuss monthly child allowance payments. The discussion was opened by Arutz-7’s Shlomo Piotrokovsky, who stated the monthly child allowance payments in Israel are low compared to other nations, amounting to about €40 per child. MK ...    Full Story »

Twitter Tweaks Its Timeline In Pursuit Of More Users

Twitter Tweaks Its Timeline In Pursuit Of More UsersTwitter is tweaking the way that tweets appear in its users' timelines in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its messaging service. The change announced Wednesday moves Twitter closer to a formula that Facebook uses to determine the order of posts appearing in its users' news feeds. It's a risky move for Twitter because it threatens to infuriate many of its 320 million ...    Full Story »

A Letter from the Head of Gush Etzion Council Following the Stabbing Attack Near N'vei Daniel

A Letter from the Head of Gush Etzion Council Following the Stabbing Attack Near N'vei DanielDavidi Perl, head of the Gush Etzion Regional Council, released the following letter to the tzibur at large following the latest terrorist attack in the area. On Tuesday, 30 Shevat, a man in his 20s was ...    Full Story »

Rocket With Defense Payload Launches From California

Rocket With Defense Payload Launches From CaliforniaA rocket carrying a U.S. national defense payload was successfully launched from California before dawn Wednesday, the Air Force said. The Delta IV rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 3:40 a.m. The rocket's flight toward space was visible from the greater Los Angeles area more than 100 miles away as high pressure swept skies clear. The rocket carried a payload for ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Kiryas Joel Hosts Event to Educate Community on Dina D'Malchusa Dina'

PHOTOS: Kiryas Joel Hosts Event to Educate Community on Dina D'Malchusa Dina'The following is via OnlySimchas.com: Last week some 1,000 people were in attendance at the Paradise Hall in Kiryas Joel to attend a unique seminar on the obligations of “dina d’malchusah dina,” the Torah’s command ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin Addresses Ceremony to Appoint New Islamic Court Judges (1 opinions)

President Rivlin Addresses Ceremony to Appoint New Islamic Court JudgesPresident Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday evening 30 Shevat addressed a ceremony at the President’s Residence marking the appointment of 7 new Qadis - judges in the Muslim religious (Shariah) courts in Israel. The event was attended by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked MK, as well as the President of the Shariah Court of Appeal Qadi Daoud Zini, and saw the appointment of 2 Shariah Court of ...    Full Story »

Sanders Camp Says $5.2 Million Rraised Since NH

Sanders Camp Says $5.2 Million Rraised Since NHBernie Sanders' presidential campaign says it has raised $5.2 million in less than a day since the polls closed in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. Sanders told supporters after his resounding victory over Hillary Clinton in the primary that he was "going to hold a fundraiser right here, right now, across America." His campaign says the total is the most Sanders has raised in less ...    Full Story »

For 24 Hours, $1=$4 - You Can Make a Real Difference and Support Jewish Education

For 24 Hours, $1=$4  - You Can Make a Real Difference and Support Jewish Education[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Derech HaTorah of Rochester – The Dan Family Building Campaign For 24 hours every penny you donate is QUADRUPLED! For every dollar you give, DerechHaTorah will get $4. Every dollar will be matched by our group of generous benefactors, to help us reach our goal of $200,000. The campaign is ALL OR  NOTHING we must raise the full amount within 24 ...    Full Story »

Surprise Insurance Fees Often Follow Medical Emergencies

Surprise Insurance Fees Often Follow Medical EmergenciesRecovering from a medical procedure is always a challenge, but getting hit with unexpected insurance fees can add financial hardship to the process. As health insurance plans become increasingly complicated, more patients are facing unexpected fees when they step outside their plan's coverage network. In many cases, patients don't realize they've received out-of-network care until ...    Full Story »

People Ask Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Why So Many Chareidi Infants Are Dying Suddenly

People Ask Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Why So Many Chareidi Infants Are Dying SuddenlyR”L there have been many sudden deaths of infants in the chareidi community of Eretz Yisrael during recent weeks, so much so the experts have stepped forward and called on parents to learn CPR, backed by poskim who insist parents must be trained in basic life-saving techniques. YWN has reported around a dozen of those deaths R"L. According to a Kikar Shabbos News report, people who ...    Full Story »

Rubio Vows More Aggressive Approach in Extended Campaign

Rubio Vows More Aggressive Approach in Extended CampaignFacing the biggest test of his presidential bid, Marco Rubio promised a more aggressive approach in what his team expects to become an extended Republican nomination fight that could result in a brokered national convention. "I don't need to start these fights, but if someone starts one in the future we're going to have to point out the differences in our records in a sharper way," ...    Full Story »

Serial Killer Who Murdered Two Frum Store Owner Convicted In 3 Gruesome Killings (3 opinions)

Serial Killer Who Murdered Two Frum Store Owner Convicted In 3 Gruesome KillingsBrooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a Staten Island salesman has been convicted of three counts of second-degree murder for the shooting deaths of three Brooklyn shopkeepers who were killed in separate incidents during the summer and fall of 2012. The defendant used the same rifle in all three murders and was linked to them through matching shell casings that ...    Full Story »

Christie Drops Out Of GOP Presidential Race (1 opinions)

Christie Drops Out Of GOP Presidential RaceNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped out of the Republican nomination for president "without an ounce of regret" on Wednesday, a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire's primary. "While running for president I tried to reinforce what I have always believed — that speaking your mind matters, that experience matters, that competence matters and that it will ...    Full Story »
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Kasich's NH Showing Could Be Tough to Convert Into More Wins

Kasich's NH Showing Could Be Tough to Convert Into More WinsRepublican presidential candidate John Kasich spent time and money winning New Hampshire voters. Now he's in next-to-vote South Carolina with a short supply of both. The Ohio governor finished second in New Hampshire's primary, well behind celebrity businessman Donald Trump but well ahead of others. The results reflected Kasich's singular focus on the state. His task now is to ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Authorities Find Automatic Weapons in PA Hebron

PHOTOS: Authorities Find Automatic Weapons in PA Hebron[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Israel Police during the night (Tuesday to Wednesday) of 1 Rosh Chodesh Adar I operated in PA (Palestinian Authority) occupied Hebron, working with IDF soldiers. In the search of one home they uncovered automatic weapons and ammunition. A border police K-9 unit took part in the operation and it was the sniffing dogs that detected the hidden ...    Full Story »

Fiorinia Drops Out Of GOP Race

Fiorinia Drops Out Of GOP Race Carly Fiorina is dropping out of the 2016 Republican presidential race. The former technology executive announced on Twitter that she is suspending her campaign. The 61-year-old drew positive reviews for several strong debate performances, in which she promoted her business expertise and argued that as the lone woman in the GOP field she was best positioned to oppose likely ...    Full Story »

Sharpton, Sanders Meet at a Harlem Landmark (4 opinions)

Sharpton, Sanders Meet at a Harlem LandmarkThe Rev. Al Sharpton and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders shared breakfast tea at a Harlem landmark a day after the Democrat's New Hampshire victory. During their meeting Wednesday at Sylvia's restaurant, they discussed issues that affect the African-American community around the country. Sharpton says they talked at about affirmative action, police brutality and ...    Full Story »

Doctors And Rabbonim in Eretz Yisrael Call on Parents to Learn CPR (1 opinions)

Doctors And Rabbonim in Eretz Yisrael Call on Parents to Learn CPRSenior physicians have signed a proclamation along with poskim in Eretz Yisrael calling on the tzibur, parents, to learn CPR and basic first aid in light of the many cases of infant deaths R”L. Under the banner of the “משפחה בטוחה” (Safe Family) campaign, doctors who consulted with poskim are working with Ichud (United) Hatzalah to teach parents CPR and basic first ...    Full Story »

Obama Administration Struggles To Craft Ceasefire In Syria

Obama Administration Struggles To Craft Ceasefire In SyriaAs its struggles to craft a cease-fire in Syria's civil war, the Obama administration has become increasingly torn between its loyalty to Turkey as a NATO ally and to its longtime Arab partner, Saudi Arabia, and the cold pragmatism of Russia. The result has been a confusing mix of shifting priorities that have exposed a policy toward Syria that few understand, and even fewer see ...    Full Story »

Jewish Man Stabbed In Crown Heights On Kingston Avenue [UPDATED 12:20PM] (7 opinions)

Jewish Man Stabbed In Crown Heights On Kingston Avenue [UPDATED 12:20PM][PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A Jewish man was stabbed on Kingston Avenue in the heart of the Crown Heights Jewish community, Wednesday morning. A police source told YWN that the victim was stabbed in front of a residential building on the block. The victim then ran into the Check Cashing store located on Kingston Avenue near Empire Boulevard, and asked for help. There were no ...    Full Story »


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