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Patient With Possible Ebola Symptoms In Isolation At Hawaii Hospital

Patient With Possible Ebola Symptoms In Isolation At Hawaii Hospital
Hawaii health officials said late Wednesday that a person showing possible symptoms of the Ebola virus is currently undergoing testing in an isolation unit at a Honolulu hospital. KHON reported that the person has not yet been tested specifically for the virus. "We are early in the investigation of a patient — very, very early — who we’re investigating that might have Ebola," Dr. Melissa Viray, deputy state epidemiologist, told the station. "It's very possible that they do and they have Ebola. I think it's also more likely that ...

Halachically Speaking: Kneeling on a Stone Floor

Halachically Speaking: Kneeling on a Stone Floor[Halachically Speaking appears on YWN weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays]  Written by Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits of KOF-K Kosher Supervision On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we kneel on the floor during davening at oleinu and while saying v’kohanim. In addition, many times we wish to kneel on the ground to give a child a bath, exercise, or to put something away. Are ...    Full Story »

Romney's In Demand As Republicans' Future Unclear

Romney's In Demand As Republicans' Future UnclearAlmost two years after his Election Day drubbing, Mitt Romney is the Republican man in demand. The twice-defeated White House contender is campaigning across seven states this week, covering nearly 6,000 miles in five days to raise money and energy for Republican midterm candidates from Georgia to Colorado. Romney has repeatedly insisted he's not running for president again, and ...    Full Story »

Dati Leumi Calls Not to Sign Any Deal in Jerusalem Rabbinate Race

Dati Leumi Calls Not to Sign Any Deal in Jerusalem Rabbinate RaceAs the election for chief rabbis of Yerushalayim draws near, scheduled for 27 Tishrei, the dati leumi community is calling on its representatives not to cut a deal with the chareidim. Prof. Asher HaCohen, a member of the faculty of Bar Ilan University is one such voice, calling on the leaders of the Bayit Yehudi party to cease remaining silent and work to advance Zionist ...    Full Story »

Hong Kong Police Warn Protesters Not To Charge Buildings

Hong Kong Police Warn Protesters Not To Charge BuildingsHong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territory's leader didn't resign by Thursday. Tensions mounted ahead of the deadline set by students for the city's Beijing-backed Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down — part of broader demonstrations pushing for electoral ...    Full Story »

NYC Lawsuit Filed After 'Killing Jews' Ads Rejected

NYC Lawsuit Filed After 'Killing Jews' Ads RejectedA pro-Israel group sued the city's transit authority on Wednesday, asking a court to force it to accept a bus advertisement including the phrase "Hamas Killing Jews" after it was rejected on the grounds its display could incite violence. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Manhattan by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an organization headed by blogger Pamela Geller ...    Full Story »

Accused White House Fence-Jumper Pleads Not Guilty

Accused White House Fence-Jumper Pleads Not GuiltyAccused White House fence-jumper Omar J. Gonzalez has pleaded not guilty to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife. Gonzalez's lawyer entered the plea on behalf of his client in a proceeding Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson. A three-count federal grand jury indictment issued Tuesday accuses Gonzalez of unlawfully entering ...    Full Story »

Burglar Caught By Shomrim, Sentenced To 10 Months In Jail

Burglar Caught By Shomrim, Sentenced To 10 Months In JailGary Mitchell, 54, sentenced to a total of 10 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to an Attempted Burglary of a residential house in the N16 area of London and failing to attend court on two previous occasions. On Sunday 22nd Dec 2013 at approximately 21:30 in the darkness of the night, members of the Stamford Hill Shomrim observed a male acting suspiciously in the N16 area of ...    Full Story »

Rav Shapira Of Merkaz Harav To Enter Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate Race (1 opinions)

Rav Shapira Of Merkaz Harav To Enter Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate RaceAs the legal experts continue sorting out the eligibility of Rabbi Aryeh Stern as a candidate in the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate race, Merkaz HaRav Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Yaakov Shapira is expected to enter the race. According to the ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND TEXT: Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel Before Bilateral Meeting (2 opinions)

VIDEO AND TEXT: Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel Before Bilateral Meeting[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, it’s good once again to welcome the Prime Minister of Israel, Bibi Netanyahu. Obviously, he’s no stranger to the White House. I think I’ve met with Bibi more than any world leader during my tenure as President. We meet at a challenging time. Israel is obviously in a very turbulent neighborhood, and this gives us an ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem Light Rail Remains a Constant Target for Arab Attack (1 opinions)

Jerusalem Light Rail Remains a Constant Target for Arab AttackIn what has become an almost daily occurrence, the Jerusalem light rail was attacked by Arabs once again, this time on Tuesday 6 Tishrei. The latest attack in Shuafat occurred during the morning hours. In two other attacks windows of cars of the light rail were smashed. B’chasdei Hashem there were no injuries. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

WATCH: Drone Shows Thousands Filling Hong Kong Streets (1 opinions)

Thousands of demonstrators turned out in downtown Hong Kong on September 29 to support a protest over Beijing’s decision to reject calls for open nominations for the election of Hong Kong’s chief executive in 2017. Demonstrators on Monday called for the resignation ...    Full Story »

Destruction Of Syria Chemical Weapons Facilities To Begin

Destruction Of Syria Chemical Weapons Facilities To BeginThe dismantling of Syria's chemical weapons facilities is expected to begin this month, and the first of the 12 facilities should be destroyed by the end of November, the organization tasked with eliminating the country's chemical weapons program says. The report by the director of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been sent to the U.N. Security ...    Full Story »

Education Ministry Bans Student Visits to Kever Yosef (1 opinions)

Education Ministry Bans Student Visits to Kever YosefThere is much anger in the Shomron being directed at Education Minister Shai Piron, who canceled a slichos visit to Kever Yosef involving 550 talmidim from all areas of Israel. The event was to have taken place on Tuesday night the eve of 7 Tishrei. The permits from the relevant ministries and IDF were all in place, but Piron intervened to cancel the event. Yeshiva high school ...    Full Story »

Pepsi To Launch Soda Sweetened With Stevia (2 opinions)

Pepsi To Launch Soda Sweetened With SteviaThere's Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and now, Pepsi True, a midcalorie version of the soda made with natural sweeteners. PepsiCo Inc. says Pepsi True will have 30 percent fewer calories than the regular version and be made with a mix of sugar and stevia, a natural sweetener with no calories. The drink will go on sale later this month exclusively on Amazon.com. It will come in 7.5-ounce cans, ...    Full Story »

Swastika Attack in Meah Shearim (1 opinions)

Swastika Attack in Meah ShearimVandals attacked during the night, spraying swastikas and graffiti on a building in the Meah Shearim area of the capital. Police were quick to respond after the swastikas were discovered, but had difficulty in getting residents to cooperate when they asked for statements or any information that may point them in the correct direction. Police report the investigation is ...    Full Story »

Panic: Dallas Parents Fearing Ebola Pull Children from School

Panic: Dallas Parents Fearing Ebola Pull Children from SchoolParents on Wednesday were removing their children from a Dallas school where a student may have had contact with the Ebola patient diagnosed Tuesday. A letter to parents of children at L.L. Hotchkiss Elementary School,    Full Story »

Nassau County, NY: Police Warn About New 'IRS Phone Scam' (3 opinions)

Nassau County, NY: Police Warn About New 'IRS Phone Scam'County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter are urging citizens to be vigilant when receiving telephone solicitations or emails from persons identifying themselves as employees of the Internal Revenue Service. It has come to the attention of the Nassau County Police Department that individuals are receiving calls from persons claiming that ...    Full Story »

Feiglin: Aharonovich Should Have Been Ousted a Long Time Ago

Feiglin: Aharonovich Should Have Been Ousted a Long Time AgoDeputy Knesset Speaker MK Moshe Feiglin feels Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovich should have been ousted from his post a long time ago. Feiglin spoke to Galei Yisrael Radio regarding the death of 27-year-old Roi ...    Full Story »

Tragically Sad Event in Kiryat Ata's Religious Council (8 opinions)

Tragically Sad Event in Kiryat Ata's Religious CouncilEmployees in the Kiryat Ata Religious Council admit that relations between the city’s Sephardic Chief Rabbi and his Ashkenazi counterpart have not been good. However, on Wednesday morning 7 Tishrei, days before Yom Kippur, things took a sharp turn for the worse R”L. Rafi Alouz, who heads the city’s kashrus department spoke with Kikar Shabbos detailing the background leading to ...    Full Story »

Bloomingburg Dissolution Vote Results Sequestered

Bloomingburg Dissolution Vote Results SequesteredThe results of a vote on Tuesday on whether to dissolve the Village of Bloomingburg will not be known for days. The tally of the votes will be reviewed by the courts following the filing of several legal challenges. Should the vote be favorable, the village would become part of the Town of Mamakating government. The vote centers on plans to double the size of the village population ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: White House: New Construction In East Jerusalem Would Distance Israel From 'Closest Allies' (4 opinions)

BREAKING: White House: New Construction In East Jerusalem Would Distance Israel From 'Closest Allies'The White House says that if Israel were to move forward with a controversial housing development in east Jerusalem, it would distance Israel from, quote, "even its closest allies." The sharp criticism came just hours after President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met at the White House. The two leaders did not mention the new construction project during ...    Full Story »
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Airstrikes Launched Amid Intelligence Gaps (3 opinions)

Airstrikes Launched Amid Intelligence GapsThe Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former U.S. officials. The U.S. military says its airstrikes have been discriminating and effective in disrupting an ...    Full Story »

Second Possible Ebola Case in Dallas

Second Possible Ebola Case in Dallas Health officials are closely monitoring a possible second Ebola patient who had close contact with the first person to be diagnosed in the U.S., the director of Dallas County's health department said Wednesday. All who have been in close contact with the man officially diagnosed are being monitored as a precaution, Zachary Thompson, director of Dallas County Health and Human ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Secret Service Director Resigns Amid Recent White House Security Breach (3 opinions)

BREAKING: Secret Service Director Resigns Amid Recent White House Security BreachSecret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned, in the wake of several presidential security failures. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announcement the resignation Wednesday afternoon. "Today Julia Pierson, the Director of the United States Secret Service, offered her resignation, and I accepted it. I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret ...    Full Story »

Police Preparing for Yom Kippur in Racially Mixed Cities (1 opinions)

Police Preparing for Yom Kippur in Racially Mixed CitiesPolice in racially mixed cities are preparing for Shabbos, Yom Kippur, which this year also coincides with Id el Idcha (Feast of the Sacrifice). Official fear confrontations will take place between Jews and Arabs. The decision was made to close the entrance of Akko with the exception of a southern lane from Argaman Beach towards the Old City. The decision was made at a meeting ...    Full Story »


Video Of Interest: Rabbi Runs 7 Miles to Blow Shofar

Rabbi Chalom Boujnah of Chabad at San Diego State University, ran 7 miles on Rosh Hashana to sound the shofar to those who couldn't make it to shul.

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DEVELOPING STORY - VIDEO: Kapparos Centers In Yerushalayim Remain Closed As Shechitah Permits Not Yet Issued (2 opinions)

As permits for kapparos shechita in Yerushalayim are delayed, locations set up for Shechita (ritual chicken slaughter) stand empty ahead of Yom Kippur. This is a developing story - YWN will update this as further information is available.

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Video of Interest: Happy Man Plays Accordion On Jerusalem Street

A happy man plays his accordion in the streets of Jerusalem for smiles - to bring joy to people ahead of Sukkot. Filmed with permission.

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