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UK High Court Ruling: Coroners Must Send Bodies For Scans Rather Than Autopsies If Religion Demands

UK High Court Ruling: Coroners Must Send Bodies For Scans Rather Than Autopsies If Religion Demands
The following is via the Independent UK: Coroners must send bodies for scans or blood tests rather than carry out invasive autopsies if the deceased's religion demands the corpse must stay intact, the High Court has ruled, in a landmark legal victory for the religious rights of Jews and Muslims. The two communities celebrated after a judicial review hearing established a set of principles coroners must follow where families have expressed fundamental religious objections to full post-mortems. Muslims and Jews regard invasive autopsies, ...

The ADL Welcomes the Sentencing of Vandals of the Bilingual School in Jerusalem

The ADL Welcomes the Sentencing of Vandals of the Bilingual School in JerusalemThe Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed the sentencing of two Israeli youths who had torched the Hand-in-Hand bi-lingual Hebrew-Arabic school in Jerusalem and spray painted it with hate graffiti in November 2014. The ...    Full Story »

Statement of Agudath Israel Regarding Parole of Jonathan J. Pollard

Statement of Agudath Israel Regarding Parole of Jonathan J. PollardWith much joy and gratitude to Hashem, Agudath Israel of America warmly welcomes the announcement that Jonathan Pollard will be released on parole November 21, 2015. Agudath Israel has advocated over the course of decades for Mr. Pollard's release, both on legal and humanitarian grounds. His freedom is long overdue. We understand that Mr. Pollard wishes to move to Israel and ...    Full Story »

Israel: Additional Attacks Against Tel Regev Cemetery

Israel: Additional Attacks Against Tel Regev CemeterySecurity guards at the Tel Regev cemetery in northern Israel were attacked for a second time in ten days. One person affiliated with the cemetery feels the attacks are the result of a tender to provide security for the cemetery. The most recent attack took place between Monday night and Tuesday, 12 Menachem Av when the sentry booth at the entrance to the cemetery was targeted and an ...    Full Story »

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Amazing Clip about the Ateres Shlomo Torah Network

[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] An amazing clip about the Ateres Shlomo Torah network headed by Harav Shalom ber Sorotzokin. The clip was produced in honor of today's chankaus habais of the new yeshiva in Bnei Brak.

Tragedy is Brewing in Elad - Over 100 Girls are Without Schools for 5776 (3 opinions)

Tragedy is Brewing in Elad - Over 100 Girls are Without Schools for 5776Many who remained silent while chareidi schools discriminated against Sephardi girls now find themselves in the discrimination boat in Elad, as some 100 girls, all from chareidi families, find themselves without a school for 5776 because their parents work. There are basically two seminaries in Elad, Zluznik and Ladaas Chachma, and today, with about a month to the start of the new ...    Full Story »

NATO Proclaims 'Strong Solidarity' With Turkey Against ISIS (1 opinions)

NATO Proclaims 'Strong Solidarity' With Turkey Against ISISNATO proclaimed its "strong solidarity" with Turkey following a rare emergency meeting Tuesday in which members also urged the country not to use excessive force in its fight against extremists, a NATO official said. "The security of the alliance is indivisible," ambassadors from all 28 NATO nations declared in a joint statement after the meeting, which had been called to assess the ...    Full Story »

Rabbonim and Politicians Participate in the Bar Mitzvah of a Son of Eli Yishai (1 opinions)

Rabbonim and Politicians Participate in the Bar Mitzvah of a Son of Eli YishaiYachad party leader Eli Yishai may have dropped from the political circuit for the time being but he is not forgotten. On Monday night the eve of 12 Menachem Av his son Ovadia had his bar mitzvah seuda, which was attended by prominent rabbonim, senior cabinet ministers and askanim. The event was held in Nof Yerushalayim in Bayit Vegan. Among the notables who came to wish him and the ...    Full Story »

NTSB: Co-Pilot Of Spaceship Unlocked Braking System Early

NTSB: Co-Pilot Of Spaceship Unlocked Braking System EarlyFederal safety investigators said Tuesday the crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship last year was caused by a catastrophic structural failure triggered when the co-pilot unlocked the craft's braking system early. National Transportation Safety Board investigators said the resulting aerodynamic forces caused the brakes to actually be applied without any further action by the crew. ...    Full Story »

More than 200 Immigrants from France Arrived in Israel Aboard Special Aliyah Flight

More than 200 Immigrants from France Arrived in Israel Aboard Special Aliyah FlightThe wave of French immigration to Israel continues: More than 200 French Jews, half of whom are children, arrived in Israel on Monday night 11 Menachem Av aboard a special aliyah flight organized by The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Ministry of Aliyah & Immigrant Absorption. The current wave of aliyah from France comes following cooperative efforts by the Ministry of Aliyah ...    Full Story »

Two STAR-K Kashrus Training Seminars Draw Participants from Toronto to Deerfield Beach

Two STAR-K Kashrus Training Seminars Draw Participants from Toronto to Deerfield BeachIf you place food on a crock pot that is on a timer for Shabbos, is it considered bishul Yisroel? Beyond the food, what obligations does a Kashrus agency have in a facility, e.g., the attire of the wait staff, the type of entertainment and music played, etc.? What is the criterion for Kashrus agencies to decide whether or not to certify an establishment that has just lost its ...    Full Story »

Two Detainees in Church Arson Case Released from Custody

Two Detainees in Church Arson Case Released from CustodyOn Sunday, 10 Menachem Av the Nazareth Magistrate Court released two youths who were detained on suspicion of involvement with the arson incident at a church near Tiveria. The youths, who deny all connection to ...    Full Story »

Jonathan Pollard to be Paroled in November (9 opinions)

Jonathan Pollard to be Paroled in NovemberAttorneys for Jonathan Pollard, who has served nearly 30 years in prison for spying for Israel, said Tuesday the U.S. has granted him parole and he will be released in November. Pollard, an American, was arrested in November 1985 as he tried unsuccessfully to gain asylum in Israel's Washington embassy in a sensational espionage case that captivated public attention and stoked ...    Full Story »

Officials: Iran May Take Own Samples at Alleged Nuclear Site (3 opinions)

Officials: Iran May Take Own Samples at Alleged Nuclear SiteIran wants its own officials to take soil samples at a site where it is alleged to have experimented with ways to detonate a nuclear weapon, and the U.N. agency probing the suspicions may agree provided it is allowed to monitor the process, two officials told The Associated Press Tuesday. The investigation by the International Atomic Energy Agency is part of the overarching nuclear ...    Full Story »

Update on Teen with Leukemia Refusing Chemo in Rambam Hospital (2 opinions)

Update on Teen with Leukemia Refusing Chemo in Rambam HospitalRegarding the 16-year-old chareidi teen with leukemia refusing chemotherapy, the rabbonim, askanim and government officials working to assist had a busy day on Monday, 11 Menachem Av. During the ...    Full Story »

Shabbos Nachamu Special Sales Event in the Catskills

Shabbos Nachamu Special Sales Event in the Catskills[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Jerusalem comes to the bungalows! Join Israel Schmidt, sales representative, on Sunday, Aug 2 at the Raleigh Hotel & Resort in South Fallsburg for a one-time special sales event for Jerusalem Heights – the most successful project in Jerusalem “We’re coming to the bungalows to share with you an opportunity that you must not miss out on,” said ...    Full Story »

Yartzeit of Rav Tzvi Hersh of Liska to be observed on 14 AV throughout the World (1 opinions)

Yartzeit of Rav Tzvi Hersh of Liska to be observed on 14 AV throughout the WorldOn Wednesday evening, Parshas V'eschanon, the night preceding 14 AV the the current Liska Rebbe, HaRav Tzvi Hersh Friedlander SHLITA, will commemorate the 142th yartzeit of Rav Tzvi Hersh of Liska who was known throughout Hungary as the Ach Pri Tevuah, the tile of his sefer on Torah. Yartzeit Seudah will be taking place Wednesday evening, preceding 14 Av/July 29 at the Liska Bais ...    Full Story »

Feds Seek Meeting With Christie, Cuomo Over Rail Tunnels (1 opinions)

Feds Seek Meeting With Christie, Cuomo Over Rail TunnelsThe U.S. transportation secretary wants to meet with the governors of New Jersey and New York to discuss stalled plans for new Hudson River rail tunnels. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx sent a letter Monday to Governors Chris Christie of New Jersey and Andrew Cuomo of New York urging them to meet with him in the next two weeks to put together a strategy for building new ...    Full Story »

Bayit Yehudi Accuses DM Ya'alon of Failing to Keep to his Word (1 opinions)

Bayit Yehudi Accuses DM Ya'alon of Failing to Keep to his WordThe mayor of Beit El during the night received a text from Justice Minister (Bayit Yehudi) Ayelet Shaked stating Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon stated the buildings in the community known as Beit Dreinoff would not be destroyed until hearing from the Supreme Court regarding a government effort to prevent destroying the homes. Shaked received a message from the mayor at 4 AM Tuesday ...    Full Story »

Israel Health Ministry Alert Ahead of Upcoming Heatwave

Israel Health Ministry Alert Ahead of Upcoming HeatwaveThe Ministry of Health on Tuesday, 12 Menachem Av, released a heat-wave alert with a special warning for residents with chronic respiratory and pulmonary illnesses as well as cardiac patients as the heat stress during the heat wave will be dangerously high. The alert begins on Thursday, 14 Menachem Av (30 July) to 20 Menachem Av (5 August). According to the alert, based on the weather ...    Full Story »

Clinton, Democratic Hopefuls To Address DNC Members (1 opinions)

Clinton, Democratic Hopefuls To Address DNC MembersThe Democratic National Committee says all five of the party's main presidential candidates will address DNC members next month. Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb will speak at the DNC summer meeting in Minneapolis on Aug. ...    Full Story »

Likud Would be Pleased to Unload the Bayit Yehudi Party (2 opinions)

Likud Would be Pleased to Unload the Bayit Yehudi PartyAs police arrived in Beit El on Tuesday morning 12 Menachem Av in advance of razing buildings in compliance with a Supreme Court order, voices were heard from the Bayit Yehudi party that permitting such an act may ...    Full Story »

Snow Piles From Record-Breaking Buffalo Storm Still Melting

Snow Piles From Record-Breaking Buffalo Storm Still MeltingIt's almost August, but don't tell that to the dirt-covered snow that still hasn't completely melted since being dumped at a defunct Buffalo railroad station after last November's record-breaking storm. WGRZ-TV reports that two snow piles nearly 10 feet high in some spots are still melting in vacant lots at the Central Terminal on the city's east side. City crews dumped snow in ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu: We Oppose the Demolition of Homes in Beit El (2 opinions)

PM Netanyahu: We Oppose the Demolition of Homes in Beit ElShortly after police moved into position in Beit El on Tuesday morning 12 Menachem Av, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu released a message explaining the cabinet is opposed to the demolition of the homes, adding it ...    Full Story »

NY Prison Worker Joyce Mitchell Pleads Guilty In Escape of Two Killers (2 opinions)

NY Prison Worker Joyce Mitchell Pleads Guilty In Escape of Two KillersA New York prison employee has pleaded guilty to helping two killers escape last month. Joyce Mitchell, a tailor shop instructor at Clinton Correctional Facility, was jailed shortly after Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped on June 6. Matt was shot and killed three weeks later. Sweat was captured and sent to another prison. Mitchell admitted providing hacksaw blades, chisels, a ...    Full Story »
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Suspect Arrested By NYPD After Escaping From Police Precinct

Suspect Arrested By NYPD After Escaping From Police PrecinctPolice say a drug suspect who escaped from a New York City police station last week has been recaptured. Arthur Collins was arrested Monday and charged with escaping jail. Police say the 57-year-old took off from a stationhouse in Harlem Friday evening. He had been arrested earlier in the day after officers found him in a Madison Avenue apartment building without ...    Full Story »

Huge Artscroll Sale in time for Shabbos Nachamu!

Huge Artscroll Sale in time for Shabbos Nachamu![COMMUNICATED CONTENT Artscroll titles on major discount now! Don't Miss the NEW Artscroll MIKRAOS GEDOLOS just released!!     Full Story »

FBI Aids Probe Of Nazi Insignia Spray-Painted At Camp Agudah Midwest

FBI Aids Probe Of Nazi Insignia Spray-Painted At Camp Agudah MidwestThe following is an update to a story posted by YWN on Tisha B'av: The FBI is helping investigating anti-Semitic vandalism at Camp Agudah Midwest - located in southwestern Michigan. The Van Buren County sheriff’s department ...    Full Story »

Toronto Jewish Community On Alert After Threats By Hooded Men Taking Photos Of Synagogue (2 opinions)

Toronto Jewish Community On Alert After Threats By Hooded Men Taking Photos Of SynagogueThe following is via the National Post: The greater Toronto Jewish community is disquieted and on the alert after three hooded men took photos and yelled threats outside a Thornhill synagogue. York Regional Police received ...    Full Story »

5 Things To Consider As Trump Dangles 3rd Party Prospect (1 opinions)

5 Things To Consider As Trump Dangles 3rd Party ProspectA lot of Republicans would like Donald Trump to go away. But not too far. The prospect that Trump might eventually leave the primaries and run for president on his own has started to cast a shadow on the race, reviving memories of Ross Perot, Ralph Nader and the chills their third-party campaigns gave to Republicans and Democrats in turn. To Republican pollster Frank Luntz, a ...    Full Story »

Scientists Worry About Arms Race In Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Worry About Arms Race In Artificial IntelligenceScientists and tech experts — including Prof. Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence. In an open letter with hundreds of signatories, the experts argued that if any major military power pushes ahead with development of autonomous weapons, "a global arms race is virtually inevitable, and ...    Full Story »

Cabinet Secretaries On Capitol Hill Again To Sell Iran Deal

Cabinet Secretaries On Capitol Hill Again To Sell Iran DealThe Obama administration's vigorous effort to sell the Iran nuclear deal to Congress continues — this time in the House where three Cabinet secretaries will face tough questioning on Tuesday from skeptical Democrats and Republicans. California Rep. Ed Royce, the GOP chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Monday that the agreement has "several shortcomings." The ...    Full Story »

White House Notebook: Third Term? Obama Says No Thanks (3 opinions)

White House Notebook: Third Term? Obama Says No ThanksCould President Barack Obama win a third term in office? He's convinced that he could, but would really rather not. Obama used his own history of electoral success to rib African leaders who overstay their welcomes by refusing to leave office after their terms expire. In his speech Tuesday at the African Union headquarters, he conceded unfamiliarity with that concept because as a ...    Full Story »

Police Move in to Prepare for Destruction of Beit Dreinoff in Beit El (3 opinions)

Police Move in to Prepare for Destruction of Beit Dreinoff in Beit El Police arrived in Beit El on Monday night ahead of the planned demolition of Beit Dreinoff, the buildings in the community that were ordered destroyed by the High Court of Justice after the latter determined they built illeally on Arab-owned land. An SMS text message was sent out to supporters early Tuesday morning 12 Menachem Av informing them that police were moving in, calling on ...    Full Story »

MK Bar Presents the Left-Wing Peace Plan in Knesset (6 opinions)

MK Bar Presents the Left-Wing Peace Plan in KnessetMembers of the left-wing in Knesset on Monday, 11 Menachem Av, presented their peace plan to the plenum, explaining how to bring an end to the conflict between Israel and the PA (Palestinian Authority). Labor MK Yechiel Hilik Bar explained Palestine must be created and its capital would be in eastern Yerushalayim. He explained that Israel would also respond to the Arab initiative and ...    Full Story »

Israeli R And D Delegation to Heads to Japan Accompanied by State Officials

Israeli R And D Delegation to Heads to Japan Accompanied by State OfficialsThe first Israeli business delegation will arrive in Tokyo on 12 Menachem Av as part of an agreement on R&D cooperation signed between Israel and Japan. The delegation will include representatives of Israeli life sciences firms, including companies in the fields of pharma, medical equipment, agro-biotech, diagnostics and health IT. Israeli Minister of Economy, Aryeh Deri, said ...    Full Story »

Report: Eli Yishai Succeeds in Covering Election Debts for his Yachad Party (2 opinions)

Report: Eli Yishai Succeeds in Covering Election Debts for his Yachad PartyEli Yishai, who heads the Yachad party, has succeeded in covering his election debts, Kol Chai Radio’s website reports. Yishai’s failure to earn a place in the 20th Knesset left his party with a heavy debt. According to the report, he raised millions and managed to make payment arrangements and as a result he is no longer in heavy debt. According to the report filed by Mani ...    Full Story »

Petitions to High Court Prevent Appointment of Director-General of Israel's State Batei Din

Petitions to High Court Prevent Appointment of Director-General of Israel's State Batei DinA petition filed with Israel’s Supreme Court on behalf of a number of organizations has resulted in preventing the appointment of attorney Shimon Yaakobi to replace Dayan Dichovsky as director-general of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel batei din nationwide. The petition, representing Na’amat, Mavoi Satum, and WIZO asked the court to issue a temporary injunction blocking the ...    Full Story »


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