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Jewish Israeli Teen Arrested For Making Hundreds Of Threats Against JCC's Around The Globe [UPDATED] (22 opinions)

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Jewish Israeli Teen Arrested For Making Hundreds Of Threats Against JCC's Around The Globe [UPDATED]
In a shocking twist of events, Israeli police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers and other institutions in the U.S., marking a potential breakthrough in the case. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld described the suspect as a hacker, but said his motives were still unclear. Israeli media identified him as an American-Israeli dual citizen and said he had been found unfit for compulsory service in the Israeli military. "He's the guy who ...

Op-ed: "Cremation, Bris Milah and A Special Mishloach Manos" by Rav Yitzchok Fingerer​

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Op-ed: Rav Yitzchok Fingerer It was a difficult week for me. I was confronted by major shei'los involving cremation, rachmana l'tzlan. Not just one cremation situation, but two such crises in the same week. Unfortunately, we’ve grappled with this before. Who would imagine that Jews would voluntarily choose such an ignoble and sacrilegious method to be reposed? Only seventy years ago, ...    Full Story »

Do you live in London? Save for the FRIEDom Concert with Beri Webber (1 opinions)

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They are excited……… THE CONCERT IS ALMOST SOLD OUT! In what has become the most popular annual concert in the entire Europe, this year’s event, entitled “ A Night of FRIEDom” with Avraham Fried and Beri Weber is the current ...    Full Story »

POSTPONED: House GOP Leaders Delay Thursday Vote On Health Care Replacement Bill In Setback To Trump, Ryan

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POSTPONED: House GOP Leaders Delay Thursday Vote On Health Care Replacement Bill In Setback To Trump, RyanGOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare," in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. The decision came after Trump, who ran as a master dealmaker, failed to reach agreement with a bloc of rebellious conservatives. Moderate-leaning Republican ...    Full Story »

Former Rabbi Potentially Forced To Amputate Leg Due to Lack of Funds (1 opinions)

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In a tragic turn of events, former community leader Rabbi Avinoam Malkin faces imminent leg amputation. The need to remove the leg is reportedly due to his inability to cover the expenses of the surgery needed to save the appendage. His ...    Full Story »

IDF Chief To Rabbonim: Officers Training Will Accommodate Separate Gender Units

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IDF Chief To Rabbonim: Officers Training Will Accommodate Separate Gender UnitsIDF Chief of Staff Lt.-General Gadi Eizenkott met for a number of hours with rabbonim from thje dati leumi community headed by Rabbi Chaim Druckman Shlita and Rabbi Zalman Menachem. Eizenkott listened to their concerns over the integration of females into combat units, informing them that religious officers’ cadets in Base 1 would be accommodated rather than forced to enter a mixed ...    Full Story »

Greenfield: End The Ticket Cameras on Ocean Parkway

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Greenfield: End The Ticket Cameras on Ocean ParkwayCouncilman David G. Greenfield wrote this week to NYPD and Department of Transportation officials asking for police officers to patrol Ocean Parkway for reckless and speeding drivers instead of speed cameras that arbitrarily ticket drivers who in many cases are simple following the flow of traffic. Last month, the New York Post reported progress toward the city's Vision Zero goal of ...    Full Story »

JUST IN: David Friedman Has Officially Been Confirmed As The Next US Ambassador To Israel

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JUST IN: David Friedman Has Officially Been Confirmed As The Next US Ambassador To IsraelDavid Friedman has been confirmed as US ambassador to Israel. Only 2 Democrats voted in favor of his nomination. The vote total was 52-46 (2 abstentions/not present). DEVELOPING STORY

Deri Gives His Backing To Rabbi Yigal Levinstein Of Yeshivat Bnei David

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Deri Gives His Backing To Rabbi Yigal Levinstein Of Yeshivat Bnei DavidInterior Minister Aryeh Deri has come out again in support of Rabbi Yigal Levinstein, who came under fire from Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman after condemning the IDF’s new policy of integrating women into combat units. Deri met on Thursday morning 25 Adar with prominent dati leumi rav Rabbi Chaim Druckman Shlita, Rosh Yeshivat Yeshivot Bnei Akiva. During the visit Rav Druckman ...    Full Story »

ABC News Says 3 Of Its Twitter Accounts Were Hacked

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ABC News Says 3 Of Its Twitter Accounts Were HackedABC News says three of its Twitter accounts were hacked Thursday morning and sent out profanity-filled tweets to its millions of followers. The tweets have since been deleted and ABC News says it is "working on resolving the problem." The hacked accounts included the main ABC News one, which has nearly 10 million followers, and two accounts related to its morning show "Good ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Secretary Price: Health Care Bill Foes Not Seeing Entire Plan (1 opinions)

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HHS Secretary Tom Price on why the proposed Obamacare replacement plan, the American Health Care Act, lives up to Trump's promises, could give Americans access to universal coverage and why groups of Republicans have opposed it.

NY Governor Cuomo Statement On Arrest Of Israeli Related To Threats Against Jewish Centers

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NY Governor Cuomo Statement On Arrest Of Israeli Related To Threats Against Jewish Centers"The arrest of a suspect in the recent wave of threats against Jewish Community Centers sends a clear message that anyone who threatens New Yorkers with violence will be brought to justice. "The abhorrent and cowardly threats against Jewish Community Centers are an assault on the values of all New Yorkers. But they have also shone a bright light on how New Yorkers come together as ...    Full Story »

Israel Moving To Daylight Savings Time

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Israel Moving To Daylight Savings TimeIsrael is moving to daylight savings time on the night of 26 Adar, Thursday night to Friday morning. At 2:00AM clocks will be moved an hour forward to 3:00AM. Standard time lasted for 145 days and daylight savings time will be 219 days, finishing on motzei Shabbos Parshas Lech Lecha, 8 Cheshvan 5778. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Rosen Plaza To Host Its Second Major Passover Program

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Rosen Plaza To Host Its Second Major Passover Program[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Orlando…Thousands of Passover vacationers are planning to once again spend the holiday in this city of many of the nation’s leading attractions. One of the major settings will be the magnificent Rosen Plaza Hotel which features Zayde's Kosher Catering, the leading Glatt Kosher catering facility in Central Florida. The Passover 2017 program is being ...    Full Story »

Trump Jr. Called A 'Disgrace' For Criticizing London Mayor (2 opinions)

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Trump Jr. Called A 'Disgrace' For Criticizing London MayorDonald Trump Jr. is facing criticism for tweeting in the hours after Wednesday's London attack a months-old comment from London Mayor Sadiq Khan that terror attacks are part of living in a big city. Trump Jr. tweeted : "You have to be kidding me?!: Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan." The tweet included a link to a Sept. 22 story from ...    Full Story »

Arab MK Ghattas Convicted For Smuggling Photos To Terrorists (1 opinions)

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Arab MK Ghattas Convicted For Smuggling Photos To TerroristsFormer Arab MK Basel Ghattas was convicted of charges pertaining to his bringing cellular telephones to Arab prisoners in Israel. As per the plea bargain agreement, he admitted to his actions and will serve two years in prison. He was convicted in the Beersheva Magistrate court on charges including breach of trust, bribery, and smuggling prohibited electronic contraband to ...    Full Story »

2 HOURS LEFT! Houston Kiruv Organization Needs YOUR Help!

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2 HOURS LEFT! Houston Kiruv Organization Needs YOUR Help!A group of generous and dedicated donors are providing us with a unique matching challenge to help us raise $400,000 in our 3rd annual 24 hours TORCH Giving Day Campaign! EVERY DOLLAR YOU DONATE IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS WILL BE TRIPLED (x3)! About Today’s Campaign: Every dollar donated to TORCH during this 24-hour period is TRIPLED! $72 becomes $216! $100 becomes $300! $180 ...    Full Story »

Former Colleagues, Judges To Testify For Supreme Court Pick

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Former Colleagues, Judges To Testify For Supreme Court PickLawyers, advocacy groups and former colleagues get their say on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee after Judge Neil Gorsuch emerged unscathed from two days of tough questioning at his confirmation hearing. Assured of support from majority Republicans, Gorsuch received glowing GOP reviews but complaints from frustrated Democrats that he concealed his views from the ...    Full Story »

London Terrorst Identified As Khalid Masood

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London Terrorst Identified As Khalid MasoodThe man behind the deadly rampage that left 3 people dead, including a police officer, outside of London’s Parliament building was identified as 52-year-old Khalid Masood. Masood, aged 52, was born in Kent and detectives believe he was most recently living in the West Midlands. Masood was also known by a number of aliases. Met Police say that Masood was not the subject of any ...    Full Story »

ESCALATION: 'Peleg Yerushalmi' Protestors Plan To Block Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway On Thursday (10 opinions)

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ESCALATION: 'Peleg Yerushalmi' Protestors Plan To Block Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway On ThursdayThe Peleg protestors, who have hit the streets in various cities around Israel during the course of the week, plan to block the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway in Thursday’s protests - all under the direct auspicious of Hagaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach Shlita. According to pashkavilim, protests will resume on Thursday 25 Adar after hundreds protested outside IDF Prison 6 on Wednesday, where ...    Full Story »

An Inside Look At The Yeshiva Of Rochester

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To learn more, visit us at Tiuny.org, email us at Tiunyfax@gmail.com or call us at ...    Full Story »

US Probes Banking Of Ex-Trump Campaign Chief (1 opinions)

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US Probes Banking Of Ex-Trump Campaign ChiefU.S. Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as part of a federal anti-corruption probe into his work in Eastern Europe, The Associated Press has learned. Information about Manafort's transactions was turned over earlier this year to U.S. agents ...    Full Story »

Is Pink – Halachically Considered to be Red? (6 opinions)

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Is Pink – Halachically Considered to be Red?By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times They appear not only in the headlines of New York City newspapers, but in New York City courthouses. They are two female Orthodox Jewish criminal lawyers, one 40 and one 26, that happen to wear bright pink outfits – even down to their matching Chanel patent leather pink flats. They call themselves, “Double Trouble” and by ...    Full Story »

American Among The Victims In The London Terror Attack; Was Celebrating 25 Anniversary; Wife Critical

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American Among The Victims In The London Terror Attack; Was Celebrating 25 Anniversary; Wife CriticalAn American was one of the victims in the London terror attack. The Utah man was visiting London when he was killed in the terror attack near the British Parliament. His wife is seriously injured. Kurt Cochran, from Utah, died in the attack and his wife Melissa was critically hurt, their family has said. They were celebrating a 25th wedding anniversary and also visiting Melissa's ...    Full Story »

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Agudath Israel Mission To Albany Petitions For Tuition Relief, Security Funding (1 opinions)

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Agudath Israel Mission To Albany Petitions For Tuition Relief, Security Funding[VIDEO AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] By Debbie Maimon With just two weeks to go before the New York State budget is slated to be finalized, about 50 delegates from all parts of the state converged upon Albany under the banner of Agudath Israel of America to advocate for ten important points of legislation for the Jewish community. Headlining the list were tuition relief for ...    Full Story »

GOP Health Bill On The Brink Hours From House Showdown Vote

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GOP Health Bill On The Brink Hours From House Showdown VoteThe GOP's long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare" stood on the brink just hours before Republican leaders planned to put it on the House floor for a showdown vote. Short of support, GOP leaders looked to President Donald Trump to close the deal with a crucial bloc of conservatives, in the first major legislative test of his young presidency. The stakes could ...    Full Story »

ISIS Claims Responsibility For London Terror Attack

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ISIS Claims Responsibility For London Terror AttackThe Islamic State group claimed responsibility Thursday for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians on a crowded London bridge and then stabbed a police officer to death on the grounds of Britain's Parliament. The attacker was born in Britain and known to authorities who had once investigated him for links to religious extremism, British Prime Minister Theresa May said ...    Full Story »

Rav Yitzchok Frankel’s New Hagaddah: Seforim in Review

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Rav Yitzchok Frankel’s New Hagaddah: Seforim in ReviewBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times We know the four questions of Pesach. But why is there no question asked about all the extra wine? Also, what parts of the hagaddah were part of the very first hagaddah – the one that Klal Yisroel recited on the very night of the original Pesach? Which of the questions are actually answered with the response of Avadim ...    Full Story »
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Car Cleaning Guys Kicking off Pesach Cleaning with At-Your Home Service

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Car Cleaning Guys Kicking off Pesach Cleaning with At-Your Home Service[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Although the weather is frigid and Purim was just a few days ago , believe it or not Pesach is just around the corner! Homemakers everywhere are starting (or at least thinking about) the cleaning that comes along with the chag. Of all the chores, the one that is most dreaded universally is cleaning the interior of the car. Everyone has those stains and dirt in ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat Gives UNESCO Ambassadors Tour Of The City Of David (1 opinions)

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Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat Gives UNESCO Ambassadors Tour Of The City Of DavidJerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Tuesday, 23 Adar,took UNESCO ambassadors on a tour of the City of David. During the tour, which was organized by the American Jewish Committee, Mayor Barkat showed the ambassadors the remains of the Shiloach Pool and numerous archaeological findings from the City of David, which unambiguously link the Jewish people to Jerusalem. These findings strongly ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Fire In Hachnasas Orchim Building Near The Tziyun Of The Bal HaTanya (1 opinions)

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PHOTOS: Fire In Hachnasas Orchim Building Near The Tziyun Of The Bal HaTanya[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A fire erupted in the hachnasas orchim building near the tziyun of the Baal HaTanya ZT”L in the Ukraine. B’chasdei Hashem there are no reports of injuries. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photo Credit: News 24)

Councilman Chaim Deutsch Continues To Expand Parking Options In Southern Brooklyn

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Councilman Chaim Deutsch Continues To Expand Parking Options In Southern BrooklynLooking for parking in New York City can be an aggravating experience, frequently contributing to congestion on our roads. Drivers are often forced to choose between circling endlessly in search of an available spot and parking blocks away from their destination. Last year, Councilman Chaim Deutsch (D – BROOKLYN) launched an initiative to alleviate this issue within his district. To ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Liquor Bottles Belonging To British Soldiers From WWI Were Exposed Near Ramle (2 opinions)

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PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Liquor Bottles Belonging To British Soldiers From WWI Were Exposed Near Ramle[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] An unexpected discovery was made a few weeks ago, in an archaeological excavation of the Israel Antiquities Authority conducted in the vicinity of Ramle. Archaeologists were astounded to find a fascinating reminder from the First World War that included, among other things, hundreds of liquor bottles that are 100 years old. These were found near a ...    Full Story »

Jewish Mothers Will Be Key To Making Social Change In The Next Decade JWRP's Palatnik Says (1 opinions)

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Jewish Mothers Will Be Key To Making Social Change In The Next Decade JWRP's Palatnik SaysJewish mothers will be critical to effecting social change within the next decade, Lori Palatnik, founding director of the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP), said at the Jewish Funders Network Conference. Palatnik, speaking about the JWRP’s theory of change during a special dinner forum at the JFN conference, said Jewish ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Minister Of Public Security Erdan Visits Kiryat Arba And Hebron (1 opinions)

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PHOTOS: Minister Of Public Security Erdan Visits Kiryat Arba And Hebron[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan visited Kiryat Arba and Hebron on Tuesday, 23 Adar. The minister arrived with his entourage in Kiryat Arba during the morning hours and was briefed by community leaders. He has words of praise for the “City without violence” project and the efforts of local law enforcement, which plays a major role in the ...    Full Story »

Trump Lawyers Ask Court To Move Quickly On Travel Ban Appeal (1 opinions)

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Trump Lawyers Ask Court To Move Quickly On Travel Ban AppealDonald Trump's administration is asking a U.S. court to quickly hear its appeal of a ruling that blocked the president's revised travel ban. Lawyers for the president filed a brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia on Wednesday. In it, they argue that the matter is one of national importance and should be reviewed as soon as possible. They want the court to set ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Inauguration Of Police Station In Betar Illit (2 opinions)

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PHOTOS: Inauguration Of Police Station In Betar Illit[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A festive ceremony took place inaugurating the new police station in Betar Illit, reportedly, the first police station in a chareidi city. the station will serve Betar, the Gush Etzion Regional Council and the community of Efrat. Taking part in the ceremony were Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan Police Chief Roni Alshich, Mayor Meir Rubinstein and ...    Full Story »

Police: Man Accused Of Murder Came To NYC To Target Blacks (3 opinions)

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Police: Man Accused Of Murder Came To NYC To Target BlacksA 28-year-old white man from Baltimore accused of stabbing a 66-year-old black man to death traveled by bus to New York City to the "media capital of the world" to make the biggest splash he could, police officials said. James Harris Jackson turned himself in at a Times Square police station Wednesday morning and was arrested on a charge of murder, two days after his victim, Timothy ...    Full Story »

Shmurah Matzah - What's Behind It (1 opinions)

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Shmurah Matzah - What's Behind Itby Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times THE SCIENCE OF CHOMETZ The world is filled with little tiny micro-organisms called "yeasts" that surround us. They are found everywhere – on the ground, on plants and trees, on human beings and even in the very air that we breathe. These airborne yeasts enter everywhere. They even enter into Matzoh dough, and feed upon ...    Full Story »

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Border Police Deployed As Home Of Jabil Mukhaber Terrorist Is Sealed

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Border Police Deployed As Home Of Jabil Mukhaber Terrorist Is Sealed[VIDEOS AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A large police deployment was ordered on Wednesday morning 24 Adar in the Jabil Mukhaber area of the capital as the home of a terrorist was being sealed. The home of the terrorist who perpetrated the January 8, 2017 ramming attack at the Armon HaNatziv Promenade ...    Full Story »

Statement of Agudath Israel of America on Supreme Court Ruling on IDEA (1 opinions)

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Statement of Agudath Israel of America on Supreme Court Ruling on IDEAThe Supreme Court's ruling today in Endrew F. v Douglas County School District is a victory for American education and for parents who seek the best for their children. It is particularly meaningful because the case involved the children in our society who are the most vulnerable and challenged -- students with special needs. Parents know their children and what they require, and ...    Full Story »

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