Tue, Jan 17 4:17pm EST | 23:17 IDT


VIDEO/PHOTOS: Senator Chuck Schumer Enjoys Camp HASC's 30th Anniversary Celebration: A Time For Music

17 minutes ago
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Senator Chuck Schumer Enjoys Camp HASC's 30th Anniversary Celebration: A Time For Music
[By Julie Ahn] On Sunday, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made his first appearance as the most powerful Senate democratic leader by attending Camp HASC's 30th Anniversary annual benefit concert, A Time For Music, atthe iconic David Gefen Hall at Lincoln Center. HASC Board Member Abe Eisner introduced Senator Schumer to a highly enthusiastic and eager crowd. Senator Schumer started off his remarks by assuring the audience that even in light of the January 15th Paris Peace Conference calling for a two-state solution between Israel and ...

Sufficient Signatures Received To Present Knesset Speaker With A Request To Expel MK Ghattas From Knesset

47 minutes ago
Sufficient Signatures Received To Present Knesset Speaker With A Request To Expel MK Ghattas From Knesset Backed by growing support in Knesset to oust MK Basel Ghattas, Minister Ze’ev Elkin on Monday presented Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein with a document signed by 72 MKs calling to remove Ghattas from the Israeli parliament. As     Full Story »

Searcher Recalls Pain of Failure as Hunt for Flight 370 Ends

1 hour ago
Searcher Recalls Pain of Failure as Hunt for Flight 370 EndsSearchers' frustration over Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is difficult to overstate, from the monstrous waves that battered search crews in one of the world's most desolate stretches of ocean to the dearth of information on the plane's flight path that stymied investigators. And now, perhaps most brutal of all, comes the admission of defeat. Australia's announcement on Tuesday that ...    Full Story »

Urgent Letter Issued By Rav Chaim Kanievsky on Behalf of Anonymous Talmid Chacham

9 hours ago
Searcher Recalls Pain of Failure as Hunt for Flight 370 Ends[SEE LETTER BELOW] This month, Rav Chaim Kanievsky issued a personal plea on behalf of an anonymous man reportedly drowning in debt. The identity of this talmid chacham is unknown. However many are struck by the strong nature of Rav Chaim's appeal, as well as the temporary nature of the campaign.     Full Story »

Continued Improvement In The Condition Of Gravely Injured Soldier In Armon HaNatziv Attack

1 hour ago
Continued Improvement In The Condition Of Gravely Injured Soldier In Armon HaNatziv AttackFour persons were killed and some 15 others left wounded in the vehicular ramming attack in the Armon HaNatziv neighborhood of Jerusalem earlier this month. A soldier was among the wounded, listed in grave condition. Shaare Zedek ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Obama Makes Surprise Visit To Praise Outgoing Press Secretary (1 opinions)

2 hours ago
VIDEO: Obama Makes Surprise Visit To Praise Outgoing Press Secretary[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] President Barack Obama has made a surprise visit to the final daily press briefing with White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. Obama praised Earnest Tuesday for "his smarts and his maturity," but added that one of his best qualities has been his integrity. Obama says Earnest is "tough and didn't always give you guys what you wanted," but that he ...    Full Story »

GM to Add Or Keep 7,000 Jobs, Make $1B Factory Investment

2 hours ago
GM to Add Or Keep 7,000 Jobs, Make $1B Factory InvestmentGeneral Motors plans to invest $1 billion in U.S. factories and add thousands of new white-collar jobs, measures that have been in the works for years but announced Tuesday after criticism from President-elect Donald Trump. In all, the Detroit automaker said it will create or keep 7,000 jobs in the next few years, including about 2,000 at its factories. Another 5,000 new positions ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Grinding Wheat To Be Used In Matzos For Pesach 5777

2 hours ago
In the accompanying video, we see HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita grinding wheat to be used to bake matzos for Pesach. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photo Credit: Yehuda Eisenberg)

Will Action Follow Report Of Alleged Ties between Health Minister Litzman And Tobacco Companies? (1 opinions)

2 hours ago
Will Action Follow Report Of Alleged Ties between Health Minister Litzman And Tobacco Companies?Following the comprehensive Channel 2 News report alleging Health Minister Yaakov Litzman has ties with tobacco industry giants, ties that prevent him from legislating tougher anti-tobacco laws, the Health Ministry ...    Full Story »

States Can Offer a Lesson as GOP Proposes Deep Cut Taxes

3 hours ago
States Can Offer a Lesson as GOP Proposes Deep Cut TaxesPresident-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans who have pledged to cut federal taxes to boost the economy might consider looking first at lessons learned in GOP-controlled states that adopted similar strategies, only to see growth falter and budget gaps widen. The situation is worrisome enough in Kansas, Oklahoma and Indiana that lawmakers are now debating whether to ...    Full Story »

Airport Shooting Suspect Ordered Held Without Bond; Says He Was Inspired By ISIS

3 hours ago
Airport Shooting Suspect Ordered Held Without Bond; Says He Was Inspired By ISISThe man suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding six others at a Florida airport was ordered held without bond until his trial at a hearing Tuesday that also revealed some new details about the investigation. During the hearing, FBI Agent Michael Ferlazzo confirmed that the 9mm Walther handgun used in the Jan. 6 shooting rampage at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Violent Chareidi Protests Continue In Yerushalayim Throughout The Night

3 hours ago
PHOTOS: Violent Chareidi Protests Continue In Yerushalayim Throughout The Night[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Violent protests that were sparked by the arrest of chareidi females by IDF authorities continues on Monday afternoon, evening and according to a ...    Full Story »

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Agudah Yarchei Kallah Off To Exhilarating Start In Bnei Brak

4 hours ago
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Agudah Yarchei Kallah Off To Exhilarating Start In Bnei Brak[VIDEO AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] It was a breathtaking day filled with inspiration and energy as over 200 people gathered at the Lederman shul in Bnei Brak in a prelude to the Agudath Israel of America's 17th Yerushalayim Yarchei Kallah. The participants traveled directly from Ben Gurion airport to Malon Vizhnitz where they were hosted by the Municipality of Bnei Brak for a ...    Full Story »

Turkey: New Year's Eve Terrorist Captured After More Than 2 Weeks On Run

4 hours ago
Turkey: New Year's Eve Terrorist Captured After More Than 2 Weeks On RunTurkish police captured the gunman who carried out the deadly New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul, with officials saying Tuesday that he's an Uzbekistan national who trained in Afghanistan and confessed to the massacre. The man was being questioned by police, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told reporters in Ankara. Yildirim expressed hope that the interrogation would unveil the ...    Full Story »

Obama In Last Interview: Israeli Settlements Has 'Gotten So Substantial' That It's Inhibiting Possibility For Palestinian State (3 opinions)

4 hours ago
Obama In Last Interview: Israeli Settlements Has 'Gotten So Substantial' That It's Inhibiting Possibility For Palestinian StateThe increase of Israeli settlements has "gotten so substantial" that it is inhibiting the possibility for an "effective, contiguous Palestinian state," President Barack Obama said Sunday, in his final interview as president. Speaking to CBS' "60 Minutes," Obama dismissed the idea that there is a "major rupture" in the relationship between the United States and Israel after last ...    Full Story »

Shulchan Aruch "Chelek Ha'Chamishi" - Part II (1 opinions)

4 hours ago
Shulchan Aruch [COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Rav Mordechai Avromovsky has never missed a levaya in Zichron Yaakov since becoming the city's Chief Rabbi decades ago. When an elderly, barely-frum member of his shul passed away a few years ago, as usual Rav Avromovsky attended the levaya and then was menachem the aveilim at the family's home. Rabbi Avromovsky led the minyan there and even showed the ...    Full Story »

Putin Says US Administration Trying to Undermine Trump (2 opinions)

5 hours ago
Putin Says US Administration Trying to Undermine TrumpRussian President Vladimir Putin is accusing the outgoing U.S. administration of trying to undermine President-elect Donald Trump by spreading fake allegations. Putin, speaking at a news conference Tuesday, described a dossier on Trump as part of efforts by President Barack Obama's administration to "undermine the legitimacy of the president-elect" despite his "convincing" ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Protests Against Arrest Of Frum Girls By IDF Continue In Jerusalem

5 hours ago
PHOTOS: Protests Against Arrest Of Frum Girls By IDF Continue In Jerusalem[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Protests against the arrests of frum girls by IDF authorities continued on Tuesday, 19 Teves as protestors resumed blocking roads and setting garbage on fire during the early afternoon hours on Yechezkel Street (corner of Rabbeinu Gershon), on Shmuel HaNavi Street and Kikar Shabbos in Jerusalem. Similar protests took place on Sunday and Monday and ...    Full Story »

Orlando Nightclub Gunman's Wife Arrested - Faces Charges Tied to Attack

6 hours ago
Orlando Nightclub Gunman's Wife Arrested - Faces Charges Tied to AttackThe wife of Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen faces a court hearing in California after being arrested there in connection with his Florida shooting rampage that left 49 people dead. Noor Salman, 30, is scheduled to make an initial appearance in federal court Tuesday morning in Oakland, following her arrest a day earlier on Florida charges that authorities said include obstruction ...    Full Story »

MH370 Hunt Ends, Maybe Forever, After Nearly 3 Years, $160M (1 opinions)

6 hours ago
MH370 Hunt Ends, Maybe Forever, After Nearly 3 Years, $160MThe nearly three-year search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended Tuesday, possibly forever — not because investigators have run out of leads, but because the countries involved in the expensive and vast deep-sea hunt have shown no appetite for opening another big phase. Late last year, as ships with high-tech search equipment covered the last strips of the 120,000-square ...    Full Story »

Airport Shooting Suspect Back in Court for Bail Hearing

6 hours ago
Airport Shooting Suspect Back in Court for Bail HearingThe man suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding six others at a Florida airport is due back in federal court. A hearing is set for Tuesday morning in Fort Lauderdale on whether 26-year-old Esteban Santiago could be released on bail. Prosecutors have said they want Santiago held in custody until trial. Santiago could get the death penalty if convicted of federal ...    Full Story »

EU Opposes Shift Of US Embassy Site In Israel (1 opinions)

6 hours ago
EU Opposes Shift Of US Embassy Site In IsraelEuropean Union foreign ministers on Monday opposed any plan by President-elect Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and warned that it could ratchet up tensions with the Arab world. "It is very important for us all to refrain from unilateral actions, especially those that can have serious consequences in large sectors of public opinion in large parts of the ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Levaya Of The Bilgoray Rebbitzen - The Mother Of The Belzer Rebbe

7 hours ago
PHOTOS: Levaya Of The Bilgoray Rebbitzen - The Mother Of The Belzer Rebbe[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Rebitzen Miriam Rokeach A”H was niftar in Shaare Zedek Medical Center on Monday evening 18 Teves at the age of 96. The rebitzen was the mother of the Belzer Rebbe Shlita. The rebitzen was born to her father HaRav HaChossid Rav Tzvi Glick, a grandson of the ‘Arugos HaBosem’. She married her husband HaRav HaTzaddik Rav Mordechai Rokeach of Bilgoray ...    Full Story »

Military Going Ahead With Plan For Low-Level Fighter Jets

7 hours ago
Military Going Ahead With Plan For Low-Level Fighter JetsA proposal to lower the flight ceiling for noisy fighter jets has dragged on for so long that residents can be forgiven if they've put it out of their minds. But the Air National Guard is pressing forward with the plan with a goal of submitting a revised environmental impact report this year for the Federal Aviation Administration to consider. Public hearings on the proposal could ...    Full Story »

Shomron Regional Council Head Invited To Attend US Presidential Inauguration (1 opinions)

7 hours ago
Shomron Regional Council Head Invited To Attend US Presidential InaugurationShomron Regional Council head Yossi Dagan is among those who received an invitation to join in the inauguration event for President -Elect Donald Trump on Friday, 20 January. He told Kol Berama Radio host Noam Zeigman on Monday 18 Teves that he is thankful to the United States for the considerable aid received during the outgoing administration while remaining optimistic the incoming ...    Full Story »

Trump Tries To Calm Tensions After Lewis Squabble

8 hours ago
Trump Tries To Calm Tensions After Lewis SquabbleDonald Trump spoke of national unity to a son of Martin Luther King Jr., seeking to ease friction over the president-elect's squabble with Rep. John Lewis, a protege of the slain civil rights leader. "He said that he is going to represent all Americans. He said that over and over again," Martin Luther King III told reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower Monday after a nearly hour-long ...    Full Story »
Loading...

Trumping Trump? Democrat Cuomo Courts 'Middle-Class Anger' (2 opinions)

8 hours ago
Trumping Trump? Democrat Cuomo Courts 'Middle-Class Anger'An ambitious Democratic governor with possible White House aspirations has a formula for staying blue in the time of Trump: Take your progressive message directly to angst-ridden middle-class voters. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to break from tradition and roll out his state-of-the-state address in a series of speeches across the state this past week infuriated lawmakers he ...    Full Story »

Beit Shemesh Eruv Poles Destroyed (4 opinions)

8 hours ago
Beit Shemesh Eruv Poles DestroyedAn official of the Beit Shemesh Religious Council told Kol Berama Radio host Noam Zeigman on Monday morning 18 Teves that a very small number of individuals are involved with downing eruv poles in the Bar Ilan neighborhood of the city. He explained the neighborhood is mixed, containing about 150 chareidi families living in peace alongside non-chareidim. It is explained that last ...    Full Story »

Trump Says German Automakers Will Pay Tariff On Cars Built Outside U.S. (1 opinions)

9 hours ago
Trump Says German Automakers Will Pay Tariff On Cars Built Outside U.S.President-elect Donald Trump threatened German automakers with a hefty import tax if they plan to sell cars in the United States that were built in other countries, repeating a claim that has shaken the global automotive industry and its biggest players at home and abroad. The latest promise to impose tariffs on imported cars was made to the German newspaper Bild. In a translated ...    Full Story »

Ministry Of Defense Crossing Authority Summarizes 2016

9 hours ago
Ministry Of Defense Crossing Authority Summarizes 2016The Ministry of Defense Crossing Authority, the body responsible for operating the Kerem Shalom and Erez crossing points along the Israel-Gaza border as well as across Yehuda and Shomron, recently concluded another record year since its inception in 2005. Throughout 2016, about 13 million Palestinian pedestrians crossed into Israel through Ministry of Defense Crossing Authority points ...    Full Story »

Israel: Operating A Vehicle For Over 15 Years Without A License (4 opinions)

10 hours ago
Israel: Operating A Vehicle For Over 15 Years Without A LicenseAn Israeli whose license expired over fifteen years ago was taken into custody and police are requesting that he be held without bail. During a routine patrol in Eilat police saw a 36-year-old male who they recognized from past vehicular offenses. The patrol instructed the driver to pull over and an inspection revealed that he has been driving for over 15 years on an expired ...    Full Story »

Tel Aviv District Court Approves A Request For Class Action Suit Against Egged

16 hours ago
Tel Aviv District Court Approves A Request For Class Action Suit Against EggedThe Tel Aviv District Court has approved a motion to recognize a lawsuit as a class action suit, a suit against Egged alleging the bus company hid price reductions on chareidi lines from the tzibur. The group bringing the suit explains they have been prohibited from buying intracity bus tickets from Egged without being informed of reduced rates being available. They explain Egged has ...    Full Story »

Yossi Dagan: I Don't Believe The Government Will Not Comply With Amona Agreement

17 hours ago
Yossi Dagan: I Don't Believe The Government Will Not Comply With Amona AgreementSpeaking with Kol Berama Radio host Noam Zeigman on Tuesday 18 Teves that he is confident Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will remain true to his word regarding the Amona agreement, which was signed last month. He ...    Full Story »

Growing Support In Knesset To Oust Basel Ghattas

18 hours ago
Growing Support In Knesset To Oust Basel GhattasCoalition and opposition MKs are working to oust Arab Bloc MK Basel Ghattas, who is on bail after being arrested for passing cellular telephones and components to imprisoned Arab terrorists. Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced an indictment is going to be filed against Ghattas, leading to calls to oust him from Knesset. In addition to coalition parties supporting the move, ...    Full Story »

Israeli Hospital Emergency Rooms Collapsing Under The Patient Load (1 opinions)

19 hours ago
Israeli Hospital Emergency Rooms Collapsing Under The Patient LoadThe situation in Israel’s hospitals is catastrophic according to most people who have loved ones admitted to a hospital. It is well known that if a family member is hospitalized, the family must organize shifts to remain at one’s bedside to act as an advocate for the loved one, who will otherwise be lost in the system. A recently-released Ministry of Health report confirms this, ...    Full Story »

Attorney General Lynch: 'We Have Always Pushed Forward' (2 opinions)

20 hours ago
Attorney General Lynch: 'We Have Always Pushed Forward'Attorney General Loretta Lynch, in her final speech as head of the Justice Department, praised the work of the Obama administration to advance the dream of justice and said worries of difficult days ahead should be a call for action, not despair. Speaking in Birmingham, Alabama, just days before leaving office with the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, Lynch praised the ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Rabbi Shafier Of The Shmuz On Torah Life In Rochester

20 hours ago
[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] See what Rabbi Shafier from The Shmuz has to say about living “out of town” vs “in town” and about Rochester in ...    Full Story »

MK Stern Wishes To Eliminate State-Controlled Kashrus, Which Is Worthless (6 opinions)

20 hours ago
MK Stern Wishes To Eliminate State-Controlled Kashrus, Which Is WorthlessMK (Yesh Atid) Elazar Stern feels the time has come to make a change regarding religion and state, being among the advocates of eliminating state control over religious services. Stern explains that one of the stumbling blocks to making this badly-needed change is the state-run kashrus, which he calls “corrupt” and “worthless”, explaining standards vary from city to city even ...    Full Story »

Report: Bernie Madoff Capitalizing Off Of Hot Chocolate In Prison (7 opinions)

21 hours ago
Report: Bernie Madoff Capitalizing Off Of Hot Chocolate In PrisonPonzi schemer Bernie Madoff is reportedly making a name for himself in prison with a new business venture. According to Market Watch, the 78-year-old is capitalizing off of hot chocolate. The new report claims Madoff bought up every packet of 'Swiss Miss' from the commissary and sold it for a profit in the prison yard. If inmates wanted the hot beverage, they had to go through ...    Full Story »


VIDEO: Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Grinding Wheat To Be Used In Matzos For Pesach 5777

In the accompanying video, we see HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita grinding wheat to be used to bake matzos for Pesach. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photo Credit: Yehuda Eisenberg)

(Leave a Comment)

WATCH: PM Netanyahu Labels French Conference “Useless”

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday 17 Teves made reference to the opening of the French-hosted regional summit; labeling it “useless”. Mr. Netanyahu made his comments at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting in the presence of the media, stating, “The conference convening in Paris today is a useless conference. It is being coordinated between the French and the Palestinians. Its goal is to try and force terms on Israel that conflict with our national needs. Of course, it pushes peace further away because it hardens the Palestinian positions and it also pushes them away from direct negotiations without preconditions. I must say that this conference is among the last twitches of yesterday's world. Tomorrow's world will be different – and it is very near”. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

(Leave a Comment)


Latest Coffee Room
Girlz and Guyz (3 posts)
Quotes (106 posts)
Follow YWN