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GOP: Our Plans Would Help People Losing Health Subsidies

GOP: Our Plans Would Help People Losing Health Subsidies
Congressional Republicans sent a message Monday that they hope the Supreme Court and voters will hear: They have ideas to keep the country's health care system from crumbling if the justices obliterate a bedrock feature of President Barack Obama's heath care law. The plans — one set from three GOP House chairmen, another from three top Republican senators — were far from legislative proposals, lacked detail and left many unanswered questions. They were released in the run-up to Wednesday's oral arguments before the Supreme Court in a ...

Rav Mazuz Defends Eli Yishai Against Rav David Yosef

Rav Mazuz Defends Eli Yishai Against Rav David YosefHaGaon HaRav Meir Mazuz Shlita released a statement that Yachad leader Eli Yishai is quite capable of reading Hebrew without vowels despite recent statements released by Rabbi David ...    Full Story »

Survey: Parents Increasingly Ask Doctors To Delay Vaccines

Survey: Parents Increasingly Ask Doctors To Delay VaccinesParents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests. The findings are in a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors asked about parents wanting to postpone some of the many shots recommended for children younger than age 2. Nearly all doctors said that at least ...    Full Story »

Shas Torah Election Event in Yad Eliyahu Stadium

Shas Torah Election Event in Yad Eliyahu StadiumThe Shas party is hosting a “Torah Kenos” in Yad Eliyahu Stadium on Tuesday, 12 Adar. The event is dubbed “A chizuk for Shas in the path of Maran”. Organizers stress the party is the only one that follows the path of Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L, clearly sending a message that the break off Yachad party headed by Eli Yishai is not following this same ...    Full Story »

Rav Shalom Cohen: Ramot to Observe Purim on 15 Adar (1 opinions)

Rav Shalom Cohen: Ramot to Observe Purim on 15 AdarFor Sephardim living in the Ramot neighborhood of Yerushalayim, one can only imagine there is an element of confusion. For those who followed Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L they acted in accordance with Maran’s psak and observed Purim in Ramot on the 14th of Adar. However, Rishon L’Tzion HaGaon HaRav Yitzchak Yosef Shlita     Full Story »

A Global Purim Shiur with World-Renowned Chabad Chossid and Mashpia Rabbi Manis Friedman

A Global Purim Shiur with World-Renowned Chabad Chossid and Mashpia Rabbi Manis FriedmanIt's Good to Know invites you to join Rabbi Manis Friedman for a free Purim Inspiration Tele-Conference titled:   The Megillah: A story that was, or a story that will be?    Every story in the Torah has numerous layers.    In this tele-conference, Rabbi Friedman will help you find a lesson from the Purim story that will change your life, and perhaps the ...    Full Story »

Most NYC Representatives Attending Netanyahu's Speech

Most NYC Representatives Attending Netanyahu's SpeechMost of New York City's congressional members plan to attend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the House of Representatives. Netanyahu's speech has drawn scrutiny. House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu — who's facing re-election in Israel — without notifying President Barack Obama. Obama and Netanyahu are not scheduled to meet. Sens. Charles Schumer ...    Full Story »

Court Orders a Mediator in Dispute Over Maran HaRav Ovadia's Will (1 opinions)

Court Orders a Mediator in Dispute Over Maran HaRav Ovadia's WillThe dispute surrounding the will of Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L is ongoing as Maran’s children and their families seem deadlocked in resolving their differences. The dispute has brought the family to the Jerusalem Family Court where family members are demanding their share despite the will which leaves the bulk of Maran’s possessions to one son, Rabbi Moshe ...    Full Story »

Senate Dems Block Negotiations On Homeland Bill

Senate Dems Block Negotiations On Homeland BillSenate Democrats have blocked a Republican move to open formal negotiations with the House on legislation combining funding for the Homeland Security Department with restrictions on President Barack Obama's immigration policy. A test vote on the issue was 47-43, far short of the 60 needed to begin House-Senate talks on the subject. The day's events leave Republicans with dwindling ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Chai Lifeline Winter Family Retreat - Families Giving Each Other Strength and Optimism

PHOTOS: Chai Lifeline Winter Family Retreat - Families Giving Each Other Strength and Optimism[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Sometimes, the best medicine for families coping with a child’s illness is to spend time with other people in their same situation. That was the philosophy behind this year’s LH Financial Services Family Winter Wonderland. Forty-five families from Lakewood and the Greater New York area attended the event, held at the Berkeley Carteret Hotel in ...    Full Story »

Former IDF Chief: The Order Was Never Given to Strike Iran

Former IDF Chief: The Order Was Never Given to Strike IranFormer IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz told Channel 2 News that he was never instructed to attack Iran. He added that he was opposed to an IDF strike against Iran and it was his stern objections that weighed in on politicians to cancel any planned attack. When questioned about his years at the IDF’s top commander and the Iranian threat, Gantz admitted that he does believe that there ...    Full Story »

NY Officials Call For Homeland Security Funding

NY Officials Call For Homeland Security FundingMayor Bill de Blasio and members of New York City's Congressional delegation are calling for long-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security. Some Republicans in the House of Representatives have threatened to deprive funding as a protest over President Obama's actions on immigration reform. A one-week extension of funding was passed on Friday. The agency has ...    Full Story »

Megillas Lester: An Upside Down, Inside Out Purim Adventure (1 opinions)

[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Throughout Jewish entertainment history, there were those who strove to push the limits of excellence and completely reinvent the status quo. These gifted visionaries tilted the frum showbiz world on its axis, making previous performance ...    Full Story »

White House: Funding Debacle Shows GOP's Failed Leadership

White House: Funding Debacle Shows GOP's Failed LeadershipThe White House says the one-week extension of Homeland Security funding passed by Congress reflects the "failed leadership" of Republicans in Congress. President Barack Obama signed the extension Friday just minutes before funding was to run out. It's still unclear how Congress will fund the agency beyond the end of this week. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama was ...    Full Story »

Trailer Paying Tribute to Slain Rabbi to Travel Across US

Trailer Paying Tribute to Slain Rabbi to Travel Across USThe Following is VIA WSVN.COM A South Florida community came together Sunday to remember a New York rabbi who was gunned down near a South Florida synagogue as loved ones prepare to embark on a mission of peace and healing across America. Upbeat music played ...    Full Story »

Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg: One Mustn’t Vote for a Party with Non-Frum Persons on the List (3 opinions)

Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg: One Mustn’t Vote for a Party with Non-Frum Persons on the ListProminent posek HaGaon HaRav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg Shlita has instructed talmidim who approached him for guidance regarding the upcoming elections they may not vote for Bayit Yehudi or any other party with persons on the ticket who are mechalel Shabbos. Rav Goldberg is quoted telling his talmidim that the Torah prohibits voting for a party that contains non-frum people on the ...    Full Story »

Prosecutors in NYC Urge Jury to Convict Man in Al-Qaida Plot

Prosecutors in NYC Urge Jury to Convict Man in Al-Qaida PlotProsecutors are urging a U.S. jury to convict a Pakistani man on charges he was part of a terror conspiracy to attack targets in America and Europe. Jurors began hearing closing arguments Monday at the trial of Abid Naseer in federal court in New York City. Naseer testified last week that emails he wrote in 2009 contained innocent banter about women he met while studying in ...    Full Story »

'Mr. Netanyahu, 6 Million Holocaust Victims Thank You for Traveling to Washington' (4 opinions)

'Mr. Netanyahu, 6 Million Holocaust Victims Thank You for Traveling to Washington'The “Our Eretz Yisrael” organization released a message of support for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as he prepares to give his controversial address to the United States Congress. “All of Am Yisrael stands behind you as you embark on your trip to Washington for your shlichus to save Am Yisrael from another Holocaust. The lesson from the Holocaust is that we may not remain ...    Full Story »

Poll: Most Want to See Unity between Yachad And Shas (2 opinions)

Poll: Most Want to See Unity between Yachad And ShasA new Magar Mochot election poll carried out for Kol Berama Radio shows that if elections were held today, Shas would receive 7 seats, Yahadut Hatorah 7 and Yachad 5. The poll, which was supervised by Professor Yitzchak Katz, was released on Monday, 11 Adar during the “Eight to Ten” program hosted by Mordechai Lavi. Labor/The Movement: 24 Likud: 23 Bayit Yehudi: ...    Full Story »

Summer Tour with Rabbi Yissocher Frand: Amsterdam, Alsace, Strasbourg, Michelstadt & more! (1 opinions)

Summer Tour with Rabbi Yissocher Frand: Amsterdam, Alsace, Strasbourg, Michelstadt & more! [COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Announcing registration now opened for the Nesivos / Jewish Legacy Tours  - Summer Tour 2015 – Jewels of Jewish Europe – August 3-10, 2015! This summer treat yourself to the ultimate summer tour and vacation; Amsterdam, Alsace, Strasbourg, Michelstadt, Antwerp, Frankfurt am Main, Worms, Mainz & more! Explore the the enchanting villages, historical ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND TEXT: PM Netanyahu's Address at the AIPAC Policy Conference (1 opinions)

VIDEO AND TEXT: PM Netanyahu's Address at the AIPAC Policy Conference[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Following is Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s address given at the AIPAC Policy Conference on Monday, 11 Adar. “Thank you. Wow, 16,000 people. Anyone here from California? Florida? New York? Well, these are the easy ones. How about Colorado? Indiana? I think I got it. Montana? Texas? You're here in record numbers. You're here from coast to ...    Full Story »

Kansas: Suspect Declared 'Heil Hitler!' After Jewish Site Shootings

Kansas: Suspect Declared 'Heil Hitler!' After Jewish Site ShootingsA man accused of fatally shooting three people at Jewish sites in Kansas declared "Heil Hitler!" and asked how many Jews he had killed after the attacks, a police officer who was at the scene testified Monday. Frazier Glenn Miller, 74, is charged with capital murder in the April 13, 2014, shootings at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas, and at ...    Full Story »

Obama: 'Now Is the Moment' for Police to Make Changes

Obama: 'Now Is the Moment' for Police to Make ChangesPresident Barack Obama says now is the moment for police to make changes that build trust in minority communities. The president on Monday announced findings of a policing task force he appointed in response to the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Obama says the shooting in Ferguson and another in New York City exposed ...    Full Story »

Bostoner Rebbe Yerushalayim on the Upcoming Elections (1 opinions)

Bostoner Rebbe Yerushalayim on the Upcoming ElectionsMany mispallalim and chassidim are turning to the Bostoner Rebbe of Yerushalayim Shlita seeking guidance regarding the upcoming elections for 20th Knesset. The rebbe was escorted by Yachad party leader Eli Yishai to meet with HaGaon HaRav Meir Mazuz Shlita in the rav’s home. The rebbe’s position is clear, that first and foremost, all eligible voters must get out and vote on ...    Full Story »

US Official: US-Israel Ties Should Never Be 'Politicized'

US Official: US-Israel Ties Should Never Be 'Politicized'A top Obama administration official declared Monday that the relationship between the United States and Israel “should never be politicized,” while defending President Barack Obama’s high-stakes bid for a nuclear deal with Iran. U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power’s address came amid heightened tensions between the long-time allies, sparked by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ...    Full Story »
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Hikind Appeals To Democratic Congressional Reps To Reconsider Boycott Of Netanyahu Address

Hikind Appeals To Democratic Congressional Reps To Reconsider Boycott Of Netanyahu AddressNY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is appealing to fellow Democrats not to turn their backs on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is scheduled to address Congress tomorrow. In an impassioned appeal to each individual Democrat who has publicly stated his or her intentions not to attend Netanyahu’s address, Hikind is urging the lawmakers to remember that it is Iran, ...    Full Story »

Rav Amar Remains with R' Ovadia’s Psak Halacha Regarding Purim in Ramot (5 opinions)

Rav Amar Remains with R' Ovadia’s Psak Halacha Regarding Purim in RamotDays after Rishon L’Tzion HaGaon HaRav Yitzchak Yosef Shlita announced his ruling regarding the observance of Purim for residents of Ramot, Jerusalem Chief Sephardi Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar Shlita released his ...    Full Story »

Hakaras HaTov After 75 Years: Emotional Gathering At The Mirrer Yeshiva With Mr. Nobuki Sugihara, Japanese Hero (3 opinions)

Hakaras HaTov After 75 Years: Emotional Gathering At The Mirrer Yeshiva With Mr. Nobuki Sugihara, Japanese HeroA special gathering was held in the Mirrer Yeshiva of Brooklyn to express hakaras hatov to Mr. Nobuki Sugihara, the son of Mr. Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese Ambassador at the onset of WW II who was instrumental in saving the Mirrer Yeshiva during the Holocaust. In order to appreciate this meeting, we must go back in time and review some historical information. As is well known, the ...    Full Story »

Halachic Analysis: Stout Beer and Six Hours (8 opinions)

Halachic Analysis: Stout Beer and Six Hours[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] There is beer – and there is stout beer. Stout beer is darker beer than the regular beer generally served at Shalom Zachars. It is made with roasted malts or roasted barley. Stout beer is a lesson in contrasts. The rough tastes of the roasted grains are tempered by the sweetness of an added sugar – lactose. Lactose is a sugar that doesn’t ferment. It ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: UN Secretary General Message to CTeen-Convention Concludes in Brooklyn

VIDEO: UN Secretary General Message to CTeen-Convention Concludes in Brooklyn[VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] March 1st, over 1500 Jewish teens attended CTeen’s international convention in Brooklyn N.Y. The conference brought together teens from Brazil, Hong Kong, France, England, Australia, Israel, Canada, Germany, Singapore and the US, their staff, Rabbis, political leaders and guest educators for an important weekend of teen engagement. UN ...    Full Story »

Ice Slows Business, Traffic On Northeast Waterways

Ice Slows Business, Traffic On Northeast WaterwaysWaterways around the Northeast are beset by ice more than a foot thick in some places. The thick ice is making life miserable for those who make their living on the water or commute via boat. Frigid temperatures froze more than 10 lobster fishing boats off of Portland in February. National Weather Service records that go back to 1940 say Maine's largest city set a record for the ...    Full Story »

Israelis Indicted for Assisting Hamas to Rebuild Terror Tunnels (7 opinions)

Israelis Indicted for Assisting Hamas to Rebuild Terror TunnelsGAG ORDER LIFTED: The Israel Security Agency (ISA), Israel Police, Israel Tax Authority and the State Attorney's Office, assisted by the Defense Ministry, the IDF and the Justice Ministry, have recently uncovered an efficient network operated by Hamas to acquire and smuggle materials used for strengthening the organization's military infrastructure in Gaza. Three Israelis have been ...    Full Story »

Special Needs Trusts: Planning for the Disabled

Special Needs Trusts: Planning for the DisabledParents of individuals who are disabled are always looking to build financial security for their disabled children. They want to ensure that their loved ones with “special needs” will enjoy a rewarding lifestyle that includes the “extras” in life. However, special care must be taken in providing for the well-being of children with “special needs.” Eligibility for various ...    Full Story »

Elad Child Injured by Fireworks Ahead of Purim

Elad Child Injured by Fireworks Ahead of PurimThe warnings are heard annually but unfortunately, too many do no comprehend the dangers associated with fireworks, especially children and for some, fireworks have become a part of their Purim celebration. Ichud Hatzalah on Sunday, 10 Adar reported a 5-year-old boy in Elad sustained a facial injury after fireworks were hurled in his direction on Yosef Caro Street in Elad. The child ...    Full Story »

Israel: Meat Delivery Arrives with a Swastika on a Package (3 opinions)

Israel: Meat Delivery Arrives with a Swastika on a PackageA kibbutz in Israel received a regular meat delivery, meat with kashrus certification from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, meat that originates in Brazil. The kitchen staff was shocked that when they opened a sealed carton one of the packages inside had a swastika painted on it in blue, apparently affixed to the bag in S. America. It is added that it is equally shocking that none of the ...    Full Story »

Man Attacked & Injured Near Rishon L'Tzion Chabad House (1 opinions)

Man Attacked & Injured Near Rishon L'Tzion Chabad HouseEldar Hughes, a 31-year-old Kfar Saba resident told police he was attacked near the city’s Chabad house on Friday night 8 Adar. The victim was returning from seudas Shabbos at the home of the Chabad shaliach when a vehicle passed and stopped. There were five Arabs inside according to his report and one began attacking him with a broken bottle, leading to a large cut to the side of his ...    Full Story »

'Egged Transport' Drivers Strike on Monday (1 opinions)

'Egged Transport' Drivers Strike on MondayEgged Transport union leaders announced that they will be launching a strike on Monday, 11 Adar. Drivers will permit riders on buses without charging them from 05:30-14:30. The strike appears to surround labor allegations that management is unwilling to take worker demands serious regarding contract negotiations. Free rides will be given in a number of cities including Ashdod, ...    Full Story »

Galant: PM’s Congressional Address a Definite Loss for Israel (3 opinions)

Galant: PM’s Congressional Address a Definite Loss for IsraelSpeaking on the Channel 2 “Meet the Press” program on motzei Shabbos Parshas Tetzaveh, Kulanu party candidate Yoav Galant commented on a number of issues including Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Congressional address scheduled for this week. Galant, a retired IDF major-general who also served as military secretary for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, explained his experience ...    Full Story »

GOP Senators Pledge Help If Court Bars Health Law Subsidies

GOP Senators Pledge Help If Court Bars Health Law SubsidiesThree leading Republican senators are promising to help millions of people who may lose federal health insurance subsidies if the Supreme Court invalidates a pillar of President Barack Obama's health care law. But in a Washington Post opinion article posted online late Sunday, GOP Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, John Barrasso of Wyoming and Orrin Hatch of Utah provide no detail ...    Full Story »


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