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President Rivlin on Violence & Incitement in Yerushalayim

President Rivlin on Violence & Incitement in YerushalayimPresident Reuven Rivlin addresses the issue of violence and incitement in Jerusalem during dedication ceremony of road in the memory of former PM Yitzhak Shamir. The address was delivered on Sunday, 25 Tishrei. The address was made at the ceremony to dedicate a main road in memory of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. The President said, “It is no secret that Jerusalem is ...    Full Story »

In Anticipation of The Upcoming Shabbos Project, BJX Offers 'The Shabbos Kiruv Seminar' (1 opinions)

In Anticipation of The Upcoming Shabbos Project, BJX Offers 'The Shabbos Kiruv Seminar'There’s no need to travel far to do Kiruv. More than 63% of Brooklyn’s Jews are not affiliated. One organization, Brooklyn Jewish Xperience Kiruv Center (BJX) is busy each day reaching out to Brooklyn’s unaffiliated Jews. BJX is partnering with the Shabbos Project of South Africa and Jews around the world to bring Shabbos to Brooklyn’s unaffiliated Jews this Shabbos, Parshas ...    Full Story »

Survey: Pay Raises Rarer Despite Strong US Hiring

Survey: Pay Raises Rarer Despite Strong US HiringU.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months. A quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics found that only 24 percent of companies increased wages and salaries in the July-September quarter. That's down from 43 ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner Backs Rabbi Amar in Jerusalem Rabbinate Race

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner Backs Rabbi Amar in Jerusalem Rabbinate RaceRabbi Shlomo HaKohen Aviner Shlita, a prominent posek in the dati leumi community, has come out in support of Rabbi Shlomo Amar to become the next Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Yerushalayim, but not for the reason most believe. Rabbi Aviner spoke with Moti Lavi of Kol Berama Radio on Monday morning 26 Tishrei. He explained that he backs Rabbi Aryeh Stern Shlita for the Ashkenazi Chief ...    Full Story »

Terrorist Pleads Not Guilty in Benghazi Attacks

Terrorist Pleads Not Guilty in Benghazi AttacksA Libyan militant on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Ahmed Abu Khattala, 43, entered the plea through his lawyer in a 15-minute court proceeding before a federal judge. An 18-count grand jury indictment handed up last week makes Abu Khattala eligible for the death ...    Full Story »

Rav Eliyahu Schlesinger: Enough Lau Family Members in the Rabbonus

Rav Eliyahu Schlesinger: Enough Lau Family Members in the RabbonusJerusalem Religious Council Rav/Posek Rabbi Eliyahu Schlesinger Shlita spoke with Kol Berama Radio as he seeks additional support ahead of Tuesday’s 27 Tishrei Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate race. Rabbi Schlesinger hopes to become the city’s next Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi, reiterating he was supported in the past by Maran Rav Elyashiv ZT”L and therefore the chareidi parties should be ...    Full Story »

Dallas Officials: 120 Still On Ebola Monitoring

Dallas Officials: 120 Still On Ebola MonitoringTexas health officials say 120 people are still being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people who got the disease in Dallas. Officials said Monday that 43 of 48 people on an original watch list had passed the 21-day incubation period for the viral disease and are now in the clear. But others who cared for a ...    Full Story »

How the Jerusalem Mayor and Naftali Bennett Brought the Chareidim to their Knees (2 opinions)

How the Jerusalem Mayor and Naftali Bennett Brought the Chareidim to their KneesJerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Monday 26 Tishrei spoke with Kol Berama Radio’s Mordechai Lavi regarding the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate elections set for Tuesday 27 Tishrei. Lavi began by lauding the mayor’s victory, “bringing the chareidim to their knees in your masterful power play with Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett”. Not wishing to brazenly wave his success in the ...    Full Story »

The Shabbos Project is Heating up in Flatbush

The Shabbos Project is Heating up in FlatbushProject Inspire’s partnership with the Shabbos Project in Flatbush is heating up every day with already hundreds of families having invited less affiliated Jews to spend Shabbos in their homes, shuls, and communities. The tremendous buzz in Flatbush will I’YH lead to possibly the biggest Kiddush Hashem the community has ever seen. Dozens of videos have been produced for the project ...    Full Story »

Tragedy In Rishon L'tzion: Child R"L Niftar After Falling Down Stairs In Cheder

Tragedy In Rishon L'tzion: Child RA 12-year-old boy who fell down a flight of stairs in a talmid torah on Achim Suleiman Street in Rishon L’Tzion was R"L Niftar. According to the Ichud (United) Hatzalah report, the youth was found in traumatic arrest and was transported in a Magen David Adom paramedic unit to Assaf HaRofeh as resuscitation efforts continued. Ichud officials report the first on the scene were told ...    Full Story »

Shas Openly Backs Rabbi Amar Shlita in Jerusalem Race (4 opinions)

Shas Openly Backs Rabbi Amar Shlita in Jerusalem RaceUnable to put up a candidate of its own, Shas has announced the party is backing the candidacy of Rabbi Shlomo Amar Shlita in the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate race. The masterful choreography by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett has left Shas out in the cold, as it was clear its preferred candidate, Rabbi David Yosef, was not going to win this race. ...    Full Story »

Halachic Analysis: Shnayim Mikra V'echad Targum (1 opinions)

Halachic Analysis: Shnayim Mikra V'echad Targum[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] Sukkos is over, and Bereishis has begun once agin. It is time to take seriously the Mitzvah – the obligation rather, of doing the weekly Torah portion with the Tzibbur. The purpose of this article is to make available, in an easily understood format, the laws of “Shnayim Mikreh VeEchad Targum -Reviewing the Weekly Parsha” in order to spread the ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Avi Weiss Announces His Retirement (18 opinions)

Rabbi Avi Weiss Announces His RetirementRabbi Avi Weiss, the man who re-invented his brand of Judaism as a social movement, and while doing so has trampled upon both the sanctity and boundaries of Halacha, has announced that he is stepping down from his position starting July 2015. He made the shocking announcement on Shmini Ateres in his "Open Orthodox" temple in Riverdale, NY. Weiss established an institution that ...    Full Story »

NYC Launching Ad Campaign Seeking Volunteers

NYC Launching Ad Campaign Seeking VolunteersNew York City wants more people to volunteer. A new ad campaign that targets people who don't volunteer will start appearing on 1,000 subway cars and 75 bus shelters on Monday. It emphasizes that volunteering is good for you and good for the city. Mayor Bill de Blasio's chief service officer tells the Daily News more people don't volunteer in part because they don't know where ...    Full Story »

NY Gov. Cuomo Raises Profile - But For What?

NY Gov. Cuomo Raises Profile - But For What?With a new book, an appearance on David Letterman, high-profile trips overseas and a bigger campaign account than any other governor, New York's Andrew Cuomo might look like someone running for president. But with no pilgrimages planned to Iowa or New Hampshire and no stump speeches for Democrats elsewhere in the country, Cuomo's recent efforts to boost his national profile are more ...    Full Story »

Monsey: Clogged Dryer Vent Starts Apartment Fire (1 opinions)

Monsey: Clogged Dryer Vent Starts Apartment FireFire in a multiple family building damaged a basement apartment Sunday morning. At about 9 a.m., firefighters were called to 25 Cedar Lane in Monsey. The fire was mostly restricted to the lower apartment; however, there was smoke and water damage to other parts of the building. There were no reports of injuries. Ramapo Police said the fire was not deemed suspicious and appears ...    Full Story »

Mayor Nir Barkat: Police Must Take the Offensive (1 opinions)

Mayor Nir Barkat: Police Must Take the OffensiveJerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Monday 26 Tishrei spoke with Kol Berama Radio’s Mordechai Lavi, addressing the increased violence in northern areas of the capital. The mayor spoke about the rock-throwing and firebomb attacks that have become daily occurrences. The mayor explained that he agrees with northern area residents who are complaining of the deterioration in security. He ...    Full Story »

Kerry: 'Irresponsible' Not to Aid Kurds Against IS

Kerry: 'Irresponsible' Not to Aid Kurds Against ISU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not to support them. Speaking in the Indonesian capital, Kerry told reporters that the administration understood ally ...    Full Story »

Treyger Thanks NYPD for Arrest in Assault of Kings Bay Y Executive Director and Calls for Hate Crime Charges Against Suspect (1 opinions)

Treyger Thanks NYPD for Arrest in Assault of Kings Bay Y Executive Director and Calls for Hate Crime Charges Against SuspectCouncil Member Mark Treyger released the following statement in response to reports that the NYPD has charged 25-year-old Shawn Schraeder in the recent assault of Kings Bay Y Executive Director Leonard Petlakh outside Barclay's Center following the Brooklyn Nets - Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball game: "I applaud the NYPD for recognizing the seriousness of this attack and for making a ...    Full Story »

FM Lieberman Accuses PA Leader of Trying to Spark a Holy War (1 opinions)

FM Lieberman Accuses PA Leader of Trying to Spark a Holy WarFollowing recent remarks to the media attributed to PA leader Abu Mazen, stating “Har Habayis is ours alone”, and warning “settlers” must be distances from Har Habayis, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman accuses Abu Mazen of attempting to spark ...    Full Story »

Lipman Renews Efforts to Divide Beit Shemesh (7 opinions)

Lipman Renews Efforts to Divide Beit ShemeshMK (Yesh Atid) Dov Lipman is working with his party’s leader, Finance Minister Yair Lapid to advance the program to divide Beit Shemesh into two cities; one chareidi and one non-chareidi. Lipman is a resident of Beit Shemesh and appears to favor the plan that would separate Ramat Beit Shemesh from Beit Shemesh, thereby effectively removing the majority of the chareidi population from ...    Full Story »

Israeli Arab Intern Joins ISIS

Israeli Arab Intern Joins ISISMedical intern Dr. Athman Abed Al-Kayan, of Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon has recently disappeared of the radar. On Sunday 25 Tishrei announcement was made by the hospital that the intern joined ISIS. Al-Kayan began his internship in February 2014 after completing medical studies in Jordan and passing Israeli certification exams. Family members report his travels took him to Turkey ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Chaim Amsellem Explains his Priorities Ahead of Jerusalem Election (1 opinions)

Rabbi Chaim Amsellem Explains his Priorities Ahead of Jerusalem ElectionRabbi Chaim Amsellem Shlita, one of the candidates in the race to become the next Jerusalem Chief Sephardi Chief Rabbi explained his priorities ahead of the election. Rabbi Amsellem explains that if elected, he will work to improve religious services in the city including giyur, marriage, the local religious council, and kashrus. Rabbi Amsellem recently met with persons involved in what ...    Full Story »

Supporters of Rav Amar Meet in Jerusalem Mayor's Office (2 opinions)

Supporters of Rav Amar Meet in Jerusalem Mayor's OfficeWith the elections for Jerusalem Chief Rabbis set for Tuesday 27 Tishrei, supporters of Rabbi Shlomo Amar Shlita for the post of Jerusalem Sephardi Chief Rabbi met in City Hall with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. Among the people taking part in the meeting was Deputy Minister of Religious Services Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan, whose Bayit Yehudi party is backing Rabbi Amar’s candidacy. Bayit ...    Full Story »
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World Health Organization Admits Botching Attempts To Stop Ebola

World Health Organization Admits Botching Attempts To Stop EbolaThe World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information. “Nearly everyone involved in the outbreak response failed to see some fairly plain writing on the wall,” WHO said in a draft internal document obtained by The Associated Press, noting ...    Full Story »

Suspected Bomb-Carrying Terrorist Apprehended at Checkpoint

Suspected Bomb-Carrying Terrorist Apprehended at CheckpointThe Jalame checkpoint north of Jenin was closed close to noon on Sunday 25 Tishrei after a terrorist carrying a suspected bomb was apprehended. Security personnel closed down the crossing and took the terrorist into custody. Bomb demolition technicians were summoned to the scene to neutralize the device. Security personnel saw wires protruding from the man’s body, leading to their ...    Full Story »

Brief Profiles Of A Few Ex-Nazis Getting Benefits

Brief Profiles Of A Few Ex-Nazis Getting BenefitsSince 1979, at least 38 of 66 suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards forced out of the United States collected millions of dollars in American Social Security payments, an Associated Press investigation has found. Brief profiles of seven of them: ___ MARTIN HARTMANN Hartmann is one of the most recent suspects to leave the U.S. He volunteered for the SS in 1943 and was ...    Full Story »

Rav Druckman: Rav Eliyahu May Cause Us to Lose Rabbinate Race (5 opinions)

Rav Druckman: Rav Eliyahu May Cause Us to Lose Rabbinate RaceThe election for chief rabbis of the capital is scheduled for Tuesday 27 Tishrei. There is tension in both the dati leumi and chareidi camps as each side is working diligently to ensure a victory. Rabbi Chaim Druckman Shlita, a prominent senior rav/posek in the dati leumi community turned to Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Shlita, calling on him to drop out of the race. Rabbi Eliyahu, who also ...    Full Story »

On Campaign Trail, Obama Says GOP Is Peddling Fear (1 opinions)

On Campaign Trail, Obama Says GOP Is Peddling FearMarching onto the campaign trail for the first time this year, President Barack Obama accused Republicans of peddling fear and cynicism on Sunday as he rallied voters for Democrat Anthony Brown's campaign for governor in a heavily black corner of Maryland. In front of a rowdy crowd of about 8,000 people — plus an overflow crowd in a gym next-door — Obama painted Brown as a ...    Full Story »

MORE INFO: 5 Findings About Social Security For Nazi Suspects (1 opinions)

MORE INFO: 5 Findings About Social Security For Nazi Suspects An Associated Press investigation found that dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments, through a loophole in U.S. law, after being forced out of the United States. Five things to know about the findings: DOZENS OF NAZI SUSPECTS RECEIVED PAYMENTS Since 1979, at least 38 of 66 suspected Nazi war criminals and ...    Full Story »

Expelled Nazis Paid Millions In Social Security

Expelled Nazis Paid Millions In Social SecurityDozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found. The payments, underwritten by American taxpayers, flowed through a legal loophole that gave the U.S. Justice Department leverage to persuade Nazi suspects to leave the U.S. If they ...    Full Story »

Arab Presence Results in Meah Shearim Violence (4 opinions)

Arab Presence Results in Meah Shearim ViolenceDozens of chareidim in Meah Shearim were disorderly and burned garbage bins on erev Shabbos 23 Tishrei in protest of the fact Arabs were walking around freely in the community during Sukkos. The violence was seen at Kikar Shabbos as they blocked the streets and some hurled rocks at police. There were no injuries or arrests reported. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Ebola Fears: Passenger Wears Homemade Hazmat Suit to Airport (1 opinions)

Ebola Fears: Passenger Wears Homemade Hazmat Suit to AirportA picture of a female passenger at Dulles International Airport wearing a  homemade hazmat suit, including a full body gown, mask, and gloves, has gone viral on various social media outlets. The photo of the woman at the Washington, D.C. airport was first sent to The Daily Caller. Ebola is a disease of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses. Signs and symptoms ...    Full Story »

NYC To Prepare Workers For Possible Ebola Cases

NYC To Prepare Workers For Possible Ebola CasesNew York City will offer specialized training on how to handle Ebola cases to the city workers who could be at the front lines if the deadly disease were found in the country's largest city. Top city officials will meet with the leadership of the Municipal Labor Committee, an umbrella group that represents more than 300,000 public employees, on Monday to review the city's strategy ...    Full Story »

Rav Blau Backs Rav Eliyahu in Jerusalem Rabbinate Race (1 opinions)

Rav Blau Backs Rav Eliyahu in Jerusalem Rabbinate RaceSpeaking to Kol Berama Radio, Rabbi Motcha Blau stated if Maran HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita received Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Shlita and signaled he is backing him, then Rabbi ...    Full Story »

No Meeting with the Belzer Rebbe for Rav Amar Ahead Of Elections (2 opinions)

No Meeting with the Belzer Rebbe for Rav Amar Ahead Of ElectionsWhile Rabbi Shlomo Amar Shlita was hoping for an audience with the Belzer Rebbe Shlita ahead of the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate elections, such a meeting is not going to be taking place. Some sources report that behind-the-scenes pressure applied by Degel Hatorah is the reason the rebbe declined a request by Rav Amar’s office for a meeting. It appears that Degel Hatorah is pushing ...    Full Story »

Statement by Assemblyman Cymbrowitz on Arrest of Suspect in Attack on Kings Bay Y Executive Director

Statement by Assemblyman Cymbrowitz on Arrest of Suspect in Attack on Kings Bay Y Executive DirectorAssemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn) released a statement following today’s announcement by police of an arrest in the October 7th attack on Leonard Petlakh, executive director of the Kings Bay Y. Petlakh was attacked outside Barclays Center after the Nets-Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball game as protestors shouted anti-Semitic slurs. The suspect, identified as Shawn Schraeder, ...    Full Story »


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