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Israel: Firefighters on Alert as Temperatures Expected to Soar

Israel: Firefighters on Alert as Temperatures Expected to Soar
No less than 600 firefighters are on alert status today, Wednesday, 9 Sivan, as a sweltering heatwave is expected.  These firefighters are standing by just to address reports of forest fire. In addition, twelve firefighting planes are standing by to deal with forest fires due to the extreme hot and dry conditions. Temperatures over recent days have been hot and conditions dry, but the heatwave is expected to reach its peak on Wednesday, with predictions of over 100 F temperatures during the afternoon hours in Yerushalayim. Some areas, ...

Border Police Occupation of Yeshiva Ohd Yosef Chai Ending

Border Police Occupation of Yeshiva Ohd Yosef Chai EndingDefense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has announced that he is not going to extend the order that would permit the continued occupation of the Ohd Yosef Chai Yeshiva in Yitzhar. After he have the order for border police to base in the yeshiva building the talmidim were compelled to find a new venue for their limud Torah. The border police began setting up base in the yeshiva in April 2014 as ...    Full Story »

De Blasio Touts Vision Zero Plan To Make NYC's Streets Safer

De Blasio Touts Vision Zero Plan To Make NYC's Streets SaferMayor Bill de Blasio is touting the success of his Vision Zero program to reduce the number of pedestrian and traffic fatalities in New York City. De Blasio said on Tuesday that from January 1 to May 25 in 2013, there were 65 pedestrian fatalities. He said that last year, after he took office and some Vision Zero safety measures were put in place, that number fell to 47 over the ...    Full Story »

Shas Comes to the Aid of Houses of Worship in Arrears

Shas Comes to the Aid of Houses of Worship in ArrearsShas party officials’ are working to prevent state collection officials from confiscating property from shuls in arrears. This action is prompted by state officials visiting the beis medrash of the Bitshkov Rebbe Shlita, where the air conditioners were confiscated. After collection officials moved in to the Tel Aviv shul, Shas decided to introduce a bill in the hope of passing a ...    Full Story »

State Dept. Files Proposal to Release Clinton Emails

State Dept. Files Proposal to Release Clinton Emailshe State Department has filed a proposal to resume the release of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's private account next month. The agency proposed in a court filing Tuesday that it would begin posting the emails on the department's website on June 30 and continue posting them every 60 days, with the goal of making all of them publicly available by ...    Full Story »

Efrat Elected Officials Stand Firmly Behind Rabbi Shlomo Riskin (2 opinions)

Efrat Elected Officials Stand Firmly Behind Rabbi Shlomo RiskinElected officials in Efrat have come out in a strong position of support for the city’s mora d’asra, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin in light of efforts to compel him to step down by not renewing his control. The Chief Rabbinate of Israel has signaled they will not renew Rabbi Riskin’s contract. The rav is 75-years-old. The news of the rabbi’s imminent forced retirement has elicited ...    Full Story »

Rav Lior: Israel Must Exercise Sovereignty Over Har Habayis (1 opinions)

Rav Lior: Israel Must Exercise Sovereignty Over Har HabayisSpeaking to Kol Chai Radio on Tuesday morning 8 Sivan, HaGaon HaRav Dov Lior Shlita spoke of the absolute requirement of the Government of Israel to exercise sovereignty over Har Habayis. The rav explained that Israel is the only place in the world in which a government prohibits Jewish tefilos in an area. He explained this reality is astoundingly painful and unacceptable, and the ...    Full Story »

Last Chance From Language Builders

Last Chance From Language Builders [COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  Are you frustrated dealing with a student/child that has attention deficits? Do you have a student/child struggling with time management and organization? Do you have a student/child who tantrums quickly and is easily frustrated? Are you looking for practical strategies to learn how to help your student/child succeed in life? Now is YOUR chance to ...    Full Story »

Greenfield Hosts Free Legal Services Wednesday

Greenfield Hosts Free Legal Services WednesdayCouncilman David G. Greenfield is teaming up yet again with New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to get his constituents free legal help. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27th, the NYLAG mobile van will be parked outside the Councilman’s district office (4424 16 Avenue, Boro Park) to offer assistance to residents who seek legal guidance but cannot afford an attorney. Anyone ...    Full Story »

Minister Ariel: I Expect PM Netanyahu to Adhere to Coalition Agreements

Minister Ariel: I Expect PM Netanyahu to Adhere to Coalition AgreementsAmid reports that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has agreed to renew negotiations with the PA (Palestinian Authority) regarding settlement blocs in Yehuda and Shomron, Minister of Agriculture (Bayit Yehudi) Uri Ariel stated “If these rumors are true, this proposal is a dangerous precedent that clearly contradicts the first clause of the coalition guidelines regarding to the Jewish ...    Full Story »

Mayor Barkat: New Ministerial Appointment is a Waste of Taxpayer Funds (1 opinions)

Mayor Barkat: New Ministerial Appointment is a Waste of Taxpayer FundsWith the return of Gilad Erdan to the cabinet, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu felt that Minister of Absorption Ze’ev Elkin must be ‘compensated’ after he have his Minister of Strategic Affairs portfolio to Erdan. As a result, Elkin was given ...    Full Story »

Obama Urges Senate to Renew Phone-Records Program

Obama Urges Senate to Renew Phone-Records ProgramPresident Barack Obama called on the Senate Tuesday to extend key Patriot Act provisions before they expire five days from now, including the government's ability to search Americans' phone records. "This needs to get done," he told reporters in the Oval Office. "It's necessary to keep the American people safe and secure." But with the May 31 deadline approaching, there was scant ...    Full Story »

Jewish Contributions Celebrated on Capitol Hill (1 opinions)

Jewish Contributions Celebrated on Capitol Hill The Kennedy Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office Building was packed with more than 200 legislators, Jewish leaders and their supporters who participated in a bi-partisan celebration of American Jewish Heritage Month to recognize the many contributions of the Jewish people to the United States. As President Ronald Reagan declared in 1981, when he first established Jewish Heritage ...    Full Story »

Egypt Opens Rafiach Crossing in One Direction for Two Days

Egypt Opens Rafiach Crossing in One Direction for Two DaysFor the first time in since March of this year, Egypt has opened the Rafiach Crossing to Gaza, albeit in one direction and for only two days. The vital crossing remains closed due to the frequency of terrorist attacks against Egyptian forces in Sinai. The opening of the crossing on Tuesday, 8 Sivan 5775, will provide Gazans with an opportunity to return home. Gazans will however ...    Full Story »

IRS HACKED: Info From More Than 100,000 Compromised

IRS HACKED: Info From More Than 100,000 CompromisedThieves used an online service provided by the IRS to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday. The information included tax returns and other tax information on file with the IRS. The IRS said the thieves accessed a system called "Get Transcript." In order to access the information, the thieves cleared a security screen that required ...    Full Story »

Gedolei Yisroel Preview Sefer Parnassah K’Halacha on Monetary Halacha

Gedolei Yisroel Preview Sefer Parnassah K’Halacha on Monetary HalachaJust this past week, Eretz Yisroel’s leading Gedolei Yisroel and dayanim on Hilchos Choshen Mishpat welcomed Reb Duvi Honig, Founder of the Parnassah Network, as he shared with them the organization’s revolutionary new Sefer Parnassah K’Halacha. Sefer Parnassah K’Halacha, a project of Business Kollel Network, puts practical monetary halacha within the public’s grasp in a ...    Full Story »

Poll Says NY Gov. Cuomo's Performance Rating At Lowest Point

Poll Says NY Gov. Cuomo's Performance Rating At Lowest PointAnother poll says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's favorability and job performance ratings have hit the lowest point of his tenure as governor. Tuesday's Siena College survey put the Democratic governor's favorability rating at 53 percent, down from 63 percent in June 2014. His job performance rating is 41 percent, down from 49 percent in June of last year. The findings are similar ...    Full Story »

Why Isn't There Air Conditioning at Kever Rochel? (2 opinions)

Why Isn't There Air Conditioning at Kever Rochel?Yahadut Hatorah faction head MK Menachem Eliezer Moses raised the issue of air conditioning in Kever Rochel during a Knesset plenum session. Moses explained there has not been air conditioning for about two months, the result of a fire in an electric box at the holy site. He added that the issue of lighting was only addressed temporarily but the air conditioning appears to have been ...    Full Story »

Reactor Back 2 Online Weeks After Fire at NY Nuke Plant

Reactor Back 2 Online Weeks After Fire at NY Nuke PlantA reactor that was shut down during a transformer fire two weeks ago at a suburban New York nuclear power plant has returned to service. Plant owner Entergy Nuclear said Tuesday that Indian Point 3 went back online Monday. The transformer that was destroyed in the May 9 fire has been replaced. The cause of the fire is under investigation. And a cleanup continues of oil from the ...    Full Story »

Due to His Mother's Condition, Sanzer Rebbe Moving Up his Visit to the USA

Due to His Mother's Condition, Sanzer Rebbe Moving Up his Visit to the USAThe Sanzer Rebbe Shlita was preparing to fly to the United States but he has moved up the visit by a week due to his mother’s weak condition. The rebbe’s mother was hospitalized for a number of days last week. The rebbe is expected to leave Eretz Yisrael this week and he will be spending Shabbos at his mother’s side, hence there will be no tisch. The rebbe is planning to still ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Red Alert Sirens in Southern Israel

BREAKING: Red Alert Sirens in Southern Israel Just after 9 p.m on Tuesday evening, red alerts sirens went off  in Ashdod and Lachish near Kiryat Gat in southern Israel  An IDF Spokesperson confirmed that one rocket landed near Gan Yavne. It is currently unclear as to how many rockets actually fell in Israel, some media outlets are stating that there was 'an attempt to fire four rockets into southern Israel' while others are ...    Full Story »

What was the Powdery Substance that was Mailed to a Bnei Brak Resident?

What was the Powdery Substance that was Mailed to a Bnei Brak Resident?A hazardous materials incident was reported in Bnei Brak. A resident opened an envelope that contained while powder. This occurred on Kovlovsky Street in the Torah city. The 30-year-old man felt dizziness and nausea after opening the envelope. He was transported to an area hospital, where his condition was listed as light. Police have been notified and an investigation is ...    Full Story »

Amtrak To Install Long-Sought Cameras In Locomotives

Amtrak To Install Long-Sought Cameras In LocomotivesAmtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions before the crash. The engineer, Brendan Bostian, suffered a head injury in the accident and has told investigators he can't remember ...    Full Story »

Deri Waves the Zero VAT Card (1 opinions)

Deri Waves the Zero VAT CardShas party leader Minister Aryeh Deri has announced that if the government does not implement the zero value added tax plan on essential items as promised in the coalition agreement, it will break from the coalition. Deri spoke to the media, well aware that he is in a powerful position since the coalition has an only one seat majority. Deri decided to release his first threat to ...    Full Story »

Portugal Confiscates an Israir Airbus A320 (2 opinions)

Portugal Confiscates an Israir Airbus A320An Israir Airbus A320 was confiscated by Portuguese authorities in Lisbon on Monday 7 Sivan, reportedly due to a debt to Portuguese airline Euro Atlantic amounting to millions. The CEO of the airline took his case against Israir to the nation’s highest court, showing his proof regarding a debt dating back seven years. Despite a court ruling against Israir in December 2014, ...    Full Story »

Bureau Chief Ravitz: The President Lacks the Tools to Assist Samet (4 opinions)

Bureau Chief Ravitz: The President Lacks the Tools to Assist SametFollowing the meeting between President Reuven Rivlin and Admorim and Roshei Yeshiva Shlita, Mr. Yitzchak Ravitz, husband to the president’s bureau chief, spoke with Kikar Shabbos News. The meeting was to discuss ways Mr. Rivlin might be able to assist Mordechai Yitzchak Samet, who is serving a 28-year prison term in a US federal prison. Mr. Ravitz explained a number of hours ...    Full Story »
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A Grandchild of the Gerrer Rebbe Shlita Getting Married on Tuesday Night

A Grandchild of the Gerrer Rebbe Shlita Getting Married on Tuesday NightOn Tuesday night 8 Sivan 5775, there will be a chasenah in the Gur Chassidic Court – a chasenah of a grandchild of the Gerrer Rebbe Shlita. The chosson, Simcha Bunim Zilberstein, is a son to the rebbe’s son-in-law Rav HaChossid Rav Avrohom Chanoch Zilberstein. He will be marrying a daughter of HaRav HaGaon Rav Yaakov Tzvi Lefkowitz, a prominent rov in the chassidus from Beit ...    Full Story »

MK Lavie Accuses the Chief Rabbinate of Targeting Riskin (7 opinions)

MK Lavie Accuses the Chief Rabbinate of Targeting RiskinMK (Yesh Atid) Dr. Aliza Lavie accuses the Chief Rabbinate of Israel is targeting Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin because of his at times, controversial views that are not always in line with the mainstream hashkafa of ...    Full Story »

NYPD Shoot And Kill Man In Brooklyn Wanted In Queens Casino Homicide (1 opinions)

NYPD Shoot And Kill Man In Brooklyn Wanted In Queens Casino HomicideNYPD officers shot and killed a man in Brooklyn Tuesday morning hours after police say he allegedly killed an ex-girlfriend in a casino parking lot. The following details are via Breaking911: On Monday, May 26, 2015 at 2:20AM, police responded to a 911 ...    Full Story »

Levaya Of Longtime Hatzolah Paramedic Binyom Greenspan Z"L To Be Held At Boro Park Hatzolah Garage Today (4 opinions)

Levaya Of Longtime Hatzolah Paramedic Binyom Greenspan ZYWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of longtime Hatzolah member R' Binyomin Greenspan, known to many by his Hatzolah Unit ID "RV-6". As YWN reported, R' Binyomin suffered a cardiac arrest three weeks ago on Motzei ...    Full Story »

Israel Bracing for a 2nd Spring Heatwave (3 opinions)

Israel Bracing for a 2nd Spring HeatwaveAbout ten days since the last heatwave in Israel, http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/311947/israel-sweltering-heat-for-the-coming-days.html forecasters predict even hotter and dryer weather on Wednesday, 9 Sivan. Forecasters stress “this is still spring time, as the weather during the summer is usually not as hot and dry”, attributing the predicted ...    Full Story »

How the Jerusalem Shavuos Stabbing Victims Ran 100s of Meters (3 opinions)

How the Jerusalem Shavuos Stabbing Victims Ran 100s of MetersAfter being stabbed in an attack near Shar Shechem on Shavuos night, the two wounded Breslov Chassidim ran hundreds of meters, a brother of one of the victims’ reports. Nachman Rabibo told the press that after being wounded, “they ...    Full Story »

Trial Session For Former Auschwitz Nazi Guard Cancelled Due To 93-Year-Old Defendant's Poor Health

Trial Session For Former Auschwitz Nazi Guard Cancelled Due To 93-Year-Old Defendant's Poor HealthA German court has cancelled another session in the trial of a 93-year-old former Auschwitz death camp guard due to the former SS sergeant's poor health, and has scheduled new dates through the end of November to accommodate shorter hearings. The Lueneburg state court said Tuesday that Oskar Groening's trial needed to be extended in order to hear all the evidence while limiting the ...    Full Story »

Kabolas Hatorah: 100s of Youths Complete the First Mesechta in their Lives

Kabolas Hatorah: 100s of Youths Complete the First Mesechta in their LivesThe Ohr Yisraeli organization, which was established a decade ago, provides a warm loving atmosphere for thousands of children who are cut off from a Torah life. Many of these youths are in different stages of accepting mitzvos upon themselves as they are becoming closer to a life of mitzvah adherence. The youths meet three times weekly in one of 160 nationwide branches as the rabbonim ...    Full Story »

Is Finance Minister Kahlon Judged by a Different Standard Among Chareidim? (11 opinions)

Is Finance Minister Kahlon Judged by a Different Standard Among Chareidim?When Yair Lapid became finance minister, he began his tenure with an address in Knesset in which he addressed Moshe Gafne. He explained “we no longer take orders from you”, referring to Gafne serving as head of the Knesset Finance Committee, a position Gafne once again holds today, in the 20th Knesset. The plenum address by Lapid set the stage for the rivalry between Lapid and ...    Full Story »

Israel: High School Student Loses Eyesight in Left Eye Due to Laser

Israel: High School Student Loses Eyesight in Left Eye Due to LaserA student in Sligsberg High School has lost his eyesight in his left eye as a result of a laser that was directed at him. The parents of the young man are suing the city. Attorney Yaron Moiel is representing the young man in the Jerusalem District Court case, claiming both the Jerusalem Municipality and the Ministry of Education are responsible due to negligence. Doctors have ...    Full Story »

Rubella Detected in a Resident of the Modi'in Area

Rubella Detected in a Resident of the Modi'in AreaIsrael Health officials report a case of rubella has been confirmed in a 47-year-old woman who arrived on Shabbos 5 Sivan with high fever in the area Terem Emergency Clinic. She also had a runny nose and a cough. While these signs and symptoms may accompany other illnesses, the team at Terem were fearful she has rubella. Dr. Nathan Haviv confirmed the diagnosis. After confirming the ...    Full Story »

Prominent Israeli Arab Islamic Official: War between Arabs And Jews is Inevitable (1 opinions)

Prominent Israeli Arab Islamic Official: War between Arabs And Jews is InevitableAccording to Kamal al-Khatib, a senior official in the Israeli Islamic Association, the policies of the current Netanyahu administration compel a violent struggle. Khatib is the deputy director of the organization. Khatib stated the recent remarks by Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotevely regarding Israel’s Biblical right to the Land of Israel are reflective of this administration’s ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin Meets with Admorim Of Vishnitz And Rachmastrivka, Ponavezh Rosh Yeshiva, And MK Litzman (8 opinions)

President Rivlin Meets with Admorim Of Vishnitz And Rachmastrivka, Ponavezh Rosh Yeshiva, And MK LitzmanPresident Reuven Rivlin on Sunday, 7 Sivan, met with the Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita, the Rachmastrivka Rebbe Shlita, Rosh Yeshiva HaGaon HaRav Baruch Dov Povarsky Shlita, Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, and Yitzchak Ravitz. Interestingly, the meeting was held under a tight media blackout as President Rivlin is reportedly reaching out to leaders of the chareidi tzibur, preferring ...    Full Story »


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