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Sunday Morning 24 Menachem Av News Briefs From Eretz Yisrael

Sunday Morning 24 Menachem Av News Briefs From Eretz Yisrael· 5 Arabs were arrested near Mevo Dotan after a shotgun and ammunition were found in the vehicle by soldiers during an inspection. · Hamas claims to have downed an IDF drone which was flying at a low altitude. The IDF denies the report. · 2 rockets fired from Gaza on motzei Shabbos landed inside Gaza. · Rock-throwing attacks on Highway 443 not far from the Dor gas ...    Full Story »

A Father And His 14-Year Old Daughter, Survivors Of A Horrific Terror Attack In Jerusalem, Need Your Help

Sunday Morning 24 Menachem Av News Briefs From Eretz Yisrael Listen to the words of Rabbanit Miri Hoffman We are all joining forces to help rebuild the lives of a father and his daughter, survivors of a horrific terror attack in Jerusalem!! Chacham Eliyahu and his daughter Esti have continued to live for the last ...    Full Story »

Health Exchange Signups Fall Short

Health Exchange Signups Fall Short24 million: The 2013 estimate of how many people would buy coverage through federally and state-operated online exchanges by this year. - - - 11.1 million: The actual number of people who signed up by the end of the last enrollment period in January. - - - Enrollment in the insurance exchanges for President Barack Obama's signature health-care law is at less than half the ...    Full Story »

Tragedy in Baltimore: Young Father of Three Succumbs to Illness - Read his Powerful Message about Keeping Cell Phones out of Shul (5 opinions)

Health Exchange Signups Fall ShortThe Baltimore Jewish Community awoke this morning to the tragic news that a young father of 3 children, Daniel Lansky, A’H, husband of Elana (Zylberminc) Lansky, son of Rabbi & Mrs. Nachum Lansky, succumbed to the illness he had been fighting. As a Zechus for his neshama, we are posting a very powerful message that Daniel A'H     Full Story »

PA Residents Arrested After Police Find Gun And Ammo In Vehicle

PA Residents Arrested After Police Find Gun And Ammo In VehiclePolice and border police set up an impromptu checkpoint near the Shomron community of Mevo Dotan on motzei Shabbos. In one of the PA (Palestinian Authority) vehicle checked they found a shotgun and ammunition. Five PA residents were arrested after the ammunition and a shotgun were found under the seats. They are all residents of a village near Jenin, all in their twenties. (YWN ...    Full Story »

Prepare For Elul With Vast Online Library Of Rabbi Kirzner Zt"l's Shiurim

Prepare For Elul With Vast Online Library Of Rabbi Kirzner ZtSome gedolei Torah come through this world for a short time, make a tremendous impact and then, for reasons we may never understand, must leave us early. However these great teachers’ influence outlives them, in the afterglow of those whose lives were changed by their shiurim and guidance. One such light in this world was Rabbi Kirzner zt”l. In 1978, when a small kollel of ...    Full Story »

Hurricane Gaston Reforms, Moves Northwest in the Atlantic

Hurricane Gaston Reforms, Moves Northwest in the AtlanticHurricane Gaston has reformed, gathering strength as it moves northwestward in the Atlantic. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Gaston reformed as a hurricane Saturday night, clocking 85 mph (140 kph) winds. The storm was located about 655 miles (1,055 kilometers) east southeast of Bermuda. Gaston was moving at about 8 mph (13 kph). Hurricane-force winds extended ...    Full Story »

Clinton Gets First National Intelligence Briefing As Democratic Presidential Nominee

Clinton Gets First National Intelligence Briefing As Democratic Presidential NomineeHillary Clinton on Saturday received her first national intelligence briefing since becoming the Democratic presidential nominee, during a session that an aide said lasted about two hours at an FBI field office not far from her home in Chappaqua, New York. Republican nominee Donald Trump received a similar classified briefing on foreign affairs and homeland security about a week and ...    Full Story »

Former Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer Dies At 80

Former Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer Dies At 80Former defense minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer has died at the age of 80 after complications from dialysis treatment. he was Niftar at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv Ben-Eliezer was a general, politician and once served as the leader of the Labor Party He is survived by his wife and five children. Ben Eliezer, known affectionately by his original Arabic first name, "Fuad," was born ...    Full Story »

Yahrzeit Of The Steipler ZATZAL

Yahrzeit Of The Steipler ZATZALSunday, 24 Menachem Av, marks the yahrzeit of the Steipler ZT”L. Thousands of mispallalim visited the kever on erev Shabbos and Sunday. The photo shows his son HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita visiting the kever on Sunday morning after shachris. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

NYC Health Dept. to Spray Pesticides for 7th Time in Summer to Fight Spread of Zika, West Nile Viruses

NYC Health Dept. to Spray Pesticides for 7th Time in Summer to Fight Spread of Zika, West Nile VirusesSpray trucks are scheduled to be out spraying pesticide in the city for the seventh time this summer to fight the spread of the Zika and West Nile viruses. The city health department plans to target parts of Staten Island and Queens, which have larger mosquito populations. The two boroughs also were found to have significant numbers of Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, which are ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Hamas: We Downed An IAF Drone Over Gaza

Hamas in Gaza is boasting it has downed an Israel Air Force drone surveillance craft operating at a low altitude over Gaza. The accompanying video according to Hamas shows the downing of the pilotless aircraft. The report was released by Hamas-affiliated ...    Full Story »

2 United Pilots Suspected of Being Drunk Arrested in Glasgow

2 United Pilots Suspected of Being Drunk Arrested in GlasgowPolice and airline officials say two United Airlines pilots have been arrested for suspected intoxication before they were to fly 141 passengers from Scotland to the United States. United Airlines officials have confirmed Saturday's arrest of the pilots, aged 45 and 35, at Glasgow Airport. The Police Service of Scotland says both men are expected to be arraigned Monday at a court in ...    Full Story »

Shin Bet Arrests An 18-Year-Old Jewish Resident Of The Shomron

Shin Bet Arrests An 18-Year-Old Jewish Resident Of The ShomronShin Bet has arrested an 18-year-old Jewish male, a resident of the Shomron community of Givat Ronen. The arrest was carried out during the predawn hours of Sunday, 24 Menachem Av. The Shin Bet agents arrived at his home and conducted a search prior to taking him to a Shin Bet facilty. According to an early Sunday morning 24 Menachem Av report, the suspect is not being permitted to ...    Full Story »

Can Clinton Save Health Overhaul From Its Mounting Problems?

Can Clinton Save Health Overhaul From Its Mounting Problems?With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment. If Democrat Hillary Clinton wins the White House, expect her to mount a rescue effort. But how much ...    Full Story »

WhatsApp Rumor On Petira Of Former Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer Dispelled By Hospital Spokesperson (1 opinions)

WhatsApp Rumor On Petira Of Former Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer Dispelled By Hospital SpokespersonA rumor spread on motzei Shabbos of the petira of former MK, cabinet minster and retired senior IDF officer Binyamin Ben-Eliezer. The report stated he was niftar in Assaf HaRofeh Hospital where he has been in an intensive care unit. Assaf HaRofeh released a message to the tzibur that the minister is alive and due to a change in his condition he was moved from a general ICU to a ...    Full Story »

Southwest Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Falls Apart Mid-Flight

Southwest Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Falls Apart Mid-FlightA Southwest Airlines flight bound for Orlando, Florida, made an emergency landing Saturday morning due to a major problem with one of its two engines. Flight 3472 from New Orleans diverted the airplane to Pensacola, Florida, after the pilot detected something had gone wrong with an engine, according to a Southwest statement. The jet, a Boeing 737-700, landed in Pensacola around ...    Full Story »

Israel Police Opening Its Doors To Adults And Children Alike

Israel Police Opening Its Doors To Adults And Children AlikeIsrael Police is advertising that it is opening its doors to the public, for adults and children alike on Monday, 25 Menachem Av. Many units will be open to the public including crime scene forensics, canine, and mounted. The event will take place as follows: · Jerusalem: Safra Square, City Hall from 16:00-20:00 · Shai District: Maale Adumim HaPil Park from 09:00-14:00 · ...    Full Story »

HEARTBREAKING VIDEO: Daniel Lansky A'H, Young Father of 3 Children, Sings Nishmas Just Months before his Petira

HEARTBREAKING VIDEO: Daniel Lansky A'H, Young Father of 3 Children, Sings Nishmas Just Months before his Petira  The Baltimore Jewish Community has been left reeling after the tragic news that a young father of 3 children, Daniel Lansky, A’H, husband of Elana (Zylberminc) Lansky, son of Rabbi & Mrs. Nachum Lansky, succumbed to the illness he had been fighting. He found out that he was sick just a few months ago. The following video first appeared on     Full Story »

More Hillary Corruption Exposed: Clinton Foundation Requests State Lunch Favors, Emails Show (3 opinions)

More Hillary Corruption Exposed: Clinton Foundation Requests State Lunch Favors, Emails ShowA series of newly released State Department emails obtained by ABC News offers fresh insight on direct contact between the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton's inner circle while she was Secretary of State. The emails -- released as part of a public records lawsuit by conservative group Citizens United and shared exclusively with ABC -- reveal what the group claims is new ...    Full Story »

GM Recalling About 368,000 Vehicles to Fix Windshield Wipers

GM Recalling About 368,000 Vehicles to Fix Windshield WipersGeneral Motors is recalling nearly 368,000 vehicles to fix a defective part that could prevent the windshield wipers from working. The problem affects the 2013 models of the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain. GM says those vehicles were built with ball joints that could corrode and wear out to render the windshield wipers inoperable. A report filed with government regulators says ...    Full Story »

Report: Black Men, Boys Shot Most by Chicago Police (7 opinions)

Report: Black Men, Boys Shot Most by Chicago PoliceAfter threatening to sue, the Chicago Tribune has obtained data from the city's police department that tracks every time an officer has opened fire in the city over the past six years. The vast majority of those hit were black men or boys. There were 435 police shootings from 2010 through 2015, in which officers killed 92 people and wounded 170 others. In all, officers fired 2,623 ...    Full Story »

UN Condemns 4 North Korean Ballistic Missile Launches (1 opinions)

UN Condemns 4 North Korean Ballistic Missile LaunchesThe U.N. Security Council strongly condemned four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August on Friday night, calling them "grave violations" of a ban on all ballistic missile activity. A press statement approved by all 15 members deplored the fact that the North's ballistic missile activities are contributing to its development of nuclear weapon delivery systems and ...    Full Story »

Little Precedent For $400 Million Cash Payment To Iran

Little Precedent For $400 Million Cash Payment To IranA $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent U.S. history, according to legal experts and diplomatic historians, raising further questions about a payment timed to help free four American prisoners in Iran. The money was sent to Iran on Jan. 17, the same day Iran agreed to release the prisoners. The Obama administration ...    Full Story »

Smoother Ride For Clinton? She Says Controversies Behind Her

Smoother Ride For Clinton? She Says Controversies Behind HerHillary Clinton vigorously defended her family's foundation against Donald Trump's sniping on Friday and declared she's confident there will be no new blockbuster accusations on the foundation, her emails or anything else that could undermine her chances of defeating him in November. She said the private Clinton Foundation's charitable programs would continue if she's elected, even ...    Full Story »

Town Rallies Around Jewish Family Hit By Swastika Graffiti

Town Rallies Around Jewish Family Hit By Swastika GraffitiA Jewish woman in suburban Philadelphia woke up last week to a spray-painted swastika on her trash bin — and now her neighbors and hundreds of strangers from across the world are rallying to support her by painting their garbage cans with flowers, hearts, birds and butterflies. The woman, artist Esther Cohen-Eskin, painted over the swastika with flowers. She then put letters in ...    Full Story »

Tropical Storm Gaston Is Moving Northwest in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Gaston Is Moving Northwest in the AtlanticTropical Storm Gaston is moving northwestward in the Atlantic with no change in strength. The storm's maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 65 mph (110 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says strengthening is forecast during the next two days and Gaston could re-strengthen to a hurricane by Friday night or on Saturday. The storm is centered about 1,110 miles (1,790 ...    Full Story »
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Misaskim Issues Statement After Camp Holds Insensitive Color War Breakout With Mock Levaya (13 opinions)

Misaskim Issues Statement After Camp Holds Insensitive Color War Breakout With Mock LevayaFollowing a story first published by YWN that went viral regarding a summer camp that staged a mock Levaya as a "color war breakout", the Misaskim organization issued the following statement. It was originally ...    Full Story »

Is Israel Police Harassing A Har Habayis Activist Who Won His Civil Suit Against The Department?

Is Israel Police Harassing A Har Habayis Activist Who Won His Civil Suit Against The Department?A Jewish man in his 40s was arrested earlier this week for a second time in one week when he arrived in Jerusalem’s Old City. Police arrested him last week for reportedly covering his face with his hand and then uttering words of tefilla on Har Habayis. At the remand hearing, the court ordered distancing him from Har Habayis until Sunday, 17 Menachem Av. When he arrived on Tuesday, ...    Full Story »

Baltimore Plans Hearing Over Police Surveillance Plane

Baltimore Plans Hearing Over Police Surveillance PlaneThe Baltimore City Council plans to summon Baltimore police to a hearing to explain its use of a manned plane with cameras to record movements all across the city. The Baltimore Sun reports that council members will ask the department why it didn't disclose its use of a private company to fly the plane and collect the images. Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith said Wednesday ...    Full Story »

HaGaon HaRav Mutzafi: Women Flying To Uman Is Pritzus (10 opinions)

HaGaon HaRav Mutzafi: Women Flying To Uman Is PritzusProminent Sephardi posek HaGaon HaRav Bentzion Mutzafi Shlita has spoken out harshly against groups arranged for women to fly to Uman and other area kivrei tzaddikim. One of the rav’s talmidim asked him about such a trip, asking about the tznius aspect of women traveling to the Ukraine on such a trip. Rabbi Mutzafi is quoted saying “Pritzus and insanity. We lost all ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Rabbi Shaya Cohen - Rejuvinating A Relationship With Hashem (1 opinions)

[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] The above clip features Rabbi Shaya Cohen, Founder of Priority-1 and Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshiva Zichron Aryeh. To access additional materials that will guide you in enhancing your relationship with Hashem, through the study of Shir ...    Full Story »

Court Holds that Denial of Variances for Yeshiva Gedola Na’os Yaakov Violates RLUIPA, Orders Ocean Township to Permit Use (1 opinions)

Court Holds that Denial of Variances for Yeshiva Gedola Na’os Yaakov Violates RLUIPA, Orders Ocean Township to Permit UseOn August 25, 2016, a federal court issued a final order determining that prohibiting Storzer & Associates’ client Yeshiva Gedola Na’os Yaakov from operating its religious boarding school for advanced Jewish studies in Ocean Township, N.J. violates federal law. It further required the Township to permit the Yeshiva to operate its educational institution with 80 students at 1515 ...    Full Story »

HATE: Swastikas, 'Hail Hitler' found at Jewish Lakewood School Playground (5 opinions)

HATE: Swastikas, 'Hail Hitler' found at Jewish Lakewood School PlaygroundThe following is via TLS: Swastikas and other anti-Semitic messages were found spray-painted at a Lakewood playground today. Swastikas were sprayed on the play equipment, as well as on a door to the school building – currently ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Vehicle Drives Into The 'Min Haaretz' Bakery In Ramle (3 opinions)

On Wednesday 20 Menachem Av, a vehicle veered out of control and slammed into the ‘Min Haaretz’ bakery in Ramle. There were no reports of injuries. The incident was captured on a surveillance camera. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photos: מישל ...    Full Story »

Bennett Remains Committed To Working With Chareidi Parties

Bennett Remains Committed To Working With Chareidi PartiesBayit Yehudi party leader Minister Naftali Bennett expresses his firm commitment to continue working with the chareidi parties, Yahadut Hatorah and Shas. In an interview with the weekly Mishpacha Magazine Bennett explains he does not see himself entering another coalition other than the current one with the chareidim. He is quoted saying he will not enter another coalition at the ...    Full Story »

Chasdei Hashem! Missing Yeshiva Bochrim Found After Being Lost in Bear Mountain State Park (11 opinions)

Chasdei Hashem! Missing Yeshiva Bochrim Found After Being Lost in Bear Mountain State Park UPDATE 9;32 AM EST: Baruch Hashem, the boys have been located. After a long and tedious search the boys are now safe. It is unclear how the boys got separated from their group during the hike. One of the boys had a cell phone even while they were lost however they could not make outgoing phone calls due to poor reception. Once they became in range, the boy called his father. The ...    Full Story »

US Flags to Be Reinstalled on NY Firetrucks After Outcry (2 opinions)

US Flags to Be Reinstalled on NY Firetrucks After OutcryAmerican flags will be reinstalled on some firetrucks in a New York community after an outcry that followed fire commissioners' orders to take them down. Fire commissioners in the Arlington Fire District in the town of ...    Full Story »

Salmon Imported To Israel By Neto Found To Be Contaminated Before Reaching Consumers

Salmon Imported To Israel By Neto Found To Be Contaminated Before Reaching ConsumersThe reports of salmonella and listeria in major food companies in Israel continue. The latest involves a major importer, Neto, pertaining to a shipment of frozen salmon intended for the smoked salmon industry. The contamination was detected before the product reached consumers so no recall is required. Mako news reported on Wednesday, 20 Menachem Av the fish company involved supplies ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Historical Kinnus In Russia: Five Hundred European Shluchim Gather (Photos by JDN)

PHOTOS: Historical Kinnus In Russia: Five Hundred European Shluchim Gather (Photos by JDN)For four days this week, some 500 Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis from across Europe are gathering in Moscow, Russia, for the largest rabbinical summit in recent European history. The historic meeting, which underscores the unprecedented growth of Jewish life and infrastructure in Russia during the last quarter-century, is not taking place in Moscow alone, however. On Sunday evening, fleets of ...    Full Story »


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