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Smoother Ride For Clinton? She Says Controversies Behind Her

Smoother Ride For Clinton? She Says Controversies Behind Her
Hillary 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 as Trump and other critics argue they would present a conflict of interest. In an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," the Democratic presidential nominee kept ...

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 »

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

Tropical Storm Gaston Is Moving Northwest in the AtlanticThe 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 »

Misaskim Issues Statement After Camp Holds Insensitive Color War Breakout With Mock Levaya

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 (1 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

[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

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 (1 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

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 (9 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 (1 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 »

FDA Advises Zika Screening for All US Blood Centers

FDA Advises Zika Screening for All US Blood CentersThe Food and Drug Administration wants all U.S. blood banks to start screening for Zika virus, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne disease. The new advisory means all U.S. states and territories will need to begin testing blood donations for Zika. Previously, the requirement was limited to areas with active Zika transmission, such ...    Full Story »

Federal Reserve Chair Yellen Suggests Rate Hike Is Coming But Offers No Timetable (1 opinions)

Federal Reserve Chair Yellen Suggests Rate Hike Is Coming But Offers No TimetableFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Fed is moving toward raising interest rates in light of a solid job market and an improved outlook for the U.S. economy and inflation. But she's stopping short of signaling any timetable for the next rate hike. Yellen offered a generally upbeat assessment of the economy Friday in a speech to a conference of central bankers in Jackson Hole, ...    Full Story »

A Tefillah When Lighting Yartzeit Candles (2 opinions)

A Tefillah When Lighting Yartzeit CandlesBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman For the Five Towns Jewish Times This article was written l’ilui nishmas the author’s mother, Sara bas HaRav Eliyahu whose yartzeit is 22 Av. It is the custom within Klal Yisroel to light a Yartzeit candle on the day that a relative had passed away. The lighting has no accompanying blessing, and people would like to express themselves in a Tefillah when ...    Full Story »

Sleepaway Camps, Leftover Stuff, and Halacha

Sleepaway Camps, Leftover Stuff, and HalachaBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times This article is written l'ilui nishmas my mother, Sarah Bas HaRav Eliyahu whose yartzeit is 22 Av. She was a remarkable baalas chessed who cared about all people. She made a number of weddings for Kallahs who were unable to afford weddings of their own. It is a list like no other. • A shopping bag with six steaks ...    Full Story »

Clinton Defends Family Foundation, Says Work Will Continue (2 opinions)

Clinton Defends Family Foundation, Says Work Will ContinueHillary Clinton defended her family's foundation on Friday, saying that the charitable work it has conducted is in line with American values. The Democratic presidential nominee suggested in an interview that the group's programs would continue, perhaps through other organizations, even as critics argue it would present a conflict of interest if she's elected president. "The work ...    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 »

Indy Business Group Gives Senator Felder Highest Marks

Indy Business Group Gives Senator Felder Highest MarksThe National Federation of Independent Business recently released its legislative ratings for individual state lawmakers and the highest scoring lawmaker in the Senate was Brooklyn Senator Simcha Felder, “Small business in New York needs more than lip service from Albany,” said NFIB state director Mike Durant. “There needs to be a more concerted effort to not only promote Main ...    Full Story »

Harvard, Bloomberg Launch $32M Project to Train US Mayors (2 opinions)

Harvard, Bloomberg Launch $32M Project to Train US MayorsHarvard University says it's partnering with business titan Michael Bloomberg to provide leadership training to mayors across the U.S. The former New York City mayor is donating $32 million to start the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, which aims to train up to 300 mayors over the next four years. Mayors invited to the program will gather in New York City for three ...    Full Story »

Amazon Starts Car Research and Review Site

Amazon Starts Car Research and Review SiteAmazon is starting a site offering research, reviews and other information on new and used cars. The latest venture by the e-commerce powerhouse will compete with established players in the field including CarSoup.com, Edmunds.com, truecar.com and cars.com. Amazon Vehicles won't sell cars. But in addition to car specifications, images, videos and customer reviews, the new site ...    Full Story »

Tourism Minister Levin Responds Angrily To Brussels Airlines Decision (1 opinions)

Tourism Minister Levin Responds Angrily To Brussels Airlines DecisionTourism Minister Yariv Levin responded angrily to the decision of Brussels Airlines to stop serving Achva brand halva on flights. The airline’s decision followed objections to serving the product ...    Full Story »

Critical Shortage Of Beis Yaakov Classrooms In N'vei Yaakov Area Of Yerushalayim

Critical Shortage Of Beis Yaakov Classrooms In N'vei Yaakov Area Of YerushalayimAs the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of N’vei Yaakov continues becoming more chareidi, the shortage of Beis Yaakov classrooms grows more pressing with each passing year. According to a Kikar Shabbos News report, the parents’ association of the Navat Bas Sheva (נוות בת שבע) School in the community, under the direction of HaGaon HaRav Yitzchak Zilberman Shlita, has sent ...    Full Story »
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Trump Rebukes Racism Claims as Clinton Warns of Radicalism (3 opinions)

Trump Rebukes Racism Claims as Clinton Warns of RadicalismDonald Trump confronted head-on allegations that he is racist on Thursday, defending his hard-line approach to immigration while trying to make the case to minority voters that Democrats have abandoned them. His poll numbers slipping behind Hillary Clinton's with less than three months until Election Day, Trump tried to get ahead of the Democratic nominee, who addressed a rally in ...    Full Story »

Will Tel Aviv Stores Receive The Official Green Light For Chilul Shabbos?

Will Tel Aviv Stores Receive The Official Green Light For Chilul Shabbos?The director-general of the Justice Ministry signaled on Thursday 21 Menachem Av that there is no agreement among the other government director-generals serving on the committee addressing stores opening in Tel Aviv on Shabbos. The ...    Full Story »

Hikind Vows to Address Ticket Issued to Chaveirim Volunteer on Palisades Parkway (7 opinions)

Hikind Vows to Address Ticket Issued to Chaveirim Volunteer on Palisades ParkwayIn response to a controversial ticket issued to a Chaveirim volunteer for fixing a Hatzolah member’s flat tire on the Palisades Interstate Parkway Wednesday, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) vowed to work ...    Full Story »

According To Police, Zuaretz Is Forbidden To Approach IDF Central District Commander's Residence

According To Police, Zuaretz Is Forbidden To Approach IDF Central District Commander's ResidenceApproximately two and a half weeks after Itiel Zuaretz, an Adei Ad resident and father of five, returned home after serving a 10-month administrative order, he received a new order distancing him from his home for an additional four months. Both orders were signed by the IDF Central District Commander Major-General Roni Numa. On Monday 18 Menachem Av Zuaretz went with his wife and ...    Full Story »

TSA Says More People Getting to LaGuardia Late Because of Construction, Asks Travelers to Give Themselves Extra Time

TSA Says More People Getting to LaGuardia Late Because of Construction, Asks Travelers to Give Themselves Extra TimeThe TSA says more people have been getting to LaGuardia Airport late because of construction. As a result, the agency is asking travelers to give themselves extra time to get through traffic, process bags and go through security. People are advised to arrive at least two- to two-and-a-half hours before their flight is scheduled to leave, and even earlier during holiday travel ...    Full Story »

Education Minister Bennett: English Is An Essential Life Skill (1 opinions)

Education Minister Bennett: English Is An Essential Life SkillSpeaking with Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) on Thursday 21 Menachem Av, Education Minister Naftali Bennett explained that English is an essential skill in the 21st century and while he has nothing against Shakespeare, English is more important. “If we graduate students without an ability to read and write in English, this is a handicap that will impact their lives and many doors will ...    Full Story »

Epipen-Maker 'Mylan' To Expand Programs That lower Cost of Auto-Injector (1 opinions)

Epipen-Maker 'Mylan' To Expand Programs That lower Cost of Auto-InjectorMylan, now in the crosshairs over severe price hikes for its EpiPen, says it will expand programs that lower out-of-pocket costs by as much as half. Mylan N.V. said Thursday that the patient cost will be reduced through a savings card that will cover up to $300 for an EpiPen 2-Pak. The company said it's also doubling eligibility for its patient assistance program, which it said ...    Full Story »

US Warship Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Boats (1 opinions)

US Warship Fires Warning Shots at Iranian BoatsU.S. officials say a U.S. Navy ship has fired three warning shots toward an Iranian boat that was approaching another American ship head on in the North Arabian Gulf. Wednesday's confrontation was an escalation of encounters in the region this week. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook says there were three incidents involving U.S. Navy ships and Iranian boats on Wednesday. A ...    Full Story »

Olmert Files To Get Out Of Jail Early

Olmert Files To Get Out Of Jail EarlyFormer Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has submitted an application to curtail his jail term, Channel 10 News reported on Wednesday, 20 Menachem Av. Olmert is serving a jail term following his conviction. in the Holyland ...    Full Story »


Video of Interest: Camp Agudah Concert 2016 - Featuring Avraham Fried And Benny Friedman

This is a video of the Camp Agudah 2016 Concert which took place on August 18, 2016 featuring Avraham Fried, Benny Friedman, and the Meshorerim Choir. Music by Sympinny Band.

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Video of Interest: Thermal Scan Shows F-35 Fighter Jet In Flight

Lockheed Martin's F-35B Lightning II made its the international airshow debut at the Farnborough airshow. It was all captured on a thermal camera.

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WATCH: Rep. Collins Tells CNN That Trump Immigration Stance Not A Flip-Flop

Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) defends GOP nominee Donald Trump's immigration stance and insists the candidate is not flip-flopping on the issue.

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