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Recalcitrant Husband Agrees to Give a Get - Beis Din: Not on Rosh Chodesh

Recalcitrant Husband Agrees to Give a Get - Beis Din: Not on Rosh Chodesh
After waiting four years for her divorce, a recalcitrant husband on Sunday, 1 Rosh Chodesh Iyar 5775 announced to the beis din he is willing to give his wife a get if she agrees to drop all claims for their joint property. It is pointed out the woman is scheduled to return to France on Monday morning and she was ready and willing to acquiesce to receive her get. To the women’s horror, the beis din explained it was not willing to order the writing of the get because it is Rosh Chodesh. They woman pleaded, fearing her husband may have a ...

Hungarian Holocaust Survivors Thank American Rescuers

Hungarian Holocaust Survivors Thank American RescuersHungarian Holocaust survivors rescued 70 years ago from a train taking them from one concentration camp to another on Sunday paid tribute to the American soldiers who helped liberate them. Julia Kadar, who organized a commemorative meeting in Budapest, was among those who spoke via Skype with Lt. Frank Towers, who was in Nashville, Tennessee. He had been the liaison officer of the ...    Full Story »

Security Forces in the Ephraim Brigade Face New Challenges

Security Forces in the Ephraim Brigade Face New ChallengesSecurity forces in the Kfar Saba area and near the border fence to Highway 6 were cover a large area. The Ephraim Brigade command is responsible for this area, known as the Sharon Region, which is in proximity to (Palestinian Authority) controlled Kalkilye. Brigade commander Colonel Guy Burger was in Tzofim, where he was looking down on the PA area. He explains there are about ...    Full Story »

NY's Cuomo to Be First Gov. to Visit Cuba as Ties Reopen

NY's Cuomo to Be First Gov. to Visit Cuba as Ties ReopenNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to Havana, the first American governor to visit Cuba since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation. Whether his trade mission generates anything more than headlines, however, remains to be seen. The formal state visit on Monday and Tuesday is meant to foster greater ties between New York and Cuba. Cuomo will be joined by lawmakers ...    Full Story »

Likud Agrees to Scrap One Chief Rabbi Law

Likud Agrees to Scrap One Chief Rabbi LawOne of the laws passed during the 19th Knesset as part of Bayit Yehudi’s “religious revolution” while in control of the Ministry of Religious Services was that there would only be one Chief Rabbi of Israel in the future. The passing of this law was met with objection from the Chief Rabbinate, as officials explain one chief rabbis is the av beis din of the Rabbinical Supreme ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Sends a Message to Russia Regarding S-300 System (2 opinions)

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Sends a Message to Russia Regarding S-300 SystemPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, 1 Rosh Chodesh Iyar opted to send yet another message to Russian President Vladimir Putin. "Israel views with utmost gravity the supply of S-300 missiles from Russia to Iran, especially at a time when Iran is stepping up its aggression in the region and around the borders of the State of Israel. ...    Full Story »

Memorial Day Preparations Underway in Israel

Memorial Day Preparations Underway in IsraelTuesday night and Wednesday 3 Iyar are marked as Memorial Day in Israel, when the nation remembers the fallen IDF soldiers, members of security agencies, and victims of terror attacks. On Sunday 1 Rosh Chodesh Iyar IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkott placed a flag on a kever in Har Herzl Cemetery in the capital, marking the beginning of the process of placing a flag on the ...    Full Story »

PM to Request an Extension of the Coalition Mandate on Monday (1 opinions)

PM to Request an Extension of the Coalition Mandate on MondayIt is now being reported that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will on Monday, 2 Rosh Chodesh Iyar, meet with President Reuven Rivlin in the President’s Residence during the morning hours. At the conclusion of the meeting, the Prime Minister will request an extension of the time allocated to him to form the new governing coalition following last month’s election. At 10:00am, the ...    Full Story »

French Hill Vehicular 'Accident' Declared a Terror Attack

French Hill Vehicular 'Accident' Declared a Terror AttackLast week Israel Police and ISA (Israel Security Agency - Shin Bet) officials were uncertain regarding the death of Shalom Yochai Sherki HY”D, 25, who was struck by a car at a French Hill ...    Full Story »

Israel to Hand Over 1.85 Billion NIS of Tax Revenue to the PA (1 opinions)

Israel to Hand Over 1.85 Billion NIS of Tax Revenue to the PAAgreement has been reached by which Israel will hand over 1.85 billion shekels in tax revenue funds to the PA (Palestinian Authority). The funds were frozen by Israel in December 2014 after PA leader Abbas (Abu Mazen) announced he was going to file against Israel in the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Israel a number of weeks ago announced it was going to hand over the ...    Full Story »

TEHILLIM - Famed Guitarist Yossi Piamenta In Critical Condition (4 opinions)

TEHILLIM - Famed Guitarist Yossi Piamenta In Critical ConditionFamed Jewish guitarist and singer Yossi Piamenta is in critical condition, and family members are asking all to please be Mispallel for him. Yossi was diagnosed a year ago with a dreaded illness, which has R"L taken a turn for the worse the past few days. Yossi has been Misameach thousands upon thousands of Chasanim and Kallah's at weddings in the past 35 years. His music has ...    Full Story »

Bennett Will Not be Foreign Minister: Ariel Will Serve as Minister of Agriculture

Bennett Will Not be Foreign Minister: Ariel Will Serve as Minister of AgricultureLikud is willing to give up the Ministry of the Economy, which will be offered to Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett. By now it should be clear to Bennett that since his party only has eight seats in the current Knesset, he will not serve as defense or foreign minister. In addition, Bayit Yehudi was informed that Uri Ariel will not serve as minister of housing again, offering him the ...    Full Story »

NY State Police Launch Safety Campaign Aimed At Teen Drivers

NY State Police Launch Safety Campaign Aimed At Teen DriversNew York State Police are launching a traffic safety campaign aimed at minimizing crashes involving teen drivers. "The Empty Chair" driving safety campaign starts Monday and runs through Friday. The empty chair symbolizes the missing high school senior on graduation day. The campaign will target specific laws regarding speeding in school zones, seat belt use and child restraints, ...    Full Story »

Police Investigators in Corruption Case to Recommend Indictments against Yisrael Beitenu Officials

Police Investigators in Corruption Case to Recommend Indictments against Yisrael Beitenu OfficialsSenior Israel Police investigators announce the department will recommend filing criminal indictments against a number of suspects in the major government corruption investigation that is being ...    Full Story »

Clinton Patches Relations With Liberals at Campaign's Outset (2 opinions)

Clinton Patches Relations With Liberals at Campaign's OutsetThis time, Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to be on liberals' good side. As a presidential candidate in 2008, she opposed gay marriage, equivocated on granting driver's licenses to people who were living in the U.S. illegally and endured heavy criticism from rival Barack Obama over her stance on campaign finance. During the opening week of her second presidential campaign, Clinton ...    Full Story »

Likud Negotiators to Shas Leader: Internalize the Election Results (5 opinions)

Likud Negotiators to Shas Leader: Internalize the Election ResultsShas’ latest demand is that MK Yitzchak Vaknin be appointed as one of the deputy Knesset speakers in the 20th Knesset. Leaders of the Likud negotiating team told Shas leader Aryeh Deri it is time to “internalize the result of the elections, to realize the party dropped from 11 to 7 seats”, signaling there is a limit to what Shas may demand. Likud turned down the request, ...    Full Story »

Win and Drive Away in a 2015 Tesla Model S On Labor Day (While Supporting a Great Cause)

Win and Drive Away in a 2015 Tesla Model S On Labor Day (While Supporting a Great Cause)[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  We all live on different budgets, and for most of us, a Tesla vehicle is a luxury that hasn’t even made it close to our wish lists. But for some among us, the same can be said about new clothing or shoes. Or chicken for Shabbos. Or even paying the gas bill. The creative fundraisers at The Chicago Chesed Fund have stepped in to address the latter need, ...    Full Story »

Florida Gyrocopter Pilot Returns To Florida, Awaits Hearing

Florida Gyrocopter Pilot Returns To Florida, Awaits HearingA mail carrier has returned to his home in Florida, where he'll wait for his next hearing after flying his gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn. Doug Hughes was charged with operating an unregistered aircraft and violating national airspace after landing his gyrocopter in Washington on Wednesday. The 61-year-old told The Associated Press that people weren't scared when they saw ...    Full Story »

National Unity Coalition Not Likely at the Present

National Unity Coalition Not Likely at the PresentCoalition controversy continues as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, 2 Iyar will ask for a 14-day extension from President Reuven Rivlin to build his coalition government. At present, talks are stalled in many areas, including the Foreign Ministry, which is demanded by Avigdor Lieberman or alternatively, would have to go to the Labor party to bring it into a national unity ...    Full Story »

Youth Seriously Injured at Rav Wosner's Levaya Visits Gedolei Yisroel

Youth Seriously Injured at Rav Wosner's Levaya Visits Gedolei YisroelB’chasdei Hashem the youth seriously injured during the levaya of HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Halevy Wosner ZT”L, Yisrael Meir Duani, on erev Shabbos 28 Nissan arrived at the Bnei Brak home of HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita to receive a bracha. Rav Kanievsky maintained contact with the youth’s family since the levaya, giving them chizuk during the difficult period. Yisrael Meir ...    Full Story »

Violent Night In NYC: 12 People Wounded In Separate Shootings

Violent Night In NYC: 12 People Wounded In Separate ShootingsMore than a dozen people were shot or stabbed in separate incidents across New York City overnight, police said. Of the shootings, eight people were wounded in the Bronx, three in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan, CBS2 reported. Investigators say the tally is a very large number and not typical. All of the shooting victims are expected to survive, police said. No arrests have been ...    Full Story »

Police Chief Refers to Death of Shalom Yochai Sherki HY"D as a 'Terror Attack' (1 opinions)

Police Chief Refers to Death of Shalom Yochai Sherki HY[VIDEOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] During a Shabbos cultural event in Beersheva, Israel Police Chief Yochanan Danino referenced last week’s vehicular accident in the French Hill neighborhood of the capital. Shalom Yochai ...    Full Story »

Iran Guard Rejects Inspection of Military Sites Under Any Agreement (1 opinions)

Iran Guard Rejects Inspection of Military Sites Under Any AgreementA senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Sunday that inspectors would be barred from military sites under any nuclear agreement with world powers. Gen. Hossein Salami, the Guard's deputy leader, said on state TV that allowing the foreign inspection of military sites is tantamount to "selling out." "We will respond with hot lead (bullets) to those who speak of it," ...    Full Story »

PM Will Have to Seek an Extension to Build his Coalition (3 opinions)

PM Will Have to Seek an Extension to Build his CoalitionOn Tuesday 2 Iyar Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will have to come to the President’s Residence to request a 14-day extension to permit him to assemble his coalition government. The current mandate will be expiring. While many believed the coalition building process would be less than complicated, PM Netanyahu has not yet signed coalition agreements with various parties. There ...    Full Story »

GOP White House Hopefuls Bicker Over America's Role In World (3 opinions)

GOP White House Hopefuls Bicker Over America's Role In WorldRand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field. Paul, a first-term senator from Kentucky who favors a smaller U.S. footprint in the world, said that some of his Republican colleagues would do more harm in international affairs than would leading Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton. "The ...    Full Story »

NYPD Looking For Suspects In String Of Coin-Operated Air Pump Thefts (2 opinions)

NYPD Looking For Suspects In String Of Coin-Operated Air Pump TheftsThe New York Police Department is looking for two suspects in connection to a string of air pump thefts from gas stations in Brooklyn and Queens. Authorities say the 17-incident chain started on December 29, and the most recent incident was on April 3. In each instance, the suspects use vehicles with tow hooks and chains to take coin-operated air pumps. The pumps have had anywhere ...    Full Story »

Gag Order Lifted: Two Detainees Released after 11 Days of Interrogation (3 opinions)

Gag Order Lifted: Two Detainees Released after 11 Days of InterrogationIn March 2015 two Jewish men approximately 20 years of age, one a resident of Kiryat Arba and the other of the Shomron region, were detained by the Jewish Department of the ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) on suspicion of setting an Arab house on fire in the S. Har Hebron region. Immediately upon their detention a complete gag order was placed on the case, forbidding any ...    Full Story »
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US Senator Says It's Time To Put A Woman On The $20 Bill (7 opinions)

US Senator Says It's Time To Put A Woman On The $20 BillThe first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen filed legislation this week that would create a citizens panel to recommend an appropriate choice to the treasury secretary. She is hoping to build on the work of Women on 20s, a national campaign pushing for new $20 bills by 2020, the 100th ...    Full Story »

Thousands of Holocaust Survivors Observe Yom HaShoah at Jewish Agency Sheltered Housing Facilities

Thousands of Holocaust Survivors Observe Yom HaShoah at Jewish Agency Sheltered Housing FacilitiesThousands of Holocaust survivors observed Yom HaShoah—Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day—at ceremonies held on Thursday 27 Nissan in the 57 residential facilities operated by The Jewish Agency for Israel's sheltered housing subsidiary, Amigour. The ceremonies, which were organized by the staffs of each facility, included candle lighting, group singing, and personal stories from the ...    Full Story »

Orange Co. Leaders, Residents Express Concern for Kiryas Joel Annexation Proposal

Orange Co. Leaders, Residents Express Concern for Kiryas Joel Annexation ProposalIt was a packed house Thursday night for a public forum on a controversial issue-the proposed annexation of land from the Town of Monroe, to the Village of Kiryas Joel. The following article is via Time Warner Cable News: Burden to tax payers, ...    Full Story »

The Latest: White House Hopefuls Gather In New Hampshire

The Latest: White House Hopefuls Gather In New Hampshire11:30 a.m. (EDT): Marco Rubio isn't sure whether he's old enough to be president right now. But next month? That's a different story. The Republican senator from Florida was asked Friday morning if 43, his current age, is old enough for a president. "I know 44 is, which is what I'll turn in May," Rubio said with a smile during an appearance at Manchester Community College in ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Pinto in Tears Compares Himself To Rabbi Akiva (5 opinions)

Rabbi Pinto in Tears Compares Himself To Rabbi AkivaRabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto this week appeared before the Tel Aviv District Court this week as ordered despite his complex medical situation. The rav this week returned to Israel from New York City, where he underwent a series of surgeries and medical procedure to battle his cancer. The rabbi pleaded guilty to offering a bribe in line with his plea bargain agreement, explaining he did so ...    Full Story »

Parents of Marathon Victim Say Take Death Penalty off Table (6 opinions)

Parents of Marathon Victim Say Take Death Penalty off TableThe parents of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing are urging federal authorities to consider taking the death penalty off the table for the man convicted in the case. Bill and Denise Richard, whose 8-year-old son, Martin, was one of three people killed by the April 2013 explosions at the marathon's finish line, say in a front-page piece in Friday's Boston Globe ( ...    Full Story »

Yahadut Hatorah may Sign a Coalition Agreement on Sunday (4 opinions)

Yahadut Hatorah may Sign a Coalition Agreement on SundayIf nothing changes on erev Shabbos, Yahadut Hatorah appears to be ready to sign a coalition agreement with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday. If this does occur as it appears likely to be the case, Yahadut Hatorah will be the first party to sign a coalition agreement with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The agreement in place today stipulate that MK Moshe Gafne will ...    Full Story »

NY Senate Leader Vows To Cooperate With Prosecutors

NY Senate Leader Vows To Cooperate With ProsecutorsNew York state Senate Leader Dean Skelos said Thursday he will cooperate with authorities following a published report that prosecutors and the FBI are investigating him and his son. The New York Times, citing unidentified sources, reported Wednesday that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is examining whether the Long Island Republican influenced Nassau County’s decision to give a ...    Full Story »

Spring Cleaning from an Estate Planning Perspective

Spring Cleaning from an Estate Planning Perspective Spring has finally “sprung” and we are all in spring cleaning mode. Springtime is a great time to review your estate plan documents to ensure it is up to date and reflects exactly what you want to have done and the individuals on the receiving end are still supposed to be the receivers. Your Estate consists of everything you own, including Real Estate, Bank Accounts, Stocks and ...    Full Story »

Nearly 600 Troops Participate In Homeland Response Drill

Nearly 600 Troops Participate In Homeland Response DrillNearly 600 Army and Air National Guard forces from New Jersey and New York are preparing for the worst. They are participating in a homeland response force drill at New Jersey's Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on Friday. The troops specialize in rescue, security, decontamination and medical treatment. The units will train to rapidly assess and identify a chemical, biological, ...    Full Story »

Lieberman's Ultimatum: Us or the Chareidim (13 opinions)

Lieberman's Ultimatum: Us or the ChareidimYisrael Beitenu party leader Avigdor Lieberman realizes that he is not likely to receive the Foreign Ministry appointment as expected. Lieberman made it clear to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, that he I unwilling to sit in a coalition government that includes the chareidi parties, giving an ultimatum , that the new government is formed without the chareidim or his party, with six ...    Full Story »

Higher US Gas Prices Spark Modest Inflation in March

Higher US Gas Prices Spark Modest Inflation in MarchRising gas prices in March led to a slight increase in inflation, a sign that some of the broader economic impact from cheaper oil is fading. The consumer price index rose 0.2 percent in March, the Labor Department said Friday. Inflation moved at that same pace in February, which ended three straight monthly declines caused largely by falling oil and gasoline prices. Prices at the ...    Full Story »

A Chareidi Man Seriously Injured in a Vehicular Accident in Netivot (2 opinions)

A Chareidi Man Seriously Injured in a Vehicular Accident in NetivotA chareidi male in his 20s was seriously injured on Sderot Yerushalayim in Netivot on Thursday, 27 Nissan. Ichud (United) Hatzalah reports that the victim was transported to the trauma center of Beersheva’s Soroka Medical Center with serious trauma. EMT Yisrael Rubinstein of Ichud’s Negev district reported “When I arrived on the scene the young man who was driving a motorcycle ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Critically Injured in Operation Protective Edge, Gadi Yarkoni Running for Public Office

VIDEO: Critically Injured in Operation Protective Edge, Gadi Yarkoni Running for Public Office[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Gadi Yarkoni, 47, a resident of Kibbutz Nirim, was critically injured by Hamas rocket from Gaza during Operation Protective Edge. Kibbutz security officer Zevik ...    Full Story »

US Military Reviewing Gyrocopter Incident (2 opinions)

US Military Reviewing Gyrocopter IncidentThe U.S. military says the North American Aerospace Defense Command, the FAA and other law enforcement and intelligence organizations are reviewing sensor data and reviewing what happened when a gyrocopter landed on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. A NORAD spokesman says the incident highlights a persistent vulnerability: the inability to detect some low, slow-flying objects. But he ...    Full Story »


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