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Mayor Barkat to Challenge Waze's Political Incorrectness

Mayor Barkat to Challenge Waze's Political Incorrectness
Users of Waze traveling in Jerusalem may have realized the popular navigation program is steering motorists away from areas it has defined as belonging to the PA (Palestinian Authority) despite being an integral part of the Israel’s capital. If one travels from Mount Scopus to the Kosel, one will be directed via a lengthy route, via A-Tur, not Shimon HaTzaddik (Wadi Joz) as Waze views Shimon HaTzaddik as belonging to the PA. Ironically, the number of terror attacks and security incidents in A-Tur is alarming high while Shimon HaTzaddik is ...

Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah of Agudas Yisrael Opposes Regional Registration

Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah of Agudas Yisrael Opposes Regional RegistrationThe Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah of Agudas Yisrael is opposed to regional registration for girl’s high schools. This refers to registration based on the location of a school, which would be compelled to accept all of the girls in that community. This would eliminate the testing and screening process in the frum girl’s high schools. In a letter released by council’s secretary Rav ...    Full Story »

Only 2 Weeks Left to Enter Tesla Raffle

Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah of Agudas Yisrael Opposes Regional RegistrationWe 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 ...    Full Story »

The IDF Cracking Down on Deserters

The IDF Cracking Down on DesertersThe IDF this week sent text messages to the phones of 3,000 deserters, personnel absent without official leave (AWOL). They received a warning to come in and report as the military is embarking on an aggressive campaign to locate them. Simultaneously, the military is working with the Ministry of Justice to amend the law to permit stiffer sanctions against deserters. These sanctions ...    Full Story »

More Tzoros for Chareidim in the IDF, this Time Pertaining to One's Beard

More Tzoros for Chareidim in the IDF, this Time Pertaining to One's BeardThe IDF has recently announced a lowering of restrictions regarding beards in the military for religious soldiers, which is particularly significant for the growing number of chareidi soldiers. However, a recent petition filed with the High Court of Justice has throws a wrench into the new welcome situation. Attorney Lior Stelzer filed with the nation’s High Court claiming the IDF ...    Full Story »

US Senator Tom Cotton to Arrive in Israel on Sunday

US Senator Tom Cotton to Arrive in Israel on SundayUS Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) will be visiting Israel from Sunday, 15 Elul to Saturday 21 Elul. During his trip to Israel, the Senator will be updated on strategic and diplomatic issues, as well as other major developments in the region. Senator Cotton, in office as of January 2015, serves on the Armed Services, Intelligence, and Banking committees. He is a graduate of Harvard ...    Full Story »

Ofir Akunis Appointed Minister of Science, Technology And Space

Ofir Akunis Appointed Minister of Science, Technology And SpacePrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday, 12 Elul appointed Minister Ofir Akunis as Minister of Science, Technology and Space, in addition to his position as the minister responsible for the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Second Authority for Television and Radio. The appointment will be submitted to the Cabinet on Monday 16 Elul and to the Knesset on Wednesday 18 Elul. The ...    Full Story »

Baruch Marzel: This is a Police State!

Baruch Marzel: This is a Police State!A large force of Yassam police surrounding the kenos held in Nof Ayalon on Thursday, 12 Elul, a kenos addressing the recent wave of administrative arrests and orders limiting the movements of recipients issued against right-wing Jews. Attending the kenos were rabbonim, public officials and activists. Five recipients of administrative order limiting their movements who were attending the ...    Full Story »

Bayit Yehudi Leader Congratulates Litzman

Bayit Yehudi Leader Congratulates LitzmanAmong the first to publically congratulate Yaakov Litzman after the Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah of Agudas Yisrael approved his becoming the Minister of Health was Bayit Yehudi party Naftali Bennett. Bennett explained ...    Full Story »

Thanks to Their Annual Golf Outing, Kollel ZYM & Lead Sponsor SkyBridge Benefits Give Golfers A Once a Year Chance to Play On a 'Once in a Lifetime' Course

Thanks to Their Annual Golf Outing, Kollel ZYM & Lead Sponsor SkyBridge Benefits Give Golfers A Once a Year Chance to Play On a 'Once in a Lifetime' Course[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Farmingdale, NJ: Healthcare professionals looking to shave strokes off their golf game—while adding names to their contact list, have been signing up record numbers for Kollel ZYM’s (Zichron Yehoshua Meyer) annual their annual golf outing at Eagle Oaks Country Club in Farmingdale New Jersey, , beginning 11:30 a.m. on Monday, August 31, 2015 The event ...    Full Story »

Sarona Market Cancels Fine Levied Against Store That Closed on Shabbos

Sarona Market Cancels Fine Levied Against Store That Closed on ShabbosOfficials of Sarona Market have announced they are canceling the NIS 3,500 fine levied against Henri’s the business that was not opening on Shabbos and was therefore fined for violating its contract. According ...    Full Story »

Poll: Most Israelis Back Decision to Appoint Gal Hirsch to Head Israel Police

Poll: Most Israelis Back Decision to Appoint Gal Hirsch to Head Israel PoliceDespite an audible opposition which includes former Israel Police chiefs, most Israelis are pleased with the appointment of retired IDF Brigadier-General Gal Hirsch as the next Chief of Israel Police. While some of the opposition comes from parents who sons fell in the Second Lebanon War, most of the opposition is coming from former police chiefs and high-ranking officers of the Israel ...    Full Story »

Op-Ed: A Better Iran Deal

Op-Ed:  A Better Iran DealBy former Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and USMC Gen. Charles C. Krulak Advocates of the nuclear deal with Iran have argued that rejecting it will result in war, a nuclear Iran and even a nose-diving dollar. Most important, even while acknowledging the fundamental flaws in the agreement, supporters lament that there is no alternative. In fact, none of the catastrophic predictions is ...    Full Story »

Florida Keeps Eye on Tropical Storm Erika, Could Hit Monday

Florida Keeps Eye on Tropical Storm Erika, Could Hit MondayAll of Florida is carefully watching Tropical Storm Erika as the disorganized system makes its way over Hispaniola. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said that as of 11 a.m. Friday, the forecast showed the storm hitting the state Monday. The forecast path has Erika skirting the state's Gulf Coast and then moving up Florida's spine north of Tampa. The next 24 ...    Full Story »

Appeals Court Reverses Ruling That Found NSA Program Illegal

Appeals Court Reverses Ruling That Found NSA Program IllegalA federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed a lower court ruling that said the program likely violates the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches. The ...    Full Story »

Hamas: IDF Officials Lied Regarding Fatal Incident During Operation Protective Edge (1 opinions)

Hamas: IDF Officials Lied Regarding Fatal Incident During Operation Protective EdgeAccording to a report aired on Al-Jazeera, Hamas accuses Israeli and IDF officials of lying pertaining to the southern Gaza battle in Operation Protective Edge during the summer of 2014. The report addresses the battle in which Lt. Hadar Goldin HY”D was killed and his body snatched by terrorists who escaped in a tunnel. According to Hamas claims, the terrorists that fired on the ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem Mayor Barkat Tells Shaliach of Rav Cohen He Will Preserve the Status Quo in the City (2 opinions)

Jerusalem Mayor Barkat Tells Shaliach of Rav Cohen He Will Preserve the Status Quo in the CityHaGaon HaRav Zamir Cohen on Wednesday, 11 Elul, met with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat as a shaliach from the head of the Shas Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah, HaGaon HaRav Shalom Cohen Shlita. The two discussed Rabbi Cohen’s concerns pertaining to chilul Shabbos in the city. According to a Kikar Shabbos News report, Rav Shalom Cohen is concerned with what is perceived to be the growing ...    Full Story »

Defense Minister Ya'alon: We Must Stop the Attacks Against Chareidi Soldiers (1 opinions)

Defense Minister Ya'alon: We Must Stop the Attacks Against Chareidi SoldiersDefense Minister Moshe Ya’alon stated that the verbal and physical attacks against chareidi inductees into the IDF and IDF soldiers are intolerable and they must be stopped. Defense Ministry officials are calling for a tenacious effort by police and other law enforcement agencies. Ya’alon stated “We mustn’t accept this situation and the law-breakers and those who send them ...    Full Story »

Trump Proposals Risk Deepening GOP Rift On Immigration

Trump Proposals Risk Deepening GOP Rift On ImmigrationDonald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's future that the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever hopes to win back the White House. As they headed into the 2016 election, Republicans thought they had a strategy for moving past their immigration woes. Outlined in a so-called ...    Full Story »

Obama To Speak With Jewish Groups On Iran Deal (2 opinions)

Obama To Speak With Jewish Groups On Iran DealPresident Barack Obama is using a Friday webcast to try to allay concerns from Jewish communities about the nuclear agreement with Iran. Obama will deliver remarks about the agreement and take questions from participants. The webcast is being organized by two major Jewish organizations that have held similar events with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Energy Secretary ...    Full Story »

Clinton Quietly Trying To Discourage Biden From A 2016 Bid

Clinton Quietly Trying To Discourage Biden From A 2016 BidIn ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy. As Biden ponders a challenge to Clinton for the Democratic nomination, she has rolled out a string of high-profile endorsements in the early-voting contests of Iowa and South Carolina and scheduled an ...    Full Story »

Pentagon Funding New High-Tech Venture

Pentagon Funding New High-Tech VentureDefense Secretary Ash Carter will announce Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft. The high-tech investment could lead to wearable health monitors that could be built into military uniforms or used to assist the elderly. Or it could ...    Full Story »

GOP's Walker Promises To Aggressively Confront Terrorism

GOP's Walker Promises To Aggressively Confront TerrorismRepublican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the United States under his leadership would aggressively confront what he describes as "evil" and "radical Islamic terrorism." The Wisconsin governor plans to lay out his foreign policy agenda Friday in a speech at The Citadel, a military college in the early-voting state of South Carolina. According to excerpts released by his ...    Full Story »

What's In A Billion? Facebook Users Hit Milestone In 1 Day (2 opinions)

What's In A Billion? Facebook Users Hit Milestone In 1 DayOne billion people logged in to Facebook on Monday — the first time that has happened in a single day. That's right, one billion people, or one-seventh of the Earth's population. It was a big symbolic milestone for the world's biggest online social network, which boasts nearly 1.5 billion users who log in at least once a month. CEO Mark Zuckerberg marked the occasion with a ...    Full Story »

Bush Returns To New Orleans For 10th Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina

Bush Returns To New Orleans For 10th Anniversary Of Hurricane KatrinaFormer President George W. Bush returned Friday to New Orleans — the scene of one of his presidency's lowest points — to tout the region's recovery from the nation's costliest natural disaster on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. He and Laura Bush visited the oldest public school in the city — Warren Easton Charter High School, which was closed for a year because of ...    Full Story »

Exposed: Earliest Fear of Eichmann's Infiltration to Israel was Already in 1947 (3 opinions)

Exposed: Earliest Fear of Eichmann's Infiltration to Israel was Already in 1947Secret lists of criminals and suspects ("Alon Zehirut"- Cautious Leaflet) from 1947 on behalf of "Shay" ("Sherut Yediot"), the intelligence arm of the "Haganah, were recently exposed. Among the names on the lists, Adolf Eichmann's (1906-1962) name was found, revealing that the "Shay" feared he will infiltrate to Israel once the Nazi regime was subdued, disguising himself as a Jew. This ...    Full Story »

Jewish Families Continue to Reclaim Arab Occupied Areas of Yerushalayim (4 opinions)

Jewish Families Continue to Reclaim Arab Occupied Areas of YerushalayimIn an act of mesirus nefesh, a number of Jewish families on Thursday 12 Elul took up residence in the Shiloach area of the capital, known more commonly in the news as Silwan. The effort is part of a struggle to reclaim Jewish property by purchasing it from Arabs and then moving in to reestablish and strengthen the Jewish presence in those areas of the capital, which have been overridden ...    Full Story »

Canadian Tourist Arraigned in Tel Aviv Court for Causing a Death by Negligence (1 opinions)

Canadian Tourist Arraigned in Tel Aviv Court for Causing a Death by NegligenceA 30-year-old Canadian tourist visiting Israel has been arrested and he faces charges of causing a death by negligence. According to police, the man gave a pain ointment to another tourist, a 49-year-old British man. The ointment, which was purchased on the internet illegally contains fentanyl, which is reportedly approximately 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine and roughly 40 to ...    Full Story »
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Owners of Jerusalem 24/7 Groceries Fighting to Open on Shabbos

Owners of Jerusalem 24/7 Groceries Fighting to Open on ShabbosOwners of eight of Jerusalem’s 24/7 grocery stores are protesting on Thursday, 12 Elul against city plans to close them down on Shabbos. The owners of the store explain the forced Shabbos closure will spell economic disaster for them. Chareidi Jerusalem councilmen have been stepping up pressure on Mayor Nir Barkat, calling upon him to enforce the law. They decry growing chilul ...    Full Story »

Amazing Story: Muslim Woman Calls a Rabbi in to Visit Her Dying Husband (10 opinions)

Amazing Story: Muslim Woman Calls a Rabbi in to Visit Her Dying HusbandThe following is COL: Rabbi Avraham Lider has been working with sick patients for over 30 years as Director of the Ahavas Chesed organization based in Crown Heights. He received an urgent call at home 10 days ago from a social worker from a New York ...    Full Story »

Terrorist Who Stabbed Border Policeman This Week Murdered Prof. Stern HYD 26 Years Ago (3 opinions)

Terrorist Who Stabbed Border Policeman This Week Murdered Prof. Stern HYD 26 Years AgoThe terrorist who perpetrated the stabbing attack at Shar Shechem on Wednesday, 11 Elul, at the Shar Shechem entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City, murdered a Jew 26 years ago. The terrorist attacked two border policemen with an axe and B’chasdei Hashem if flew out of his hands and he only managed to injure one of them lightly with a knife. Twenty-six years ago, on 9 Sivan 5749, ...    Full Story »

FDA Issues Warning Letters to 'Natural' Tobacco Makers (2 opinions)

FDA Issues Warning Letters to 'Natural' Tobacco MakersThe Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to the makers of Winston, Natural Spirit and Nat Sherman cigarettes over their "additive-free" and "natural" label claims. The agency issued the warnings to ITG Brands LLC, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Inc. and Sherman's 1400 Broadway N.Y.C. Ltd. The issue over the claims is that they may lead consumers to believe the ...    Full Story »

If You Wonder Where the PA Donor Funds are Spent (4 opinions)

If You Wonder Where the PA Donor Funds are SpentWhile the international community by and large prefers to ignore accountability when it comes to the PA (Palestinian Authority) donor funds, it continues to pressure Israel over the difficult plight that is the life of so many residents of PA autonomous areas as well as Gazans, with the latter under the control of the Hamas regime. The widespread corruption in those areas and the fact ...    Full Story »

Monaco Seeks Forgiveness for Deporting Jews During WWII (1 opinions)

Monaco Seeks Forgiveness for Deporting Jews During WWIIIn an unprecedented gesture of repentance, Monaco's Prince Albert II apologized Thursday for his country's role in deporting Jews to Nazi camps — seven decades after police rounded up scores of people from the seaside principality, including those who had sought refuge from the Holocaust in what they thought was a safe and neutral land. "To say this today is to recognize a fact. To ...    Full Story »

Brand New! This Will Increase Your Prophets (2 opinions)

Brand New! This Will Increase Your Prophets[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Just released in The Prophets: Yechezkel! Save 25% now on Yechezkel and the ENTIRE SERIES while supplies last!     Full Story »

Prosecution Appeals Sentencing Bilingual School Arson Attack

Prosecution Appeals Sentencing Bilingual School Arson AttackThe state prosecutor has decided to appeal the punishment handed down against the defendants in the case of the arson attack against the Jerusalem Bilingual School. The defendants, Nachman Tuito and his brother Shlomo, ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Yosi Piamenta's Loved Ones Speak About His Legacy Following His Funeral (3 opinions)

VIDEO: Yosi Piamenta's Loved Ones Speak About His Legacy Following His Funeral[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Yosi Piamenta’s sons speak about his life in this video from Arutz Sheva after his funeral. One son talks about his music and how many people he touched. He talked about how people who listened to his music became religious after listening to it. Another son said he will continue his mission. A man who used to work with Yosi Piamenta for 18 years ...    Full Story »

Israel: New Regulations Signal There Will be No Problem with the Minhag of Kaporos this Year (2 opinions)

Israel: New Regulations Signal There Will be No Problem with the Minhag of Kaporos this YearMK Uri Maklev earlier this morning objected to new stringent regulations that would all but eliminate the possibility of carrying out the minhag of kaporos. The major problem with the regulations was ...    Full Story »

Trump's Lean Campaign Structure Breaks The Mold

Trump's Lean Campaign Structure Breaks The MoldNot only is Donald Trump an unconventional candidate, he's got a campaign operation that turns the conventional wisdom of electoral politics on its head. While Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton boasts an army of more than 350 paid staffers, Trump's operation fields less than a tenth that number. It includes a coterie of about a dozen paid staffers operating out of the ...    Full Story »

Family Members of Avraham Mengistu Hold a Protest at Eretz Crossing

Family Members of Avraham Mengistu Hold a Protest at Eretz CrossingRelatives of Avraham Mengistu, who has been in Gaza for over a year, held a symbolic protest at the Eretz Crossing to Gaza on Thursday morning 12 Elul. Some 20 relatives of Avraham took part in the ...    Full Story »

Clinton Likens GOP's Views on Women to Those of Terrorists (1 opinions)

Clinton Likens GOP's Views on Women to Those of TerroristsHillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for president when it comes to their views on women, telling an Ohio audience her potential GOP rivals were pushing "out of date" policies. "Now extreme views about women? We expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don't want ...    Full Story »

Back In Lakewood Due To Popular Demand – Rabbi Issamar Ginzberg’s Evening With The Pros

Back In Lakewood Due To Popular Demand – Rabbi Issamar Ginzberg’s Evening With The Pros[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] When he lived in Lakewood, very few people knew of his secret life. When he moved to Eretz Yisrael, even fewer knew of him. His cover was blown after he spoke at Google and was mentioned in Globes. Then he began a weekly column on page one of the business section of the Jerusalem Post, The Israeli’s version of the Wall Street Journal. With recent feature ...    Full Story »


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