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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 Shabbos
Owners 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 Shabbos in areas of the city, including the center of town. The protestors on the other hand insist the mayor is capitulating to chareidi pressure, at their expense ...

Amazing Story: Muslim Woman Calls a Rabbi in to Visit Her Dying Husband

Amazing Story: Muslim Woman Calls a Rabbi in to Visit Her Dying HusbandThe following is via OnlySimchas.com: 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 ...    Full Story »

Only 2 Weeks Left to Enter Tesla Raffle

Amazing Story: Muslim Woman Calls a Rabbi in to Visit Her Dying HusbandWe 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 »

Terrorist Who Stabbed Border Policeman This Week Murdered Prof. Stern HYD 26 Years Ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

IDF Destroys Two Outposts in the Binyamin Region of Shomron

IDF Destroys Two Outposts in the Binyamin Region of ShomronIDF and police forces on Thursday, 12 Elul, destroyed a shul and a number of buildings in the Maoz Esther and Geulat Tzion outposts located in the Binyamin Regional Council district of Shomron. The Civil Administration inspectors were backed by military and police troops, who came under attack as residents pelted them with stones. Two homes and the building used as a shul were ...    Full Story »

Yagdil Kosher Wines Offer Amazing Summer Deals Including 20% Off All Wines in “Stock Up for Winter” Sale

Yagdil Kosher Wines Offer Amazing Summer Deals Including 20% Off All Wines in “Stock Up for Winter” Sale[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] “There’s been a sore need for a new kosher wine and liquor store,” says Yagdil Wines owner Chaim Gluck. It was a tough job, and few wanted to do the legwork. However in spite of the challenges ahead, Yagdil’s owners stepped up to the plate. After traversing permits and lawyers, they achieved the license that would allow them to provide the ...    Full Story »

Polish Official 'Convinced' That Mystery Nazi Train Exists

Polish Official 'Convinced' That Mystery Nazi Train ExistsA leading Polish cultural official said Thursday he is "convinced" of the existence of a Nazi treasure train that has been missing for 70 years and which two men claim to have found recently. Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski also warned treasure hunters in southwestern Poland to stop looking for the "so-called 'gold train'" because it could be mined and dangerous. Since the ...    Full Story »

Egged Taavura Strike Beginning on Sunday

Egged Taavura Strike Beginning on SundayThe Egged Taavura Company has announced it is launching an open-ended strike beginning on Sunday, 15 Elul. This is not to be confused with ‘Egged’ that runs lines in cities around Israel. Union leaders explain they have hit a stone wall regarding their battle for employee rights and passenger security and therefore they ...    Full Story »

Bnei Brak: Child Hospitalized After Drinking Bleach

Bnei Brak: Child Hospitalized After Drinking BleachA child was rushed to a local hospital on Wednesday 11 Elul after he ingested bleach. The incident occurred in a home on Ganei Gad Street in Bnei Brak. A two-year-old child drank the bleach which was reportedly placed in a plastic cup. Ichud Hatzalah EMT Yehuda Hildesheim reports the child was conscious and alert when they arrived on the scene. He was transported to a hospital in ...    Full Story »

AP Sues Over Access To FBI Records Involving Fake News Story

AP Sues Over Access To FBI Records Involving Fake News StoryThe Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect's computer. AP joined with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to file the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. At issue is a 2014 ...    Full Story »

Arabs And Jews Face Off at Barzilai Hospital

Arabs And Jews Face Off at Barzilai HospitalPolice in the Ashkelon district on Wednesday evening 11 Elul at about 20:30 received a call for assistance, reporting a brawl between Jews and family members of former hunger-striker Muhmad Alaan, who remains in Barzilai Hospital. Police arrived on the hospital complex headed by Ashkelon Police Chief Shimon Portal. Police distanced the sides in an effort to restore order. Police ...    Full Story »

Democratic Party Lags In Money Before Presidential Year

Democratic Party Lags In Money Before Presidential YearThe Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor. Its $24 million debt from the 2012 presidential election, only recently paid down, has squeezed investments in the next White House race. Underdeveloped party resources such as voter data files could become a serious disadvantage for the ...    Full Story »

IAF Retaliates for Wednesday Night Rocket Attack in S. Israel

IAF Retaliates for Wednesday Night Rocket Attack in S. IsraelThe Israel Air Force during the night (Wednesday-Thursday) of 12 Elul attacked terrorist objectives aligned with Hamas in central Gaza. The aerial assault was in response to a rocket attack into the Eshkol Regional Council area of southern Israel on Wednesday night. B’chasdei Hashem there were no fatalities or injuries in the rocket attack. State officials released statements to ...    Full Story »

MSNBC Ending Sharpton's Daily Show (2 opinions)

MSNBC Ending Sharpton's Daily ShowAl Sharpton is losing his daily show on MSNBC, with the network saying he'll be downshifted to the weekend. Sharpton's "Politics Nation" has aired at 6 p.m. EDT on weeknights for the past four years at the ratings-challenged news network. MSNBC is in the midst of wholesale changes under NBC News boss Andrew Lack, deemphasizing its left-leaning programming during the daytime hours in ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Heads to Italy for a Working Visit

PM Netanyahu Heads to Italy for a Working VisitPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday, 12 Elul, heads to Italy for a working visit during which he will meet with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Prime Minister Netanyahu will also visit Expo 2015 in Milan, which is focused on agro technology and food, joining a long list of world leaders who have already done so, including – inter alia – German Chancellor Angela ...    Full Story »

NY Congresswoman Maloney Intends To Vote Against Iran Deal

NY Congresswoman Maloney Intends To Vote Against Iran DealCongresswoman Carolyn Maloney is the latest New York lawmaker to oppose President Barack Obama's Iran nuclear agreement. Maloney said in a statement posted on her congressional website Thursday that she intends to vote against the deal. She says she made her decision after carefully examining classified material. She's also talked to administration officials, experts and ...    Full Story »

Border Policeman Wounded in Shar Shechem Stabbing Attack

Border Policeman Wounded in Shar Shechem Stabbing AttackA border policeman was lightly wounded in a stabbing attack at the Shar Shechem entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City on Wednesday evening 11 Elul. A 56-year-old resident of the PA (Palestinian Authority) in Hebron, inside Green Line Israel illegally, was taken into custody. He was arrested in Israel in the past, back in 2013 when charged with attempted murder for trying to stab a Jew. He ...    Full Story »
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PHOTO: Jerry Nadler Says He's Hurt By Criticism On His Iran Position, So Dov Hikind Sent Him This Card (5 opinions)

PHOTO: Jerry Nadler Says He's Hurt By Criticism On His Iran Position, So Dov Hikind Sent Him This CardIn light of Congressman Nadler’s reaction to being stunned and hurt by criticism of his support for the Iran deal, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-NY), whose district overlaps with Nadler, has sent him a card and stuffed teddy bear to express his sympathies. In a Facebook post, Hikind wrote: “Congressman Nadler has taken a position on the Iran deal, one to which most of our community ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Pinto Undergoes Successful Surgery

Rabbi Pinto Undergoes Successful SurgeryRabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto underwent successful surgery in NYC on Wednesday, 11 Elul. The rav was given special permission by the courts to leave Israel to have the surgery, which is related to the cancer he is battling. The rabbi’s doctors are quoted expressing satisfaction following the surgery. Leaders of the Shuva Yisrael Kehilla headed by Rav Pinto call on the tzibur to continue ...    Full Story »

Deri Likely to Sabotage Government's Natural Gas Deal

Deri Likely to Sabotage Government's Natural Gas DealBarring a change of heart, Economy Minister Aryeh Deri has announced he is not going to sign off on the cabinet-approved natural gas deal. From Deri’s part, he wishes to see the new Israel Antitrust Authority director handle the matter, explaining the nation has been waiting since 2010 and it can wait a little longer. The director of the authority stepped down in May 2015 and his ...    Full Story »

Report Into Cause Of MH17 Crash To Be Published Oct. 13

Report Into Cause Of MH17 Crash To Be Published Oct. 13The long-awaited conclusions of an international investigation into the cause of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will be published Oct. 13, the panel conducting the probe announced Thursday. The Dutch Safety Board, which is leading the civil investigation into the July 17, 2014, crash in eastern Ukraine that killed all 298 people on board the plane said relatives of the dead ...    Full Story »

Rishon L'Tzion to Talmidim: You Do Not Need a Cell Phone (6 opinions)

Rishon L'Tzion to Talmidim: You Do Not Need a Cell PhoneRishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita in a chizuk schmooze to talmidim in Yeshivas Yismach Moshe addressed the matter of kosher and non-kosher cellular telephones. The rav explained the talmidim do not need any kind of cellphone, adding in his Yeshivat Chazon Ovadia talmidim may not bring a kosher cell phone with them. During the rav’s talk to give a chizuk to talmidim in ...    Full Story »

Trump Dumps Insults On Questioners, Insists On Control (1 opinions)

Trump Dumps Insults On Questioners, Insists On ControlFor Donald Trump, the joy of the insult seems as compelling as the art of the deal. Whether his challengers are fellow presidential candidates, the press or others, they are, according to Trump: incompetent, weak, pathetic, disgusting, idiots or the like. He described Democratic presidential contender Martin O'Malley, for example, as acting "like a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic ...    Full Story »

Identifying Your Life’s Mission

Identifying Your Life’s Mission[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  This Rosh Hashanah, electrify your life with purpose. The following article was written by Sara Yoheved Rigler and is reprinted here with her permission as well as the permission of AISH where the article originally appeared. For those of you who are interested in exploring the topic of identifying your life mission please check out Rabbi Aryeh ...    Full Story »

Border Policeman Injured in Jerusalem Firebomb Attack (2 opinions)

Border Policeman Injured in Jerusalem Firebomb Attack[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Arab violence in Yerushalayim continues as a border police was lightly injured in a firebomb attack in the A-Tor area of the capital on Wednesday evening 11 Elul. B’chasdei Hashem no one was killed or seriously injured as the border police SUV targeted in the attack was engulfed in flames. http://tinyurl.com/ofxf4f8 The personnel in the vehicle succeeded ...    Full Story »

London Underground Delays Plans for 24-Hour Subway Service

London Underground Delays Plans for 24-Hour Subway ServiceLondon Underground has delayed plans to start a 24-hour subway service on weekends, allowing more time for talks with unions demanding better pay and conditions. The decision Thursday came as both Underground officials and union representatives reported progress on talks about the new service, which had been set to begin Sept. 12. No new start date was set but Underground officials ...    Full Story »

Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah Approves Litzman Becoming a Cabinet Minister

Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah Approves Litzman Becoming a Cabinet MinisterDeputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman has the Yesh Atid party to thank for it was the party’s petition to the High Court of Justice that led to the decision to permit him to become a cabinet minister. Yesh Atid challenged the current government makeup in which Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is the health minister while Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman is the acting ...    Full Story »

On-Air Killings Gripped Millions In Social Media Storm

On-Air Killings Gripped Millions In Social Media StormThe fatal shooting of a reporter and cameraman unfolded on live TV during the early morning show, as tens of thousands of viewers watched a horrified anchor struggle to comprehend what had happened. Within hours, the carefully scripted carnage carried out by a disgruntled former colleague spread to millions of viewers gripped by what had transformed into a social media storm. The ...    Full Story »

Israeli Arab Sector Planning to Strike Opening of the New School Year (2 opinions)

Israeli Arab Sector Planning to Strike Opening of the New School YearIsrael’s Arab community has announced it plans to strike the opening of the new school in a sign of protest over the unfair treatment it receives. The representatives of the Israeli Arab community explain they are not receiving a fair share of the education budget pie, and they are no longer willing to accept the discriminatory practices. The nation’s public school system is set ...    Full Story »

Thursday Morning 12 Elul News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

Thursday Morning 12 Elul News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael· The IAF targeted terrorists objectives in central Gaza. · No injuries reported as IDF soldiers were attacked with an explosive device in Jenin. · A small protest of 20 people is taking place at the Eretz Crossing on behalf of Israeli Avraham Mengistu who is in Gaza for over a year. · IDF soldiers involved in counter-terrorism operations in Yehuda and Shomron arrested 10 ...    Full Story »

Israel: A Business is Fined NIS 3,500 for Refusing to Open on Shabbos (5 opinions)

Israel: A Business is Fined NIS 3,500 for Refusing to Open on ShabbosAnother story for the books. Henri’s, located in Sarona Market is the only eatery in that venue with a hashgacha. It is situated opposite the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv. The other stores do not have a hashgacha as they open on Shabbos. While many businesses are fined for opening on Shabbos, this story is the opposite as Henri’s was fined NIS 3,500 for closing on Shabbos. ...    Full Story »


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