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Tikun Klalli in Uman on Erev Rosh Hashanah

Tikun Klalli in Uman on Erev Rosh Hashanah
On Wednesday erev Rosh Hashanah, beginning at 11:45, the tzibur in Uman will begin reciting the collective 'Tikun Ha'Klalli'. Tens of thousands of mispallalim are expected to take part in the event that is aired internationally via the internet. The main event is at the tziyun of Rav Nachman ZT”L but there are satellite locations where groups are gathering at the same time, including at the Kosel, the tziyun of the Rashbi, Ma’aras HaMachpelah and in shuls worldwide. There are also location in NYC, announcing to the tzibur to gather at ...

59 Percent of Plastic Bottles are Recycled in Israel

59 Percent of Plastic Bottles are Recycled in IsraelThe Ala Company that recycles bottles in Israel reports that 59% of plastic bottles are being recycled today, the highest percentage ever. The company feels the program is successful, adding that in the United States only 34% of bottles are recycled. The average recycling of plastic bottles in European nations is 56%. 600 million plastic bottles eligible for recycling were processed ...    Full Story »

US Warns That Ebola Could Infect 1.4 Million

US Warns That Ebola Could Infect 1.4 MillionU.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January — or the outbreak could be almost over by then, if control efforts are ramped up. The widely varying projections by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were based ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin Hosts the Chief Rabbis

President Rivlin Hosts the Chief RabbisRishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita and Chief Rabbi David Lau Shlita on Sunday 26 Elul visited the President’s Residence. President Reuven Rivlin invited the rabbis to see his garden, which had been treated ahead of shmitah. The president explained that for him, “In a Jewish democratic nation the Presidential Residence must set an example towards maintaining Jewish ...    Full Story »

Hikind Asks PS 180 To Remove Garbage And Allow Neighbors To Breath Easier

Hikind Asks PS 180 To Remove Garbage And Allow Neighbors To Breath EasierAssemblyman Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is asking Public School 160 to better manage its piles of garbage, which residents say are destroying their quality of life. The Assemblyman spoke with school Principal Margaret Russo yesterday about the situation. Residents near P.S. 160 on 51st Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway have been complaining that huge piles of garbage, resulting from the daily ...    Full Story »

Protective Shield Victim Celebrates His Birthday in Tel Hashomer Hospital

Protective Shield Victim Celebrates His Birthday in Tel Hashomer Hospital Two months after Operation Protective Edge, Adiel Levy, who was critically wounded in the warfare, celebrated his 21st birthday in Tel Hashomer Hospital. Adiel thanked everyone who came to celebrate with him, explaining he feels that he was reborn as a result of his injuries. His mother Anat added “We are at his bedside day and night. We simply hope he heals.” His dad added ...    Full Story »

Belgian Man Identified In Testing Of 9/11 Remains

Belgian Man Identified In Testing Of 9/11 RemainsThe New York City medical examiner's office says an ongoing retesting of remains recovered from the World Trade Center site has resulted in the identification of 31-year-old Belgian man killed in the Sept. 11 attacks. Authorities on Tuesday identified the man as Patrice Braut. He had been working for professional services firm Marsh & McLennan Companies. Braut, of Brussels, ...    Full Story »

Israel: Government Hospital Directors Warn of Fiscal Crisis

Israel: Government Hospital Directors Warn of Fiscal CrisisAs Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yair Lapid continue their efforts to reach agreement on the 2015 state budget, directors of government run hospitals around Israel warn of imminent fiscal collapse. The forum representing the state hospitals over the weekend sent a letter to Health Minister Yael German in which they warned the current debt faced by state-run ...    Full Story »

Assad Backs Efforts To Fight Terrorism (1 opinions)

Assad Backs Efforts To Fight TerrorismSyrian President Bashar Assad says he supports any international effort against terrorism, apparently trying to position his government on the side of airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition. Assad spoke Tuesday during a meeting with Faleh al-Fayadh, an envoy of Iraq’s prime minister. His remarks came hours after the U.S. and five Arab allies launched air raids and missile strikes ...    Full Story »

R' Druckman Wishes R' Stern Hatzlacha If He Wins Race To Become Jerusalem's Chief Rabbi

R' Druckman Wishes R' Stern Hatzlacha If He Wins Race To Become Jerusalem's Chief RabbiRabbi Aryeh Stern Shlita, who is a candidate to become the next Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, met on Sunday 26 Elul with Rabbi Chaim Druckman Shlita, a prominent rav in the dati leumi community. Rabbi Stern is the dati leumi candidate in the race and if he is not disqualified over an eligibility technicality, is expected to win the race. Rabbi Druckman is confident that his ...    Full Story »

Flatbush: 25-Year-Old American College Student Has Bris Milah Today In Honor Of Rosh Hashanah (2 opinions)

Flatbush: 25-Year-Old American College Student Has Bris Milah Today In Honor Of Rosh HashanahAn unusual celebration took place this morning at The Brooklyn Jewish Xperience Kiruv and Chizuk center (BJX) in Flatbush. A 25 year old American college student named Clifton who began attending classes at the Brooklyn Jewish Xperience over four years ago, decided to have a Bris Milah. Clifton was presented with an Artscoll Chumash and Siddur and a pair of Tzitsis after his ...    Full Story »

Official: 200-Plus Strikes, 2 Dozen Syria Targets

Official: 200-Plus Strikes, 2 Dozen Syria TargetsA U.S. official says America and its Arab allies launched more than 200 airstrikes against roughly a dozen militant targets in Syria during the assault that began Monday night. The military mission was the beginning of a broad international campaign against Islamic State militant strongholds in Syria. The U.S. simultaneously targeted the Khorasan Group, an al-Qaida cell, west of the ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: BSSP And NYPD Apprehend 2 Perps For Stealing a Laptop From Focus Camera and Smashing Vehicle Into Multiple Cars (2 opinions)

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: BSSP And NYPD Apprehend 2 Perps For Stealing a Laptop From Focus Camera and Smashing Vehicle Into Multiple Cars[VIDEO & PHOTOS BY HILLEL ENGEL IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A short vehicle pursuit in Boro Park ended with a car crash, but thankfully no injuries. Sources tell YWN that the incident began around 1:15PM at "Focus Camera" located on McDonald Avenue, when a male and female stole a laptop from the store. Employes quickly called Police as well as Shomrim, and began chasing the ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Mossad Launches New Website to Recruit Candidates

VIDEO: Mossad Launches New Website to Recruit Candidates[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Mossad on Monday 27 Elul launched a new website (in a variety of languages) in order to – inter alia – recruit candidates to its ranks. The goal of the upgraded site is to make the organization more accessible to potential recruits who may not be exposed to the variety ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel Leader Relays Jewish Community Perspective on Education at Prestigious Washington, DC, Conference

Agudath Israel Leader Relays Jewish Community Perspective on Education at Prestigious Washington, DC, ConferenceRabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, executive vice president of Agudath Israel of America, featured prominently at the U.S. Department of Education's 10th Annual Private School Leadership Conference, which was held in Washington, DC on Monday.Hundreds of leading communal and religious figures from across the country, representing diverse nonpublic school interests, listened attentively as Rabbi ...    Full Story »

Artscroll Offers Free Download: Kleinman Edition Digital Kitzur Shulchan Aruch

Artscroll Offers Free Download: Kleinman Edition Digital Kitzur Shulchan AruchClick here for instructions to get your free download. Imagine holding five comprehensive volumes of Jewish Law comfortably in one hand. Imagine searching for a particular phrase in Mesillas Yesharim and finding it in seconds. Imagine looking up a Talmudic source for the portion you’re learning without having ...    Full Story »

Hero Officer Lt. Eitan is Getting Married (1 opinions)

Hero Officer Lt. Eitan is Getting MarriedGivati Brigade Deputy Company Commander Lt. Eitan became a hero during Operation Protective Edge after he climbed into a Hamas terrorist tunnel in an effort to pursue the terrorists that abducted Lt. Hadar Goldin HY”D. ...    Full Story »

Accused White House Intruder Heavily Armed In July Arrest

Accused White House Intruder Heavily Armed In July ArrestTwo months before Omar J. Gonzalez allegedly hopped a White House fence, dashed across the North Lawn and entered the executive mansion, he was arrested in rural Virginia, heavily armed and carrying a map of Washington tucked inside a Bible — with a circle drawn around the White House. The 42-year-old Army veteran from Copperas Cove, Texas, had been arrested July 19 in rural ...    Full Story »

NYC Mayor: City Jails A Very Bad Situation

NYC Mayor: City Jails A Very Bad SituationAmid continued scrutiny of problems at Rikers Island and other New York City jails, Mayor Bill de Blasio said bluntly that the situation in the city’s correction department is very bad. Speaking to reporters following remarks at the United Nations Tuesday, de Blasio reiterated that his administration inherited problems in the nation’s second-largest jail system that he’s ...    Full Story »

Mrs. Frenkel was Happy Not to See the Smiling Faces of the Terrorists in Court

Mrs. Frenkel was Happy Not to See the Smiling Faces of the Terrorists in CourtMrs. Rachel Frenkel, the mother of Naftali HY”D, spoke to Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) following the reports that the terrorists that kidnapped her son, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach HY”D were shot dead during the night in Hebron. ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Car Crashes Into 'Seasons' Supermarket On Main St In Queens [UPDATED] (3 opinions)

PHOTOS: Car Crashes Into 'Seasons' Supermarket On Main St In Queens [UPDATED]A vehicle slammed into the Seasons Supermarket on Main Street and 68th Road, Tuesday afternoon. The accident happened just after 1:00PM. A Queens Hatzolah member who works in the store began triaging the injured, as Hatzolah ambulances began arriving. At least four people were injured and being transported to local hospitals - some from inside the supermarket. The FDNY is on the ...    Full Story »

Kol Korei About Kapporos Signed By Gedolim Is Issued By Agudath Israel Of America

Kol Korei About Kapporos Signed By Gedolim Is Issued By Agudath Israel Of AmericaReissuing a Rabbinic statement (Kol Korei) that was first published seven years ago and that remains relevant today, Agudath Israel of America is calling upon the community to exercise care regarding the custom of kapporos before Yom Kippur. Given the size of the community, and the large volume of chickens that will be handled in the upcoming days, the practice of kapporos needs to be ...    Full Story »
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Halachically Speaking: Reciting Hataras Nedarim On Erev Rosh Hashanah (1 opinions)

Halachically Speaking: Reciting Hataras Nedarim On Erev Rosh Hashanah[Halachically Speaking appears on YWN weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays]  Written by Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits of KOF-K Kosher Supervision The Gemorah in Nedarim[1] states, “if you want your nedarim not to last for the entire year, you should stand in the ...    Full Story »

Join the Tefillah in Barditchev and Amuka Erev Rosh Hashana

Join the Tefillah in Barditchev and Amuka Erev Rosh Hashana [COMMUNICATED CONTENT] HURRY!  DEADLINE FOR ROSH HASHANA IS SOON!! For Yom Kippur, Wed Night (9/24) Note: No Minimum Donation Required to Participate in the Tefillah – Tizku L’Mitzvos Yad L’Achim is Urging Everyone to Participate in the 3 Rare & Special TEFILLOS for SHIDDUCHIM & ALL ...    Full Story »

Judicial Appointment Committee Does Not Select Religious Female Justice for High Court Appointment (2 opinions)

Judicial Appointment Committee Does Not Select Religious Female Justice for High Court AppointmentWhile many believed a dati leumi woman would be appointed to fill one of two vacant slots on the Supreme Court, this did not occur. Nether Justice Yael Wilner or Devorah Berland were recommended by the ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND TEXT: PM Netanyahu's Rosh Hashanah Message to Jews Worldwide

"My friends, As Jews celebrate the New Year around the world, we can take pride in all that unites us. The Jewish people indeed always unite when faced with great challenges, and the past year was no exception. Over the past few months, three of our ...    Full Story »

6-Month-Old Infant is Niftar a Week after Being Dropped (2 opinions)

6-Month-Old Infant is Niftar a Week after Being DroppedBD”E: A week after being dropped by an older brother, a six-month-old chareidi toddler was niftar. The tragedy occurred on Rabbi Yehuda Tzadka Street in the Cheftziba neighborhood of Beit Shemesh. The child fell from his brothers arms down steps. He has since been fighting for his life but he was niftar during the night (Mon-Tue) 27 Elul. The child was treated on the scene by EMTs ...    Full Story »


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