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Wing Part Could Help Solve What Happened To MH370

Wing Part Could Help Solve What Happened To MH370
A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished more than a year ago. The surprise discovery of the debris on a rocky beach stirred hopes and emotion among families of the missing, after a year and a half of grieving and frustration at a lack of answers, despite a wide, deep and expensive multinational search effort in the southern Indian Ocean, the China Sea and the Gulf of ...

Security Forces Remove Civilians from Sanur

Security Forces Remove Civilians from SanurSecurity forces moved into the ruins of the northern Shomron community of Sanur, removing the former residents and their supporters who arrived earlier in the week. Security forces arrived at about 3:00 AM on Thursday, 14 ...    Full Story »

Why the Gay Pride Parade Stabber is a Murderer (1 opinions)

Why the Gay Pride Parade Stabber is a Murdererby Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times Labelling someone a murderer when no one was murdered is a serious allegation. Nonetheless, it seems that this is the conclusion that must be drawn when confronted with the halachic evidence –anyone who stabs another with a wound that has the potential to kill someone is labelled a murderer. But first, let’s begin with the ...    Full Story »

Former Israeli Ambassador to Washington MK Dr. Oren: Bring Pollard Home to Israel ASAP

Former Israeli Ambassador to Washington MK Dr. Oren: Bring Pollard Home to Israel ASAPMK (Kulanu) Dr. Michal Oren, a former Israeli ambassador to Washington, DC, spoke with Arutz-7 about this week’s announced ruling of a US parole commission to release Jonathan Pollard after 30 years imprisonment. Oren joins the growing voice directed at the United States, to amend the terms of Pollard’s release and permit him to come home to Israel. Under the terms of his release, ...    Full Story »

Knesset Approves Force Feeding of Prisoners Bill

Knesset Approves Force Feeding of Prisoners BillThe Knesset on Thursday, 14 Menachem Av, approved the bill that empowers Israel Prison Authority officials under certain conditions to force feed a striking prisoner. The bill passed in its third reading in a 46-40 vote. If a prison warden feels it is necessary, he must then turn to head of the prison authority, who in turns bring the matter to the attorney general and president of ...    Full Story »

Poll: Trump Commands Lead Over GOP 2016 Rivals (1 opinions)

Poll: Trump Commands Lead Over GOP 2016 RivalsBusinessman Donald Trump continues to lead the large field of Republican presidential candidates but would lose to all three three big-name Democrats in a race for the White House, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. Gov. Chris Christie, meanwhile, is in 10th place with 3 percent support from Republican primary votes. Trump leads the 17-deep GOP field with ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Charedi Man Stabs 6 in Jerusalem Toeiva Parade (59 opinions)

BREAKING: Charedi Man Stabs 6 in Jerusalem Toeiva ParadeSix people were stabbed Thursday afternoon during Jerusalem's annual gay "pride parade" and a Charedi suspect was arrested. The wounded received treatment at the scene and were evacuated to hopsitals. Two were considered to be in serious condition and another was in critical condition. The Attacker is Yishai Schlisel who also stabbed people at the Toeiva Parade in Jerusalem 10 ...    Full Story »

HaRav Shalom Cohen Calls on Lomdei Torah to Remain in Beis Medrash and Not to Enter the IDF (1 opinions)

HaRav Shalom Cohen Calls on Lomdei Torah to Remain in Beis Medrash and Not to Enter the IDFHaGaon HaRav Shalom Cohen Shlita, head of the Shas party Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah, has called on bnei torah to remain in beis medrash, to continue limud torah and not to enter the IDF. The rav’s letter was revealed on Kol Chai Radio on Wednesday evening 13 Menachem Av. Rav Cohen calls on everyone to be ‘mechazeik’ in one’s limud, especially during these days when one cannot ...    Full Story »

Comptroller Says NYC Should Be Quicker To Fix Potholes

Comptroller Says NYC Should Be Quicker To Fix PotholesComptroller Scott Stringer says New York City should be quicker to repair the potholes that have cost taxpayers $138 million in settlements over the last six years. Stringer released an analysis of pothole and trip-and-fall claims Thursday. He says filling potholes "remains an uphill battle." He said it took an average of 6.7 days for the Department of Transportation to complete a ...    Full Story »

Elad: Child Fined NIS 1,000 for Speaking on his Cellphone Will Riding his Bike (2 opinions)

Elad: Child Fined NIS 1,000 for Speaking on his Cellphone Will Riding his BikeA 12-year-old boy riding his bicycle in Elad was stopped by a policeman and fined NIS 1,000 (one thousand) for speaking on his cell phone while riding, thereby endangering the public. The incident occurred on Monday evening 11 Menachem Av, on Shimon Ben-Shetach Street in Elad. A policeman spotted the youth riding and speaking on his cellular phone without using a Bluetooth [hands ...    Full Story »

Congress Heads Off On Vacation, Putting Off Messy Decisions

Congress Heads Off On Vacation, Putting Off Messy DecisionsCongress is heading out for a five-week summer recess in anything but a cheerful vacation mood, leaving behind a pile of unfinished business that all but guarantees a painful fall. Not long after they return in September, lawmakers must vote on President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, a brutally divisive issue that many lawmakers expect will dominate voter town halls during ...    Full Story »

Gafne Lashes Out at Agudas Yisrael and Chassidish Community

Gafne Lashes Out at Agudas Yisrael and Chassidish CommunityDuring his address at a symposium, MK Moshe Gafne lashed out at the Agudas Yisrael faction of Yahadut Hatorah regarding the new arrangement with the coalition vis-à-vis monthly child allowance payments and the treasury’s ...    Full Story »

Iran Says Will Ban US Experts From UN Nuclear Inspections (1 opinions)

Iran Says Will Ban US Experts From UN Nuclear InspectionsIran will not allow American or Canadian inspectors working for the U.N. nuclear watchdog to visit its nuclear facilities, an official said in remarks broadcast by state TV on Thursday. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said Iran will only allow inspectors from countries that have diplomatic relations with it. The previously undisclosed remarks were made during a Sunday meeting ...    Full Story »

Ex-NY Senate Leader, Son Plead Not Guilty To Latest Charges

Ex-NY Senate Leader, Son Plead Not Guilty To Latest ChargesA former New York state Senate leader and his son have pleaded not guilty to the latest charges against them in a corruption case. Dean Skelos and his 33-year-old son, Adam, entered the pleas Thursday at their arraignment in Manhattan federal court. They've been free on bail since their May arrests. Dean Skelos was the state's most powerful Republican before stepping down from ...    Full Story »

Treyger Applauds Rep. Meng and Congress for Reintroducing Bill to Provide FEMA Aid to Houses of Worship

Treyger Applauds Rep. Meng and Congress for Reintroducing Bill to Provide FEMA Aid to Houses of WorshipCouncil Member Mark Treyger, Chairman of the Committee on Recovery & Resiliency, strongly applauds members of Congress, including Rep. Grace Meng of Queens, for reintroducing the Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act (H.R. 3066), which would allow houses of worship to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency aid. Current FEMA regulations exclude houses of worship ...    Full Story »

Queens: MTA Worker Accused of Murder in Jewish Jeweler Hit-Run Death (1 opinions)

Queens: MTA Worker Accused of Murder in Jewish Jeweler Hit-Run DeathAn MTA train operator has been arrested in connection with the hit-and-run death of jeweler-to-the-stars Aranbayev in Queens. The suspect, 46-year-old Charles Jordan, was taken into custody at his Valley Stream home Thursday morning after an auto body shop working on his damaged Dodge Magnum called police. NYPD detectives are searching the Jordan's house now. Police say Jordan ...    Full Story »

Israel: Missing Detainee Found, Suffering from Injuries (1 opinions)

Israel: Missing Detainee Found, Suffering from InjuriesAll of the protesters detained by police during confrontations in Beit El have been released except for one who was being held in the Shaar Binyamin Police Station. The protesters were demonstrating against the destruction by security forces, of the Dreinoff housing units in Beit El. Despite the newly issued authorization for the buildings, the Supreme Court decided that the ...    Full Story »

IG Report: NYPD Body Cameras Should Record All Interactions

IG Report: NYPD Body Cameras Should Record All InteractionsBefore the NYPD moves forward with its body camera program for officers, the department's inspector general wants his own say on how the program should be expanded. In December, the NYPD outfitted 54 of its officers with body cameras in six precincts. In the first examination of this pilot program, the inspector general is urging One Police Plaza to broaden its standard for when ...    Full Story »

Yeshiva Bochur Arrested Upon Arrival at IDF Induction Center

Yeshiva Bochur Arrested Upon Arrival at IDF Induction CenterShmuel Isaac Heller, a 19-year-old talmid yeshiva, was placed in custody by military police upon arrival at an induction center. He came to declare his status and found himself in IDF Prison 6, sentenced to 21 days imprisonment. Heller did not respond to earlier draft notices but at some point, he decided that he wishes to report to an induction center to clarify his status. As a ...    Full Story »

India Hangs Only Man Sentenced to Die for 1993 Mumbai Blasts (1 opinions)

India Hangs Only Man Sentenced to Die for 1993 Mumbai BlastsIgnoring pleas and petitions by civil society groups, India on Thursday hanged an accountant convicted of supporting the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people in the country's worst terrorist attack. The police barred media from publishing images of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon's funeral, apparently fearing a backlash against the execution that many said was driven by ...    Full Story »

Chareidi Couple Arrested on Suspicion of Beating Infant Daughter (1 opinions)

Chareidi Couple Arrested on Suspicion of Beating Infant DaughterA chareidi couple in their 20s, from the southern city of Ofakim, is in police custody on suspicion of beating their 18-month-old daughter. The child is currently admitted to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva and following the intervention of social services, the couple was arraigned on Thursday, 14 Menachem Av, at which time social services requested their extended ...    Full Story »

Urgent: Shidduchim, Rescuing Children from an Arab Village and Tu B’Av

Urgent: Shidduchim, Rescuing Children from an Arab Village and Tu B’Av[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Yad L'Achim has received word that a woman and her three children need to be rescued from an Arab village within the next three days. Besides for the cost of the rescue, Yad L'Achim needs to provide her with basic living necessities, clothing, shelter, food etc. to the cost of several thousand dollars. You can fulfill the great mitzvah of Pidyon Shvuyim (redeeming ...    Full Story »

Knesset Education Committee to Discuss the Over 100 Elad Girls Who Were Rejected from High Schools (1 opinions)

Knesset Education Committee to Discuss the Over 100 Elad Girls Who Were Rejected from High SchoolsFollowing the publication of the over 100 girls from Elad whom have been rejected by the city’s seminaries (high schools) despite being Beis Yaakov graduates, Knesset Education Committee Chairman Yaakov Margi ...    Full Story »

Tu B'Av - An Overview

Tu B'Av - An OverviewBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman Tu B’Av is a day that comes six days after Tisha b'Av. It was, however, a special day in the Jewish calendar in and of itself. Not too many people know what the essence of the day is all about. WHAT OCCURRED? Traditionally, it was a day when single young ladies would wear special gowns of white in order to woo a groom. The white indicated that they were ...    Full Story »

Gov't Finds Health Law Co-Ops Awash In Red Ink

Gov't Finds Health Law Co-Ops Awash In Red InkNonprofit co-ops, the health care law's public-spirited alternative to mega-insurers, are awash in red ink and many have fallen short of sign-up goals, a government audit has found. Under President Barack Obama's overhaul, taxpayers provided $2.4 billion in loans to get the co-ops going, but only one out of 23 — the one in Maine — made money last year, said the report out ...    Full Story »

WATCH: MBD And Friends Sing For Yossi Piamenta Who Needs Rachamei Shomayim

A group of Jewish singers and superstars visited famed Jewish guitarist and singer Yossi Piamenta last week, and made a "Kumzits" for him. Yossi Piamenta has been battling a dreaded illness since being diagnosed more than a year ago, as thousands of his ...    Full Story »
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Israel Foreign Ministry Responds to Amnesty International Report (1 opinions)

Israel Foreign Ministry Responds to Amnesty International ReportThe Israel Foreign Ministry issued an official response to the latest Israel-bashing Amnesty International report. Following is the ministry’s response. The methodology the report is based upon is fundamentally flawed, evidence that Amnesty has a flawed understanding of international law, and further reveals the organization’s compulsive obsessiveness towards Israel. The ...    Full Story »

Taliban Confirm Leader's Death, Choose Mullah Omar Successor

Taliban Confirm Leader's Death, Choose Mullah Omar SuccessorHigh-ranking officials from the Afghan Taliban confirmed on Thursday the death of their leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, and said the group's top council has elected his successor, a senior figure who served as the reclusive mullah's deputy for the past three years. The Taliban Shura, or Supreme Council, chose Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as the new leader, two Taliban figures told The ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem Court Refuses to Distance Jewish Males from Har Habayis (1 opinions)

Jerusalem Court Refuses to Distance Jewish Males from Har HabayisPolice detained a Jewish male who tried blowing shofar near Har Habayis. When they appeared before Jerusalem Magistrate Justice Mirit Forer, police asked to distance the male from Har Habayis for 60 days in response to their actions. The youth was arrested on erev Shabbos during the afternoon hours, near one of the entrances to Har Habayis. Police alleged they wanted to blow shofar. He ...    Full Story »

Anti-Semitic Incidents In Britain Have Soared By 50 Per Cent In Past Year (1 opinions)

Anti-Semitic Incidents In Britain Have Soared By 50 Per Cent In Past YearThe following is via the Independent UK: The number of anti-semitic incidents in the UK has risen sharply in the last year, a report has found. Between January and June of this year, 473 anti-semitic incidents took place, including two which were classified as involving “extreme violence”. This represents an increase of 53 per cent from the same period in 2014. The report ...    Full Story »

Police: Escapee Still Cooperating A Month After Capture (2 opinions)

Police: Escapee Still Cooperating A Month After CaptureThe New York state police major who led the manhunt for two killers who broke out of a prison said the surviving escapee is still cooperating with investigators a month after his capture. Maj. Charles Guess says Wednesday every interview with David Sweat so far has been fruitful and he expects more as the investigation continues. Sweat and Richard Matt broke out of Clinton ...    Full Story »

Excessive Heat Warning Remains For Parts Of New Jersey (2 opinions)

Excessive Heat Warning Remains For Parts Of New JerseyThunderstorms are expected to punctuate the hazy, hot and humid conditions that continue to blanket New Jersey. An excessive heat warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday for Mercer, Gloucester, Camden and northwest Burlington counties. Forecasters say the heat and humidity will combine to make it feel like it is 100 degrees. Some thunderstorms and heavy rain are ...    Full Story »

Asher's Entry to Knesset is Dependent on Deputy Minister Meir Porush (2 opinions)

Asher's Entry to Knesset is Dependent on Deputy Minister Meir PorushAfter the Knesset during a late-night session passed the Norwegian Law on Thursday, former Yahadut Hatorah MK Yaakov Asher hopes to reenter Knesset to become the third member of the litvish Degel Hatorah faction. However, Asher entering into Knesset will compel with Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman or Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush to resign from Knesset. Both deputy ...    Full Story »

Earthquake Felt in S. Israel During the Night

Earthquake Felt in S. Israel During the NightResidents of southern Israel and the Shvelah area reported feeling a slight earthquake during the night (Wednesday to Thursday) of 14 Menachem Av. The earthquake reportedly measured 4.4 on the Richter scale, with the epicenter in the Dead Sea. There were no injuries or damage reports. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Malaysian Premier: Plane Debris To Be Sent To France

Malaysian Premier: Plane Debris To Be Sent To FranceA sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and expensive mysteries. Malaysia's prime minister said Thursday the debris found on the French island of Reunion will be sent for ...    Full Story »

Court Nixes Release Of New York Chokehold Death Testimony

Court Nixes Release Of New York Chokehold Death TestimonyA New York appeals court says the public can't see the testimony a grand jury heard before declining to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man. A state Supreme Court Appellate Division panel ruled Wednesday. A lower-court judge declined in March to release the testimony following Eric Garner's death, citing longstanding principles of grand jury ...    Full Story »

Knesset Approves 'Norwegian Law' And Defends Against No-Confidence Motion

Knesset Approves 'Norwegian Law' And Defends Against No-Confidence MotionThe Knesset voted on the so-called Norwegian Law on Thursday morning 14 Menachem Av close to 3 AM. The bill was passed into law in a 64-51 vote, which passed because of the support of the Yisrael Beitenu opposition party. The vote required a minimum of 61 to pass since it amends the Basic Law, demanding a majority of the Knesset’s 120 seats and some coalition members are ...    Full Story »

A House Built on Shabbos (4 opinions)

A House Built on ShabbosBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman Home construction is up, both locally and across the nation. Locally, many contractors are building homes to spec for Orthodox Jewish families, with dual ovens, dual sinks, Pesach kitchens and even built-in Sukkah breakfast nooks. But what happens if one of these contractors also builds it on Shabbos? The Shulchan Aruch (OC 244:3) writes that if a house was ...    Full Story »

Yes Planet Entertainment Complex in Yerushalayim to Begin Operating on Shabbos

Yes Planet Entertainment Complex in Yerushalayim to Begin Operating on ShabbosThe new Yes Planet entertainment complex in Yerushalayim is set to open. According to a MyNet report, the complex will begin operating on August 11, 2015, with officials reporting over 100 professionals including electricians, construction workers, and others are completing the finishing touches ahead of the grand opening. Operators points out that while they will be officially opening, ...    Full Story »

Jewish Woman in Bridal Gown Banned from Har Habayis by Israel Police (8 opinions)

Jewish Woman in Bridal Gown Banned from Har Habayis by Israel PoliceIsrael Police has announced a new regulation, prohibiting a woman from visiting the holy site dressed in a bridal gown for police feel wearing such a dress is provocative. A kallah arrived at the holy site on Wednesday morning 13 Menachem Av, dressed in her white gown. It is pointed out she was not the first kallah dressed in her gown to visit Har Habayis, but police have decided ...    Full Story »


WATCH: MBD And Friends Sing For Yossi Piamenta Who Needs Rachamei Shomayim

A group of Jewish singers and superstars visited famed Jewish guitarist and singer Yossi Piamenta last week, and made a "Kumzits" for him. Yossi Piamenta has been battling a dreaded illness since being diagnosed more than a year ago, as thousands of his fans continue to pray for his recovery. Yossi has been Misameach thousands upon thousands of Chasanim and Kallah's at weddings in the past 35 years. His music has touched many of us, and many of his songs are played at weddings every night. Never the one to say no, Yossi would always drop all he was doing and run to hospital or private home to cheer up those suffering from illness and disease. May his amazing acts of chesed he did quietly for so many years serve as Zechus for his Refuah Shelaima. Please continue to be Mispallel for Yosef ben Genia. (Chaim Shaprio - YWN)

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