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The Price Paid By Soldiers Who Dared Accept Jelly Donuts

The Price Paid By Soldiers Who Dared Accept Jelly DonutsFive soldiers were found guilty of accepting sufganiyot (jelly donuts) and they are being ousted from their unit, the border crossings unit of the military police for accepted goods and services. Some of the jelly donuts were given to them by Arabs in exchange for lighter inspections at the crossing. When Kol Yisrael military correspondent Carmela Menashe checked into the story, she ...    Full Story »

Medical Halacha and Shabbos

Medical Halacha and  ShabbosBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times The First Principle Medicine on Shabbos is a somewhat complex area of Halacha. The first rule or principle that one must be aware of is that whenever there is a question or possibility of danger to life – that takes precedence. The Torah tells us “V’Chai Bahem – and you shall live by them. The observance of Shabbos ...    Full Story »

Rav Chaim Kanievsky & 30 Rabbanim To Daven Together For One Hour For a Special Group of Baalei Tzedaka (6 opinions)

Medical Halacha and  ShabbosOn the 9th of Kislev, something absolutely colossal will take place in this world, and the worlds above. For 9 minutes in the 9th hour of the 9th of Kislev of this year, there will be a rare window of opportunity for tefilah discussed by the gedolim & seforim with great enthusiasm. MaRan Sar HaTorah Rav Chaim Kanievsky, Rav Edelstein, and 30 other choshuve rabbanim will say a ...    Full Story »

Op-Ed: The Bond Vote That Will Improve Our Schools

Op-Ed: The Bond Vote That Will Improve Our Schools[By: Yehuda Weissmandl] We have come a long way as a community. This year alone we passed a balanced budget that expanded arts and reading, approved by voters in May. Shortly thereafter, we secured an additional $3 million from the State so that we could institute full day Kindergarten, further expand our arts and music enrichment programs and hire more bilingual teachers. Working ...    Full Story »

WATCH - HAND OF FATE: True Story Of Mans Amputated Hand Ends Up Saving His Life A Few Years Later!

An inspirational video by Rabbi Yoel Gold, telling the story of a paratrooper and how events impacted his life and that of his wife and family. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Ministers Met In Secret With Goldin And Shaul Families (1 opinions)

Ministers Met In Secret With Goldin And Shaul FamiliesAccording to a Kikar Shabbos report a number of cabinet ministers recently met with representatives of the families of IDF soldiers Sgt. Oron Shaul HY”D and Lt. Hadar Goldin HY”D. About six months ago, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu appointed Shas leader Aryeh Deri and Kulanu leader Moshe Kahlon to head a committee assigned with bringing home the remains of the two soldiers, ...    Full Story »

Don't Stand Alone. You're Not.

Don't Stand Alone. You're Not.[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] “Amazing from beginning to end, ecstatic, fantabulous- no exaggerations! It was the first time that I made such an event, and the organizational aspects came out better than I ever thought they would. The Ribbono Shel Olam was in charge, so it was gevaldig!” This was how Rabbi Moshe Yakov Gruskin, founder of Sparks of Life, the Jewish organization for ...    Full Story »

Trump Says Cancel New Air Force One: Costs 'Out of Control'

Trump Says Cancel New Air Force One: Costs 'Out of Control'The government should cancel its multibillion-dollar order for new Air Force One presidential planes, Donald Trump declared Tuesday, serving notice he's ready to jump in and start making decisions six weeks before his inauguration. Costs for the two Boeing 747s are "totally out of control," Trump told reporters in the lobby of his New York skyscraper. The government has contracted ...    Full Story »

Preparing To Rebuild N'vei Tzuf Following The Fire

Preparing To Rebuild N'vei Tzuf Following The FireAs most Israelis have put the fires that struck Israel behind, for those whose homes were destroyed or badly damaged, the work is just beginning. This is the situation for 18 families in the Shomron community of N’vei Tzuf as their homes were totally destroyed. Another forty homes were damaged, some more seriously than others. The entire community, numbering about 300 families, was ...    Full Story »

Trump Heads Back Out On Road For 'Thank You' Tour (1 opinions)

Trump Heads Back Out On Road For 'Thank You' TourPresident-elect Donald Trump is taking his show back on the road. Trump is slated to hold the second stop of this "thank you" tour Tuesday in North Carolina, less than a week after his bombastic return to rallies at an Ohio appearance that felt more like a raucous campaign stop than a traditional speech by a president-to-be. At that Cincinnati stop, Trump disparaged the media as ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: First Time Ever: Shabbos Tefilos And Meals Held For Saban Forum Officials

PHOTOS: First Time Ever: Shabbos Tefilos And Meals Held For Saban Forum Officials [PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Philanthropist and businessman David Hager hosted Jewish officials from the Saban Forum in his Washington DC suite this past Shabbos for some of the tefilos and the meals. Organized by the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, the Saban Forum is an annual dialogue between American and Israeli leaders from across the political and ...    Full Story »

FBI Investigating 'Imminent Threat' Against Los Angeles Metro

FBI Investigating 'Imminent Threat' Against Los Angeles MetroThe FBI is investigating an imminent threat against the Los Angeles Metro system for which it had received specific information, officials said. Authorities were still trying to determine if the threat was credible. The agency received information about the threat for tomorrow morning against the red line Metro. According to the FBI, an international partner had given the ...    Full Story »

By Accident Or Design, Trump Signals Tougher China Policy (2 opinions)

By Accident Or Design, Trump Signals Tougher China PolicyWhether by accident or design, President-elect Donald Trump is signaling a tougher American policy toward China, sparking warnings from both the outgoing Obama administration and Beijing. On Monday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said progress with the Chinese could be "undermined" by a flare-up over the sovereignty of Taiwan, the self-governing island the U.S. broke diplomatic ...    Full Story »

Obama Legacy: Handing Trump a Broad View of War Powers

Obama Legacy: Handing Trump a Broad View of War PowersAfter eight years as a wartime president, Barack Obama is handing his successor an expansive interpretation of the commander in chief's authority to wage war around the globe. And that reading has continued to grow even as Obama prepares to pass control to Donald Trump. In his final weeks in office, Obama has broadened the legal scope of the war on extremism, the White House ...    Full Story »

Mandatory IDF Service For Men Being Reduced

Mandatory IDF Service For Men Being ReducedThe Knesset Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee on Monday 5 Kislev gave its approval to reduce Mandatory IDF service for men, cutting service from 32 months to 30 months beginning in 2020. The last cut in service was recently, only in 2015, when it was cut from 36 months to 32 months. Part of the reason for the move is the decision to bring more women into combat units, ...    Full Story »

Patterson, NJ: Muslim Cleric Appears in Court Fighting Against Deportation (2 opinions)

Patterson, NJ: Muslim Cleric Appears in Court Fighting Against DeportationThe leader of one of New Jersey's largest mosques, who is accused of lying on his green card application, was in court Monday to fight deportation. Imam Mohammad Qatanani, the leader of the Islamic Center of Passaic County, didn't disclose being convicted in Israel for being a member of Hamas, federal officials have said. Qatanani denies that he was ever a member of Hamas, which ...    Full Story »

Bituach Leumi's New Savings Plan For Israeli Children (2 opinions)

Bituach Leumi's New Savings Plan For Israeli Children  The new arrangement regarding monthly child allowance payments and Bituach Leumi are getting underway. Under the new plan, the state deducts NIS 50 from each child’s payment and this money will be placed into a savings account until the child reaches adulthood. The new program is being called “A savings account for every child” and the government feels this will provide every ...    Full Story »

Al Gore Calls His Meeting With Trump 'Extremely Interesting' (3 opinions)

Al Gore Calls His Meeting With Trump 'Extremely Interesting'Former Vice President Al Gore said Monday he had a "productive" meeting with Donald Trump, calling it "an extremely interesting conversation." Gore, a leading voice on the dangers of climate change, met with the president-elect at Trump Tower in New York City and spoke briefly to reporters afterward. He categorized the meeting as a "sincere search for common ground." When asked ...    Full Story »

Palestinian Report Now Blames Political Rivals For Poisoning Yasser Arafat, Not Israel (2 opinions)

Palestinian Report Now Blames Political Rivals For Poisoning Yasser Arafat, Not IsraelFollowing the death of arch terrorist Yasser Arafat YM"S, Israel was blamed for murdering him using some type of poison. Other theories placed the blame on Mohammed Dahlan, who remains in exile. It is now reported a formal PA (Palestinian Authority) probe into Arafat’s death in 2004 has revealed he did die of poisoning, placing the blame on rivals within the PA like Dahlan, not ...    Full Story »

White House: 9/11 Law Permits US Attacks on Extremists

White House: 9/11 Law Permits US Attacks on ExtremistsThe White House shed new light Monday on the legal foundations for President Barack Obama's expansive use of U.S. military power to target extremists overseas, in a report that also offered the first confirmation that the U.S. now deems the al-Shabab group in Somalia to be inherently linked to al-Qaida. In a 60-page report obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its public release, ...    Full Story »

Only 60 Percent Of Students In Israel Agreed To Be Vaccinated Against The Flu

Only 60 Percent Of Students In Israel Agreed To Be Vaccinated Against The FluThe Health Ministry program to vaccinate Israel’s students against the flu was not as successful as was hoped. According to a Ynet report only 55% of students agreed to receive the vaccine in school. The number of children who received the vaccine reached 60.4%. An internal Health Ministry report shows that 90% of the refusal was from parents with 3.4% documented as student refusal ...    Full Story »

Iran: US Threatens Nuclear Deal, Warns of 'Strong Reaction'

Iran: US Threatens Nuclear Deal, Warns of 'Strong Reaction'Iran's nuclear chief warned the United States on Monday of a "firm and strong reaction" if it persists in actions he says are endangering a nuclear deal aimed at curbing programs that Tehran could use to make atomic arms. Ali Akbar Salehi was alluding to a bill before President Barack Obama that would extend U.S. sanctions under the Iran Sanctions Act l by 10 years. The bill was ...    Full Story »

Man Accused of Threatening Muslim NYPD Officer Faces Hate Charge

Man Accused of Threatening Muslim NYPD Officer Faces Hate ChargeA man who authorities said shouted "go back to your country" at a Muslim woman wearing a religious head covering may have picked the wrong target: a decorated New York City police officer. Officer Aml Elsokary, a New York City native who joined the force after the Sept. 11 attacks, said she was off duty in her Brooklyn neighborhood Saturday when she encountered a man yelling and ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin Addresses Jewish Media Summit In Jerusalem

President Rivlin Addresses Jewish Media Summit In JerusalemPresident Reuven Rivlin on Sunday evening, in Jerusalem, addressed a summit of publishers and writers of Jewish media outlets from around the world. President Rivlin welcomed the participants to Israel and noted that the media, and Jewish communities were faced by many challenges, and thanked them for their dedication to the community and to the press. He said, “You are like a ...    Full Story »

Economists: US Growth Will Pick up, Hiring Will Slow in 2017

Economists: US Growth Will Pick up, Hiring Will Slow in 2017Business economists still expect U.S. economic growth to pick up next year — but they see a slowdown in hiring. The median estimate from economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics calls for the American economy to grow 2.2 percent in 2017, up from a forecast 1.6 percent this year and unchanged from NABE's previous survey in September. They see the ...    Full Story »
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Rav Of Amona: It's Not A Solution But A Disgrace (3 opinions)

Rav Of Amona: It's Not A Solution But A Disgrace"From what I have heard, this is not a solution that is fitting for the yishuv but a situation that no one from Amona can live with. We are seeking an arrangement to permit us to live here” stated Rabbi Yair Frank, the rav of Amona. Speaking with Kol Chai Radio, Rav Frank said “If the government and the Knesset accept the logic and path of compensation and not eviction, then ...    Full Story »

Biden in 2020? With a Smile, He Says He's Not Ruling It Out (4 opinions)

Biden in 2020? With a Smile, He Says He's Not Ruling It OutIt's more than a month before Donald Trump even enters the White House, but Joe Biden says he's running for president in 2020. Maybe. "I'm going to run in 2020. For president. So, uh, what the hell, man," the departing vice president told reporters Monday with only a slight smile on his face. Given a chance to walk it back, he did — but only a bit. Asked if he was joking, he ...    Full Story »

Plans To Restore NASA Mission Control Room Remain In Limbo (1 opinions)

Plans To Restore NASA Mission Control Room Remain In LimboPlans to restore the NASA mission control room that served as the nerve center when man first reached the moon have been discussed for more than 20 years, but its restoration and preservation remain in limbo. Officials at Johnson Space Center in Houston say the restoration of Mission Operation Control Room 2 is a priority, but note that NASA has other priorities too. The room was ...    Full Story »

Tragedy In Machane Yehuda: A 70-Year-Old Struck And Died As A Result (4 opinions)

Tragedy In Machane Yehuda: A 70-Year-Old Struck And Died As A ResultMrs. Naomi Naftali was tragically struck by an electric bicycle in Machane Yehuda Shuk two weeks ago. A 70-year-old woman who was struck by an electric bicycle and died in hospital as a result of cranial bleeding R”L after about two weeks. The operator of the bike is a person in his 30s. According to witnesses, he struck the woman very hard and she fell to the ground and sustained ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Ambassador John Bolton: I Am Not Trying To Campaign For Secretary Of State (2 opinions)

Ambassador John Bolton joined Kilmeade & Friends to discuss meeting with President Elect Trump about being the next Secretary of State.

Fake US Embassy In Ghana Shut Down After 'About A Decade' (2 opinions)

Fake US Embassy In Ghana Shut Down After 'About A Decade'A fake U.S. embassy that operated for "about a decade" in Ghana's capital issuing counterfeit and fraudulently obtained visas has been shut down, the State Department announced. The scam was orchestrated by "Ghanaian and Turkish organized crime rings" and a Ghanaian attorney, a statement said. Several suspects have been arrested, though others remain at large. Raids led to the ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Rabbi Shafier Of The Shmuz On Torah Life In Rochester

[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] See what Rabbi Shafier from The Shmuz has to say about living “out of town” vs “in town” and about     Full Story »

Former MK Struck: Current Realities Represent A Historic Achievement

Former MK Struck: Current Realities Represent A Historic AchievementBayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett has been under attack since it became apparent to all that Amona will fall for a second time as per the High Court of Justice ruling to remove the community of 40 families. The attack against Bennett follows his agreement to remove the controversial paragraph 7 of the Regulation Bill that address Amona. Backers of the bill hoped the bill would ...    Full Story »

Miracles in our Times: Rabbi Tzion Menachem Coming to Town (2 opinions)

Miracles in our Times: Rabbi Tzion Menachem Coming to Town[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] By Dovid Grossman Rabbi Tzion Menachem, a world renowned Mekubal from Eretz Yisroel, will be arriving in New York to meet with people who are seeking guidance and assistance in numerous matters.  He meets people facing all sorts of difficulties and gives them chizuk, strengthening them and thus enabling them to face challenges.  Whether it is children who ...    Full Story »

Trump's Tariff Plan Hits a Hurdle: Congressional Republicans (1 opinions)

Trump's Tariff Plan Hits a Hurdle: Congressional RepublicansPresident-elect Donald Trump's plan to use steep tariffs to punish companies that move overseas is running into an obstacle: Congressional Republicans. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy warned Monday that such an approach could cause a trade war. A better way to achieve the goal of keeping companies in the U.S. and growing jobs would be to rewrite the tax code and lower corporate ...    Full Story »

New Poll Shows 83 Percent Of Israelis Think Donald Trump will Be A 'Pro-Israel President'

New Poll Shows 83 Percent Of Israelis Think Donald Trump will Be A 'Pro-Israel President'A new poll conducted by the Ruderman Family Foundation found that an overwhelming 83% of Israelis envision President-elect Donald Trump as a ‘Pro-Israel president’. The study polled 500 Israelis that when asked if President-elect Trump would be a Pro-Israel president, 83% responded with a yes, while 17% thought otherwise. The poll, conducted by Dialog, asked Israelis a number ...    Full Story »


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