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California Governor Expected to OK Plastic Bag Ban

California Governor Expected to OK Plastic Bag Ban
California Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated that he is likely to sign a bill imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags as a way to address litter, primarily in waterways. SB270 is one of the last major bills pending Tuesday, the deadline for the governor to sign or veto the hundreds of bills sent to him during the final weeks of the legislative session. The legislation will prohibit large grocery stores from carrying single-use bags starting in July 2015, expanding to smaller stores the year after. It also allows ...

Tuesday Tech Review: Phones – What Are My New Options?

Tuesday Tech Review: Phones – What Are My New Options?Are you due for an upgrade? Have you been waiting for the right phone to come out before signing another two year contract? With new phones constantly coming out, it can be difficult to keep up with what is out there and to know what to buy. Here is some information on the latest devices that just came out, or are about to. – Please Note:  Not all carriers will be supporting all of ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: 100s Stranded for Hours in Ukraine Airport Heading Home from Uman

PHOTOS: 100s Stranded for Hours in Ukraine Airport Heading Home from Uman[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Hundreds of mispallalim who were in Uman for Rosh Hashanah were stranded in the airport in the Ukraine for hours as they tried leaving the country. This was reportedly due to a significant delay in flights to Israel. Rabbi Hillel Cohen, who heads Ukraine Hatzalah and officials from the Nakdimon organization were on hand to assist, providing sandwiches ...    Full Story »

Report: President Skips Nearly 60% of Daily Intelligence Briefings, Blames Intelligence Community for the Rise of ISIS

Report:  President Skips Nearly 60% of Daily Intelligence Briefings, Blames Intelligence Community for the Rise of ISISThe Following is VIA  Breitbart.com A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Man Stabbed To Death, Another Man Fatally Shot By NYPD In Kensington

PHOTOS: Man Stabbed To Death, Another Man Fatally Shot By NYPD In Kensington[PHOTOS BY HILLEL ENGEL IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] On Monday evening at 7:18PM, police responded to a 911 call of a male assaulting a female with a knife inside of 820 Ocean Parkway near Foster Avenue. Upon arrival, officers entered apartment 714 and encountered a 47-year-old male armed with a knife. A 51-year-old male also entered the apartment. After ordering the suspect to drop the ...    Full Story »

Secret Service Head Takes Onus for WH Breach

Secret Service Head Takes Onus for WH BreachFacing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said Tuesday she takes full responsibility for the breach of White House security in which a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued. Pierson also said there have been six fence-jumpers this year alone, including one just eight days before Army ...    Full Story »

O'Hare, Midway Airports Nearing Normal Capacity

O'Hare, Midway Airports Nearing Normal CapacityThe Federal Aviation Administration says Chicago's airports are nearing normal activity after a fire at an air traffic control center last week brought flights to a halt. The FAA said Tuesday morning that data through midnight showed air traffic flow at O'Hare International Airport was at more than 80 percent of last Monday. It was about 90 percent at Midway International ...    Full Story »

LIVE WEBCAST TODAY: Over 30,000 Children Worldwide To Participate In Tehilim Asifa At 1:00PM EDT

LIVE WEBCAST TODAY: Over 30,000 Children Worldwide To Participate In Tehilim Asifa At 1:00PM EDT Upward of 30,000 children will participate today in the annual Tehilim Asifa for a refuah sheleimoh for cholei yisroel in an event coordinated by Misaskim. In addition to the thousands of children from over 30 ...    Full Story »

Petach Tikvah: Rappelling 'Accident' May Have Been Terror

Petach Tikvah: Rappelling 'Accident' May Have Been TerrorTwo weeks ago, Netanel Roi Arami HY”D, 27, arrived in Petach Tikvah for work. He strapped himself up to the rappelling equipment he used on the multistory building and soon thereafter fell to his death. The family of the niftar immediately suspected foul play, but police insisted it was an accident. The accident occurred on September 16, 2014. Netanel was working outside tied to his ...    Full Story »

Hikind Defends Community's Right To Use Chickens As Kapparos (4 opinions)

Hikind Defends Community's Right To Use Chickens As KapparosAssemblyman Hikind (D-Brooklyn) called recent attacks on the community’s right to use chickens as kaporos “an attack on the First Amendment to the United States Constitution,” which prohibits interfering with the free exercise of religion. The Assemblyman’s comments came in response to the group The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos, which filed an order at the Supreme ...    Full Story »

London: Man Charged After Anti-Semitic Incident On Golders Green Bus (1 opinions)

London: Man Charged After Anti-Semitic Incident On Golders Green BusA man has been charged with religiously aggravated harassment and using threatening words or behaviour after an anti-semitic incident on a bus in north London. Ian Campbell was arrested yesterday morning after an appeal by police following a report by a woman of an incident on a 102 bus between Golders Green and Muswell on September 16. The 42-year-old, of Bowes Road, N11, was ...    Full Story »

TODAY: Agudath Israel: Vote 'NO' In Ramapo (1 opinions)

TODAY: Agudath Israel: Vote 'NO' In RamapoAgudath Israel of America urges a “no” vote in the upcoming referendum in Ramapo, New York which would change the method of electing town officials. The unstated goal of the referendum is to weaken the political influence of Orthodox Jews in the town by permitting them to vote only for candidates from their immediate neighborhood rather than the town as a whole, which is the current ...    Full Story »

Israel: 14 Arrested In Alleged Money Laundering Operation Amounting To Hundreds of Millions Of Shekels (2 opinions)

Israel: 14 Arrested In Alleged Money Laundering Operation Amounting To Hundreds of Millions Of ShekelsAnother case involving chareidim and alleged money laundering is in the news in Israel. After months of an undercover investigation, police on Tuesday morning 6 Tishrei arrested fourteen suspects tied to an illegal operation. They are all suspected of money laundering amounting to hundreds of millions of shekels. Police of the 433 (FBI) unit moved in and made the arrests. It is ...    Full Story »

Secret Service Head Faces Questions On White House Breach (3 opinions)

Secret Service Head Faces Questions On White House BreachMost Washington scandals that end up on Capitol Hill tend to end the same way: with an apology. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will face lawmakers Tuesday for the first public accounting of the details surrounding an embarrassing and worrisome security breach at the White House earlier this month that, according to a congressman, was worse than the Secret Service has publicly ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn D.A. Sets Up 'Hate Crimes Unit' Due To Rise In Incidents

Brooklyn D.A. Sets Up 'Hate Crimes Unit' Due To Rise In IncidentsThe Brooklyn district attorney has created a hate crimes unit to deal with a rise in reported racially and religiously motivated attacks across the borough. The Wall Street Journal says the unit will initially have five prosecutors. It will be led by Marc Fliedner, District Attorney Kenneth Thompson's civil rights bureau chief. The prosecutors will have access to tools more ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Dovid Gabay - Daven For Me [Official Music Video]

WATCH: Dovid Gabay -  Daven For Me [Official Music Video]As the Yomim Norai’m are ever so quickly approaching, here is a brand new inspiring music video to help us get into the right mind frame to daven on behalf of our brothers and sisters around the world. Chazal tell us that if two people are in need of the same salvation, they should pray for each other that the other’s need should be answered. By doing so, together, they open the ...    Full Story »

Yarmulkesandbows.com – Still Taking Orders for YT, 10% Exclusive YWN Discount

Yarmulkesandbows.com – Still Taking Orders for YT, 10% Exclusive YWN Discount[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Yarmulkesandbows.com, launched a little over a year ago, has quickly risen to great popularity.  A first of its kind, you can order personalized yarmulkes, choose from a large selection of the latest headbands, bows, Ties, fur necklaces and more!  Shipping is a low $2.50 flat rate in the U.S.  Check out the website for great products, great prices, and ...    Full Story »

Chief Rabbis Call to Cancel Christian Prayer Event at 'Kosel HaDromi' (1 opinions)

Chief Rabbis Call to Cancel Christian Prayer Event at 'Kosel HaDromi'Christian supporters of Israel from around the world will be converging on Israel during Sukkos for their annual Tabernacle celebration. According to officials at the International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem (ICEJ), thousands will be participating as is the case every year. This year they will take part in a major event at the newly-opened Jerusalem Payis Arena too, on 14 ...    Full Story »

Halachically Speaking: The Minhag Of Kaparos

Halachically Speaking: The Minhag Of Kaparos[Halachically Speaking appears on YWN weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays]  Written by Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits of KOF-K Kosher Supervision The custom is that prior to Yom Kippur a chicken is taken as a kapara for a person.[1] The punishment that was ...    Full Story »

Employees of Water Union to be Served Treif at Organization Event

Employees of Water Union to be Served Treif at Organization EventLabor union officials of the nation’s water authorities are planning an outing in the Golan Heights for union members nationwide. The venue for lunch for the outing is a treif restaurant. Frum employees are instructed to bring food from home amid a promise they will be reimbursed for the meal that they are missing. Attorney Aviad HaCohen has sent a letter to Mr. Erez Weissman, the ...    Full Story »

JetBlue and EL AL Israel Airlines Announce Plans to Codeshare

JetBlue and EL AL Israel Airlines Announce Plans to CodeshareJetBlue and El Al Israel Airlines plan to expand their partnership, allowing El Al sell seats on some JetBlue flights to and from the New York area. The companies said Monday that they have filed a request with the U.S. Department of Transportation for so-called code-sharing and are awaiting government approval. If approved, El Al plans to put its “LY” code on certain ...    Full Story »

Israel To Encourage Online Trade Initiatives In S. Israel

Israel To Encourage Online Trade Initiatives In S. IsraelThe government will help set up platforms for E-commerce to benefit small and medium businesses – in the next few days the Digital Israel project in the Prime Minister’s Office and the Israel Small and Medium Enterprises Authority will launch a program for promoting E-commerce and internet marketing among the small and medium businesses. Through the program, an aid package will ...    Full Story »

Serious Security Breach: White House Intruder Gets Far Past Front Door

Serious Security Breach: White House Intruder Gets Far Past Front DoorThe intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled agency assigned to protect the president's life. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said Monday night that whistleblowers told ...    Full Story »

Iran’s New 'Ya Ali' Longer-Range Missile (4 opinions)

Iran’s New 'Ya Ali' Longer-Range MissileIran continues to develop its weapons systems as it strives to create new facts on the ground by increasing its military capabilities. According to a Fars News Agency report, Tehran’s latest addition to its arsenal is the “Ya Ali” missile which can be fired as a surface to air missile or from fighter planes in flight. The Ya Ali has a maximum range of 700km (435 ...    Full Story »

Bill Gates Ranked Richest American by Forbes (2 opinions)

Bill Gates Ranked Richest American by ForbesMicrosoft co-founder Bill Gates topped Forbes' latest list of the 400 richest Americans for the 21st straight year. The list, released on Monday, was largely unchanged for 2014 and showed the rich getting richer. The combined wealth of those on the list rose 13 percent to $2.29 trillion, helped by a stronger U.S. stock market. Gates' net worth totaled $81 billion, up $9 billion ...    Full Story »

Rain Reported In Haifa As The 'Yoreh' Arrived Sunday Morning

Rain Reported In Haifa As The 'Yoreh' Arrived Sunday MorningThe first rain of the season arrived in the Haifa area on Sunday morning 4 Tishrei. Two millimeters of rainfall were recorded in the Carmel area communities with over four millimeters reported in the Western Galil region. Police called on motorists to exercise caution as the roadways become very slick with the first rain following months of dry weather and the buildup of dirt on the ...    Full Story »
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Obama Efforts To Oust Assad Pushed To Back Burner

Obama Efforts To Oust Assad Pushed To Back BurnerBy President Barack Obama's own admission, U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have been pushed to the back burner by a bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that could ultimately help him stay in power. "There's a more immediate concern that has to be dealt with," Obama said of Assad in a broadcast interview that aired Sunday. While the White House ...    Full Story »

Many Have Undertaken to Light Candles Early to Assist Sick Children R"L (1 opinions)

Many Have Undertaken to Light Candles Early to Assist Sick Children RThe response to the pre-Rosh Hashanah call to light Shabbos and Yomtov candles early has been a positive one. The Lev Malka organization launched the campaign under the banner כל ישראל ערבים זה לזה, asking all women to light candles 15 minutes before the official time in the merit of a child fighting cancer R”L. (Anyone wishing the name of this and other ill ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn: NYPD Shoots & Kills Two People - 1 Who Was In Middle Of Stabbing Someone - On Ocean Parkway And Foster Ave (3 opinions)

Brooklyn: NYPD Shoots & Kills Two People - 1 Who Was In Middle Of Stabbing Someone - On Ocean Parkway And Foster AveThe NYPD shot and killed two people on Ocean Parkway just before 8:00PM, Monday evening. Although details are still developing, sources tell YWN that police received calls for a man holding a knife and trying to kill his girlfriend in an apartment located at 820 Ocean Parkway and Foster Avenue. Police arrived on the scene and allegedly found the suspect stabbing his girlfriend, while ...    Full Story »

Leader Of European Jewish Group Slams Assault On Shechita By Flemish Minister, Calls It 'Key Tool For Anti-Semites'

Leader Of European Jewish Group Slams Assault On Shechita By Flemish Minister, Calls It 'Key Tool For Anti-Semites'The Director General of the European Jewish Association (EJA) Rabbi Menachem Margolin expressed concern at plans by a minister of the Flemish government to implement a total ban on the practice of Jewish ritual slaughter, insisting such a move “is against freedom of religion”. Rabbi Margolin spoke out Monday, after Flemish Minister for Animal Welfare Ben Weyts told Belgian ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: NYPD Arrests Man Wearing 'Mercy For Animals' Shirt After Stealing Chickens From Kapparos Center in Boro Park (2 opinions)

PHOTOS: NYPD Arrests Man Wearing 'Mercy For Animals' Shirt After Stealing Chickens From Kapparos Center in Boro Park[PHOTOS BY JDN IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A New Jersey man was arrested by the NYPD after he stole chickens from a Boro park Kapparos Center. SOurces tell YWN that Hesa Tushar (39) of New Jersey was arrested on Sunday with the assistance of the Boro Park Shomrim. Tushar - who was wearing a shirt which said “Mercy For Animals” on the front, suddenly arrived at the ...    Full Story »


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