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Israel: Health Ministry Bracing to Contain Measles Breakout

Israel: Health Ministry Bracing to Contain Measles Breakout
After confirming ten cases of measles in the center of Israel in the past four months, Health Ministry officials are spreading the word to the medical community, reminding healthcare professionals of the signs and symptoms of measles. Doctors are instructed to isolate confirmed cases and to step up prophylactic measures. The ten confirmed cases were in Ramat HaSharon, Herzliya, Holon and Bat Yam. The patients range in age from 1 to 52-years-old. In one case, a mom infected her three-year-old who was not vaccinated. In another case a ...

Israel Decides to Withhold PA Tax Funds in March

Israel Decides to Withhold PA Tax Funds in MarchThe government has decided that tax revenue funds intended for the PA (Palestinian Authority) will be withheld in March as was the case in April. This has considerably increased pressure on PA leader Abu Mazen who accuses Israel of placing a stranglehold on the PA, one that may lead to him dissolving it entirely. Israel’s move is prompted by threats released by Abu Mazen that in ...    Full Story »

Lieberman: We Must Restore Israel's Deterrence to Prevent Attacks

Lieberman: We Must Restore Israel's Deterrence to Prevent AttacksForeign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday 13 Adar spoke to Maariv, explaining he is among those who believe Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s address before the US Congress was an important event. Lieberman made a point of saying he was not invited to accompany Mr. Netanyahu, but was not hesitant to praise the address, which he feels was a success. However, Lieberman feels ...    Full Story »
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Polls: Congressional Address Seems to Have Given Likud a Boost in the Polls

Polls: Congressional Address Seems to Have Given Likud a Boost in the PollsThe first elections polls that follow Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s congressional address signal the Likud party has gained a measure of support but the battle for first place remains neck and neck with Labor/The Movement. Channel 10 Poll: The poll includes 952 respondents which includes 152 Israeli Arab citizens. Labor/The Movement: 23 Likud: 23 Yesh Atid: ...    Full Story »

Vehicular Terrorist Car Attack in Yerushalayim [UPDATED 10:36 AM IL]

Vehicular Terrorist Car Attack in Yerushalayim [UPDATED 10:36 AM IL]10:36: FINAL UPDATE: Zaka Chief Yehuda Meshi Zahav reports that the terrorist ran over the border policewomen near the base on Route 1. A security agent from the nearby Jerusalem light rail stop realized what was taking place and ran after the vehicle and began firing at the terrorist. The terrorist then got out and tried attacking with a large knife or axe. He was shot and seriously ...    Full Story »

Lieberman: PM Netanyahu Promised the Chareidim Budgets

Lieberman: PM Netanyahu Promised the Chareidim BudgetsA Russian language election flyer distributed by the Yisrael Beitenu party incites against the chareidi tzibur. It explains that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has already struck a deal to earn him chareidi support in exchange for promising chareidim budgets. The flyer states that while we have become accustomed to demobilized soldiers receiving twice as much assistance but the ...    Full Story »

After 18 Years of Refusal and 2 Months Imprisonment, a Bill of Divorce is Given

After 18 Years of Refusal and 2 Months Imprisonment, a Bill of Divorce is GivenAfter refusing to grant a get to his wife for 18 years, a recalcitrant husband on Wednesday, 13 Adar, granted the get and was released from jail following two months of imprisonment. The beis din convened in the prison. The recalcitrant husband was sentenced to five years imprisonment for refusing to release his wife. After serving two months of his sentence he learned that he has a ...    Full Story »

Will Likud Agree to Labor/The Movement Entering a Coalition?

Will Likud Agree to Labor/The Movement Entering a Coalition?While Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu recently ruled out the possibility of a national unity coalition including Labor/The Movement list, his defense minister on Thursday, 14 Adar says otherwise. The prime minister recently responded to rumors that a deal with Yitzchak Herzog is possible, stating this simply is not so.     Full Story »

Imposter MD Arrested at Rambam Hospital in Haifa

Imposter MD Arrested at Rambam Hospital in HaifaOfficials at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa earlier in the week received a complaint regarding a 31-year-old, a resident of one of the Israeli Arab villages in the Galil, who was impersonating a resident. The hospital’s security department was placed on alert and the photo of the man was distributed. On Thursday morning 14 Adar the culprit was taken into custody as he was reporting ...    Full Story »

Attempted Stabbing Attack in Shomron

Attempted Stabbing Attack in ShomronA terrorist armed with a knife tried to carry out a stabbing attack at Little Yitzhar Junction in Shomron early Wednesday afternoon, 14 Adar. B’chasdei Hashem one of the intended victims at the bus stop was armed with a handgun. The man pulled out his gun and the terrorist fled. The civilian apparently did not fire at the terrorist. There were no injuries. Security forces were ...    Full Story »

British Standards Authority: Old City is Not Part of Israel

British Standards Authority: Old City is Not Part of IsraelIt appears the British Standards Authority in falling in line with the United States State Department, with the latter not recognizing Jerusalem as part of Israel. It is well known that when an American citizen gives birth to a child in Jerusalem hospital, the state department will only write “Jerusalem” for place of birth, not “Israel”. Well the British institute has banned ...    Full Story »

Poll Evaluates PM Netanyahu's Congressional Address

Poll Evaluates PM Netanyahu's Congressional AddressMost Israelis feel that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s decision to address the US Congress was a correct one. A poll commissioned by the daily Yisrael Hayom newspaper carried out by “New Wave” measures the public’s opinion as well as Netanyahu’s efforts as compared to the positions of US President Barak Obama and Israel opposition leader Yitzchak Herzog vis-à-vis the ...    Full Story »

Elad Man Detained by Police Due to Fireworks Stash

Elad Man Detained by Police Due to Fireworks StashA 23-year-old Elad man was taken by police for questioning on Wednesday night 13 Adar after a large stash of fireworks was found in the family home. Rosh Ha’ayin police report a large quantity of dangerous and illegal substances were uncovered in the home. A criminal case was launched against the man. Because of the large quantity of dangerous items as special hazmat team was ...    Full Story »

Kerry: State Department Will Move To Review Clinton Emails

Kerry: State Department Will Move To Review Clinton EmailsSecretary of State John Kerry says the State Department will move immediately to review emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote on her personal account when held his job. But in appearance before reporters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, he says that will take time. Kerry was questioned a day after Clinton sent urged the department to make the emails public. Answering a question, he ...    Full Story »

Lapid on PM Netanyahu's Purim Costume

Lapid on PM Netanyahu's Purim CostumeYesh Atid party leader MK Yair Lapid on Wednesday, 14 Adar, accused Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of dressing up as someone who really cares. Lapid and faction member Meir Cohen were taking part in a workers’ protest in Beersheva, workers faced with losing their jobs. Lapid was harsh in his criticism against the administration and the prime minister. “I have a suggestion in ...    Full Story »

Saudis Seeking US Reassurance Regarding Iranian Nuclear Threat

Saudis Seeking US Reassurance Regarding Iranian Nuclear ThreatUnited States Secretary of State John Kerry is in Saudi Arabia where he is trying to reassure state leaders who are increasingly concerned regarding the ongoing Iranian nuclear program. While the White House and Mr. Kerry played down this week’s congressional address by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, it appears that the prime minister is correct and Israel’s neighbors are no ...    Full Story »

A Bridge of Hope: Professional Seminar for the Chareidi Community

A Bridge of Hope:  Professional Seminar for the Chareidi CommunityAbout 600 people took part in the annual seminar presented by Ezer Mizion’s Family Counseling Center entitled “A Bridge of Hope.” The seminar discussed the importance of hope both for the patient and his family. The audience included prominent educators, among them Roshei Yeshiva, mashgichim, and professionals, as well as parents and other relatives of the mentally ill. Senior ...    Full Story »

Clinton Urges State Dept. To Release Her Emails

Clinton Urges State Dept. To Release Her EmailsHillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department to release the emails she wrote from a private email account as secretary of state, weighing in on a controversy that has generated negative attention this week for the likely Democratic presidential candidate. In a tweet late Wednesday, Clinton said, "I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they ...    Full Story »

B'chasdei Hashem: Shomron & Gaza Terror Attacks Averted

B'chasdei Hashem: Shomron & Gaza Terror Attacks AvertedA at about 04:00 on Wednesday morning 13 Adar a navy patrol detected a Gazan fishing boat heading across the marine border from Gaza. After several attempts ordering the ship to halt and turn around, the patrol fired at the vessel and striking it. Navy officials familiar with the incident applaud the response of the patrol, stating soldiers followed protocol made numerous attempts to ...    Full Story »

Gaza Produce Permitted into Israel for Shemitah the First Time Since 2007

Gaza Produce Permitted into Israel for Shemitah the First Time Since 2007Gaza produce will be marketed in Israel this shmitah year for the first time since 2007. The decision was made by the IDF’s Coordinator of Activities in the Territories, the Ministry of Agriculture, Tax Authority and the PA (Palestinian Authority). The marketing of Gaza produce will begin in the coming days in line with the green light from the Ministry of Health. The decision ...    Full Story »

Suspected Price Tag Attack in PA Village in Ramallah District

Suspected Price Tag Attack in PA Village in Ramallah DistrictPA (Palestinian Authority) officials on Thursday morning 14 Adar reported two vehicles were set ablaze and Hebrew graffiti was left on the scene in a village in the Ramallah district during the night. Police and IDF Civil Administration officials were summoned to the village of el-Muayer to investigate what appears to be a so-called price tag attack. PA officials add that about two ...    Full Story »

Bayit Yehudi Party: The Magic is Gone (3 opinions)

Bayit Yehudi Party: The Magic is GoneBayit Yehudi party officials in Yerushalayim feel the party’s magic is gone, telling officials on the national level that the popularity enjoyed by the party in the capital has simply vanished. MKs Nissim Slomiansky and Ayelet Shaked took part in an election event in the capital along with the party’s director-general, Nir Orbach and local party officials. Party officials on both ...    Full Story »

Voting for 20th Knesset Began on Wednesday, 13 Adar (1 opinions)

Voting for 20th Knesset Began on Wednesday, 13 AdarVoting for 20th Knesset began on Wednesday, 13 Adar. 6,250 eligible voters in diplomatic facilities around the world  began casting their ballots. The largest voting station abroad is in New York City where 600 are registered to vote. There are also voting booths in areas with a small diplomatic presence, even as few as two or three eligible voters. The voting abroad will end in the ...    Full Story »

Rambam Hospital in Haifa Inaugurates Advanced Pediatric Oncology Center

Rambam Hospital in Haifa Inaugurates Advanced Pediatric Oncology Center​After 28 years, Rambam’s Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology has entered its new home in the Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital. With classrooms that look like beach kiosks, spacious rooms, advanced equipment, a patio for fun activities, and a view of the Mediterranean Sea, thousands of children with cancer are being treated under the best possible conditions. That, ...    Full Story »

Halachic Analysis: Matanos L'Evyonim (2 opinions)

Halachic Analysis: Matanos L'Evyonim[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] The mitzvah of Matanos L’Evyonim on Purim is to give at least one gift to two different poor people on Purim day. The plural form of the word “L’Evyonim” teaches us that it must be given to two people. Even a poor person who himself has reached a financial state that he must ask for charity, must still give. INTENTIONS The Yesod v’shoresh ...    Full Story »

Important Tips for Those Who Drink on Purim (1 opinions)

Important Tips for Those Who Drink on PurimIt is worth knowing that hangovers can be avoided. With a little knowledge and care, you can still get drunk to the point of “ad delo yada” without suffering from it afterwards. The following directions can prevent or reduce the unpleasant side effects of drinking. They are based on reliable medical sources, and have been proven in practice. If you don't feel well, do not ...    Full Story »
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For Purim: To All Parents of Boys in Yeshiva in Israel (2 opinions)

For Purim: To All Parents of Boys in Yeshiva in IsraelREPRINTED FROM THE YWN 2009 ARCHIVES: Dear readers of YWN: I am writing to ask you to please find out what your sons plans are for Purim and to please dissuade them from travelling around on Purim day. Here is why: I and my family live outside of Yerushalayim. We celebrated Purim last year on Erev Shabbos. Since the kids were all off on Sunday for Shushan Purim we travelled ...    Full Story »

You Can Now Help BJX Save Neshamos

You Can Now Help BJX Save Neshamos[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] There’s no question about it, Brooklyn Jewish Xperience (BJX) Chizuk and Kiruv centers are changing the face of Klal Yisroel.  Purim is about  Jewish uniting together and reaching out to one another. Each and every day, BJX reaches out to Yidden of all types and spreads Torah and Judaism throughout Brooklyn. CAPTION: Community ladies receiving Chizuk from ...    Full Story »

Maariv Roving Poll: Ramat HaSharon & Ra'anana Goes with Herzog (2 opinions)

Maariv Roving Poll: Ramat HaSharon & Ra'anana Goes with HerzogThe center/left camp emerged the successor in the Maariv roving poll in Ramat HaSharon and Ra’anana. The ballots in the roving poll were counted on Tuesday evening 12 Adar. Labor/The Movement: 29% Likud: 19% Yesh Atid: 15% Blank slip: 10% Bayit Yehudi: 8% Kulanu: 6% Alei Yarok: 3% Meretz: 2% Yachad: 2% Yahadut Hatorah: 2% Yisrael Beitenu: 2% Shas: ...    Full Story »

Is that L'Chaim Worthwhile?

Is that L'Chaim Worthwhile?Isn't it a wonderful custom that we have?  We take a small shot of whisky, say “L’Chaim” and swig it down.  According to Rabbi Shraga Simmons of Aish HaTorah, the custom of saying "L’Chaim" when drinking wine is first mentioned in "Machzor Vitri" 80, s.v. "Shnayim." At one time, they used to give wine to the condemned so that their execution would be less painful for them - ...    Full Story »

Defense Admits Tsarnaev Carried Out Boston Marathon Bombing

Defense Admits Tsarnaev Carried Out Boston Marathon BombingDzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committed the crime. But she argued that he had fallen under the influence of his older brother. "It WAS him," Judy Clarke, one of the nation's foremost death-penalty defense attorneys, said of Tsarnaev in a startling opening statement in the biggest ...    Full Story »

2015 Parnassah Expo Attendee Registration Now Open – Welcoming People from Around the World

2015 Parnassah Expo Attendee Registration Now Open – Welcoming People from Around the World Just two weeks to go to the 2015 Parnassah Expo- Nationwide Business Networking Event, and businesspeople from around the world are flocking to the Expo website to register to attend. Online attendee registration has now opened and the Expo office is seeing registrants hail from across the New York metro region, “out of town” US, Canada, Europe, Israel and other locales. ...    Full Story »

Light Rail Security Arrests Arab Teen Armed with Pepper Spray

Light Rail Security Arrests Arab Teen Armed with Pepper SprayThe actions of an 18-year-old resident of Shuafat attacked the attention of Jerusalem light rail security personnel on Wednesday, 13 Adar at the Givat HaMivtar station. They noticed his and in a pocket playing with something that attracted their concerns. They approached him and instructed him to remove the item from his pocket but he refused. When they did so for him they found a ...    Full Story »

For Purim: A Stone-Cold Purim (1 opinions)

For Purim: A Stone-Cold Purim[From the YWN 2008 archives] Dear Friend, Last Purim started off like all others from years past, but it was almost the last Purim of my life. Beginning two weeks before Purim, Hatzoloh started putting up signs saying, “This year don’t get carried away,” with a picture of some poor kid being carried away on a stretcher. To me, these signs blended right into the background ...    Full Story »

Deri Announces Shas will Recommend Netanyahu to Form Coalition (3 opinions)

Deri Announces Shas will Recommend Netanyahu to Form CoalitionFollowing weeks of speculation Shas party leader Aryeh Deri announced at a Tuesday night 12 Adar election kenos that he will recommend that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu receive the presidential mandate to form the next government. The announcement is a blow to Labor leader Yitzchak Hertzog. Until recently it appeared that Deri was not going to announce who he would recommend ...    Full Story »

The Big CHAZAQ Event III - An Event you don't Want to Miss!

The Big CHAZAQ Event III - An Event you don't Want to Miss!Everyone is buzzing about the upcoming Big Event CHAZAQ III, and this is one event you will not want to miss! CHAZAQ never fails to organize an incredible experience, but this year The Big Event will be the likes of which you’ve never seen before. On Sunday March 15th the Colden auditorium (in Queens college) will most probably host the most inspirational and entertaining show it has ...    Full Story »

US Clears Officer In Ferguson Case, Criticizes Police Force (2 opinions)

US Clears Officer In Ferguson Case, Criticizes Police ForceThe Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias. Federal officials concluded there was no evidence to disprove former officer Darren Wilson's testimony that he feared for his safety, nor was ...    Full Story »

The Megillah Reading - An Overview (2 opinions)

The Megillah Reading - An Overview[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] 1 - The obligation is to read the Megillah at night and in the day in commemoration of the miracle, where they cried out day and night. The daytime reading begins at sunrise and continues until the end of the day.  If it was read from Amud HaShachar – dawn, the Mitzvah has still been fulfilled.   It is interesting to note that the Mishna does not mention ...    Full Story »

Abbas: I Will Not Recognize Israel as the Jewish State (4 opinions)

Abbas: I Will Not Recognize Israel as the Jewish StateThe PA (Palestinian Authority) Central Committee met in the Mukata in Ramallah on Wednesday, 13 Adar. During the annual meeting, PA Chairman Abu Mazen announced that he will never recognize Israel as the nation of the Jewish People. The recognition remains a central component of any peace agreement in the eyes of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his administration. Abu Mazen ...    Full Story »

NYC Mayor Plans Summer Trip To Israel

NYC Mayor Plans Summer Trip To IsraelNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning a trip to Israel. Aides said Wednesday that de Blasio will make his first trip as mayor this summer. De Blasio has championed Jewish causes. He denounced anti-Semitic violence in Europe at a major New York synagogue and in a recent trip to Paris. He also loosened restrictions last week on an ultra-Orthodox circumcision ...    Full Story »


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