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Spirit Airlines Raises Bag Fees, Just For The Holidays

Spirit Airlines Raises Bag Fees, Just For The Holidays
If you are visiting family in December and you're flying on Spirit Airlines, be ready to fork over a couple more dollars to check a bag. Airlines have long charged higher ticket prices during peak travel periods, but this is the first attempt by low-cost Spirit to use the same approach during the holidays, spokesman Paul Berry said Monday. On the "options and extras" page of its website, Spirit is telling customers that "we're encouraging customers to pack a bit lighter" to make room for everyone's bags during the holidays. Spirit will ...

MK Moses: The Government Should End its Tenure Now

MK Moses: The Government Should End its Tenure NowDuring an address from the Knesset plenum, MK (Yahadut Hatorah) Eliezer Menachem Moses calls on the current administration to end its tenure for the good of the nation. He accused the administration of busying itself with bizarre legislation instead of addressing worrisome and serious matters that impact most citizens of the country. “A published survey shows that 95% of the ...    Full Story »

Syrian FM: Russia to Boost Relations With Assad

Syrian FM: Russia to Boost Relations With AssadRussian President Vladimir Putin wants closer ties with Syria's beleaguered president and tighter cooperation between Moscow and Damascus, Syria's foreign minister said Wednesday after meeting the Russian leader. Walid al-Moallem said that during the talks in the city of Sochi, Putin "confirmed the determination of Russia to develop relations with Syrian President Bashar Assad" and ...    Full Story »

Education Ministry Threatens to Shut Frum Girl's High School Due Discriminatory Policy

Education Ministry Threatens to Shut Frum Girl's High School Due Discriminatory PolicyThe Education Ministry has informed the Ashkenazi Girl’s Zelznik ("זלזניק") High School that unless its student body changes to 50% Sephardi, it will be shutting it down. The school in question is located in Elad. Kikar Shabbos reports that with the ministry continuing to receive reports and complaints of discrimination against Sephardi girls, the decision was made to give the ...    Full Story »

NYC: What's Closed On Thanksgiving

NYC: What's Closed On ThanksgivingThursday, November 27 is Thanksgiving Day. Government offices, post offices, public libraries, courts, and the Department of Motor Vehicles are closed. There is no mail delivery. Public schools are closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28. On Thursday, November 27, alternate side parking and meters are suspended. No stopping, no standing, and no parking regulations are ...    Full Story »

Death of Window Washer Netanel Arami was an Act of Terror

Death of Window Washer Netanel Arami was an Act of TerrorDue to the tenacity of the family, police have agreed to announce that the death of high-rise window washer Netanel Arami HY”D, 27, was a terror attack as they claimed all along. After the young man’s ...    Full Story »

3 Reasons Holiday Shoppers Will Spend Cautiously

3 Reasons Holiday Shoppers Will Spend CautiouslyFalling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low. All signs point to a successful holiday shopping season. Despite the economic tail winds, though, retailers are finding themselves having to work to get shoppers into stores. Why? Five years into the economic recovery, most Americans still are struggling. Gas prices may be hovering at a four-year low, but ...    Full Story »

Police Chief: Feiglin Shouldn't Have Been Permitted on Har Habayis

Police Chief: Feiglin Shouldn't Have Been Permitted on Har HabayisIsrael Police Chief Yochanan Danino in his address to the Kenos Sderot spoke out against the decision by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein permitting MK Moshe Feiglin to visit Har Habayis. “The attorney general erred I his decision to permit him to visit. Everyone wishing to change the status quo should not be permitted there. I prohibited Feiglin to visit Har Habayis until such time ...    Full Story »

Video And Photos: Celebration and Inspiration Resonate at Annual Chabad Gala

Video And Photos: Celebration and Inspiration Resonate at Annual Chabad Gala[VIDEO & PHOTOS BY HILLEL ENGEL IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Berel Pewzner, 26, has been to the annual Kinus Hashluchim—the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries—before, but this year was different. This was his first time attending the event as an official shaliach—a Chabad emissary—as co-director of Chabad of the Cayman Islands, which he leads with his ...    Full Story »

58 Arrested in 2nd Night of Ferguson-Area Protests

58 Arrested in 2nd Night of Ferguson-Area ProtestsAuthorities have raised the arrest total from the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case to 58. St. Louis County police said early Wednesday that 45 people were arrested overnight in Ferguson, which was much calmer than during the first night of protests in which several businesses and vehicles were burned to the ground. Police arrested seven ...    Full Story »

Deri: The Coalition is Treading Water

Deri: The Coalition is Treading WaterShas party leader Aryeh Deri visited Netanya accompanied by MK Yoav Ben-Tzur, Shas Director-General Chaim Biton and Deputy Mayor Chaggai Hadad. Deri used the tour to show his colleagues what Shas has accomplished in the city, explaining 25 years earlier there were no mosdos yet today the city is flourishing. He emphasized the party’s responsibilities during these difficult times as ...    Full Story »

NYPD: Detectives Sent To Ferguson To Bring Back Lessons (1 opinions)

NYPD: Detectives Sent To Ferguson To Bring Back LessonsNew York Police Commissioner William Bratton says the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, is very disturbing and he has sent detectives there to "bring back lessons." The Wall Street Journal says Bratton made the comments a day after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black unarmed teenager in Ferguson. Bratton says he also will work with ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin Opposes the Jewish Nation Law (2 opinions)

President Rivlin Opposes the Jewish Nation LawPresident Reuven Rivlin used his address on Tuesday evening the eve of 4 Kislev to address the controversial Jewish Nation Bill, the bill that seeks to define the character of the State of Israel. There is a coalition crisis ...    Full Story »

Developers Look To Create Underground NYC Park

Developers Look To Create Underground NYC ParkVisitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees. Private planners inspired by the High Line's success are now looking deep under Manhattan at a proposal to create the Lowline, billed as the world's first underground park. The project would ...    Full Story »

New York Activates Its Emergency Operations Center For Forecasted Heavy Snowfall

New York Activates Its Emergency Operations Center For Forecasted Heavy SnowfallGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed activation of New York State’s Emergency Operations Center in preparation for heavy and blowing snow of up to 16 inches that is expected throughout the New York City area, the Hudson Valley, the Capital Region, and the Mohawk Valley. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Watches and Warnings in and around these areas, with the ...    Full Story »

Gafne: Bayit Yehudi is a Viable Coalition Partner (1 opinions)

Gafne: Bayit Yehudi is a Viable Coalition PartnerMK Moshe Gafne announced during an interview with Radio Galei Yisrael that he is not ruling out the possibility of entering into a future coalition that include the Bayit Yehudi party. “I can spit on a ballot from Bayit Yehudi and sit with them [in a coalition] for I am a practical person. As he acts towards the United States I will act towards him”. Gafne referred to the leaders ...    Full Story »

Ferguson Officer Says He Never Wanted to Kill Michael Brown (1 opinions)

Ferguson Officer Says He Never Wanted to Kill Michael BrownFerguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he "never wanted to take anybody's life" and feels sorry about the death of Michael Brown. But Wilson says in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" that aired Wednesday that he followed his training when he shot the unarmed black teenager. During their confrontation, he says, "The only emotion I ever felt was fear and then it was ...    Full Story »

What is Yiddish?

What is Yiddish?[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  Yiddish was the vernacular language of most Jews in Eastern and Central Europe before World War II. Today, it is spoken by descendants of those Jews living in the United States, Israel, and other parts of the world. Yiddish is today enjoying a  resurgence. Some say because there are two generations of Yeshiva Students who today are not familiar with ...    Full Story »

NYPD: 10 Arrested During Ferguson Decision Protest

NYPD: 10 Arrested During Ferguson Decision ProtestThe NYPD says 10 people were arrested as thousands protested for a second night the decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. The arrests occurred Tuesday night in Times Square. Four people were charged with resisting arrest and six with disorderly conduct. There were no injuries. Police say the protests ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: How Much Rainfall Did Israel Receive?

VIDEO: How Much Rainfall Did Israel Receive?[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] It has been a stormy 24 hours as the first significant winter storm is upon us. The heavy rains which began on Tuesday of 3 Kislev continued through the night and Wednesday. They are expected to taper off on Thursday morning. The unseasonably cold temperatures will continue through Shabbos, but the rainfall and sporadic thundershowers are expected to end ...    Full Story »

Wednesday AM News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

Wednesday AM News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael06:30 IDF soldiers taking part in counter-terrorism operations throughout Yehuda and Shomron during the night arrested 13 suspects. 06:40 Heavy rainfall accompanied with strong winds were reported throughout the country during the night resulting in power outages and flooding. The rain is expected to dissipate today. 09:00 The Kinneret has risen 3.5cm (1.3 inches) from ...    Full Story »

NY Assembly To Review Unregulated Lenders

NY Assembly To Review Unregulated LendersNew York lawmakers say they'd like to find ways to help struggling individuals get financial help without resorting to high-cost, unregulated loans. The state Assembly held a hearing Tuesday in Manhattan to discuss the dangers posed by unregulated loans and the available alternatives. One option is a kind of loan known as "borrow and save" loans, which automatically place a ...    Full Story »

VIDEO - ONLY IN RUSSIA: Passengers Give Passenger Jet A Push To The Runway (1 opinions)

VIDEO - ONLY IN RUSSIA: Passengers Give Passenger Jet A Push To The Runway[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move to the runway. A Russian-made Tu-134 with 74 oil workers and seven crew members onboard was due to fly from the town of Igarka on Tuesday to Krasnoyarsk 800 miles (nearly 1,300 ...    Full Story »

Once Maligned, Iran's Jews Find Greater Acceptance (5 opinions)

Once Maligned, Iran's Jews Find Greater AcceptanceThe following is an unedited AP article: More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this past week to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimage like many others in the Islamic Republic — until you notice men there wearing yarmulkes. Iran, a home for Jews for more than 3,000 years, has the Middle East's largest Jewish population outside of Israel, a perennial ...    Full Story »

Thousands March In NYC For A Second Night To Protest #Ferguson Decision (2 opinions)

Thousands March In NYC For A Second Night To Protest #Ferguson DecisionThousands of people marched in the city for a second night to protest the decision to not indict a white policeman who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. The protests, which caused traffic gridlock in many parts of Manhattan, have been largely peaceful, with few arrests, including one after a protester tossed fake blood on the police commissioner in ...    Full Story »

Prosecutor Faces New Criticism Over Michael Brown Case (3 opinions)

Prosecutor Faces New Criticism Over Michael Brown CaseHe criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn’t match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch - whose impartiality has been questioned since soon after ...    Full Story »
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Eyeing 2016, Clinton Selective On Policy Issues (3 opinions)

Eyeing 2016, Clinton Selective On Policy IssuesHillary Rodham Clinton offered praise for President Barack Obama's executive actions to stave off deportation for millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But the Democrats' favored presidential hopeful has been less forthcoming on other issues in these early days of the 2016 contest. Clinton is not, so far, a candidate, and she's limiting her commentary about the daily ...    Full Story »

White House Veto Threat Shelves Possible Tax Plan

White House Veto Threat Shelves Possible Tax PlanA White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of generous tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working class. The unusual veto threat came before the parameters of a potential agreement were even ...    Full Story »

2 FBI Agents Shot, Wounded in St. Louis Area

2 FBI Agents Shot, Wounded in St. Louis AreaAn FBI spokeswoman says two special agents have been shot in St. Louis County and that the incident isn't directly related to the Ferguson protests. Rebecca Wu, a spokeswoman with the FBI St. Louis Division, says the agents were assisting the University City Police Department execute an arrest warrant at 2:53 a.m. Wednesday. One agent was shot in the shoulder and the other agent ...    Full Story »

Israel: Late Night 1 Shekel Cup of Coffee (2 opinions)

Israel: Late Night 1 Shekel Cup of CoffeeAccording to Ministry of Transportation data, 18% of all road deaths occur during nighttime hours and 17% of all vehicular accidents occur at night. Deputy Minister of Transportation Tzipi Hotevely has decided to become more aggressive in fighting road accidents. She is addressing accidents that occur as a result of driver fatigue. Hotevely has contacted the nation’s major gas ...    Full Story »

Israel: Election Fever has Parties Jockeying for Position

Israel: Election Fever has Parties Jockeying for PositionFor many, it is nothing short of a miracle that the current coalition has survived as long as it has but the latest piece of legislation to challenge its continued existence is the Jewish Nation Bill. Due to the efforts of Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, the bill will not be voted on in Knesset on Wednesday 4 Kislev, as the Yisrael Beitenu party leader managed to buy a week’s time ...    Full Story »

Mayor De Blasio: NYC Ready For Pre-Thanksgiving Snowstorm

Mayor De Blasio: NYC Ready For Pre-Thanksgiving SnowstormNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the nation's largest city "is ready" for any potential snow around Thanksgiving. Forecasters say New York could receive several inches of snow during a storm hitting Wednesday. Higher elevation areas west of the Interstate 95 corridor could see up to a foot of snow. The nasty weather threatens to hinder travel on the day before Thanksgiving, ...    Full Story »

Gaza: Shajaia Residents Refuse to Move to Caravans Donated By Turkey

Gaza: Shajaia Residents Refuse to Move to Caravans Donated By TurkeyResidents of Gaza’s Shajaia neighborhood and nearby areas are refusing to enter into caravan homes donated to Gaza by the Turkish Government ahead of winter. According to Housing and Public Works Minister Mufeed Al-Hassayna, tens of thousands of homes must be restored and rebuilt following the warfare with Israel this summer, Operation Protective Edge. UN Mideast Envoy Robert Serry ...    Full Story »

NY Gov. Cuomo Announces MTA Preparations For Winter Storms

NY Gov. Cuomo Announces MTA Preparations For Winter StormsGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that with four to eight inches of snow predicted to coat the New York region, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is closely monitoring weather forecasts and readying its forces to keep the region’s network of subways, buses, railroads, bridges, tunnels and paratransit operating in the event of significant snowfall. New York City ...    Full Story »

Chabad Shaliach Whose Rebitzen was Killed in a Rocket Attack to Remarry (4 opinions)

Chabad Shaliach Whose Rebitzen was Killed in a Rocket Attack to RemarryChabad Shaliach to India Rabbi Shmulil Sharf is getting married again after his rebitzen, Miri Sharf HY”D, was killed when a Hamas rocket made a direct hit on a Kiryat Malachi home in 2012, during Operation Pillar of ...    Full Story »

Police Across US Prepare for More Ferguson Rallies (1 opinions)

Police Across US Prepare for More Ferguson RalliesPolice in U.S. cities from Los Angeles to New York prepared for another day of demonstrations Tuesday after thousands flooded the streets, some in peaceful protest and others in riotous anger over a grand jury's decision not to indict a white officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. Renewed plans for marches and rallies came as officials in cities such as ...    Full Story »

Regev: Place Demobilized Soldiers at the Schools for Protection

Regev: Place Demobilized Soldiers at the Schools for ProtectionDuring a session of the Knesset Interior Committee on Monday, 2 Kislev, Israel Police Brigadier-General Amitai Levy explained the department evaluates the security situation and makes daily decisions regarding what is required in the nation’s schools and other venues. Committee members are calling on police to reinstate school patrols in which cars are assigned to patrol schools in ...    Full Story »

Have you Registered for Rabbi Friedman’s New Course Yet? (1 opinions)

Have you Registered for Rabbi Friedman’s New Course Yet?[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Join Rabbi Manis Friedman for the new Intimacy for Men course that starts on Monday, 9 Kislev/December 1. This is a four part tele-seminar that discusses the theory, the practice, and the results of following Torah’s guidelines. Click here for the full course information. We live at ...    Full Story »

Critics Question Timing of Ferguson Announcement

Critics Question Timing of Ferguson AnnouncementAn aide to St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch is defending the timing of the grand jury announcement in the Ferguson case, even as some question whether the nighttime announcement fed the unrest. McCulloch held a news conference at 8 p.m. Monday to disclose that the grand jury declined to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael ...    Full Story »

Holder: 'Disappointed' by Violence in Ferguson (3 opinions)

Holder: 'Disappointed' by Violence in FergusonAttorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he was "disappointed" by the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown. "It is clear, I think, that acts of violence threaten to drown out those who have legitimate voices, legitimate demonstrators," Holder told reporters. "Those acts of violence cannot ...    Full Story »


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