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Trump: France, Others Hit By Terror May Face More Screening

Trump: France, Others Hit By Terror May Face More ScreeningRepublican presidential nominee Donald Trump is asserting that countries like France that he says are compromised by terrorism may be subjected to the "extreme vetting" he proposes as a deterrent to attacks in the U.S. When asked if his proposal might lead to a point when not a lot of people from overseas are allowed into the U.S., Trump said, "Maybe we get to that point" and added: ...    Full Story »

Trump vs. Clinton: Is A 2017 'Peaceful Transfer' Possible?

Trump vs. Clinton: Is A 2017 'Peaceful Transfer' Possible?Hillary Clinton should be in jail. Donald Trump threatens America's very existence. These are not fringe opinions. They are widespread views across the nation's bitter political divide. That means that on Nov. 9, the morning after Election Day, tens of millions of Americans will awaken to the realization that someone they loathe will be the 45th president of the United States. The ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Shiva Asar B'Taamuz Program Live Stream

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Demand For Spiritual Leaders As Orthodoxy Is On The Rise

Demand For Spiritual Leaders As Orthodoxy Is On The RiseDr. Chaim Waxman, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Jewish Studies at Rutgers University and Chairman of Behavioral Science at Hadassah College, delivered an electrifying presentation at the Center for Kehillah Development in which he revealed new findings that Orthodox drop- out rates are falling and retention rates are rising.  “Increasingly, Orthodox Jews are choosing ...    Full Story »

Wasserman Schultz Ousted From DNC Role Amid Email Leak

Wasserman Schultz Ousted From DNC Role Amid Email LeakDemocratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was sidelined from her party convention just hours before the Monday start of the party gathering in Philadelphia, after leaked emails indicating an anti-Bernie Sanders bias in her operation inflamed the left flank of the party. The controversial party boss will no longer preside over the convention, and reportedly ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem: 77 Percent Of Next Year's First Graders Will Be From The Chareidi And Arab Sectors

Jerusalem: 77 Percent Of Next Year's First Graders Will Be From The Chareidi And Arab SectorsOne simply has to look at the numbers and one realizes the demographic realities of Yerushalayim, as dati leumi and secular schools are emptying as the chareidim are choking for space. According to the official numbers, in the 5777 school year in the capital, 25,144 kindergarten age children are chareidi, 17,055 from the Arab sector and 13,104 are secular and dati leumi. In 2011 ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Talmidim Of Talmid Torah Darchei Avoseinu In Modi'in Visit With Maran HaRav Shteinman Shlita

As they wind down the year, talmidim of Talmid Torah Darchei Avoseinu in Modi’in visited with HaGaon HaRav Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita ahead of their entry to yeshiva ketana. Rav Shteinman gave the following bracha to the young ...    Full Story »

Cabinet Amends Law Compelling Teaching Secular Subjects In Yeshivos (2 opinions)

Cabinet Amends Law Compelling Teaching Secular Subjects In YeshivosThe cabinet on Sunday, 18 Tammuz, approved the amended law so that yeshivos will not be compelled to teach ‘core subjects’ in line with chareidi demands. Minister Ofir Akunis walked out of the cabinet meeting in anger. Akunis called the move a mistake, explaining he feels all chareidi schools should be taught basic secular subjects. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu explained the ...    Full Story »

Camp HASC Hachnasas Sefer Torah

Camp HASC Hachnasas Sefer Torah[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Camp HASC celebrated an unforgettable Hachnassas Sefer Torah sponsored by the Dov & Shaindy Lisker & Family in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their son Elie, a camper at HASC. The emotional Hachnassas Sefer Torah began with a lively Uncle Moishy concert and beautiful Seudas Mitzvah. Campers participated in "Ksivas Osios" and flag-making art ...    Full Story »

Cops, Protesters Gear Up For Hot Day Of Marches Ahead Of DNC

Cops, Protesters Gear Up For Hot Day Of Marches Ahead Of DNCPolice officers are posted at street corners in downtown Philadelphia as protesters prepare for a sweltering day of marches and rallies ahead of the Democratic National Convention. Several Sunday demonstrations are planned, including an anti-fracking march from City Hall to Independence Mall, near the Liberty Bell. Bernie Sanders supporters expect about 3,000 protesters will join ...    Full Story »

Tel Aviv City Council: Calls To Oust Rabbonim Who Expressed Support For Rabbi Levinstein

Tel Aviv City Council: Calls To Oust Rabbonim Who Expressed Support For Rabbi LevinsteinCouncilmen serving on the Tel Aviv City Council and members of the ‘Chofsheet’ party have turned to Minister of Religious Services to fire three rabbonim serving in Tel Aviv along with 300 others nationwide who expressed support for Rabbi Yigal Levinstein. Rabbi Yuval Alfort (Head of the Yaffo Torah garin), Rabbi Daniel Miller (Rosh Yeshivat Aviv Hatorah) and Rabbi Asher Shimon ...    Full Story »

West Coast Style Weather Strikes Northeastern US

West Coast Style Weather Strikes Northeastern US Heat and drought-like conditions are posing serious concerns for farmers and prompting water use restrictions and bans in some towns. The dry spell is hitting the region from Maine to Pennsylvania. Wildfire flames are lapping at parts of Massachusetts, and Maine is expecting a smaller blueberry crop. Hardest hit are Massachusetts, western New York, and the southern climes of New ...    Full Story »

Minister Regev Places Shabbos Above Opening Ceremony Of The Olympic Games (1 opinions)

Minister Regev Places Shabbos Above Opening Ceremony Of The Olympic GamesMinister of Culture & Sport Miri Regev released a statement to the media on Sunday, 18 Tammuz explaining that while she is expected to participate in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, she will not because the event is scheduled to take place on a Shabbos. Regev explains that as a minister and official representative the State of Israel, she will not take part in the ...    Full Story »

Clinton's Turn: Guide to the Democratic National Convention

Clinton's Turn: Guide to the Democratic National ConventionIt's Hillary Clinton's turn. The Democratic National Convention opening Monday in Philadelphia is Clinton's chance to hit reset after a vigorous primary against Bernie Sanders and the unlikely movement that formed behind the Vermont senator. Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, has endorsed Clinton, but many of his supporters have not. Some of them were dismayed by her ...    Full Story »

WATCH: This was R' Chaim Safran's Last Day

WATCH: This was R' Chaim Safran's Last Day[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  CLICK HERE TO HELP THIS FAMILY R' Chaim Safrin's widow and four orphans need your help! Only two years have passed since a father closed his eyes for the last time, and returned his soul to his ...    Full Story »

Obama: Trump's NATO Comments Show 'Lack of Preparedness' (2 opinions)

Obama: Trump's NATO Comments Show 'Lack of Preparedness'President Barack Obama says GOP nominee Donald Trump's recent suggestion that the U.S. might not come to the defense of NATO allies is another sign of Trump's "lack of preparedness" on foreign policy. Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" that Trump's comments to the New York Times — in which Trump suggested allies that haven't paid their NATO dues ...    Full Story »

Authorities: Munich Shooter Planned Attack for a Year

Authorities: Munich Shooter Planned Attack for a YearThe teenager behind the deadly shooting rampage at a Munich mall had planned his attack for a year and chose his victims at random, investigators said Sunday. Bavarian investigator Robert Heimberger said the shooter, an 18-year-old German-Iranian identified only as David S., visited the site of a previous school shooting in the German town of Winnenden and took photographs last year, ...    Full Story »

DNC Rules Meeting Agrees to a Compromise on Superdelegates (1 opinions)

DNC Rules Meeting Agrees to a Compromise on SuperdelegatesThe role of superdelegates could be significantly reduced in future Democratic presidential primaries under a compromise deal struck at the Democratic National Convention rules committee Saturday. Efforts by Bernie Sanders supporters to pass amendments eliminating or limiting the power of superdelegates failed to win approval at the committee meeting in Philadelphia. But campaigns ...    Full Story »

Police: Munich Suspect Was Obsessed With Mass Shootings

Police: Munich Suspect Was Obsessed With Mass ShootingsThe gunman whose rampage at a Munich mall left nine people dead was a depression-plagued teenager who avidly read books and articles about mass killings and apparently tried to lure young victims to their deaths through a faked Facebook posting, authorities said Saturday. Information from witnesses indicated that his hatred of foreigners might have played a role in the mass shooting, ...    Full Story »

Excessive Heat Warning Issued as Democratic Convention Nears (1 opinions)

Excessive Heat Warning Issued as Democratic Convention NearsIt's extra sunny in Philadelphia this weekend and hot and humid weather is settling over the City of Brotherly Love as tens of thousands of delegates are about to converge on the city for the Democratic National Convention. The heat wave is expected to gain momentum this weekend and peak Monday, the convention's first day, with temperatures possibly hitting 100 degrees, said Mitchell ...    Full Story »

Union Official: Operator Error Didn't Cause Crane Collapse On Tappan Zee Bridge

Union Official: Operator Error Didn't Cause Crane Collapse On Tappan Zee BridgeA union official said operator error isn't what caused a crane's 250-foot-long boom to collapse across New York's Tappan Zee Bridge. Jeff Loughlin, business manager for International Union of Operating Engineers Local 137, told The New York Times ) on Friday he'd spoken with the operator who claims to know what spurred the collapse. But Loughlin says he promised investigators he ...    Full Story »

Clinton Says Veep Pick Kaine Is Everything GOP Ticket Isn't (13 opinions)

Clinton Says Veep Pick Kaine Is Everything GOP Ticket Isn'tHillary Clinton debuted running mate Sen. Tim Kaine on Saturday as a can-do progressive committed to social justice and equality — "everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not" — at a boisterous rally ahead of next week's Democratic National Convention. "He is qualified to step into this job and lead from Day One. And he is a progressive who likes to get things done," Clinton ...    Full Story »

Hillary Clinton Chooses Va. Sen. Tim Kaine As Running Mate

Hillary Clinton Chooses Va. Sen. Tim Kaine As Running MateHillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground state to the Democratic ticket. In a text message to supporters, the presumptive Democratic nominee said, "I'm thrilled to tell you this first: I've chosen Sen. Tim Kaine as my running mate." Kaine himself tweeted, "I'm honored to ...    Full Story »

MIRACLE: Klausenberg Camp Bus Rolls On Side In Pennsylvania, Injuring 9 Boys

MIRACLE: Klausenberg Camp Bus Rolls On Side In Pennsylvania, Injuring 9 BoysAuthorities say a camp minibus rolled onto its side in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, sending nine teenage boys to the hospital. The crash happened early Friday near Tobyhanna. Pocono Mountain Regional Police says one boy received injuries severe enough to necessitate being flown to a hospital in Allentown. The bus driver and five other passengers weren't injured. The bus ...    Full Story »
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Germany's Merkel: Can't Rule Out Terror Links In Friday's Mass Shooting In Munich (1 opinions)

Germany's Merkel: Can't Rule Out Terror Links In Friday's Mass Shooting In MunichGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel is being regularly briefed on the shooting attack in Munich and the government has sent members of Germany's elite anti-terrorism force to the scene. Merkel's chief of staff, Peter Altmaier says "all that we know and can say right now is that it was a cruel and inhumane attack." He told the German public channel ARD that "we can't rule out that there ...    Full Story »

8 Dead In Munich Mall Shooting; Police Hunt Up To 3 Suspects (1 opinions)

8 Dead In Munich Mall Shooting; Police Hunt Up To 3 SuspectsPolice warned people to stay indoors Friday as they hunted for whoever opened fire at a Munich shopping mall, killing eight people and wounding others in a rampage they described as suspected terrorism. "At the moment no culprit has been arrested," police in the Bavarian capital said on social media. "The search is taking place at high speed." Germany's elite GSG9 anti-terror ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Massive Turnout at Chai Lifeline Lakewood Anniversary Dinner

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Massive Turnout at Chai Lifeline Lakewood Anniversary Dinner[VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] More than 2,000 members of the Lakewood community packed Ateres Chana this past Tuesday night to show their support for Chai Lifeline and the many services it provides to local families. From Roshei Yeshiva to rabbonim, yeshivaleit and balabatim, individuals from all walks of life came to enjoy the 17th anniversary reception, held in memory of ...    Full Story »

Ex-NYC Jail Guard Union Boss Pleads Not Guilty To Bribery

Ex-NYC Jail Guard Union Boss Pleads Not Guilty To BriberyThe former head of New York City's jail guard union has pleaded not guilty in his bribery case. Norman Seabrook entered the plea Friday in his federal indictment in Manhattan. He's been charged with funneling $20 million in union funds to a hedge fund through a middleman in exchange for a $60,000 kickback. He told reporters outside court Friday that he expects to be ...    Full Story »

Philadelphia Readies For DNC After Quiet Cleveland Protests

Philadelphia Readies For DNC After Quiet Cleveland ProtestsAs Cleveland breathes a sigh of relief after protests during the Republican convention came and went without mass disruptions and violence, eyes now turn to Philadelphia, the nation's fifth largest city that offers a bigger stage for bigger protests over a much larger area. Cleveland's marches and rallies ended quietly Thursday with two dozen arrests over four days. Philadelphia is ...    Full Story »

Authorities: $1B Medicare Fraud Nursing Home Scam, 3 Charged (5 opinions)

Authorities: $1B Medicare Fraud Nursing Home Scam, 3 ChargedThree people have been charged in an unprecedented $1 billion health care fraud scam, accused of using dozens of Miami nursing homes to bilk the taxpayer-funded Medicare and Medicaid programs, according to an indictment unsealed Friday. "This is the largest single criminal health care fraud case ever brought against individuals by the Department of Justice," Assistant Attorney ...    Full Story »

Safe GOP Convention Boosts Cleveland's Image To The World

Safe GOP Convention Boosts Cleveland's Image To The WorldCleveland's safe and successful turn as host of the Republican National Convention has helped establish it as an ideal location for large events but also a city that people will consider when deciding where to live and do business, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said Friday. "It really puts us in a different light with a different image," the mayor said at a news briefing. Police ...    Full Story »

Obama Rejects Trump Depiction Of US In Crisis (1 opinions)

Obama Rejects Trump Depiction Of US In CrisisPresident Barack Obama fiercely rejected Donald Trump's depiction of an America in crisis on Friday, arguing that violent crime and illegal immigration have plunged under his leadership to their lowest rates in decades. Looking to November's election, Obama said, "We're not going to make good decisions based on fears that don't have a basis in fact." At a news conference alongside ...    Full Story »

Crowdfunding Campaign Reaches Goal In Only 6 Hours, Makes Chesed Fund History (1 opinions)

Crowdfunding Campaign Reaches Goal In Only 6 Hours, Makes Chesed Fund HistoryOn August 12, 1964, a healthy baby boy was born, bringing joy to his parents. That joy was tempered some 3 months later when the baby fell from his carriage, down several steps. The baby, Mordechai Heifetz, was left permanently disabled. With continuing effort and perseverance, traits that marked his whole life, Mordechai grew to walk with an exaggerated limp; his right side remained ...    Full Story »

The 17th of Tammuz (6 opinions)

The 17th of TammuzBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times Fast Begins 4:05 AM End 9:05 PM Fourth hour of the day to the ninth hour of the day: 9:23 AM to 4:28 PM [Don't walk alone] The period of mourning known as the Three Weeks (or Drei Voch or Bain HaMetzarim) begins with the 17th of Tammuz. Five tragedies occurred on this day. 1] The first set of tablets were shattered when ...    Full Story »

Justice Department: Town Discriminated Against Muslims (3 opinions)

Justice Department: Town Discriminated Against MuslimsThe U.S. Justice Department is suing a suburban Philadelphia town, alleging its denial of a permit for a mosque in 2014 constituted religious discrimination. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the suit was filed Thursday and seeks to have Bensalem give the Bensalem Masjid approval to build the mosque, provide training for township employees on religious land-use laws and pay ...    Full Story »

Chicago Officer Shot, Suspect Killed In Exchange Of Gunfire (4 opinions)

Chicago Officer Shot, Suspect Killed In Exchange Of GunfireA Chicago police officer was expected to survive after being shot in the leg by a man who was killed when officers returned fire, police said. Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson told reporters the officer and his partner were on bike patrol on the near South Side around 8:15 p.m. when a person told them about a man acting erratically. The officers approached the man, who was ...    Full Story »

New York Lawmakers Vow To Fight Plan For New Bus Terminal

New York Lawmakers Vow To Fight Plan For New Bus TerminalBattle lines over a proposed new, $10 billion bus terminal in Manhattan were drawn in ink Thursday as city, state and federal lawmakers charged the project has ignored them and the needs of local residents, and called for a halt to an international competition scheduled to produce a winning design in two months. Speaking at the monthly board meeting of the Port Authority of New York ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Talmidim Of Talmid Torah Darchei Avoseinu In Modi'in Visit With Maran HaRav Shteinman Shlita

As they wind down the year, talmidim of Talmid Torah Darchei Avoseinu in Modi’in visited with HaGaon HaRav Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita ahead of their entry to yeshiva ketana. Rav Shteinman gave the following bracha to the young talmidim. ״ברוך השם ילדים, אתם גומרים עכשיו חיידר ונכנסים לישיבה קטנה. אתם, כל אחד ואחד יכול להיות תלמיד חכם גדול. כל אחד ואחד יכול ללמוד בשקידה ולקיים מה שהרביים שלו אומרים. כל אחד יכול לגדול תלמיד חכם גדול. כך היה באמת ככל הדורות, למדו תורה ההורים והבנים ויצאו תלמידי חכמים. הקב״ה יעזור לכם. יש לכם הורים שרוצים שתהיו תלמידי חכמים גדולים. יש חלילה בתים שההורים לא רוצים והילדים צריכים להלחם על זה ואתם ברוך השם זוכים שההורים שלכם רוצים מאוד שתהיו צדיקים ותלמידי חכמים. הקב"ה יעזור לכם שתזכו לזה. כל אחד ואחד שיזכה להיות צדיק, תלמיד חכם ירא שמים. הקב״ה יעזור לכם בזה ובבא. ה׳ יעזור שתזכו לכל הדברים הטובים״. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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WATCH: Giuliani: Your Word Is Your Bond; Ted Cruz Broke His (3 opinions)

Former New York City mayor and Republican presidential candidate reacts to Sen. Ted Cruz's address to the Republican National Convention.

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