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Senior PA Official Attacks The New 'Extremist' Israeli Coalition Government

Senior PA Official Attacks The New 'Extremist' Israeli Coalition Government
The PA (Palestinian Authority) top negotiator, Dr. Saeb Erekat, did not waste time releasing condemnatory statements after the agreement was signed to bring Yisrael Beitenu into the coalition government. Erekat spoke of the “real threat” presented to regional stability posed by the new Israeli government. His statements were made following the signing of the agreement in a nationally televised event on Wednesday morning 17 Iyar. One is reminded that Dr. Erekat recently completed a term in a coalition government with the Hamas regime in ...

Op=Ed: Uber Carpools Are No Match For Public Transit

Op=Ed: Uber Carpools Are No Match For Public TransitSpeaking Monday in Brussels, Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick presented his vision of city mobility in Europe: sharing cars for the commute to work, the way people do in technologically advanced U.S. or China. In San Francisco and in 19 cities in China, Kalanick said, thousands of people use UberPool, his company's ride-sharing service. But that's not possible in Europe because ...    Full Story »

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Op=Ed: Uber Carpools Are No Match For Public TransitMishpacha Magazine, the premier Jewish weekly magazine for frum families, continues to set new standards in Orthodox journalism, providing readers with access to personalities, places, and phenomena they would not encounter otherwise. Mishpacha provides hard-hitting news analyses, colorful profiles, thought-provoking opinion columns, and stunning photography, along with a willingness ...    Full Story »

Lag Baomer Is A Cash Cow For Many Northern Residents And Yeshivos Renting Beds/Rooms

Lag Baomer Is A Cash Cow For Many Northern Residents And Yeshivos Renting Beds/RoomsPerhaps similar to Uman for Rosh Hashanah or 770 during Tishrei, locals have realized the influx of people creates potential for handsome profits and Meron during the Lag B’Omer week is no exception. For many families, renting mattresses on the floor of their apartment generates a handsome income for the week, not to mention hotels and bed & breakfasts in the area of the ...    Full Story »

My Close Friend Passed Away & There are Children

New Video by Rabbi Nasan Maimon. [COMMUNICATED CONTENT] I have been a close friend and Rabbi to this family for nearly thirty years, going back to even before their marriage. For the last several months I have been witness, daily, to the toll that ...    Full Story »

The Majesty of Meron (10 opinions)

Photo Essay: Rabonim Of Vaad Hayeshivos Meet At Home Of Hagaon HaRav Gershon Edelstein (Photos by JDN)As Lag B’omer approaches, anyone who has been fortunate enough to pour their hearts out at the Tanna Rebbe Shimon Bar Yochai recalls these sweet memories. The singing and dancing with other Jews from all walks of life until the wee hours of the night is an experience that bonds itself with the soul. Why is Meron such an enchanted place, especially on Lag B’omer? The ...    Full Story »

Belgium Detains 4 ISIS Suspects Who May Have Planned Attacks

Belgium Detains 4 ISIS Suspects Who May Have Planned AttacksBelgian prosecutors said Wednesday they have detained four suspected Islamic State group recruiters, who they said may have planned new attacks in the country. The suspects were charged with participating in the activities of a terrorist group, the Federal Prosecutor's Office said in a statement. Two were ordered arrested by an investigating judge, one was released under strict ...    Full Story »

B'chasdei Hashem Family Rescued From Burning Har Nof Apartment

B'chasdei Hashem Family Rescued From Burning Har Nof ApartmentJerusalem Fire Service spokesman Udi Gal explains that if the first firetruck arriving on the scene of the blaze on Shimon Agassi Street in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem came a few minutes later, the outcome would have been disastrous chas v’sholom. The call for the fire in a 64 Agassi Street apartment came shortly at 4:00AM. When firefighters arrived they saw members of ...    Full Story »

Last Chance Bonus Tickets to Israel

Last Chance Bonus Tickets to Israel[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] It’s your last chance to win! With your donation to the Oorah Auction from May 1 until May 31, you’ll be entered into a bonus last chance drawing to win free trips to Israel. That’s right- you can win ...    Full Story »

Ryan Said To Tell Confidants He's Ready To End Trump Impasse

Ryan Said To Tell Confidants He's Ready To End Trump ImpasseHouse Speaker Paul Ryan has begun telling confidants that he wants to end his standoff with Donald Trump in part because he's worried the split has sharpened divisions in the Republican Party, according to two people close to the lawmaker. Ryan aides say nothing has been decided about a possible Trump endorsement. But Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort, told a small group of ...    Full Story »

Belzer Rebbe Prohibits Yeshivos Ketanos From Traveling To Meron For Lag Baomer

Belzer Rebbe Prohibits Yeshivos Ketanos From Traveling To Meron For Lag BaomerThe Belzer Rebbe Shlita has announced talmidim of yeshivos ketanos are prohibited from visiting Meron for Lag B’Omer. Chassidim explain this is the first time the rebbe has made such an announcement. Mashgichim of the yeshivos have informed talmidim, adding their regular daily seder is to continue until Lag B’Omer afternoon. Then the rebbe will hold his Lag B’Omer tisch. It ...    Full Story »

Hacker Who Revealed Private Clinton Email Address Admits Series Of Intrusions

Hacker Who Revealed Private Clinton Email Address Admits Series Of IntrusionsThe Romanian hacker whose cyber-mischief first revealed that Hillary Clinton used a private email address while she was secretary of state pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated identity theft and unauthorized access to a protected computer, admitting that he was responsible for a series of high-profile intrusions. Marcel Lehel Lazar, 44, as a part of his plea, said that he ...    Full Story »

A Powerful Talisman for Parnasah, Health, Prosperity, Zivugim, and Protection from Above (1 opinions)

A Powerful Talisman for Parnasah, Health, Prosperity, Zivugim, and Protection from Above[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO By today, the wonderful deeds of the renowned Segulas Rashbi speak for themselves. There is actually no need anymore to describe and explain how Segulas Rashbi has developed as the most popular ...    Full Story »

Glick Gives Up His American Citizenship To Enter Knesset (2 opinions)

Glick Gives Up His American Citizenship To Enter KnessetLike many former Americans whom have entered Knesset before him, Yehuda Glick had to give up his American citizens to permit taking the oath of office as the newest Likud party Member of Knesset. He replaces Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, whose resignation went into effect on Sunday, 14 Iyar. Israeli law does not permit one to serve as a MK if one has citizenship from other ...    Full Story »

Rav Lazer Brody shlit”a in Monsey and Borough Park, This Sunday and Monday

Rav Lazer Brody shlit”a in Monsey and Borough Park, This Sunday and Monday[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Starting this Sunday, Breslev Israel will be launching “The Ultimate You” summer tour, featuring Rav Lazer Brody shlit”a. This emuna tour will be an exciting launch in a new direction for those who have seen Rav Brody previously. The tour will launch in Monsey on May 29. It will continue to Borough Park on Monday, then on to Cleveland, ...    Full Story »

New York State Police Are Warning Residents Of An IRS Phone Scam

New York State Police Are Warning Residents Of An IRS Phone ScamThe New York State Police is warning residents of Orange, Rockland, Ulster, Sullivan and Greene Counties of an IRS phone scam that's been happening here in the Hudson Valley. Troopers have been notified of and received complaints from citizens who received phone calls from someone claiming to be a representative of the IRS. The callers use various scare tactics to deceive ...    Full Story »

Update at 10:30PM IL From United Hatzalah In Meron

Update at 10:30PM IL From United Hatzalah In MeronAs of 10:30PM, 63 people have been treated at Meron by United Hatzalah medics for light to moderate injuries most of which consisted of light cuts, falls from high places, light burns, and respiratory problems. United Hatzalah strongly recommends that if anyone sees or comes across a medical emergency in Meron or is otherwise in need of medical assistance at Meron or during their ...    Full Story »

Bar Ilan Responsa Project - Ramat Gan, Israel

Bar Ilan Responsa Project - Ramat Gan, Israel[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] NEW release from BAR ILAN... First Time Purchase Sale + Upgrade Sale If you never owned a Bar Ilan - Now is the best time to invest in one. Click to get the First Time Price. Bar Ilan Pre - Release Upgrade Sale. The New Version 24+ will be shipping within 5 days. This latest Bar ...    Full Story »

Minister Levine: Bennett's Ultimatum Is Unacceptable

Minister Levine: Bennett's Ultimatum Is UnacceptableSpeaking to Channel 2 News minutes after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman signed a coalition agreement,  Minister (Likud) Yariv Levin, who is close to PM Netanyahu, expressed his delight with the ...    Full Story »

TSA Chief: Help Is On The Way To Address Long Airport Lines

TSA Chief: Help Is On The Way To Address Long Airport LinesThe head of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season. Peter Neffenger told a House committee that a combination of factors contributed to the added waiting time to ...    Full Story »

Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Comments On Travel To Meron For Lag Baomer

Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Comments On Travel To Meron For Lag BaomerHaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita is quoted saying one who is a “big masmid” and will learn during the bus ride to Meron may travel to the Rashbi for Lag B’Omer. However, one who is not – we needn’t give him another way for bitul zman. When asked in the past Rav Kanievsky stated this is a minhag and one should not mock it. Rav Shiya Epstein, who is known to be close to ...    Full Story »

Obama Looks To Hiroshima Visit; Abe Won't Go To Pearl Harbor (2 opinions)

Obama Looks To Hiroshima Visit; Abe Won't Go To Pearl HarborPresident Barack Obama said Wednesday he plans to use his historic visit to Hiroshima with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to reflect on the suffering of war and the need to take steps to prevent it. Abe said he had no plans to reciprocate Obama's gesture by paying his own visit to Pearl Harbor. Obama's opened his trip to Japan with much intrigue about his upcoming stop in the ...    Full Story »

Hacker Guccifer Pleads Guilty To Hacking Bush Emails

Hacker Guccifer Pleads Guilty To Hacking Bush EmailsThe Romanian hacker known as Guccifer will serve at least two years in prison after pleading guilty to breaking into computer accounts of the Bush family and others. Forty-four-year-old Marcel Lazar pleaded guilty Wednesday morning at a hearing in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, to unauthorized access to computers and identity theft. The conviction carries a mandatory minimum ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Meron Travel Information Number

PHOTOS: Meron Travel Information Number[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Israel Police has established an information number for travelers to Meron to permit them to ascertain the status of roads heading north regarding traffic conditions and road closures. The number is 1-700-500-679. In the photos we see preparations have been completed at Mosdos Ohr HaRashbi await the arrival of visitors. (YWN – ...    Full Story »

Trump Says He's Holding Fundraisers Only Because GOP Asked

Trump Says He's Holding Fundraisers Only Because GOP AskedDonald Trump says he is only asking wealthy donors for their money because the Republican National Committee wants him to. In an interview with The Associated Press, that's how the presumptive GOP presidential nominee explained his about-face from self-funded candidate to one who relies on campaign contributions. Trump is holding his first fundraisers this week, including a ...    Full Story »

Israel's Fire Service On High Alert Ahead Of Lag Baomer

Israel's Fire Service On High Alert Ahead Of Lag BaomerIsrael’s Fire Service is on alert ahead of Lag B’Omer, with an emphasis on chareidi areas where at times, Lag B’Omer gets out of hand. Fire trucks have visited many areas, like the Jerusalem forest bordering Har Nof, where extremely large bonfires deemed too close to trees are ‘washed down’ to prevent them from lighting. In some area, including Elad, dangerous bonfires are ...    Full Story »

Anaheim Police: Anti-Trump Protesters Will Not Be Tolerated

Anaheim Police: Anti-Trump Protesters Will Not Be ToleratedPolice in Anaheim, California are warning protesters that violence will not be tolerated ahead of Donald Trump's scheduled rally. Police Chief Raul Quezada said in a statement Wednesday that they will respect the right to protest peacefully, but "we will not tolerate violence or disobedience of the law." Quezada also said that "everyone has the right to participate without fear of ...    Full Story »
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US Senate to Host Jewish American Heritage Month Award Ceremony

US Senate to Host Jewish American Heritage Month Award CeremonyBy Hannah Levin On May 25, the United States Senate will celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month by officially recognizing several outstanding Jewish Americans who have greatly enriched the fabric of American life. Prominent Members of the US Senate will be participating and heralding the accomplishments of this year’s honorees who include: Rabbi Hillel Zaltzman of Chamah, who ...    Full Story »

NYC: Retrial Set for Man Accused of Killing Etan Patz in 1979

NYC: Retrial Set for Man Accused of Killing Etan Patz in 1979A retrial for a New Jersey man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979 will begin in New York City after Labor Day. The New York Times reports jury selection is expected to start Sept. 6 or 7 in the trial of Maple Shade resident Pedro Hernandez. Etan vanished on his way to school in New York City. He became one of the first missing children pictured on milk cartons. Etan ...    Full Story »

Ticket Scalpers in Betar Illit Trying to Profit on Meron (1 opinions)

Ticket Scalpers in Betar Illit Trying to Profit on MeronBetar Illit Mayor Meir Rubinstein has contacted the Transportation Ministry seeking additional buses to Meron for Lag B’Omer as there are no tickets available in his city. Bus companies report they have no tickets left and it appears there are thousands of people who wish to visit Meron on Lag B’Omer but cannot purchase a ticket. Kol Chai Radio reports that it appears someone ...    Full Story »

State Department Audit Faults Clinton On Email Use (3 opinions)

State Department Audit Faults Clinton On Email UseA State Department audit has faulted Hillary Clinton and previous secretaries of state for poorly managing email and other computer information and slowly responding to new cybersecurity risks. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the report by the agency's inspector general Wednesday. It cites "longstanding, systemic weaknesses" related to communications. These started before ...    Full Story »

Trump, Clinton Win Washington State's Presidential Primaries

Trump, Clinton Win Washington State's Presidential PrimariesDemocratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump each won primaries in Washington state. Trump's win Tuesday moves him to within 28 delegates of the clinching the Republican nomination for president. Clinton's win might give her some momentum, but it won't get her any delegates. There were no delegates at stake in the Democratic primary. ...    Full Story »

1000s Unable to Get Bus Tickets to Meron for Lag B'Omer (5 opinions)

1000s Unable to Get Bus Tickets to Meron for Lag B'OmerAs a result of lower fares and discounts for children, there are more people trying to get to Meron for Lag B’Omer than ever before. This has led to thousands being told ticket sales have stopped as all buses are full. Chairman of the Knesset Ombudsman Committee MK Yisrael Eichler is calling on the Transportation Ministry to take the necessary steps to make additional buses ...    Full Story »

The Movers and Shakers

The Movers and Shakers[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]   Behind "Stop, Drop and Run"… You might not know who they are but you surely want to hear what they have to say about Boro Park's most major event of the year! "It takes a player to shoot a shot but it takes a team to win the game," says one of the main coordinators of "Stop, Drop and Run", Hatzolah's 2016 Auction Event. The Hatzolah of Boro ...    Full Story »

Anti-Trump Protests Turn Violent Outside New Mexico Rally (4 opinions)

Anti-Trump Protests Turn Violent Outside New Mexico RallyIn one of the presidential campaign year's more grisly spectacles, protesters in New Mexico opposing Donald Trump's candidacy threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, injuring several, and toppled trash cans and barricades. Police responded by firing pepper spray and smoke grenades into the crowd outside the Albuquerque Convention Center. During ...    Full Story »

Hikind Urges Mayor De Blasio, Council Speaker Mark-Viverito to Reconsider Criminal Justice Reform Act (3 opinions)

Hikind Urges Mayor De Blasio, Council Speaker Mark-Viverito to Reconsider Criminal Justice Reform ActAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) recently urged Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to “reconsider” changes within the Criminal Justice Reform Act that will downgrade dozens of quality-of life offenses to fines. The legislation, consisting of eight bills, will reduce several criminal offenses including, possession of an open alcoholic beverage, ...    Full Story »

GOP Fundraisers Once Mocked By Trump Now Rallying To Support His Bid (2 opinions)

GOP Fundraisers Once Mocked By Trump Now Rallying To Support His BidDonald Trump spent much of the Republican presidential primary contest inveighing against politicians for leaning on wealthy contributors for support. Now he's doing the same. On Tuesday, some of the GOP's best-connected fundraisers signed on to help raise as much as $1 billion for Trump and the Republican National Committee, part of an effort to rapidly build out a finance operation ...    Full Story »

In Two-Front War, Clinton Targets Trump's Housing Crash Gain (1 opinions)

In Two-Front War, Clinton Targets Trump's Housing Crash GainHillary Clinton and her Democratic allies dove deeper into Donald Trump's record Tuesday, launching a new round of attacks designed to paint the billionaire businessman as profiting off the housing crisis that hurt millions of Americans. As she has for weeks, Clinton avoided all mention of primary challenger Bernie Sanders, even as both campaigned in California ahead of the state's ...    Full Story »

NYC Is Testing Park Benches With Built-In Charging Stations (4 opinions)

NYC Is Testing Park Benches With Built-In Charging StationsNew York City is testing park benches with built-in charging stations for mobile devices. Five of the benches are being installed at parks in the Bronx and upper Manhattan. The Daily News says the benches can also help keep track of how many people are visiting the parks. The Parks Department will spend about $24,000 on the solar-powered benches. They’ve been used in several ...    Full Story »


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