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PHOTOS: Catskills Hatzolah Holds Appreciation BBQ For Local Emergency Personnel

PHOTOS: Catskills Hatzolah Holds Appreciation BBQ For Local Emergency Personnel
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] With the summer coming to a close, and the tens of thousands of visitors back in the city, Catskills Hatzolah held an annual appreciation BBQ for local emergency personnel. Following each summer, with Catskills Hatzolah having responded to thousands of emergencies in the Catskills, Hatzolah has an annual event to show their appreciation to the local authorities for the great working relationship that exists. The event was held at the Catskills Hatzolah Headquarters in Fallsburg, on Brickman Road. Dozens of ...

9/11 Recovery Workers: Congress Must Renew Health Programs

9/11 Recovery Workers: Congress Must Renew Health ProgramsDozens of 9/11 recovery workers are demanding that Congress renew programs offering money and heath care to people exposed to toxic dust after the terror attacks. The former ground zero workers and survivors were joined at the World Trade Center site on Thursday by members of New York's congressional delegation. Congress authorized billions of dollars in payments and health ...    Full Story »

Just One Week Left to Enter Tesla Raffle

9/11 Recovery Workers: Congress Must Renew Health ProgramsWe all live on different budgets, and for most of us, a Tesla vehicle is a luxury that hasn’t even made it close to our wish lists. But for some among us, the same can be said about new clothing or shoes. Or chicken for Shabbos. Or even paying the gas bill. The creative fundraisers at The Chicago Chesed Fund have ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Gunfire from Gaza Enters the Living Room of a Family in Southern Israel

PHOTOS: Gunfire from Gaza Enters the Living Room of a Family in Southern IsraelAt about 19:00 on Wednesday evening 18 Elul, gunfire was heard on the streets of Netiv HaAsarah, located in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council of southern Israel. A number of bullets fired from Gaza caused damage to two home. B’chasdei Hashem there were no fatalities or injuries. Military officials report bullets from a 0.5 caliber machinegun were fired. The bullets entered the ...    Full Story »

Pondering Campaign, Biden Sticks Close To Obama

Pondering Campaign, Biden Sticks Close To ObamaExploring a presidential campaign, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday offered a robust defense of a nuclear accord with Iran strongly backed by the White House in the latest sign of his work to present himself as a natural heir to President Barack Obama. "I tell you, I firmly believe, and I will go into some detail here, it will make us and Israel safer, not weaker," Biden said at ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: NY Area Hospital Liaisons Gather At Achiezer Headquarters

PHOTOS: NY Area Hospital Liaisons Gather At Achiezer Headquarters[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] On Wednesday evening September 2nd, the annual gathering of hospital liaisons and representatives took place at the Achiezer offices in Long Island. More than 30 attendees from nearly every hospital in NYC, Long Island, New Jersey, Catskills, Westchester and Rockland County were present. For the past several years this fledgling group which started out ...    Full Story »

Tens of Apartments Evacuated in Bnei Brak Due to Gas Leak

Tens of Apartments Evacuated in Bnei Brak Due to Gas LeakTens of residents on Yona Street in Bnei Brak were instructed to evacuate their homes during the early evening hours of Wednesday 18 Elul due to a serious gas leak in the area. The leak was in a nearby public building. City Manager Avraham Tannenbaum reported receiving many calls from concerned residents reporting a strong odor in the area. The fire department and other agencies ...    Full Story »

Cory Booker Thrown SUpport Behind Iran Nuke Deal

Cory Booker Thrown SUpport Behind Iran Nuke DealNow a done deal, the Iran nuclear agreement gained critical backing from three more Democratic senators Thursday, boosting White House hopes of blocking a disapproval resolution in the Senate so the president wouldn't have to veto it. Democratic Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Mark Warner of Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota announced their support in quick succession for ...    Full Story »

Trump Signs Pledge To Back GOP's 2016 Presidential Nominee

Trump Signs Pledge To Back GOP's 2016 Presidential NomineePresidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid Thursday and vowed to support the Republican Party's nominee — whoever it may be. The billionaire businessman announced his decision in a raucous news conference at Trump Tower, the gold-hued skyscraper in midtown Manhattan where he launched his surging and front-running campaign for ...    Full Story »

De Blasio Is Left Off New York Officials' Puerto Rico Trip

De Blasio Is Left Off New York Officials' Puerto Rico TripGovernor Andrew Cuomo and other New York elected officials are traveling to Puerto Rico next week. But Mayor Bill de Blasio won't be joining them. A mayoral spokesman said Thursday that de Blasio wasn't invited to join the delegation. Cuomo, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito are among those traveling Monday. They are journeying to ...    Full Story »

MK Moses Calls on Education Minister to Include 'Recognized' Chareidi Schools in Accessibility Plan

MK Moses Calls on Education Minister to Include 'Recognized' Chareidi Schools in Accessibility PlanMK Menachem Eliezer Moses, who serves as the chairman of the Yahadut Hatorah faction in Knesset, turned to Education Minister Naftali Bennett on Wednesday, 18 Elul, asking to include the many Chinuch Atzmai schools that are ‘recognized’ but not officially part of the public school system in his plan to make schools accessible to the disabled and persons with special needs. In his ...    Full Story »

New York State Police Protect Your Children's Future, Get Your Child Seat Checked

New York State Police Protect Your Children's Future, Get Your Child Seat CheckedState Police Troop F Commander Major Patrick J. Regan announced today that local troopers will be participating in the National Child Passenger Safety Week from September 13 through September 19, 2015. To make sure all parents and caregivers are properly securing their children in the correct vehicle restraints, the State Police, local law enforcement agencies, and highway safety ...    Full Story »

MK Transported to the Hospital From Knesset

MK Transported to the Hospital From KnessetThe Knesset on Wednesday 18 Elul held a special plenum session during the summer recess to pass the state budget in its first reading. MK (Joint Arab List) Ayman Udeh complained of not feeling well. He explained he was experiencing “pressure in his chest” and after being checked in the Knesset infirmary, it was decided to transport him to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. Hospital ...    Full Story »

Passenger on Board Flight from Tel Aviv to Newark Restrained

Passenger on Board Flight from Tel Aviv to Newark RestrainedA passenger on board United Airlines flight UA85 from Tel Aviv to Newark Airport became unruly during the flight on Wednesday, 18 Elul. According to a report, he became “very aggressive”, which resulted in airline personnel restraining the passenger for the duration of the flight. Police were instructed to meet the plane for landing to take the passenger into custody. (YWN – ...    Full Story »

IAF Strikes Terrorists in Gaza in Response to Gaze Gunfire

IAF Strikes Terrorists in Gaza in Response to Gaze GunfireThe Israel Air Force on Wednesday night the eve of 19 Elul attacked terrorist targets in northern Gaza. IDF officials report the attack was in reprisal for gunfire into a Netiv HaAsarah home on Wednesday evening. Netiv HaAsarah is located in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council. The IDF Spokesman reported the air force attacked Hamas following the shooting. B’chasdei Hashem there ...    Full Story »

Investigators Respond To Anti-Semitic Vandalism Of Local Jewish School (7 opinions)

Investigators Respond To Anti-Semitic Vandalism Of Local Jewish SchoolA playground at the Margolin Hebrew Academy on South White Station Road was vandalized with anti-Semitic messages. The vandals scrawled swastikas and statements referring to Hitler on the property. The FBI was pulled into the case to determine if a civil rights violation has occurred, but it is not commenting on the incident. The school confirmed there is an "active ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Near Lynch Of 5 American Yeshiva Bochrim Near Hebron - Hats And Tefillin Seen On Floor In Breaking Photos [12:20PM ET] (21 opinions)

BREAKING: Near Lynch Of 5 American Yeshiva Bochrim Near Hebron - Hats And Tefillin Seen On Floor In Breaking Photos [12:20PM ET][PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A car with Yeshiva Bochrim narrowly escaped a lynching on Thursday afternoon. According to breaking reports and initial photos from the scene, it appears a vehicle with Yeshiva students lost their way near Hebron while driving to Meoras HaMachpela, and entered an Arab village. Their car was surrounded and ransacked, with their tefillin and black hats ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Dovid Katz: The New Iranian Empire - Putting Obama's Deal with Iran into Historical Context (5 opinions)

Rabbi Dovid Katz: The New Iranian Empire - Putting Obama's Deal with Iran into Historical ContextCurrent events never occur in a vacuum. Most of us know this but never put in the actual effort that's required to truly understand the historical context of events surrounding us. This is especially true of what we see unfolding before our eyes between, Iran, Europe and the Obama administration. We now see an Iran that is destabilizing the Middle East through the funding of terrorist ...    Full Story »

Litzman And Lieberman Renew Ties After Two Years

Litzman And Lieberman Renew Ties After Two YearsAfter not speaking for a period of two years, Health Minister Yaakov Litzman met with Yisrael Beitenu party head MK Avigdor Lieberman in the Knesset cafeteria. The two stopped speaking as a result of machlokes involving the last mayoral race in Jerusalem. The meeting was brokered by Orli Levi, who is an advisor to Litzman and a close friend of Lieberman. Perhaps the meeting marks a ...    Full Story »

Benghazi Committee Interviews Former Top Clinton Aide

Benghazi Committee Interviews Former Top Clinton AideThe House committee investigating the deadly Benghazi attacks called in a former top aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton for an interview Thursday, as the panel resumes its review of the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya and Clinton's use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state. Meeting behind closed doors, members of the panel were questioning Cheryl Mills, Clinton's ...    Full Story »

State Prosecutor: Get Tough on Stone Throwers (2 opinions)

State Prosecutor: Get Tough on Stone ThrowersState Prosecutor Shai Nitzan has instructed prosecutors to get tougher in cases prosecuting persons for rock attacks. Nitzan also calls on police and the IDF to adopt a stricter policy in dealing with rock-throwers. Nitzan wants prosecutors to request holding stone-throwers without bail during their trial. This directive is in line with recent Knesset legislation permitting a ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: 3 Injured When Wall Collapses At Construction Site In Williamsburg [PHOTOS]

BREAKING: 3 Injured When Wall Collapses At Construction Site In Williamsburg [PHOTOS][PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] 12:05PM: A wall collapsed at a construction site in Williamsburg on Thursday around noon time. At least three people were injured - and one of them was reportedly in traumatic arrest. The collapse took place at 656 Myrtle Avenue near Franklin Avenue. Numerous Hatzolah and FDNY, EMS and NYPD emergency personnel were operating on the scene. No ...    Full Story »

For NYC Landlords, New Rules Loom On Buying Tenants Out (1 opinions)

For NYC Landlords, New Rules Loom On Buying Tenants OutNew York City is poised to rein in landlords seeking to buy tenants out of rent-regulated apartments. The practice has come under scrutiny in a roaring real estate market. Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected Thursday to sign legislation that would bar repeated buyout offers within six months if tenants don’t want them. Other provisions would require reminders that tenants can refuse ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin's Visit to the Vatican and Rome (4 opinions)

President Rivlin's Visit to the Vatican and RomePresident of Israel Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday evening 18 Elul departed on his first official visit to Rome and the Vatican at the invitation Pope Francis. On his departure the President said, “I leave now to meet with a leader who is a true friend of the State of Israel, and of the Jewish people. Pope Francis is an inspirational leader who believes in dialogue between different ...    Full Story »

Bush: 'I Laughed' at Trump's Criticism of Speaking Spanish (3 opinions)

Bush: 'I Laughed' at Trump's Criticism of Speaking SpanishRepublican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says his first reaction was to laugh at rival Donald Trump's criticism of him for speaking Spanish. Bush told ABC's "Good Morning America" Thursday, "I laughed. I mean this is a joke." Bush said he had been responding to a reporter's question in Spanish this week when he replied in Spanish to criticize Trump. Trump told Breitbart News ...    Full Story »

Great Grandson of Tosh Rebbe ZATZAL Arrested at Ben-Gurion Airport For Not Reporting To IDF Service (3 opinions)

Great Grandson of Tosh Rebbe ZATZAL Arrested at Ben-Gurion Airport For Not Reporting To IDF ServiceA great grandson of the Tosher Rebbe ZT”L was arrested on Wednesday night the eve of 19 Elul at Ben-Gurion International Airport for not reporting for military service. He was traveling with family members heading to Canada to meet with the new Rebbe Shlita. The 19-year-old was arrested after his passport was checked by border control as he was leaving the airport for his flight to ...    Full Story »

HIkind Meets With Community Mosdos To Discuss Kapparos (1 opinions)

HIkind Meets With Community Mosdos To Discuss KapparosWith the upcoming yomim noraim, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) met with community mosdos regarding the minhag of kapparos—specifically the use of chickens. Hikind said, “Kapparos is a beautiful minhag practiced by Jewish communities all over the world, year after year. I remember fondly going with my mother when I was little. Unfortunately, there are those who are trying to ...    Full Story »
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Gold Fever Hits Poland With Possible Discovery of Nazi Train (2 opinions)

Gold Fever Hits Poland With Possible Discovery of Nazi TrainThe placid woodlands around this medieval castle town have suddenly become the hottest spot in Poland — as treasure hunters descend on the area in search of a mystery Nazi train said to be laden with gold. Government reports that two men may have located the legendary World War II treasure, purportedly buried in a secret tunnel in the bowels of the earth, have set off a frenzy of ...    Full Story »

Iran's Top Leader: No Nuclear Deal Unless Sanctions Lifted (2 opinions)

Iran's Top Leader: No Nuclear Deal Unless Sanctions LiftedIran's supreme leader says world powers must lift international sanctions and not merely suspend them as part of a landmark nuclear agreement. Speaking to a group of clerics, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said "there will be no deal" if the sanctions are not lifted. His remarks were read by a state TV anchorman. Khamenei says some U.S. officials have spoken of the "suspension" of the ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: 5 Injured In Suspicious Brooklyn Blaze On Glenwood Road (2 opinions)

PHOTOS: 5 Injured In Suspicious Brooklyn Blaze On Glenwood RoadFive people were hurt and at least one house was destroyed in a suspicious fire that spread to a neighboring home in Brooklyn Thursday morning, fire officials say. The blaze broke out just before 5:00AM on the porch of a house at 1312 Glenwood Road, near Argyle Road, at 4:42AM, and swept through the three-story home, officials said. The fire, at a home undergoing renovations, ...    Full Story »

Iran Deal Will Survive In Congress Despite GOP Opposition (3 opinions)

Iran Deal Will Survive In Congress Despite GOP OppositionThe Iran nuclear deal strongly backed by President Barack Obama and just as ardently opposed by the GOP is now on track to get through Congress. In the Senate, Democratic supporters now claim a decisive 34 votes in favor, after Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland called the pact "the best option available to block Iran from having a nuclear bomb." That will allow backers to uphold ...    Full Story »

Thursday News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

Thursday News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael· Mr. Jim Bennett, the father of Education Minister Naftali Bennett, was niftar in Rambam Medical Center in Haifa at the age of 73. Born in the USA, he made aliyah after the June 1967 Six Day War. · This is the 11th consecutive day in which Arab women barred from Har Habayis complained to Israel Police. They are barred in an effort to maintain order on the holy site. · The navy ...    Full Story »

Some Criticism Against PM Netanyahu for Dining in Treif Restaurant in Italy (4 opinions)

Some Criticism Against PM Netanyahu for Dining in Treif Restaurant in ItalySome of the chareidi media is once again up in arms after learning that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu dined in a treif restaurant during their recent official visit to that county. The prime minister, as in the past, explained that while he does not maintain an Orthodox lifestyle, he does keep kosher and he explained during this brief meeting he only ate salad, nothing else. It ...    Full Story »

Defense Minister Ya'alon Orders the Destruction of the Park Memorializing the Three Kedoshim HYD (3 opinions)

Defense Minister Ya'alon Orders the Destruction of the Park Memorializing the Three Kedoshim HYDDefense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has ordered the destruction of the park that was built in memory of the three kedoshim HY”D, who were abducted and murdered by Hamas terrorists last summer; Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach. MK (Likud) David Amsellem wrote on his Facebook page “The head of the Gush Etzion Regional Council told me today that the Defense Ministry ...    Full Story »

Preparations for Rosh Hashanah Continue in Earnest in Uman

Preparations for Rosh Hashanah Continue in Earnest in UmanPreparations are underway in earnest in Uman for Rosh Hashanah, the largest single annual gathering of Jews in the world. The Uman Express Company which operates in Uman to accommodate visitors to Rav Nachman’s ZT”L tziyun will be stepping up service to accommodate the large number of mispallalim expected in the city for Rosh Hashanah and during the Tishrei Yomim Tovim. The ...    Full Story »

Beersheva: How Police Respond to a Report of Camels in a Public Park (3 opinions)

Beersheva: How Police Respond to a Report of Camels in a Public Park[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] After a number of serious incidents over the past year involving Israel Police dispatchers, the department promised to ‘get more professional’. The following recording is that of a caller reporting to the Israel Police emergency dispatcher that there are about 10 camels wandering in a public park in Beersheva, in the Makor Chaim area. The first ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Arab Women Interfere with Arrest of a Suspect in Jerusalem (5 opinions)

VIDEO: Arab Women Interfere with Arrest of a Suspect in Jerusalem[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] First it was an IDF soldier from an elite unit being assaulted by Arab women in Nabei Salah. That soldier used restraint after being attacked by Arab women during an effort to arrest a suspect in ...    Full Story »

GOP Seeks Pledge to Avert Trump Third-Party Run (3 opinions)

GOP Seeks Pledge to Avert Trump Third-Party RunSeeking to avert a 2016 disaster, the Republican National Committee on Wednesday challenged every GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid under any circumstances. The challenge, confirmed by multiple campaigns, is aimed squarely at Donald Trump. While he is leading the packed Republican field in early polls, the billionaire businessman has ...    Full Story »

Customs Agents at Ben-Gurion Apprehend The Season's First Esrog Smuggler (2 opinions)

Customs Agents at Ben-Gurion Apprehend The Season's First Esrog SmugglerWith the first night of slichos rapidly approaching followed by the Tishrei Yomim Tovim, those who make a living selling yomtov-related items are busy preparing for another season. At Ben-Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, the yomtov season spells increased smuggling efforts and agents have been briefed accordingly, looking for persons seeking to illegally move religious items, ...    Full Story »

NYPD Reports Lowest Summer Shootings, Murders In 20 Years (2 opinions)

NYPD Reports Lowest Summer Shootings, Murders In 20 YearsThe New York City Police Department is saying this has been the safest summer in over 20 years. Deputy Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said Wednesday there were 82 murders and 345 shootings in the city between June 1 and Aug, 31. He says that's the lowest number recorded for that period since the police department began tracking crime statistics in the 1990s. Officers made 79 ...    Full Story »

Probe into 'Pride' Parade Stabbing Calls to Dismiss 3 Officer in Jerusalem Police Command (2 opinions)

Probe into 'Pride' Parade Stabbing Calls to Dismiss 3 Officer in Jerusalem Police CommandAbout a month after the fatal stabbing attack at the Jerusalem toeiva parade that claimed the life of 16-year-old Shira Banki and left others wounded. It is pointed out that Banki, 16, was not a participant in the ...    Full Story »


VIDEO: 77-Year-Old Driver Loses Control And Smashes into a Restaurant in Shfaram

A 77-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle on Monday 16 Elul, smashing into a restaurant in Shfaram. Miraculously, only two people were injured, both sustaining light injuries. The store is located near the Mercantile Bank in the city. Magen David Adom EMTs and paramedics responded to the scene.

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WATCH: Chief Rabbinate Council Discusses Growing Chilul Shabbos

In light of growing public chilul Shabbos around Israel, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel Council on Monday 16 Elul met to discuss the matter. Chief Rabbi Dovid Lau Shlita spoke of the fact that there is increasing chilul Shabbos around the country, calling on the rabbonim to do what they can to at the very least diminish the public chilul Shabbos around the country.

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