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PM Netanyahu And FM Kahlon Working to Advance State Budget

PM Netanyahu And FM Kahlon Working to Advance State BudgetPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon on Tuesday, 19 Menachem Av, convened the Socio-Economic Cabinet as efforts continue towards passing a state budget. At the start of the meeting Prime Minister Netanyahu stated, "Tomorrow we will submit a balanced and responsible budget to the full cabinet. I have passed over a dozen budgets in my tenure as prime ...    Full Story »

Op-Ed: Stop The Obsession With Our Religion [Responding To A NY Post Column By Maureen Callahan]

Op-Ed: Stop The Obsession With Our Religion [Responding To A NY Post Column By Maureen Callahan][By Barry Spitzer] I had just finished a phone call with the father of Faigy Mayer, may her soul rest in peace, when I saw a pained look mixed with disbelief on my wife’s face. I asked her what was wrong; she replied that she just read a New York Post column and could not believe the lies and accusations leveled against Chasidic Jews based solely on comments from individuals who ...    Full Story »

Terrorists Released in Shalit Deal Heading Back to Prison

Terrorists Released in Shalit Deal Heading Back to PrisonAn official committee examining the cases of 48 terrorists released from Israeli prisons in the Gilad Shalit deal in 2011 was responsible to determine if they are complying with the terms of their release. It has been decided that 39 of the terrorists will return to prison as they have returned to their previous lives, lives of involvement in terrorism. Another six will have to serve a ...    Full Story »

Israel Foreign Ministry: The Deficiencies in the Iran Deal

Israel Foreign Ministry: The Deficiencies in the Iran DealThe following document was released by the Israel Foreign Ministry, citing the deficiencies in the deal signed between Iran and the P5+1. Deficiencies in the Iran nuclear deal The agreement is supposed to limit the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and should include an enforcement mechanism. However, no such mechanism exists. Instead, conflicts can only be resolved by ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem Mayor Speaks Out Strongly Following Firebomb Attack

Jerusalem Mayor Speaks Out Strongly Following Firebomb AttackFollowing the firebomb attack in Yerushalayim on Monday night 19 Menachem Av that left a woman with moderate injuries and two others with light injuries, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat stated he ...    Full Story »

Tax Filing Problems Could Jeopardize Health Law Aid for 1.8M

Tax Filing Problems Could Jeopardize Health Law Aid for 1.8MAbout 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law now have issues with their tax returns that could jeopardize their subsidies next year. Administration officials say those taxpayers will have to act quickly. "There's still time, but people need to take action soon," said Lori Lodes, communications director for the Centers ...    Full Story »

PA Turns to International Court Following Fatal Arson Attack in Duma

PA Turns to International Court Following Fatal Arson Attack in DumaThe PA (Palestinian Authority) has turned to the International Court of Justice in The Hague to investigate the arson attack in the village of Duma that led to the death of an infant and the injuring of others. The attack according to eyewitnesses in the PA village was perpetrated by Jews. While Israel Police is investigating the attack, the PA has decided to call on the international ...    Full Story »

Before the GOP Can Debate, Fox Will Say Who Makes the Cut

Before the GOP Can Debate, Fox Will Say Who Makes the CutThe debate awaits, but first: Who's in and who's out? Fox News on Tuesday evening will announce the 10 Republican White House hopefuls who will take part in the first formal clash of the 2016 campaign, set for Thursday night in the crucial swing state of Ohio. That will leave seven major candidates relegated to a pre-debate forum and second-tier status in the party's crowded ...    Full Story »

Kashrus Notice from the Badatz Eida Chareidis Regarding Shmitah

Kashrus Notice from the Badatz Eida Chareidis Regarding ShmitahThe Badatz Eida Chareidis wishes to remind consumers that many items originating in Eretz Yisrael and sold in Europe and the United States were very likely heter mechira. The badatz urges consumers to be vigilant when shopping to make sure they contain the seal of the badatz since some items have different hechsherim during shmitah year. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Difficulties and Concerns Surrounding Travel to Uman for Rosh Hashanah

Difficulties and Concerns Surrounding Travel to Uman for Rosh HashanahBreslov officials who deal with travel to Uman for Rosh Hashanah are concerned with this year’s reality, with yomtov beginning on Sunday night. The problem surrounds a Transportation Ministry regulation prohibiting takeoffs from Ben-Gurion International Airport from 1:30 AM – 5:00 AM, which means many mispallalim wishing to get to Uman after Shabbos will be cutting it close. There ...    Full Story »

Beit Shemesh 'Shomrim' Assist Police in Apprehending 8 PA Illegals

Beit Shemesh 'Shomrim' Assist Police in Apprehending 8 PA IllegalsOfficials in Beit Shemesh on Monday night 18 Menachem Av received a report of eight illegal PA (Palestinian Authority) residents on Yona ben Amitai Street. Members of the Shomrim in Beit Shemesh responded with police and they apprehended eight PA residents who were inside ‘Green line’ Israel illegally, including one who appears on the wanted list of security agencies. (YWN ...    Full Story »

Op-Ed: Jewish Education: Sacred and Sacrosanct or Secular Sensitized? (4 opinions)

Op-Ed: Jewish Education: Sacred and Sacrosanct or Secular Sensitized?[By Ezra Friedlander] Recently, we've been hearing much in the news about a group that calls itself Yaffed (Young Advocates For Fair Education). They sent a letter to New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina and seven district superintendents, calling upon them to investigate "the quality of secular education, and in particular English instruction, at (the listed) Yeshivas, and ...    Full Story »

First Bearded Chaplain in U.S. Air Force Now First Bearded Officer

First Bearded Chaplain in U.S. Air Force Now First Bearded OfficerRabbi Elie Estrin, who together with his wife Chaya, is the director of the Rohr Chabad House for Jewish Life at the University of Washington in Seattle, graduated this Monday from Officer Training School at the Maxwell Air Force base in Montgomery, Alabama. Estrin, who now holds the rank of Captain, is the first bearded officer in the United States Air Force. During the entire five ...    Full Story »

Security Establishment Views Meir Ettinger as a High Level Threat [Grandson Of Rabbi Meir Kahane HYD] (2 opinions)

Security Establishment Views Meir Ettinger as a High Level Threat [Grandson Of Rabbi Meir Kahane HYD]Security establishment officials view Meir Ettinger as a threat to peace, justifying his administrative arrest. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon signed approving his arrest under a new Security Cabinet decision to use ...    Full Story »

Crown Heights Banners Target Rep. Clarke Over Iran Deal Vote

Crown Heights Banners Target Rep. Clarke Over Iran Deal VoteA grassroots campaign is underway in Crown Heights to urge Congresswoman Yvette Clarke to vote against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. Some thirty Crown Heights synagogues and community organizations emailed their members expressing deep concern with the deal. Opponents hung several twenty foot banners across Kingston Ave, targeting the deal. One of the anti Iran banners read ...    Full Story »

Appeals Court Reinstates Trucker Lawsuit Over NY Road Tolls (1 opinions)

Appeals Court Reinstates Trucker Lawsuit Over NY Road TollsA federal appeals court in New York has reinstated a lawsuit by truckers claiming the New York State Thruway Authority charges excessive tolls. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled Tuesday. Three commercial trucking companies and their national trade association claimed the Thruway Authority violates the U.S. Constitution by charging excessive tolls. They ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem District Court to Hear the Petition Against Elad Seminaries (2 opinions)

Jerusalem District Court to Hear the Petition Against Elad SeminariesThe ongoing machlokes in Elad surrounding the Zluznik and Ladaas Chachma seminaries (high schools) is heading to the Jerusalem District Court, which is going to hear the case in two weeks. The petition was filed by ...    Full Story »

Judge Nixes Extradition In Case Of Painting Looted By Nazis (1 opinions)

Judge Nixes Extradition In Case Of Painting Looted By NazisA federal judge has turned down an extradition request from Poland for a Russian art dealer living in New York. The judge on Monday rejected the request to extradite Alexander Khochinskiy. He faces charges in Poland accusing him of refusing to turn over an 18th-century painting taken from a Polish museum by the Nazis during World War II. The art dealer was arrested at his ...    Full Story »

Have Chareidi Pirate Radio Stations Returned to Israel? (2 opinions)

Have Chareidi Pirate Radio Stations Returned to Israel?In light of events in the Supreme Court on Monday, 18 Menachem Av regarding the petition to save the ‘nayis’ chareidi phone services, there will be a void in the chareidi community as tens of thousands ...    Full Story »

Hikind Cautions Pedestrians and Bicyclists on Road Safety on Ocean Parkway Malls (4 opinions)

Hikind Cautions Pedestrians and Bicyclists on Road Safety on Ocean Parkway MallsAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is urging pedestrians and bicyclists to use caution when utilizing the Ocean Parkway Malls. Assemblyman Hikind recently allocated $6 million for signage and other improvements along the stretch of Ocean Parkway. The allocations are part of the NY Works program and supplement the existing State Road and Bridge Capital Plan. “Along with my ...    Full Story »

MAILBAG: Letter-Writer Tells YWN 'Yishai Shlissel Stood Up For The Honor Of Hashem' (41 opinions)

MAILBAG: Letter-Writer Tells YWN 'Yishai Shlissel Stood Up For The Honor Of Hashem'The following is an unedited letter received by YWN on Tuesday morning. Below the letter is a short response from YWN to the writer: This may be a bit contrarian, and I apologize for that. Do allow me to share my thoughts. I knew Yishai Shlissel. He was a regular guy, with a great sense of humor, a joke, and a ready smile. And a fire in his eyes and soul... We would go together ...    Full Story »

Meir Ettinger Arrested and Questioned by the ISA (2 opinions)

Meir Ettinger Arrested and Questioned by the ISAJust a day after the Security Cabinet ruled it will use administrative detention as a weapon against Jewish terrorists, police arrested Meir Ettinger, a grandson of Rabbi Meir Kahane HY”D. Ettinger was taken into ...    Full Story »

The One and Only Camp Munk Circus

The One and Only Camp Munk Circus[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Over the past few years it has become increasingly harder to find a place to bring our children for good, clean and wholesome entertainment. The Summer vacation has added an additional challenge, with kids off from school and often finishing day camp and looking for something to do. Camp administrators have also been faced with the challenge of finding ...    Full Story »

IDF Soldier Collapses and Dies During Visit to Yerushalayim Due to Heat (1 opinions)

IDF Soldier Collapses and Dies During Visit to Yerushalayim Due to HeatThe heatwave in Eretz Yisrael R”L claimed another life, this time of an IDF soldier. The soldier was part of a group taking part in a tour of the Old City of Yerushalayim when he collapsed. When the soldier arrived in the emergency room of Shaare Zedek Medical Center, his oral temperature was 42 C (107.6). Doctors fought to stabilize his condition while lowering his core ...    Full Story »
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Parents of Stabbing Victim Shira Banki: We Have Nothing Against Chareidim

Parents of Stabbing Victim Shira Banki: We Have Nothing Against ChareidimThousands took part in the levaya of 16-year-old Shira Banki, in Kibbutz Nachshon near Latrun, who was murdered at the Toeiva Parade in Yerushalayim by     Full Story »

New Jersey: Affordable Care Act Insurers Propose Premium Hikes For 2016

New Jersey: Affordable Care Act Insurers Propose Premium Hikes For 2016Three health care companies that sold insurance to New Jersey residents through the Affordable Care Act this year are asking the state to approve double-digit price hikes for 2016. The Record reports competition within the state kept premiums balanced in 2015, but no new companies are joining for 2016. Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey has requested an 18 percent increase ...    Full Story »

Another Mass Shooting In Brooklyn: This One Leaves 5 Injured (2 opinions)

Another Mass Shooting In Brooklyn: This One Leaves 5 InjuredAuthorities say five people have been wounded in a shooting in Brooklyn, and one of has suffered serious injuries. Fire Department officials say ambulances responded to reports of gunshot victims at an address in the borough's Red Hook neighborhood shortly before 11 p.m. Monday. Police say it appeared three of the victims are women and two are men. A spokesman said one person's ...    Full Story »

Admor of Slonim's Son-in-Law Collapses: Tefilos Requested

Admor of Slonim's Son-in-Law Collapses: Tefilos RequestedHaGaon HaRav Chaim Yehuda Leib Auerbach collapsed as a result of life-threatening cardiac incident while in Meron. He was transported to chopper to Tel Hashomer Hospital in Tel Aviv and taken immediately into surgery. Rav Chaim Yehuda is also a grandson of HaGaon HaRav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach ZT”L. Rav Auerbach collapsed while engrossed in tefilla, treated on the scene and then ...    Full Story »

Israel: Infant in Serious Condition Due to Dehydration Following Family Outing (1 opinions)

Israel: Infant in Serious Condition Due to Dehydration Following Family OutingA family outing in the Hula Valley has left a 1-year-old girl in grave condition as a result of profound dehydration. The father is hospitalized in moderate condition. The family, residents of southern Israel, went on a vacation trip on Monday 18 Menachem Av in the Hula Valley. The daughter and father were transported to Ziff Hospital in Tzfas as a result of dehydrating. The infant ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn: Sinkhole Devours Large Part Of Intersection At 5 Ave And 64 Street; No Injuries (2 opinions)

Brooklyn: Sinkhole Devours Large Part Of Intersection At 5 Ave And 64 Street; No InjuriesThe FDNY says no injuries are reported after a sinkhole devoured part of a Brooklyn street. The incident occurred around 7 a.m. Tuesday at Fifth Avenue and 64th Street in Sunset Park. Photos show a crater that sprawls across two lanes and stretches into an intersection. WABC says National Grid is on the scene because gas lines are affected. (AP)

Debate Stage Drama: GOP Awaits Top 10 Announcement

Debate Stage Drama: GOP Awaits Top 10 AnnouncementThey crowded the stage in New Hampshire for a debate-style faceoff. But the jam-packed Republican field will be narrowed considerably for the first formal debate of the 2016 primary season later in the week. On Tuesday, Fox News announces which 10 presidential hopefuls can participate and the exclusive club will feature notable omissions. All but three of the 17 major Republican ...    Full Story »

Update on the Wounded from the Jerusalem Firebomb Attack

Update on the Wounded from the Jerusalem Firebomb AttackFollowing is an update from Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital regarding the wounded in the Jerusalem firebomb attack on Monday night 18 Menachem Av. As of Tuesday morning, the 27-year-old woman ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Aryeh Nivin's Personal Development Chaburas Celebrate 10th Year Anniversary: More Than 3,000 Participants Have Taken Part in the Life-Changing Program (1 opinions)

Rabbi Aryeh Nivin's Personal Development Chaburas Celebrate 10th Year Anniversary:   More Than 3,000 Participants Have Taken Part in the Life-Changing Program[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Rabbi Aryeh Nivin’s Personal Development Chaburas educate and empower you to live with vitality, transcendence, and powerful joy. The Chabura is the oldest continuous virtual personal development workshop. Members meet by phone or webinar once a week (additional weekly processing groups will soon be available). Rabbi Nivin brings 30 years’ experience ...    Full Story »

Success in School Starts With … Artscroll's Chinuch Series!

Success in School Starts With … Artscroll's Chinuch Series![COMMUNICATED CONTENT] You may be sitting poolside or hiking in the Rockies, but, incredibly, it’s also time to start thinking back-to-school. With input from a large number of educators, ArtScroll’s Chinuch books were designed to help your children get the most out of the coming school year: Siddur Chinuch Chaim Shlomo: Designed for the younger grades in consultation with ...    Full Story »

Zaka, Carmel Rescue Team And Police Extricating 150 Yeshiva Students In N. Israel (2 opinions)

Zaka, Carmel Rescue Team And Police Extricating 150 Yeshiva Students In N. Israel 14:20 IL: Zaka received a call for assistance as a group of 150 talmidei yeshiva who organized their own outing got off a bus near Nof Carmel in northern Israel, an area only accessible with 4 X 4 vehicles. This during the hot afternoon hours and a record-breaking heatwave. Some of the members of the group apparently dehydrated. Working with police and the Carmel search & rescue ...    Full Story »

Magen David Adom Continues Improving its Emergency Dispatch Centers

Magen David Adom Continues Improving its Emergency Dispatch CentersMagen David Adom announces it is in the process up upgrading its emergency dispatcher centers and the new system will permit a response to calls for assistance within five seconds. MDA officials report the system is the most advanced in the world today. When one dials the MDA emergency number seeking assistance, ‘101’, the call will be routed using the new technology and the call ...    Full Story »


WATCH: MBD And Friends Sing For Yossi Piamenta Who Needs Rachamei Shomayim

A group of Jewish singers and superstars visited famed Jewish guitarist and singer Yossi Piamenta last week, and made a "Kumzits" for him. Yossi Piamenta has been battling a dreaded illness since being diagnosed more than a year ago, as thousands of his fans continue to pray for his recovery. Yossi has been Misameach thousands upon thousands of Chasanim and Kallah's at weddings in the past 35 years. His music has touched many of us, and many of his songs are played at weddings every night. Never the one to say no, Yossi would always drop all he was doing and run to hospital or private home to cheer up those suffering from illness and disease. May his amazing acts of chesed he did quietly for so many years serve as Zechus for his Refuah Shelaima. Please continue to be Mispallel for Yosef ben Genia. (Chaim Shaprio - YWN)

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