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Registration for J-Biz Expo Seating and Transportation Underway, First Come First Serve Basis

Registration for J-Biz Expo Seating and Transportation Underway, First Come First Serve Basis
With just over one week to go until the J-Biz Expo and Business Conference on June 1st, registration is in full swing – and time is of essence to make sure that you can enjoy all that the event has to offer! In order to ensure maximum comfort and interaction for attendees, seating at the event’s highly anticipated business conference is limited and once the maximum number of registrants has been reached, registration to attend the conference will be closed. (The main B2B expo floor will be open all day, with no attendance ...

United Hatzalah Deploys New Technology to Save Lives in Meron on Lag B'Omer

United Hatzalah Deploys New Technology to Save Lives in Meron on Lag B'OmerUnited Hatzalah (UH) has undertaken a new initiative to help save lives in Meron during the Lag B’Omer. Based upon conclusions drawn from previous years’ experiences, the UH will be implementing new technology to help save lives faster during the festivities surrounding the yahrzeit of Rashbi ZT”L ZY”A . In previous years, United Hatzalah, which receives over 400 calls during ...    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 »

Obama's Hiroshima Trip Parachutes Him Into History Disputes

Obama's Hiroshima Trip Parachutes Him Into History DisputesBy visiting Hiroshima, Barack Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key U.S. allies and trading partners over World War II. In Tokyo's decades-long tug-of-war over history with its neighbors China and South Korea, it's the American president who could end up losing. Many in China and South Korea feel that Japan got what it deserved when U.S. atomic bombs ...    Full Story »

I Can't Eliminate the Pain of Hunger, But We Can

Obama's Hiroshima Trip Parachutes Him Into History Disputes[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] You look at your neighbor next door and wish there was more you can do to help. We all know first hand of  community members who struggle, on a day-to-day basis, to provide for their families. In these economically challenging times when family incomes have dipped or unemployment has gone up, many yidden find themselves lacking the basic funds for even staple ...    Full Story »

Beersheva Man Who Was Mispallel at Kivrei Tzaddikim Drowns at the Kinneret

Beersheva Man Who Was Mispallel at Kivrei Tzaddikim Drowns at the KinneretBeersheva resident Reb Machlouf Malka z”l, 72, was niftar after downing at the Kinneret on Monday, 15 Iyar. The niftar visited the Kinneret as a stop during a visit to northern Kivrei Tzaddikim. Persons close to the niftar explain he traveled together with mispallalim in his shul, Shiras HaRambam, to visit Kivrei Tzaddikim in the area as well as swimming in the Kinneret. Zaka on ...    Full Story »

Forensic Expert: EgyptAir Human Remains Suggest Explosion

Forensic Expert: EgyptAir Human Remains Suggest ExplosionHuman remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 have burn marks and are very small in size, suggesting an explosion on board may have downed the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said Tuesday. "The logical explanation is that an explosion brought it down," the official told The Associated Press. The official, who is part of ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Prime Minister Blames the PA for Failed Negotiations

VIDEO: Prime Minister Blames the PA for Failed Negotiations[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday 15 Iyar met with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, using the opportunity to place the blame for failed negotiations with the PA (Palestinian Authority) on the PA. following are Mr. Netanyahu’s remarks during their joint press conference. "Prime Minister Valls, Manuel, welcome. We've known each other for ...    Full Story »

Charidy Announces Second Annual 'Giving Day for Chesed'

Charidy Announces Second Annual 'Giving Day for Chesed'  Charidy.com is excited to announce the second annual giving day for Chesed, launching onJuly 12 to support a variety of Chesed organizations from communities across the ...    Full Story »

Op-Ed: Support the Secure Schools for all Children Act (1 opinions)

Op-Ed: Support the Secure Schools for all Children Act[By Josh Pruzansky and George Corwell] There’s an old saying that “you can’t put a price on safety.” While true in the abstract, the state of New Jersey puts a price on the safety of our school children each and every year. As part of New Jersey’s budget, our state government allocates an average of $144 per student toward the cost of keeping our children safe during ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: LCSW Mordechai Weinberger Gives Live Demonstration What ADHD Looks Like (4 opinions)

VIDEO: LCSW Mordechai Weinberger Gives Live Demonstration What ADHD Looks Like[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Many families struggle with a child or spouse that suffers from ADHD. Most of us have heard the controversy regarding if ADHD is over-diagnosed. What most of us don’t know is “HOW DOES IT FEEL TO HAVE ADHD”? “WHAT ARE THEY POSSIBLY THINKING WHEN THEY ACT LIKE THAT”? Mordechai Weinberger LCSW has given in a live demonstrations in front of ...    Full Story »

Bayit Yehudi's Support for Lieberman Deal Contingent on Educating Cabinet on Intelligence Matters

Bayit Yehudi's Support for Lieberman Deal Contingent on Educating Cabinet on Intelligence MattersIt is true that the Bayit Yehudi party is not seeking additional cabinet posts or funding, but party leader Naftali Bennett made his position clear to Reshet Bet Radio on Tuesday morning 16 Iyar. If Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu does not agree to his demands to educate the cabinet regarding security issues, his party will not back any deal with the Yisrael Beitenu party, thereby ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Arab MK Zahalka: Moshe Ya'alon is a War Criminal! (1 opinions)

VIDEO: Arab MK Zahalka: Moshe Ya'alon is a War Criminal![VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] “What is the difference between Lieberman and Ya’alon” asks Arab MK Jamal Zahalka during a Knesset plenum address. He explains that “Ya’alon is quiet, says little and does a great deal, referred to as salt of the earth, a true kibbutznik while Lieberman is a fascist and says a great deal”. However, he points out that “when Ya’alon bombed ...    Full Story »

Lakewood Police Looking For Driver Who Inappropriately Exposed Himself To Frum Mother And Daughter (2 opinions)

Lakewood Police Looking For Driver Who Inappropriately Exposed Himself To Frum Mother And DaughterPolice are looking for a man suspected of exposing himself to a Frum mother and daughter in Lakewood, TLS is reporting. The mother and teen daughter were reportedly walking in the area of East 7th and Somerset Avenue on Sunday ...    Full Story »

Aveilus in Slonim Due to the Sudden Petira of R' Yaakov Aharon Landau Z'L

Aveilus in Slonim Due to the Sudden Petira of R' Yaakov Aharon Landau Z'LThe news of the sudden petira of R’ Yaakov Aharon Landau Z”L, 56, spread throughout the Slonim Chassidus in Eretz Yisrael rapidly on Tuesday 16 Iyar. Just two days ago he celebrated the engagement of a daughter. The niftar was a son of noted author Rav Betzalel Landau Z”L. Family members, who are in shock, recall how earlier this week they celebrated the vort of a daughter ...    Full Story »

Head Of TSA Security Operations Removed From Position

Head Of TSA Security Operations Removed From PositionA House committee said Monday that the head of security operations at the Transportation Security Administration has been replaced. "Kelly Hoggan has been removed from his position as head of security at TSA," the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform posted on Twitter. Meanwhile, The Associated Press obtained a memo sent by TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger that does ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: NYC Man Accused of Trying to Join ISIS (3 opinions)

BREAKING: NYC Man Accused of Trying to Join ISISA Bronx man has been arrested on charges he tried to support ISIS and terrorism. FBI agents picked up Sajmir Alimehmeti at 5:30 a.m. at his home Tuesday without incident. Sources said that he tried to travel to the Middle East to join ISIS on at least two occasions, but was blocked each time by British authorities. He later allegedly tried to aid an undercover agent who claimed to ...    Full Story »

State Comptroller: PM Netanyahu Suspected of Illegal Activities in 'Bibi-Tours' Case

State Comptroller: PM Netanyahu Suspected of Illegal Activities in 'Bibi-Tours' CaseThe State Comptroller on Tuesday, 16 Iyar released a report that contains concerns of possible illegal activities pertaining to Binyamin Netanyahu during his tenure as Finance Minister during the government of the late Prime Minister Ariel Sharon from 2003-2005. The case has already been dubbed ‘Bibi-Tours’. The alleged violations include accepting gifts and benefits that are ...    Full Story »

Tony Blair Says Defeating ISiS Requires 'Proper Ground War' (1 opinions)

Tony Blair Says Defeating ISiS Requires 'Proper Ground War'Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says the Islamic State group will be defeated only with a ground war involving Western troops. Blair says air strikes alone will not defeat the militants. He said Tuesday that "you are going to have to go and wage a proper ground war," with British and American troops playing a supporting role. Blair's decision to take Britain into the ...    Full Story »

More Talks to End Machlokes Between the Litvish And Chassidish Factions of Yahadut Hatorah (2 opinions)

More Talks to End Machlokes Between the Litvish And Chassidish Factions of Yahadut HatorahLeaders of the Degel Hatorah and Agudas Yisrael factions that comprise Yahadut Hatorah are meeting on Tuesday 16 Iyar in an effort to continue hammering out differences to end the machlokes between the factions. Scheduled to take part in the meeting are Moshe Gafne, Meir Porush, and Chanoch Zeibert. Those involved explain the meeting was actually supposed to take place last week but it ...    Full Story »

Israel: State Agency To Monitor Chareidi Gemachs To Prevent Money Laundering (6 opinions)

Israel: State Agency To Monitor Chareidi Gemachs To Prevent Money LaunderingOne of the priorities of monetary agencies in Western countries today is preventing money laundering, which includes compelling a greater use of digital funds, with the latter facilitating leaving a paper trail. In Israel, the treasury is working in earnest to minimize money laundering and one new measure taken is monitoring of chareidi gemachs. The gemachs that exist in the chareidi ...    Full Story »

Freddie Gray: Prosecutor Criticized After Officer Acquittal (1 opinions)

Freddie Gray: Prosecutor Criticized After Officer AcquittalAfter two trials and no convictions, Baltimore's top prosecutor is facing criticism that she moved too quickly to file charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray without first ensuring there was enough evidence to bring them to bear. Even the judge overseeing the cases — in his verdict Monday acquitting the latest officer to stand trial in the death of the ...    Full Story »

Forensic Official: EgyptAir 804 Human Remains Suggest Blast (1 opinions)

Forensic Official: EgyptAir 804 Human Remains Suggest BlastHuman remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said on Tuesday. "The logical explanation is that an explosion brought it down," the official told The Associated Press. The official, who is part of the Egyptian team ...    Full Story »

Chareidi Students Threaten To Leave Colleges And Universities If Mandatory Mixed Classrooms Is Imposed (12 opinions)

Chareidi Students Threaten To Leave Colleges And Universities If Mandatory Mixed Classrooms Is ImposedChareidim in Israel’s institutions of higher education have already announced in the Council for Higher Education moves ahead with its plan compelling mixed classes, they will all immediately walk out of schools and not return. The chareidi academic tzibur has made it clear, it will not tolerate a situation that they and their rabbonim view as being contrary to halacha. Many are ...    Full Story »

Finance Minister To Attend A Kinnos Addressing The Housing Shortage In The Chareidi Sector

Finance Minister To Attend A Kinnos Addressing The Housing Shortage In The Chareidi SectorOn Tuesday, 16 Iyar, HaGaon HaRav Baruch Mordechai Eizrachi Shlita is hosting a kinnos to address the growing housing shortage and its impact on the chareidi community. Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon plans to attend the event. The timing of the kenos coincides with this week’s release of facts pertaining to housing prices nationwide, which clearly show that despite all his efforts, ...    Full Story »

Government Favors Open Hearing in George Washington Bridge Co-Conspirator Case

Government Favors Open Hearing in George Washington Bridge Co-Conspirator CaseUnsealed filings in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case released Monday show federal prosecutors sided with media organizations in seeking a public hearing for an unidentified person trying to block the publication of a list of unindicted co-conspirators. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals already ruled last Friday the June 6 oral arguments in Philadelphia are to be ...    Full Story »

Hebrew University Student Body Accommodates Ramadan, But Not A Mechitzah (3 opinions)

Hebrew University Student Body Accommodates Ramadan, But Not A MechitzahIt was not too long ago that YWN-ISRAEL reported the storm that resulted in a request from frum female students to have a mechitzah at a prom event to accommodate the religious students. The request was voted upon after the ...    Full Story »

Clinton Campaign Declines Invitation to California Debate

Clinton Campaign Declines Invitation to California DebateDemocratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has declined an invitation from Fox News to participate in a debate with rival Bernie Sanders in California before that state's June 7 primary. Clinton and Sanders are competing aggressively in California as primaries wrap up. But Clinton is close to getting the delegates she needs to seal the nomination. Sanders says he has a ...    Full Story »
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Sanders: Democratic Convention Could Be 'Messy' (1 opinions)

Sanders: Democratic Convention Could Be 'Messy'Bernie Sanders predicted Monday that the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia could be "messy" as he pushed the party to adopt his progressive agenda, but added: "Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle." The Democratic presidential candidate said in an interview with The Associated Press that his supporters hoped to see a platform at the July convention that ...    Full Story »

Herzog To Netanyahu: The Door To Entering The Coalition Has Closed

Herzog To Netanyahu: The Door To Entering The Coalition Has ClosedPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has announced he will continue holding the Foreign Ministry and other cabinet portfolios for the Machane Tzioni party. Mr. Netanyahu announced this following the breakdown of talks with MK Yitzchak Herzog, who announced his Machane Tzioni party would not be joining the coalition government. Nevertheless, PM Netanyahu continues to exhibit an air of ...    Full Story »

IRS Chief Won't Appear at House Hearing on His Impeachment

IRS Chief Won't Appear at House Hearing on His ImpeachmentThe commissioner of the IRS declined on Monday to appear at a congressional hearing this week examining whether he deserves to be impeached, but said in a written statement that allegations against him "are without merit." IRS chief John Koskinen has not had time to prepare for Tuesday's House Judiciary Committee hearing because of travel and because he is also getting ready for an ...    Full Story »

More On Beating Of Chareidi Male In Beit Shemesh (19 opinions)

More On Beating Of Chareidi Male In Beit ShemeshYWN-ISRAEL reported on the chareidi male who is seen taking a severe beating by an Israeli policeman. We will call the victim David (not his name), who is 27-years-old. The incident seen on the ...    Full Story »

Clinton: Trump Could 'Bankrupt America' Like His Companies (6 opinions)

Clinton: Trump Could 'Bankrupt America' Like His CompaniesHillary Clinton said Monday that Donald Trump's economic policies would lead to lower wages, fewer jobs and more debt — warning unionized workers that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee could "bankrupt America like he's bankrupted his companies." "Ask yourself," the likely Democratic nominee told thousands at the Service Employees International Union international ...    Full Story »

Religious Affairs Minister Calls On WoW Not To Bring Their Machlokes To Meron (4 opinions)

Religious Affairs Minister Calls On WoW Not To Bring Their Machlokes To MeronMinister of Religious Affairs David Azoulai during a phone interview with Kol Chai Radio on Monday 15 Iyar called on Women of the Wall (WoW) and followers not to bring their provocative actions to Meron and the tziyun of the Rashbi on Lag B’Omer. As reported by YWN-ISRAEL, an effort has already     Full Story »

Investigators Search Wreckage of EgyptAir Plane, Test DNA

Investigators Search Wreckage of EgyptAir Plane, Test DNAA French ship joined the international effort to hunt for the black boxes and other wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804 Monday, searching for clues to what brought the plane down, as Greek and Egyptian authorities diverged on what happened to the plane during the crucial final minutes before it crashed into the Mediterranean, killing all 66 people on board. Five days after the air ...    Full Story »

MFA Transfers Ancient Sarcophagi Covers To Ambassador of Egypt (1 opinions)

MFA Transfers Ancient Sarcophagi Covers To Ambassador of EgyptThe Foreign Ministry of Sunday 15 Iyar handed over two ancient relics from Pharaonic times, which had reached Israel illegally, to the Ambassador of Egypt. The two artifacts are covers of Egyptian sarcophagi. One of the covers dates back to the period between the 10th and 8th centuries BCE and the other to between the 16th and 14th centuries BCE. The items had been smuggled from ...    Full Story »

Tefilos Requested For Rosh Kollel From Har Nof After Contracting Deadly Virus

Tefilos Requested For Rosh Kollel From Har Nof After Contracting Deadly VirusRosh Kollel Mikdosh Sholom HaGaon HaRav Shalom Tanji Shlita, a well-known talmid chacham who lives in the Har Nof neighborhood of Yerushalayim is in need of the tzibur’s tefilos. The rav returned from a visit to Argentina six weeks ago where he traveled to deliver his inspirational Torah to the various communities. It appears he contracted a potentially deadly virus in S. America and ...    Full Story »

Police Intervene As Rabbi Pinto Is Targeted By Extortion And Threats In Prison (3 opinions)

Police Intervene As Rabbi Pinto Is Targeted By Extortion And Threats In PrisonRabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, who entered prison about four months ago, has been targeted by criminals in a nearby cell who have been threatening the rav to extort money from his chassidim. According to the Channel 10 News report, the matter began with requests for large sums of money to keep an eye out and make certain no harm comes to Rabbi Pinto in prison. Not wishing to gamble with the ...    Full Story »

Sanders Breaks With White House On Puerto Rican Rescue Plan (4 opinions)

Sanders Breaks With White House On Puerto Rican Rescue PlanDemocratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is breaking with the Obama administration and House lawmakers over a plan to restructure Puerto Rico's $70 billion in debt, saying the legislation would make "a terrible situation even worse." The Vermont senator writes in a letter released Monday that the deal reached last week between the White House and House Republicans and ...    Full Story »

Ben-Dahan: Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon Kept Me In The Dark

Ben-Dahan: Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon Kept Me In The DarkSpeaking to Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) on Monday 15 Iyar, Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan cited that to his dismay, former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon during recent months kept him in the dark. He cited he was not summoned for security briefings and was not kept apprised on the situation despite ongoing terror attacks in areas of Israel. Ben-Dahan expressed bewilderment ...    Full Story »


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