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Smotrich Defends Halacha - Bennet Defends The IDF (2 opinions)

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Smotrich Defends Halacha - Bennet Defends The IDF
With the current IDF Chief placing a high priority on integrating women into combat units, the military is becoming a more complex option for religious Jews wishing to serve. As Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatens to remove Yeshivat Bnei David’s certification as the premier mechina program, MK (Bayit Yehudi) Betzalel Smotrich publishes a column in the told the weekly BaSheva newspaper entitled “Saving the IDF – Don’t Enlist”. His column is coming under harsh criticism by many prominent figures in the dati leumi community ...

Feds: Trump DC Hotel Not In Violation Of Government Lease

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Feds: Trump DC Hotel Not In Violation Of Government LeaseThe federal agency overseeing Donald Trump's lease for a luxury hotel in Washington ruled Thursday that his inauguration as president doesn't violate terms of the agreement barring government officials from profiting from the property. In a letter to the Trump Organization, General Services Administration Contracting Officer Kevin M. Terry says it has determined that the president's ...    Full Story »

Do you live in London? Save for the FRIEDom Concert with Beri Webber (1 opinions)

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They are excited……… THE CONCERT IS ALMOST SOLD OUT! In what has become the most popular annual concert in the entire Europe, this year’s event, entitled “ A Night of FRIEDom” with Avraham Fried and Beri Weber is the current ...    Full Story »

Report: Shas Trying To Buy Out Kol Berama Radio

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Report: Shas Trying To Buy Out Kol Berama RadioTzvi Amar has refused a NIS 20 million buyout offer for Kol Berama Radio from Shas, Kikar Shabbos reports. The officer was the latest in efforts to take over control of the chareidi radio station. The efforts to purchase the radio station began with the last Knesset elections. The buyer, who is in Marseilles, was supposed to meet with station owners but persons involved began probing ...    Full Story »

Former Rabbi Potentially Forced To Amputate Leg Due to Lack of Funds (1 opinions)

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In a tragic turn of events, former community leader Rabbi Avinoam Malkin faces imminent leg amputation. The need to remove the leg is reportedly due to his inability to cover the expenses of the surgery needed to save the appendage. His ...    Full Story »

Trump SEC Pick Assures That His Wall St. Work Not Problem

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Trump SEC Pick Assures That His Wall St. Work Not ProblemPresident Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, attorney Jay Clayton, sought to assure lawmakers that he'll show no favoritism and act only in the public interest, as his Wall Street connections were scrutinized at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday. Clayton, a partner in the prominent law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, has done significant legal ...    Full Story »

Rav Shlomo Amar And Rabbi David Yosef Meet In NYC

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Rav Shlomo Amar And Rabbi David Yosef Meet In NYCIn a sign that peace may be at hand, Jerusalem Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar Shlita met in New York City with Rabbi David Yosef Shlita. The meeting took place in the Safra Shul in Manhattan. The meeting has significance, especially in the Sephardi/Shas community as tensions have run high between the two rabbonim in recent years. This Purim Rav Amar came to the home of HaGaon HaRav ...    Full Story »

You Won't Believe It's Pesachdik Cookie Cake! From Kosher.com

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Looking for a showstopping Pesach dessert that's actually a piece of cake? Chanie Nayman's Pesachdik Cookie Cake is the dessert your family will keep on requesting. Check out this step by step Pesach Cookie Cake tutorial.     Full Story »

Virgin America Will Disappear Into Alaska Airlines In 2019

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Virgin America Will Disappear Into Alaska Airlines In 2019Virgin America, the California-based carrier with the blue mood lighting and high-tech entertainment system, will be fully absorbed by Alaska Airlines by the end of 2019 as Alaska strives to become the West Coast’s dominant airline. Only three months after Alaska Airlines’ parent company completed the $2.6-billion acquisition of the popular upstart airline launched by billionaire ...    Full Story »

TAKE IT, OR LEAVE IT: White House Tells House GOP Trump Done Negotiating Health Care Bill, Wants Vote Friday

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TAKE IT, OR LEAVE IT: White House Tells House GOP Trump Done Negotiating Health Care Bill, Wants Vote FridayPresident Trump warned House Republicans on Thursday that he will leave ObamaCare in place unless they approve legislation to repeal and replace it. Trump officials meeting with the House GOP conference said Trump is done negotiating over the legislation, which was set to come up for a vote Thursday but was delayed. Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, a former member of the House ...    Full Story »

Deri Backs Yacimovich To Become Next Histadrut Leader

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Deri Backs Yacimovich To Become Next Histadrut LeaderShas leader Minister Aryeh Deri plans to come out in support of MK (Machane Tzioni) Shelly Yacimovich in her bid to become the next head of the Histadrut National Labor Federation. She is competing against the incumbent, Nissim Nissankoren. Yacimovich is likely to be supported by the Ashkenazi chareidim too as she has generally maintained good relations with them and is viewed as one ...    Full Story »

WikiLeaks: CIA Hacked Apple Devices In Ways Users Can't Fix

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WikiLeaks: CIA Hacked Apple Devices In Ways Users Can't FixNew documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple's iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that users couldn't disable by resetting their devices. Security experts say the exploits are plausible, but suggest they pose little threat to typical users. They say that many of the tricks are older — the iPhone hack involves the 3G model from 2008, for ...    Full Story »

Why Is This Passover Different Than All Others?

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Why Is This Passover Different Than All Others?An innovative array of Kosher for Pesach products will arrive on grocery shelves in 2017 with unexpected, convenient and ready-to- use foods from well-known kosher names, which not only provide the highest level of Kashrus but can easily be mistaken for regular everyday products. Among the brands are Gefen, Elite, Shefa, Haddar and Blanchard & Blanchard. For new Yom Tov menu ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Abusive Yassam Cop Takes Out His Wrath On An Arab Man (1 opinions)

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VIDEO: Abusive Yassam Cop Takes Out His Wrath On An Arab Man[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] One might assume this Yassam commando policeman is suspended and may soon be seeking employment as his violent actions were caught on video. The video speaks for itself. As the video went viral on social media in Israel, an Israel Police spokesman stated “The severe and unusual behavior is inconsistent with the behavior expected of members of Israel ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel's NJ Director Calls On Senate Budget Committee To Ensure Safety Of Nonpublic School Students

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Agudath Israel's NJ Director Calls On Senate Budget Committee To Ensure Safety Of Nonpublic School StudentsDays after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie eliminated all security funding for nonpublic schools in his proposed budget, Rabbi Avi Schnall, Agudath Israel’s New Jersey director, testified before the Senate budget committee, calling on elected officials to stand up for the state’s 150,000 nonpublic school children and ensure their safety. The final budget appropriation for ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Hundreds of Jewish Community Activists Attend Annual NYPD ‘Pre-Passover-Security Briefing’ (1 opinions)

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PHOTOS: Hundreds of Jewish Community Activists Attend Annual NYPD ‘Pre-Passover-Security Briefing’The NYPD’s annual pre-Passover briefing was held at Police Headquarters on Wednesday. Hundreds of religious leaders, Jewish community representatives and members of the service attended. With another sharp increase in anti-Semitic incidents, police Commissioner James O’Neill promises stepped-up security for the Passover holiday. Anti-Semitic incidents – including bomb ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Communal Gathering Takes Place In Boro Park To Facilitate The Outreach Of Avihem, In Support Of Their Efforts Toward Assisting Orphans With Wedding Expenses

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PHOTOS: Communal Gathering Takes Place In Boro Park To Facilitate The Outreach Of Avihem, In Support Of Their Efforts Toward Assisting Orphans With Wedding Expenses[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] This past Wednesday a gathering took place at the well known Tosh hall, with prominent askanim, Rabbis and local residents joining in an effort to expand Avihem's outreach. The asifa was inspiring in its turnout and was initiated to benefit Avihem, a financial collaboration which has been founded to assist orphans with wedding expenses. During the asifa, ...    Full Story »

Bain Hazmanim Activity: 'Peleg Yerushalmi' Joins Eidah Chareidis For Large Protest Scheduled For Rosh Chodesh Nissan (1 opinions)

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Bain Hazmanim Activity: 'Peleg Yerushalmi' Joins Eidah Chareidis For Large Protest Scheduled For Rosh Chodesh NissanIt has already been reported that the Peleg Yerushalmi-affiliated HaPeles newspaper this week quotes HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach Shlita calling for a large protest against the IDF induction. Protests have been taking place daily over the past ...    Full Story »

Mishpachas Mir Yerushalayim from Across U.S. and Canada to Unite in Celebration of 200th Anniversary

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[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] The upcoming Bicentennial Anniversary Dinner of Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim is generating an unprecedented level of excitement and anticipation amongst the alumni from all periods of the Yeshiva’s existence. Talmidim are ...    Full Story »

Airlift Of Forces In Syria Shows Growing US Involvement

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Airlift Of Forces In Syria Shows Growing US InvolvementThe deepening U.S. military involvement against Islamic State terrorists in northern Syria indicates the Pentagon will likely send even more troops in coming weeks. Their mission won't be to fight on the front lines but to bolster Syrian Arab and Kurdish forces in a coming battle for the key city of Raqqa. On Wednesday, the Pentagon disclosed that Marine pilots airlifted scores of ...    Full Story »

Knesset Passes Law Ending National Service In Foreign Government Funded NGOs Working Against The State

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Knesset Passes Law Ending National Service In Foreign Government Funded NGOs Working Against The StateThe Knesset on Wednesday, 24 Adar, passed a bill in its third and final reading that will cancel national service positions in organizations that receive the majority of their funding from foreign governments. The bill submitted by MK (Likud) Amir Ochana passed into law by a vote of 40 in favor and 12 opposed. The bill, which won the support of Prime Minister Netanyahu, seeks to end ...    Full Story »

Touch Typing Breakthrough Hebrew And English

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Touch Typing Breakthrough Hebrew And English[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] FREE TRY IT - click In today's world knowing "how to type" is critical. Typing is no longer just a needed ...    Full Story »

Statement Of Agudath Israel Of America On The Nomination Of Judge Neil Gorsuch To The U.S. Supreme Court

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Statement Of Agudath Israel Of America On The Nomination Of Judge Neil Gorsuch To The U.S. Supreme CourtAgudath Israel of America, a national Orthodox Jewish organization, supports the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. We urge the Senate to confirm the nomination expeditiously. By all accounts, Judge Gorsuch is an outstanding selection to join the High Court. During his tenure in government, in private practice and on ...    Full Story »

DM Lieberman Summons Rabbi Eli Sadan And Rabbi Yigal Levinstein (3 opinions)

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DM Lieberman Summons Rabbi Eli Sadan And Rabbi Yigal LevinsteinDefense Ministry Director-General Udi Adam has summoned Rabbi Eli Sadan and Rabbi Yigal Levinstein of Yeshivat Bnei David for a hearing to determine the yeshiva’s future status. The hearing will take place on Thursday, 3 Adar, at which time the rabbonim will be able to explain their positions. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman seems determined to oust Levinstein from the ...    Full Story »

Baruch Dayan Emmes: Levaya Of Hagaon HaRav Aharon Zachs ZT"L; Rosh Yeshivas Slabodka

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Baruch Dayan Emmes: Levaya Of Hagaon HaRav Aharon Zachs ZTThousands were on hand for the Thursday morning 25 Adar levaya of HaGaon Rav Aharon Zachs ZT”L, Rosh Yeshivas Slabodka L’Tzeirim. The rav was niftar in Mayanei HaYeshua Hospital in Bnei Brak during the night. The levaya began at 9:30AM from the yeshiva and then towards the rav’s home on Sokolov Street in Bnei Brak and from there to Beit Knesset Heligman and Kvura on Har ...    Full Story »

Op-ed: "Cremation, Bris Milah and A Special Mishloach Manos" by Rav Yitzchok Fingerer​

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Op-ed: Rav Yitzchok Fingerer It was a difficult week for me. I was confronted by major shei'los involving cremation, rachmana l'tzlan. Not just one cremation situation, but two such crises in the same week. Unfortunately, we’ve grappled with this before. Who would imagine that Jews would voluntarily choose such an ignoble and sacrilegious method to be reposed? Only seventy years ago, ...    Full Story »

POSTPONED: House GOP Leaders Delay Thursday Vote On Health Care Replacement Bill In Setback To Trump, Ryan (2 opinions)

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POSTPONED: House GOP Leaders Delay Thursday Vote On Health Care Replacement Bill In Setback To Trump, RyanGOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare," in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. The decision came after Trump, who ran as a master dealmaker, failed to reach agreement with a bloc of rebellious conservatives. Moderate-leaning Republican ...    Full Story »
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IDF Chief To Rabbonim: Officers Training Will Accommodate Separate Gender Units (1 opinions)

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IDF Chief To Rabbonim: Officers Training Will Accommodate Separate Gender UnitsIDF Chief of Staff Lt.-General Gadi Eizenkott met for a number of hours with rabbonim from thje dati leumi community headed by Rabbi Chaim Druckman Shlita and Rabbi Zalman Menachem. Eizenkott listened to their concerns over the integration of females into combat units, informing them that religious officers’ cadets in Base 1 would be accommodated rather than forced to enter a mixed ...    Full Story »

Greenfield: End The Ticket Cameras on Ocean Parkway (1 opinions)

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Greenfield: End The Ticket Cameras on Ocean ParkwayCouncilman David G. Greenfield wrote this week to NYPD and Department of Transportation officials asking for police officers to patrol Ocean Parkway for reckless and speeding drivers instead of speed cameras that arbitrarily ticket drivers who in many cases are simple following the flow of traffic. Last month, the New York Post reported progress toward the city's Vision Zero goal of ...    Full Story »

David Friedman Has Officially Been Confirmed As The Next US Ambassador To Israel

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David Friedman Has Officially Been Confirmed As The Next US Ambassador To IsraelThe Republican-led Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to be U.S. ambassador to Israel, ignoring objections from Democrats that David Friedman lacked the temperament for such an important diplomatic post. Senators voted Thursday largely along party lines, 52-46, to approve Friedman's nomination. The son of an Orthodox rabbi, Friedman has been a fervent supporter of ...    Full Story »

Deri Gives His Backing To Rabbi Yigal Levinstein Of Yeshivat Bnei David

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Deri Gives His Backing To Rabbi Yigal Levinstein Of Yeshivat Bnei DavidInterior Minister Aryeh Deri has come out again in support of Rabbi Yigal Levinstein, who came under fire from Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman after condemning the IDF’s new policy of integrating women into combat units. Deri met on Thursday morning 25 Adar with prominent dati leumi rav Rabbi Chaim Druckman Shlita, Rosh Yeshivat Yeshivot Bnei Akiva. During the visit Rav Druckman ...    Full Story »

ABC News Says 3 Of Its Twitter Accounts Were Hacked

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ABC News Says 3 Of Its Twitter Accounts Were HackedABC News says three of its Twitter accounts were hacked Thursday morning and sent out profanity-filled tweets to its millions of followers. The tweets have since been deleted and ABC News says it is "working on resolving the problem." The hacked accounts included the main ABC News one, which has nearly 10 million followers, and two accounts related to its morning show "Good ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Secretary Price: Health Care Bill Foes Not Seeing Entire Plan (1 opinions)

16 hours ago
HHS Secretary Tom Price on why the proposed Obamacare replacement plan, the American Health Care Act, lives up to Trump's promises, could give Americans access to universal coverage and why groups of Republicans have opposed it.

NY Governor Cuomo Statement On Arrest Of Israeli Related To Threats Against Jewish Centers

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NY Governor Cuomo Statement On Arrest Of Israeli Related To Threats Against Jewish Centers"The arrest of a suspect in the recent wave of threats against Jewish Community Centers sends a clear message that anyone who threatens New Yorkers with violence will be brought to justice. "The abhorrent and cowardly threats against Jewish Community Centers are an assault on the values of all New Yorkers. But they have also shone a bright light on how New Yorkers come together as ...    Full Story »

Israel Moving To Daylight Savings Time

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Israel Moving To Daylight Savings TimeIsrael is moving to daylight savings time on the night of 26 Adar, Thursday night to Friday morning. At 2:00AM clocks will be moved an hour forward to 3:00AM. Standard time lasted for 145 days and daylight savings time will be 219 days, finishing on motzei Shabbos Parshas Lech Lecha, 8 Cheshvan 5778. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Rosen Plaza To Host Its Second Major Passover Program

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Rosen Plaza To Host Its Second Major Passover Program[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Orlando…Thousands of Passover vacationers are planning to once again spend the holiday in this city of many of the nation’s leading attractions. One of the major settings will be the magnificent Rosen Plaza Hotel which features Zayde's Kosher Catering, the leading Glatt Kosher catering facility in Central Florida. The Passover 2017 program is being ...    Full Story »

Trump Jr. Called A 'Disgrace' For Criticizing London Mayor (4 opinions)

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Trump Jr. Called A 'Disgrace' For Criticizing London MayorDonald Trump Jr. is facing criticism for tweeting in the hours after Wednesday's London attack a months-old comment from London Mayor Sadiq Khan that terror attacks are part of living in a big city. Trump Jr. tweeted : "You have to be kidding me?!: Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan." The tweet included a link to a Sept. 22 story from ...    Full Story »

Arab MK Ghattas Convicted For Smuggling Photos To Terrorists (1 opinions)

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Arab MK Ghattas Convicted For Smuggling Photos To TerroristsFormer Arab MK Basel Ghattas was convicted of charges pertaining to his bringing cellular telephones to Arab prisoners in Israel. As per the plea bargain agreement, he admitted to his actions and will serve two years in prison. He was convicted in the Beersheva Magistrate court on charges including breach of trust, bribery, and smuggling prohibited electronic contraband to ...    Full Story »

2 HOURS LEFT! Houston Kiruv Organization Needs YOUR Help!

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2 HOURS LEFT! Houston Kiruv Organization Needs YOUR Help!A group of generous and dedicated donors are providing us with a unique matching challenge to help us raise $400,000 in our 3rd annual 24 hours TORCH Giving Day Campaign! EVERY DOLLAR YOU DONATE IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS WILL BE TRIPLED (x3)! About Today’s Campaign: Every dollar donated to TORCH during this 24-hour period is TRIPLED! $72 becomes $216! $100 becomes $300! $180 ...    Full Story »

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