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Small Drone Crashes At White House Complex, Origin Unclear

Small Drone Crashes At White House Complex, Origin Unclear
A small drone flying at low altitude crashed into the White House complex before dawn Monday, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama was not at home. The crash prompted an immediate lockdown of the White House campus until officials could determine that the device didn't pose a threat. The Secret Service said the device was a commercially available quadcopter — a small, unmanned aircraft that is lifted by four propellers. "An investigation is underway to determine the origin of this commercially available device, motive, and ...

What You Need to Know About the Snow Headed to the Northeast

What You Need to Know About the Snow Headed to the NortheastThe busy Northeast corridor prepared for a winter wallop that was expected to bring up to 2 feet of snow from northern New Jersey all the way up to Massachusetts. Here's what residents of the big cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic need to know about the coming storm: ——— SNOWSTORM VS. BLIZZARD: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE? The National Weather Service issued a blizzard ...    Full Story »

Airlines Cancel Thousands of Flights Ahead of Northeast Snow

Airlines Cancel Thousands of Flights Ahead of Northeast SnowAirlines cancelled thousands of flights into and out of East Coast airports as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region. JetBlue, whose flights are largely in the Northeast, has already cancelled about a third of its entire schedule. Airlines cancelled 2,194 flights Monday, according to the flight tracking site FlightAware. More than 2,000 ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Sikrikim Protest Outside Home of Rav Sternbuch, Who they Label 'Reform Rabbi'

PHOTOS: Sikrikim Protest Outside Home of Rav Sternbuch, Who they Label 'Reform Rabbi'In their latest affront to Talmidei Chachamim, a group of sikrikim protested outside the home of Eida Chareidis Ravaad HaGaon HaRav Moshe Sternbuch Shlita. The protestors, 15 in number, spread fish oil near the entrance of the rav’s home and carried signs against him including one written in Hebrew saying “Reform Rabbi”. The delinquents protested the rav’s psak halacha which ...    Full Story »

Urgent Joint Message From Hatzolah of Boro Park, BP Shomrim, Chaverim And Misaskim

Urgent Joint Message From Hatzolah of Boro Park, BP Shomrim, Chaverim And MisaskimIn anticipation of the upcoming blizzard we have collaborated and prepared the necessary resources to help those in need. Please take note of the following important information: 1- We urge you to not take your car out once the storm hits-- you will not be able to park it properly. By the last big storm the plows couldn't get through and ambulances could not get around because of ...    Full Story »

Efforts to Arrange a Meeting between President Rivlin and President Obama Fail

Efforts to Arrange a Meeting between President Rivlin and President Obama FailThe White House has turned down efforts to arrange a meeting between President Barak Obama and Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin. Tensions have been running high between Jerusalem and Washington surrounding a planned ...    Full Story »

Blizzard Warning For NYC And Suburbs, Starting 1PM Monday

Blizzard Warning For NYC And Suburbs, Starting 1PM MondayA blizzard warning is in effect for the metropolitan area from lunchtime Monday until midnight Tuesday. The National Weather Service says the storm is starting with light snow Monday morning. About 1 to 3 inches are possibly by sunset. The intensity of the snow will pick up after that. The agency says 2 to 4 inches per hour are expected to fall Monday night into Tuesday morning. ...    Full Story »

NY Governor Urges Commuters To Stay Home Due To Storm

NY Governor Urges Commuters To Stay Home Due To StormNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging commuters to stay home on Monday, if possible. Cuomo said roads and public transportation throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island could be closed due to a storm that threatens to dump over two feet of snow on the region. Cuomo also urged commuters to leave work early on Monday. A blizzard warning was issued for a 250-mile ...    Full Story »

Sheldon Silver To Temporarily Relinquish Speaker Duties

Sheldon Silver To Temporarily Relinquish Speaker DutiesThe speaker of the New York state Assembly plans to temporarily cede power to a small group of top lawmakers as he fights federal corruption charges. A spokesman for Speaker Sheldon Silver says the Manhattan Democrat plans to brief Democratic members of the Assembly on his intentions Monday. Silver spokesman Michael Whyland says the speaker is not stepping down but plans to ...    Full Story »

That House or Business in Israel

That House or Business in Israel[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] Two cars, a garage, and a home in the suburbs – this is generally known as the American dream. But what is the American Jewish dream? Many would answer – two cars, a garage, a home in the suburbs, and another home in Eretz Yisroel. Some of those who have fulfilled this American Jewish dream will often run into a halachic question: Sometimes they are in ...    Full Story »

Hero Bus Driver Recalls the Day of the Stabbing Attack (1 opinions)

Hero Bus Driver Recalls the Day of the Stabbing AttackDan Bus Company driver Herzl Biton, 40, has regained consciousness and recalls the painful events of last week when an Islamic terrorist armed with a knife boarded his bus. He explains how he swerved the bus in the hope of the lone terrorist ...    Full Story »

Diamond Smuggler Nabbed at Ben-Gurion Airport

Diamond Smuggler Nabbed at Ben-Gurion AirportA Jerusalem resident returning home on a flight from Italy was arrested at Ben-Gurion International Airport trying to smuggle diamonds. One package was wrapped in toilet paper, placed in his coat and a second in his handbag, wrapped in tape. The 43-year-old man entered via the Green Line but customs inspectors were suspicious. They stopped him for inspection and found he was carrying ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Moshe Hager Receives the 4th Slot in Yachad Lineup (1 opinions)

Rabbi Moshe Hager Receives the 4th Slot in Yachad LineupRabbi Moshe Hager will be in the fourth position on the Yachad party’s lineup in the 20th Knesset election race. The first slot will be Eli Yishai, the party leader and founder. He is followed by former Bayit Yehudi MK Yoni Chetboun. It remains unknown who will be in the third slot but this will have to be announced by midnight Thursday, 9 Shevat, when the lists for the upcoming ...    Full Story »

Egged Drivers Call Off Strike Planned for Monday

Egged Drivers Call Off Strike Planned for MondayGood news this Monday morning for commuters are management and the union representing over 6,500 salaried drivers reached an understanding during the night that averted the strike planned for today, 6 Shevat. The salaried drivers employed by Egged threatened a one-day warning strike on Monday, a strike that would have severely impacted bus service nationwide. Egged CEO Avi ...    Full Story »

Beit Shemesh City Hall to Compensate Plaintiffs in Modesty Signs Case (7 opinions)

Beit Shemesh City Hall to Compensate Plaintiffs in Modesty Signs CaseAttorney Orly Erez-Likhovski of the Israel Religious Action Center of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism filed suit on behalf of four Beit Shemesh women who demanding the removal of modesty signs in the city. They referred to signs that instructed women to walk on a designated sidewalk and dress in a fashion deemed suitable to the chareidi tzibur. Justice David Gidoni ruled ...    Full Story »

Airlines Prepare To Shut Down In Northeast For Snowstorm

Airlines Prepare To Shut Down In Northeast For SnowstormAirlines are preparing to shut down operations along the East Coast as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region. Around 700 flights scheduled for Monday are expected to be cancelled, according to the flight tracking site FlightAware. Most major airlines are allowing customers whose flights are canceled in the next few days to book new flights ...    Full Story »

Likud Recount Promised in Hotevely Dichter Dispute (1 opinions)

Likud Recount Promised in Hotevely Dichter DisputeAfter the Likud Court gave Tzipi Hotevely the party’s 20th slot on the election ticket, the party’s Supreme Court overturned the decision in the ongoing dispute with Avi Dichter and ordered a recount of the votes from the primary election. Dichter was in the 20th slot and Hotevely in the 26th position. The two have been back and forth in the party’s court over who gets the 20th ...    Full Story »

Charlie Hebdo Promotional Event in Israel Cancelled

Charlie Hebdo Promotional Event in Israel CancelledSteimatzky has decided to cancel the planned launch of the Charlie Hebdo magazine in its stores. Yisrael Beitenu party leader Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman calls on his supporters to buy thousands of copies. Lieberman insists the magazine sales must continue as planned to send a clear message to radical Islam as he told supporters “We won’t permit radical Islam to intimidate us ...    Full Story »

Blizzard Threatens NYC With Up To 2 Feet Of Snow (2 opinions)

Blizzard Threatens NYC With Up To 2 Feet Of SnowMayor Bill de Blasio is urging New Yorkers to prepare for the worst as a major storm threatens to blanket the city with more than two feet of snow. At a news conference on Sunday, de Blasio said it "could be one of the top two or three largest storms in the history of the city." The National Weather Service has a blizzard warning in effect for the New York and Boston areas ...    Full Story »

Iran Foreign Minister Summoned to Explain Stroll With Kerry

Iran Foreign Minister Summoned to Explain Stroll With KerryIran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has been summoned before parliament to explain his recent public stroll with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, according to a Sunday report by the country's official IRNA news agency. On Jan. 14, on the sidelines of ongoing nuclear negotiations, Zarif took a 15-minute walk through the streets of Geneva with Kerry. Now, according to IRNA, 21 ...    Full Story »

Yair Lapid: We Won't Push for Public Transportation on Shabbos (3 opinions)

Yair Lapid: We Won't Push for Public Transportation on ShabbosThere is speculation as to the legitimacy of the new dati leumi light faction of the Yesh Atid party. Some feel the addition to MK Elazar Stern to the party and the announce dati leumi faction is nothing more than an election ploy. Stern, Shai Piron and others say this is not so, insisting they will draw votes from many “classic dati leumi” voters who have become disenchanted with ...    Full Story »

Gafne: Adding a Woman to the List Will Hurt Yahadut Hatorah in the Polls (3 opinions)

Gafne: Adding a Woman to the List Will Hurt Yahadut Hatorah in the PollsYahadut Hatorah’s position regarding women on the party’s lineup is well known. According to Moshe Gafne, there is more to this than halacha and modesty, but electoral considerations. The Degel Hatorah faction head explains that even if one posits that including women on the list is halachically acceptable, in the case of the Ashkenazi chareidi party it would be detrimental at the ...    Full Story »

Petition to Disqualify the Name 'Bayit Yehudi' (3 opinions)

Petition to Disqualify the Name 'Bayit Yehudi'A request was filed with the Central Election Committee on Sunday, 5 Shevat, to disqualify the name Bayit Yehudi from the dati leumi party in the upcoming national elections race. The petitioners feel the party is not acting in line with the values of Jewry and therefore should not be permitted to run with the name. What is surprising to some is the petition was not filed by ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Israeli Cop Beats Civilian Without Justification (12 opinions)

VIDEO: Israeli Cop Beats Civilian Without Justification[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A policeman is caught on video while beating and pepper spraying a civilian sentry at the gate of the Shomron community of Michmas. The guard questioned why he is compelled to open the electric gate for the police vehicle on Shabbos, which appears to have resulted in the policeman losing it and then assaulting the civilian guard and spraying him with ...    Full Story »

US Gas Prices Fell 13 Cents Per Gallon, but Expected to Rise (1 opinions)

US Gas Prices Fell 13 Cents Per Gallon, but Expected to RiseThe average price of a regular gallon of gas dropped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.07, but it could soon rise. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the lowest prices in more than five years are likely to increase because of rising wholesale prices. Lundberg says rising costs of crude oil the past 10 days should eventually be seen at the pump. San Francisco ...    Full Story »

NYC Mayor: Storm Could Be Biggest Ever To Hit City (5 opinions)

NYC Mayor: Storm Could Be Biggest Ever To Hit CityNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast could be among the worst the city has ever seen. The National Weather Service has a blizzard warning in effect for the New York and Boston areas starting Monday night. Forecasters say a massive storm could drop two to three feet of snow from northern New Jersey to southern Connecticut. Boston is ...    Full Story »
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VIDEO: Rav Amnon Yitzchak on Shechita in Israel and the World

VIDEO: Rav Amnon Yitzchak on Shechita in Israel and the World[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Rav Amnon Yitzchak expresses his shock after hearing testimony regarding what is done in Eretz Yisrael and the world in the process of shechita. Rav Amon speaks of a letter written by Rishon L’Tzion HaGaon HaRav Yitzchak Yosef regarding one involved in shechita and when asked what actions he would be taking in response, the Rishon L’Tzion responded it ...    Full Story »

Northeast Braces For 'Potentially Historic' Snowstorm (5 opinions)

Northeast Braces For 'Potentially Historic' SnowstormA winter that has largely spared the Northeast thus far is about to arrive with gusto: a storm the National Weather Service called "potentially historic" could dump 2 feet or more of snow between New York and Boston. Blizzard conditions with heavy snow and powerful winds are possible in both cities starting Monday and into Tuesday, and snow should arrive in some areas before daybreak ...    Full Story »

Egged Strike Scheduled for Monday in Areas of Israel (1 opinions)

Egged Strike Scheduled for Monday in Areas of IsraelIn an effort to pressure management, Egged bus drivers in areas of Israel will walk off the job to take part in a one-day strike on Monday, 6 Shevat. The strike was to be held Sunday but drivers realized this would have made it very difficult for too many soldiers returning from Shabbos at home to reach their bases. Some routes will be operational but the strike is expected to all ...    Full Story »

FBI: Hunt Continues for Suspect in Bomb Threats Against Jets

FBI: Hunt Continues for Suspect in Bomb Threats Against JetsAn FBI agent says law officers are continuing to pursue a suspect after someone made bomb threats targeting two jets bound for Atlanta, prompting F-16 fighter jets to escort the planes. Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Stephen Emmett told The Associated Press on Sunday that the agency is continuing to pursue leads in an effort to locate the individual responsible for the ...    Full Story »

Yet More Disgrace to Israel Police as Senior Commander Resigns in Shame (1 opinions)

Yet More Disgrace to Israel Police as Senior Commander Resigns in ShameIsrael Police Major-General Kobi Cohen announced his resignation from the department after admitting immoral behavior. Cohen’s admission and subsequent resignation makes him the fifth Israel Police major-general to resign or be forced to resign, all due to their unacceptable actions including involvement in bribery or immoral behavior. In 2013, Jerusalem Police Chief Niso Shacham ...    Full Story »

NY Governor Urges New Yorkers To Prepare For Major Snowstorm; 2+ Feet Forecasted (2 opinions)

NY Governor Urges New Yorkers To Prepare For Major Snowstorm; 2+ Feet ForecastedGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged New Yorkers to prepare for blizzard conditions forecasted to affect downstate areas early this week. New Yorkers should plan in advance for major disruptions during Monday evening and Tuesday morning commutes, including the possibility of closed roads and delayed or canceled public transit routes. In addition, New Yorkers should prepare for ...    Full Story »

Arab Parities Unite to Maintain Representation in Knesset (3 opinions)

Arab Parities Unite to Maintain Representation in KnessetRealizing the loss the Arab community would sustain if the parties did not unite ahead of elections, despite predictions that a united Arab bloc was unlikely, the Ra’am-Ta’al, Balad and Hadash parties have done just that. The three parties have managed to find common ground and will run under one ticket in the upcoming elections for the 20th Knesset. MK Dr. Ahmed Tibi feels quite ...    Full Story »

Travelers Like Plan For Rail Link To NY's LaGuardia Airport (2 opinions)

Travelers Like Plan For Rail Link To NY's LaGuardia AirportTom Fiore knows what it's like to sit in a taxi for as long as two agonizing hours, over bridges or through a tunnel, to travel a mere eight miles from midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia Airport in Queens. The salesman who makes that trek about twice a month is among legions of travelers applauding what they see as a long overdue proposal from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: build a rail ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Two Killed in Small Plane Crash in Israel

PHOTOS: Two Killed in Small Plane Crash in Israel[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Two people were killed on Sunday 5 Shevat when a small plane crashed into Maryland Blvd. in Rishon L’tzion during the morning hours. The two were pronounced dead on the scene, which was handed over to Zaka to prepare for kvura. Ichud Hatzalah Rishon L’Tzion commander Yehuda Mizrachi told the press “When I arrived on the scene I saw the light ...    Full Story »

Poll: Yishai & Ben-Ari Can Take Votes from Bayit Yehudi & Shas (3 opinions)

Poll: Yishai & Ben-Ari Can Take Votes from Bayit Yehudi & ShasAccording to a Panels Politics poll, if Yachad party leader Eli Yishai teams with Otzma Yisrael (Dr. Michael Ben-Ari), it will gain additional seats at the expense of Bayit Yehudi and Shas. This special poll was conducted on Thursday, 2 Shevat shows that if Yishai and Ben-Ari unite, they will earn at least seven seats. The poll also shows that Likud would drop to 22 seats, the same ...    Full Story »

Netanyahu Defends US Trip Says I'll Go 'Anywhere' To Warn About Iran (2 opinions)

Netanyahu Defends US Trip Says I'll Go 'Anywhere' To Warn About IranIsrael’s premier says he will go “anywhere” he is invited to speak about the country’s stance regarding Iran’s nuclear program. Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments come amid a public spat with the Obama administration over how to counter Iran and a contentious invitation from House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner for the Israeli prime minister to address the U.S. ...    Full Story »

IDF on Highest Alert in N. Israel Since Second Lebanon War (1 opinions)

IDF on Highest Alert in N. Israel Since Second Lebanon War It was a tense weekend along Israel’s northern border as the IDF continues fortifying with additional soldiers, tanks and armored vehicles. The level of heightened alert is reportedly the highest since the Second Lebanon War in 2006. IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz canceled a planned visit to Europe to travel north on Friday and Shabbos to personally oversee the situation ...    Full Story »

Gerrer Rebbe Shlita Visiting the United States (4 opinions)

Gerrer Rebbe Shlita Visiting the United StatesThe Gerrer Rebbe Shlita left Eretz Yisrael on motzei Shabbos Parshas Bo for the United States on what is being hailed a “Chizuk mission”. The rebbe is accompanied by his son HaRav Nechemia Alter and gabboim Shmuel Baruch Landau and Leibel Posenevsky. Also accompanying them is the head of Mosdos Gur in Eretz Yisrael, Rav Yonasan Bernstein. Chassidim in the United States were only ...    Full Story »

PM's Scheduled Address to US House of Representative Sparks Political Row (2 opinions)

PM's Scheduled Address to US House of Representative Sparks Political Row Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has accepted the invitation sent by Speaker John Boehner, on behalf of the bipartisan leadership of the House of Representatives and the Senate, to address a joint meeting of Congress. The Prime Minister is expected to arrive in the USA at the beginning of March and will also participate in the AIPAC Policy Conference. The address will provide an ...    Full Story »

TRAGEDY IN ERETZ YISROEL: Grandaughter Of HaRav Shalom Arush Killed In Serious Crash; Son And Daughter-In-Law In Serious Condition (9 opinions)

TRAGEDY IN ERETZ YISROEL: Grandaughter Of HaRav Shalom Arush Killed In Serious Crash; Son And Daughter-In-Law In Serious ConditionA tragedy R”L in Eretz Yisrael as a family returning from a yahrzeit event in southern Israel for the Baba Sali ZT"L was involved in an accident near Kibbutz Gavim, on Route 34. The 18-month-old granddaughter of HaRav Shalom Arush, Feiga Chana A"H, was R"L killed in the crash. His son, Rav Shimon Arush is in serious condition as is his Rebbetzin. Feiga Chana A"H was pronounced ...    Full Story »


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