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PHOTOS: Agudath Israel of America Hosts Yom Iyun: Emes and the Law

PHOTOS: Agudath Israel of America Hosts Yom Iyun: Emes and the Law
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Agudath Israel of America's Torah Projects and Daf Yomi Commission hosted an inspiring and informative yom iyun to a rapt audience at Agudath Israel Bais Binyomin in Flatbush, with thousands more participating by phone or live-streaming. The event, "Emes and the Law," was introduced by Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, executive vice president of Agudath Israel of America, and featured four speakers: Rav Yaakov Perlow, the Novominsker Rebbe, Rosh Agudath Israel; Rav Moshe Tuvia Lieff, rov Agudath Israel Bais ...

Rav Chaim's Promise: Donate To Kupat Ha'Ir Before Rosh Hashanah And He Will Stand For You

Photo Essay: Photos Of Shimon Peres Z'L With Various Gedolim And Admorim (Photos by JDN)[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] The Most Critical 120 Hours of the Year The Yom HaDin is approaching. With so much important preparation still left to do - What are you doing to take the mitzvah of tzedaka seriously? Rav Chaim has come out with an extremely powerful statement in an extremely crucial time that could change the lives of thousands of talmidei chachamim, widows & ...    Full Story »

Divorced Mothers Are Not Alone This Rosh Hashana With Your Help! (1 opinions)

Divorced Mothers Are Not Alone This Rosh Hashana With Your Help![COMMUNICATED CONTENT] The amount of children coming to the synagogue unacompanied during the Yamim Noraim, is constantly growing. Many children do not attend at all. Children of parents who are separated do not experience the Tishrei holidays in the same manner that others do. In most cases, the feelings of loneliness and social isolation continue to affect them for a long ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Tragedy IN Jerusalem!! Mother, 33 Years Old Leaves Behind 9 Young Orphans, Click Link At The End Of Video To Donate (3 opinions)

Mrs Sheindy Wallace from the Meah Shearim neighbourhood of Yerushalayim tragically passed away this past Monday at the young age of 33 years old after suffering for 2 years with a severe case of cancer. Sheindy was known to be the most dedicated and ...    Full Story »

Sentencing Rescheduled in Ohio for US Capitol Plot Suspect

Sentencing Rescheduled in Ohio for US Capitol Plot SuspectSentencing has been rescheduled for an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group. Twenty-two-year-old Christopher Lee Cornell pleaded guilty last month to three charges stemming from his January 2015 arrest. Sentencing for Cornell had been set for Oct. 31. Cincinnati federal Judge Sandra Beckwith on Thursday set a new date of ...    Full Story »

Last Chance This Year To Send (4 Free) Your Names To Barditchev Through Yad L'Achim Now - For A K'sivah V'Chasima Tova

Sentencing Rescheduled in Ohio for US Capitol Plot Suspect[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] When you can, you should. Before Yom Hadin you can ENTER THE SPECIAL TEFILLAH BY THE “SANEGOR” Reb Levy Yitzchak of Berditchev IN BERDITCHEV ON EREV ROSH HASHANA – for Shidduchim & all Yeshuos and a KESIVA V’CHASIMA TOVA (no donation required to submit names) –     Full Story »

Levaya Of 11-Year-Old Eli Gradon From Los Angeles

Levaya Of 11-Year-Old Eli Gradon From Los AngelesYWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of 11-year-old Elimelech (Ben Menachem Mendel Malkiel) Gradon in Los Angeles, CA. Eli was Niftar on Thurday morning, after battling cancer for a number of years. Thousands of people had been Davening for him, and many followed his condition closely on the web. The Levaya will be on ...    Full Story »

Russia Accuses US of Siding With 'Terrorists' in Syria

Russia Accuses US of Siding With 'Terrorists' in SyriaRussian officials accused the U.S. on Thursday of siding with "terrorists" in Syria, in a sign of escalating tensions between Moscow and Washington amid the battle for the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby's warning that the collapse of U.S.-Russian cooperation in Syria could lead to a rise in extremism and potential attacks against Russia ...    Full Story »

Commuter Train From Spring Valley Slams Into Hoboken New Jersey Station; 1 Dead, 74 Hospitalized [PHOTOS] (7 opinions)

Commuter Train From Spring Valley Slams Into Hoboken New Jersey Station; 1 Dead, 74 Hospitalized [PHOTOS][PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A crowded rush-hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a tangle of broken concrete, twisted metal and dangling cables, authorities said. People pulled concrete off bleeding victims and passengers kicked out ...    Full Story »

Clinton Visits Iowa as Early Voting Gets UnderwayClinton Visits Iowa as Early Voting Gets Underway

Clinton Visits Iowa as Early Voting Gets UnderwayClinton Visits Iowa as Early Voting Gets UnderwayWith early voting poised to play a bigger role in this year's election, Hillary Clinton was urging voters in Iowa to start casting ballots on Thursday, more than five weeks before Election Day. Clinton's 10-city tour of Iowa brought the Democratic presidential nominee back to a state where she eked out a win in the caucuses over Bernie Sanders. With her focus now on defeating Donald ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem Estates In Schneller Compound Most Coveted Real Estate Project Amongst Chareidim

Jerusalem Estates In Schneller Compound Most Coveted Real Estate Project Amongst  Chareidim"Meticulous Planning and Achieving Goals are Milestones for its Success” [COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Yerushalayim...The luxury Jerusalem Estates project in the Schneller Compound is entering a new phase of development, thanks to its meticulous planning and meeting all goals in a timely manner. The excavation work has been completed and the actual construction of the private estate ...    Full Story »

RCA Calls For 'Civility and Integrity' in Political Campaigns

RCA Calls For 'Civility and Integrity' in Political CampaignsSince the founding of the United States, political campaigns have always been contentious. Even by those standards, however, many are troubled by the substance and tone of the current American presidential election. Concerned about the impact of the current state of affairs on the political process, the membership of the Rabbinical Council of America recently adopted a resolution ...    Full Story »

THE FULL LIST: Find Out Whose Part Of The Presidential Delegation From The United States To Funeral Of Shimon Peres Z'L (1 opinions)

THE FULL LIST: Find Out Whose Part Of The Presidential Delegation From The United States To Funeral Of Shimon Peres Z'LPresident Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the State of Israel to attend the State Funeral of Former President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres on September 30, 2016 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States, will lead the delegation. Members of the Presidential Delegation The Honorable William J. ...    Full Story »

California Officer Guns Down Man in 'Shooting Stance'

California Officer Guns Down Man in 'Shooting Stance'The fatal police shooting of a black man who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where a distraught man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday. It took police more than an hour to respond because of other calls, El Cajon Lt. Rob Ransweiler said. ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Memorial Ceremony For President Peres Held At The UN

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon remembers Shimon Peres as constant source of optimism and hope. Speaking at a U.N. ceremony, sponsored by the Israeli mission to honor Peres' memory on Thursday, Ban said he would miss Peres' "clear-eyed perspective ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Peres Visted Maran Hagaon HaRav Elyashiv On Sukkos And Was Told It's Forbidden To Ascend Har HaBayis

VIDEO: Peres Visted Maran Hagaon HaRav Elyashiv On Sukkos And Was Told It's Forbidden To Ascend Har HaBayis[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] On Sukkos 2009, YWN reported about a visit that then President Shimon Peres made to the Gadol Hador, Maran Hagaon HaRav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv ZATZAL. Peres on CHol Hamoed visited the Posek Hador in his Meah Shearim ...    Full Story »

Erdogan Hints State of Emergency Can Be Extended to a Year

Erdogan Hints State of Emergency Can Be Extended to a YearTurkey's president hinted on Thursday that the three-month state of emergency declared following the failed July 15 coup could be extended to over a year. Addressing a group of local administrators in Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed criticism over plans for Turkey to prolong the state of emergency, saying no one should determine a "calendar or roadmap" for ...    Full Story »

Greenfield Introducing Legislation to Track Location of Garbage Trucks Throughout NYC (1 opinions)

Greenfield Introducing Legislation to Track Location of Garbage Trucks Throughout NYCCouncilman David G. Greenfield is introducing legislation that will ease traffic congestion on our crowded streets by allowing drivers to see where garbage trucks are conducting pickups in real-time, enabling them to avoid getting stuck behind the trucks on their daily commute. Greenfield’s legislation would require the Department of Sanitation to install GPS tracking devices on ...    Full Story »

The Military's Ritual of Saluting for the National Anthem (1 opinions)

The Military's Ritual of Saluting for the National AnthemThe Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played at Pearl Harbor, in a protest that echoes recent moves by professional athletes to kneel during the anthem. The U.S. Pacific Fleet referred her case to her commander, who has the authority to punish the sailor, a Navy reservist. Saluting during the national anthem is a daily ritual for men and ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel Of America: Peres Displayed Great Respect For Orthodox Jewish Community And Its Rabbinic Leaders

Agudath Israel Of America: Peres Displayed Great Respect For Orthodox Jewish Community And Its Rabbinic LeadersAgudath Israel of America notes with sadness the passing of Shimon Peres, former Prime Minister and President of the state of Israel, at the age of 93. Throughout his long political career, Shimon Peres displayed great respect for the Orthodox Jewish community and its rabbinic leaders. Mr. Peres repeatedly defended the religious status quo against those who sought to undermine the ...    Full Story »

NY Governor Cuomo Cancels Trip To Peres Funeral - Is Now Heading To NJ Train Crash Scene (4 opinions)

NY Governor Cuomo Cancels Trip To Peres Funeral - Is Now Heading To NJ Train Crash SceneNY Governor Cuomo was on the plane heading to attend the funeral of Shimon Peres when the train crash occurred. He has since gotten off the plane, and is now heading to the scene of the train crash in Hoboken, NJ. The following initial statement was just delivered to YWN by Governor Cuomo. “At approximately 8:45 a.m. this morning, a New Jersey Transit train originating in Spring ...    Full Story »

What if the Presidential Candidates Would be Subject to Halacha? (4 opinions)

What if the Presidential Candidates Would be Subject to Halacha?[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times] The issue is not so far-fetched. As it stands now, both candidates have Jewish sons-in-law. But what if we were to take things one step further? What if there were a mandate that both candidates, in the debates and in the times directly before and after, would also have to follow halacha? Let’s explore this a ...    Full Story »

LIst Of World Figures to Attend Funeral of Shimon Peres Z'L

LIst Of World Figures to Attend Funeral of Shimon Peres Z'LThe following world figures have confirmed attendance at Shimon Peres' funeral in Jerusalem on Friday: United States — U.S President Barack Obama — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Palestinian Authority — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas — Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat — Palestinian intelligence ...    Full Story »

Delegation Urges Congress To Increase Pressure On BDS Movement

Delegation Urges Congress To Increase Pressure On BDS Movement[by Hannah Levin On Thursday, September 22, a prominent delegation of Jewish leaders from across the nation, who comprise the United States - Israel Security Alliance - an initiative dedicated to strengthening the U.S.-Israeli relationship, gathered on Capitol Hill to thank leading and influential members of both the Senate and the House for supporting legislation to combat the ...    Full Story »

German Officials Probe Alleged Vote Fraud In Election For Berlin's Jewish Community Parliament

German Officials Probe Alleged Vote Fraud In Election For Berlin's Jewish Community ParliamentGerman prosecutors have opened an investigation into allegations of vote-rigging in an election for Berlin's Jewish community parliament. A spokesman for the prosecutor's office, Martin Steltner, said they are looking into alleged forging of documents in connection with the 2011 election. Opposition members within the Jewish community have alleged for years that the top leadership ...    Full Story »

Israelis Pay Respects to Peres, Clinton Arrives in Israel

Israelis Pay Respects to Peres, Clinton Arrives in IsraelFormer U.S. President Bill Clinton joined thousands of Israeli mourners Thursday who paid their respects to the late Shimon Peres outside Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, as the country somberly remembered the Nobel-winning politician who helped lead Israel during a remarkable seven-decade career. Clinton is among the dozens of current and former world leaders, including President ...    Full Story »
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Obama Saw Override Coming, but Still It Stung (1 opinions)

Obama Saw Override Coming, but Still It StungThe White House saw it coming, but still it stung. When President Barack Obama was hit with the first veto override of his presidency on Wednesday, it landed as a clear reminder of his dwindling political influence, years of confounding relationships with Congress and shaky prospects for the few legislative priorities he has left. The fiercely competitive president has said he ...    Full Story »

VIRAL ALERT: Must Watch Over 15,000 Views In 48 Hours (3 opinions)

Get into the Rosh Hashanah spirt with a phenomenal rendition of “Tekah” Uri Davidi with EvanAl orchestra accompanied by the Shira Choir. Originally sung by: Avraham Fried Composed by: Yossi Green Published by: Oh Yea! Music Arranged by: Eli ...    Full Story »

Michelle Obama Takes Mesan Swipe At Trump; Says America 'Needs An Adult' In White House (9 opinions)

Michelle Obama Takes Mesan Swipe At Trump; Says America 'Needs An Adult' In White HouseMichelle Obama told supporters in Philadelphia on Wednesday that candidates don't change once they become president and that America "needs an adult in the White House." The first lady never mentioned Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the rally at LaSalle University. But there was no question that she was warning voters that candidate Trump would be the same as ...    Full Story »

FBI Head: Extremism Apparent Influence in Minnesota Attack (1 opinions)

FBI Head: Extremism Apparent Influence in Minnesota AttackFBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that the man who stabbed and wounded 10 people in a central Minnesota mall before he was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer appears to have been inspired, at least in part, by extremist ideology. While testifying for hours before the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, Comey was asked whether authorities had confirmed that the ...    Full Story »

HOLIDAY with SEASONS

HOLIDAY with SEASONS[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] If you never had Branzino Fish you are truly missing out on one of the most delicate and tastiest fish out on the market today! This recipe is perfect for that "Head of the Fish" Siman this Rosh Hashana. Make this and we guarantee your family will only say YUM when you serve it this holiday SEASON. Recipe from our Raskins Fish counter in Seasons. Follow ...    Full Story »

Arabs Greet Peres Death With Silence And Animosity

Arabs Greet Peres Death With Silence And AnimosityIsrael's Shimon Peres was widely admired around the world as a peacemaker and visionary, but the view in the Arab world was more complex: Memories linger of another Peres, who built up Israel's military might, waged war in Lebanon and promoted policies seen as harmful to the Palestinians. In a reflection of this sentiment, Peres' death on Wednesday was greeted with official silence ...    Full Story »

JUST IN: Pres. Obama Orders Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Shimon Peres (7 opinions)

JUST IN: Pres. Obama Orders Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Shimon PeresAs a mark of respect for the memory of Shimon Peres, former President and Prime Minister of Israel, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Yitzchak Levy: Peres Was The Man Behind The First Settlement In The Shomron

Rabbi Yitzchak Levy: Peres Was The Man Behind The First Settlement In The ShomronFormer head of the National Religious Party Rabbi Yitzchak Levy, spoke with the dati leumi Kippa website following the petira of former President Shimon Peres. “My last meeting with him was after he stepped down as president” explains Rabbi Levy. We met at a tourism event arranged by the Tourism Ministry. Before entering we spoke about the Pollard affair” “He was Prime ...    Full Story »

WATCH: A Number Of Ministers Eulogize Former President Shimon Peres Z'L (1 opinions)

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, both of the Bayit Yehudi party, speak with the press following the passing of former President Shimon Peres z”l. Shas party leader Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and Welfare Minister ...    Full Story »

Despite Harsh Reviews, Trump Resists New Debate Approach (3 opinions)

Despite Harsh Reviews, Trump Resists New Debate ApproachUnmoved by harsh debate reviews, a defiant Donald Trump showed no sign Wednesday of embracing any big changes before his second faceoff with Hillary Clinton, pressing ahead with a strategy focused on speaking directly to his white working-class loyalists across the Midwest. Democrat Clinton, meanwhile, pushed to improve her standing among younger voters with the help of the ...    Full Story »

Want a School That Will Bring Out the Best in Your Child?

[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] When your children wake up in the morning, do they jump out of bed excited about the school day ahead? When you walk through your children’s schools, do you notice joyful students, happy teachers and interactive lessons? If ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Memorial Ceremony For President Peres Held At The UN

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon remembers Shimon Peres as constant source of optimism and hope. Speaking at a U.N. ceremony, sponsored by the Israeli mission to honor Peres' memory on Thursday, Ban said he would miss Peres' "clear-eyed perspective — of reaching across the table, of compromising with your neighbor, of finding common ground for the greater good." U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power remembered Peres as "a believer in and a builder of peace." "His vision of what was necessary to build peace was clear and unwavering; Israel's security, of course, which he did as much as anyone to strengthen, and Israel's diplomacy, of which he was a maestro," Power said in her remarks. (AP)

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WATCH: A Knesset Channel Tribute To Former President Shimon Peres

The above video is a Knesset Channel [Hebrew] tribute to the late Shimon Peres, Israel’s ninth President. Mr. Peres’ levaya is scheduled to take place on Friday, 27 Elul at 11:00AM in Har Herzl in Yerushalayim. Many world leaders, former leaders and state representatives will be in attendance. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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