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Not Everyone in Kfar Yona Wants a Chareidi School

Not Everyone in Kfar Yona Wants a Chareidi School
It may appear to some in Israel that what is rightfully unacceptable against the Israeli Arab and Ethiopian communities may be permitted when it comes to the chareidim. Residents of Kfar Yona are waging a battle to prevent the construction of a chareidi school affiliated with Shas’ Mayan Education Network, explaining “It would adversely impact the non-religious community in the region and the entire city. There are not enough students to justify a chareidi school and such a school is not needed”. According to the Ynet report, the ...

Yerushalayim to Host a High End Car Show for the Chareidi Tzibur

Yerushalayim to Host a High End Car Show for the Chareidi TziburAnother first in Yerushalayim, a high-end car show for chareidim is going to be hosted in the Jerusalem Arena, opening on Tuesday, 15 Sivan 5775. The event is being billed exclusively for chareidim interested in buying a luxury vehicle. The event is billed as a ‘first-ever’ and the vehicles are being furnished directly from the importers in the hope of making a number of sales. ...    Full Story »

Cuba Removed From US Terror List

Cuba Removed From US Terror ListThe Obama administration on Friday formally removed Cuba from a U.S. terrorism blacklist as part of the process of normalizing relations between the Cold War foes. Secretary of State John Kerry signed off on rescinding Cuba's "state sponsor of terrorism" designation exactly 45 days after the Obama administration informed Congress of its intent to do so on April 14. Lawmakers had that ...    Full Story »

Observatory At One World Trade Center Opens To Public

Observatory At One World Trade Center Opens To PublicThere's a new bird's eye view of New York City. The One World Trade Center observatory is officially opening to the public on Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Visitors will get a view of the city and its surroundings from above 1,250 feet and stretching 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty to the Atlantic Ocean. The observatory is on the 100th, 101st ...    Full Story »

Houston: Meyerland MInyan Suffered Serious Damage In Recent Flooding

Houston: Meyerland MInyan Suffered Serious Damage In Recent FloodingThe Houston flooding that occurred on Motzei Shavuos (Monday night, May 25th) unfortunately devastated the Houston neighborhood of Meyerland. One shul, the Meyerland Minyan, took in lots of water and experienced extensive damage. Many of their seforim were destroyed and tefillin were, r"l, ruined. Much of the building was damaged, including the flooring, kitchen cabinets, appliances, ...    Full Story »

NYC: 4 Pilots Say A Green Laser Was Pointed At Their Planes

NYC: 4 Pilots Say A Green Laser Was Pointed At Their PlanesSeveral pilots say a green laser was pointed at their planes while they were flying over Long Island. The Federal Aviation Administration says it happened to four planes Thursday between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., about four miles northwest of Farmingdale. The planes were at about 8,000 feet when the pilots say their planes were illuminated by the laser. Pointing a laser at a plane ...    Full Story »

Rav Levanon Instructed Gershon Mesika to Become a State Witness

Rav Levanon Instructed Gershon Mesika to Become a State WitnessAfter Gershon Mesika announced he was going to become a state witness in the Israel Police case probing widespread high government corruption, life has not been easy for him. Being accused of ...    Full Story »

FORBIDDING WOMEN DRIVERS: A HALACHIC ANALYSIS (39 opinions)

FORBIDDING WOMEN DRIVERS: A HALACHIC ANALYSISBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times The media has widely reported that a Belz Yeshiva in England has forbidden women from driving their children to Yeshiva. It was further reported that if the mothers do not comply, the children will be thrown out of Yeshiva. In a letter sent to parents last week, seen by the Jewish Chronicle, they say there has been an ...    Full Story »

ATIME Medical Conference this Sunday, May 31

ATIME Medical Conference this Sunday, May 31[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Are you dealing with infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss? This is an event you won’t  want to miss!!! The conference is designed to empower couples with knowledge. It is a great opportunity to hear and meet with world renowned physicians. This conference is appropriate for all couples experiencing Primary Infertility, Secondary Infertility, or ...    Full Story »

Gov. Cuomo Proclaims Hurricane Preparedness Week In New York

Gov. Cuomo Proclaims Hurricane Preparedness Week In New YorkGov. Andrew Cuomo is encouraging New Yorkers to prepare for dangerous storms as hurricane season nears. Cuomo has proclaimed this week as hurricane preparedness week in New York state. Division of Homeland Security Commissioner John Melville says Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee, and Superstorm Sandy have shown everybody there's not a single area of the state that will never ...    Full Story »

Justice Minister Shaked: Time to Get Tough Against Rock-Throwers

Justice Minister Shaked: Time to Get Tough Against Rock-ThrowersJustice Minister (Bayit Yehudi) is getting down to business and she is pushing a law that will significantly increase the punishment for convicted rock-throwers. Her bill presented to the Ministerial Law Committee would carry a prison term of ten years for throwing rocks and unlike the current law, it would not differentiate between one who throws a rock out of protest or one who ...    Full Story »

NY Cracks Down On Drivers For Passing Stopped School Busses

NY Cracks Down On Drivers For Passing Stopped School BussesState traffic safety officials say they're serious about enforcing laws against passing stopped school busses. The Governor's Traffic Safety Committee says police issued 1,186 tickets to drivers for illegally passing a stopped school bus on April 16, the date of an annual safety initiative. State officials say there are 2.3 million students in New York who ride school buses each ...    Full Story »

Can One Get an Aliyah to the Torah if One Has a Phone With Internet Connectivity? (5 opinions)

Can One Get an Aliyah to the Torah if One Has a Phone With Internet Connectivity?Mispallalim of the Mosiyoff (מוסיוף) Shul in the Bucharim neighborhood of Yerushalayim have been informed the gabbai will no longer give an aliyah to persons who have a phone with internet connectivity. The shul is affiliated with a number of Sephardi Gedolim including Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L. The gabbai also announces that anyone without a kosher cellular ...    Full Story »

UN Nuke Agency Report Shows Iran Probe Essentially Stalled

UN Nuke Agency Report Shows Iran Probe Essentially StalledAmid accelerated international efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the U.N. atomic agency on Friday reported that work on a key element — an assessment of allegations that Tehran worked on atomic arms — remains essentially stalled. The report from the International Atomic Energy Agency also reiterated that more cooperation is needed by Iran for full clarity on its present ...    Full Story »

Betar Illit Resident to Face Attempted Murder Charges for Assaulting And Attacking Police (2 opinions)

Betar Illit Resident to Face Attempted Murder Charges for Assaulting And Attacking PoliceBetar Illit Mayor Meir Rubinstein spoke with the local police commander to express his condemnation over an attack that occurred on Wednesday, 9 Sivan when a local resident assaulted policemen during a search. The policemen Baruch Hashem were not seriously injured. The assailant, a young resident of the chareidi city, was arraigned on Thursday in the Jerusalem Magistrate Court. He ...    Full Story »

Kehillas Bnei Torah of Har Nof Celebrating a Bar Mitzvah And Seudas Hoda'ah (3 opinions)

Kehillas Bnei Torah of Har Nof Celebrating a Bar Mitzvah And Seudas Hoda'ahThe mispallalim and families of the Kehillas Bnei Torah Shul in the Har Nof neighborhood of Har Nof will be celebrating a simcha, the bar mitzvah of Mordechai Goldstein, who was at his father’s side in the shul on the morning of the     Full Story »

Jordan Valley Leader: Be Careful of What You Say (2 opinions)

Jordan Valley Leader: Be Careful of What You SayPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is quoted telling the European Union’s Foreign Minister during a meeting that he is willing to accept the so-called two-state solution plan under certain conditions. This entails what is referred ...    Full Story »

How Will Jerusalem Chareidi Councilmen Look the Mayor in the Eye? (5 opinions)

How Will Jerusalem Chareidi Councilmen Look the Mayor in the Eye?Chareidi elected officials in Yerushalayim are lobbying to persuade fellow lawmakers to oppose budgeting the new Jerusalem Sport Tech project. The Vaad L’Maan Shabbos, which represents both Ashkenazi and Sephardi gedolim, has instructed chareidi councilmen to oppose the budget in the upcoming vote. The vaad sent a letter to the chareidi councilman detailing the project, which is ...    Full Story »

Israel Railways to Begin Striking on Sunday

Israel Railways to Begin Striking on SundayAfter dock workers in the Ports of Ashdod and Haifa walked off the job on Wednesday, 9 Sivan, Israel Railways employees on Thursday announced they will do the same beginning on Sunday, 13 Sivan. According to labor union officials the strike is because of unilateral measures taken by management that violate labor contracts. Labor leaders add that a ‘work dispute’ was declared as ...    Full Story »

Bennett Comes Out in Support Of Riskin (16 opinions)

Bennett Comes Out in Support Of RiskinBayit Yehudi leader Minister Naftali Bennett has announced that he stands firmly behind Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin and that he will personally accompany Rabbi Riskin to the hearing with the Chief Rabbinate Council that will determine if his contract is renewed or not. Rabbi Riskin’s contract is not set for renewal since he is now 75, mandatory retirement age. While this was ...    Full Story »

Bush's Busy Role On Corporate Boards Could Become 2016 Issue (1 opinions)

Bush's Busy Role On Corporate Boards Could Become 2016 IssueDuring his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional headaches. Bush returned to corporate America after leaving the governor's mansion in early 2007, and his industry portfolio ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin Willing to Speak with Hamas Under Certain Conditions

President Rivlin Willing to Speak with Hamas Under Certain Conditions President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday, 9 Sivan, toured Israel’s northern border. The President arrived at the Gibor Base, of the Hiram Division, near Kiryat Shmona, where he met with the division commanders led by Deputy Chief of Staff Major-General Yair Golan, Northern District Commander Major-General Aviv Kochavi, and brigade commander Brigadier-General Moni Katz, and was briefed on ...    Full Story »

Overland Park, Kansas, Community Celebrates Beautifully Renovated Mikvah

Overland Park, Kansas, Community Celebrates Beautifully Renovated MikvahThe joy of a mitzvah and a sense of rejuvenation were felt in the heartland of America, as a large crowd gathered on Sunday, May 10th, to celebrate the completion of the renovated mikvah in Overland Park, Kansas. Overland Park is Kansas’ second most populous city, and there are approximately 18,000 Jews in the region. Over three decades ago, all segments of the community joined to ...    Full Story »

MK Maklev: Technology Judges Individuals Too Quickly

MK Maklev: Technology Judges Individuals Too QuicklyMK Uri Maklev was among the speakers in Knesset during a session that addressed social networking posts and the dangers they pose, possibly leading to the loss of life. The session was prompted by a high profile case that just occurred in Israel, leading to a senior official in a Ministry of Interior Office taking his own life following a Facebook post against him, alleging he is ...    Full Story »
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WATCH: Arabs Scream 'Allah Akbar As Jews Visit Har HaBayis On Thursday Morning (5 opinions)

Gedolei HaPoskim throughout the ages including Gedolei Hador Shlita today have ruled it is absolutely forbidden to visit Har Habayis, even if one does so in line with Halacha including tevila. This is also the ruling of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. This is an ...    Full Story »

Madoff Accountant Sentenced to Home Detention

Madoff Accountant Sentenced to Home DetentionAn accountant who worked for Bernard Madoff before cooperating in the investigation of Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme has been sentenced to a year of home detention. David Friehling apologized on Thursday before hearing his sentence. Friehling began cooperating before prosecutors charged him with certifying Madoff’s fabricated financial records. He pleaded guilty and ...    Full Story »

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thanks Middle East Quartet Envoy Tony Blair

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thanks Middle East Quartet Envoy Tony BlairPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu thanked Quartet Mideast envoy Tony Blair, who has announced he will be stepping down from his post next month. The Quartet is composed of the United States, European Union, United Nations and Russia. "In recent years Tony Blair has made great efforts to advance stability and peace in the region. His deep understanding of the Middle East helped him to ...    Full Story »

Baltimore Gets Bloodier As Arrests Drop Post-Freddie Gray (3 opinions)

Baltimore Gets Bloodier As Arrests Drop Post-Freddie GrayA 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore's 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city's deadliest in 15 years. Meanwhile, arrests have plunged: Police are booking fewer than half the number of people they pulled off the streets last year. Arrests were already declining before Freddie Gray died on April 19 of injuries he ...    Full Story »

Nazi War Criminal Wanted by Russia Dies in Quebec (2 opinions)

Nazi War Criminal Wanted by Russia Dies in QuebecThe lawyer for the man in the No. 2 spot on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most wanted Nazi war criminals says his client has died at 93. Vladimir Katriuk passed away last week after a long illness, his lawyer Orest Rudzik said Thursday. Russia charged Katriuk earlier this month with genocide in connection with the 1943 killing of civilians in Khatyn, now part of Belarus. ...    Full Story »

Israel: Parole Board Orders the Release of Shlomi Dvir (4 opinions)

Israel: Parole Board Orders the Release of Shlomi DvirThe Israeli Prison Service parole board decided on Tuesday, 8 Sivan, to release Shlomi Dvir who has served approximately 13 years of his 15 year prison sentence. In 2002 Dvir and several other members of the Bat Ayin Underground were arrested on suspicion of planning an explosion at the exit of a Arab girls’ school in eastern Jerusalem in response to a wave of terror attacks, ...    Full Story »

Why A Shrinking US Economy Last Quarter Isn't Cause For Fear (1 opinions)

Why A Shrinking US Economy Last Quarter Isn't Cause For FearAnother first quarter of the year. Another reversal for the U.S. economy. Another expectation of a rebound to come. On Friday, the government will likely estimate that the economy shrank in the January-March quarter for a second straight year, depressed by brutal weather, a reeling energy sector and an export slump caused by a higher-valued dollar. Yet few will see any cause for ...    Full Story »

Warning Letter Sent to Operators of Big Center Mall Before Launching Boycott (1 opinions)

Warning Letter Sent to Operators of Big Center Mall Before Launching BoycottThere have been shouts of opposition, protests, a large atzeres tefilla, and meetings to persuade operators of the Big Center shopping mall in Ashdod to close its doors on Shabbos. The center recently began ...    Full Story »

House Panel Issues Subpoena in Spat With White House

House Panel Issues Subpoena in Spat With White HouseThe GOP-controlled House Foreign Affairs Committee has issued a subpoena to the White House budget office about a new State Department security training facility. At issue is the administration's plan to build a brand new facility at a military base in Virginia, rather than a potentially less costly project at an existing law enforcement training center in Georgia. Republicans ...    Full Story »

NYC Subway Service Back On A, C After Massive Copper Theft

NYC Subway Service Back On A, C After Massive Copper TheftFull subway service has been restored on the A and C lines following a massive theft of copper cable from train tracks. Transit crew worked through the night to repair the damage. The crime caused delays and overcrowding for hundreds of thousands of commuters Wednesday along the entire length of the two heavily used lines. The A and C carry 775,000 riders a day and traverse ...    Full Story »

NYC: DOT Responds To Greenfield And Treyger Request To Restore Ocean Parkway to 30 MPH (8 opinions)

NYC: DOT Responds To Greenfield And Treyger Request To Restore Ocean Parkway to 30 MPHLast week, YWN reported that NYC Councilmembers David G. Greenfield and Mark Treyger urged Mayor de Blasio to reconsider changing the speed limit on Ocean Parkway from 30 miles per hour to 25 miles per ...    Full Story »

Funding to be Cut for Talmidei Yeshivos Who Don't Report for First Draft Notice (4 opinions)

Funding to be Cut for Talmidei Yeshivos Who Don't Report for First Draft NoticeIn a move that has chareidim surprised and angered, the Ministry of Education has distributed a memorandum informing yeshivos that funding will be cut for talmidim who do not report to IDF induction centers for upon receipt of their first draft notice. What occurred is that yeshivos administrators sent the lists of talmidim to the ministry, lists that are essential to obtain funding. ...    Full Story »

Bill Clinton Hopes to Keep Working - Whatever Hillary Does

Bill Clinton Hopes to Keep Working - Whatever Hillary DoesFormer U.S. President Bill Clinton made an impassioned appeal for modern health care in the Ebola-stricken countries of West Africa and told The Associated Press afterward that he hopes to keep working for the foundation he launched regardless of what happens politically with his wife, Hillary. Clinton, whose wife is the leading Democratic presidential contender, called the Ebola ...    Full Story »

Temporary Climate Control Fix at Kever Rochel

Temporary Climate Control Fix at Kever RochelAnyone who has been to Kever Rochel of late can testify to the stifling conditions as the site’s air conditioning has been down since a recent electric fire. While temporary emergency lighting was arranged, the temporary system was ...    Full Story »

Uber, Lyft Push Back Against Proposed NYC Regulations (1 opinions)

Uber, Lyft Push Back Against Proposed NYC RegulationsUber and Lyft are pushing back against a New York City effort to regulate app-based ride-hailing services. The proposal before the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission would require car services that riders can book with their smartphones to comply with many of the rules that govern the yellow cabs with which they compete. The proposed rule changes would address fares, the ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Arabs Scream 'Allah Akbar As Jews Visit Har HaBayis On Thursday Morning (5 opinions)

Gedolei HaPoskim throughout the ages including Gedolei Hador Shlita today have ruled it is absolutely forbidden to visit Har Habayis, even if one does so in line with Halacha including tevila. This is also the ruling of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. This is an Issur Kares.

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Video Of Interest: Lieberman Anyone Who Believes Retreating To Pre '67 Boundaries Will Achieve Peace Is Smoking Drugs

During a Knesset plenum address, MK Avigdor Lieberman spoke about those who believe Israel must retreat to the pre-1967 boundaries in Yerushalayim to achieve true peace with the PA (Palestinian Authority). Lieberman stated “Anyone who believes that retreating to the pre ’67 boundaries will achieve the desired peace must have taken too many green leaves (drugs)”.

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WATCH: Israeli Police Prevent Jews From Trying To Ascend The Har HaBayis (15 opinions)

Gedolei HaPoskim throughout the ages including Gedolei Hador Shlita today have ruled it is absolutely forbidden to visit Har Habayis, even if one does so in line with Halacha including tevila. This is also the ruling of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. This is an Issur Kares.

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