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Holocaust Survivors Celebrate A Bar/Bas Mitzvah At The Kosel

Holocaust Survivors Celebrate A Bar/Bas Mitzvah At The Kosel
The special bar/bas mitzvah held at the Kosel was arranged in cooperation with the Ministry for Social Equality and Minister Gila Gamliel. For Moshe Solomon, a 79-year-old survivor from Rishon L’Tzion, it was an emotional event for he never marked his bar mitzvah. He explained “I don’t remember being this emotional for many years” as he described his feeling, participating in the bar mitzvah at the Kosel as this advanced age. Also participating in the event was Kosel Rav Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz Shlita, who stated “The event ...

Expanding The Cellular Network In Areas Of Yehuda And Shomron

Expanding The Cellular Network In Areas Of Yehuda And ShomronAnyone who lives in a yishuv ion Yehuda and Shomron is aware of the worrisome lack of cellular telephone coverage. This is partly due to the mountainous topography in many areas accompanied by the minimal presence of antennas. Residents have complained for many years, not just because of the lack of convenience but more importantly, for security. Often a motorist will break down or chas ...    Full Story »

Navy SEAL Killed In Iraq After ISIS Punches Through Front Line

Navy SEAL Killed In Iraq After ISIS Punches Through Front LineA U.S. Navy SEAL was killed Tuesday in an attack by Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq, highlighting the evolving nature of the Pentagon's mission in Iraq and how American troops are serving closer than ever to the front lines. The SEAL, whose identity was withheld until family members were notified, was killed by enemy fire about 9:30 a.m., U.S. military officials said, ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin Meets With A French Delegation

President Rivlin Meets With A French DelegationPresident Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday 25 Nissan met at his residence with a delegation comprised of French regional, parliamentary, and Jewish community leaders organized by CRIF, the umbrella body of the Jewish community in France. Also accompanying the group was a youth soccer team made of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian children. President Rivlin said, "We are all greatly concerned by ...    Full Story »

Trump Virtually Clinches Republican Presidential Nomination

Trump Virtually Clinches Republican Presidential NominationIn a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked rival Ted Cruz out of the race and cleared Trump's path to a likely November face-off with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. Trump still needs about 200 delegates to formally secure the nomination, but ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Interior Minister Deri Meets With Senior El Al Officials At Airport Visit

PHOTOS: Interior Minister Deri Meets With Senior El Al Officials At Airport Visit[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Interior Minister Aryeh Deri on Tuesday 27 Nisan visited with senior El Al Airlines officials at Ben-Gurion International Airport. With senior ministry officials accompanying him, Deri addressed flights to Uman for Rosh Hashanah, which appear to continue growing in popularity. Speaking with El Al CEO David Maimon and senior airline officials, Maimon ...    Full Story »

Sanders Wins Indiana; Says Clinton Team Thinks Race 'Is Over. They're Wrong'

Sanders Wins Indiana; Says Clinton Team Thinks Race 'Is Over. They're Wrong' Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that his primary bid against Hillary Clinton was far from over, pointing to his victory in Indiana and strength in upcoming races as a sign of his durability in the presidential campaign. "I know that the Clinton campaign thinks this campaign is over. They're wrong," Sanders said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press from New Albany, Indiana. ...    Full Story »

Rav Igra Elected To The Chief Rabbinate Supreme Beis Din As The Compromise Candidate

Rav Igra Elected To The Chief Rabbinate Supreme Beis Din As The Compromise CandidateDespite her earnest efforts, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked did not succeed in amassing the necessary support to appoint Dayan Rav Oriel Lavie Shlita to the Chief Rabbinate Supreme Beis Din as she hoped. ...    Full Story »

Yolish Krauss Sent To Prison For Operating An Illegal Slaughterhouse And Tax Evasion

Yolish Krauss Sent To Prison For Operating An Illegal Slaughterhouse And Tax EvasionYolish Krauss was sentenced to seven months in prison by the Jerusalem Magistrate Court for operating an illegal slaughterhouse. He was also fined NIS 50,000. His partner was also convicted as the court also weighed income tax offenses pertaining to an estimated income of NIS 1.5 million. Krauss was also found guilty of not getting an official Israeli identify card as required by ...    Full Story »

Bennett Threatens To Leave Coalition Amid Rumors Of Talks With Machane Tzioni

Bennett Threatens To Leave Coalition Amid Rumors Of Talks With Machane TzioniBayit Yehudi party leader Education Minister Naftali Bennett has reportedly told Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that if he takes the Justice Ministry portfolio from Ayelet Shaked, his party will break from the coalition. Bennett’s threat comes amid rumors that Mr. Netanyahu and Machane Tzioni leader MK Yitzchak Herzog are conducting secret talks to bring the 24-seat opposition ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Brawl In The Turkish Parliament (1 opinions)

Turkey's Parliament is debating lifting immunity for members under investigation. It's a heated debate that has devolved into fighting, but not like this.

Police Begin Wider Body Camera Use After Months Of Testing

Police Begin Wider Body Camera Use After Months Of TestingAfter months of testing, many of the nation's big-city police forces are planning to expand their use of body cameras by the summer, but the number of officers with such gear will still be relatively small, an Associated Press review found. The 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and other deaths at the hands of police around the U.S. have led to demands that ...    Full Story »

Ted Cruz Suspends Campaign (4 opinions)

Ted Cruz Suspends CampaignCruz's campaign said he plans to drop out of the race Tuesday following his loss in Indiana's Republican primary to Trump. Cruz's campaign placed its hopes on a data-driven effort to turn out conservative evangelical Christians who had opted out of recent presidential elections. Increasingly, he would modify his travel schedule to go where data showed there might be pockets of ...    Full Story »

Yated Neeman Blames The State Of Israel For Anti-Semitism (1 opinions)

Yated Neeman Blames The State Of Israel For Anti-SemitismAs Israel prepares to observe Holocaust Remembrance Day this week, the unfolding scandal involving UK Labour Party officials is increasingly poignant. This in addition to the discernible anti-Israel ...    Full Story »

Rav Abuchatzera Meets With Rabbi Nachman Berland

Rav Abuchatzera Meets With Rabbi Nachman BerlandRabbi Nachman Berland, a son of Rabbi Eliezer Berland Shlita, met this week with Mekubal HaRav David Abuchatzera Shlita. Rav Nachman quotes Rav Abuchatzera calling his father “A Malach Elokim”. Rav Nachman met with Rabbi Abuchatzera on Monday 24 Nissan in Nahariya. During the meeting, Rav Abuchatzera referred to Rav Eliezer Berland as “A Malach Elokim” and he davens for him ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem Attacker Who Targeted The Elderly Sentenced To 60 Months Imprisonment (1 opinions)

Jerusalem Attacker Who Targeted The Elderly Sentenced To 60 Months ImprisonmentSixty months in prison is the sentence handed down by the Jerusalem District Court against a 32-year-old male who was found guilty of attacking elderly people in the Yemin Moshe neighborhood of Jerusalem with a taser. The defendant pleaded guilty to four such attacks, all carried out on the same day, all against senior citizens using a taser after which he robbed them. The first ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Donald Trump Wins Indiana Primary; Too Early To Call Democrat Race (1 opinions)

BREAKING: Donald Trump Wins Indiana Primary; Too Early To Call Democrat RaceDonald Trump has won the Republican presidential primary in Indiana, continuing his surge toward clinching the GOP nomination. The win for Trump is a blow to Ted Cruz, who will fall further behind the billionaire in the race for the 1,237 delegates needed to claim the Republican nomination. Among his supporters Tuesday was Roger Willett, a 51-year-old Republican who says he has ...    Full Story »

Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Sentenced To 12 Years In Federal Prison (15 opinions)

Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Sentenced To 12 Years In Federal PrisonFormer New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a consummate backroom dealer who wielded power for more than two decades, was sentenced to 12 years in Federal Prison on federal corruption charges. He must report to prison by noon on July 1. Silver's lawyers asked the judge to recommend that he go to Otisville prison camp -- a popular destination for Orthodox Jewish prisoners. The ...    Full Story »

Republican Senate Candidates Brace For Chance Of Sharing Trump's Ticket

Republican Senate Candidates Brace For Chance Of Sharing Trump's TicketNew Hampshire's Kelly Ayotte may soon have a problem, likely a common one for GOP senators who, like her, are up for re-election in November. His name is Donald Trump. "She can't embrace him and win in November," said Fergus Cullen, the former chairman of the state's Republican Party. "She can only do so much to distance herself from him in the meantime." Trump dominated the ...    Full Story »

How Did Muhammed Get On A Flight To Tel Aviv Instead Of Dubai? (2 opinions)

How Did Muhammed Get On A Flight To Tel Aviv Instead Of Dubai?Some view the following story as a major security failure while others downplay the incident, explaining nothing here represents a major failure of airport security. The story involves a passenger who boarded a Turkish Pegasus Airlines flight in Germany that was heading to Dubai, via Istanbul Turkey. The passenger, whose first name is Muhammed, got off the plane to change flights ...    Full Story »

Once A Clinton Stronghold, Appalachia Now Trump Country

Once A Clinton Stronghold, Appalachia Now Trump CountryWhen President Bill Clinton rolled into the small Appalachian town of Ashland, Kentucky, in 1996, cheering crowds lined the streets. Nearly 20,000 supporters attended a riverfront re-election rally, dozens collapsing from heat exhaustion in the August sun. Back then, this was unquestionably Clinton country. Today, it looks an awful lot more like Trump town. Hillary Clinton was met ...    Full Story »

Terrorist Convicted In The Murder Of Mrs. Dafna Meir HYD (1 opinions)

Terrorist Convicted In The Murder Of Mrs. Dafna Meir HYDThe teenage terrorist who murdered Otniel resident Mrs. Dafna Meir HY”D to death by stabbing her in front of her horrified children has been convicted of the heinous act. 15-year-old terrorist Morad Adais was found guilty of the     Full Story »

WATCH: Ted Cruz Says Donald Trump Is A 'Pathological Liar' (1 opinions)

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz had harsh words for rival Donald Trump ahead of the Indiana primary.

Trump Aims Knockout Blow At Cruz As Indiana Votes (2 opinions)

Trump Aims Knockout Blow At Cruz As Indiana VotesTed Cruz has described Tuesday's Indiana primary as "the one thing that stands between us and plunging over the cliff." The Texas senator and others trying to block Donald Trump from the Republican presidential nomination may be about to fall in. The outcome in Indiana, where polls began to open at 6 a.m. Eastern time and will finish closing at 7 p.m., could yield a deciding moment ...    Full Story »

Rav Arush: Rav Berland Is In Sakanas Chaim (8 opinions)

Rav Arush: Rav Berland Is In Sakanas ChaimRav Shalom Arush spoke to Kol Berama Radio on Tuesday morning 25 Nissan regarding the imprisonment and what appears to be the imminent honoring of an extradition request pertaining to Rabbi Eliezer Berland. Rabbi Berland, who is deemed a     Full Story »

No, Putin Did Not Call Donald Trump 'A Genius'

No, Putin Did Not Call Donald Trump 'A Genius'"I think he [Russian President Vladimir Putin] said some really nice things. He called me a genius. He said Trump's a genius. Okay. So, you know, that's nice." -Donald Trump, interview with Bill O'Reilly, April 28, 2016 --- Donald Trump, the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination, has reveled in what he considers high praise from Russian President Vladimir Putin. He ...    Full Story »
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MK Margi Blasts The Infighting Surrounding The Appointment Of Dayanim (1 opinions)

MK Margi Blasts The Infighting Surrounding The Appointment Of DayanimMK (Shas) Yaakov Margi expressed harsh criticism over the infighting that surrounded the selection of new dayanim to the Chief Rabbinate of Israel’s batei din. Margi praised the appointment of Dayan ...    Full Story »

Bin Laden Family's Huge Company Faces Its Worst Crisis Since 9/11 (2 opinions)

Bin Laden Family's Huge Company Faces Its Worst Crisis Since 9/11A vast multinational construction conglomerate run by Osama bin Laden's brother, and founded by his father, is facing street protests after it failed to pay wages to tens of thousands of its employees for months. On Saturday, seven buses were torched in the holy city of Mecca by non-Saudi workers who were part of 77,000 foreign workers the Saudi Binladin Group (SBG) announced that it ...    Full Story »

Cops Take Sikrikim In RBS Into Custody (3 opinions)

Cops Take Sikrikim In RBS Into CustodyPolice were met by a hostile crowd when arriving to a domestic violence call on erev Pesach in Ramat Beit Shemesh. A crowd of sikrikim gathered quickly and police found their vehicle was turned on its side. ...    Full Story »

Schlissel Challah - An Analysis (1 opinions)

Schlissel Challah - An Analysis[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times] The custom of Schlissel Challah has become very widespread, not only in the Chassidish world but in many other communities as well. We find mention of the custom to bake Challah in the shape of a key in many, many Chassidish Seforim. The Klausenberger Rebbe, the Satmar Rebbe, the Belzer Rebbe, Rav Moshe Aryeh Freund, and ...    Full Story »

The Probe Against Aryeh Deri May Be Expanding

The Probe Against Aryeh Deri May Be ExpandingThe investigation into alleged illegal activities involving Aryeh Deri may be widening according to a Channel 10 News report. The report states the allegedly illegal activities involving the senior minister and his brother not only involve real estate, but other financial corruption offenses. According to the report filed by correspondent Baruch Kra, the alleged law-breaking was ...    Full Story »

Anticipation Builds For Veretzky Rebbe Visit to United States (2 opinions)

Anticipation Builds For Veretzky Rebbe Visit to United StatesChassidim and admirers of the Veretzky Rebbe Shlita are readying themselves for the Rebbes upcoming visit to America. The Rebbe is a direct decedent of Zidichov, a 10th generation Ainikel of the Baal Shem Tov. The Rebbe is renowned for his genuine warmth, ahavas yisroel and a poel yeshuous.  Visitors to the Rebbe are taken by the Rebbes overabundance of fatherly love and warmth, deep ...    Full Story »

Cruz Launches Blistering Attack On Trump (3 opinions)

Cruz Launches Blistering Attack On TrumpTed Cruz is launching a blistering attack on his rival Donald Trump, saying that if Indiana lets Trump win Tuesday's presidential primary, America is "looking, potentially, at the Biff Tannen" presidency, a reference to the 1980's film "Back to the Future." "We are not a proud, boastful, self-centered, mean spirited, hateful, bullying nation," Cruz told reporters in Evansville, ...    Full Story »

Machpelah Closed To Jews On Wednesday To Accommodate A Muslim Holiday

Machpelah Closed To Jews On Wednesday To Accommodate A Muslim HolidayThe Machpelah Authority announced on Tuesday 25 Nissan that the site will be closed to Jews on Wednesday, 26 Nissan to accommodate a Muslim holiday. For those who daven neitz and other visitors, they will have to congregate outside on the steps. The site will reopen to Jews on Thursday, 27 Nissan at 4:00 AM. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Halachic Estate Planning- Everyone Needs a Will (1 opinions)

Halachic Estate Planning- Everyone Needs a WillBy: Isaac Yedid, Esq. & Raymond Zeitoune, Esq. What is a Will? A Will is a legal document that provides specific instructions as to how a person's assets should be distributed upon his or her death. This article will touch on a few reasons why it is important for everyone, young or old, wealthy or not, to write a Will. Protect Your Family Many young couples mistakenly ...    Full Story »

Three IDF Soldiers Struck in Vehicular Terror Attack Near Dolev [UPDATED 7:32PM IL]

Three IDF Soldiers Struck in Vehicular Terror Attack Near Dolev [UPDATED 7:32PM IL]Three people have been injured in what appears to be a vehicular terror attack near Yishuv Dolev, in the Binyamin Regional Council of the Shomron. A more exact location according to the IDF is Parsa Junction, which is near the community of Dolev. It appears the victims, IDF soldiers, were struck inside the PA (Palestinian Authority) village Ein Ariv, which is very near Dolev. ...    Full Story »


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