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Naftali Bennett Allay's Fears of Assimilation in the State of Israel

Naftali Bennett Allay's Fears of Assimilation in the State of Israel
Addressing a Judaism & Democracy event at Bar Ilan University last week, Bayit Yehudi party leader Education Minister Naftali Bennett shared his vision and understanding of classic and current Zionism, as well as the significance of Theodore Herzl’s actions, which he feels account for our survival today. “We are now in the largest area since the time of King David. We had a lot of confidence at the end of the period of the Second Beis HaMikdash which enabled posterity and pluralism. Beis Shammai and Beis Hillel permitted ...

Rav Landau Addresses Bnei Brak's Fast Food Eateries and a Breakdown in Modesty Standards

Rav Landau Addresses Bnei Brak's Fast Food Eateries and a Breakdown in Modesty StandardsSpeaking at a yahrzeit seuda for his father, Av Beis Din Bnei Brak HaGaon HaRav Yehuda Leib Landau Shlita spoke out against fast food stores in the Torah city. He stated some twenty of these stores have opened and this has led to people eating in the streets of the city. Rav Landau marked the thirtieth yahrzeit of his father HaGaon HaRav Yaakov Landau ZT”L with the annual seudas ...    Full Story »

My Close Friend Passed Away and now Their Children are Making a Wedding in 10 Days

Rav Landau Addresses Bnei Brak's Fast Food Eateries and a Breakdown in Modesty Standards[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] I have been a close friend and Rabbi to this family for nearly thirty years, going back to even before their marriage. For the last several months I have been witness, daily, to the toll that this tragedy has taken on their family. There are seven children living at home, all of whom have had to look to the father for virtually all of their needs while ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Alan Dershowitz Brilliantly Strikes down Anti-Israel Question at Conference

Famed US lawyer and political commentator Alan Dershowitz, recently gave a talk and showed his strong passion for the Israeli state. After his speech at a conference he allowed the audience a chance to ask him questions. A woman of Palestinian origin gave ...    Full Story »

British Judge Quits Following Investigation Over Anti-Semitic Comments

British Judge Quits Following Investigation Over Anti-Semitic CommentsA British judge in northern London resigned prior to his impending removal over anti-Semitic comments he made on Facebook, the U.K.-based Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA) grassroots group announced Thursday. Following an official year-long investigation into the matter, CAA cited the British Judicial Conduct Investigations Office as saying that magistrate Abul “Abz” Hussain ...    Full Story »

Fire Breaks Out in Modi'in Illit Talmid Torah on Sunday Morning

Fire Breaks Out in Modi'in Illit Talmid Torah on Sunday MorningA fire was reported on Sunday morning 28 Shevat in the Klall Chassidim Talmid Torah in Modi’in Illit. The fire, which began shortly after the day began, was traced to an electric box. B’chasdei Hashem the fire department response was quick and the blaze was extinguished without incident. No injuries were reported. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

VIDEO: Rahat Terrorist Flees the Scene of the Stabbing Attack

VIDEO: Rahat Terrorist Flees the Scene of the Stabbing Attack[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A day after the stabbing attack in the Bedouin community of Rahat in which an Israeli woman in her 60s was moderately wounded, an area surveillance video shows the terrorists fleeing the ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Confers with the Attorney General Regarding MKs Who Meet with Families of Terrorists

PM Netanyahu Confers with the Attorney General Regarding MKs Who Meet with Families of TerroristsAt the start of the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, 28 Shevat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the meeting that recently took place involving Arab Members of Knesset Hanin Zoabi, Dr. Ahmed Tibi, Basel Ghattas, and Jamal Zahalka, who met with families of terrorists that perpetrated attacks in Israel in the ongoing wave of Palestinian terrorism. The Prime Minister said, ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: 20 Cars Fall Through Ice At Lake Geneva's Winterfest

VIDEO: 20 Cars Fall Through Ice At Lake Geneva's WinterfestThe following is via Breaking911.com: At least 20 cars sank into Lake Geneva on Saturday after visitors attending Winterfest in Wisconsin were allowed to park on the frozen ice. Emergency services had to pull many of the vehicles out of the water after the vehicles fell ...    Full Story »

MK Gafne Agreed to Consult the Ukraine on Budget Balancing

MK Gafne Agreed to Consult the Ukraine on Budget BalancingMK Moshe Gafne, chairman of the Knesset Finance Committee last week with Oleg Vyshniakov, Jewish-Ukrainian businessman and honorary consul of Israel in the Ukraine. In the meeting, which took place in MK Gafne’s office at the Knesset, the two agreed to conduct a series of meeting between MK Gafni and Ukrainian government officials in order to consult them on how to balance the ...    Full Story »

14 Holocaust Survivors Sue Hungary In U.S. Court

14 Holocaust Survivors Sue Hungary In U.S. CourtFourteen Hungarian Holocaust survivors have filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. against the Hungarian government and its national train company for cooperation with the Nazis, complicity in the deportation of more than 500,000 Hungarian Jews, and confiscation of property. Currently, Hungary does not compensate Holocaust survivors or their heirs, nor has the country ever been ...    Full Story »

Rav Mazuz Blasts Agreement with Reform And Conservative Movements at the Kosel

Rav Mazuz Blasts Agreement with Reform And Conservative Movements at the KoselIn his weekly motzei Shabbos shiur, HaGaon HaRav Meir Mazuz Shlita, Rosh Yeshivas Kisei Rachamim spoke out harshly against the agreement reached that will provide an ...    Full Story »

FACT CHECK: Fumbles From The GOP Field: Cruz Tries To Tell An Iowa Tale, Trump Botches Tax Numbers

FACT CHECK: Fumbles From The GOP Field: Cruz Tries To Tell An Iowa Tale, Trump Botches Tax NumbersWhat happened in Iowa didn't stay in Iowa. And when it reached the stage in the latest Republican presidential debate, Ted Cruz had some explaining to do. Cruz wasn't quite square with the facts Saturday night when he explained why and how his campaign spread the false insinuation that rival Ben Carson was quitting the race after the Iowa caucuses. The episode was among a number of ...    Full Story »

Arab MKs Meet with Families of Slain Terrorists to Comfort Them

Arab MKs Meet with Families of Slain Terrorists to Comfort ThemIn their latest act of defiance, Arab Members of Knesset Hanin Zoabi, Dr. Ahmed Tibi, Basel Ghattas, and Jamal Zahalka met last weeks with families of terrorists that perpetrated attacks in Israel in the ongoing wave of Palestinian attacks that began on erev Rosh Hashanah 5776. The location of the meeting, which took place on Tuesday, was not disclosed. Prime Minister Binyamin ...    Full Story »

NYC: Snow Alert Issued For Monday

NYC: Snow Alert Issued For MondayThe New York City Department of Sanitation has issued an agency preparedness "Snow Alert" for Monday, February 8 at 3:00 a.m. A snow alert is not a weather forecast, but indicates the potential for winter precipitation. Calling a “Snow Alert” allows DSNY to begin to prepare for a possible response by loading salt spreaders, attaching plows (if necessary), preparing tire chains and ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Search To Bring New Square Man To Kever Yisroel Continues On Hudson River

PHOTOS: Search To Bring New Square Man To Kever Yisroel Continues On Hudson River[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The search for a missing New Square resident continued on Sunday morning in an along the Hudson River. Northeast Search and Rescue, a volunteer organization, along with New Square Emergency Services and Chaverim of Rockland launched two boats along with search dogs to try to find the missing man. Ramapo Police Chief joined the team prior to the ...    Full Story »

Police Confiscate Licensed Handgun of a Victim of a Rock Attack for Firing in the Air during an Attack (2 opinions)

Police Confiscate Licensed Handgun of a Victim of a Rock Attack for Firing in the Air during an AttackPolice on Shabbos afternoon Parshas Mishpatim, detained a 23-year-old Beit Orot Yeshiva talmid after he fired his licensed handgun in the air after he and his friends were attacked by Arabs throwing stones. The other talmidim, those who witnessed police taking their friend into custody questioned what he did to justify their actions. They told police when he fired into the air the ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Christie Feel 'Justified' With His Takedown Of Rubio In Debate

VIDEO: Christie Feel 'Justified' With His Takedown Of Rubio In Debate[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says "he felt justified" with his takedown of rival Marco Rubio in the latest GOP presidential debate. Christie is looking ahead to the general election, and he thinks Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee. On Sunday Christie was using Rubio's debate performance to speculate about how the Florida senator would ...    Full Story »

Empire State Building To Become Virtual Scoreboard For Superbowl 50 (2 opinions)

Empire State Building To Become Virtual Scoreboard For Superbowl 50You can follow the Super Bowl on the Empire State Building. The building will become a virtual scoreboard, tracking the game action. At kickoff, the building’s tower lights will be split in the colors of the Broncos and Panthers. Each score, the building will sparkle in the scoring team’s colors and remain lit for the team holding the lead. After the game, the building will ...    Full Story »

Court to Rule on Extending Ettinger's Detention (2 opinions)

Court to Rule on Extending Ettinger's DetentionOn the afternoon of Wednesday, 24 Shevat, a deliberation took place at the Central District Court in Lod on the case of administrative detainee Meir Ettinger who has been on a hunger strike for the past 16 days, during which time he lost consciousness. Ettinger has been under administrative detention for six months. At the deliberation the State requested that the court authorize the ...    Full Story »

HaRav Chaim Yisroel Belsky Memoriam by NY State Senator Simcha Felder

HaRav Chaim Yisroel Belsky Memoriam by NY State Senator Simcha FelderMy father, HaRav Tzvi Mordechai Felder, zt”l, was a Rav for more than 60 years, and in that capacity he was called upon to officiate at numerous funerals. Over the years, our community said goodbye to many Jewish men and women who had been born in Europe, but when my father saw the passing of a frum and eirliche Yid who had been raised in America, his praise was even more effusive. ...    Full Story »

David Wichs Z'L Killed by Falling Crane Eulogized as Generous, Kind

David Wichs Z'L Killed by Falling Crane Eulogized as Generous, KindDavid Wichs Z"L who was R"L killed by a collapsing crane was eulogized Sunday as a man of kindness and generosity as the final remnants of the crumpled steel were removed from the Manhattan street where they fell. Wichs, 38, has been described by relatives as a mathematical whiz who graduated from Harvard University and worked at a computerized-trading firm. His good deeds also ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Minister Steinitz: Egypt Flooded Hamas Terror Tunnels at Israel's Behest (1 opinions)

PHOTOS: Minister Steinitz: Egypt Flooded Hamas Terror Tunnels at Israel's Behest[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Speaking at a Shabbos culture event in Beersheva, Minister of National Infrastructure, Water & Energy Dr. Yuval Steinitz explained that Egypt’s flooding of Gaza terror tunnels was done at Israel’s behest. He explained that Egypt agreed to comply with the request and the flooding was done in cooperation with the IDF. The minister explained that ...    Full Story »
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License Plate Readers a Double-Edged Sword for NY Village (1 opinions)

License Plate Readers a Double-Edged Sword for NY VillageWhen this Long Island village switched on its "ring of steel" last fall, it knew it was getting a potent policing tool. The system of 27 cameras would scan the license plate of every single vehicle that rolled into town. If a wanted criminal drove through, the system would sound an alert. If someone burglarized a house, the data could be mined to see who was on the road at the ...    Full Story »

Brazil Succeeds in Defying FM Appointment - Danny Dayan Will Not Serve as Ambassador (1 opinions)

Brazil Succeeds in Defying FM Appointment - Danny Dayan Will Not Serve as AmbassadorThe Knesset Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee convened on Sunday, 28 Shevat, discussing Brazil’s tenacious objections to the appointment of Danny Dayan as the new Israeli ambassador to that country. The appointment of Dayan as the next Israeli ambassador to Brazil was made in August 2015 but that country has     Full Story »

Clinton Seeks To Cut Into Sanders' New Hampshire Advantage

Clinton Seeks To Cut Into Sanders' New Hampshire AdvantageTrailing rival Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton sought to summon another New Hampshire comeback on Saturday but faced blunt questions about her trustworthiness and explanation of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi. Clinton campaigned throughout New Hampshire's voter-rich southern belt in hope of overcoming Sanders' steady lead heading into Tuesday's first-in-the-nation primary. The ...    Full Story »

Sudanese National Perpetrated Ashkelon Stabbing Attack

Sudanese National Perpetrated Ashkelon Stabbing AttackIt is reported that a Sudanese national perpetrated the stabbing attack near the Ashkelon Central Bus Station on Sunday morning, 28 Shevat. An IDF soldier was lightly wounded in the attack. The terrorist, Kamal Hassan, ...    Full Story »

Rubio Comes Under Withering Criticism In Republican Debate After Rise In Polls (1 opinions)

Rubio Comes Under Withering Criticism In Republican Debate After Rise In PollsMarco Rubio faced withering criticism of his readiness to be president and his policy depth in the last Republican debate before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and other candidates launched an aggressive campaign to slow the Florida senator's rise. Rubio's responded with an uneven performance on Saturday night that could hurt his bid to emerge as ...    Full Story »

A REAL HERO! Retired FDNY Firefghter Meets With Man He Saved From Building 14 Years Ago (2 opinions)

A REAL HERO! Retired FDNY Firefghter Meets With Man He Saved From Building 14 Years Ago"When we walked in, the fire was on the first floor and the flames were lapping up the stairs. Firefighter David Martin knocked back the flames with an extinguisher and we ran up to find the kids. It was very hot, and the smoke was so thick, we had no sight at all. I followed faint sounds to find one of the brothers. Normally I would have taken him to the window, but they were barred. ...    Full Story »

Erlau Rebbe Released from Hospital on Erev Shabbos

Erlau Rebbe Released from Hospital on Erev ShabbosB’chasdei Hashem, the Erlau Rebbe Shlita, the elder of the admorim, was released from Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital shortly before Shabbos. The rebbe arrived in a private vehicle earlier in the week fearing he may have ...    Full Story »

YWN Interviews Shomer Shabbos Former Superbowl Champion Alan 'Shlomo' Veingrad

YWN Interviews Shomer Shabbos Former Superbowl Champion Alan 'Shlomo' Veingrad[AUDIO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The following is from the YWN archives, 2/06/2011: Just a few hours before the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers face off in the Superbowl, YWN had the opportunity to interview the only Shomer Shabbos Jewish Superbowl Champ – who actually played for the ...    Full Story »

Crane That Collapsed, Killing 1, Is Removed From NYC Street

Crane That Collapsed, Killing 1, Is Removed From NYC StreetA construction crane has been removed from the New York City street where it collapsed, killing a pedestrian. The area in lower Manhattan was still blocked off Sunday morning, but the crumpled steel from the 565-foot-long crane is now gone. Work crews had sliced it up into dozens of pieces. They used other cranes to load the pieces onto flatbed trucks. Other workers have been ...    Full Story »

What N. Korea Rocket Launch May Mean For Region And World

What N. Korea Rocket Launch May Mean For Region And WorldNorth Korea launched a long-range rocket Sunday, the first day of its announced eight-day launch window and about a month after the country's fourth nuclear test led to international condemnation. Already, world leaders are lining up to condemn the launch, which is being described as a potential threat to regional and world security. For help on what it all means, some things to ...    Full Story »

FULL VIDEO: GOP New Hampshire Debate By ABC News (1 opinions)

Complete 8th Republican Presidential Debate with candidates Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio, Dr. Ben Carson, former Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Chris Christie and Gov. John Kasich, hosted by ABC News on Saturday night February 6, 2016 in Manchester, ...    Full Story »

Makeshift Shul in Memory of 3 Gush Etzion Kedoshim HY'D Targeted by Arab Vandals

Makeshift Shul in Memory of 3 Gush Etzion Kedoshim HY'D Targeted by Arab VandalsIn another Arab hate crime, the shul established in memory of the three Gush Etzion kedoshim HY”D, about 100 meters from the community of Karmei Tzur. The makeshift shul was set up in a caravan in the outpost in ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Alan Dershowitz Brilliantly Strikes down Anti-Israel Question at Conference

Famed US lawyer and political commentator Alan Dershowitz, recently gave a talk and showed his strong passion for the Israeli state. After his speech at a conference he allowed the audience a chance to ask him questions. A woman of Palestinian origin gave a long winded question/statement, in which Dershowitz brilliantly shot down all her points, logically and brilliantly.

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FULL VIDEO: GOP New Hampshire Debate By ABC News (1 opinions)

Complete 8th Republican Presidential Debate with candidates Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio, Dr. Ben Carson, former Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Chris Christie and Gov. John Kasich, hosted by ABC News on Saturday night February 6, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire, moderated by "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir and Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and co-anchor of "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" Martha Raddatz.

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