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Policeman Injured in Arab Violence in Yerushalayim

Policeman Injured in Arab Violence in YerushalayimDozens of masked Arabs attacks police in the Jabil Mukhaber neighborhood of Yerushalayim on Monday morning 6 Elul. One policeman sustained light injuries after being hit with a rock. There are no reports explaining what may have precipitated the latest round of Arab violence. In another incident on Monday, police arrested five youths from Shuafat for throwing rocks at the Jerusalem ...    Full Story »

5 Things To Know About New York's Election Season

5 Things To Know About New York's Election SeasonHere are some key things to watch as New York's election season unfolds: GOV. ANDREW CUOMO FACES A PRIMARY CHALLENGE Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout faces the governor in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary with little name recognition and daunting odds against the well-funded Cuomo. PRIMARIES FOR BREAKAWAY DEMOCRATS Independent Democratic Conference leader Jeff Klein is ...    Full Story »

Slonim Clarifies Policy Regarding Reporting to IDF Draft Offices

Slonim Clarifies Policy Regarding Reporting to IDF Draft OfficesLast week it was reported that the rebbe shlita instructed his chassidim not to report to draft centers, adopting the policy of HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach Shlita. A clarification is now being announced. Rosh Yeshiva Slonim Shlita ...    Full Story »

Silver Spring, MD: Rian Avraham Khalder Dies After Being Trapped Under Boulder For 2 Hours

Silver Spring, MD: Rian Avraham Khalder Dies After Being Trapped Under Boulder For 2 HoursA Silver Spring, Maryland, man died Sunday afternoon when rocks -- including one large boulder -- gave way on a trail along the Potomac River. Rian Avraham Khalder, 25, ended up trapped for more than two hours under a boulder, officials say. Khalder had been hiking with his 14-year-old brother and had been rock climbing on an island near the Angler Inn boat ramp when the rocks ...    Full Story »

Degel Officials Complain Over Severe Overcrowding in Jerusalem Schools (1 opinions)

Degel Officials Complain Over Severe Overcrowding in Jerusalem SchoolsMKs affiliated with Degel Hatorah are making noise, displeased by the severe overcrowding that exists in schools in Yerushalayim. The MKs visited kindergartens in the Ramat area of the capital and they were shocked to see the conditions that exist. As the nation’s public schools open their doors for the 5775 school year today, Monday 6 Elul, Degel elected officials visited ...    Full Story »
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Date Selected for Jerusalem Rabbinate Elections

Date Selected for Jerusalem Rabbinate ElectionsThe Jerusalem Election Committee which is responsible for arranging elections for new chief rabbis of the capital has decided on a date for that election. In a meeting held in the presence of Mayor Nir Barak and other officials, the decision was made to hold the election 27 Tishrei 5775, which corresponds to October 21, 2014. This is in line with a commitment made to the Supreme Court ...    Full Story »

Indictment to be Filed Against Former Chief Rabbi Metzger

Indictment to be Filed Against Former Chief Rabbi MetzgerAfter examining the evidence in the case and hearing the rabbi’s version of the events, the state prosecutor has decided to move ahead with a criminal indictment against former Chief Rabbi Yonah Metzger, who will face a number of charges including tax evasion and accepting bribes. Israel Police submitted its investigation to the prosecutor’s office about a half a year ago with a ...    Full Story »

Maran R’ Kanievsky Shlita is Menachem Avel Parents of 5-Year-Old Girl (1 opinions)

Maran R’ Kanievsky Shlita is Menachem Avel Parents of 5-Year-Old GirlHaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita was menachem aveil to the parents of the 5-year-old Bnei Brak girl who was run over and killed last week R”L. Rav Chaim Shlita sat aside the bereaved parents to comfort them, telling ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn Man Charged In Shooting Of NYPD Officer (1 opinions)

Brooklyn Man Charged In Shooting Of NYPD OfficerA Brooklyn man who allegedly shot a NYPD officer faces attempted murder charges after police officer was injured in a shooting in Brooklyn early Sunday morning. Naim Owens, 22, is also charged with assaulting a police officer and criminal weapons possession. Police say the altercation began around 2:30 a.m. near Gates Avenue and Marcus Garvey Boulevard. According to police, one ...    Full Story »

Sefer Nesivos Sholom Now in English

Sefer Nesivos Sholom Now in English[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  Nesivos Sholom. One of the most widely celebrated volumes on Jewish thought in recent history. The magnum opus of Reb Sholom Noach Berezovsky zt”l, saintly rebbe of a vibrant Chassidic dynasty, the impact of the Nesivos Sholom extends well beyond the tight-knit enclave of Slonimer adherents. Since its publication in the latter half of the twentieth ...    Full Story »

Surly 2014 Electorate Poised to 'Keep the Bums In (1 opinions)

Surly 2014 Electorate Poised to 'Keep the Bums InA surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4. With less than 10 weeks to the elections, Republicans and Democrats who assess the midterm contests say the power ...    Full Story »

Turkey Summons US Diplomat Over Spying Report

Turkey Summons US Diplomat Over Spying ReportThe Turkish foreign ministry has summoned the most senior U.S. diplomat in the country for clarification of a report about American and British spying in Turkey. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent said the U.S. charge d'affaires and Turkish officials had discussed the report Monday. German magazine Der Spiegel and the online magazine The Intercept said that documents provided by former ...    Full Story »

Iran President Urges Clerics to Tolerate Internet

Iran President Urges Clerics to Tolerate InternetIran's president Monday urged the country's clerics to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic. Hassan Rouhani made the appeal during a meeting with clerics in Tehran, where he said that the Internet is important for aspiring students and experts trying to access new knowledge ...    Full Story »

Israel: Northern Border Seems to be Heating Up

Israel: Northern Border Seems to be Heating UpHeavy exchanges of gunfire between government troops and rebel forces in Syria were reported on Monday morning 6 Elul. The heavy gunfire was heard close to Israel’s border. During the morning hours a mortar rocket exploded near the Quneitra Crossing inside Israel. B’chasdei Hashem there were no fatalities or injuries. Loud explosions were heard near the border during the morning ...    Full Story »

UK To Propose Controversial Anti-Terror Laws

UK To Propose Controversial Anti-Terror LawsBritain's prime minister is expected to expand powers to combat terrorism in hopes of preventing attacks by Islamist militants returning for terror training in the Middle East. David Cameron is unveiling a new package of legislation in the House of Commons on Monday. Talks with the Liberal Democrats, his partners in the governing coalition, stretched into late morning in hopes of ...    Full Story »

Texas' Perry Says Disparaging Tweet Unauthorized

Texas' Perry Says Disparaging Tweet UnauthorizedA tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power. The tweet was later deleted, followed by another from Perry’s account that disavowed the post. “A tweet just went out from my account that was unauthorized. ...    Full Story »

Israel Railways Resumes Service on the Sderot Line

Israel Railways Resumes Service on the Sderot LineWith the ceasefire with Hamas being honored, Israel Railways has announced the resumption of service on the Sderot line. The first trains departed from Ashkelon on Thursday 2 Elul at 16:52. Train service was interrupted during Operation Protective Edge for fear of a rocket striking a train. Minister of Transported Yisrael Katz consulted with IDF Homefront Command and other officials ...    Full Story »

Soldier Wounded In Mt. Scopus Attack Is 'Born Anew' (2 opinions)

Soldier Wounded In Mt. Scopus Attack Is 'Born Anew'B’chasdei Hashem, 25 days after being seriously wounded by terrorist gunfire in a Mr. Scopus, Yerushalayim terror attack, IDF soldier Sgt. Chen Schwartz was released from Hadassah Mt. Scopus Hospital on erev Shabbos 3 Elul. ...    Full Story »

Ethiopian Community Loses its Shul to Shas (16 opinions)

Ethiopian Community Loses its Shul to ShasWhen the heads of the shul serving the Ethiopian community of Kiryat Gat returned from Operation Protective Edge they were shocked to learn their beis Knesses was given away to a chareidi nonprofit. The shul leaders were among the tens of thousands called up to emergency military service and when they returned it became clear to them that they lost their shul. According to a Srugim ...    Full Story »

Italian Airline Crew Refuses to Remain in Israel Due to Costs (4 opinions)

Italian Airline Crew Refuses to Remain in Israel Due to CostsTwo hundred Israeli vacationers enjoying time abroad was faced with a dilemma when the crew of Italy’s Meridiana Air Lines refused to spend time in Israel. The flight departed from Milano on erev Shabbos 3 Elul, headed for Ben-Gurion International Airport. The plane however did an about face after the crew refused to remain in Israel. As a result, the Israeli passengers were ...    Full Story »

Report: Gaza Rehab Will Take 20 Years (6 opinions)

Report: Gaza Rehab Will Take 20 YearsAccording to the international Shelter Cluster organization, it will take twenty years to rehabilitate Gaza. International media organizations report that a post conflict look at Gaza signals the reconstruction of the area will take two decades. The report released on Friday 3 Elul states 17,000 buildings have been destroyed or sustained significant damage and 5,000 buildings require ...    Full Story »

Another IDF Soldier Dies of Injuries Sustained in Operation Protective Edge (1 opinions)

Another IDF Soldier Dies of Injuries Sustained in Operation Protective EdgeIDF Sgt. Shachar Shalev HY”D, 20, from Alonei HaBashan, became the 72nd fatality of Operation Protective Shield. Shalev was a member of the IDF paratroopers. He was injured by a bomb blast in Khan Yunis in southern Gaza on 25 Tammuz. He was hospitalized in Rambam Medical Center in Haifa since being wounded. He was niftar on Sunday, 5 Elul 5774. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

PM Netanyahu Under Fire Following Announced Budget Cuts (7 opinions)

PM Netanyahu Under Fire Following Announced Budget CutsPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is under fire from the left and right-wing following announced budget cuts following Operation Protective Edge. MK (Yahadut Hatorah) Moshe Gafne accuses Finance Minister Yair Lapid of operating in the dark. To cover the cost of the counter-terrorism operation in Gaza the cabinet will be approving a 2% cut in the budget of all government ministries. ...    Full Story »

3 NYPD Officers Hurt By Thrown Objects (1 opinions)

3 NYPD Officers Hurt By Thrown ObjectsPolice say three officers were hurt by objects that appeared to be thrown from a Manhattan rooftop. A spokeswoman says they're being treated Saturday night at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. She says the officers were hit around 10:30 p.m. near Edgecombe Avenue and West 163rd Street. (AP)
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UN Peacemakers Flee to Israel for Safety (2 opinions)

UN Peacemakers Flee to Israel for SafetyIsrael opened its border crossing on Shabbos to permit tens of Pilipino members of the UN peacekeeping force in Syria to enter the country to flee the rebel forces that took them hostage earlier. The border near the Quneitra Crossing is the location of ongoing fighting between rebels and Syrian government troops. The UN force was taken into custody on Thursday. They were not harmed ...    Full Story »

Main Memorial Event for Maran Highlights Shas' Split (8 opinions)

Main Memorial Event for Maran Highlights Shas' SplitThe event marking one year since the petira of Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L held on Thursday night in Binyanei Ha’uma only attracted a few thousand participants. At best, the event, which was intended to display achdus and growth, highlighted the split in the party between the Deri and Yishai factions. The event held on the eve of 3 Elul was one of 70 marking the first ...    Full Story »

Residents of Nachal Ohz: We Hope Ministers Will be True to their Word

Residents of Nachal Ohz: We Hope Ministers Will be True to their WordResidents of Kibbutz Nachal Ohz, a Gaza border community, have decided that following fifty days of round-the-clock rocket fire and warfare, and the death of a 4-year-old resident by rocket fire, they would remain in Kibbutz Orim in the northern Negev for an additional week. They admit that they are hopeful to return this week and hope to enjoy the upcoming Shabbos meal in their home ...    Full Story »

Eida Elders Protest the Draft & Serving in the IDF (5 opinions)

Eida Elders Protest the Draft & Serving in the IDFThere are a growing number of protests taking place in response to the incarceration to chareidi talmidim who refuse to report to IDF induction centers. One of the protests involved 70 elders of the Eida Chareidis, who gathered to protest the government’s actions. They recited Tehillim and displayed signs against IDF service. They reaffirmed their willingness to be moser nefesh to ...    Full Story »

Report Faults New York's Anti-Smoking Plan

Report Faults New York's Anti-Smoking PlanA new report from the American Cancer Society says New York state needs to do more to prevent smoking. The Cancer Action Network at the American Cancer Society analyzed the state's efforts to combat cancer through screenings, tobacco taxes, smoking bans and restrictions on tanning booths. While the state won high marks for breast and cervical cancer screening programs and ...    Full Story »


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