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Amid Packing Boxes And Tears, Staffers Leaving White House (2 opinions)

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Amid Packing Boxes And Tears, Staffers Leaving White House
They line up near the Oval Office, down the hallway toward the Cabinet Room, trailed by their spouses and young kids in their finest clothes. When it's their turn, the White House staffers enter for a few private moments with President Barack Obama, a photo and a farewell hug from the boss. There's a mass exodus underway this week at the White House. As Obama holds his last news conference Wednesday, his staff is busy packing up their offices and turning in their BlackBerrys. For some who joined Obama's team right out of college, it's the ...

James Richardson Ashdod Manager Arrested

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James Richardson Ashdod Manager ArrestedA manager of a James Richardson storage facility in Ashdod is in custody after being documented stealing hundreds of items from the duty-free company. The suspect manages the storage facilty in the Port of Ashdod store of the company, with authorities reporting he has taken hundreds of items without paying for them. Some of the items taken were allegedly given to other employees of ...    Full Story »

Trump's Strategy on Mexico Could Be 'Dagger at Ohio' (1 opinions)

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Trump's Strategy on Mexico Could Be 'Dagger at Ohio'President-elect Donald Trump's threats to firms using Mexico as a manufacturing base will be counterproductive and could eventually cost thousands of American jobs, Lawrence Summers, the former U.S. Treasury Secretary, warned Wednesday. Summers noted that Trump's "rhetoric and announced policies" over Mexico have led to a big fall in the value of the Mexican peso against the ...    Full Story »

Urgent Letter Issued By Rav Chaim Kanievsky on Behalf of Anonymous Talmid Chacham

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Trump's Strategy on Mexico Could Be 'Dagger at Ohio'[SEE LETTER BELOW] This month, Rav Chaim Kanievsky issued a personal plea on behalf of an anonymous man reportedly drowning in debt. The identity of this talmid chacham is unknown. However many are struck by the strong nature of Rav Chaim's appeal, as well as the temporary nature of the campaign.     Full Story »

A Former MK And 13 Others Arrested In Growing Bribery Investigation (2 opinions)

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A Former MK And 13 Others Arrested In Growing Bribery InvestigationOn Wednesday morning 20 Teves, 14 suspects including a former Member of Knesset were questioned by police in the National Fraud Investigations Unit. Many or most of the suspects were arraigned with police seeking to extend their remand in the widening case. The investigation involves the Netivei Yisrael National Transportation Infrastructure Company, https://www.iroads.co.il/en an ...    Full Story »

Australia Defends End of MH370 Hunt; Investigation Continues

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Australia Defends End of MH370 Hunt; Investigation ContinuesAustralian officials defended their suspension of the fruitless deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, insisting on Wednesday that the enormous costs involved played no role in their decision to halt the nearly three-year hunt. Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester also said that while the search had been called off on Tuesday, work behind the scenes would go ...    Full Story »

Haley Supports Moving US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem (1 opinions)

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Haley Supports Moving US Embassy in Israel to JerusalemSouth Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley pledged her support for moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a shift firmly endorsed by Donald Trump but one that could trigger more violence in the Middle East. Haley, Trump's pick to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday that she "absolutely" backs the embassy ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin To Have A Pacemaker Installed

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President Rivlin To Have A Pacemaker InstalledPresident Reuven Rivlin over the weekend will be hospitalized for 24 hours to have a cardiac pacemaker installed. He will resume his presidential authority throughout the entire hospitalization period. The procedure will be done without anesthesia and doctors hope to release him to rest in the President’s Residence upon completion of the procedure. (YWN – Israel Desk, ...    Full Story »

Christie: Wife Refused to Move to Washington for Trump Post (5 opinions)

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Christie: Wife Refused to Move to Washington for Trump PostNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie turned down several jobs in the Trump administration because his wife refused to move to Washington, the governor said Wednesday. Speaking on New York radio station WFAN's "Boomer and Carton" program, Christie said that influenced his decision on accepting any of the positions offered by Republican President-elect Donald Trump. "He didn't offer me a ...    Full Story »

Minister Erdan: MK Odeh Incited Violence In Um Chiran

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Minister Erdan: MK Odeh Incited Violence In Um ChiranPublic Security Minister Gilad Erdan responded to the fatal vehicular terror attack and clashes between Bedouins and security forces in Um Chiran in southern Israel Wednesday morning 20 Teves, explaining that the High Court ruled in ...    Full Story »

Emergency Teleconference Convened In Response To Measles Outbreak In Los Angeles Jewish Community (3 opinions)

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Emergency Teleconference Convened In Response To Measles Outbreak In Los Angeles Jewish CommunityAn emergency teleconference was convened last week by Rabbi Hershy Z. Ten, (President of Bikur Cholim in Los Angeles) in response to a recent measles outbreak that originated in the Los Angeles, Jewish community. As of today, there are 17 confirmed cases of measles in Los Angeles County. More than 70 Jewish day school faculty and synagogue rabbis throughout Greater Los Angeles called ...    Full Story »

Illegal Buildings Being Razed In Um Chiran

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Illegal Buildings Being Razed In Um ChiranSecurity authorities have completed their work at the scene of the fatal vehicular terror attack earlier today, and officials have begun with the demolition of illegal buildings in the Bedouin community in southern ...    Full Story »

Were Opportunities for Clues From MH370 Debris Missed?

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Were Opportunities for Clues From MH370 Debris Missed?Three nations shelled out around $160 million and years' worth of work on the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The result: No plane. The only tangible — and arguably most important — clues into what happened to the aircraft have come courtesy of ordinary citizens, who bore the costs themselves. The deep-sea sonar search for the vanished Boeing 777 was ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Live Gunfire Was Directed At Police At Um Chiran (1 opinions)

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WATCH: Live Gunfire Was Directed At Police At Um Chiran[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Following the preliminary investigation into the Wednesday morning events in the Bedouin village of Um Chiran, security authorities have permitted publishing details that were ...    Full Story »

With Clemency for Manning, Attention Turns to WikiLeaks Head

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With Clemency for Manning, Attention Turns to WikiLeaks HeadPresident Barack Obama's decision Tuesday to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker's case: Julian Assange. On Twitter last week, Assange's anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks posted, "If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ case." Obama's move will test ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin's Statement Following The Murder Of Sgt. Erez Levi In Vehicular Terror Attack

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President Rivlin's Statement Following The Murder Of Sgt. Erez Levi In Vehicular Terror AttackPresident Reuven Rivlin issued the following statement on Wednesday, 20 Teves, following the fatal vehicular terror attack in the Bedouin community of Um Chiran. Staff-Sgt. Erez Levi HY”D was murdered in the attack. “We are in the midst of a terrible event, in which Sgt. Erez Levi was murdered by a terrorist in a abhorrent terror attack. At this difficult time, all our hearts are ...    Full Story »

Hebrew Video: Senior Police Commander Explains Events At Um Chiran

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The above statements to the media were given by the Israel Police Deputy Southern District Commander on Wednesday, 20 Teves 5777. The senior commander spoke to the press about ten hours after the attack, explaining the events as they transpired. (YWN ...    Full Story »

Pence Promises Big Investment in Infrastructure (1 opinions)

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Pence Promises Big Investment in InfrastructureVice President-elect Mike Pence pledged to a group of mayors that the Trump administration will make a serious investment in infrastructure, and he told diplomats that Trump and his incoming team share "a commitment to engage with all of the world." Speaking Tuesday to a meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors, Pence said President-elect Donald Trump told him to pass on ...    Full Story »

Historic Yom Tefilla For Cholei Yisroel Across Multiple Communities (1 opinions)

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Historic Yom Tefilla For Cholei Yisroel Across Multiple CommunitiesTODAY! Thousands are gathering in unity for the community to show solidarity and beseech rachmei shomayim for choilei yisroel. In an unprecedented day of tefilla and tzedaka, thousands have opened their homes, their workplaces, their schools, their kollelim to say tehillim and take part in these auspicious hours. They will all pause for a cause. And you can be a part of ...    Full Story »

WoW 'Tefilla Gathering' At The Kosel Planned For Thursday Morning (3 opinions)

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WoW 'Tefilla Gathering' At The Kosel Planned For Thursday MorningThe Women of the Wall (WoW) organization will on Thursday, 21 Teves, host a "Tefilla gathering" at the Kosel beginning at 7:00AM. The timing is no coincidence, marking almost a year since the January 31, 2016 decision by the government to permit the egalitarian prayer area near the Kosel, a decision which has yet to be implemented. WoW officials point out that Prime Minister Binyamin ...    Full Story »

Trump Meets With Supreme Court Candidate (3 opinions)

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Trump Meets With Supreme Court CandidatePresident-elect Donald Trump has met with one of the judges on his short list for potential Supreme Court nominees, less than two weeks before he is expected to announce his choice for the nation's highest court. Judge William Pryor, an Alabama-based judge on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, met with Trump in New York on Saturday, said two people familiar with the meeting. ...    Full Story »
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Both George H.W. Bush And Barbra Bush Hospitalized (1 opinions)

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Both George H.W. Bush And Barbra Bush HospitalizedBoth President George H.W. Bush and former frst lady Barbara Bush are now in a Houston hospital and will not attend Friday's inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. The 92-year-old former president on Wednesday was moved to intensive care at Houston Methodist Hospital after being admitted on Saturday, his office said in a statement. "Shortly after our previous report on ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Comments On Terror Attack In Um Chiran

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VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Comments On Terror Attack In Um Chiran[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issued the following statement on Wednesday, 20 Teves, following the fatal vehicular terror attack in the Bedouin community of Um Chiran. Staff-Sgt. Erez Levi HY”D was murdered in the attack. Prior to issuing the statement the Prime Minister was briefed by Police Chief Roni Alsheich. "I send condolences to the family ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Police Aerial Surveillance Video Of Fatal Um Chiran Vehicular Ramming Attack

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The following aerial surveillance police video shows the terrorist vehicle as it was heading towards border police on Wednesday morning 20 Teves in Um Chiran, a Bedouin community in southern Israel. Policeman Erez Levi HY”D was     Full Story »

Inaugural Speech Is Trump's Time to Rise to the Moment (1 opinions)

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Inaugural Speech Is Trump's Time to Rise to the MomentTradition suggests it's time for Donald Trump to set aside the say-anything speaking style and rise to the inaugural moment. But bucking tradition, or ignoring it altogether, is what got Donald Trump to his inaugural moment. When Trump stands on the west front of the Capitol on Friday and delivers his inaugural address, all sides will be waiting to see whether he comes bearing a ...    Full Story »

Health Ministry Alert Pertaining To Drinking Coffee In Coffee Shops And Cafes (1 opinions)

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Health Ministry Alert Pertaining To Drinking Coffee In Coffee Shops And CafesIsrael’s Ministry of Health has issued a warning about drinking coffee in coffee shops and cafes. The report states the water emanating from the various brewing machines contains an unacceptably high level of lead, which is harmful to one’s health. The ministry inspected hundreds of machines in Israel, reporting they fail to meet ministry standards. Channel 2 News reported the ...    Full Story »

NY Senate Passes Senator Felder's Bill to Stop de Blasio's Bag Tax (1 opinions)

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NY Senate Passes Senator Felder's Bill to Stop de Blasio's Bag TaxThe New York State Senate today overwhelmingly passed a bill (S362) to prevent Mayor de Blasio from taxing New Yorkers for using plastic or paper shopping bags. The Senate’s bill has been sent to the Assembly, where it is being sponsored by Assemblyman Michael Cusick (A1250) and must now be voted on. Mayor de Blasio's legislation is due to take effect on February 15 unless the ...    Full Story »

Obama Supreme Court Nominee Returning to Bench as Judge

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Obama Supreme Court Nominee Returning to Bench as JudgeSupreme Court nominee Merrick Garland is putting on his judge's robes again. The chief judge of the D.C. Circuit stopped hearing cases last March after he was nominated by President Barack Obama to fill the seat of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Senate Republicans successfully blocked his confirmation and now he's returning to the bench Wednesday. It will be the first time ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin Meets With US Ambassador Shapiro As He Completes His Term

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President Rivlin Meets With US Ambassador Shapiro As He Completes His TermPresident Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday afternoon 19 Teves, met in his residence with US Ambassador Dan Shapiro who was in the last days of his term in the post of US Ambassador to Israel. President Rivlin thanked Ambassador Shapiro for his work and said, “Mr. Ambassador it is a farewell party nevertheless we know we will meet you many times; as one who will live with us in Israel for ...    Full Story »

Shulchan Aruch "Chelek Ha'Chamishi" - Part II

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Shulchan Aruch [COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Rav Mordechai Avromovsky has never missed a levaya in Zichron Yaakov since becoming the city's Chief Rabbi decades ago. When an elderly, barely-frum member of his shul passed away a few years ago, as usual Rav Avromovsky attended the levaya and then was menachem the aveilim at the family's home. Rabbi Avromovsky led the minyan there and even showed the ...    Full Story »

The Excitement Builds Up As Thousands Prepare To Take Part In The 'Dirshu' Convention Which Will Be Livestreamed On Motzai Shabbos!

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The Excitement Builds Up As Thousands Prepare To Take Part In The 'Dirshu' Convention Which Will Be Livestreamed On Motzai Shabbos!YOU CAN TAKE PART BY TUNING IN AND JOINING KLAL YISROEL IN THE CELEBRATION! KEYNOTE SESSION AT DIRSHU CONVENTION TO BE LIVESTREAMED HERE! This Motzai Shabbos, Dirshu, celebrating its 20 th year, will hold its annual convention. Dirshu, under the direction of its founder and Nasi, Rav Dovid Hofstedter, has caused a revolution in the Torah world: Shiurim, tests, kiruv and ...    Full Story »

DeVos Pledges Not to Undo Public Education, Pushes Choice

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DeVos Pledges Not to Undo Public Education, Pushes ChoiceIn a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged that she would not seek to dismantle public schools amid questions by Democrats about her qualifications, political donations and long-time work advocating for charter schools and school choice. DeVos said she would address "the needs of all parents and students" but that a one-size fits all ...    Full Story »


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