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Ministry of Agriculture Sets Standards to Safeguard the Public, Chickens & Minhag Kaporos

Ministry of Agriculture Sets Standards to Safeguard the Public, Chickens & Minhag Kaporos
The Ministry of Agriculture Veterinary Service has announced regulations that are intended to safeguard the safety of the public, minimize suffering of chickens and protect the minhag of kaporos ahead of Yom Kippur. Officials stress they are in no way seeking to interfere with the minhag, but they do plan to enforce regulations for the good of the general public. The regulations begin by announcing the transportation of chickens must be in accordance with the law, particularly pertaining to the health of the chickens to avoid the spreading ...

NJ: Union County Sheriff Urges Jewish Institutions to 'Think Security' For Upcoming High Holy Days

NJ: Union County Sheriff Urges Jewish Institutions to 'Think Security' For Upcoming High Holy DaysIn advance of the Jewish High Holidays, Acting Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan urges members of the Jewish community, cultural institutions and synagogues across the county to take stock of the security measures. There are no specific threats ahead of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur but security precautions are necessary. “Now is a vital time to confirm that security measures are ...    Full Story »

Israel: Tishrei & its Accompanying Foods

Israel: Tishrei & its Accompanying FoodsIsraeli will consume 800 tons of carp in Tishrei as opposed to 250 tons in a regular month. Amnon (tilapia) is also in demand, as in Tishrei 750 tons are consumed as opposed to 550 tons in regular months. The same holds true with other fish including buri (mullet); 250 tons instead of 170 tons. The experts report Israelis will consume about a kilogram (2.2 lbs.) monthly and that ...    Full Story »

Crack-Smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Diagnosed With Rare Cancer; Needs 40 Days Of Chemo

Crack-Smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Diagnosed With Rare Cancer; Needs 40 Days Of ChemoDoctors say Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will undergo 40 days of chemotherapy to treat a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer that forced him to drop his bid for re-election. Dr. Zane Cohen, a colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai hospital, said Wednesday Ford has a malignant liposarcoma. Ford has been hospitalized for a week with a tumor in his abdomen and the news of the cancer comes just days ...    Full Story »

Hikind Thanks NYS Dept Of Health For Accommodating Jewish Community Due To Rosh Hashanah

Hikind Thanks NYS Dept Of Health For Accommodating Jewish Community Due To Rosh HashanahAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) and NYC Public Advocate Letitia James had the highest praise for NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Department of Health (DOH) after being promised that the DOH system upgrade date/time will be changed to accommodate the Jewish community. Yesterday, Assemblyman Hikind brought attention to how disruptive it would be for community residents to ...    Full Story »

Gili's Goodies: More Than Just Gift Baskets

Gili's Goodies: More Than Just Gift BasketsOrdering a gift basket to Israel is easy. Getting one delivered with love is unique. It’s this special niche that Gail and David Ehrlich have carved out for themselves with the renowned Gili’s Goodies. From its modest beginnings in their Efrat home in 2001, the company has expanded to include everything from their signature cookies to an entire birthday party-in-a-box. And then ...    Full Story »

Israel: Hotels Angered Over 30 Percent Increase in the Cost of Kosher Supervision

Israel: Hotels Angered Over 30 Percent Increase in the Cost of Kosher SupervisionIsrael hoteliers are pooling their political clout to fight what they feel is an unjustifiable increase in the price of Rabbanut kashrus certification. They explain the price of keeping their kashrus certification will increase 30%. The hotels explain that this is poor timing as the hotels are feeling the aftermath of Operation Protective Edge. Shevi Shai, CEO of the Hoteliers ...    Full Story »

Virus Afflicting Children Shows Up In NYC Area

Virus Afflicting Children Shows Up In NYC AreaThe New York City area is seeing its first cases of the uncommon respiratory illness that has shown up in children in a dozen states. Health officials said Wednesday that a New York City child and a Long Island elementary school student have been diagnosed with enterovirus 68. Officials say the Long Island patient is recovering at home in North Hempstead. They didn't provide ...    Full Story »

Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Promote Diabetes (1 opinions)

Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Promote DiabetesUsing artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice. The authors said they are not recommending any changes in how people use artificial sweeteners based on their study, which included some human experiments. The researchers and outside experts said more study is ...    Full Story »

Australian Leader Warns of Planned Attack

Australian Leader Warns of Planned AttackCounterterrorism raids in Sydney on Thursday were sparked by security intelligence that the Islamic State movement was planning a public killing as a demonstration of its reach, the prime minister said Thursday. Australian police detained 15 people Thursday in a major counterterrorism operation, saying intelligence indicated a random, violent attack was being planned on Australian ...    Full Story »

Police Step Up Arrests of Arabs Involved in Attacks in Yerushalayim

Police Step Up Arrests of Arabs Involved in Attacks in YerushalayimFollowing the alarming increase in firebomb and rock-throwing attacks in areas of Yerushalayim in recent weeks, police are getting tough, increasing the number of arrests of suspected. Police and border police during the night (Tuesday to Wednesday, 22 Elul) arrested 22 Arabs allegedly involved in violent attacks in recent days. Police report some of the suspects are minors, ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn: BP Adams Hosts Emergency Preparedness Forum To Prepare Brooklynites For Future Disaster Scenarios

Brooklyn: BP Adams Hosts Emergency Preparedness Forum To Prepare Brooklynites For Future Disaster ScenariosBrooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams hosted a forum on emergency preparedness and hurricane readiness with the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Commissioner Joseph Esposito in the courtroom of Brooklyn Borough Hall. Along with representatives from the NYPD and FDNY, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), the American Red Cross, Con Edison, and National Grid, the ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Jerusalem Rabbinate Elections Nearing

WATCH: Jerusalem Rabbinate Elections Nearing  [VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] With elections for new Chief Rabbis of Yerushalayim about a month away, the behind the scenes deal making is in full swing. Earlier this week YWN-ISRAEL reported that former MK ...    Full Story »

NYC Report: Murders Down, Homelessness Up

NYC Report: Murders Down, Homelessness UpNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is releasing the first partial report card of his administration. The Mayor's Management Report is an annual snapshot of city operations. It covers the fiscal year, which runs from July 2013 to June 2014. De Blasio took office January 1. Prior to that, the city was led by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The city, which has benefited from ...    Full Story »

Sirens Sounding in Southern Israel [12:25 PM IL]

Sirens Sounding in Southern Israel [12:25 PM IL]  12:25: IDF officials reporting the sirens were false alarms and that there were no rocket attacks in southern Israel despite reports of explosions earlier. 12:07: There are reports the explosions were mortar rockets that exploded in Gaza, not Israel. There are also reports of light weapons fire from Gaza towards Israel. There is much confusion and contradicting reports. ...    Full Story »

Iran Rules Out Cooperating With US In Iraq

Iran Rules Out Cooperating With US In IraqIran's foreign minister on Wednesday ruled out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warned that the terrorist group poses a much broader global threat that needs new thinking to eradicate. Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran has serious doubts about the willingness and ability of the United States to react seriously to the "menace" from the ...    Full Story »

NASA's Maven Spacecraft Reaches Mars This Weekend (5 opinions)

NASA's Maven Spacecraft Reaches Mars This WeekendMars, get ready for another visitor or two. This weekend, NASA's Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet following a 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles. If all goes well, the robotic explorer will hit the brakes and slip into Martian orbit Sunday night. "I'm all on pins and needles. This is a critical event," NASA's director of planetary science, Jim Green, said ...    Full Story »

Giyur Bill Leads to Stormy Knesset Committee Session (2 opinions)

Giyur Bill Leads to Stormy Knesset Committee SessionIt was a stormy session of the Knesset Interior Committee on Wednesday 22 Elul as the Giyur Bill sponsored by MK Elazar Stern led to passionate responses from MKs. There was an exchange of accusations between Likud and Bayit Yehudi MKs, each blaming the other for the fact the bill has become so controversial. Committee Chairwoman MK Miri Regev explained she feels the bill she be ...    Full Story »

NYPD Officer Suspended After Kick Video Surfaces

NYPD Officer Suspended After Kick Video SurfacesA New York City police officer has been suspended after a video surfaced of a street fair altercation in Brooklyn. Police Commissioner William Bratton said Wednesday the officer has been stripped of his gun, badge and police duties while the department investigates. The video surfaced following the street fair last weekend. Bratton said the fair was supposed to end at 6 p.m. ...    Full Story »

Obama Praises House Vote on Arming Syrian Rebels

Obama Praises House Vote on Arming Syrian RebelsPresident Barack Obama praised a House vote Wednesday granting him authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, calling it an important step toward confronting the Islamic State group. The Republican-controlled House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to authorize the program. Final approval in the Senate was expected Thursday. Obama said in a statement ...    Full Story »

Former ISA Chief Comes to Bennett's Defense

Former ISA Chief Comes to Bennett's DefenseFormer ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) Director Yuval Diskin on Wednesday 22 Elul published an article criticizing the handing of Operation Protective Edge by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon. In his capacity as a former senior intelligence community chief, Diskin is not a stranger to cabinet briefings on security matters. Just a day ...    Full Story »

Senate: China Hacked Military Contractor Networks

Senate: China Hacked Military Contractor NetworksChina's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday. A yearlong investigation announced by the Senate Armed Services Committee ...    Full Story »

Meir Porush Consults With Mossad Chief Regarding Security During Rosh Hashanah In Uman (1 opinions)

Meir Porush Consults With Mossad Chief Regarding Security During Rosh Hashanah In UmanConcerned over ongoing events in the Ukraine and recent warnings released by Israel’s National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau, MK Meir Porush remains deeply concerned ahead of Rosh Hashanah. Porush is aware that next week, thousands of Israeli will be heading to Uman for Rosh Hashanah and he wants to know what measures are being taken to protect Jews from around the world ...    Full Story »

Holder Calls for Increased Whistleblower Rewards

Holder Calls for Increased Whistleblower RewardsThe Justice Department expects to bring criminal charges in the coming months in investigations involving financial institutions, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday as he called for better incentives for Wall Street whistleblowers who report crime. Holder did not describe the investigations in a speech at New York University's law school except to say that they're "focused ...    Full Story »

Rav Ronsky: I Did Not Leak Information & I Wasn't Expelled from the IDF

Rav Ronsky: I Did Not Leak Information & I Wasn't Expelled from the IDFIn response to reports that he leaked classified information and was ousted from the IDF reserves, former IDF Chief Rabbi Brigadier-General Avichai Ronsky states the story is simply not ...    Full Story »

Muted Expectations for Obama, Rouhani Meeting In NYC

Muted Expectations for Obama, Rouhani Meeting In NYCOne year ago, President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came close to ending the decades-long freeze on face-to-face meetings between their countries' leaders. Next week both men are scheduled to again be in New York for United Nations meetings but expectations for even a handshake are more muted than they were last fall. While lower level officials from both ...    Full Story »

This Sunday: Hachnosas Sefer Torah Lizecher Nishmas R' Shlomo Zakheim Z"L (2 opinions)

This Sunday: Hachnosas Sefer Torah Lizecher Nishmas R' Shlomo Zakheim ZIt has been one year since the Petira of R' Shlomo Zakheim Z”L, one of the greatest Baalei Chesed in this generation, and this coming Sunday, the Zakheim family will be completing Sefer Torah which was written in his memory. The Kesivas Osios will be at the Zakheim home, 1048 East 28th Street, starting at 3:00PM. The procession will leave the home at 5:00PM to Kollel Bnei Torah, ...    Full Story »
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Controversial Beit Shemesh School: Barriers Instead of Sheetrock Walls (6 opinions)

Controversial Beit Shemesh School: Barriers Instead of Sheetrock WallsJust this week the sheetrock wall was taken down in the Safot U’Tarbuot School in Beit Shemesh in line with the court order. In its place, a barrier of furniture has been placed into position to separate between the frum and non frum girls. When students arrived at the school on Wednesday morning 22 Elul, just a day after the wall was taken down, they were surprised to find that ...    Full Story »

NYC Police Increase Security in Times Square

NYC Police Increase Security in Times SquarePolice stepped up security in Times Square on Wednesday amid concerns that the mounting hostilities between the United States and the Islamic State group could have repercussions on U.S. soil. New York Police Department officials asserted that there's no credible information pointing to any terror plot against New York City. Nevertheless, they said residents and visitors will see more ...    Full Story »

Most Gaza Border Residents Weren't Surprised by Rocket Attack (1 opinions)

Most Gaza Border Residents Weren't Surprised by Rocket Attack1730or most residents of Gaza border communities, the mortar rocket attack to the Eshkol Regional Council area on Tuesday evening 21 Elul did not come as a surprise. Residents believe the attack was not an isolated incident as they ...    Full Story »

Pro-Hillary Clinton Group Helping Senate Democrats

Pro-Hillary Clinton Group Helping Senate DemocratsA pro-Hillary Rodham Clinton super PAC is dispatching staffers to key states before the fall elections and helping Senate candidates with fundraising, laying the foundation for a potential Clinton presidential bid in 2016. Ready for Hillary said Wednesday it would send more than two dozen staffers to 14 states key to Democrats' prospects in the November mid-term elections. The states ...    Full Story »

State Police: NYPD Officer In Double-Fatal Crash On NYS Thruway Was Drunk (2 opinions)

State Police: NYPD Officer In Double-Fatal Crash On NYS Thruway Was DrunkState police say a New York City police officer was drunk when he drove the wrong way on the state Thruway last month and crashed head-on into another car, killing both ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Angry Potesters Throw Ukrainian Member Of Parliament Into Trash Bin (5 opinions)

A angry group of men outside of the Ukrainian parliament grabbed a deputy and threw him into a rubbish bin on Tuesday. Vitaly Zhuravsky, once a member of former President Viktor Yanukovich's Party of the Regions, authored a bill in January severely tightening restrictions on anti-government protesters. In the past, he authored a bill criminalising libel. (YWN World Headquarters - NYC)

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Video Of Interest: US Embassy Tel Aviv - Remembering 9/11

At the 9/11 Living Memorial in Emek HaArazim near Jerusalem, the U.S. Embassy and KKL-JNF held a moving commemoration in the presence of an audience of over 250 guests. Families of victims of terror, a youth delegation from Young Judea, students from the Walworth Barbour American International School, diplomats, and first responders attended the eloquent ceremony. A representative of the Israeli victims’ families and a survivor who personally experienced the attacks on the Twin Towers that day spoke movingly to the assemblage. Ambassador Shapiro noted, "Today’s anniversary is a somber reminder that we still face threats of extremism and terrorism around the world. But it is also an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to work together with all civilized nations to confront these threats.” (YWN World Headquarters - NYC)

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