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PHOTOS: Trump Advisor Meets FJCC Leadership In Flatbush

PHOTOS: Trump Advisor Meets FJCC Leadership In Flatbush[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition (FJCC) recently hosted the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at the Trump Organization, and advisor to Donald Trump on Israel Policy, Jason Dov Greenblatt. This was Mr. Greenblatt's first visit to any Jewish community since Mr. Trump named Mr. Greenblatt as one of his top Israel advisors. Mr. ...    Full Story »

These Incredible and Educational European Tours are Just What Your Family Needs to Recharge

PHOTOS: Trump Advisor Meets FJCC Leadership In Flatbush[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Looking for a trip that is the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure? Education and rejuvenation? This summer, E & S Tours is providing the opportunity to discover worlds you never knew existed, rich with Jewish history and stunning landscapes. Whether it’s Italy with Rabbi Paysach Krohn, or Central Europe with Rabbi Ephraim E. Shapiro, you ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Agudath Israel's Episode 3: Thousands of Families Have Been Helped...

In advance of Agudath Israel's 94th Anniversary Dinner at the Hilton New York to take place iyH on June 5, 2016, we present a series of short, compelling videos for your viewing pleasure... Arguably, the most daunting task ...    Full Story »

Police Alerted After Maale Adumim Resident Enters PA Village

Police Alerted After Maale Adumim Resident Enters PA VillageA Maale Adumim resident on Wednesday 17 Iyar entered nearby el-Azariya, a PA (Palestinian Authority) village near his home community. He was planning to do some shopping but after he was out of contact for over an hour, police were alerted. A police patrol entered the village after hearing a report a Jewish man entered the village and the locals were beginning to gather around him. ...    Full Story »

This Week - Arab Village Rescuer & Cult Survivor in New York

Police Alerted After Maale Adumim Resident Enters PA Village[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]   A member of a Yad L'Achim rescue team who has delivered Jewish women and children from Arab villages and a former cult member who has made his way back to Judaism will be appearing in New York to tell their stories! Don't miss these important community events in your neighborhood (MONSEY, , QUEENS, BROOKLYN AND FIVE TOWNS / FAR ROCKAWAY). Yoav ...    Full Story »

Applications for US Unemployment Benefits Fell Last Week

Applications for US Unemployment Benefits Fell Last WeekFewer people sought unemployment aid last week for the second week in a row, the latest evidence that hiring is likely solid. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 268,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, increased to 278,500. The figures, along with other recent data, suggest the ...    Full Story »

Looking For a Job and Want Your Salary to Go Further?

Looking For a Job and Want Your Salary to Go Further?[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Are you a  professional who is looking for a job opportunity and want your salary to go further? Well Rochester, NY offers a wide array of job opportunities in many fields. Also, because of the ease of commuting in     Full Story »

Be a Partner in Writing a Sefer Torah … With a Chance to Own It

Be a Partner in Writing a Sefer Torah … With a Chance to Own It[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Masmid Govoha, the innovative learning program that runs in dozens of Yeshivos across the United States is announcing an exciting and unique opportunity. You can be a partner in writing a Sefer Torah, and by doing so, also have a chance to own the Sefer Torah upon completion! By sponsoring ...    Full Story »

Many Opt to Take Social Security Before Full Retirement Age

Many Opt to Take Social Security Before Full Retirement AgeTaking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Thursday found that 44 percent report Social Security will be their biggest source of income during their retirement years. Full ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: People Waited For Hours To Travel To Meron But There Were No Buses (2 opinions)

VIDEO: People Waited For Hours To Travel To Meron But There Were No Buses[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] In some area including Kiryat Belz and Har Nof in Yerushalayim, persons waited at bus stops for hours to head to Meron but the buses never arrived. This deals with people who purchased tickets in advance for a particular bus departing at a specific time but there was no bus. In Har Nof, some explain they were waiting close to 17:00 in the hope of being ...    Full Story »

Intruders Breach US Airport Fences About Every 10 Days

Intruders Breach US Airport Fences About Every 10 DaysUnder pressure to prevent people from sneaking onto runways and planes at major U.S. airports, authorities are cracking down — not on the intruders who slip through perimeter gates or jump over fences, but on the release of information about the breaches. A year after an Associated Press investigation first revealed persistent problems with airports' outer defenses, breaches remain ...    Full Story »

Dyslexia and the Hebrew Day School Student A Brief Overview (1 opinions)

Dyslexia and the Hebrew Day School Student A Brief Overview[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Dyslexia and the Hebrew Day School Student A Brief Overview By Mrs. Leah David M.S, Founder and Executive Director, Ohr HaLimud The Multi-Sensory Learning Center Fact: Today one in five students have a language-based learning problem. Of these students, 80% struggle with some form of Dyslexia. The term dyslexia is composed of two roots: Dys meaning ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Morning Report From Meron Says Total Collapse Of Bus Service (2 opinions)

PHOTOS: Morning Report From Meron Says Total Collapse Of Bus Service[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] According to early Lag B’Omer AM reports from Meron, the transportation collapsed, leaving thousands and thousands of people stranded. Travelers report the shuttle service that was supposed to be operational simply “vanished” for a number of hours as people stood around without an idea what is going on. Men, women and children are stranded in ...    Full Story »

Court: New Jersey Can't Give $11M to Religious Schools - Including $10.6 Million To Lakewood's BMG (2 opinions)

Court: New Jersey Can't Give $11M to Religious Schools - Including $10.6 Million To Lakewood's BMGNew Jersey cannot give $11 million in grants to two religious schools, including one of the largest ultra-Orthodox yeshivas in the world, an appeals court ruled Thursday. The state appeals court ruled the $10.6 million grant to the all-male Beth Medrash Govoha yeshiva in Lakewood and $645,323 to the Princeton Theological Seminary are unconstitutional. The American Civil Liberties ...    Full Story »

NJ Senate Speaker: Start Campaigning for Casinos Near NYC

NJ Senate Speaker: Start Campaigning for Casinos Near NYCThe head of New Jersey's state Senate says it's time to start a campaign to drum up support for two new casinos in the northern part of the state, near New York City. Steve Sweeney told the East Coast Gaming Congress and iGaming Institute that it won't be easy to get voters to approve the new casinos in a November referendum. Gov. Chris Christie says those proposed casinos are on ...    Full Story »

Four Rockets Fired Into Southern Israel On Wednesday Night (1 opinions)

Four Rockets Fired Into Southern Israel On Wednesday NightGaza-based terrorists fired four rockets into southern Israel on Wednesday night, the eve of Lag B’Omer. B’chasdei Hashem there were no fatalities or injuries as the rockets landed in open area. The Red Alert warning was not heard. The air force retaliated during the night, striking terrorist objectives in Gaza. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Two US Fighter Jets Collide Of The North Carolina Coast

Two US Fighter Jets Collide Of The North Carolina CoastThe Navy has identified the two aircraft that collided off the North Carolina coast as F/A-18 Super Hornet jet fighters. The Navy posted the information on its Twitter account Thursday. Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Canup says Coast Guard crews were notified about 10:30 a.m. Thursday of the collision about 25 miles east of North Carolina's Outer Banks. He ...    Full Story »

Belgian Broadcaster: Terrorists Planned to Strike Crowd

Belgian Broadcaster: Terrorists Planned to Strike CrowdState-run Belgian broadcaster RTBF says four suspected extremists detained by police were collecting money to buy arms and explosives and developing plans to strike at a crowded target like Antwerp's main train station. Belgian prosecutors have said all four suspects have been charged with participating in the activities of a terrorist group, but declined to give additional ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Arab Male Armed With A Knife Apprehended Near The Machpelah In Hebron

PHOTOS: Arab Male Armed With A Knife Apprehended Near The Machpelah In Hebron[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Border police near the Ma’aras HaMachpelah in Hebron on Thursday afternoon 18 Iyar detected a suspicious Arab male near Gate 6. They detained the 26-year-old PA (Palestinian Authority) resident using caution and inspection of his packages reveal he was concealing a steak knife. He was taken into custody for questioned. (YWN – Israel ...    Full Story »

ArtScroll’s “Kabbalas HaTorah Sale”: 30% off ArtScroll Sets

ArtScroll’s “Kabbalas HaTorah Sale”: 30% off ArtScroll Sets[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] As we count down to Kabbalas HaTorah, ArtScroll is offering 30 percent off many of its bestselling sets of classic Torah works. (Sale does not include individual volumes.) This is the time to stock up on gifts and to make sure our homes are graced with these beautiful and durable classics. Here is a sampling of ArtScroll sets to choose from during this ...    Full Story »

Oil Hits $50 for First Time This Year, Helping Stocks Higher

Oil Hits $50 for First Time This Year, Helping Stocks HigherStock markets around the world edged higher Thursday as traders interpreted the rise in oil prices to $50 a barrel for the first time this year as a positive sign for the global economy. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 was up 0.1 percent at 6,271 while France's CAC rose 0.7 percent to 4,511. Germany's DAX continued its rapid ascent, rising 0.7 percent to 4,511. U.S. ...    Full Story »
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The Speaker Who Got Bill Gates to Honor Shabbos

What Kivi Bernhard has to say is intriguing enough for Bill Gates to postpone the date of a prestigious Microsoft conference. You too can hear Kivi speak, and talk to him personally, on Wednesday, June 1 st , at the J-Biz Expo and Business Conference. The ...    Full Story »

LaG Ba'Omer - An Overview (1 opinions)

LaG Ba'Omer - An Overview[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times] Many people have fond and fun recollections of Lag BaOmer outings back in their youth. Boys played baseball. The LaG BaOmer baseball game was always a mainstay of youth - where the Rebbeim played as well. And there is some halachic precedent to it, of sorts. The Ramah Shulchan Aruch (OC 493:2) that on LaG BaOmer we engage ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Berland Signs Extradition Agreement - May Return To Israel Next Week (3 opinions)

Rabbi Berland Signs Extradition Agreement - May Return To Israel Next WeekIt appears the saga involving Rabbi Eliezer Berland Shlita is coming to an end as the rav signed an extradition agreement, willingly turning himself over to Israel Police. The rav, who remains incarcerated in Johannesburg, has been on the run to evade extradition for over two years. It is reported on Thursday afternoon 18 Iyar the rav has signed the agreement to turn himself over to ...    Full Story »

United Hatzalah Update From Meron (2:00PM IL)

United Hatzalah Update From Meron (2:00PM IL)United (Ichud) Hatzalah officials on Thursday afternoon, Lag B’Omer, at 14:00 reported having treated a total of 577 people at the Rashbi since Lag B’Omer began. Patients treated presented with an array of medical scenarios including cardiac, soft tissue injuries, trauma resulting from a fall, light burns, and respiratory problems. David Krisfel, who is heading the UH frontal ...    Full Story »

Donald Trump Reaches Number Of Delegates Needed To Clinch Republican Nomination For President

Donald Trump Reaches Number Of Delegates Needed To Clinch Republican Nomination For PresidentDonald Trump on Thursday reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and sets the stage for a bitter fall campaign. Trump was put over the top in the Associated Press delegate count by a small number of the party's unbound delegates who told the AP they would support him ...    Full Story »

Clinton Email Use Broke Federal Rules: Inspector's Report

Clinton Email Use Broke Federal Rules: Inspector's ReportHillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found. Her aides twice brushed aside concerns, in one case telling technical staff "the matter was not to be discussed further." The inspector general's review on Wednesday also ...    Full Story »

VIDEOS AND PHOTOS: Jerusalem: Fire Breaks Out In Romeima - Firefighters Gain Control; Residents May Return Home [UPDATED]

VIDEOS AND PHOTOS: Jerusalem: Fire Breaks Out In Romeima - Firefighters Gain Control; Residents May Return Home [UPDATED][UPDATE, VIDEOS AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Panim Meiros Fire update: Firefighters have the blaze under control and residents are being permitted to return to their homes. Baruch Hashem there are no reports of injuries. The Ramot fire is still active but it appears the fire is no longer spreading. There is speculation that at least some of the fires are the result of Lag ...    Full Story »

Is Rabbi Berland Heading Back To Eretz Yisrael In The Coming Days?

Is Rabbi Berland Heading Back To Eretz Yisrael In The Coming Days?According to a person close to him, one who is in daily contact, Rabbi Eliezer Berland is likely to be returning to Israel in the coming days. According to a Kikar Shabbos report quoting the close associate of the rav, plans for his return to Israel are being finalized and this is likely to occur next week. According to the report Migdal HaEmek Chief Rabbi HaGaon HaTzaddik Rabbi ...    Full Story »

Obama: World Leaders Rightfully 'Rattled' By Trump (6 opinions)

Obama: World Leaders Rightfully 'Rattled' By TrumpPresident Barack Obama said Thursday that foreign leaders are "rattled" by Donald Trump and have good reason to feel that way, as he accused the presumptive Republican presidential nominee of ignorance about world affairs. Weighing in on the Democratic race to replace him, Obama also downplayed concerns that the protracted fight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is hurting ...    Full Story »

Update on Jerusalem District Fires (3:38PM IL)

Update on Jerusalem District Fires (3:38PM IL)The situation in Mevassert Tzion has improved and residents are returning home as the fire appears under control and the smoke is dissipating. In the Israeli Arab municipality of Abu Gosh, located in the Jerusalem corridor adjacent to Telshe Stone, ten homes have been evacuated. Firefighters are continuing to bring the blaze under control. Ramot: Homes on Derech Choresh have been ...    Full Story »

Intruders Breached Security Perimeter at JFK Airport 4 Times in 2015; Most in Over a Decade (1 opinions)

Intruders Breached Security Perimeter at JFK Airport 4 Times in 2015; Most in Over a DecadeLast June, a teenager hoping to stow away on a Morocco-bound flight jumped a fence surrounding John F. Kennedy International Airport — and tried to take a selfie when he was caught. In September, a man followed a United Nations diplomatic convoy and lingered on the airfield in an attempt to meet Pope Francis. Two months later, another fence jumper was stopped while walking up a ...    Full Story »


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