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Astorino Begins Last Leg Of NY Gov. Race With $1M

Astorino Begins Last Leg Of NY Gov. Race With $1M
5Republican Rob Astorino has raised another $711,000 for his challenge against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and is entering the final weeks of the campaign with a little over $1 million in his campaign account. The numbers come from a campaign finance disclosure filed Friday. Cuomo's campaign has not yet filed a new disclosure but reported having nearly $24 million available earlier this month. Astorino's report shows he spent more than $500,000 on advertisements in the last three weeks. Cuomo, a Democrat, has raised some $45 million ...

NYPD: Man In NYC Hatchet Attack Converted To Islam, Hated America And Ranted Online - But Say No International Terror Link

NYPD: Man In NYC Hatchet Attack Converted To Islam, Hated America And Ranted Online - But Say No International Terror LinkA man who brazenly attacked a group of police officers with a hatchet on a busy street described himself as a Muslim convert and ranted online against America, but he had no clear ties to international terrorism, police said Friday. Police were still examining the computer of Zale Thompson for clues about a motive for the Thursday assault that left one of the officers seriously ...    Full Story »

NYC Mayor: Use 911 Or ER If You Suspect Ebola

NYC Mayor: Use 911 Or ER If You Suspect EbolaMayor Bill de Blasio says New Yorkers should call 911 or go to an emergency room if they have possible Ebola symptoms and were in affected countries in the last 21 days. He said people in that situation should not go to a doctor's office. De Blasio said people should not worry about their documentation status if they think they might have the disease. The mayor noted that flu ...    Full Story »

Ebola Jitters For Some - But Not All - New Yorkers

Ebola Jitters For Some - But Not All - New YorkersTraveling into Manhattan by subway from Brooklyn on Friday, the day after a New York doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, Dennis Johnson and his fiancee, Lian Robinson, were trying to be sensible about the odds of the disease spreading. Still, they found themselves discussing possible escape routes out of the city, just in case. "I think we'd have to drive," said Johnson, 42, noting ...    Full Story »
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NY Transit: Subway System Is Safe To Ride

NY Transit: Subway System Is Safe To RideNew York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority says there’s no indication the Ebola patient was contagious when he rode the subway. The MTA also said Friday there were “no reports of bodily fluids on any of the subway lines he rode.” The agency says it has updated its protocols on the advice of health experts. Workers get protective equipment and training to remove ...    Full Story »

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Condemns 'Cold-Blooded Murder Of Infant By Convicted Palestinian Terrorist'

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Condemns 'Cold-Blooded Murder Of Infant By Convicted Palestinian Terrorist'U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement today in response to the murder of three month old, Chaya Zissel Braun, whose family members reside in Monsey, New York. The infant was killed in Jerusalem by a man described as a convicted Palestinian terrorist: “This cold-blooded murder of an infant child is an unspeakable tragedy that is truly heartbreaking. My ...    Full Story »

Mayor's Adviser: Ebola Patient 'Relatively Stable'

Mayor's Adviser: Ebola Patient 'Relatively Stable'An adviser to Mayor Bill de Blasio says the New York City Ebola patient is in "relatively stable" condition. Dr. Irwin Redlener spoke Friday outside Bellevue Hospital, where Dr. Craig Spencer is being treated. Redlener says Spencer's fiance also is hospitalized in isolation. He said Spencer is not "out of the woods" yet, but the chances of his condition dramatically worsening ...    Full Story »

Tragedy in Bnei Brak: Youth Killed in Rollerblades Mishap

Tragedy in Bnei Brak: Youth Killed in Rollerblades MishapA youth traveling on rollerblades slammed into a parked vehicle and was killed. The tragedy occurred on Chazon Ish Street on Bnei Brak on Thursday 29 Tishrei. A police official stated “It was a needless death that could have been avoided”. The fatal incident occurred at the corner of Chazon Ish and Ezra Street as numerous horrified pedestrians witnessed the tragic occurrence ...    Full Story »

Pesky, Effective? Campaign Signs Spread Like Weeds (1 opinions)

Pesky, Effective? Campaign Signs Spread Like WeedsPesky. Illegal. Effective? Lawn signs touting local and statewide candidates are in full bloom along highways, street corners and other public spaces. It's the sign of the season. And despite legal restrictions, the markers can sprout invasively. Campaigns hope voters see them as a signal of the community's support for the candidate or issue. But repeat exposure can rub some the ...    Full Story »

Israel Air Force Pilot Saves a Life (1 opinions)

Israel Air Force Pilot Saves a LifeDavid Schwartz was a success story. He was father of two sons and grandfather of two granddaughters. His days were full. He was a director in Bank Leumi, CEO of an investment firm, lecturer in a university and Chairman of the Board of a public company. But success does not preclude the unthinkable from happening. He had an infection in his elbow that developed complications, and as a ...    Full Story »

A New Tune: There is Intonation in Sign Language Too (1 opinions)

A New Tune: There is Intonation in Sign Language TooIntonation is an integral part of communication for all speakers. But can sign languages have intonation? A new study at the University of Haifa shows that signers use their faces to create intonational ‘melodies’ just as speakers use their voices, and that the melodies of the face can differ from one sign language to another. * Like the intonation of individual spoken languages, ...    Full Story »

Shuvu Joins the World Wide Shabbos Project

Shuvu Joins the World Wide Shabbos ProjectThe Shuvu network of Schools will participate in the international Shabbos Parshas Noach project. The Shuvu Girls high school in Petach Tikva will "be keeping it" together with the Girls Torah Academy In Johannesburg! This will be a pilot program running in 4 Shuvu locations reaching some 600 students and family members. The plan will be that after a iy”h successful Shabbos, it ...    Full Story »

NYPD Can't Rule Out Terrorism In Hatchet Attack (1 opinions)

NYPD Can't Rule Out Terrorism In Hatchet AttackInvestigators were working on Friday to determine why a man attacked a group of New York Police Department officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead. Police obtained a warrant to search Zale Thompson’s computer for clues about Thursday’s daytime assault, which left one officer with a serious head injury. Thompson’s activity on social media indicated he was a convert to ...    Full Story »

Government Sets Cash Limit at 10,000 NIS

Government Sets Cash Limit at 10,000 NISThe government committee to shift the economy from cash to electronic spending is headed by Prime Minister’s Office Director-General Harel Locker. In line with the committee’s interim recommendations, the cabinet has decided to increase the maximum limit on cash transactions from 7,500 NIS to 10,000 NIS, at least for the immediate future. At a future stage in this new reality, the ...    Full Story »

Obama Offers Federal Help To NY With Ebola Case

Obama Offers Federal Help To NY With Ebola CasePresident Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case. Obama spoke Thursday night to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The White House says some officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were already on the ground, with another team expected to have arrived late ...    Full Story »

NYPD Officer Critical But Stable After Hatchet Attack

NYPD Officer Critical But Stable After Hatchet AttackA New York City police officer who suffered a serious head wound after being attacked by a hatchet-wielding man remains in critical but stable condition, police said Friday. Police say another officer who was hit in the back of the head in the Thursday attack is in stable condition on Friday. The attacker was shot and killed by police. Security videotape and witness accounts ...    Full Story »

Evenflo Recalls Infant Seats to Fix Sticky Buckles

Evenflo Recalls Infant Seats to Fix Sticky BucklesEvenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch. The recall affects Embrace 35/9999 models with an AmSafe QT1 buckle. Documents posted by U.S. safety regulators say that if the buckles don't release easily, it may be difficult to get a child out of the seat in an emergency. The recall comes after an investigation ...    Full Story »

Israel's Worrisome Growing Poverty

Israel's Worrisome Growing PovertyAccording to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), one out of every seven Israelis felt poor in the past year; totaling 725,000 people. That number includes 29% of the Israeli Arab population and 12% of the Israeli Jewish population. The report indicates that poverty continues growing in Israel at a faster pace than other developed nations. Among European Union nations, 17% ...    Full Story »

Shiur Begins its 30th Year in Agudath Israel Headquarters (1 opinions)

Shiur Begins its 30th Year in Agudath Israel HeadquartersIt's a happy milestone at Agudath Israel of America's lower Manhattan headquarters, as Parshas Noach 5775 marks the beginning of the 30th year of the organization's weekly women's shiur. The 35 minute lunchtime shiur, delivered by Rabbi Labish Becker, Executive Director of Agudath Israel, has been a fixture of the office throughout the years. Held on Thursdays at lunchtime, the shiur ...    Full Story »

NY Officials Urge Calm After Doctor's Ebola Diagnosis

NY Officials Urge Calm After Doctor's Ebola DiagnosisA doctor who became New York City’s first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation’s most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged residents not to be alarmed by the doctor’s diagnosis Thursday, ...    Full Story »

Enticing Low Rates, but Impact Could Be Limited

Enticing Low Rates, but Impact Could Be LimitedWith mortgage rates sliding for a fifth straight week, the possibility of locking in a rate below 4 percent is tempting for consumers and could unleash a wave of refinancing. It may even convince some Americans to buy their first home. Yet there are limits to how far the wave can extend. Millions of homeowners already re-financed in 2013, when the average 30-year mortgage rate stayed ...    Full Story »

Women Read from a Sefer Torah at the Kosel for a First Time (8 opinions)

Women Read from a Sefer Torah at the Kosel for a First TimeThe Women of the Wall (WoW) organization members and supporters were at the Kosel on erev Shabbos 1 Rosh Chodesh Marcheshvan as they are every rosh chodesh. One of the women brought a small Sefer Torah in her bag and therefore they did not have to request using a Torah from the men’s side of the Kosel, registering a major victory after decades of fighting to daven and read from a ...    Full Story »

Governor Cuomo Outlines NYS Response To Positive Test For Ebola In Patient In NYC

Governor Cuomo Outlines NYS Response To Positive Test For Ebola In Patient In NYCGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today outlined New York State’s response to a positive test for Ebola in a patient at Bellevue Hospital in New York City – in order to ensure public health and safety and contain the disease. Bellevue Hospital is one of the eight hospitals statewide that Governor Cuomo specially designated earlier this month to treat Ebola patients as part of the State’s ...    Full Story »

Flatbush: NYPD Looking For 3 Men Who Robbed Jewelry Store At Gunpoint On Kings Highway (1 opinions)

Flatbush: NYPD Looking For 3 Men Who Robbed Jewelry Store At Gunpoint On Kings HighwayThe New York City Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with the whereabouts and identity of the following individuals wanted in connection to an attempted gunpoint robbery. The circumstances are as follows: On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at approximately 3:15PM, three unidentified males entered "Scott Jewelers", located at 1220 Kings Highway. One of the suspects ...    Full Story »

Forfeited Funds Will Be Used For NYPD Technology

Forfeited Funds Will Be Used For NYPD TechnologyThousands of New York Police Department patrol officers will soon be armed with tablet computers that can give them instantaneous crime-fighting data, part of a $160 million program paid for with funds from a massive penalty against the French bank BNP Paribas, officials said Thursday. At a news conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner William Bratton and Manhattan ...    Full Story »
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Rand Paul Tries To Peel Away Isolationist Label

Rand Paul Tries To Peel Away Isolationist LabelSen. Rand Paul is taking on critics who brand him an isolationist on foreign policy, advocating an approach for America that "recognizes our limits and preserves our might." The libertarian-leaning Republican, a possible White House contender in 2016, is setting out the limits he sees for U.S. involvement in military conflicts. "America shouldn't fight wars where the best outcome ...    Full Story »

Treyger Offers Free Flu Shots in Partnership with Coney Island Hospital

Treyger Offers Free Flu Shots in Partnership with Coney Island HospitalCouncil Member Mark Treyger has partnered with Coney Island Hospital to hold a free flu shot clinic next Thursday (October 30th) at Warbasse Houses (2770 West 5th Street, Community Room 4C). Residents must register in advance by contacting Council Member Treyger’s district office at (718) 373-9673. Appointments are available between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and residents are asked to ...    Full Story »

Cops Must be Deployed Inside Arab Neighborhoods

Cops Must be Deployed Inside Arab NeighborhoodsFor the second time in less than a week, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat called on Israel Police to go on the offensive by placing troops inside Arab neighborhoods. The mayor’s latest statement followed the Wednesday evening     Full Story »

US: ISIS Earns $1M Per Day In Black Market Oil Sales

US: ISIS Earns $1M Per Day In Black Market Oil SalesIslamic State militants are raking in money at a remarkable rate, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday. David Cohen, who leads the department's effort to undermine the Islamic State's finances, said the extremists also get several million dollars a month from wealthy donors, extortion rackets and other criminal ...    Full Story »

Rav Nebenzahl Boycotts Rav Stern (13 opinions)

Rav Nebenzahl Boycotts Rav SternWhile the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate election is over and the results undisputed, it appears the chareidi tzibur may not be willing to accept the outcome. The first prominent rov to come out publically against Rabbi Aryeh Stern Shlita is the Rabbi of Jerusalem’s Old City, HaGaon Rav Avigdor Nebenzahl Shlita. The rav publicized a letter stating he does not recognize Rabbi Stern as ...    Full Story »

Police on High Alert in Yerushalayim Fearing Arab Violence

Police on High Alert in Yerushalayim Fearing Arab Violence Acting on intelligence information police on erev Shabbos Parshas Noach moved to high operational alert status in the capital, with a focus on the Old City. Police fear an outbreak of Arab violence following Friday afternoon Islamic prayer services on Har Habayis. Entry to Har Habayis is restricted to Muslims with Israeli ID cards. For males, only persons 40 or over will be ...    Full Story »

President Reuven Rivlin Responds to Jerusalem Terror Attack (1 opinions)

President Reuven Rivlin Responds to Jerusalem Terror AttackPresident Reuven Rivlin’s Office released the following statement following the fatal terrorist attack at the Ammunition Hill light rail station on Wednesday evening 28 Tishrei. “The atrocious murder of an innocent baby girl, a ...    Full Story »

FIRST CASE OF EBOLA CONFIRMED IN NYC (11 opinions)

FIRST CASE OF EBOLA CONFIRMED IN NYCA doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case. The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday and placed in isolation while health care workers spread out across the city to trace anyone he might have come into contact with in ...    Full Story »

Women FOR The Wall Call On Women Of The Wall To Not Provoke Conflict At Western Wall (4 opinions)

Women FOR The Wall Call On Women Of The Wall To Not Provoke Conflict At Western WallWomen For the Wall, a grassroots organization dedicated to preserving tradition at the Western Wall in the spirit of Jewish unity, responded forcefully today to Women of the Wall’s intent to escalate the controversy at the Kotel by bringing in a Sefer Torah to Friday’s Rosh Chodesh service. “I find the use of a Sefer Torah as a PR prop extremely painful,” said Leah Aharoni, ...    Full Story »

Family of Tractor Terrorist YM"S Files Civil Suit Against the State (7 opinions)

Family of Tractor Terrorist YMThe family of the terrorist who perpetrated the August 4, 2014 tractor terror attack at Kikar Zvill in Yerushalayim has filed a civil suit against the State of Israel. The tractor driver rammed into a bus, as is documented on video, and ...    Full Story »

GOP's Senate Arm Collects $10M in 2 Weeks

GOP's Senate Arm Collects $10M in 2 WeeksSenate Republicans' campaign arm picked up $10.1 million during the first two weeks of October and has spent has spent roughly $35.5 million since Sept. 1, according to fundraising summaries released Thursday. The National Republican Senatorial Committee also said it had $10 million saved as of Oct. 15 for the final push toward Election Day on Nov. 4. The campaign committees faced ...    Full Story »

Rabbis Targeted by Arab Hate on Har Habayis (8 opinions)

Rabbis Targeted by Arab Hate on Har HabayisTens of Rabbis were part of a special group visiting Har Habayis. They got a first-hand look at the Arab hate and disrespect, a reality that faces Jews seeking to ascend to the holy site. It must be pointed out that Gedolei Hador Shlita today object to visiting Har Habayis, as is the position of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. A police officer met the rabbonim and explained to them he ...    Full Story »

Hillary Clinton Supports Cuomo for NY Governor

Hillary Clinton Supports Cuomo for NY GovernorFormer Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his bid for a second term. Clinton appeared Thursday at a Manhattan rally with the Democratic incumbent and his pick for lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul. Clinton says Cuomo is the "right leader at the right time." The rally was run by the Woman's Equality Party, a political organization ...    Full Story »

ArtScroll Joins The Shabbos Project Offering Free Download

ArtScroll Joins The Shabbos Project Offering Free DownloadArtScroll is proud to participate in The Shabbos Project with a free download from the Siddur that speaks your language. The user-friendly Seif Edition Transliterated Siddur has a phrase-by-phrase English transliteration alongside the Hebrew text with the translation directly below – so you ...    Full Story »


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