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Rav Chaim’s Surprising Rosh HaShana Tradition

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There may be no one in today’s generation who understands the depth and gravity of Rosh Hashana as well as Rav Chaim Kanievsky. Each...

MDA Revamps Its Lifesaving Mobile App With New Features

Magen David Adom operates regularly to ensure its response time is as short as possible, and that its service is effective and of the...

Louisiana Murderer Had Hitler Speech In His House

A 23-year-old white man arrested Tuesday was accused of killing two black men and firing on a black family in a string of attacks...

Peace Between Hamas And Fatah?

The Islamic terrorist group Hamas has announced a number of key concessions to the rival Fatah movement that could potentially pave the way for...


WATCH: Rowdy Passengers Delay Flight To Uman

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Germany Arrests Two ISIS Suspects In Berlin

Two Iraqi men have been arrested in the German capital on suspicion of membership in a terrorist organization and war crimes as part of...

Senate Panel Abruptly Cancels Private Interview With Trump’s Personal Lawyer

President Donald Trump's lawyer will return to Capitol Hill for a public hearing next month after the Senate intelligence committee abruptly canceled a closed-door...


Not your average bar mitzvah boy

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Mr. and Mrs. A of Telzstone, like most couples, worked hard at their jobs to support their 7 children. That became impossible, however, when...

VIDEO: Can US Diplomats Stomach Gefilte Fish? – Shana Tova From US Ambassador Friedman

(VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE) Watch how brave American diplomats handle Rosh Hashana delicacies Gefilte fish and Regel Krusha (p'tcha), and can they keep it down? Every...

Trump, Pence To Campaign For Strange Before GOP Runoff

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will campaign for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange in the final days before the hotly contested Republican...

WATCH: Dancing In Uman Ahead Of Rosh Hashana 5777-5778

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FORBIDDEN SHEITELS 2.0: All Natural-Hair Wigs Banned Again!

(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times) It is called “Tonsuring” and it is at the center of a great debate that...


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Convicted Racist Church Shooter Can’t Fire Jewish And Indian Lawyers

A federal appeals court has denied white supremacist Dylann Roof's request to replace his Jewish and Indian lawyers who are appealing his death sentence...

Leaked: Plans To Shrink Four US Monuments

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to shrink four sprawling national monuments in the U.S. West jeopardizes protections for ancient cliff dwellings, scenic canyons and...

WATCH: Canceling Vows On Erev Rosh Hashana And Yom Kippur By Group And Women

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FINALLY! Rabbi Berland Departs To Uman After Being Granted Parole

As YWN has been reporting, there has been an ongoing saga whether Shuvu Banim community leader Rabbi Eliezer Berland will be granted parole from...

Common Core Used Widely, Despite Continuing Debate

Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether...

Operation Rabbeinu: MDA Prepared For The Arrival Of Mispallalim In Uman

Magen David Adom has finalized preparations for the arrival of tens of thousands of mispallalim traveling to Uman, to the kever of Rav Nachman...

Kohl’s To Start Accepting Amazon Returns At Some Stores

Kohl's, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its stores in Los Angeles...

Justice Ministry Police Investigators Move Ahead With Indictment Against A Policewoman

The Justice Ministry Police Investigations Unit filed an indictment with the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court against a policewoman for assault during a demonstration near Jerusalem's...

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Trump Lawyer: Moscow Trump Tower ‘Solely A Real Estate Deal’

An abandoned proposal to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 presidential election was "solely a real estate deal and nothing more,"...

PHOTOS: United Hatzalah Uses Its Lag B’Omer Operational Tactics In Uman For Rosh Hashanah

(PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE) United Hatzalah area signs that have become a familiar sight at the tziyun of the Rashbi on Lag B’Omer are being...

3 People Charged With Inciting Riot After Georgia Tech Violent Protests

Three people face charges after violent clashes with campus police at Georgia Tech following a vigil for a student fatally shot by officers, a...

Melania Trump Threatens Lawsuit Over English Class Billboard

Billboards featuring Melania Trump and the slogan "just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" were removed Tuesday from...

Guetta’s Resignation Takes Effect – He Is No Longer A MK

By now, it is clear to all, that attending the toeiva wedding of a nephew months ago is what cost Yigal Guetta his Member...

Lower Court Grants Rabbi Berland Permission To Fly To Uman; Top Court Has Until...

The drama surrounding Rabbi Berland continues, if he will in fact be granted permission to go to Uman this year. It was first reported that...

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Egypt’s Ambassador Hosts Sadat Commission With former Secretary Of Defense Donald Rumsfeld

Private Dinner for Anwar Sadat Congressional Gold Medal Commission Co-Chairs hosted by Egypt’s Ambassador to the United States Reda with former Secretary of...

OU Welcomes Senate Introduction Of Fema Relief Bill To Aid Disaster-Damaged Synagogues, Other Houses...

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America - the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization welcomes the introduction of the “Federal Disaster Assistance...

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US Current Account Deficit Hits $123.1 Billion

The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade rose to the highest level in more than eight years this spring, reflecting in part...

Litzman Visits Arad To Broker Peace Agreement With The Mayor

Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, a Gerrer Chossid, visited Arad in an effort to lower the flames of machlokes between his tzibur and the secular...

Navy Chief: Budget Cuts Strain Force Amid Ship Crashes

The Navy's top officer says that although commanders are ultimately responsible for problems leading to two recent fatal ship collisions — the spike in...

Torah Umesorah Toronto Parlor Reception

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The Torah Umesorah Toronto Parlor Reception has grown to be known as an evening of inspiration for the Toronto Community. Held annually in the...

Netanyahu On Trump’s UN Speech: ‘Boldest & Most Courageous I Have Ever Heard’

Israel’s prime minister is praising President Donald Trump’s address to the U.N. that condemned Iran. Benjamin Netanyahu said, “In over 30 years in my experience...

First Expert Day Held at Bizmax Concludes with Startup Competition; Winner Attends London Conference...

Over 200 entrepreneurs attended Expert Day at Bizmax – the Jerusalem business hub for haredi entrepreneurs. The event culminated with a startup competition, whose...

Small Earthquake Reported In Illinois, Felt In 3 States

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a small earthquake in southeastern Illinois was felt across parts of Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. The USGS says the...

Small Quake Rattles Nerves, Causes No Damage In Los Angeles

Los Angeles was jolted by a small earthquake that rattled nerves and got people talking on social media, but didn't cause any major damage. The...

At UN, Trump Threatens ‘Total Destruction’ Of North Korea; Says ‘Rocket Man Is On...

President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened the "total destruction'" of North Korea if it does not...

Hurricane Maria: Devastation In Dominica; Puerto Rico Braces For Storm Force Not Seen In...

Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's residence and causing what he called "mind-boggling"...

Toys ‘R’ Us Files For Bankruptcy, But Keeps Stores Open

Toys 'R' Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead...

Governor Cuomo Finally Endorses DeBlasio For NYC Mayor

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has endorsed his frequent rival and fellow Democrat Bill de Blasio for a second term as mayor of New...

Exhibit Allows Virtual ‘Interviews’ With Holocaust Survivors

What was it like in a Nazi concentration camp? How did you survive? How has it affected your life since? Technology is allowing people to...

Mattis: No Need Yet To Shoot Down NKorean Missiles

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. has not attempted to shoot down any of North Korea's missiles -- including two that have recently...

IAF Patriot Downs Hizbullah Drone [UPDATED 2:43PM IL]

The Israeli military said it shot down an Iranian-made spy drone operated by the Hezbollah terrorist group as it approached the Golan Heights on...

Polish Party Leader Denounces Anti-Semitism, Praises Israel

Poland's most powerful politician on Monday denounced anti-Semitism and praised the "great" state of Israel at a ceremony honoring Poles who protected Jews during...

Israel And US Open First American Military Base In Israel

(VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE) Israel and the U.S. inaugurated the first American military base on Israeli soil on Monday, which will serve dozens...

Coming Not-So-Soon: Northern Jerusalem Bus Station

A new bus station is planned for northern Jerusalem, a project undertaken by the Transportations Ministry and the Jerusalem Municipality. The additional station is...

PHOTOS: Jordan Valley Dates Thieves Apprehended

(PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE) Jordan Valley district police report the apprehension of date thieves who were apprehended red-handed. The thieves were observed during the night,...

Hurricane Jose Moves North; Expected To Impact Long Island

The New York City Emergency Management Department today urged New Yorkers to prepare for potential impacts of Hurricane Jose. With Jose’s track moving about...

GOP Eyes Popular Tax Breaks To Finance Overhaul

Republicans straining to find about $1 trillion to finance sweeping tax cuts are homing in on two popular deductions that are woven into the...

Trump Wants A Parade To Showcase US Military Might

Who doesn't love a parade? To a city that already offers many, President Donald Trump wants to add one that showcases U.S. military might. It...

WATCH: Singing & Dancing As Chareidim Arrested At Hafganah Released From Jail

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Senate GOP In Final Scramble To Stop ObamaCare

Senate Republicans are revving up a final push to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law. Though the effort faces low odds of success...

Teen Girls Arrested After Affixing Stickers Near Entrance Of Har Habayis

Teenage girls, 14, spent the night in jail after the five were apprehended affixing “Enough Administrative Orders” stickers near an entrance to Har Habayis....

Hurricane Maria Intensifies to Category 5 Storm; Potentially Devastating Strike on Puerto Rico and...

Hurricane Maria intensified into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm Monday as it surged toward islands in the eastern Caribbean, and forecasters warned it...

Earth Sweltered To 3rd Hottest August, Summer On Record

Earth just sweated through the third hottest August and summer on record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday the globe last month averaged...

Jerusalem Cleaning Up Before The Tishrei Yomim Tovim

A comprehensive clean-up is taking place around Yerushalayim ahead of the Tishrei Yomim Tovim. This includes tourist sites, residential neighborhoods, central locales and much...

Fierce Storms Haven’t Slowed Growth Along US Coastlines

Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis...

On The Eve Of Rosh Hashanah, The Population Of Israel Is 8,743,000

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), as Rosh Hashanah approaches the population of Israel is 8,743,000. Since Rosh Hashanah 5777, the population...

Former New York US Attorney Preet Bharara Launching Podcast

Former federal prosecutor and outspoken White House critic Preet Bharara is launching a podcast. Bharara was fired in March by President Donald Trump from his...

Navy Fires 2 Commanders In Connection With Ship Collisions

The U.S. Navy has fired two senior commanders in the Pacific region in connection with recent deadly collisions of Navy ships, as part of...

Investigation Underway As Police Accused With Brutality During Toldos Avraham Yitzchak Hafgona

There is widespread condemnation of Israel Police’s conduct during the Yerushalayim rally demanding the release of the grandson of the Toldos Avraham Yitzchak Rebbe...

Trump: Fate Of Iran Nuclear Deal Hangs On Tough UN Policing

U.S. President Donald Trump warned Monday that Washington will walk away from a nuclear deal it agreed to with Iran and five other nations...

Chief Rabbinate Threatens To Dismiss Rabbi Stav As Chief Rabbi Of Shoham

The Director-General of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel is threatening Rabbi David Stav with dismissal from his post as Chief Rabbi of Shoham if...

Putin Attends Military Drills That Worry Russia’s Neighbors

Russian President Vladimir Putin is attending military maneuvers that have worried his country's neighbors. Putin, accompanied by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, attended the Zapad...

‘Not A Friend Of Democracy’: Trump’s Past UN Criticism

"Utter weakness and incompetence." ''Not a friend of democracy." ''Just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time." As President...

PHOTOS: Agudah Yom Iyun: Understanding The Power Of Mitzvos As The Key To Happiness

(PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE) An overflow crowd of more than 200 men and women from all around the local area flocked to the Agudath Israel...
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