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WATCH LIVE HERE STARTING AT 9:00PM ET: The First Presidential Debate [PINNED]

Tonight is the first presidential debate, featuring Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton facing off one-on-one. The event will be broadcast live without commercials, starting at 9 p.m. Eastern. You can watch the debate here on YWN starting at 9:00PM ET!

Mall Shooting Suspect: 'Creepy,' Multiple Arrests, Disputes

Mall Shooting Suspect: 'Creepy,' Multiple Arrests, DisputesThe 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter was described by a neighbor as so "creepy, rude and obnoxious" that she kept a Taser by her front door. He also had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather. As investigators tried to piece together information on Arcan Cetin, who was ...    Full Story »

Almost over – $13.99 for Kikiriki Shells – Save on Linda Leal, Plus Size, Maternity Shells and More!

Mall Shooting Suspect: 'Creepy,' Multiple Arrests, Disputes[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] In Time For Rosh Hashanah Delivery Is Still Available If You Order Today! Kikiriki Shells only $13.99?!* That’s right – all regular adult and kids shells of every color and every sleeve-length are $13.99* for one week only! Just in time for Rosh Hashana and Sukkos! Stock up on your favorite ladies’ and girls’     Full Story »

5-Month-Old Girl Is Suddenly Niftar At Petach Tikvah Daycare Facility

5-Month-Old Girl Is Suddenly Niftar At Petach Tikvah Daycare Facility  Tragedy stuck the Petach Tikvah community on Monday, with the sudden Petira of a 5-month-old girl who was at a day care. According to United Hatzalah, they were summoned to a Petach Tikvah daycare facility for a five-month-old girl who became unconscious. EMTs began CPR and then paramedics implemented advanced life support. Magen David Adom paramedics transported the infant to ...    Full Story »

9 Wounded in Houston Shooting; Suspect Dead, Was a Lawyer

9 Wounded in Houston Shooting; Suspect Dead, Was a LawyerNine people were shot and wounded, one critically, in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning by a lawyer who had issues with his law firm, authorities said. The first report of the shootings began at about 6:30 a.m., Police Chief Martha Montalvo said at a news conference, and when officers arrived, the suspect began firing at them. Police shot the man, whom Montalvo did not identify ...    Full Story »

You Can Now Send Your Name To Barditchev (4 Free) Through Yad L'Achim Now

9 Wounded in Houston Shooting; Suspect Dead, Was a Lawyer[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] When you can, you should. ENTER THE SPECIAL TEFILLAH BY THE “SANEGOR” Reb Levy Yitzchak of Berditchev IN BERDITCHEV ON EREV ROSH HASHANA – for Shidduchim & all Yeshuos and a KESIVA V’CHASIMA TOVA (NO COST TO JOIN THE TEFILLAH –     Full Story »

Ahmadinejad Allies Say Iran Leader Told Him Not to Run Again

Ahmadinejad Allies Say Iran Leader Told Him Not to Run AgainClose allies of Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose presidency was marked by confrontation with the West, said Monday that the country's supreme leader recommended he not run in next May's presidential election because he is a polarizing figure among hard-liners. Mohammad Reza Mirtajeddini, Ahmadinejad's vice president from 2009 to 2013, and Gholamreza Mesbahi ...    Full Story »

Seret-Vishnitz Rebbe Released From The Hospital

Seret-Vishnitz Rebbe Released From The HospitalB’chasdei Hashem the Seret-Vishnitz Rebbe Shlita was released from Carmel Hospital in Haifa on Monday 23 Elul after undergoing a cardiac catheterization. The rebbe was taken to the hospital on Friday after complaining of chest pain as     Full Story »

Help Us To Continue To Help Them

Help Us To Continue To Help Them[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] If you’ve have ever had to experience seeing a loved one go through treatment for cancer week after week, you would understand what we do at Zechus Chana. When my mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, she was overwhelmed by shock. All of her strength was used to comprehend and process what ...    Full Story »

Charlotte Ends Curfew Imposed After Black Man Shot by Police

Charlotte Ends Curfew Imposed After Black Man Shot by PoliceCharlotte lifted its midnight curfew, signaling movement toward normalcy after a state of emergency was imposed following the shooting death of a black man by police last week that brought National Guard troops and armored vehicles to downtown street corners. A weekend without street violence was highlighted Sunday as the city hosted the NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and the ...    Full Story »

$17 Million Invoiced to NYS Nonpublic Schools - Agudath Israel Informed Additional $108 Million to Be Paid by April 2017 (3 opinions)

$17 Million Invoiced to NYS Nonpublic Schools - Agudath Israel Informed Additional $108 Million to Be Paid by April 2017Nonpublic schools across New York State welcomed news that the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has just begun invoicing $17 million in outstanding Comprehensive Attendance Policy (CAP) reimbursement. CAP is an important component of the Mandated Services program, a program which reimburses nonpublic schools for the cost of certain government mandated school functions. ...    Full Story »

A Group Of Singles Make A Kiddush Hashem

A Group Of Singles Make A Kiddush Hashem[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] A group of singles in the Tri state area that are looking to get married and build their own beautiful homes, got together and decided to start a campaign to raise funds to finish building a Shabbas Mikvah in Monsey. Monsey expanded over the past few years and the main Mikvah is not in walking distance to a very large part of the community. Since the ...    Full Story »

Presidential Campaigns Disagree On Debate Fact-checking (2 opinions)

Presidential Campaigns Disagree On Debate Fact-checkingThe two presidential campaigns disagree on whether moderators should fact-check the candidates' comments during debates. Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook, says debate moderators should correct any false statements by Trump so Clinton can use her time discussing her plans instead of correcting her rival. But Donald Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, says ...    Full Story »

Six People Shot At Strip Mall In Houston; Suspect Dead [UPDATED 10:30AM ET] (1 opinions)

Six People Shot At Strip Mall In Houston; Suspect Dead [UPDATED 10:30AM ET]Houston authorities say a gunman who wounded six people at a strip mall on the city's southwest side before dawn Monday is dead. The Houston Police Department said via Twitter the suspect was "DOA" at the contained scene. An hour earlier, they tweeted authorities had shot the suspect. Fire Department Assistant Chief Richard Mann said six people were wounded. A couple of them were ...    Full Story »

Feiglin: We Expect 15 Or More Seats In The Next Election (2 opinions)

Feiglin: We Expect 15 Or More Seats In The Next ElectionFormer Likud party MK Moshe Feiglin, who heads the Zehut (Identity) party, expects a minimum of 15 seats in the next Knesset. This is based on a recent poll which shows his party earning 12-15 seats. Feiglin believes the ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: For The First Time: Zaka International Recognized By INSARAG

PHOTOS: For The First Time: Zaka International Recognized By INSARAG [PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] For the first time, the ZAKA International Rescue Unit training course received official recognition from INSARAG at a meeting last week in the UN headquarters in Geneva. INSARAG is a global network of more than 80 countries and organizations under the UN umbrella, dealing with urban search and rescue related issues, that sets stringent standards for ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: US Ambassador To Israel Dan Shapiro Interviews On Kol Berama Radio

VIDEO: US Ambassador To Israel Dan Shapiro Interviews On Kol Berama Radio[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro was interviewed by Kol Berama Radio while he (the ambassador) was in NYC. The interview following a meeting in NY between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barak Obama, both attending the UN General Assembly. Following is a synopsis of the Hebrew interview. KB: Was this the last meeting between the ...    Full Story »

Tefillas Chana At Mishkan Shilo

Tefillas Chana At Mishkan ShiloOn Wednesday, 25 Elul, from 16:00-23:00, a Tefillas Chana event will take place at Mishkan Shilo in the Shomron community of Shilo, an event for women only. Transportation is available from Tel Aviv and Binyanei Ha’uma in Yerushalayim, at 16:00. Guests entertainers and speakers include Yonatan Razel and Rebitzen Yemima ...    Full Story »

Levaya for Former French Chief Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sitruk ZT’L

Levaya for Former French Chief Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sitruk ZT’LThe levaya for former Chief Rabbi of France Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sitruk ZT”L began on Sunday night in France. The meis was flown to Israel and the levaya in Eretz Yisrael will begin at 10:00AM on Monday, 23 Elul, ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Issues An Apology To Bereaved Families

PM Netanyahu Issues An Apology To Bereaved FamiliesIn recent comments to the media, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu gave chizuk to the father of Sgt. Elor Azaria, who is in the midst of a manslaughter trial for firing at a wounded neutralized terrorist who just stabbed a fellow soldier. His remarks led some to believe that he was making a comparison between Azaria and bereaved families; those who lost their loved ones in terror ...    Full Story »

Azariya On Trial For Manslaughter But When A Colonel Does It...

Azariya On Trial For Manslaughter But When A Colonel Does It...The defense attorney in the manslaughter trial of Sgt. Elor Azariya wishes to bring IDF Colonel Yisrael Shomer as a witness. The court on Sunday was scheduled to issue its ruling in the case. Back in July 2015, Colonel Shomer, who was serving as the Binyamin Brigade commander, came under     Full Story »

More Hillary Clinton Emails To Be Released By State Department

More Hillary Clinton Emails To Be Released By State DepartmentThe State Department told a federal judge Friday it found 5,600 work-related emails from a disk of deleted messages recovered from the private email server Hillary Clinton used while secretary of state, raising the possibility of further disclosures on a subject that has dogged the Democrat’s presidential bid. The judge ordered the department to produce as many as 1,050 pages of ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: PM Netanyahu Meets With Hillary Clinton (7 opinions)

PHOTOS: PM Netanyahu Meets With Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday evening, hours after he huddled with GOP nominee Donald Trump. Clinton “reaffirmed her unwavering commitment to the U.S.-Israel relationship” during the meeting, senior campaign aide said. The two leaders had an “in-depth” conversation about the nations’s shared “overarching strategic interests ...    Full Story »

Should Children Be Collecting Tzedakah? (7 opinions)

Should Children Be Collecting Tzedakah?By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times A horrific incident in Boro Park brings to mind an important question we need to ask ourselves. The incident occurred when a nine year old Chassidic child, collecting money for his yeshiva was lured into a van. The man had promised the young boy five dollars if he would enter the van. The man then exposed the child to an ...    Full Story »

Russia Set To Moderate Talks Between Israel And The PA

Russia Set To Moderate Talks Between Israel And The PARussia has announced a willingness to act as moderator in resumed diplomatic talks between Israel and the PA (Palestinian Authority). Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced on Friday, 20 Elul, that his country is willing to step in and play this major role towards jumpstarting negotiations between Israel and the PA. According to the Sputnik News Agency report, Moscow ...    Full Story »

Q And Answer: A Mortgage Exec Reflects on Housing Market's Challenges

Q And Answer: A Mortgage Exec Reflects on Housing Market's ChallengesFrom the outside, the housing market looks solid: Sales are climbing. So are prices. Mortgage rates are near historic lows. But the picture gets more complicated the deeper you dig into the data. U.S. home ownership rates have sunk to a half-century low. And qualifying for a mortgage requires an all-but-pristine credit score. Which can make life hard for both would-be sellers and ...    Full Story »
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PM Netanyahu Holds Special Meeting With Over 15 Heads Of State And Representatives From African Countries

PM Netanyahu Holds Special Meeting With Over 15 Heads Of State And Representatives From African CountriesPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, today on Thursday 19 Elul, at the United Nations in New York, held a special meeting with over 15 heads of state and representatives from African countries. Prime Minister Netanyahu told his interlocutors that he believes that Israel could be an amazing partner for their countries. He said that technology changes everything, including in ...    Full Story »

New York Bomber Was Twice Flagged By U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officials

New York Bomber Was Twice Flagged By U.S. Customs and Border Protection OfficialsThe man accused of carrying out bombings in New York and New Jersey was flagged by Customs and Border Protection officials for questioning at least twice over the past few years after returning from Pakistan, but in both cases they found no reason to deny him entry to the United States, law enforcement officials said. Ahmad Khan Rahami, who remains heavily sedated in a New Jersey ...    Full Story »

Terrorist Murderer Drops Dead While Playing Ball In An Israeli Prison (4 opinions)

Terrorist Murderer Drops Dead While Playing Ball In An Israeli PrisonYasser Hamduni, a convicted Arab terrorist who murdered Avner Maimon HY”D in 2003, died while playing ball in a prison yard on Sunday morning 22 Elul. A medical team responded after he collapsed and resuscitation was implemented but efforts were unsuccessful. On June 12, 2003, Avner Maimon, 51, of Netanya, was found shot to death in his car near Yabed in northern Shomron. The Fatah ...    Full Story »

Road to Debate: Trump Built Image as He Built Business

Road to Debate: Trump Built Image as He Built BusinessDonald Trump once claimed to be publicity shy. No joke. It's right there in The New York Times of Nov. 1, 1976. In the same article, the 30-year-old real estate developer talks up his millions, showcases his penthouse apartment and Cadillac, and allows a reporter to tag along as he visits job sites and lunches at the "21" club before hopping an evening flight to California for ...    Full Story »

Female TV Presenter Who Was Attacked In Meah Shearim: I Understand Them (7 opinions)

Female TV Presenter Who Was Attacked In Meah Shearim: I Understand ThemLast week, YWN-ISRAEL reported that TV presenter Hila Korach was attacked in Meah Shearim despite being modestly dressed. She explained she did her best to dress properly as not to offend the residents of the ...    Full Story »

Gas Prices up 4 Cents to $2.25 a Gallon

Gas Prices up 4 Cents to $2.25 a GallonThe average price of gasoline in the U.S. has risen four cents over the past two weeks to $2.25 a gallon for regular grade. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that retailers and refiners have upped their prices in response to a rise in the cost of crude oil. Still, the average price per gallon is a dime less than it was a year ago. The Lundberg Survey found the ...    Full Story »

LISTEN: Benny Friedman Releases Single In Time For Rosh Hashanah Called 'B'sefer Chaim'

LISTEN: Benny Friedman Releases Single In Time For Rosh Hashanah Called 'B'sefer Chaim'[SONG IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] With the advent of the brand new year of 5777, Benny Friedman releases a melodious good year wish to the community, an upbeat song called "B'sefer Chaim." "Lchaim, Lchaim, Lchaim Tovim..." goes the refrain, and Benny hopes the gentle but cheerful notes will inspire people to prepare for the new year with a sense of optimism. Just in this one short ...    Full Story »

Report Of Salmonella In Telma Cereals For A Second Time (2 opinions)

Report Of Salmonella In Telma Cereals For A Second Time Once again, reports of salmonella infecting Telma branch breakfast cereals, this time Kariot Nougat. The report was released on erev Shabbos. Not long ago, in August, Telma announced a salmonella infection it is cornflakes. Unilever, ...    Full Story »

Important Yom Iyun Tonight! V'Asisa Hayashar V'hatov - Emes And The Law

Important Yom Iyun Tonight! V'Asisa Hayashar V'hatov - Emes And The Law[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Agudath Israel of America’s Torah Projects and Daf Yomi Commission will be hosting a Yom Iyun tonight - The event will begin at 8:00 pm ET and feature four speakers: HaRav Yaakov Perlow, Novominsker Rebbe, Rosh Agudas Yisroel; HaRav Moshe Tuvia Lieff, Rav, Agudath Israel Bais Binyomin; HaRav Ari Marburger, Director, Business Halacha Institute; Avi Schick, ...    Full Story »

New Selichos 'Nusach Ungarn' Published In Melbourne [PHOTOS] (1 opinions)

New Selichos 'Nusach Ungarn' Published In Melbourne [PHOTOS][PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Due to a worldwide unavailability of Selichos "Nusach Ungarn" the Adass Yisroel Kehilla in Melbourne Australia has just published a newly-typeset edition of the Selichos for the benefit of their mispallelim. This is probably the first time ever that a Selichos has been printed in this part of the world. The "Nusach Ungarn" Selichos has many more ...    Full Story »

Soldiers Will Be Permitted To Walk Out Of Kol Isha Performance In The IDF But Not Officers (3 opinions)

Soldiers Will Be Permitted To Walk Out Of Kol Isha Performance In The IDF But Not OfficersThe lack of a basic understanding of halacha and possibly a lack of concern as well, leads to increasingly complicated situations for chareidim who are serving in the military, but do not wish to compromise their halachic observance. This is true for hesder soldiers as well, who all too often find themselves between a rock and a hard place vis-à-vis halachic observance. This week, ...    Full Story »


LISTEN: Benny Friedman Releases Single In Time For Rosh Hashanah Called 'B'sefer Chaim'

bf[SONG IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] With the advent of the brand new year of 5777, Benny Friedman releases a melodious good year wish to the community, an upbeat song called "B'sefer Chaim." "Lchaim, Lchaim, Lchaim Tovim..." goes the refrain, and Benny hopes the gentle but cheerful notes will inspire people to prepare for the new year with a sense of optimism. Just in this one short Tefilla, we make eight requests of Hashem for the upcoming year," says Benny, "because this is our tradition: hold nothing back, Daven for everything, and start the year confidently with incredible faith and trust that when we ask for good things, our dear Father in Heaven will certainly provide it. Referencing the Baal HaTanya's famous parable of a king visiting the people in the field and greeting them all smilingly and lovingly, Benny says he hopes the song will remind Yidden that even more than we want to be blessed, Hashem wants to bless us. Who wouldn't be ecstatic to hear that? So let's greet the year joyfully. The song is composed by Eli Klein, arranged by Eli Klein and Yitzy Berry and produced by Sruly Meyer. May 5777 indeed bring about the greatest blessings to everyone who needs them. "Lchaim, Lchaim, Lchaim Tovim!" Enjoy.

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