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Plans Moving Forward For The Chareidi Community Of Shafir

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Plans Moving Forward For The Chareidi Community Of Shafir
Head of the Israel Government’s Housing Staff, Avigdor Yitzchaki explains the chareidi tzibur erred by deciding not to move into Kasif, which he feels would have been an ideal housing solution. Yitzchaki interviewed with Kikar Shabbos following a visit to the site of the newest planned chareidi community, Shafir, vising the site with Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and Deputy Minister (Shas) Meshulam Nahari and Yahadut Hatorah MKs Menachem Eliezer Moses and Yaakov Asher. "The Shafir Regional Council is one of the solutions we produce for the ...

Op-ed: "Cremation, Bris Milah and A Special Mishloach Manos" by Rav Yitzchok Fingerer​

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Op-ed: Rav Yitzchok Fingerer It was a difficult week for me. I was confronted by major shei'los involving cremation, rachmana l'tzlan. Not just one cremation situation, but two such crises in the same week. Unfortunately, we’ve grappled with this before. Who would imagine that Jews would voluntarily choose such an ignoble and sacrilegious method to be reposed? Only seventy years ago, ...    Full Story »

Do you live in London? Save for the FRIEDom Concert with Beri Webber (1 opinions)

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They are excited……… THE CONCERT IS ALMOST SOLD OUT! In what has become the most popular annual concert in the entire Europe, this year’s event, entitled “ A Night of FRIEDom” with Avraham Fried and Beri Weber is the current ...    Full Story »

Environmentalists Angered Over Request To Keep Ammonia In Banned Tank

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Environmentalists Angered Over Request To Keep Ammonia In Banned Tank[caption id="attachment_1242633" align="alignleft" width="640"] מסוף האמוניה הארצי בחיפה[/caption] Haifa City Hall and environmentalist organizations are fuming over a request from Haifa Chemicals to amend the Haifa District Court ruling compelling the emptying of the city’s ammonia tank by April 1, 2017. Haifa Chemicals wants to leave 600 tons of ammonia in ...    Full Story »

Former Rabbi Pleads: "Help Us Eat This Shabbos" (2 opinions)

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In a tragic turn of events, former community leader Rabbi Avinoam Malkin faces imminent leg amputation. The need to remove the leg is reportedly due to his inability to cover the expenses of the surgery needed to save the appendage. His ...    Full Story »

Health Care Bill Clears Procedural Hurdle; Procedural Vote Was 230-194

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Health Care Bill Clears Procedural Hurdle; Procedural Vote Was 230-194Republicans have pushed the GOP health care overhaul past an initial procedural hurdle in the House. That moves the chamber toward a climactic final vote that's a big gamble for President Donald Trump and congressional leaders. Friday's procedural vote was 230-194. The early vote inserted changes into the measure that leaders hoped would win over unhappy Republicans. It would ...    Full Story »

House Intel Chair Apologizes For Briefing White House Before Ranking Member

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House Intel Chair Apologizes For Briefing White House Before Ranking MemberChairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., apologized to his full House Intelligence Committee today for failing to inform the committee's Democratic ranking member of his findings - that the intelligence community "incidentally collected" surveillance of Trump's transition team and possibly Trump himself - before he briefed the White House and held a press conference yesterday. "I am not ...    Full Story »

MK Maklev: How Are Private Mikvaos Less Expensive Than Government Ones? (1 opinions)

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MK Maklev: How Are Private Mikvaos Less Expensive Than Government Ones?MK (Yahadut Hatorah) Uri Maklev has turned to Minister of Religious Services David Azoulai questioning how private mikvaos in Israel are less expensive than state-run ones. Maklev calls on the minister to sharply reduce the fees for state-run mikvaos, explaining the tzibur cannot afford the price. He explains prices have increased signifyingly in this administration and there is no ...    Full Story »

Amtrak Train Bumps NJ Transit Train In Penn Station Causing Major Service Disruption

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Amtrak Train Bumps NJ Transit Train In Penn Station Causing Major Service DisruptionAn Amtrak train bound for Washington, D.C., bumped an NJ Transit train as it departed New York's Penn Station at the height of Friday's morning rush, breaking some windows and causing a minor derailment but no serious injuries, authorities said. NJ Transit said one of its trains on the Montclair/Boonton line was coming into the Manhattan transit hub shortly after 9 a.m. when the ...    Full Story »

Not A Scam: IRS To Begin Calling To Demand Payment

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Not A Scam: IRS To Begin Calling To Demand PaymentFor years the IRS has been telling people that, unlike fraudsters, they would never call you to demand payment. Now, that is now changing. The IRS will start using collection agencies to call people who owe back taxes. Some say that's a problem. "We have been stating for a long time saying the IRS does not call you to demand payment in any way shape or form, that's not what they ...    Full Story »

Authorities Files Terror Charges Against Antwerp Driver

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Authorities Files Terror Charges Against Antwerp DriverBelgian authorities have charged the Frenchman who drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area in Antwerp with terror-related offenses. The Federal prosecutor's office said Friday that Mohamed R., 39, was charged with "attempted murder in a terror context," and infractions against the gun law. After driving through the busy Meir shopping road on Thursday, he was ...    Full Story »

Egypt's Mubarak Returns Home After Years-Long Detention

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Egypt's Mubarak Returns Home After Years-Long DetentionEgypt's former President Hosni Mubarak returned home on Friday, free following his release from custody after legal proceedings that took years since his 2011 ouster — years during which the country witnessed major upheavals and rights activists saw their hopes scuttled that the autocrat would face justice for the deaths of hundreds who defied his rule. Mubarak's release also ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Kosel Preparations Underway Before Pesach

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PHOTOS: Kosel Preparations Underway Before Pesach[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Towards ensuring the safety of mispallalim and the integrity of the Kosel, as is the case before Pesach and Rosh Hashanah, work is ongoing at the Kosel ahead of Yomtov. Workmen are checking the integrity of the stones, a necessary step to avoid an unwanted situation chas v’sholom as from time to time, some of them have to be reinforced. In addition, ...    Full Story »

Trump Administration Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

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Trump Administration Approves Keystone XL PipelineThe Trump administration issued a permit Friday to build the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the conclusion of the Obama administration and clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed. The decision caps a years-long fight between environmental groups and energy industry advocates over the pipeline's fate that became a proxy battle over global warming. It marks ...    Full Story »

London Attack Investigation: 2 More 'Significant' Arrests Made (1 opinions)

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London Attack Investigation: 2 More 'Significant' Arrests MadeKhalid Masood, who attacked Britain's Parliament, killing four people and wounding some 50, was born Adrian Russell Ajao, London's top counterterror officer said Friday. Mark Rowley revealed the name in a briefing outside Scotland Yard in which he also announced two more "significant" arrests had been made. That brings the total number of people in custody for the Wednesday attack to ...    Full Story »

Stiffer Fines For Vehicular And Bicycle Violations In Israel

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Stiffer Fines For Vehicular And Bicycle Violations In IsraelFines for a number of vehicular violations will increase significantly in Israel beginning on Friday, 26 Adar and a maximum fine for an offense classified as ‘life threatening’ can reach NIS 1,500. The new fines were approved by Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz. In some cases, one was summoned to a court appearance in the past but from now on, there will only be a stiff fine ...    Full Story »

Smotrich Defends Halacha - Bennet Defends The IDF (7 opinions)

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Smotrich Defends Halacha - Bennet Defends The IDFWith the current IDF Chief placing a high priority on integrating women into combat units, the military is becoming a more complex option for religious Jews wishing to serve. As Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatens to remove Yeshivat Bnei David’s certification as the premier mechina program, MK (Bayit Yehudi) Betzalel Smotrich publishes a column in the told the weekly ...    Full Story »

Feds: Trump DC Hotel Not In Violation Of Government Lease (1 opinions)

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Feds: Trump DC Hotel Not In Violation Of Government LeaseThe federal agency overseeing Donald Trump's lease for a luxury hotel in Washington ruled Thursday that his inauguration as president doesn't violate terms of the agreement barring government officials from profiting from the property. In a letter to the Trump Organization, General Services Administration Contracting Officer Kevin M. Terry says it has determined that the president's ...    Full Story »

Report: Shas Trying To Buy Out Kol Berama Radio

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Report: Shas Trying To Buy Out Kol Berama RadioTzvi Amar has refused a NIS 20 million buyout offer for Kol Berama Radio from Shas, Kikar Shabbos reports. The officer was the latest in efforts to take over control of the chareidi radio station. The efforts to purchase the radio station began with the last Knesset elections. The buyer, who is in Marseilles, was supposed to meet with station owners but persons involved began probing ...    Full Story »

Trump SEC Pick Assures That His Wall St. Work Not Problem

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Trump SEC Pick Assures That His Wall St. Work Not ProblemPresident Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, attorney Jay Clayton, sought to assure lawmakers that he'll show no favoritism and act only in the public interest, as his Wall Street connections were scrutinized at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday. Clayton, a partner in the prominent law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, has done significant legal ...    Full Story »

Rav Shlomo Amar And Rabbi David Yosef Meet In NYC

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Rav Shlomo Amar And Rabbi David Yosef Meet In NYCIn a sign that peace may be at hand, Jerusalem Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar Shlita met in New York City with Rabbi David Yosef Shlita. The meeting took place in the Safra Shul in Manhattan. The meeting has significance, especially in the Sephardi/Shas community as tensions have run high between the two rabbonim in recent years. This Purim Rav Amar came to the home of HaGaon HaRav ...    Full Story »

You Won't Believe It's Pesachdik Cookie Cake! From Kosher.com

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Looking for a showstopping Pesach dessert that's actually a piece of cake? Chanie Nayman's Pesachdik Cookie Cake is the dessert your family will keep on requesting. Check out this step by step Pesach Cookie Cake tutorial.     Full Story »

Virgin America Will Disappear Into Alaska Airlines In 2019

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Virgin America Will Disappear Into Alaska Airlines In 2019Virgin America, the California-based carrier with the blue mood lighting and high-tech entertainment system, will be fully absorbed by Alaska Airlines by the end of 2019 as Alaska strives to become the West Coast’s dominant airline. Only three months after Alaska Airlines’ parent company completed the $2.6-billion acquisition of the popular upstart airline launched by billionaire ...    Full Story »

TAKE IT, OR LEAVE IT: White House Tells House GOP Trump Done Negotiating Health Care Bill, Wants Vote Friday (1 opinions)

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TAKE IT, OR LEAVE IT: White House Tells House GOP Trump Done Negotiating Health Care Bill, Wants Vote FridayPresident Trump warned House Republicans on Thursday that he will leave ObamaCare in place unless they approve legislation to repeal and replace it. Trump officials meeting with the House GOP conference said Trump is done negotiating over the legislation, which was set to come up for a vote Thursday but was delayed. Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, a former member of the House ...    Full Story »

Deri Backs Yacimovich To Become Next Histadrut Leader

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Deri Backs Yacimovich To Become Next Histadrut LeaderShas leader Minister Aryeh Deri plans to come out in support of MK (Machane Tzioni) Shelly Yacimovich in her bid to become the next head of the Histadrut National Labor Federation. She is competing against the incumbent, Nissim Nissankoren. Yacimovich is likely to be supported by the Ashkenazi chareidim too as she has generally maintained good relations with them and is viewed as one ...    Full Story »

WikiLeaks: CIA Hacked Apple Devices In Ways Users Can't Fix

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WikiLeaks: CIA Hacked Apple Devices In Ways Users Can't FixNew documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple's iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that users couldn't disable by resetting their devices. Security experts say the exploits are plausible, but suggest they pose little threat to typical users. They say that many of the tricks are older — the iPhone hack involves the 3G model from 2008, for ...    Full Story »

Why Is This Passover Different Than All Others?

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Why Is This Passover Different Than All Others?An innovative array of Kosher for Pesach products will arrive on grocery shelves in 2017 with unexpected, convenient and ready-to- use foods from well-known kosher names, which not only provide the highest level of Kashrus but can easily be mistaken for regular everyday products. Among the brands are Gefen, Elite, Shefa, Haddar and Blanchard & Blanchard. For new Yom Tov menu ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Abusive Yassam Cop Takes Out His Wrath On An Arab Man (4 opinions)

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VIDEO: Abusive Yassam Cop Takes Out His Wrath On An Arab Man[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] One might assume this Yassam commando policeman is suspended and may soon be seeking employment as his violent actions were caught on video. The video speaks for itself. As the video went viral on social media in Israel, an Israel Police spokesman stated “The severe and unusual behavior is inconsistent with the behavior expected of members of Israel ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel's NJ Director Calls On Senate Budget Committee To Ensure Safety Of Nonpublic School Students

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Agudath Israel's NJ Director Calls On Senate Budget Committee To Ensure Safety Of Nonpublic School StudentsDays after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie eliminated all security funding for nonpublic schools in his proposed budget, Rabbi Avi Schnall, Agudath Israel’s New Jersey director, testified before the Senate budget committee, calling on elected officials to stand up for the state’s 150,000 nonpublic school children and ensure their safety. The final budget appropriation for ...    Full Story »
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PHOTOS: Hundreds of Jewish Community Activists Attend Annual NYPD ‘Pre-Passover-Security Briefing’ (1 opinions)

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PHOTOS: Hundreds of Jewish Community Activists Attend Annual NYPD ‘Pre-Passover-Security Briefing’The NYPD’s annual pre-Passover briefing was held at Police Headquarters on Wednesday. Hundreds of religious leaders, Jewish community representatives and members of the service attended. With another sharp increase in anti-Semitic incidents, police Commissioner James O’Neill promises stepped-up security for the Passover holiday. Anti-Semitic incidents – including bomb ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Communal Gathering Takes Place In Boro Park To Facilitate The Outreach Of Avihem, In Support Of Their Efforts Toward Assisting Orphans With Wedding Expenses

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PHOTOS: Communal Gathering Takes Place In Boro Park To Facilitate The Outreach Of Avihem, In Support Of Their Efforts Toward Assisting Orphans With Wedding Expenses[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] This past Wednesday a gathering took place at the well known Tosh hall, with prominent askanim, Rabbis and local residents joining in an effort to expand Avihem's outreach. The asifa was inspiring in its turnout and was initiated to benefit Avihem, a financial collaboration which has been founded to assist orphans with wedding expenses. During the asifa, ...    Full Story »

Bain Hazmanim Activity: 'Peleg Yerushalmi' Joins Eidah Chareidis For Large Protest Scheduled For Rosh Chodesh Nissan (6 opinions)

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Bain Hazmanim Activity: 'Peleg Yerushalmi' Joins Eidah Chareidis For Large Protest Scheduled For Rosh Chodesh NissanIt has already been reported that the Peleg Yerushalmi-affiliated HaPeles newspaper this week quotes HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach Shlita calling for a large protest against the IDF induction. Protests have been taking place daily over the past ...    Full Story »

Mishpachas Mir Yerushalayim from Across U.S. and Canada to Unite in Celebration of 200th Anniversary

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[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] The upcoming Bicentennial Anniversary Dinner of Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim is generating an unprecedented level of excitement and anticipation amongst the alumni from all periods of the Yeshiva’s existence. Talmidim are ...    Full Story »

Airlift Of Forces In Syria Shows Growing US Involvement

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Airlift Of Forces In Syria Shows Growing US InvolvementThe deepening U.S. military involvement against Islamic State terrorists in northern Syria indicates the Pentagon will likely send even more troops in coming weeks. Their mission won't be to fight on the front lines but to bolster Syrian Arab and Kurdish forces in a coming battle for the key city of Raqqa. On Wednesday, the Pentagon disclosed that Marine pilots airlifted scores of ...    Full Story »

Knesset Passes Law Ending National Service In Foreign Government Funded NGOs Working Against The State

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Knesset Passes Law Ending National Service In Foreign Government Funded NGOs Working Against The StateThe Knesset on Wednesday, 24 Adar, passed a bill in its third and final reading that will cancel national service positions in organizations that receive the majority of their funding from foreign governments. The bill submitted by MK (Likud) Amir Ochana passed into law by a vote of 40 in favor and 12 opposed. The bill, which won the support of Prime Minister Netanyahu, seeks to end ...    Full Story »

Touch Typing Breakthrough Hebrew And English

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Touch Typing Breakthrough Hebrew And English[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] FREE TRY IT - click In today's world knowing "how to type" is critical. Typing is no longer just a needed ...    Full Story »

Statement Of Agudath Israel Of America On The Nomination Of Judge Neil Gorsuch To The U.S. Supreme Court (1 opinions)

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Statement Of Agudath Israel Of America On The Nomination Of Judge Neil Gorsuch To The U.S. Supreme CourtAgudath Israel of America, a national Orthodox Jewish organization, supports the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. We urge the Senate to confirm the nomination expeditiously. By all accounts, Judge Gorsuch is an outstanding selection to join the High Court. During his tenure in government, in private practice and on ...    Full Story »

DM Lieberman Summons Rabbi Eli Sadan And Rabbi Yigal Levinstein (3 opinions)

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DM Lieberman Summons Rabbi Eli Sadan And Rabbi Yigal LevinsteinDefense Ministry Director-General Udi Adam has summoned Rabbi Eli Sadan and Rabbi Yigal Levinstein of Yeshivat Bnei David for a hearing to determine the yeshiva’s future status. The hearing will take place on Thursday, 3 Adar, at which time the rabbonim will be able to explain their positions. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman seems determined to oust Levinstein from the ...    Full Story »

Baruch Dayan Emmes: Levaya Of Hagaon HaRav Aharon Zachs ZT"L; Rosh Yeshivas Slabodka

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Baruch Dayan Emmes: Levaya Of Hagaon HaRav Aharon Zachs ZTThousands were on hand for the Thursday morning 25 Adar levaya of HaGaon Rav Aharon Zachs ZT”L, Rosh Yeshivas Slabodka L’Tzeirim. The rav was niftar in Mayanei HaYeshua Hospital in Bnei Brak during the night. The levaya began at 9:30AM from the yeshiva and then towards the rav’s home on Sokolov Street in Bnei Brak and from there to Beit Knesset Heligman and Kvura on Har ...    Full Story »

POSTPONED: House GOP Leaders Delay Thursday Vote On Health Care Replacement Bill In Setback To Trump, Ryan (2 opinions)

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POSTPONED: House GOP Leaders Delay Thursday Vote On Health Care Replacement Bill In Setback To Trump, RyanGOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare," in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. The decision came after Trump, who ran as a master dealmaker, failed to reach agreement with a bloc of rebellious conservatives. Moderate-leaning Republican ...    Full Story »

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