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Samsung Details Causes of Note 7 Fires but Questions Remain

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Samsung Details Causes of Note 7 Fires but Questions Remain
Samsung says a thorough investigation into the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 phone has confirmed widely held suspicions that its batteries were to blame, marking a first but important step toward restoring consumer confidence. Samsung announced tighter quality controls and more rigorous testing and took responsibility for failing to ensure that design specifications given to its suppliers were failsafe. The South Korean company was also delaying its next Galaxy phone, the Galaxy S8, which is usually announced in February. The spontaneous ...

State Seeking a 3-5 Year Prison Term for Sgt. Azariya

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State Seeking a 3-5 Year Prison Term for Sgt. Azariya A military court will convene on Tuesday afternoon 26 Teves for the sentencing hearing of IDF Sgt. Elor Azariya, who was found guilty of manslaughter. The case dealt with Azariya firing at close range at a wounded Arab terrorist in Hebron on Purim, a terrorist who a short time earlier stabbed and wounded a soldier. It is reported the prosecutor will see a 3-to-5-year jail term for ...    Full Story »

Trump Taps Ex-Rep. Heather Wilson for Air Force Secretary

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Trump Taps Ex-Rep. Heather Wilson for Air Force SecretaryPresident Donald Trump said Monday he has selected former Republican congresswoman Heather Wilson of New Mexico to be secretary of the Air Force. Wilson, an Air Force Academy graduate, served as an Air Force officer in Europe during the 1980s and was on the National Security Council staff under President George H.W. Bush during the fall of the Berlin Wall. Now president of the ...    Full Story »

ACT NOW! Join (4 FREE) @Baba Sali's Hilula For Shidduchim And All personal Requests Through Yad L'Achim

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Trump Taps Ex-Rep. Heather Wilson for Air Force SecretaryThe yahrtzeit of the holy BABA SALI, RAV YISRAEL ABUCHATZEIRA zt”l, is approaching.     Full Story »

Lehava Organization Speaks Out Against Arab Bus Drivers

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Lehava Organization Speaks Out Against Arab Bus Drivers“It’s not good that the wheel is in Muhmad’s hands” is the new campaign of the Lehava organization headed by Bentzion Gupstein. Speaking with Razi Barkai on Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) on Monday morning 25 Teves, Gupstein explained “If an Arab bus driver who did not serve in the IDF goes to the Interior Ministry seeking a gun permit, he will be refused. When he receives ...    Full Story »

Trump Calls Egypt's El-Sissi, Offers Support

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Trump Calls Egypt's El-Sissi, Offers SupportEgypt's presidency says that U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who expressed hope for a "new push" in bilateral relations under Trump's administration. The statement said that the newly-inaugurated Trump called el-Sissi on Monday and "expressed his appreciation for the difficulties Egypt bears in its war against terrorism." Trump and ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: 1,500 Mispallalim Visit The Tziyun Of The Bal HaTanya On The Yahrzeit

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PHOTOS: 1,500 Mispallalim Visit The Tziyun Of The Bal HaTanya On The Yahrzeit[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] 1,500 mispallalim traveled to the city of Hatich in the Ukraine to be mispallel at the tziyun of the Alter Rebbe, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi ZT”L on the yahrzeit. Askanim from Chabad led by HaRav HaChossid R’ Schneur Deutsch set up tents and hachnasas orchim. Tefilos were conducted in the Heichal Admor Hazakein. (YWN ...    Full Story »

VIDEO/PHOTOS: PM Netanyahu Is Menachem Aveil The Belzer Rebbe

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: PM Netanyahu Is Menachem Aveil The Belzer Rebbe[VIDEO AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday 24 Teves was menachem aveil the Belzer Rebbe Shlita, who is sitting shiva for ...    Full Story »

Poll: Should Concessions Be Made To Reform And Conservative Regarding Egalitarian Prayer Area?

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Poll: Should Concessions Be Made To Reform And Conservative Regarding Egalitarian Prayer Area?A poll was taken to determine the level of flexibility among religious and chareidi Jews regarding the egalitarian prayer area near the Kosel. According to the poll, 94% of Shas voters believe any compromise would represent crossing a red line and just cause for breaking the coalition. 70% of Bayit Yehudi voters oppose any compromise with Reform and Conservative Movements. Are you ...    Full Story »

Stamford Hill Shomrim 'Helped Bring More Than Half Of Britain's Prosecutions For Anti-Semitism Last Year'

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Stamford Hill Shomrim 'Helped Bring More Than Half Of Britain's Prosecutions For Anti-Semitism Last Year'Stamford Hill Shomrim helped bring eight convictions for anti-Semitic violence last year – thought to represent more than half the prosecutions for the offense in Britain. The figures come from Shomrim's annual stats report, which also shows other crimes for which volunteers helped bring arrests. It also reveals Shomrim recorded hundreds of suspected anti-Semitic attacks, ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Yisroel Landsman Zatzal And Mrs. Chana Landsman Invited Over 6000 Guests Into Their Home In Yerushalayim, Now You Are Invited To Their Son's Wedding!

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Rabbi Yisroel Landsman Zatzal And Mrs. Chana Landsman Invited Over 6000 Guests Into Their Home In Yerushalayim, Now You Are Invited To Their Son's Wedding![COMMUNICATED CONTENT] If your son or daughter was in Israel between 6-15 years ago, one of the most special addresses for Shabbos hosting in Yerushalayim was the Landsman home in Ramat Shlomo! Boys and girls from all yeshivas and seminaries would flock to the Landsman home for Shabbos. Typical Shabbos tables consisted of 20-35 guests, from Mir and Brisk, to Aish HaTorah, Ohr ...    Full Story »

Senate Confirms Mike Pompeo As CIA Director

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Senate Confirms Mike Pompeo As CIA DirectorPresident Trump’s cabinet continued to round into shape on Monday, as the Senate approved Representative Mike Pompeo of Kansas to lead the Central Intelligence Agency and Rex W. Tillerson, the secretary of state nominee, cleared a key Senate hurdle to all but assure his own confirmation.

Bush Ready to Leave Intensive Care, Wife Barbara Goes Home

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Bush Ready to Leave Intensive Care, Wife Barbara Goes HomeFormer President George H.W. Bush is still suffering from pneumonia, but is well enough to leave the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital, doctors said Monday. His wife, Barbara, has been discharged from the same facility after completing treatment for bronchitis. The 92-year-old former president was struggling to breathe when he was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital ...    Full Story »

Cabinet Approves National NIS 250 Million Plan To Advance Smart Transportation

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Cabinet Approves National NIS 250 Million Plan To Advance Smart TransportationThe Cabinet on Sunday morning 24 Teves, approved a national plan for smart transportation, for advancing and strengthening the smart transportation industry in Israel, in order to promote innovative solutions for the transportation network in Israel. The budget will for the plan will be approximately NIS 250 million, to be spread over five years. The national plan for smart ...    Full Story »

MH370 Search Crews Return to Port After Fruitless Hunt Ends

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MH370 Search Crews Return to Port After Fruitless Hunt EndsThe ship involved in the recently halted hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 returned to port in western Australia on Monday, where officials from the countries that funded the fruitless search gathered to thank them and to defend their decision to end the hunt despite recommendations from investigators that it continue. Transport officials from Australia, Malaysia and China met in ...    Full Story »

Bayit Vegan Attorney Coming To The Defense Of Chareidim Wanted By The IDF (2 opinions)

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Bayit Vegan Attorney Coming To The Defense Of Chareidim Wanted By The IDFMenachem Stauber, a 27-year-old chareidi resident of Bayit Vegan, Jerusalem, is an attorney by profession. It was he who filed a complaint against those behind the ‘chardakim’ campaign and in recent months, he has begun defending chareidi arrested for failing to report for military service or register for military service. After Yeshivas Kol Torah he decided to enter the IDF and ...    Full Story »

Senate Committee Approves Tillerson For Secretary Of State (1 opinions)

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Senate Committee Approves Tillerson For Secretary Of StateRex Tillerson's bid to be secretary of state narrowly won approval Monday from the Republican-led Foreign Relations Committee, a move that all but assures the full Senate will confirm President Donald Trump's pick for the key Cabinet post. Members of the panel voted along party lines, 11-10, to back Tillerson following a contentious confirmation hearing nearly two weeks ago that ...    Full Story »

Frum Man Assaulted At Monsey Wedding For Having A Smartphone (10 opinions)

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Frum Man Assaulted At Monsey Wedding For Having A SmartphoneMonsey resident 29-year-old Refael Koenig was beaten was using his iPhone to record a Spring Valley chasenah he was attending last week when suddenly, he was attacked for being in possession of a smartphone, Channel 12 News reports. He explained to the media they began beating him up so badly that “I began seeing black stars around my eyes”. Koenig accuses a fellow guest at ...    Full Story »

MK Margi Accuses The State Of Encouraging Discrimination Against Sephardi Girls

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MK Margi Accuses The State Of Encouraging Discrimination Against Sephardi GirlsMK (Shas) Yaakov Margi, who chairs the Knesset Education Committee, announced on Monday 25 Teves during a committee session on discrimination against Sephardi girls in high schools, expressing sharp criticism against the head of the Chareidi Education Unit in the Ministry of Education, Itzik Zahavi. He blames him for turning the girls into a problem, bringing in outsiders, non-chareidim ...    Full Story »

10,000 Blatt…!! HaGaon HaRav Berel Povarsky, Shlita, And Other Leading Gedolim Grace Dirshu Convention; Launch Of Kinyan Chochma Program

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10,000 Blatt…!! HaGaon HaRav Berel Povarsky, Shlita, And Other Leading Gedolim Grace Dirshu Convention; Launch Of Kinyan Chochma ProgramBy Chaim Gold It was Mincha on Shabbos, a Shabbos that nearly 1,000 lomdei Torah in Dirshu’s myriad programs will never forget. During the Shabbos morning tefillah, aliyos are given to the attending Gedolei Yisrael. Only one aliyah is sold, shlishi on Mincha of Shabbos. That aliyah is not sold for money, because the only real “legal tender” for lomdei Dirshu is Torah! The ...    Full Story »

Iran Cautious in Its First Comments About US President Trump

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Iran Cautious in Its First Comments About US President TrumpIran is being cautious in its first comments on U.S. President Donald Trump. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi told reporters on Monday that the Islamic Republic has no immediate pronouncement on Trump. Ghasemi says that it's "too soon to assess him and analyze his remarks, stance and the framework of his viewpoints." Ghasemi's remarks mark the first official ...    Full Story »

US Sent $221 Million To Palestinians In Obama's Last Hours (20 opinions)

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US Sent $221 Million To Palestinians In Obama's Last HoursOfficials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority. GOP members of Congress had been holding up the money. A State Department official and several congressional aides say the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning, just before ...    Full Story »

Annual Yahrzeit For The Baba Sali May Be Canceled Due To Exorbitant Security Costs (1 opinions)

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Annual Yahrzeit For The Baba Sali May Be Canceled Due To Exorbitant Security CostsThe annual yahrzeit event for the Baba Sali ZT”L, set to take place next Monday, may be canceled due to exorbitant security costs. According to a report filed by Yisrael Hayom correspondent Yehuda Schlesinger, police are organizers of the event are negotiations but police demands for security will add hundreds of thousands of shekels to the cost of the event. Baba Baruch is quoted ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem Mayor Says Trump 'Serious' About Embassy Move

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Jerusalem Mayor Says Trump 'Serious' About Embassy MoveThe mayor of Jerusalem says the Trump administration is "serious" and committed to moving the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Nir Barkat says that from conversations he's had with those in the new U.S. administration, he knows "they are serious about their intentions." He also told Army Radio on Monday that "an embassy cannot be moved in one day" — indicating that ...    Full Story »

Raging Fire Displaces Outreach Family

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Raging Fire Displaces Outreach FamilyOn a freezing Erev Shabbos, in the community of Portland Oregon, a brutal fire totally destroyed the home of one of the founding families of our outreach kollel. While Boruch Hashem the family managed to get out in time, they did so with literally just their shirts on their backs, unable to save any of their possessions. The fire began when their self-cleaning oven caught fire and ...    Full Story »
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Open O 'Rabbi' Falsifying the Torah of Rav Ovadia Yosef (5 opinions)

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Open O 'Rabbi' Falsifying the Torah of Rav Ovadia Yosef[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times] In a recent FaceBook post that was re-tweeted on a frum website, O’O-Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz falsely states that Rav Ovadia Yosef recommended praying in a mosque over praying alone. This is patently false. Rav Ovadia never made such a ruling. He never mentions it in any of his responsas - neither in “Yabia Omer” nor in ...    Full Story »

9 Chareidim Arrested In Continued Protests (1 opinions)

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9 Chareidim Arrested In Continued ProtestsIDF military police have been busy in a number of chareidi areas seeking to arrest persons listed as missing from service. Police were detected in Betar Illit during the night but left empty handed as the talmidim they were looking for were not to be found. In Jerusalem, several dozen chareidim protested on Stern Street in the Kiryat Yovel neighborhood as police were seeking to ...    Full Story »

Cabinet Delays Discussion On Annexing Maale Adumim Into Israeli Sovereignty

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Cabinet Delays Discussion On Annexing Maale Adumim Into Israeli SovereigntyPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on worked hard on Sunday, 24 Teves, to persuade the Bayit Yehudi party not to insist in discussing annexing Maale Adumim as planned. PM Netanyahu explained to Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennet that such a move should be made after notifying the United States rather than surprising President Trump with new realities in the region shortly after assuming ...    Full Story »

Senate Likely to Confirm Kansas' Pompeo for CIA On Monday Evening

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Senate Likely to Confirm Kansas' Pompeo for CIA On Monday EveningThe Senate is on track to confirm President Donald Trump's pick to run the CIA and is expected to vote on his nomination Monday evening. Rep. Mike Pompeo, a conservative Republican from Kansas and a member of the House intelligence committee, faced a mostly nonconfrontational confirmation hearing on Jan. 12. Senate Republicans had hoped to vote on Pompeo's nomination Friday, after ...    Full Story »

Trump Properties Face Global Terror Risk With Presidency

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Trump Properties Face Global Terror Risk With PresidencyBusinesses around the world bearing U.S. President Donald Trump's name face an increased risk now that he is in the White House, security experts warn, especially as several are in areas previously targeted by violence. As Trump remains a brand overseas, criminal gangs or militants could target buildings bearing his name in gold, abduct workers associated with his enterprises for ...    Full Story »

Trump Moves to Pull US out of Pacific-Rim Trade Deal

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Trump Moves to Pull US out of Pacific-Rim Trade DealPresident Donald Trump moved to pull the United States out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact Monday, dealing a quick blow to Barack Obama's legacy as the new chief executive began fulfilling campaign promises in his first full week in office. "Great thing for the American worker that we just did," Trump said in brief remarks as he signed a notice in the Oval ...    Full Story »

Amona Residents: The Deal With The Government Is Null And Void (2 opinions)

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Amona Residents: The Deal With The Government Is Null And VoidAmona residents on Sunday night informed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Bayit Yehudi party leader Minister Naftali Bennett that the deal signed with the government is null and void and they are once again calling on supporters to come and join them in resisting eviction from the community. In the letter, which was aired on Channel 2 News, they write “An agreement was signed ...    Full Story »

OPINION: President Barack Obama and Israel: A Former Law Student of the President Explains What Went Wrong For Future Reference (8 opinions)

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OPINION: President Barack Obama and Israel: A Former Law Student of the President Explains What Went Wrong For Future ReferenceThere is a belief, which has almost become universal in some circles of the Jewish world, that President Barack Hussein Obama harbored a kind of deeply held animosity to Jews and Israel. Some even have gone as far as to accuse him of being both anti-Semitic and pro-Islamist. Rabbi Avi Shafran of Agudas Yisrael in the US already has written in the Yeshiva World about the imprudence of ...    Full Story »

WATCH: President Trump Signs Executive Orders In The Oval Office

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President Donald Trump signs three executive orders, including withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiation process.

Yeshiva Bochur Who Was Seriously Injured In An Accident In Crown Heights Released From The Hospital

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Yeshiva Bochur Who Was Seriously Injured In An Accident In Crown Heights Released From The HospitalB’chasdei Hashem, Schneur Zalman Ovadia Boaron, who was seriously injured in an accident in Crown Heights weeks ago, has been released from the hospital. His parents, who called on the tzibur to be mispallel for him throughout his hospitalization, thanked the tzibur for their tefilos in the following public Hebrew message. "לכלל עם ישראל", כתבו ההורים, ...    Full Story »

Greenfield to Co-Sponsor Boro Park Networking Event for Young Professionals

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Greenfield to Co-Sponsor Boro Park Networking Event for Young ProfessionalsOn Wednesday, Jan. 25, Councilman Greenfield will co-sponsor an exciting networking event with the Jewish Community Council of Marine Park. Young professionals looking to meet new clients, make new contacts, and generate new business, all while having a great time are encouraged to attend! "In today's employment market, who you know can often be as important as what you know," ...    Full Story »

Rav Metzger Likely To Accept 3.5 Year Jail Term In Plea Bargain Agreement (6 opinions)

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Rav Metzger Likely To Accept 3.5 Year Jail Term In Plea Bargain AgreementFormer Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger has signed a plea bargain agreement which will most likely result in a 3.5-year jail term. The rabbi agreed to a deal after realizing the damaging evidence against him may result in a far more severe outcome if he takes his chances in a criminal trial.     Full Story »

Now You Can Finally Take Your Family Away For Pesach! Only $3595 A Couple!!

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Now You Can Finally Take Your Family Away For Pesach! Only $3595 A Couple!!Looking to go away this Pesach but don't want to break the bank? There is a great option for you at an affordable price! We, the Tenenbaum  family, will be hosting Pesach for the 7th year, at the Dolce Hotel & Conference Center in Basking Ridge, NJ. The hotel is a four star conference center that has an indoor pool, lovely grounds with basketball and tennis courts. It also ...    Full Story »


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