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Federal Judge Halts Recount, Sealing Trump's Michigan Win

Federal Judge Halts Recount, Sealing Trump's Michigan Win
A federal judge who ordered Michigan to begin its recount effectively ended it on Wednesday, tying his decision to a state court ruling that found Green Party candidate Jill Stein had no legal standing to request another look at ballots. The ruling seals Republican Donald Trump's narrow victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton for Michigan's 16 electoral votes. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith agreed with Republicans who argued that the three-day recount must end a day after the state appeals court dealt a blow to the effort. The court ...

Attempted Stabbing Attack at Tapuach Junction Without Injuries

Attempted Stabbing Attack at Tapuach Junction Without Injuries B’chasdei Hashem none of the intended victims were killed or injured in the latest Palestinian terror attack. An 18-year-old terrorist from Kalkilye a short time ago approached border police at Tapuach Junction and did not halt when instructed to do so. He then pulled out a knife and was fired upon. The terrorist was killed. No injuries reported. (YWN – Israel Desk, ...    Full Story »

US Senate 'Torture' Report Sought in 9/11 Case at Guantanamo

US Senate 'Torture' Report Sought in 9/11 Case at GuantanamoDefense lawyers in the Sept. 11 war crimes case at Guantanamo Bay asked a judge Wednesday to secure a copy of a U.S. Senate report on the CIA's harsh interrogation tactics before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, at which point they fear it might be too late. The incoming Trump administration may be less likely to turn over the so-called Senate "torture report" or may even ...    Full Story »

Only 36 Hours Left : Rav Edelstein Explains Why This Opportunity Won't Come For Another 28 Years (2 opinions)

US Senate 'Torture' Report Sought in 9/11 Case at GuantanamoOn the 9th of Kislev, something absolutely colossal will take place in this world, and the worlds above. For 9 minutes in the 9th hour of the 9th of Kislev of this year, there will be a rare window of opportunity for tefilah discussed by the gedolim & seforim with great enthusiasm. MaRan Sar HaTorah Rav Chaim Kanievsky, Rav Edelstein, and 30 other choshuve rabbanim will say a ...    Full Story »

Will Continued Israel Railways Chilul Shabbos Lead To Another Coalition Crisis?

Will Continued Israel Railways Chilul Shabbos Lead To Another Coalition Crisis?Israel Railways has announced work on the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem express line will take place for a number of days beginning on a Wednesday and continue until Sunday. This will result in the closure of the Tel Aviv University station from Wednesday, 21 Kislev through 25 Kislev. Railway officials add that riders should expect changes on some lines as a result of the ongoing work. The ...    Full Story »

Trump Says He's Taking Advice From Obama, But He's Not Taking Responsibility For Nation's Divisions

Trump Says He's Taking Advice From Obama, But He's Not Taking Responsibility For Nation's DivisionsPresident-elect Donald Trump lavished praise on his predecessor Wednesday, saying he is taking President Obama's advice on appointments, a stark contrast to the rancor and political divisions of the campaign - divisions that live on after the election, but which Trump denies having any responsibility for. "I have now gotten to know President Obama. I really like him ... we have a ...    Full Story »

Tel Aviv Beis Din Seeks To Compel A 'Get' For Man's Second Wife (1 opinions)

Tel Aviv Beis Din Seeks To Compel A 'Get' For Man's Second WifeThe Tel Aviv Beis Din is dealing with a case that involves a wife seeking to be released from her marriage to a man who has a first wife to whom he is still married and has ten children with her. Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita released a psak halacha in which he rules one may not marry an additional wife without a heter from the beis din under very special and unique ...    Full Story »

Democratic States Wary as Trump Embarks on Victory Tour (1 opinions)

Democratic States Wary as Trump Embarks on Victory TourAs Donald Trump makes his thank-you tour of states that voted for him, other parts of the country are gearing up to do battle with his administration. Three of the most populous, urban and ethnically diverse states — California, New York and Illinois — voted heavily for Hillary Clinton and are at odds with the incoming administration on such issues as immigration, health care, ...    Full Story »

Bayit Yehudi Councilman Attacks The Reform Movement As 'Imposters (1 opinions)

Bayit Yehudi Councilman Attacks The Reform Movement As 'ImpostersJerusalem Councilman (Bayit Yehudi) Dov Kalmanovich has come out strongly against the Reform Movement, warning it is steadily pulling away members of the dati leumi community. During a conference held on Tuesday, 6 Kislev to discuss the situation vis-à-vis the Kosel and the egalitarian prayer area nearby, Kalmanovich explained “Reform Jews are imposters and not a part of the ...    Full Story »

Chinese Ship Pulls out of MH370 Search, Leaving Lone Ship

Chinese Ship Pulls out of MH370 Search, Leaving Lone ShipThe seabed search for the missing Malaysian airliner has been left to a single ship, with a Chinese vessel heading home to Shanghai, officials said on Wednesday. A Dutch survey ship Fugro Equator will finish the search of the southern Indian Ocean for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 alone after resupplying at the southwest Australian port of Fremantle, the Australian Transport Safety ...    Full Story »

Yair Lapid To Peace Now: Where Is A Minimum Of Respect For The Dead? (1 opinions)

Yair Lapid To Peace Now: Where Is A Minimum Of Respect For The Dead?Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid sent a letter to Peace Now requesting the organization approve delaying the destruction of the memorial to two IDF fallen heroes, located in the community of Elazar. Lapid calls on ...    Full Story »

MAILBAG: We Need More Rabbeyim Like This [PHOTO] (5 opinions)

MAILBAG: We Need More Rabbeyim Like This [PHOTO]Dear YWN, While walking at Verrazano Bay on a Tuesday afternoon, I chanced upon a few yeshiva boys biking and thought for sure that they were playing hooky. But then a whole group of them were coming towards me, and these kids were in the company of their Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Meyer Chaifetz of The Mirrer Yeshiva. My curiosity was obvious, so Rav Chaifetz stopped his chevra and ...    Full Story »

Israel: Imposter Doctor Treated 300 Patients Before Being Apprehended (3 opinions)

Israel: Imposter Doctor Treated 300 Patients Before Being ApprehendedPolice on Tuesday night 6 Kislev arrested Halal Azaiza, 26, from Dabburiya Village in the Lower Galil for allegedly posing as a doctor and performing surgical procedures on over 300 patients to came to the Tel Hashomer emergency room. Investigators learned that in the past, the suspect worked as a nursing student in a hospital and he was dismissed a few months ago. He returned and ...    Full Story »

British Premier, Gulf Arab Nations Pledge to Counter Iran

British Premier, Gulf Arab Nations Pledge to Counter IranBritish Prime Minister Theresa May and leaders from six Gulf Arab countries agreed Wednesday to counter Iran's "destabilizing activities," a pledge meant to calm nerves following the nuclear deal with world powers. The decision came at the end of a two-day summit in Bahrain of the Gulf Cooperation Council, a regional bloc of Western-allied countries including the tiny island nation, ...    Full Story »

Israel To Issue 15,000 Additional Work Permits To PA Residents

Israel To Issue 15,000 Additional Work Permits To PA ResidentsIsrael has announced plans to approve 15,000 additional work permits for PA (Palestinian Authority) residents seeking employment in Israel. These permits would permit them to be employed in a number of areas including agriculture. Among those cabinet ministers speaking out in support of the plan was Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennet, who emphasized the need to assist in supporting ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Riskin Appoints First Woman In History of State Of Israel To Head A Religious Beis Din (9 opinions)

Rabbi Riskin Appoints First Woman In History of State Of Israel To Head A Religious Beis DinDr. Jennie Rosenfeld, serves as a "Manhiga Ruchanit" in the community of Efrat after being appointed by the city’s "Mora D’asra" Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin. She has completed "heter hora'ah" in the Susi Bradfield Women's Institute for Halakhic Leadership and holds a doctorate in English from the CUNY Graduate Center and has co-authored "Et Le'ehov: The Newlywed's Guide to Physical ...    Full Story »

The Chesed Fund Shatters New Record with More than $2 Million Raised in Six Months!

The Chesed Fund Shatters New Record with More than $2 Million Raised in Six Months!TheChesedFund.com has gone from generating a buzz to a full-fledged household name this year. As more and more people around the world have utilized its user-friendly system & groundbreaking fee-free policy, campaigns are being formed and thriving daily. The only thing more impressive than The Chesed Fund's astounding ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Democratic Party Out Of Touch With American Voters?

Mark Penn, former Hillary Clinton Campaign Advisor, on the fallout from the presidential election and the future of the Democratic Party.

Ben-Dahan Hopes To Have The Solution To Save Netiv HaAvot In Elazar

Ben-Dahan Hopes To Have The Solution To Save Netiv HaAvot In ElazarDeputy Defense Minister (Bayit Yehudi) Eli Ben-Dahan revealed in the Knesset plenum that he believes he has a solution that can save the memorial to Lt.-Colonel Emanuel Moreno HY”D and Lt. Asher Ezra HY”D in the Netiv HaAvot neighborhood of Yishuv Elazar. The memorial is slated for destruction as a result of a left-wing petition to the High Court, which resulted in a demolition ...    Full Story »

Harav Moshe Wolfson And The Skvere Dayan Are Asking For Your Help

Harav Moshe Wolfson And The Skvere Dayan Are Asking For Your Help[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Acheinu Bnei Yisrael It is with a heavy heart that I write to you about three beautiful children that have been forced out of their school. These children, despite being from both wonderful and chashuva families, were sent home from school over the past three and four weeks because their parents could unfortunately not meet their tuition payments. Nothing ...    Full Story »

Iowa Governor Branstad Is Trump's Pick For Ambassador To China

Iowa Governor Branstad Is Trump's Pick For Ambassador To ChinaIowa Gov. Terry Branstad, the incoming Trump administration's pick for ambassador to China, has long promoted his state's abundant agricultural products to China, but he would be thrust into the middle of increasing talk of a trade war with the United States' largest trading partner. Branstad, in his sixth term, is the longest serving governor in U.S. history and has known Chinese ...    Full Story »

Search Underway After U.S. Marine Corps Jet Crashes Off Coast Of Japan

Search Underway After U.S. Marine Corps Jet Crashes Off Coast Of JapanSearch and rescue efforts are underway for a Marine pilot who ejected about 120 miles off the coast of Japan on Wednesday. The pilot ditched his F/A-18 at approximately 6:40 p.m. local time southeast of Iwakuni, Japan, the Marine Corps said in a statement. The aircraft was assigned to 1st Marine Aircraft Wing based out of Okinawa. The cause of the incident is under ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Maalot Yeshiva Fire Caused By Electric Short Circuit

PHOTOS: Maalot Yeshiva Fire Caused By Electric Short Circuit [PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Fire investigators have determined the blaze that swept through the Maalot Yeshiva was caused by an electric short circuit. Officials point out such an incident, at night, can have significantly more serious consequences but the quick response led to only three light cases of smoke inhalation. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
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City Officials: Congress Shortchanging NYC on Trump Security

City Officials: Congress Shortchanging NYC on Trump SecurityNew York City's mayor and other Democratic officials said Wednesday that Congress was proposing to pitch in far too little for protecting Trump Tower: $7 million, a fifth of what New York requested. "New York City taxpayers should not be on the hook for 80 percent of the national bill" to protect President-elect Donald Trump and his family, Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement ...    Full Story »

How The Rich Get Richer This Holiday Season – 3 Opportunities To Act On Now

How The Rich Get Richer This Holiday Season – 3 Opportunities To Act On Now[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] 2016's holiday season is right around the corner, coming up as the grand finale to what has been a year to remember for better and worse in the financial world; from Brexit, Davos and the US elections, to the 17-year low in Natural Gas prices or Gold's best quarter in 30 years earlier this year. While most people in the know are already busy thinking ...    Full Story »

Histadrut Declares A 'Labor Dispute' In Bnei Brak (2 opinions)

Histadrut Declares A 'Labor Dispute' In Bnei BrakThe Histadrut national labor union on Wednesday, 7 Kislev, declared a ‘labor dispute’ over the ongoing dispute with Bnei Brak City Hall. Doing so starts the countdown timer which permits launching a strike after two weeks. During the period of the ‘labor dispute’, both sides are expected to enter into intensive negotiations in the hope of averting a strike. According to ...    Full Story »

Mistrial in 'Open and Shut' Police Shooting Stuns Observers (3 opinions)

Mistrial in 'Open and Shut' Police Shooting Stuns ObserversThe video was unambiguous: A white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man in the back as the man ran away. But a South Carolina jury was unable to agree on a verdict in one of the nation's ghastliest police shootings, with a lone holdout forcing a mistrial. The outcome stung many African-Americans and others. If that kind of evidence can't produce a conviction, they asked, ...    Full Story »

Report: NSA And GCHQ Spying On Israeli Agencies And MK Dr. Ahmed Tibi (3 opinions)

Report: NSA And GCHQ Spying On Israeli Agencies And MK Dr. Ahmed TibiThe French Le-Monde newspaper reports that documents revealed by Edward Snowden show the NSA (National Security Agency) and Britain’s GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) intelligence and security organization have been monitoring Israeli activities, spying on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as well as Foreign Ministry officials, Israeli defense companies, PA officials and ...    Full Story »

Trump Teases State Department Search, Says Romney Still In Mix

Trump Teases State Department Search, Says Romney Still In MixNow Person of the Year as well as president-elect, Donald Trump said Wednesday he expects to select his secretary of state next week and former rival Mitt Romney still has a chance to win the post. "Yes, he does," Trump told NBC's "Today." Romney, the 2012 presidential nominee, was blisteringly critical of Trump on foreign policy and other issues during the businessman's campaign ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Why The US Military Will Become Stronger With Mattis (1 opinions)

FOX News Strategic Analyst retired Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters on Donald Trump appointing James Mattis as the Secretary of Defense.

Amona Understanding Reached Between PM Netanyahu And Bennett May Be Collapsing (1 opinions)

Amona Understanding Reached Between PM Netanyahu And Bennett May Be CollapsingPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his coalition have offered Amona residents to relocate about 80 meters from their current site and they would be relocated to another position on the same mountain, taking advantage of the Abandoned Land Act. However, it is now reported by legal experts that the Yesh Din organization has already filed papers on behalf of Palestinian land owners, who ...    Full Story »

BINA Annual Dinner To Benefit Brain Injury Survivors – This Sunday

BINA Annual Dinner To Benefit Brain Injury Survivors – This Sunday[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] BINA Stroke and Brain Injury Assistance, the only organization providing guidance and assistance to stroke and brain injury survivors in the Jewish community, will host its annual dinner on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Ohel David & Shlomo, located at 710 Shore Boulevard in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. and the program will ...    Full Story »

Official: Refrigerator Potential Source of Deadly Fire That Left 36 people Dead

Official: Refrigerator Potential Source of Deadly Fire That Left 36 people DeadInvestigators said Tuesday a warehouse fire in Oakland that killed 36 people did not appear to have been set intentionally and may have been caused by a refrigerator or other electrical appliance. Details about a possible cause emerged as fire crews nearly completed their search for bodies in the most lethal building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade. The death toll remained at ...    Full Story »

Reported Secret Meeting Between PM Netanyahu And Rabbonim – Was Amona On The Agenda?

Reported Secret Meeting Between PM Netanyahu And Rabbonim – Was Amona On The Agenda?The rabbis who attended a secret meeting late one night this week were asked by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu not to reveal the context of the discussion that took place. In addition to the rabbonim, Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett was present as was Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked. The meeting was held late Monday night the eve of 6 Kislev in the Prime Minister’s Office, ...    Full Story »

A Father Writes What It's Like Raising A Special Needs Child

A Father Writes What It's Like Raising A Special Needs ChildThe phone rang, it was my wife Chavie, I knew she was calling with an update, but it was not one I was hoping for. “The neurologist is pretty certain that he has a diagnosis, but we will get more testing when we’re back in Montana” she said. My heart stopped, my mind raced, shivers went up my spine; I was shocked. I knew her voice, and I knew that this wasn’t good news. Just ...    Full Story »

Honorary Trump Street Signs Removed From Downtown Chicago (4 opinions)

Honorary Trump Street Signs Removed From Downtown ChicagoCity workers have taken down two Donald Trump honorary street signs near his downtown Chicago hotel and condominium tower. Mike Claffey of the city's Department of Transportation says the signs were removed from their posts near the Trump International Hotel & Tower on Sunday. He tells the Chicago Sun-Times that he doesn't know what was done with the signs. The removal comes ...    Full Story »


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