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Israel: 21,850 News Cars on the Road in February 2015

Israel: 21,850 News Cars on the Road in February 2015
February was a strong month for car imports as 21,850 new vehicles were given over to their owners during the month, representing a 2.7% increase from February 2014. A total of 55,840 new cars were given over during the first two months of 2015, representing a 15% increase from the same time period in 2014. Leading the group in February was Hyundai with 7,035 vehicles. Second place is Toyota with 5,852 vehicle followed by KIA with 5,718 vehicles and Mazda in fourth place with 5,557 vehicles. Fifth place goes to Mitsubishi (3,982) followed ...

Lapid: We Will Fight With All Our Might for Giyur Bill

Lapid: We Will Fight With All Our Might for Giyur BillMK Yair Lapid told Channel 20 that his party will do its utmost to advance the Giyur Bill that liberalizes conversions in Israel. Lapid stated that he initially told MK Elazar Stern that he wanted the new giyur in the form of a bill since that is more difficult to change than a cabinet decision. Lapid added that most of the Bayit Yehudi faction supports the bill so he believes it should ...    Full Story »

Chief Rabbinate: Purim to be Observed on 15 Adar in Ramot

Chief Rabbinate: Purim to be Observed on 15 Adar in RamotThe matter of Purim observance in the Ramot neighborhood of Yerushalayim is a hot topic as a number of poskim has released piskei halacha. Rishon L’Tzion HaGaon HaRav Yitzchak Yosef Shlita ruled that residents are ...    Full Story »
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VIDEO: Protesters Disrupt Rav Amnon Yitzchak's Shiur (1 opinions)

Protestors were on hand in Yerushalayim on Monday evening 11 Adar trying to disrupt a shiur given by Rav Amnon Yitzchak. The rav was addressing an audience of hundreds in an address in Shaar Ha’ir. Some of the dozens of protesters outside explained ...    Full Story »

'The Plea Bargain is a Crime'

'The Plea Bargain is a Crime'“There is no deterrence factor and human life has become cheap,” said Chaim Levanon, the father of Yinon HY”D, in response to the intent of the Attorney General's office to request a lenient sentence for the illegal worker smuggler, Sa'id Al-Nabari, who killed his son. The family also stated that “The plea bargain is a crime.” The Attorney General's office informed Levanon's ...    Full Story »

US Running Out Of Room To Store Oil; Price Collapse Next?

US Running Out Of Room To Store Oil; Price Collapse Next?The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months. For the past seven weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an average of 1 million more barrels of oil every day than it is consuming. That extra crude is flowing into storage tanks, especially at the country's main ...    Full Story »

A Hero Among Us: Battling for Israelis in Need

A Hero Among Us: Battling for Israelis in NeedIn the face of rising poverty in Israel, where one in six families goes deeper into debt every month and cannot cover their cost of living, one organization is stepping in to help the myriad of need families across the country. Aryeh Weingarten, Director of Karmey Chesed, explained to Breaking Israel News how the rising cost of living in Israel has led to overwhelming calls for ...    Full Story »

Baruch Marzel: Lieberman Turns Right-Wing During Election Campaign (1 opinions)

Baruch Marzel: Lieberman Turns Right-Wing During Election CampaignYachad party candidate Baruch Marzel feels that Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has changed his stripes to portray himself as right-wing during the election campaign. He explains that Lieberman is now calling for the death penalty for terrorists in campaign ads while members of his faction voted to release terrorists from prison. Marzel made his comments during a party election ...    Full Story »

For Purim: Story Behind The Picture (1 opinions)

For Purim: Story Behind The PictureREPRINTED FROM THE YWN ARCHIVES: Ever wonder about the story behind a picture? Well, this is this picture’s story. Standing near a car with a group of friends on Purim afternoon, in the Ave. N and East 20′s vicinity (Flatbush), my brother suddenly felt something hit his face. While trying to knock off the unknown object, he began to feel a burning sensation on his right cheek ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Surprise IDF Preparedness Drill in Yehuda & Shomron

VIDEO: Surprise IDF Preparedness Drill in Yehuda & Shomron[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A surprise IDF preparedness exercise was held in Yehuda and Shomron on Monday to simulate many difficult scenarios, including the kidnapping of citizens, terror attacks and more. Thousands of standing army soldiers took part in the major training event along with 13,000 reservists. Senior IDF officials stress the drill was planned well in advance and in ...    Full Story »

Hikind: Netanyahu's Address May Save The World From Nuclear Proliferation And Disaster

Hikind: Netanyahu's Address May Save The World From Nuclear Proliferation And DisasterNY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) says the world owes an enormous debt of gratitude to Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu for sharing the cold, hard facts about Iran. “Why did President Obama fear this speech?” asks Hikind. “The speech is over and nothing catastrophic occurred. The world is still standing. Clearly, it’s not speeches from our allies that we ...    Full Story »

Ya'alon Accuses Bennett of Seeking to Capitalize on Gaza Offensive

Ya'alon Accuses Bennett of Seeking to Capitalize on Gaza OffensiveDefense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Tuesday 12 Adar attacked Naftali Bennett, accusing of seeking political gain from Operation Protective Edge, the IDF counter-terrorism offensive against Hamas in 2014. Ya’alon explains that Bennett’s actions during and after the offensive are unacceptable, calling them “muktzah”. Ya’alon told Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) that Bennett’s ...    Full Story »

A Complication For The Fed: Rate Cuts By Other Central Banks

A Complication For The Fed: Rate Cuts By Other Central BanksThe world's central banks are injecting a new complication into the Federal Reserve's decision on when to raise interest rates from record lows: They're cutting their own rates. A Fed rate hike that comes as other central banks are reducing theirs would likely boost the U.S. dollar's value. A stronger dollar would make U.S. imports cheaper, lower overall prices and likely make it ...    Full Story »

Knesset Channel Poll: Labor/The Movement Still in the Lead (1 opinions)

Knesset Channel Poll: Labor/The Movement Still in the LeadThe latest Knesset Channel poll released on Tuesday, 12 Adar, shows that Labor/ The Movement list remains in the lead with 24 seats. The poll was carried out by Panels Politics involving 800 respondents. The margin of error is +/- 3.1%. Labor/The Movement: 24 Likud: 21 Yesh Atid: 13 Arab bloc: 13 Bayit Yehudi: 12 Kulanu: 8 Shas: 7 Yahadut Hatorah: 7 Meretz: ...    Full Story »

Degel Faction MKs Meet With Maran HaRav Shteinman

Degel Faction MKs Meet With Maran HaRav ShteinmanDegel Hatorah party MKs Moshe Gafne, Yaakov Asher, and Uri Maklev on Tuesday 12 Adar met with Maran HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita in the gadol hador’s home. Also present was the fourth candidate on the Degel list Eliezer Sorotzkin. As Election Day nears, 26 Adar, the MKs met with the gadol hador to confer with him as efforts continue to gain an eighth seat in the ...    Full Story »

FACT CHECK: Did Netanyahu Go Too Far in US Speech? (4 opinions)

FACT CHECK: Did Netanyahu Go Too Far in US Speech?Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overstated Iran's domination of the Middle East and understated the timespan of the nuclear deal taking shape with Tehran, while neglecting the role of Congress in lifting Iranian sanctions, in his speech to U.S. lawmakers Tuesday. On the whole, Netanyahu largely adhered to what is known about the nuclear negotiations between world powers and ...    Full Story »

The PA Heading to The Hague in April

The PA Heading to The Hague in AprilAFP News reported on Monday 11 Adar that the PA (Palestinian Authority) plans to take its case to the International Criminal Court in The Hague in April 2015. If this is so, it will be the PA’s first case against Israel in the international court. The report states the case will be filed on April 1st, the day the PA officially joins The Hague. This would be in line with statements ...    Full Story »

WATCH: President Obama Discusses PM Netanyahu's Speech (8 opinions)

The following is VIA Telegraph President Barack Obama says "there was nothing new" in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress panning US-led nuclear talks with Iran US President Barack Obama said there was "nothing new" in ...    Full Story »

Judge Rules Man Will Be Tried in Kansas Jewish Site Killings

Judge Rules Man Will Be Tried in Kansas Jewish Site KillingsA white supremacist accused of gunning down three people at Jewish sites in Kansas will go on trial for capital murder, a judge ruled Tuesday. District Judge Kelly Ryan decided sufficient evidence exists to try Frazier Glenn Miller, 74, of Aurora, Missouri, in the 2014 deaths at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park and a nearby Jewish retirement ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: This Sunday: We Are All Achiezer!

VIDEO: This Sunday: We Are All Achiezer![VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] While our Far Rockaway and Five Towns community has come to regard Achiezer as their anchor and go-to resource, something exceptional has occurred. The lines have blurred in the most beautiful way possible--Achiezer--the name that says it all has become an all-encompassing organization. Not as an organization, but as a people. Every one of us has become ...    Full Story »

Livni: A Coalition With the Right And the Chareidim Will Send Us Back to the Dark Days (6 opinions)

Livni: A Coalition With the Right And the Chareidim Will Send Us Back to the Dark DaysMK Tzipi Livni on Monday evening addressed an election event for the Labor/The Movement list, where she holds the second slot. Her message to potential voters was that if Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is reelected and he forms a coalition government with Bayit Yehudi and the chareidim, “He will bring us back to the days of darkness and the only chance to maintain liberalism and ...    Full Story »

Obama: Netanyahu Offers No Viable Alternative To Iran Talks (10 opinions)

Obama: Netanyahu Offers No Viable Alternative To Iran TalksPresident Barack Obama says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH’-hoo) didn’t offer any “viable alternatives” to the nuclear negotiations with Iran during his speech to Congress. Obama says he read a transcript of Netanyahu’s speech Tuesday. He says “there was nothing new” in the speech. Obama says Netanyahu made almost the same speech when he ...    Full Story »

The Case of the Shalach Manos that was Baked on Shabbos (1 opinions)

The Case of the Shalach Manos that was Baked on Shabbos[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] A reader recently posed the following question: If a person purposely cooked on Shabbos, he cannot benefit from that food ever. The question is: Can he give that food to another for mishloach manos, since (1) the other person is allowed to eat it and (2) “the mitzvos were not given for our benefit”? Thank you. A freilechen Purim. Dear ...    Full Story »

Chaverim Of Queens Announces Purim 'Don't Drink And Drive' Program

Chaverim Of Queens Announces Purim 'Don't Drink And Drive' ProgramChaverim of Queens, founded In memory of Mr. Jack Friedman  a”h,  started in January 2008 and now has over 70 volunteers who have responded to thousands of calls for help and has lived up to its namesake as an established and reliable organization attentive to the needs of the Community. The acts of chesed that the volunteers of this organization do on a daily basis, does not go ...    Full Story »

A Message From The Kalever Rebbe For Purim 5775 - What's The Solution For The Iranian-Persian Threat? (3 opinions)

A Message From The Kalever Rebbe For Purim 5775 - What's The Solution For The Iranian-Persian Threat? Horrific acts of anti-Semitism have recently spiked in Israel, Europe, and even in the United States of America. Jews in Paris, London, Buenos Aires, New York and alas, even in Jerusalem, are feeling increasingly insecure in the face of actual and threatened violence. We still reel from the dreadful, fatal attacks carried out against our holy brethren in a Har Nof synagogue and a ...    Full Story »

Galei Tzahal Election Poll: Frum Parties Have a Total of 17 Seats (1 opinions)

 Galei Tzahal Election Poll: Frum Parties Have a Total of 17 SeatsA Midgam election poll commissioned by Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) shows that Shas, Yahadut Hatorah and Yachad will receive a total of 17 seats. The poll’s results were released on Tuesday morning, 12 Adar, showing Shas continues its decline. Another poll shows that Shas has lost almost half of its support from the chareidi community, dropping from 24% to 13%. Labor/The Movement: ...    Full Story »

The Purim Revolution Needs You (1 opinions)

The Purim Revolution Needs YouThe Purim revolution is growing every year. This year, more than ever before, with the current difficult matzav for our B’nei Torah, the world is scrutinizing our every action. There is so much negativity worldwide that we are able to change. Let us give our Yeshiva Bochurim an opportunity to portray a positive message of simchas Purim. Six years ago on Purim night a ...    Full Story »
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Hilchos Uminhagei Purim 5775 By Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski

Hilchos Uminhagei Purim 5775 By Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Purim. The Piskei Din for the most part are based purely on the Sugyos, Shulchan Aruch and Ramah, and the Mishna Berura, unless stated otherwise. They are based on my understanding of the aforementioned texts through the teachings of my Rebeim. As individual circumstances are often important in determining the psak ...    Full Story »

Nancy Pelosi on Netanyahu Speech: 'Saddened by the Insult to the Intelligence of the United States (9 opinions)

Nancy Pelosi on Netanyahu Speech: 'Saddened by the Insult to the Intelligence of the United States Here is Nancy Pelosi's full statement on the Speech given by Prime Minister Netanyahu: “The unbreakable bonds between the United States and Israel are rooted in our shared values, our common ideals and mutual interests.  Ours is a deep and abiding friendship that will always reach beyond party. Americans stand shoulder to shoulder with the Israeli people.  The state of Israel ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND FULL TEXT: Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Congress Speech on the Iranian Nuclear Threat, 2015 (11 opinions)

VIDEO AND FULL TEXT: Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Congress Speech on the Iranian Nuclear Threat, 2015[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Below is the full transcript of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks before Congress on March 3rd, 2015. NETANYAHU: Thank you. (APPLAUSE) Thank you… (APPLAUSE) … Speaker of the House John Boehner, President Pro Tem Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator Minority — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy ...    Full Story »

NYC Mayor Suggests His Relationship With The NYPD Has Improved

NYC Mayor Suggests His Relationship With The NYPD Has ImprovedNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is once again explaining his remarks about his biracial son and interactions with officers, saying they weren't disrespectful to police. During a Monday night appearance on Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, de Blasio said the comments were not new and referred to a part of history that still hasn't been worked out. When a ...    Full Story »

Summer Tour with Rabbi Yissocher Frand: Amsterdam, Alsace, Strasbourg, Michelstadt & more!

Summer Tour with Rabbi Yissocher Frand: Amsterdam, Alsace, Strasbourg, Michelstadt & more! [COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Announcing registration now opened for the Nesivos / Jewish Legacy Tours  - Summer Tour 2015 – Jewels of Jewish Europe – August 3-10, 2015! This summer treat yourself to the ultimate summer tour and vacation; Amsterdam, Alsace, Strasbourg, Michelstadt, Antwerp, Frankfurt am Main, Worms, Mainz & more! Explore the the enchanting villages, historical ...    Full Story »

Full List of Democrats that Attended PM Netanyahu's Speech (7 opinions)

Full List of Democrats that Attended PM Netanyahu's Speech The following officials attended the speech on Capitol hill given by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Rep. Pete Aguilar (Calif.) Rep. Brad Ashford (Neb.) Rep. Joyce Beatty (Ohio) Rep. Don Beyer (Va.) Rep. Sanford Bishop (Ga.) Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (Ore.) Rep. Brendan Boyle (Pa.) Rep. Michael Capuano (Mass.) Rep. Matt Cartwright (Pa.) Rep. Kathy Castor ...    Full Story »

Clinton Used Personal Email Account As Secretary Of State

Clinton Used Personal Email Account As Secretary Of StateHillary Rodham Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address. Deputy State Department spokesperson Marie Harf says the department asked former secretaries of state last year for records that should be preserved. In response to that request, Clinton provided emails from her time as the nation's top ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Ex-CIA Chief David Petraeus to Plead Guilty to Mishandling Classified Info

BREAKING: Ex-CIA Chief David Petraeus to Plead Guilty to Mishandling Classified InfoFormer CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials, the Justice Department said Tuesday. A Justice Department statement says a plea agreement has been filed in U.S. District Court in Charlotte, North Carolina. The agency says the former top Army general was charged with one count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified ...    Full Story »

These Democrats Skipped the Prime Minister's Speech (7 opinions)

These Democrats Skipped  the Prime Minister's Speech Here is the full list of Democrats that are skipping Netanyahu's speech. The list is via TheHill.Com House (48) Rep. Karen Bass (Calif.) — In a statement, Bass said that she would be in Los Angeles for a city council election. “My support for a strong U.S.-Israel ...    Full Story »

US Intelligence Official: Iran Involved in Fight Against IS (2 opinions)

US Intelligence Official: Iran Involved in Fight Against ISAmerica's top intelligence official says Iran is involved in the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says Tehran has "a very robust commitment to the fight" and has people there in an advisory capacity. In an interview broadcast Tuesday on CBS, Clapper says the Iranians have "brought in large amounts of weaponry" to ...    Full Story »

A Global Purim Shiur with World-Renowned Chabad Chossid and Mashpia Rabbi Manis Friedman

A Global Purim Shiur with World-Renowned Chabad Chossid and Mashpia Rabbi Manis Friedman[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] It's Good to Know invites you to join Rabbi Manis Friedman for a free Purim Inspiration Tele-Conference titled:   The Megillah: A story that was, or a story that will be?    Every story in the Torah has numerous layers.    In this tele-conference, Rabbi Friedman will help you find a lesson from the Purim story that will change your ...    Full Story »

Halachic Analysis: Dressing Up On Purim

Halachic Analysis: Dressing Up On Purim[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] It is surely not one of our run-of-the-mill Minhagim. Generally, our Minhagim deal with simanim – signs that indicate good mazel rather than bad fortune. They deal with eating or not eating specific foods- Example: Shvuos we eat milchigs, Chanukah – latkes, Rosh HaShana – honey. We don’t eat nuts or chrein during Yomim Noraim. Our other Minhagim ...    Full Story »


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