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US Announces Charges in New York Russian Spy Ring Case

US Announces Charges in New York Russian Spy Ring Case
Three people were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that tried to recruit New York City residents as intelligence sources, authorities said. The defendants were directed by Russian authorities "to gather intelligence on, among other subjects, potential United States sanctions against Russian banks and the United States' efforts to develop alternative energy resources," according to a complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan. The case was announced Monday by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. ...

President Rivlin meets with Former US Secretary of State Kissinger

President Rivlin meets with Former US Secretary of State KissingerPresident Reuven Rivlin on Sunday evening 5 Shevat met with Nobel Peace Prize winner and former US Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger. During their discussions, the two discussed a range of issues facing Israel, and spoke about the long history of Israel-US relations. The President thanked Mr. Kissinger for the meeting and said, “We appreciate you and cherish your opinions and ...    Full Story »

Blizzard Message From NYPD [4:00PM EST]

Blizzard Message From NYPD [4:00PM EST]As a result of the large winter storm expected to hit the New York City region this evening, the following closures and alerts have been announced: Beginning at 11:00 pm tonight, January 26th, New York City streets will only be available to emergency vehicles. Beginning at 6:00 pm tonight, January 26th, all New York City Parks will be closed. New York City schools will be ...    Full Story »

MESSAGE FROM NJ STATE POLICE: Abandoned Vehicles on State Roadways to be Towed

MESSAGE FROM NJ STATE POLICE: Abandoned Vehicles on State Roadways to be TowedEffective January 26, at 2:00 p.m., any abandoned or disabled vehicles on State and Interstate roadways will be removed by the New Jersey State Police, county, and local police. This is the directive of Commissioner Jaime Fox of the Department of Transportation. It will remain in effect until 2:00 p.m. on January 27. The purpose of removing abandoned and disabled vehicles is to allow ...    Full Story »

Governor Chris Christie Declares State of Emergency As Winter Storm Hits New Jersey

Governor Chris Christie Declares State of Emergency As Winter Storm Hits New JerseyWith Winter Storm Juno expected to impede transportation and travel throughout New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie today declared a State of Emergency, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies. Commuters are ...    Full Story »

Ramapo: Storm Update from Supervisor Christopher P. St. Lawrence

Ramapo: Storm Update from Supervisor Christopher P. St. LawrenceAs many of you know, there is a major winter storm forecasted for our area, which will include significant snowfall and strong winds. It is anticipated that there will be light snow showers falling intermittently throughout the daylight hours today, with the storm picking up in intensity later this afternoon. The snowfall is expected increase drastically this evening and during the ...    Full Story »

Far Rockaway / 5 Towns: Blizzard Message From Achiezer Organization

Far Rockaway / 5 Towns: Blizzard Message From Achiezer OrganizationDear Community Member, Though we have previously experienced many snowstorms and other types of storms, with the media and NWS predicting that this will be a historic mega storm like we've never seen before, we felt compelled to send out this bulletin with some very important safety items. After meeting together this morning, this joint message is from: Hatzolah, JCCRP, Villages ...    Full Story »

NYC: National Grid Prepared for Major Winter Storm

NYC: National Grid Prepared for Major Winter StormA winter storm system is expected to hit our area and forecasters are calling for potentially heavy snow across New York City and Long Island Monday into Wednesday. Forecasters warn that this storm could bring blizzard conditions with high winds, freezing temperatures and moderate coastal flooding. National Grid field crews and support personnel are prepared in the event the weather ...    Full Story »

Blizzard Update From NYC Mayor de Blasio At 3:00PM EST

Blizzard Update From NYC Mayor de Blasio At 3:00PM ESTMayor de Blasio today updated New Yorkers on the approaching winter storm, warning people to refrain from travel as the storm’s intensity worsens this afternoon and through Tuesday. The mayor will issue a local Winter Weather Emergency Declaration restricting travel in all cases except emergencies beginning at 11 PM Monday. The latest forecasts anticipate approximately two feet of ...    Full Story »

NYC Councilman Greenfield's Tips for Blizzard Safety

NYC Councilman Greenfield's Tips for Blizzard SafetyDear Neighbor, A huge snowstorm is due to hit New York City this afternoon through Tuesday night. A Blizzard Warning is now in effect as a projected two feet or more of snow will fall over the next thirty-six hours. Here are some tips and advisories: DO NOT DRIVE AFTER 5PM TODAY! The reason is simple: 1) the roads will be treacherous 2) the Sanitation Department needs clear ...    Full Story »

NYS Governor Cuomo Declares State Of Emergency In All Downstate Counties

NYS Governor Cuomo Declares State Of Emergency In All Downstate CountiesGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today declared a state of emergency for the following counties ahead of the extreme winter storm expected to bring heavy snowfall and high winds: Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Ulster and Westchester and contiguous counties. In addition, the Governor announced a tractor trailer ban will be in effect ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner: One Cannot Back a Party that Endorses Visiting Har Habayis

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner: One Cannot Back a Party that Endorses Visiting Har HabayisRabbi Shlomo Aviner Shlita, Mora D’asra of Yishai Beit El and Rosh Yeshivat Ateret Kohanim spoke with Kol Berama Radio on Monday morning 6 Shevat. The rav was asked if he still backs the Yachad party headed by MK Eli Yishai. The rav has spoken out and     Full Story »

WikiLeaks Slams Google Over Delay in Revealing US Warrants

WikiLeaks Slams Google Over Delay in Revealing US WarrantsThe secrets-spilling group WikiLeaks has criticized Google for failing to inform it about U.S. search warrants issued against three of its staff. The warrants issued in March 2012 required Google to hand over the phone numbers, IP addresses, credit card details, contents of all emails and other information for Sarah Harrison, Kristinn Hrafnsson and Joseph Faerrell. They were ...    Full Story »

Yemenite Community to Back Yachad Party & Receive Representation (1 opinions)

Yemenite Community to Back Yachad Party & Receive Representation A big achievement for Eli Yishai and his Yachad party as the leading rabbonim in Israel’s Yemenite community have come out in support for Yishai. The deal includes a representative of that community will be placed in a realistic slot in the lineup. Shas for years tried to receive the official backing of these rabbonim but never succeeded. It is pointed out that a written agreement was ...    Full Story »

The Sanzer Rebbe on the Split in Shas (2 opinions)

The Sanzer Rebbe on the Split in ShasThe Sanzer Rebbe Shlita spoke out about the split in Shas. The rebbe on Sunday night the eve of 6 Shevat addressed the split in the chareidi community and the establishment of the new Yachad party headed by Eli Yishai. The rebbe stated “Od Yosef Chai, Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia ZT”L watches from above. He knows the truth and does not like when his words are not interpreted ...    Full Story »

New Jersey's Christie Launches Political Action Committee (1 opinions)

New Jersey's Christie Launches Political Action CommitteeNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him to raise money for a potential 2016 campaign. Opening the political action committee allows Christie to begin to hire staffers, build the foundations of a campaign operation and travel across the country as he weighs a final decision on a run. He's not ...    Full Story »

Arabs Attack Avreichim in Haifa (2 opinions)

Arabs Attack Avreichim in HaifaArab youths, some masked, entered the chareidi neighborhood of Haifa and began to assault avreichim while yelling “slaughter the Jews” in Arabic. Some of the attackers were apprehended during a police chase. According to reports, at about 23:30 on Sunday night the eve of 6 Shevat, the group arrived carrying clubs, slingshots, stones and other items capable of inflicting pain and ...    Full Story »

Minister Orbach Remains Hospitalized - His Mother OBM is Niftar

Minister Orbach Remains Hospitalized - His Mother OBM is NiftarWhile Minister of Senior Citizen Affairs (Bayit Yehudi) Uri Orbach remains hospitalized in Shaare Zedek Medical Center he learned of the petira of his mother, Peninah Orbach ob”m. His elderly mother was niftar during the night, in her home. The levaya took place in the Segulah Beis Hachaim at 2:00PM on Monday, 6 Shevat. Orbach has been hospitalized for a number of weeks. Last week ...    Full Story »

Iranian Website: Iran is Targeting PM Netanyahu's Children (4 opinions)

Iranian Website: Iran is Targeting PM Netanyahu's ChildrenThe Iranian Mashregh website reports that following the latest strike in Syria which Iran is blaming on Israel, Tehran has added Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s sons, Yair and Avner as future potential targets. A number of terrorists were eliminated in the 27 Teves aerial assault, including Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of assassinated Hizbullah commander Imad Mughniyeh. Also killed ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Mitzvah Tanks Mobilize in N. Israel Amid Mounting Tensions Along the Border (2 opinions)

PHOTOS: Mitzvah Tanks Mobilize in N. Israel Amid Mounting Tensions Along the Border[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] With the IDF on the highest alert along the northern border since the Second Lebanon War, some IDF commanders realized it was time to call out the heavy troops. A call was placed to one of the ...    Full Story »

Small Drone Crashes At White House Complex, Origin Unclear (1 opinions)

Small Drone Crashes At White House Complex, Origin UnclearA small drone flying at low altitude crashed into the White House complex before dawn Monday, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama was not at home. The crash prompted an immediate lockdown of the White House campus until officials could determine that the device didn't pose a threat. The Secret Service said the device was a commercially available quadcopter — a small, ...    Full Story »

What You Need to Know About the Snow Headed to the Northeast

What You Need to Know About the Snow Headed to the NortheastThe busy Northeast corridor prepared for a winter wallop that was expected to bring up to 2 feet of snow from northern New Jersey all the way up to Massachusetts. Here's what residents of the big cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic need to know about the coming storm: ——— SNOWSTORM VS. BLIZZARD: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE? The National Weather Service issued a blizzard ...    Full Story »

Airlines Cancel Thousands of Flights Ahead of Northeast Snow

Airlines Cancel Thousands of Flights Ahead of Northeast SnowAirlines cancelled thousands of flights into and out of East Coast airports as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region. JetBlue, whose flights are largely in the Northeast, has already cancelled about a third of its entire schedule. Airlines cancelled 2,194 flights Monday, according to the flight tracking site FlightAware. More than 2,000 ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Sikrikim Protest Outside Home of Rav Sternbuch, Who they Label 'Reform Rabbi' (8 opinions)

PHOTOS: Sikrikim Protest Outside Home of Rav Sternbuch, Who they Label 'Reform Rabbi'In their latest affront to Talmidei Chachamim, a group of sikrikim protested outside the home of Eida Chareidis Ravaad HaGaon HaRav Moshe Sternbuch Shlita. The protestors, 15 in number, spread fish oil near the entrance of the rav’s home and carried signs against him including one written in Hebrew saying “Reform Rabbi”. The delinquents protested the rav’s psak halacha which ...    Full Story »
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Urgent Joint Message From Hatzolah of Boro Park, BP Shomrim, Chaverim And Misaskim (1 opinions)

Urgent Joint Message From Hatzolah of Boro Park, BP Shomrim, Chaverim And MisaskimIn anticipation of the upcoming blizzard we have collaborated and prepared the necessary resources to help those in need. Please take note of the following important information: 1- We urge you to not take your car out once the storm hits-- you will not be able to park it properly. By the last big storm the plows couldn't get through and ambulances could not get around because of ...    Full Story »

Efforts to Arrange a Meeting between President Rivlin and President Obama Fail (1 opinions)

Efforts to Arrange a Meeting between President Rivlin and President Obama FailThe White House has turned down efforts to arrange a meeting between President Barak Obama and Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin. Tensions have been running high between Jerusalem and Washington surrounding a planned ...    Full Story »

Blizzard Warning For NYC And Suburbs, Starting 1PM Monday

Blizzard Warning For NYC And Suburbs, Starting 1PM MondayA blizzard warning is in effect for the metropolitan area from lunchtime Monday until midnight Tuesday. The National Weather Service says the storm is starting with light snow Monday morning. About 1 to 3 inches are possibly by sunset. The intensity of the snow will pick up after that. The agency says 2 to 4 inches per hour are expected to fall Monday night into Tuesday morning. ...    Full Story »

NY Governor Urges Commuters To Stay Home Due To Storm

NY Governor Urges Commuters To Stay Home Due To StormNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging commuters to stay home on Monday, if possible. Cuomo said roads and public transportation throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island could be closed due to a storm that threatens to dump over two feet of snow on the region. Cuomo also urged commuters to leave work early on Monday. A blizzard warning was issued for a 250-mile ...    Full Story »

Sheldon Silver To Temporarily Relinquish Speaker Duties

Sheldon Silver To Temporarily Relinquish Speaker DutiesThe speaker of the New York state Assembly plans to temporarily cede power to a small group of top lawmakers as he fights federal corruption charges. A spokesman for Speaker Sheldon Silver says the Manhattan Democrat plans to brief Democratic members of the Assembly on his intentions Monday. Silver spokesman Michael Whyland says the speaker is not stepping down but plans to ...    Full Story »

That House or Business in Israel

That House or Business in Israel[By Rabbi Yair Hoffman] Two cars, a garage, and a home in the suburbs – this is generally known as the American dream. But what is the American Jewish dream? Many would answer – two cars, a garage, a home in the suburbs, and another home in Eretz Yisroel. Some of those who have fulfilled this American Jewish dream will often run into a halachic question: Sometimes they are in ...    Full Story »

Hero Bus Driver Recalls the Day of the Stabbing Attack (2 opinions)

Hero Bus Driver Recalls the Day of the Stabbing AttackDan Bus Company driver Herzl Biton, 40, has regained consciousness and recalls the painful events of last week when an Islamic terrorist armed with a knife boarded his bus. He explains how he swerved the bus in the hope of the lone terrorist ...    Full Story »

Diamond Smuggler Nabbed at Ben-Gurion Airport (1 opinions)

Diamond Smuggler Nabbed at Ben-Gurion AirportA Jerusalem resident returning home on a flight from Italy was arrested at Ben-Gurion International Airport trying to smuggle diamonds. One package was wrapped in toilet paper, placed in his coat and a second in his handbag, wrapped in tape. The 43-year-old man entered via the Green Line but customs inspectors were suspicious. They stopped him for inspection and found he was carrying ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Moshe Hager Receives the 4th Slot in Yachad Lineup (1 opinions)

Rabbi Moshe Hager Receives the 4th Slot in Yachad LineupRabbi Moshe Hager will be in the fourth position on the Yachad party’s lineup in the 20th Knesset election race. The first slot will be Eli Yishai, the party leader and founder. He is followed by former Bayit Yehudi MK Yoni Chetboun. It remains unknown who will be in the third slot but this will have to be announced by midnight Thursday, 9 Shevat, when the lists for the upcoming ...    Full Story »

Egged Drivers Call Off Strike Planned for Monday

Egged Drivers Call Off Strike Planned for MondayGood news this Monday morning for commuters are management and the union representing over 6,500 salaried drivers reached an understanding during the night that averted the strike planned for today, 6 Shevat. The salaried drivers employed by Egged threatened a one-day warning strike on Monday, a strike that would have severely impacted bus service nationwide. Egged CEO Avi ...    Full Story »

Beit Shemesh City Hall to Compensate Plaintiffs in Modesty Signs Case (7 opinions)

Beit Shemesh City Hall to Compensate Plaintiffs in Modesty Signs CaseAttorney Orly Erez-Likhovski of the Israel Religious Action Center of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism filed suit on behalf of four Beit Shemesh women who demanding the removal of modesty signs in the city. They referred to signs that instructed women to walk on a designated sidewalk and dress in a fashion deemed suitable to the chareidi tzibur. Justice David Gidoni ruled ...    Full Story »

Airlines Prepare To Shut Down In Northeast For Snowstorm

Airlines Prepare To Shut Down In Northeast For SnowstormAirlines are preparing to shut down operations along the East Coast as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region. Around 700 flights scheduled for Monday are expected to be cancelled, according to the flight tracking site FlightAware. Most major airlines are allowing customers whose flights are canceled in the next few days to book new flights ...    Full Story »

Likud Recount Promised in Hotevely Dichter Dispute (1 opinions)

Likud Recount Promised in Hotevely Dichter DisputeAfter the Likud Court gave Tzipi Hotevely the party’s 20th slot on the election ticket, the party’s Supreme Court overturned the decision in the ongoing dispute with Avi Dichter and ordered a recount of the votes from the primary election. Dichter was in the 20th slot and Hotevely in the 26th position. The two have been back and forth in the party’s court over who gets the 20th ...    Full Story »

Charlie Hebdo Promotional Event in Israel Cancelled (1 opinions)

Charlie Hebdo Promotional Event in Israel CancelledSteimatzky has decided to cancel the planned launch of the Charlie Hebdo magazine in its stores. Yisrael Beitenu party leader Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman calls on his supporters to buy thousands of copies. Lieberman insists the magazine sales must continue as planned to send a clear message to radical Islam as he told supporters “We won’t permit radical Islam to intimidate us ...    Full Story »


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