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Death Of Russian Ambassador To UN Needs To Be Studied More

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Death Of Russian Ambassador To UN Needs To Be Studied More
The cause and manner of death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations needs to be studied further, the city medical examiner said Tuesday, a day after the diplomat fell ill at his office at Russia's U.N. mission and died at a hospital. Further study usually includes toxicology and other screenings, which can take weeks. The case was referred to the medical examiner's office by the hospital, spokeswoman Julie Bolcer said. Vitaly Churkin, who died a day before his 65th birthday, had been Russia's envoy at the United Nations since ...

WATCH: 1 Minute Video On Cancer Within The Community

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Jewish Leaders, Lithuanian Ambassador To U.S., Meet To Discuss Ancient Vilnius Jewish Cemetery

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Jewish Leaders, Lithuanian Ambassador To U.S., Meet To Discuss Ancient Vilnius Jewish CemeteryA delegation of American Jewish leaders met last Wednesday with Lithuanian Ambassador to the US, Rolandas Kriščiūnas in an effort to forestall planned development in the old Jewish cemetery in Vilnius. The cemetery in question (‘Shnipishok’) dates over five centuries and while the Nazis cleared the cemetery of all tombstones and grave markers, many thousands of graves remain ...    Full Story »

Rav Galai Sent By Rav Kanievsky on Special Pilgrimage To Kever, Limited Space on Tefila List Available (1 opinions)

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Jewish Leaders, Lithuanian Ambassador To U.S., Meet To Discuss Ancient Vilnius Jewish CemeteryFor one week only, Jews around the world are taking part in an unbelievable opportunity: To be davened for by two of the holiest talmidei chachamim in the world, at a European kever known for its tremendous nissim. Sar HaTorah Rav Chaim Kanievsky has sent Rav Shimon Galai as a special shaliach to daven at the holy & famous kever of The Baal Shem of Michelstadt. Davening at this ...    Full Story »

Threat Of Cyber Attack Is Biggest Fear For Businesses

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Threat Of Cyber Attack Is Biggest Fear For BusinessesThe threat of cyber attacks and political instability resulting from rising populism are among the biggest worries for businesses around the world, according to a study of companies in 79 countries. The No. 1 issue for executives working in business continuity and resilience is the threat from hackers, with 88 percent of companies included in the survey saying they are "extremely ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel Lauds Plan To Overhaul And Expand Ohio's Voucher Programs

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Agudath Israel Lauds Plan To Overhaul And Expand Ohio's Voucher ProgramsToday, Ohio State Senator Matt Huffman (R-Lima), vice chairman of the Senate Education Committee, unveiled a ground-breaking bill to improve upon Ohio's existing private school choice programs and provide opportunities to many more students. Currently, Ohio has five separate scholarship programs. Two of them are for students with special needs while each of the other three programs has ...    Full Story »

Yuval Council Boss Backs Levy Despite Anti-Chareidi Statements

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Yuval Council Boss Backs Levy Despite Anti-Chareidi StatementsThe head of the Yuvalim community council which is responsible for Kiryat Yovel, Roni Sharon, has come out in support of senior local official Yechiel Levy, who during a Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) interview explained his plan to oust the ...    Full Story »

Op-Ed By Chuck Schumer: Jeff Sessions Must Recuse Himself From The Flynn Investigation (4 opinions)

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Op-Ed By Chuck Schumer: Jeff Sessions Must Recuse Himself From The Flynn InvestigationThe gravity of the issues raised by the events that led to national security adviser Michael Flynn's resignation cannot be overstated or ignored. Revelations about Flynn's contact with the Russians and reports indicating that he may have lied to the FBI about that contact may be only the tip of the iceberg. There's an overwhelming view in our intelligence community that Russia tried to ...    Full Story »

Azariya Begins Serving Manslaughter Sentence In March

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Azariya Begins Serving Manslaughter Sentence In MarchFollowing the announcement of the 18-month sentence in the manslaughter trial of Sgt. Elor Azariya, the court announced he will be permitted a number of weeks to get his affairs in order before beginning to ...    Full Story »

Cost Of Olive Oil May Rise 20 Percent After Bad Italian Harvest

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Cost Of Olive Oil May Rise 20 Percent After Bad Italian HarvestFrom specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, lovers of Italian olive oil are in for some sticker shock this year, with prices due to jump by as much as 20 percent. The combination of bad weather and pests hit the harvest in Southern Europe, most of all in Italy, where production is halved from last fall. That's pushing up Italian wholesale prices by 64 percent as of ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: IDF Continues Battling PA-Based Terror (2 opinions)

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PHOTOS: IDF Continues Battling PA-Based Terror [PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The IDF during the night (Monday to Tuesday) of 25 Shevat continued operating in PA (Palestinian Authority) areas as part of the ongoing war against the PA-based terrorist infrastructure. A weapons factory was found in Tel in the confines of the Shomron Regional Council. Soldiers confiscated lathes and other machines used to tool weapons. In addition, ...    Full Story »

Yahoo Salvages Verizon Deal With $350 Million Discount

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Yahoo Salvages Verizon Deal With $350 Million DiscountYahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal information stored in more than 1 billion Yahoo user accounts. The revised agreement announced Tuesday eases investor worries that Verizon Communications Inc. would demand a discount of at least $1 billion or cancel the deal ...    Full Story »

PMO's Office Clarifies: Amona 3 Will Be Built (2 opinions)

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PMO's Office Clarifies: Amona 3 Will Be BuiltFollowing rumors that the promise to Amona evictees to rebuild the community will not be fulfilled, the Prime Minister’s Office on Monday 24 Shevat responded. In the official statement, the evictees are promised that the deal made between the ...    Full Story »

Pinpointing Cause Of Death For NK's Kim Jong Nam May Be Hard

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Pinpointing Cause Of Death For NK's Kim Jong Nam May Be HardDetermining whether poison killed the half brother of North Korea's leader in a busy airport is proving difficult for Malaysian officials, who said Tuesday that autopsy results are so far inconclusive. More than a week has passed since Kim Jong Nam was approached by two women at a budget air terminal in Kuala Lumpur and apparently attacked in the face with an unknown substance. Kim ...    Full Story »

An Additional Arrest In Vaad Hatzniyus Case (3 opinions)

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An Additional Arrest In Vaad Hatzniyus CaseIn addition to arrests made last week involving members of the Vaad Tznius, another arrest was made in Jerusalem on Monday 24 Shevat, E.V., a Gerrer Chossid who is described as being close to ...    Full Story »

Iran's Leader Calls Israel A 'Fake' Nation, 'Dirty Chapter' (2 opinions)

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Iran's Leader Calls Israel A 'Fake' Nation, 'Dirty Chapter'Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday used the podium of a pro-Palestinian gathering in Tehran to lash out at Israel, calling the Jewish state a "fake" nation in a "dirty chapter" of history. The remarks by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei were some of his most vitriolic against Israel, Iran's archenemy. Every four years since the early 1990s, Tehran has hosted a similar conference in support of ...    Full Story »

Kiryat Yovel Official Working Hard To Oust The Chareidim (1 opinions)

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Kiryat Yovel Official Working Hard To Oust The ChareidimThe person in charge of the Kiryat Yovel minhelet, the local community council, is working very hard to do everything possible to keep out addition chareidi families and to compel those in the community to back their bags and get out. The situation for the many frum families in the Jerusalem neighborhood is not an easy one, actually it is quite difficult at times. On Tuesday morning ...    Full Story »

An Inside Look At The Chevra In The Yeshiva Of Rochester

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An inside look at the chevra in the Yeshiva of Rochester. To see more, visit us at Tiuny.org email us at Tiunyfax@gmail.com or call us  at     Full Story »

PHOTOS: Fire Causes Heavy Damage At Satmar Matzah Bakery In Williamsburg (2 opinions)

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PHOTOS: Fire Causes Heavy Damage At Satmar Matzah Bakery In Williamsburg[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] An early morning fire caused heavy damage to the Satmar Williamsburg Matzah Bakery. The FDNY responded to the scene at around 4:30AM after receiving reports of fire at the premises located at 427 Broadway near Hooper Street. A second alarm was transmitted around 15 minutes later due to the heavy fire conditions. The fire was placed under control ...    Full Story »

Toronto Condo Has Mezuzahs Vandalized, Swastikas Drawn (2 opinions)

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Toronto Condo Has Mezuzahs Vandalized, Swastikas DrawnToronto police have launched an investigation after notes with anti-Semitic messages were left on doors at a condominium in the city, residents say. Photos shared with the Star show a small note bearing the phrase “no Jews” above a swastika written in red ink. Mezuzahs were vandalized or stolen, residents confirmed. Helen Chaiton, who has lived in the building for 18 years, ...    Full Story »

WATCH: What To Know About Trump's New National Security Advisor

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Former Green Beret Scott Mann, former U.S. Army intelligence officer Andrew Peek and former Trump campaign advisor Steve Rogers on Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, President Trump’s pick for national security advisor.

Trump Denounces Threats Against Jewish Centers (11 opinions)

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Trump Denounces Threats Against Jewish CentersPresident Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced recent threats against Jewish community centers as "horrible" and "painful." He said they are a "very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil." Trump made the remarks after touring the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture. "This tour was a meaningful ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Campaign Underway In Israel Against The Nation's Judges

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PHOTOS: Campaign Underway In Israel Against The Nation's Judges[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A campaign seems to have been launched against Israel’s left-wing justices and those who appoint them. According to eye witnesses, Knesset guards chased away men hanging posters "inciting" against the Israeli High Court and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked Monday afternoon 24 Shaked. The posters depicting a judge in a traditional judicial robe, ...    Full Story »
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In Trump's Future Looms A Familiar Shutdown Threat (2 opinions)

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In Trump's Future Looms A Familiar Shutdown ThreatAdd a potential government shutdown to President Donald Trump's growing roster of headaches. Beneath the capital's radar looms a vexing problem — a catchall spending package that's likely to top $1 trillion and could get embroiled in the politics of building Trump's wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and a budget-busting Pentagon request. While a shutdown deadline has a few weeks to ...    Full Story »

Creators Of The New "Jewish Craigslist" Seek To Bring Communities Closer Together

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Creators Of The New [COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Why should you post on Yidtown? What's the benefit of coming to us versus any of the countless other sites that you can easily list, post, or advertise on? Simple! Yidtown.com is the up-and-coming free communication platform that lets you send relevant information to Jews around the world. And while ...    Full Story »

11 People Got Through Security Checkpoint at JFK Without Being Screened (2 opinions)

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11 People Got Through Security Checkpoint at JFK Without Being ScreenedThe Port Authority says 11 people got through an unattended TSA security checkpoint in Terminal 5 of JFK Airport Monday morning. Port Authority officials say it happened around 6 a.m., but they weren't notified by TSA until 8 a.m. They say the people went through an unattended lane in Terminal 5 and boarded various flights before they could be found. The TSA says it has ...    Full Story »

Trump's New National Security Adviser A Soldier-Scholar (2 opinions)

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Trump's New National Security Adviser A Soldier-ScholarPresident Donald Trump has chosen as his national security adviser a soldier-scholar who fought in both Iraq wars and wrote an influential book that called out the U.S. government for "lies" that led to the Vietnam War. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster would remain on active military duty while leading the National Security Council, White House officials said Monday. He joined two retired ...    Full Story »

Spanish Police Fre Gunshot To Stop Gas Truck Speeding Against Traffic

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Spanish Police Fre Gunshot To Stop Gas Truck Speeding Against TrafficPolice in Barcelona fired gunshots Tuesday to stop a man who stole a butane gas truck and drove it at high speed against traffic on a city highway, ramming several cars along the way, a police spokeswoman said. Authorities ruled out terrorism as a motive. Spain's interior minister, Juan Ignacio Zoido, said in a tweet that the man, a Swedish citizen, has a history of psychiatric ...    Full Story »

Sentence Handed Down in the Trial of Elor Azariya - 18 Months Imprisonment (11 opinions)

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Sentence Handed Down in the Trial of Elor Azariya - 18 Months Imprisonment The IDF Military Court today, Tuesday, 25 Shevat announced the sentence in the manslaughter trial of Sgt. Elor Azariya. The young soldier was charged with manslaughter after firing at a wounded terrorist in Hebron last Purim, killing him. The court acknowledged that the defendant was an exemplary soldier, served as the company’s medic, has always tried to contribute to society and ...    Full Story »

Tefilos Needed for Rav Yaakov Edelstein

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Tefilos Needed for Rav Yaakov Edelstein HaGaon HaRav Yaakov Edelstein Shlita, Mora D’asra of Ramat HaSharon is hospitalized in Laniado Hospital in Netanya and in need of tefilos. The rav’s condition took a turn for the worse on Monday 24 Shevat and his brother, Rosh Yeshivas Ponevezh HaGaon HaRav Gershon Edelstein Shlita has been calling for tefilos on his behalf. The tzibur is asked to be mispallel for Rav Yaakov ...    Full Story »

MK Maklev Working To Prevent An Increase In Taxi Fares (1 opinions)

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MK Maklev Working To Prevent An Increase In Taxi FaresMK (Yahadut Hatorah) Uri Maklev is working to persuade Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon not to approve a taxi fare increase. Maklev sent a letter to Kahlon asking him to reconsider as an increase he fears will negatively impact those who use taxis. The ministry is about to approve a four percent increase, which has already been approved by the Ministry of Transportation. It is ...    Full Story »

Defense Secretary Mattis: US Will Stay In Iraq A While

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Defense Secretary Mattis: US Will Stay In Iraq A WhileDefense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday he believes U.S. forces will be in Iraq and in the fight against Islamic State militants for a while, despite some rocky times between the two nations. Speaking at the end of a day of meetings in Baghdad with military commanders and Iraqi political leaders, Mattis said he is open to any request from his military commanders to aid the battle to ...    Full Story »

AP, Other Media Ask Judge To Order Release Of iPhone Records (1 opinions)

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AP, Other Media Ask Judge To Order Release Of iPhone RecordsThe Associated Press and two other news organizations asked a judge Monday to force the federal government to reveal how much it paid for a tool to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters. The news organizations said in a court filing there was "no adequate justification" for the FBI to continue to withhold information on the cost of the tool or the ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Rocket Impact Areas From Monday AM Rocket Fire From Sinai

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PHOTOS: Rocket Impact Areas From Monday AM Rocket Fire From Sinai[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Two rockets fired from Sinai landed in open areas in southern Israel on Monday morning 24 Shevat. B’chasdei Hashem there was no loss of life, no injuries or property damage. The accompanying photos ...    Full Story »

Vehicles Traveling Again On Newly Raised Bayonne Bridge

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Vehicles Traveling Again On Newly Raised Bayonne BridgeThe newly raised Bayonne Bridge is back in business. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the bridge connecting Bayonne, New Jersey, to Staten Island, New York, opened for vehicles at 5 a.m. Monday after years of work to raise the deck. Construction on the $1.3 billion project to allow bigger cargo ships to reach New York City-area ports began in 2013. The roadway ...    Full Story »


WATCH: What To Know About Trump's New National Security Advisor

Former Green Beret Scott Mann, former U.S. Army intelligence officer Andrew Peek and former Trump campaign advisor Steve Rogers on Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, President Trump’s pick for national security advisor.

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WATCH: Governor Mike Huckabee's Message To The Fourth Sovereignty Conference

Governor Mike Huckabee’s blessings to the 4th Sovereignty conference organized by Women in Green and the Forum for Sovereignty. In his message, he clearly states “this is not land you occupy” regarding Israel’s presence in Yehuda and Shomron. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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