Police Close Har Habayis

Police Close Har Habayis
In light of rock-throwing and Arab violence on Har Habayis, the holy site has been closed to visitors. One policeman was lightly injured in the morning violence. Clearly those behind the violence achieved their goal, the closure of Har Habayis to non-Muslims on chol hamoed. The Arabs are aware that many Jews planned to visit Har Habayis on chol hamoed and they prevented this by their actions. It must be noted that according to the Poskei Hador one is absolutely forbidden to visit the Har Habayis, and there is an Issur Kares for one that ...

Chol Hamoed Arab Violence on Har Habayis

Chol Hamoed Arab Violence on Har HabayisThe day began with violence as Israel Police were confronted by masked Arabs as they opened Har Habayis on the first day of chol hamoed Pesach. Rocks were thrown as police, who were compelled to use riot-control adjuncts to restore order. Police remain on high alert and at present, they plan to permit Jews to visit Har Habayis despite the morning violence. (YWN – Israel Desk, ...    Full Story »

Murderous Terror Attack R”L Erev Yomtov in S. Hebron

Murderous Terror Attack R”L Erev Yomtov in S. Hebron Once again terror has claimed innocent lives in Israel, this time shortly before the start of Pesach on Monday evening. Shots rang out at a Jewish vehicle traveling in the Southern Hebron Hills area near the Tarkumiya Checkpoint. Killed in the attack was Israel Police Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrachi HY”D, the father of five. His pregnant wife and three of his children were in ...    Full Story »

YWN Wishes Everyone A Beautiful & Kosher Pesach 5774 (1 opinions)

YWN Wishes Everyone A Beautiful & Kosher Pesach 5774On this Erev Pesach morning of 5774, YWN would like to thank our devoted readers across the globe for visiting YWN each day, patronizing our advertisers, and making our statistics continue to grow in greater strides than ever expected. A debt of gratitude must be given to the dozens of people across the globe who constantly send us breaking news tips, photos, videos, and other ...    Full Story »

Statement From The President On Passover

Statement From The President On PassoverMichelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those celebrating Passover in the United States, in Israel, and around the world. On Tuesday, just as we have every year of my presidency, my family will join the millions taking part in the ancient tradition of the Seder. We will enjoy the company of friends and loved ones, retell a timeless story, and give thanks for the freedom we ...    Full Story »
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Lev Tahor Kids Won't Be Sent Back To Quebec, Judge Rules

Lev Tahor Kids Won't Be Sent Back To Quebec, Judge RulesThe following is via the Ottawa Sun: Thirteen Lev Tahor children won't be sent back to Quebec to be put into foster care, a judge has ruled. But those who've been returned to Canada after fleeing will remain under Ontario child protection while local agencies ...    Full Story »

Statement From NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio On The EVe Pesach

Statement From NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio On The EVe Pesach“Starting tonight, families across the city will gather to celebrate Passover with food, wine and songs. They will read from the Haggadah and retell the story of liberation that makes this holiday so powerful. “Passover is a celebration of freedom for which people had to fight. With eyes to our past as well as our future, let us all reflect on the message of Passover and recommit ...    Full Story »

Greenfield Thanks Agencies for Participating in Burning of Chametz

Greenfield Thanks Agencies for Participating in Burning of ChametzCouncilman Greenfield spent the morning visiting bread burning sites throughout Boro Park and Midwood and thanking FDNY, Shomrim and Chaverim members for their participation in the annual bread burning ritual. Prior to visiting several burning sites, Councilman Greenfield stopped by the firehouse at 4210 12th Avenue, which is home to Engine 282 and Ladder 148, where he thanked FDNY ...    Full Story »

Danon Highlights his Commitment to Break from Government if Terrorists are Released

Danon Highlights his Commitment to Break from Government if Terrorists are ReleasedDeputy Defense Minister Danny Danon reiterated his threat, to break from the government if another terrorist prisoner release is approved. In his latest statement Danon told Israel National News that he is willing to pay the political price for his actions but he remains firm in his decision. He rejects the notion that Israel has to do anything more to satisfy demands put forward by PA ...    Full Story »
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The IDF Buys 75 Tons of Matzos for Pesach (2 opinions)

The IDF Buys 75 Tons of Matzos for PesachIn preparations for yomtov, the IDF has purchased 75 tons of matzos, 13,000 bottles of grape juice, 9,000 bottles of carbonated beverages, 6.5 tons of Nile perch fish, 45 tons of meats and poultry, 7.2 tons of matza meal, 2.3 tons of potato starch, 2.5 tons artichokes and 2.8 tons of mushrooms. 7.5 tons of cakes and cookies will be on hand for dessert including an array of coconut ...    Full Story »
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NYC: Self-Hating Jewish Lawyer For Bin Laden's Son-In-Law Faces Trial

NYC: Self-Hating Jewish Lawyer For Bin Laden's Son-In-Law Faces TrialA trial is set to start in a Syracuse court for the New York City lawyer who represented Osama bin Laden's son-in-law. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that 63-year-old Stanley Cohen is scheduled to stand trial starting Monday in federal court on charges of trying to obstruct the IRS by under reporting cash payments from his clients. Federal prosecutors say Cohen didn't ...    Full Story »

Avreich Who was Not in Kollel Must Reimburse the State (1 opinions)

Avreich Who was Not in Kollel Must Reimburse the StateFrom the state’s point of view, David Gavriel was not in kollel as he promised he would be. From Gavriel’s point of view, he was running a school for girls and was not taking a salary for his position. However, following a Ministry of Education probe into the matter, it was ruled that Gavriel must reimburse the state of 84,000 NIS that he collected while running the school, since he ...    Full Story »
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Terror Attack In Hebron Just Minutes Before Pesach Starts

Police say assailants opened fire on an Israeli vehicle in the Hebron area, killing one person and wounding two. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the people in the car were members of the same family. He says a man was killed, while his wife and one of his children were injured. Israeli media say the woman was pregnant and that several children were in the car. Israel TV’s ...    Full Story »

IDF Appoints a Commander for Frum Induction Center (1 opinions)

IDF Appoints a Commander for Frum Induction CenterAs the IDF prepares for the opening of its chareidi induction center following yomtov, it has appointed Captain Rabbi Yaakov Rashi to head the base. The captain is a member of the dati leumi community, and he will oversee the operations at the new base. Chareidim who receive draft notices in the future will have to report to the base to declare if they are going to continue learning ...    Full Story »

General Closure on Yehuda and Shomron

General Closure on Yehuda and ShomronDefense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has placed a general closure on PA (Palestinian Authority) areas of Yehuda and Shomron until motzei Pesach. The closure began aon erev yomtov at midnight and will continue until midnight of motzei yomtov. During this time period, PA residents will be prohibited from entering into Green Line Israel. Exceptions are made in cases of humanitarian ...    Full Story »

NYC Comptroller Stringer's Passover Message (1 opinions)

NYC Comptroller Stringer's Passover MessageMy warmest wishes go out to all Jewish New Yorkers during this joyous Passover holiday. Passover gives us the opportunity to celebrate the Jewish nation’s triumph over slavery and oppression and serves as a constant reminder of the strength of our people to endure and unite for freedom. Passover has always been a reminder to appreciate the gifts G-d has given us. So as we sit ...    Full Story »

A Message from the Kalever Rebbe for Pesach 5774 [Keeping Hashem's Holy Mitzvos - Sacrifice or Reward?] (1 opinions)

A Message from the Kalever Rebbe for Pesach 5774 [Keeping Hashem's Holy Mitzvos - Sacrifice or Reward?]These days we seem to live in a results-oriented society where people expect practical action to yield tangible, predictable and often immediate rewards. Conversely, popular perception posits that indulgence in frivolous, irrational behavior will produce nothing of worth. Against this backdrop, as committed Jews, our steadfast performance and observance of G-d’s holy mitzvosoften ...    Full Story »

Acquitted Man Files $25M Lawsuit Against NYS (2 opinions)

Acquitted Man Files $25M Lawsuit Against NYSA Brooklyn man who spent a quarter of a century behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit has filed a $25 million lawsuit against the state. Derrick Deacon was convicted in the 1989 shooting death of teenager during a robbery in a Flatbush apartment complex. He was freed on new evidence last year. The 58-year-old was granted a new trial in 2012 after an FBI cooperator ...    Full Story »
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Coney Island Amusement Park Opens for Season (1 opinions)

Coney Island Amusement Park Opens for SeasonConey Island's Luna Park has officially opened for the season. Crews were wrapping up maintenance work Sunday morning and put the finishing touches on the new attractions in the theme park this year. A new ride called Luna 360 spins riders 360 degrees, while shooting up 60 feet in the air. And of course, the 86-year-old Cyclone is back. The coaster has been getting new ...    Full Story »

Child Seriously Injured in Chametz Burning in Beit Shemesh (2 opinions)

Child Seriously Injured in Chametz Burning in Beit Shemesh A child was burned during the burning of chametz on Nachal Luz Street in Beit Shemesh on erev yomtov. Ichud Hatzalah’s Moshe Teitlebaum reports the seven-year-old was burned over his upper body as a result of pouring a flammable liquid over the chametz fire. This caused the fire to momentarily rage out of control. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photo: Chadashot 24)


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