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Israeli-Palestinian Solidarity Visit to Duma Village

Israeli-Palestinian Solidarity Visit to Duma Village
Approximately two dozen "Combatants for Peace" activists held a solidarity visit to the village of Duma near the Shechem on Shabbos to make a condolences visit for the child family that was killed by settlers attack two days ago. The group has concluded the arson attack was carried out by Jewish ‘settlers’ and while that is a possibility, police have yet to make such a determination. Following the attack, Combatants for Peace (CfP) activists were the first Israelis welcomed in the village, joined with Palestinian activists of the ...

GOP Hopefuls Prep for First 2016 Debate And Donald Trump

GOP Hopefuls Prep for First 2016 Debate And Donald TrumpRepublican presidential candidates dismissed the dominance of Donald Trump in early primary polling, scrambling to position themselves days before their first debate. While candidates and their teams have spent hours privately strategizing how best to tackle the billionaire businessman in Thursday's debate, they publicly discounted the idea of Trump's rise even as a new poll showed ...    Full Story »

Planning to Visit Moshav Tifrach? Some Things to Know First

Planning to Visit Moshav Tifrach? Some Things to Know FirstIf you are planning to spend some time in Moshav Yifrach you might want to familiarize yourself with regulations released by the mora d’asra, Rabbi Eliyahu Yaakobson Shlita. Avreichim and small girls may not ride bicycles and women may not speak on a cellular telephone in the street. It is explained that at times, visitors coming to a Torah community are unaware of the regulations ...    Full Story »

Separate NYC Gunfire Incidents Leave 2 Dead, 11 Wounded

Separate NYC Gunfire Incidents Leave 2 Dead, 11 WoundedTwo people were killed and 11 others wounded in three overnight shootings in New York City, including nine people hurt when gunfire broke out at a backyard party in Brooklyn, police said Sunday. The gunfire at the party in the East New York section of Brooklyn started around 2:15 a.m., after a dispute, police said. Nine people were shot — six women and three men, most with wounds ...    Full Story »

Bayit Yehudi Party Leader Bennett Banned from Rabin Square Rally

Bayit Yehudi Party Leader Bennett Banned from Rabin Square RallyEducation Minister (Bayit Yehudi) Naftali Bennet was invited to be one of the speakers at the motzei Shabbos Nachamu rally at Rabin Square calling for an end to violence in society and tolerance. The rally was prompted by the stabbing attack at the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade which took place last week, leaving six people injured, some in serious condition. Bennett’s aides explained ...    Full Story »

Challenger, Columbia Wreckage on Public Display for 1st Time

Challenger, Columbia Wreckage on Public Display for 1st TimeNASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades. A new exhibit at Kennedy Space Center features two pieces of debris, one from each lost shuttle, as well as poignant, personal reminders of the 14 astronauts killed in flight. It is an unprecedented collection of artifacts — the first time, in fact, that any ...    Full Story »

IDF Soldiers in Uniform Banned from Har Habayis

IDF Soldiers in Uniform Banned from Har HabayisA number of IDF soldiers in uniform on Sunday morning 17 Menachem Av arrived at Har Habayis, which they wanted to visit before heading to their base for the week. Police stopped them before entering and summoned military police, which questioned the soldiers for no apparent reason. The soldiers were released but not before they were instructed not to return to Har Habayis. The ...    Full Story »

A Look at State Actions, a Year After Ferguson's Upheaval

A Look at State Actions, a Year After Ferguson's UpheavalLegislators in nearly every state this year proposed measures stemming from the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old who had scuffled with a white Ferguson officer. Brown's death triggered large protests and repeated clashes between heavily armored police and protesters. An Associated Press analysis identified at least 40 measures passed by 24 states ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin Attends Jerusalem Rally Against Violence

President Rivlin Attends Jerusalem Rally Against ViolencePresident Reuven Rivlin address at solidarity rally in Jerusalem's Zion Square against violence, and promoting tolerance, which took place on motzei Shabbos Nachamu. The event was organized in response to the stabbing of six participants in last week’s Gay Pride Parade in Yerushalayim by a deranged individual who identifies with the chareidi community. Mr. Rivlin said "Friends, the ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Chicago Hit By Dangerous Storms; Trees Down; Power Outages In Jewish Community

PHOTOS: Chicago Hit By Dangerous Storms; Trees Down; Power Outages In Jewish Community[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A burst of thunderstorm activity across the Chicago-area in mid-afternoon Sunday resulted in trees down and power outages in the Jewish populated area. Eyewitnesses tell YWN that the storm lasted only a few minutes, but brought high winds, large hail, and dangerous thunder and lightening. Trees were blown down by the high winds that characterized these ...    Full Story »

Proof of Trump's Charity Giving Elusive

Proof of Trump's Charity Giving ElusiveDonald Trump, widely believed to the be the wealthiest American ever to run for president, is nowhere among the ranks of the country's most generous citizens, according to an Associated Press review of his financial records and other government filings. Trump has said he donated $102 million worth of cash and land to philanthropic and conservation organizations over the past five ...    Full Story »

Arab Prisoner Tried to Set Aron Kodesh in an Israeli Prison Ablaze

Arab Prisoner Tried to Set Aron Kodesh in an Israeli Prison AblazeAn Arab prisoner tried to set a prison Aron Kodesh ablaze in Sharon Prison, Channel 10 News reported. There was light damage to the shul as a result of the arson attack. The Arab prisoner on Shabbos Nachamu decided to try burning the shul’s Aron Kodesh, telling prison officials this was his response to Jewish arson attacks against mosques. The arson attack led to confrontations ...    Full Story »

Canadian Woman Wants an Apology form Airline after Chareidi Man Refused to Site Next to Her (4 opinions)

Canadian Woman Wants an Apology form Airline after Chareidi Man Refused to Site Next to HerA resident of Canada is demanding an apology from an airline after a chareidi male refused to sit aside her on a flight. The cabin crew requested the lady move to another seat. The woman was on a flight to Toronto when a chareidi man boarded and realized he was seated next to her. The man turned to the cabin crew asking to be moved to a different seat. The cabin crew tried to ...    Full Story »

Sunday Morning Violence on Har Habayis

Sunday Morning Violence on Har HabayisPolice came under attack with stones on Har Habayis on Sunday morning 17 Menachem Av. There were no reports of injuries. The attackers locked themselves in al-Aqsa Mosque. Police separated between the attackers and visitors to the holy site. It is added that Gedolei Yisrael throughout the generations have ruled one may not visit Har Habayis. This is the ruling of Gedolei Yisrael ...    Full Story »

Malaysia Seeks Help In Finding More Possible MH370 Debris

Malaysia Seeks Help In Finding More Possible MH370 DebrisMalaysian officials said Sunday that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris. A new piece of debris, meanwhile, found on Sunday on the French island of Reunion in the western Indian Ocean turned out to be a "domestic ladder," and doesn't belong to a plane, ...    Full Story »

Chief Rabbi Lau Speaks with Nablus Governor Akram Rajoub Over Fatal Arson Attack (1 opinions)

Chief Rabbi Lau Speaks with Nablus Governor Akram Rajoub Over Fatal Arson AttackChief Rabbi David Lau Shlita on erev Shabbos Nachamu spoke with Shechem Governor Akram Rajoub and told him that the entire Jewish People condemn the abhorrent murder and the shameful attack on the Darawshe family in ...    Full Story »

NY State Police Cite Plan To Update Patrol Vehicle Fleet (1 opinions)

NY State Police Cite Plan To Update Patrol Vehicle FleetNew York State Police say an update of the patrol vehicle fleet will be completed by the next fiscal year, removing those with more than 125,000 miles driven. The agency, responding to a complaint by the troopers' union, says vehicles are routinely inspected, serviced and maintained, and that those with high mileage are taken off the road "as resources allow." Spokesman William ...    Full Story »

1000s Take Part in Motzei Shabbos Rabin Square Rally (1 opinions)

1000s Take Part in Motzei Shabbos Rabin Square RallyThousands of people took part in the motzei Shabbos Nachamu rally at Rabin Square. The rally was organized by the left-wing, reportedly to call for an end to violence in Israel, demanding tolerance and ...    Full Story »

Yitzchok Saftlas Invites Ira Zlotowitz as Guest on 77WABC’s “Mind Your Business” Radio Show Tonight (1 opinions)

Yitzchok Saftlas Invites Ira Zlotowitz as Guest on 77WABC’s “Mind Your Business” Radio Show TonightAs Eastern Union’s success skyrockets, we will be asking Ira Zlotowitz to share his inordinate ability to grow businesses with others. As it seems, new hires and business owners all over are biting. “With these new initiatives, our goal is to IY’H double or triple business within the next two years. Since we launched these new initiatives the playing field is wide open, and we ...    Full Story »

Biden For President? Allies Mulling Clinton Challenge (1 opinions)

Biden For President? Allies Mulling Clinton ChallengeVice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and dying earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according to several people close to the vice president. Recent ...    Full Story »

Motzei Shabbos Rocket Attacks into Southern Israel

Motzei Shabbos Rocket Attacks into Southern IsraelTwo rockets fired into southern Israel from Gaza on motzei Shabbos Nachamu did not trigger the Red Alert warning system. B’chasdei Hashem the rockets detonated near the border fence in Gaza. Of late, there has been an increase in the sporadic rocket fire into southern Israel, some attacks resulting in an IAF response against terrorist targets in Gaza. Clearly not expecting the ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Visits Victim of Toeiva 'Pride Parade' Stabbing Attack in the Hospital (4 opinions)

PM Netanyahu Visits Victim of Toeiva 'Pride Parade' Stabbing Attack in the HospitalPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on erev Shabbos Nachamu traveled to Shaare Zedek Medical Center to visit with Yarden Noy, who was stabbed in the Toeiva 'Pride Parade' last week by Yishai Schlisel, who is in custody. Mr. Netanyahu said, "Everyone has the right to live in peace in Israel and we will defend that right." The prime minister also told him that a comprehensive inquiry is ...    Full Story »

NY Health Exchange Says 2.1 Million Enrolled For Coverage

NY Health Exchange Says 2.1 Million Enrolled For CoverageNew York's health exchange reports connecting 2.1 million residents to health coverage following its second open enrollment period, including 89 percent who said they were uninsured when they applied. Exchange Executive Director Donna Frescatore says the second year's enrollment built on the first year's base. Totals include 415,352 enrollees through commercial plans, 159,716 in ...    Full Story »

Police Not Ruling Out an Arab Attacker in Fatal Arson Attack in Duma (4 opinions)

Police Not Ruling Out an Arab Attacker in Fatal Arson Attack in DumaAmid widespread condemnations and apologies from state leaders regarding the fatal arson attack in Duma last week, police have not ruled out the possibility that the attackers were Arabs and not Jews. The firebomb attack on homes in the PA (Palestinian Authority) village of Duma in the Shechem district led to the death of 12-month-old Ali Darawshe. His father, mother and 4-year-old ...    Full Story »
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US, Egypt Resume Formal Security Talks With Kerry Visit

US, Egypt Resume Formal Security Talks With Kerry VisitDespite persistent human rights concerns, the United States on Sunday resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid the political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring. Two days after the U.S. delivered eight F-16 warplanes to Egypt as part of a military support package that the Obama administration ...    Full Story »

Verizon Workers Stay on Job Without New Contract

Verizon Workers Stay on Job Without New ContractVerizon and unions representing workers in nine states said employees will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled. The wireless carrier and leaders of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers announced the decision early Sunday, shortly after a contract covering 39,000 workers expired. The unions said they ...    Full Story »

Victim of Toeiva 'Pride Parade' Stabbing Attack Dies of Her Injuries (15 opinions)

Victim of Toeiva 'Pride Parade' Stabbing Attack Dies of Her Injuries16:54 IL: Officials at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital announced that Shira Banki, who was gravely wounded in the stabbing attack at the Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem last week, has succumbed to her injuries. Yishai Schlisel,     Full Story »

NYPD: 9 People Shot At Brooklyn Backyard Party

NYPD: 9 People Shot At Brooklyn Backyard PartyPolice say gunfire broke out at a backyard party in Brooklyn overnight, injuring nine people. Sgt. Daniel Doody of the New York Police Department says the shooting happened at about 2:15 a.m. Sunday in the East New York section after an argument. He says nine people were taken to hospitals with gunshot wounds, but all their injuries are not life-threatening. He says four others were ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Major Blaze in Even Sapir Area Now Moving Towards Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital [UPDATED 3:55 PM IL]

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Major Blaze in Even Sapir Area Now Moving Towards Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital [UPDATED 3:55 PM IL][VIDEO, PHOTOS & EARLIER UPDATES IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] 15:55: The Environmental Affairs Ministry is calling on the residents of Even Sapir, Ora, Aminadav, Tzur Hadassah, and southwestern Jerusalem to remain indoors due to the heavy smoke condition resulting from the blaze between Even Sapir and Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. 15:37: Firefighters rescued monks from a monetary near ...    Full Story »

Sweltering Heatwave Continues Throughout Israel (1 opinions)

Sweltering Heatwave Continues Throughout IsraelThe sweltering heatwave that began in Israel at the end of last week is predicted to continue through the coming days. Temperatures in Yerushalayim on Shabbos Nachamu reached 34 C (93.2 F) and it felt considerably hotter with the heat index. Today, Sunday, temperatures in the capital are expected to climb to 39 C (102.2 F) and with the heat index, it will feel like 106 F. Monday’s ...    Full Story »

Visiting Day: An Overview (3 opinions)

Visiting Day: An OverviewBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman for Five Towns Jewish Times Parent: Well, son, your mother has been working hard all week. On a scale of 1 to 10, how badly do you want to see us this Sunday? Child: A ten. I really miss you all. Parent: Okay son, I will arrange for a van to bring you back into the city then. Child: What?? Wait, wait.. On second thought, maybe like 2 or 3? This ...    Full Story »

Labor Court Orders Light Rail Employees Back to Work (1 opinions)

Labor Court Orders Light Rail Employees Back to Work The Jerusalem Labor Court has ordered the union representing Jerusalem light rail workers to halt the unannounced strike and return to work immediately. CityPass, the company that runs the light rail, turned to the court to intervene, to order striking employees back to work. The unannounced Sunday morning 17 Menachem Avi strike halted light rail service, leaving about 140,000 daily ...    Full Story »

Israel Police Intervenes in Jerusalem Light Rail Strike

Israel Police Intervenes in Jerusalem Light Rail StrikeIsrael Police has sent a letter to Jerusalem light rail union officials after the latter launched a strike Sunday morning without any prior warning. Some 140,000 riders rely on the light rail daily and with vacation time upon us the ...    Full Story »

Police Arrest Rebitzen Grossman for Opposing Gay Pride March (10 opinions)

Police Arrest Rebitzen Grossman for Opposing Gay Pride March Rebitzen Grossman was arrested by police on Thursday night 14 Menachem Av and later released. The rebitzen was taken into custody against on motzei Shabbos Nachamu in the Beis Yisrael neighborhood of the capital. Police have demanded that she return on Sunday, 17 Menachem Av for questioning. Her arrest led to protests in Meah Shearim on motzei Shabbos. It appears she was arrested ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem Light Rail Strike on Sunday Morning (1 opinions)

Jerusalem Light Rail Strike on Sunday MorningThe union representing drivers of the Jerusalem light rail have announced on Sunday morning 17 Menachem Av they will be striking, without prior warning. The strike surrounds a dispute surrounding negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement. Management responded angrily, accusing the union of using the strike to increase pressure towards obtaining a deal, adding that the ...    Full Story »

AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey Gas Prices Down Sharply

AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey Gas Prices Down SharplyMotorists are seeing sharply lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.48, down 6 cents from last week. That's also much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.43. This marks the sixth straight week that pump prices have fallen in New Jersey. The national ...    Full Story »

Officials: 4th NYC Person With Legionnaires' Disease Dies

Officials: 4th NYC Person With Legionnaires' Disease DiesA New York City health official says there likely will be more cases of Legionnaires' disease over the coming days amid an outbreak that has sickened dozens. Dr. Jay Varma tells The Associated Press Saturday he believes people may have been infected before the city cleaned cooling towers where the disease-causing bacteria had been found. City officials say four people have died ...    Full Story »


WATCH: MBD And Friends Sing For Yossi Piamenta Who Needs Rachamei Shomayim

A group of Jewish singers and superstars visited famed Jewish guitarist and singer Yossi Piamenta last week, and made a "Kumzits" for him. Yossi Piamenta has been battling a dreaded illness since being diagnosed more than a year ago, as thousands of his fans continue to pray for his recovery. Yossi has been Misameach thousands upon thousands of Chasanim and Kallah's at weddings in the past 35 years. His music has touched many of us, and many of his songs are played at weddings every night. Never the one to say no, Yossi would always drop all he was doing and run to hospital or private home to cheer up those suffering from illness and disease. May his amazing acts of chesed he did quietly for so many years serve as Zechus for his Refuah Shelaima. Please continue to be Mispallel for Yosef ben Genia. (Chaim Shaprio - YWN)

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