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WE HAVE A PRESIDENT TRUMP! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain

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WE HAVE A PRESIDENT TRUMP! #MakeAmericaGreatAgain
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years. The billionaire businessman and former reality television star has pledged an era of profound change, energizing his supporters with promises to wipe away predecessor Barack Obama's signature achievements and to restore America to a lost position of strength. But Trump's call for restrictive immigration measures and his caustic ...

The Chammah And Bensoussan Families Are Asking N'shei Klal Yisroel…

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WATCH: Full Trump Inauguration SpeechPlease light candles 10 minutes early as a zechut for a Refuah Shelaima for Miriam Chaya Bas Bracha In these 10 minutes, please say Tehilliim, Perek Mem Aleph (41) as many times as you can. Tizku L’mitzvot. In this Zchut Miriam Chaya Bas Bracha will a have a Refuah Shelaima B’korov, B’ezras Hashem.

Donald Trump Inauguration Speech: Read The Transcript In Full

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Donald Trump Inauguration Speech: Read The Transcript In FullChief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come. We ...    Full Story »

ACT NOW! Join (4 FREE) @Baba Sali's Hilula For Shidduchim And All personal Requests Through Yad L'Achim

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Donald Trump Inauguration Speech: Read The Transcript In FullThe yahrtzeit of the holy BABA SALI, RAV YISRAEL ABUCHATZEIRA zt”l, is approaching.     Full Story »

JUST IN: Mike Pence Is Now The VP Of The United States

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JUST IN: Mike Pence Is Now The VP Of The United StatesMike Pence has been sworn in as the vice president of the United States. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administered the oath of office. President-elect Donald Trump chose Pence, the former governor of Indiana, as his running mate last summer. (AP)

Trump at Capitol, Poised to Take Historic Oath

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Trump at Capitol, Poised to Take Historic OathCapping a morning of inaugural pomp and pageantry, Donald Trump stepped before a sprawling crowd at the U.S. Capitol Friday, poised to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. His ascent puts Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years. Trump gave a thumbs-up, pumped his fist, and mouthed "thank you," as he walked to his seat next to ...    Full Story »

Trump Takes The Stage For His Inauguration

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Trump Takes The Stage For His InaugurationPresident-elect Donald Trump has taken the stage for his inauguration. The Republican businessman from New York flashed a thumbs-up to the crowd as he was introduced. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence took the stage at the Capitol minutes after President Barack Obama and members of his family and administration. Trump will soon be sworn in as the 45th President of the ...    Full Story »

Everyone's In Place For Trump's Swearing-In

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Everyone's In Place For Trump's Swearing-InThe dais is filled for the inauguration on the West Front of the Capitol. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have taken their seats. And President-elect Donald Trump's family is ready. The stage is set for Donald Trump to be sworn in as the next president of the United States. (AP)

Obama, Trump Leave White House, Limo To Capitol

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Obama, Trump Leave White House, Limo To CapitolPresident Barack Obama and his successor, Donald Trump, are departing the White House to head to Trump's inauguration. The pair got into a limousine that will take them to the Capitol. Also on their way are Vice President Joe Biden, first lady Michelle Obama and Trump's wife, Melania. (AP)

Trump's Big Day Underway: Tea With Obamas, Then the Oath

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Trump's Big Day Underway: Tea With Obamas, Then the OathFollowing the path of inaugurations past, Donald Trump paid visits to church and the White House on Friday as the real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics prepared to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. His ascent puts Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years. "It all begins today!" Trump ...    Full Story »

The Lincoln And Trump Inaugurations Have One Thing In Common: Heavy Security

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The Lincoln And Trump Inaugurations Have One Thing In Common: Heavy SecurityBy the time of Abraham Lincoln's inauguration on March 4, 1861, seven states had already voted to leave the Union and more were expected to follow. Officials in Washington were deeply concerned Confederates would make an attempt on Lincoln's life as he rode in an open carriage to the Capitol with outgoing President James Buchanan. There was a scramble to assemble military and police ...    Full Story »

Obama's Parting Letter To America: Thank You (2 opinions)

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Obama's Parting Letter To America: Thank YouMy fellow Americans, It's a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting letter in the Oval Office for the American elected to take his or her place. It's a letter meant to share what we know, what we've learned, and what small wisdom may help our successor bear the great responsibility that comes with the highest office in our land, and ...    Full Story »

Statement By NY Governor Cuomo On Threats To Jewish Community Centers

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Statement By NY Governor Cuomo On Threats To Jewish Community Centers"Yesterday, three Jewish Community Centers across New York received anonymous bomb threats directed at their facilities. These incidents appear to be part of a wave of recent bomb threats over the past two weeks targeting JCCs across the country. My administration has been in direct contact with all three facilities and have pledged our full cooperation to ensure their safety. "New ...    Full Story »

WATCH: The Obamas Greet The Trumps At The White House

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WATCH: The Obamas Greet The Trumps At The White House[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] President Barack Obama and the first lady Michelle Obama are welcoming President-elect Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, to the White House. The Obamas have greeted the Trumps at the grand North Portico, the column-lined entrance facing Pennsylvania Avenue. Obama told Trump that it was good to see him. They exchanged pleasantries, and Melania Trump ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: The White House Went Ghost On Obama's Last Night

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PHOTOS: The White House Went Ghost On Obama's Last NightThe lights didn't quite go out at the White House on Thursday night, but the compound at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. took on a ghostly quality as most of President Brack Obama's staff moved out. Desks were emptied. Iconic photographs of Obama came off the walls. Handwritten notes were left for the Obama aides' successors. And a Marine guard left his post outside the West Wing at around 6 ...    Full Story »

The Excitement Builds Up As Thousands Prepare To Take Part In The 'Dirshu' Convention Which Will Be Livestreamed On Motzai Shabbos!

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The Excitement Builds Up As Thousands Prepare To Take Part In The 'Dirshu' Convention Which Will Be Livestreamed On Motzai Shabbos!YOU CAN TAKE PART BY TUNING IN AND JOINING KLAL YISROEL IN THE CELEBRATION! KEYNOTE SESSION AT DIRSHU CONVENTION TO BE LIVESTREAMED HERE! This Motzai Shabbos, Dirshu, celebrating its 20 th year, will hold its annual convention. Dirshu, under the direction of its founder and Nasi, Rav Dovid Hofstedter, has caused a revolution in the Torah world: Shiurim, tests, kiruv and ...    Full Story »

What Will Obama's Letter On Oval-Office Desk To Trump Say?

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What Will Obama's Letter On Oval-Office Desk To Trump Say?It's a tradition for the outgoing president to leave a note to his successor in the Oval Office desk, offering a word of wise advice, like, among other things, "don't let the turkeys get you down," as Ronald Reagan told George H.W. Bush. No doubt, we will be left to wonder for a while about the contents of President Barack Obama's parting letter to Donald Trump, unless, perhaps Trump ...    Full Story »

Protesters Planning to Disrupt Donald Trump's Big Day

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Protesters Planning to Disrupt Donald Trump's Big DayHundreds of thousands of people are expected to fill the nation's capital for the inauguration of Donald Trump, and while the majority of those expected in Washington on Friday will be there to celebrate, some protesters say their plan is to do their best to disrupt the day. Late Thursday evening, protesters and supporters of Trump clashed outside a pro-Trump event in Washington. ...    Full Story »

Doctors Consider Removing George H.W. Bush's Breathing Tube

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Doctors Consider Removing George H.W. Bush's Breathing TubeDoctors treating former President George H.W. Bush for pneumonia considered whether to take out a breathing tube inserted two days ago to clear his airway. His wife, Barbara, diagnosed with bronchitis, was feeling "1,000 percent better" on Thursday after a dose of antibiotics and rest. The 92-year-old former president and the 91-year-old former first lady both were being cared for ...    Full Story »

Shmos = Shnayim Mikreh v'Echad Targum

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Shmos = Shnayim Mikreh v'Echad TargumBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times Parshas Shmos also could be seen as an acronym for the Shnayim Mikreh v'Echad Targum. The Baal HaTurim, in fact, has a very long acronym made up of the first words of teh Parsha that highlights the reward for performing this Mitzvah. The purpose of this article is to make available, in an easily understood format, the laws of ...    Full Story »
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'This Is The Greatest Guy': Trump Meets FedEx Courier, Offers Him $10,000 (2 opinions)

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'This Is The Greatest Guy': Trump Meets FedEx Courier, Offers Him $10,000The former security guard from rural Illinois walked into a tent behind the Lincoln Memorial and gave a bear hug to the man who would soon become the most powerful leader in the world. "Hey Donald Trump," said Shane Bouvet, with all the casualness of a 24-year-old. The president-elect beamed back: "This is the greatest guy." The unlikely meeting occurred after Trump said he ...    Full Story »

NYPD Officer Set to Testify About Killing of Unarmed Teen

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NYPD Officer Set to Testify About Killing of Unarmed TeenA white police officer who shot an unarmed, black teenager in the bathroom of his New York City apartment is expected to offer his first public account of the slaying on Friday at his department disciplinary trial. Officer Richard Haste initially faced a criminal manslaughter charge in the 2012 death of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham, which became another flashpoint for outrage over ...    Full Story »

Protesters, Trump Supporters Clash Outside 'DeploraBall' (6 opinions)

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Protesters, Trump Supporters Clash Outside 'DeploraBall'Protesters and supporters of President-elect Donald Trump clashed outside a pro-Trump event in Washington the night before his inauguration. Police used chemical spray on some protesters in an effort to control the unruly crowd. Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the National Press Club in downtown Washington, where the "DeploraBall" was being held. The name is a play on a ...    Full Story »

Early Tweet From Trump, 'It All Begins Today!' (2 opinions)

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Early Tweet From Trump, 'It All Begins Today!'President-elect Donald Trump is starting inaugural day off with a tweet, saying "It all begins today!" Trump also says: "I will see you at 11:00 A.M. for the swearing-in. THE MOVEMENT CONTINUES - THE WORK BEGINS!" Trump and his wife Melania will begin their day at St. John's Episcopal Church, located across Lafayette Park from the White House. They'll then meet with President ...    Full Story »

Inauguration Day: Trump to Become America's 45th President (1 opinions)

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Inauguration Day: Trump to Become America's 45th PresidentDonald Trump, the real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, will be sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States, putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years. "It all begins today!" Trump tweeted at daybreak. "THE MOVEMENT CONTINUES - THE WORK ...    Full Story »

Mexican Drug Kingpin "El Chapo" to Appear in US Courtroom

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Mexican Drug Kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious drug kingpins, is finally headed for a court date the United States sought for two decades while he made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run in Mexico. Extradited Thursday to face U.S. drug trafficking and other charges, Mexico's most wanted man was expected to appear in a federal court in New York Friday, the ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: MOD Fence Administration Completes The Heightening Of The Israel- Egypt Border Fence

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VIDEO: MOD Fence Administration Completes The Heightening Of The Israel- Egypt Border Fence[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Fence Administration headed by Brigadier-General Eran Ofir, and the Department of Engineering and Construction at the Ministry of Defense, recently completed a project to heighten the Israel-Egypt border fence. The construction of the barrier, known as the Hourglass Project, was completed in 2014. The 242-kilometer fence, equipped with warning ...    Full Story »

Trump Asks Some 50 Senior Obama Appointees to Stay On (2 opinions)

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Trump Asks Some 50 Senior Obama Appointees to Stay OnPresident-elect Donald Trump has asked roughly 50 senior Obama administration appointees to remain in their posts after his inauguration to ensure continuity in government, his incoming White House press secretary said Thursday. The officials include the highest-ranking career officials at key national security agencies like the Pentagon and State Department. Deputy Defense ...    Full Story »

VIDEO/PHOTOS: New Era In Arrow Weapon System: Operational Arrow-3 Interceptors Transferred To The IAF

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: New Era In Arrow Weapon System: Operational Arrow-3 Interceptors Transferred To The IAF [VIDEO AND PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Arrow Weapon System (AWS), the upper-most tier in the Israeli strategic capability, entered into a new era on Wednesday morning 20 Teves in its defense from ballistic missiles threats. Before this, the AWS consisted of Arrow-2 interceptors, and has now added for the first time the Arrow-3 operational interceptor (made by Israel Aerospace ...    Full Story »

"Grab Anti-Semitism By The Horns", Leading EU Rabbi Urges New European Parliament President (1 opinions)

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The head of the Brussels-based European Jewish Association Rabbi Menachem Margolin – which represents thousands of Jews from communities across Europe –welcomed the election of Antonio Tajani as the new President of the European Parliament, urging him to devote time and resources to properly tackle anti-Semitism. In a statement from Brussels, Rabbi Margolin said, “We are ...    Full Story »

NASA Study in Hawaii Paving Way for Human Travel to Mars (2 opinions)

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NASA Study in Hawaii Paving Way for Human Travel to MarsA group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars. The six scientists enter their new home Thursday on the Big Island's Mauna Loa volcano for an eight-month stay. The team will have no physical contact with people in the outside world ...    Full Story »

Municipality Leaders To Visit Mount Scopus On Inauguration Day (1 opinions)

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Municipality Leaders To Visit Mount Scopus On Inauguration DayOn Friday 22 Teves, inauguration day for President-Elect Donald Trump in the USA, seventy heads of municipalities in Israel will hold a special gathering with Housing Minister (Kulanu) Yoav Galant during the afternoon in the Seven Arches Hotel. The meeting is within the framework of commemorating 120 years since the First Zionist Congress in Basel and fifty years since the ...    Full Story »

Teach Florida Applauds State Supreme Court's Dismissal Of Lawsuit To End Tax Credit Scholarships

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Teach Florida Applauds State Supreme Court's Dismissal Of Lawsuit To End Tax Credit ScholarshipsTeach Florida, a project of the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center, hails the Florida Supreme Court’s decision today to dismiss the Florida Education Association’s lawsuit against the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship. The scholarship program helps 98,000 low-income students, including 2,400 Jewish day school students, learn in the schools of their choice. “Today’s decision affirms ...    Full Story »

Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Guzman Is Extradited To US (3 opinions)

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Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Guzman Is Extradited To USJoaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most notorious cartel kingpin who twice made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run as the country's most wanted man, was extradited to the U.S. Thursday to face drug trafficking and other charges. Mexico's Foreign Relations Department announced Guzman was handed over to U.S. authorities for transportation to the U.S. on Thursday, the ...    Full Story »


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