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Petira Of HaRav Yaakov Bistritz ZATZAL, Rosh Yeshiva Of Yeshiva Gedolah of Montreal

Petira Of HaRav Yaakov Bistritz ZATZAL, Rosh Yeshiva Of Yeshiva Gedolah of Montreal
YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of HaRav Yaakov Bistritz ZATZAL, the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Gedolah of Montreal, who was Niftar over Shabbos. He is survived by his wife and many children and grandchildren. The Levaya will be held tonight at 10:45PM at Bais Hamedrash of Yeshiva Gedolah Merkaz Hatorah Tiferes Mordechai. Additional details to follow. Boruch Dayan Emmes...

5 Ways To Protect Yourself From Data Breaches

5 Ways To Protect Yourself From Data BreachesData breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information. Home Depot said Thursday that malicious software lurking in its check-out terminals between April and September affected 56 million debit and credit cards that customers swiped at its stores. Target, Michaels and Neiman Marcus have ...    Full Story »

CIA Stops Spying On Friendly Nations In W. Europe

CIA Stops Spying On Friendly Nations In W. EuropeStung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current and former U.S. officials. The pause in decades of espionage was designed to give CIA officers time to examine whether they were being careful enough and ...    Full Story »

Astronauts Getting 3-D Printer At Space Station

Astronauts Getting 3-D Printer At Space StationThe 3-D printing boom is about to invade space. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. The printer, made by a Northern California company called Made in Space, is among more than 5,000 pounds of space station cargo that's stuffed into a SpaceX ...    Full Story »

Potential Push For Obama To Expand Military Effort

Potential Push For Obama To Expand Military EffortPresident Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined. But military experts inside and outside the administration argue that an even greater expansion may be needed for the mission to succeed, including positioning U.S. ground troops with front-line Iraqi security forces. Doing that could put Obama close ...    Full Story »

A Look At American Jihadis: Why Do They Fight?

A Look At American Jihadis: Why Do They Fight?A look at four Americans who became jihadis, and what motivated them to fight: Moner Mohammad Abusalha, who liked to cuddle cats, blew himself up in May in Syria. He was the first American suicide bomber in that civil war. Abusalha, 22, was a community college student who grew up playing basketball in Vero Beach, Florida. But Abusalha, the son of a Palestinian father and ...    Full Story »

TRAGEDY IN MONSEY: Toddler R"L Niftar After Being Run Over By Vehicle (1 opinions)

TRAGEDY IN MONSEY: Toddler RYWN regrets to inform you of the tragic Petira of Tova Fraidel Danzinger A"H of Chestnut Ridge, who was Niftar on Shabbos morning from injuries sustained in a terrible accident on Friday, when a vehicle struck her on Becketts Court. Levaya details were not available. Boruch Dayan Emmes... POSTED FRIDAY AFTERNOON: A toddler was R"L critically injured after being struck by a ...    Full Story »

AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the Terror Fight

AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the Terror FightThe following is a transcript of an AP interview with Egypt's el-Sissi: Q: What role will Egypt assume in the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group? A: Let me assert here that we are fully committed to cooperate in counterterrorism in the region and not just when It comes to dealing with Daesh (the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group. No, we are talking about ...    Full Story »

Secret Service Boosts Security Outside White House After Major Security Breach

Secret Service Boosts Security Outside White House After Major Security BreachThe Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday. President Barack Obama insisted he still has confidence in the beleaguered agency's ability to protect him and his family. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson ordered ...    Full Story »

France Joins US Against Islamic State Over Iraq (1 opinions)

France Joins US Against Islamic State Over IraqFrance is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq. More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush's war against Saddam Hussein, France on Friday became the first country to join U.S. forces pounding targets inside Iraq from the air in recent weeks — this time in pursuit of militants of the Islamic State group. Flying from the United Arab ...    Full Story »

Huge License Plate Scanner Networks Track Drivers (1 opinions)

Huge License Plate Scanner Networks Track DriversA battle over massive systems that use cameras to monitor license plates and track drivers' comings and goings across the country has raised the ire of those who are being rebuffed in their attempts to find out how the information is being used. The license plate scanning systems have multiplied across the U.S. over the last decade, funded largely by Homeland Security grants. But ...    Full Story »

Start the Year off Right with Kupat Ha'ir (4 opinions)

Start the Year off Right with Kupat Ha'ir [COMMUNICATED CONTENT] As we approach the holiest days of the year, Kupat Ha'ir is on the front lines as they have been for many years. Ten years, month after month during which millions of shekels keep flowing to their specified destinations with astonishing precision, thick volumes containing stories of salvation and stacks of sheets filled with data about families in distress ...    Full Story »

Askonim From Across the Nation Tackle the Lakewood School Admission Crisis

Askonim From Across the Nation Tackle the Lakewood School Admission CrisisThe dog days of summer conjure up images of frantic last minute back to school shopping, school busses wreaking havoc on already congested streets and, of course, smiling eager children, tinokos shel bais rabban of all ages and stages, brimming with excitement and suspense as the new school year dawns. With the ongoing explosive growth of Lakewood, new and expanding schools and chadorim ...    Full Story »

London: Stamford Hill Posters Telling Women What Side Of The Road To Walk On Are Removed (1 opinions)

London: Stamford Hill Posters Telling Women What Side Of The Road To Walk On Are RemovedThe following is via the Hackney Gazette: Hackney Council have removed posters in Stamford Hill telling women what side of the road they should walk on after a backlash from residents. The notices were taken down after multiple complaints to the council about the posters which read “women should please walk along this side of the road only” in English and Yiddish. The ...    Full Story »

Orthodox Union Hails U.S. House Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism

Orthodox Union Hails U.S. House Resolution Condemning Anti-SemitismToday, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the United States House of Representatives for passing H.Res.707, “condemning all forms of anti-Semitism and rejecting attempts to justify anti-Jewish hatred or violent attacks as an acceptable expression of disapproval or frustration over ...    Full Story »

Rice Leads Blakeman By 47 Points Among Jewish Voters (1 opinions)

Rice Leads Blakeman By 47 Points Among Jewish VotersDemocratic congressional candidate Kathleen Rice (NY-04) leads her Republican and Conservative opponent Bruce Blakeman by 18 points in the race to replace outgoing Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, according to an independent Newsday/News 12/Siena College poll released last night. Rice has a commanding 47-point lead among Jewish voters, who make up 18 percent of the district’s ...    Full Story »

Booker Celebrates the Passage of U.S. - Israel Strategic Partnership Act

Booker Celebrates the Passage of U.S. - Israel Strategic Partnership ActU.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., issued the following statement celebrating the passage of the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014, legislation that reaffirms the United States’ unwavering commitment to Israel’s security and the strong, historic U.S.-Israel relationship. “Since coming to office, I have consistently emphasized the importance of building a ...    Full Story »

Iran, 6 Powers Seek to Unblock Nuclear Talks

Iran, 6 Powers Seek to Unblock Nuclear TalksIran and six world powers are launching a fresh effort to try to narrow stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions relief. The talks, which resumed Friday at the United Nations, may be joined next week by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts. The deadline for agreement is Nov. 24, putting pressure on both ...    Full Story »

Suspect In 1998 Bombings Of U.S. Embassies Which Killed 224 People Pleads To Lesser Charges

Suspect In 1998 Bombings Of U.S. Embassies Which Killed 224 People Pleads To Lesser ChargesA suspect in the 1998 bombings at U.S. embassies in Africa has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in federal court in New York. Adel Abdul Bary was charged in the bombings that killed 224 people in Kenya and Tanzania. The 54-year-old pleaded guilty Friday to lesser charges of making threats against Americans, but Judge Lewis Kaplan said he wanted to hear further arguments before the ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Young Boys Throw Rocks At Passing Cars In Crown Heights (4 opinions)

Three young boys are seen walking up New York Avenue between Crown and Carroll Streets when one of them bends down, picks up a rock and throws it at a passing car. The car sustained damage to the windshield and a police report was filled. This is one of a few ...    Full Story »

Isaac Yedid Esq. on Halachic Wills (1 opinions)

Isaac Yedid Esq. on Halachic WillsIn today’s society, the monetary laws of the Torah have unfortunately been largely disregarded even within the Orthodox community, mostly due to a lack of education and understanding of those laws.  There is one area of monetary law which affects everyone – the laws of yerushah (inheritance).  According to the Torah’s laws of inheritance, a man’s sons    Full Story »

Islamic State Threaten Ancient Jewish Sites In Iraq, Syria

Islamic State Threaten Ancient Jewish Sites In Iraq, SyriaFor more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia — from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. Their ancient, buried cities, palaces and temples packed with monumental art are scattered across what is now northern Iraq and eastern Syria. Now much of that archaeological wealth is under the control of extremists from the Islamic ...    Full Story »

OPCW Document: Syria Had Ricin Program

OPCW Document: Syria Had Ricin ProgramSyrian authorities have declared that they once had a program to produce the deadly toxin ricin, according to an official document of the global chemical weapons watchdog. A report on the website of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says that Damascus revealed in July "a facility for the production of ricin" along with two other "chemical weapons-related ...    Full Story »

Anti-Islamic Ads Coming To NYC Transit System

Anti-Islamic Ads Coming To NYC Transit SystemAnti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on 100 New York City buses and two subway entrances next week. The six ads include an image of beheaded American journalist James Foley and another of Hitler. The ads are paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative run by anti-Islam blogger Pamela Geller. She says the campaign tells truths about Islam and Jihad that the U.S. government ...    Full Story »
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Mexico: Chabad Stays Put Amid Blackouts and Looting in Wake of Hurricane Odile (1 opinions)

Mexico: Chabad Stays Put Amid Blackouts and Looting in Wake of Hurricane OdileWell into day three without power, running water or Internet service, Chabad Rabbi Benzion Hershcovich of the Cabo Jewish Center in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, is helping the community cope with growing havoc in the resort town ravaged by Hurricane Odile, and is eagerly awaiting aid being sent from Mexico City and the United States. “Rabbi [Mendel] Polichenco is really a lifesaver,” ...    Full Story »

Chayim Aruchim Hosts Annual Meeting of Rabbis, Doctors, Lawyers and Activists

Chayim Aruchim Hosts Annual Meeting of Rabbis, Doctors, Lawyers and ActivistsChayim Aruchim (The Center for Culturally Sensitive Health Advocacy and Counseling), an Agudath Israel project, hosted its annual meeting at Skolye Hall in Brooklyn. The agenda noted several of the organization's successes this year, such as the tremendous impact of the Chayim Aruchim 24-hour hotline (718-301-9800). The hotline, which went live in April 2014, is staffed by seven young ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: NYPD Chief of Transit Joseph Fox Visits High-Profile Stations To Ensure Subway System Is Well Protected Against Terror

PHOTOS: NYPD Chief of Transit Joseph Fox Visits High-Profile Stations To Ensure Subway System Is Well Protected Against TerrorMillions of New Yorkers ride the subways each day, and the NYPD works diligently to ensure that it remains the safest transit system in the world. At the helm of the NYPD Transit Division is Chief Joseph Fox, who has been running the Transit Division since 2011. Taking his job very seriously, Fox was seen this week visiting high profile subway stations around the city, making sure that ...    Full Story »

A Message To All Americans Travelling To Uman For Rosh Hashanah

A Message To All Americans Travelling To Uman For Rosh HashanahWelcome to Ukraine!  In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday season in Uman, we ask that you take the following precautions: Defer all travel to the Crimean Peninsula and the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, and exercise extreme caution if planning to travel to the regions of Odessa, Kharkhiv, Zaporizhia and Kherson.  Russia-backed separatists continue to control ...    Full Story »

Obama Welcomes Result of Scottish Referendum To Stay Part Of The United Kingdom (1 opinions)

Obama Welcomes Result of Scottish Referendum To Stay Part Of The United KingdomPresident Barack Obama says he welcomes Scotland's decision to stay part of the United Kingdom. In a statement, Obama also congratulates the people of Scotland for their "full and energetic exercise of democracy." He says their debate and discussion on independence is a reminder of Scotland's enormous contributions to the United Kingdom and the world. Voters in Scotland ...    Full Story »


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