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BDE: Miki (Michoel) Mark HY'D Is Victim Killed By Palestinian Terrorists; Leaves Behind 10 Children (1 opinions)

BDE: Miki (Michoel) Mark HY'D Is Victim Killed By Palestinian Terrorists; Leaves Behind 10 Children
Murdered in the attack between Otniel and Beit Chaggai, in the Southern Hebron Hills area. was Miki (Michoel) Mark HY"D, who was the director of the Otniel Hesder Yeshiva. He was a resident of the community, and father of ten children. His wife, Chava Rochel bas Ayelet HaSHachar is fighting for her life. Two children injured are Tehilla bas Chava Rochel, and Pedaiya Menachem ben Chava Rochel. Sources tell YWN that his his mother, who resides in Katamon, is an American Citizen. His father is no longer alive. It is unknown if Miki ...

Florida: Man Accused In Jewish Center Bomb Plot Faces New Charge

Florida: Man Accused In Jewish Center Bomb Plot Faces New ChargeA South Florida man accused of trying to detonate a bomb at a synagogue and Jewish school during Pesach is facing a new charge. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami reports in a news release that 40-year-old James Medina was indicted Thursday on a charge of attempting to damage religious property. He was charged in May with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. The FBI ...    Full Story »

She Has Suffered Enough-Help An Orphaned Kallah Walk to Her Chuppah With Joy

Florida: Man Accused In Jewish Center Bomb Plot Faces New Charge[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Dear Friend, The wails of an unfortunate orphan have reached us, her cries tear at our hearts; to be silent is impossible. We must help her right now and set her on her feet in order that she be able to establish a bayis neeman b’Yisroel. This girl has suffered so much in recent years. She has gone through tremendous difficulties, grief, and ...    Full Story »

Orthodox Union Congratulates Recipients of 2016 Nonprofit Security Grant Program

Orthodox Union Congratulates Recipients of 2016 Nonprofit Security Grant ProgramThe Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, which helped spearhead the creation of the federal Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), applauds this year’s grant recipients announced this week. Among them are 66 Jewish schools and shuls in and around New York alone. ...    Full Story »

Donald Trump Issues Statement On Murder Of 13-Year-Old Hallel Yaffa Ariel HYD

Donald Trump Issues Statement On Murder Of 13-Year-Old Hallel Yaffa Ariel HYDI am shocked by the heinous murder of 13 year old Hallel Yaffa Ariel, who was attacked by a Palestinian terrorist while she was sleeping in her bedroom. I extend my deepest condolences to the Ariel family. The continuing incitement and preaching of hate by the Palestinian leadership, and the glorification of terror must end immediately. I call upon the leadership of the Palestinian ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Frum Girl 'Assaulted' In Heart Of Lakewood On Thursday Night (1 opinions)

BREAKING: Frum Girl 'Assaulted' In Heart Of Lakewood On Thursday NightA Frum girl was chased down and assaulted in Lakewood last night, TLS is reporting. The victim, said to be approximately 15 years old, was walking on Forest Avenue at around 11:30PM when she reportedly realized she was being followed. She ...    Full Story »

RECAP: Palestinian Drive-By Shooting Attack Leaves Father Dead, Wife Critical, Children Injured (2 opinions)

RECAP: Palestinian Drive-By Shooting Attack Leaves Father Dead, Wife Critical, Children Injured[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Shortly after 3:00pm on erev Shabbos 25 Sivan, a terrorist driving a white 5-door KIA opened fire at an Israeli vehicle traveling between Otniel and Beit Chaggai, in the Southern Hebron Hills area. The vehicle was hit by many 5.56mm bullets, and the driver, in his 40s, who was in traumatic cardiac arrest when the first EMS units arrived, was pronounced ...    Full Story »

1 Dead And Multiple Wounded in Palestinian Terrorist Shooting Attack [UPDATED 4:06PM IL] (3 opinions)

1 Dead And Multiple Wounded in  Palestinian Terrorist Shooting Attack [UPDATED 4:06PM IL]At least one person has been killed and other wounded by terrorist gunfire in the Hebron Hills area, between Adurayim and Otniel. Preliminary information from the scene points to a drive-by shooting. All of the victims are civilians. At least one person is in serious condition. Additional information to follow. As seen in the attached photos, the vehicle flipped over. The ...    Full Story »

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Offering Boater Safety Course

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Offering Boater Safety CourseThe Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol Unit will host a one-day New York State Boater's Safety Course on Sunday July 10th, 2016. The class will be held from 10 am to 6 pm at the Fallsburg Fire Dept. - 17 Lake Street, South Fallsburg, NY 12779. You must be at least 10 years old to attend and must pass a written test at the end of the session. Anyone born after May 1, 1996 ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel Applauds Substantial Increase in Number of Institutions Receiving Federal Security Funds

Agudath Israel Applauds Substantial Increase in Number of Institutions Receiving Federal Security FundsAgudath Israel expressed gratification at the news that due to the 55% increase in appropriations for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), 81 new institutions across the United States received funding in 2016. This represents a 40% increase in the number of institutions receiving enhanced security. In New York alone, 66 Jewish organizations received a combined total of over ...    Full Story »

Israel: The Need For Additional Limud Torah And Acts Of Chessed

Israel: The Need For Additional Limud Torah And Acts Of ChessedAccording to statements made earlier this week by IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Major-General Yair Golan, in the next was there will be thousands of rockets striking all over Israel. Golan addressed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) event marking ten years since the Second Lebanon War. He explained in an authoritative tone that the next war with Lebanon will turn the entire ...    Full Story »

Putin Says Russia Won't Enter Arms Race With NATO

Putin Says Russia Won't Enter Arms Race With NATONATO's military buildup near Russia's borders has upset military parity in Europe, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, adding that Russia will take retaliatory measures without entering an arms race. Putin said that NATO is openly showing its anti-Russian intentions by deploying forces in Poland and the Baltics and building missile defense sites. "All that is aimed at ...    Full Story »

Aliyah Season Is Here - 15 Lone Soldiers On Board Aliyah Flight (2 opinions)

Aliyah Season Is Here - 15 Lone Soldiers On Board Aliyah Flight51 Olim landed at Ben-Gurion Airport on Wednesday morning 23 Sivan aboard a Nefesh B’Nefesh group Aliyah flight. Amongst the Olim were 15 future lone soldiers who went directly to a special ulpan to learn Hebrew before drafting to the IDF 51 new immigrants from the North America, including 15 soon-to-be IDF lone soldiers and other Olim ranging from 3 months of age to 91, landed this ...    Full Story »

Hillary Clinton Raising Big Dollars At Tiny Fundraisers

Hillary Clinton Raising Big Dollars At Tiny FundraisersA single elevator could have accommodated the donors who recently gathered with Hillary Clinton at home of the Pritzker family in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. Small in number, the group was big in largesse, contributing at least $1 million to help elect her and other Democrats this fall. To raise that much money, it would have taken a 37,000-seat stadium of Bernie Sanders fans ...    Full Story »

Dr. Simcha Goldin: We Are Level Headed Folks Standing For Principle (3 opinions)

Dr. Simcha Goldin: We Are Level Headed Folks Standing For Principle Dr. Simcha Goldin, the father of IDF Lt. Hadar Goldin, told Israel Radio on Thursday morning 24 Sivan that he resents the fact that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and other state officials refer to him and others as “bereaved families” as if they are pained and unaware of their statements and incapable of seeing the bigger picture. Dr. Goldin’s son and Sgt. Shaul Oren were ...    Full Story »

Amazon 'Prime Day' Sales Gimmick Is Back This July

Amazon 'Prime Day' Sales Gimmick Is Back This JulyAmazon is renewing its "Prime Day" July sales gimmick as Wal-Mart also tries to go after online shoppers. The e-commerce powerhouse launched the discounting event last year to commemorate its 20th anniversary and to advertise its $99 annual Prime loyalty program, which offers free two-day shipping, during sleepy summer shopping months. It has said previously that Prime Day would be ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Hiddush Poll: 62 Percent Of The Jewish Israeli Population Support The Right Of Conservative And Reform Converts To Use State Mikvaos (5 opinions)

PHOTOS: Hiddush Poll: 62 Percent Of The Jewish Israeli Population Support The Right Of Conservative And Reform Converts To Use State Mikvaos [PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] 62% of the Jewish public in Israel and 71% of the non-Haredi population support the right of Conservative and Reform converts to make use of Israel's publicly funded ritual baths, which are operated by the municipal religious councils. 38% oppose this. 86% of secular Jews and 58% of traditional Jews support this, but 63% of Zionist Orthodox Jews and 91% ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: A Look At Kiryat Yovel's Yeshivas Chachmei Lev For Chareidim (1 opinions)

Yeshiva Chachmei Lev is located in the Kiryat Yovel neighborhood of Yerushalayim, a school that is perhaps representative of the new trend, offering those who do not wish to remain in beis medrash all day an alternative. In this high school the talmidim ...    Full Story »

At 150, KKK Sees Opportunities In US Political Trends

At 150, KKK Sees Opportunities In US Political TrendsBorn in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. Membership dwindled, a unified group fractured, and one-time members went to prison for a string of murderous attacks against blacks. Many assumed the group was dead, a white-robed ghost of hate and violence. Yet today, the KKK ...    Full Story »

No Injuries in Attempted Stabbing Attack in the Machpelah

No Injuries in Attempted Stabbing Attack in the Machpelah 9:50AM IL: A female terrorist tried to stab a soldier in the Ma’aras HaMachpelah in Hebron a short time ago. The terrorist was shot. B’chasdei Hashem there are no reports of injuries among the intended victims. The attacker approached border police at one of the entrances to the holy site and pulled a knife. Border police responded in time, avoiding injury. (YWN – Israel ...    Full Story »

Left-Wing Activists Rescued From Ramallah After Being Attacked (5 opinions)

Left-Wing Activists Rescued From Ramallah After Being AttackedNine leftists on Wednesday night 23 Sivan entered Ramallah via the Kalandia Checkpoint to celebrate a post Ramadan feast with their friends. However, as they were enjoying the evening residents became aware of the two Israeli vehicles and surrounded the two vehicles and the situation turned ugly very quickly. Fortunately, PA (Palestinian Authority) security forces were able to ...    Full Story »

Lawyer: CIA Gave Romania Millions To Host Secret Prisons

Lawyer: CIA Gave Romania Millions To Host Secret PrisonsThe CIA paid Romania "millions of dollars" to host secret prisons, a rights lawyer said Wednesday as the European Court of Human Rights heard accusations that Romania allowed the agency to torture terrorism suspects in a secret renditions program under President George W. Bush. Amrit Singh told the court on the opening day of the case that CIA prisons were in Romania from 2003-2005 ...    Full Story »

30 Percent Of Buses Inspected By Police In A Bedouin Community In The Negev Not Road Worthy

30 Percent Of Buses Inspected By Police In A Bedouin Community In The Negev Not Road WorthyIsrael Police report that an inspection of buses and vans was conducted in the community of Segev Shalom in the Negev. Segev Shalom is a Bedouin community located close to Beersheva. The inspection revealed that 30% of the vehicles used to transport people were not road worthy and 56% were in need of serious repairs. Police checked 32 vehicles and removed 11 from the road ...    Full Story »

Egypt Marks Overthrow Of Islamist President With New Holiday (1 opinions)

Egypt Marks Overthrow Of Islamist President With New HolidayEgypt on Thursday celebrated the army's 2013 overthrow of an Islamist president with a new national holiday, marked by warplanes flying over the capital of Cairo and a brief address to the nation by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Supporters of el-Sissi, who as defense minister led the ouster of Mohammed Morsi, planned to hold rallies later in the day to mark the occasion. But ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Netanyahu: You Don't Murder A Sleeping Child For Peace (1 opinions)

This morning a terrorist sneaked into the bedroom of a 13-year-old girl, Hallel-Yaffa Ariel. He murdered young Hallel in cold blood. A picture of her blood stained room is almost too hard to see. There’s a teddy bear still on her bed, a red beanbag ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Israeli Security Forces Make Arrests And Uncover Weapons

PHOTOS: Israeli Security Forces Make Arrests And Uncover Weapons[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Security forces during the night (Wednesday to Thursday) operating in the Shai (Shomron-Yehuda) district arrested ten wanted suspects, PA (Palestinian Authority) residents. Arrests were made in many PA areas including Jalazoun, Azzoun and east of Tulkarem. In the Menashe district, soldiers found a cache of weapons and ammunition in a home including a ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Kiev: 24 Aliyah Eligibles Completed The First Stage Of Conversion Preparation Course (1 opinions)

PHOTOS: Kiev: 24 Aliyah Eligibles Completed The First Stage Of Conversion Preparation CourseIn a ceremony held last weekend in Kiev, participants of the 'Triguboff Institute' 'Maslul' project marked the completion of the first phase of their studies of the project's conversion preparation course. The innovative project is destined to assist 24 Eligible Olim from Kiev, who take part in the project's curriculum and aren't recognized as Jewish according to the Halacha, to ...    Full Story »
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Sheriff Accused Of Anti-Semitic Threats Against Prosecutor (1 opinions)

Sheriff Accused Of Anti-Semitic Threats Against ProsecutorA south Louisiana sheriff was taped making anti-Semitic threats that he apparently directed at a federal prosecutor assigned to a civil rights case against him, according to a court filing. Prosecutors said in Wednesday's court filing that an "unsolicited informant" recently provided them with a series of recorded conversations between Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal and others. A ...    Full Story »

Deri Warns PM Netanyahu That Recognition Of Reform Jewry Will Result In Destroying The Coalition (3 opinions)

Deri Warns PM Netanyahu That Recognition Of Reform Jewry Will Result In Destroying The CoalitionThe Chief Rabbis of Israel and leaders of chareidi parties in Knesset met with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to discuss the crisis surrounding the egalitarian prayer area near the Kosel. Shas party leader Minister Aryeh Deri reportedly told PM Netanyahu that any form of official recognition of Reform Jewry would result in dismantling the coalition government. Rishon L’Tzion ...    Full Story »

Berlin Rabbi Calls Fellow European Rabbis: We Must Help Save The EU (1 opinions)

Berlin Rabbi Calls Fellow European Rabbis: We Must Help Save The EU  Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal, Rabbi of the Jewish community of Berlin, was welcomed on Tuesday 22 Sivan by Thomas Oppermann, parliamentary head of the German Social Democratic Party (SDP), the second largest party in Germany, for an official meeting in his offices at the Bundestag. The two discussed the future of Europe and its Jewish communities, in light of the British referendum. Rabbi ...    Full Story »

Chareidim Oppose MK Zohar's Shabbos Law

Chareidim Oppose MK Zohar's Shabbos LawMK (Likud) Miki Zohar stands behind a bill dubbed the Shabbos Law, which would permit limited bus service on Shabbos with many conditions. Zohar is understood to be coming from a good place, albeit confused in the eyes of chareidi lawmakers. He feels that by granting limited permission for “10% chilul Shabbos we can prevent 90% chilul Shabbos” as he puts it. Zohar’s bill ...    Full Story »

Bnos One on One Celebrates A Successful Year of Achievement

Bnos One on One Celebrates A Successful Year of AchievementBnos Agudath Israel has a long proud history of innovation, starting many successful initiatives. One of these is the highly acclaimed Bnos One on One Big Sister Little Sister Program. Bnos One on One was founded in 2009 with the mission of building greater resiliency in young adolescents by providing them with a role model and mentor to offer emotional support and encouragement. 12th ...    Full Story »

7 Ways To Avoid Hitting A Deer While Driving (4 opinions)

7 Ways To Avoid Hitting A Deer While DrivingAccording to the Insurance Information Institute, 1.6 million deer-vehicle collisions occur each year, resulting in 200 fatalities, tens of thousands of injuries and over $3.6 billion in vehicle damage. Being prepared can help prevent you from adding to these statistics. When driving this summer in Upstate, NY, you should: Watch for the rest of the gang. Deer are pack animals, and ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Berland To Remain In Jail Until His Extradition (5 opinions)

Rabbi Berland To Remain In Jail Until His ExtraditionA Johannesburg court ruled that Rabbi Eliezer Berland will remain in jail until such time he is extradited to Israel. There is disappointment in the Shuvu Banim community as the rav’s attorney was hopeful he would be released to house arrest until turned over to the custody of Israel Police. The court announced its ruling on Thursday 24 Sivan, bringing an end to any hope by Rabbi ...    Full Story »

Leaders Of Chareidi Parties Meet With PM Netanyahu To Discuss Egalitarian Prayer Area Near The Kosel (2 opinions)

Leaders Of Chareidi Parties Meet With PM Netanyahu To Discuss Egalitarian Prayer Area Near The KoselThe heads of chareidi parties in Knesset met with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, 23 Sivan to discuss the arrangement pertaining to the egalitarian prayer area near the Kosel. The chareidim told PM Netanyahu they will not accept any arrangement that includes any measure of acceptance of either the Reform or Conservative Movements. Alternatively, the Reform and ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Dayan Ehrentreu and Kehillah Make Historic Visit to Auschwitz

PHOTOS: Dayan Ehrentreu and Kehillah Make Historic Visit to Auschwitz[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] London - June 26 2016 - Dayan Chanoch Ehrentreu together with his Rebbetzin and Kehilla members took a four day journey retracing the steps of millions of Jews who died al pi Kiddush Hashem in the Holocaust. Joined by 50 members, men and women of the Beis Medrash Beis Yisroel, Dayan Ehrentreu was accompanied by Holocaust expert and JLE lecturer Rabbi ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Are U.S. Airports 'Soft Targets' For Terror? (2 opinions)

How can the U.S. protect its airports from an Istanbul-like attack? Former TSA Administrator John Pistole says intelligence is key

High Court To Hear Appeal From Bereaved Families

High Court To Hear Appeal From Bereaved FamiliesIsrael’s High Court of Justice next week will hear a petition filed by bereaved families against the agreement with Turkey, filed by the Shurat HaDin organization. The petitioners, who are represented by attorney Nitzana Darshan-Leitner, feel the agreement ignored the reality of the Hamas regime in Gaza and Turkey’s responsibilities regarding Hamas. They insist the agreement must ...    Full Story »

New York Judge Resigns, Pleads Guilty To Receiving Bribe (2 opinions)

New York Judge Resigns, Pleads Guilty To Receiving BribeA former state Supreme Court judge has pleaded guilty to receiving bribes and resigned from the bench. Justice John Michalek appeared in state Supreme Court in Buffalo Wednesday. Investigators say he accepted tickets to hockey games and a political fundraiser from Democratic political operative G. Steven Pigeon while Pigeon had an interest in several civil cases before him. An ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Netanyahu: You Don't Murder A Sleeping Child For Peace (1 opinions)

This morning a terrorist sneaked into the bedroom of a 13-year-old girl, Hallel-Yaffa Ariel. He murdered young Hallel in cold blood. A picture of her blood stained room is almost too hard to see. There’s a teddy bear still on her bed, a red beanbag chair, some pictures on the wall, shoes tightly packed in a bin next to her bunk bed. Why would any person do this? You don’t murder a sleeping child for peace. You don’t slit a little girl’s throat to protest a policy you don’t like. You do this because you’ve been brainwashed. You’ve been brainwashed by a warped ideology that teaches you that this child isn’t human. We will not let barbarism defeat humanity. There’s no middle ground between beautiful Hallel and her unspeakably evil murderer. Today, each of us is going to fight back. I ask you to walk into your child’s bedroom before they go to sleep. I ask you to hug them. I ask you to kiss them. Teach them that the values that Hallel’s murderer most detested – freedom, diversity, pluralism – will never die; we’ll always hold them dear. Tell them that we will never let fear, evil and terror triumph; that we will always stand for justice. And this is how we will fight back. We fight back first by fighting back, fighting the terrorists, fighting their backers, fighting those who incite for such murder, whether in Hebron or in Orlando, or in Berlin, or in Ankara, or in Belgium, anywhere. We fight back by making sure that our collective moral compass doesn’t waver even a millimeter. Today we will cherish Hallel’s memory. We will defend and honor her dignity by redoubling our efforts around the world to defeat the scourge of radical Islamist terror. May Hallel’s memory forever be a blessing. (YWN World Headquarters - NYC)

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WATCH: Are U.S. Airports 'Soft Targets' For Terror? (2 opinions)

How can the U.S. protect its airports from an Istanbul-like attack? Former TSA Administrator John Pistole says intelligence is key

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WATCH: Donald Trump Slams GOP Rivals Over Pledge (4 opinions)

Donald Trump said his former Republican primary rivals who have refused to support him in November should be barred from running for public office again.

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