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Former President Bush Is Keynote Speaker At Yeshiva University Dinner; Then Makes Surprise Visit to Sept. 11 Museum

Former President Bush Is Keynote Speaker At Yeshiva University Dinner; Then Makes Surprise Visit to Sept. 11 Museum
Former President George W. Bush was the special guest and keynote speaker at Yeshiva University’s 90th Annual Hanukkah Convocation and Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on Sunday, December 14. More than 750 people came to show their support for the University and to witness YU President Richard M. Joel confer an honorary doctorate upon the 43rd U.S. president. “What an honor it is to have you as part of the Yeshiva University family,” said President Joel in his introduction of President Bush. “We celebrate you for the ...

Like Iran, Secret Diplomacy Leads To US-Cuba Thaw

Like Iran, Secret Diplomacy Leads To US-Cuba ThawFresh off his 2012 re-election victory, President Barack Obama summoned senior advisers to a series of meetings, asking them to "think big" about a second-term agenda, including the possibilities of new starts with long-standing U.S. foes such as Iran and Cuba. Two years later, after painstaking secret diplomacy on separate but surprisingly similar tracks, efforts with Tehran and Havana ...    Full Story »

R' Gideon Mazuz Upset That His Father Was Dragged into Machlokes

R' Gideon Mazuz Upset That His Father Was Dragged into MachlokesRabbi Gideon Mazuz, a son of HaGaon HaRav Meir Mazuz Shlita explains to the media he is upset that his father was dragged into controversy. Rosh Yeshivat Kisei Rachamim Rabbi Meir Mazuz is behind Eli Yishai, who earlier this week launched the Yachad party. The event has led to harsh criticism from Shas officials and rabbonim from the party’s Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah. Rav Gideon ...    Full Story »

NYC: Treyger Proposes Task Force to Help Houses of Worship and Non-Profits Recover from Sandy and Prepare for Next Major Storm

NYC: Treyger Proposes Task Force to Help Houses of Worship and Non-Profits Recover from Sandy and Prepare for Next Major StormThe Committee on Recovery and Resiliency held a hearing yesterday on Council Member Mark Treyger’s proposal to create a task force to study the damage that houses of worship and charitable organizations suffered during Hurricane Sandy and the expenses they incurred in helping storm victims. In many cases, local religious congregations and community-based non-profit groups were among ...    Full Story »

Christie to Discuss 2016 With Family Over Holidays

Christie to Discuss 2016 With Family Over HolidaysRepublican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he'll discuss his potential 2016 presidential bid with his family over the holidays and make a decision soon after. Christie made the comments Wednesday to a group of students at Mendham Township Middle School, one of the state's 2014 National Blue Ribbon Award winners. He says he wants to talk about the issue when his oldest children ...    Full Story »

Bus Service Stopped for Residents of Betar & Modi’in Illit

Bus Service Stopped for Residents of Betar & Modi’in Illit It is a difficult Thursday morning (26 Kislev) for residents of the chareidi cities of Betar Illit and Modi’in Illit as the Kavim Bus Company that provides transportation to those communities launched a strike. Hundreds of drivers did not report to work today in various branches of the bus company as they are protesting the planned firing of some employees. For the drivers who did ...    Full Story »

Defense Lawyers March to Protest Police Killings

Defense Lawyers March to Protest Police KillingsScores of defense attorneys in New York City and elsewhere protested the criminal justice system's handling of police killings of unarmed black men by participating in marches and die-ins Wednesday. In Brooklyn, public defenders and other lawyers marched at courthouses and a prosecutor's office and staged a die-in outside a city jail. They later stood in front of a criminal court, ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel Statement on EU Court's Removal of Hamas from Terrorist List

Agudath Israel Statement on EU Court's Removal of Hamas from Terrorist ListThe recent ruling of a European Union court to remove Hamas from the EU's terrorist list is nothing short of astounding. The ruling, even if on procedural grounds, sends an outrageous message to the world - and an encouraging one to Hamas, which has understandably received it joyfully. That the categorization of an "organization" pledged to the destruction of a sovereign state and ...    Full Story »

Cubans Cheer Historic Renewal of US Relations

Cubans Cheer Historic Renewal of US RelationsBells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country Wednesday that Cuba was restoring relations with the United States after more than a half-century of hostility. Wearing his military uniform with its five-star insignia, the 83-year-old leader said the two countries would work to resolve their differences "without renouncing a ...    Full Story »

NYC Mayor To Meet With Garner Protesters

NYC Mayor To Meet With Garner ProtestersNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to meet with organizers of the protests over the death of Eric Garner. Administration officials confirmed that de Blasio, a Democrat who took office in January, will meet with members of the Justice League at City Hall on Friday. The Justice League held a small protest Monday outside the mayor's home, Gracie Mansion. It also has ...    Full Story »

Ministry of the Economy to Grant 31 Companies Funds Totaling 11.2 Million NIS

Ministry of the Economy to Grant 31 Companies Funds Totaling 11.2 Million NISThe Foreign Trade Administration at the Israeli Ministry of Economy approved 11.2 million NIS for the first stage of the "Smart Money" program. In the first stage, 57 companies submitted 79 requests, of which 39 requests were approved for 31 companies. The companies that were accepted will receive ongoing marketing assistance from Israel’s trade attachés stationed in the target ...    Full Story »

113th Congress Ends With More Fights Than Feats

113th Congress Ends With More Fights Than FeatsThe tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes, gridlock and investigations. "Thank God it's over," Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said as he left the Capitol late Tuesday. How's this for a legacy? More than 200 bills became law during the past two years, ...    Full Story »

President & First Lady Rivlin Host Chanukah Event for Children with Cancer

President & First Lady Rivlin Host Chanukah Event for Children with CancerPresident Reuven and First Lady Nechama Rivlin on Tuesday morning 24 Kislev hosted at the President's Residence, a Chanukah party for the children of Rachashei Lev which seeks to improve the lives of children with cancer, and that of their families. The President lit the first light on the Menorah together with 17 year old Roey Ginat, who is blind having suffered from cancer as a ...    Full Story »

Wiesenthal Center Commends France-US Holocaust Compensation Agreement

Wiesenthal Center Commends France-US Holocaust Compensation AgreementThe Simon Wiesenthal Center expressed support for a joint agreement between the governments of France and the U.S. that will provide $60 million in compensation from France to Holocaust survivors and the families of victims of the Holocaust deported from France to Nazi concentration camps during WWII. The fund, subject to a 2015 vote in the French Parliament, transfers $60 million from ...    Full Story »

PHOTO: Chanukah & Election Fever in Israel

PHOTO: Chanukah & Election Fever in Israel After the 19th Knesset voted to dissolve itself it sent the nation to elections for the second time in a bit over two years. As such, the news in Israel is dominated by election fever and parties and candidates vie for position in the hope of landing a better place in the 20th Knesset. This simple Chanukah photo says a great deal. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Channel 10 News' Tzvi Yechezkeli Says 'No Thanks' to Shas

Channel 10 News' Tzvi Yechezkeli Says 'No Thanks' to ShasPopular correspondent on Arab affairs Tzvi Yechezkeli of the Channel 10 News team has turned down an offer to join the Shas party. Yechezkel is shomer Shabbos and has reported he follows the derech of Rav Nachman of Breslov. He is well liked and followed and Shas feels he would attract many traditional and non-chareidi voters to the party. Despite the fact he was promised a ...    Full Story »

CHILLUL BAIS HA'KNESSES: Fashion Show Held in Tel Aviv Shul as Choir Sings Shalom Aleichem

CHILLUL BAIS HA'KNESSES: Fashion Show Held in Tel Aviv Shul as Choir Sings Shalom AleichemThe response to the chilul Beis Knesses Beit El in Tel Aviv was far from complimentary after it was decided to hold a fashion show in the shul that included women parading in immodest attire as the shul choir sang Shalom Aleichem. Some 2.5 weeks ago arsonists burned some Russian language books in a hall of the shul and left graffiti “In a place where law are legislated books are ...    Full Story »

Israel: 41 Children in a School Transport Van

Israel: 41 Children in a School Transport VanHow many children can you squeeze into a van? Well, for Israel traffic police on Wednesday morning 25 Kislev they learned at least 41. That was he number of children found in a van in the Jassr A-Zakar local municipality in the Haifa district when the vehicle was stopped for inspection. When police opened the door they counted 41 children ages 4-6. The vehicle by law may transport ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Candles 4 Campers: Light a Candle - Make a Difference

[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Chanukah is celebrated for 8 exciting days and a summer at the well known Camp Emunah is enjoyed for 8 exciting weeks! Coincidence? We don't think so! The Camp Emunah Scholarship Fund encourages you to join Candels4Campers in carrying the ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Obama At Whitehouse Chanukah Party: We Are Celebrating 'Pidyon Shvuyim' Today After Alan Gross Was Freed

VIDEO: Obama At Whitehouse Chanukah Party: We Are Celebrating 'Pidyon Shvuyim' Today After Alan Gross Was Freed[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The following are the remarks by President Obama at the Whitehouse Chanukah party: AUDIENCE MEMBER: Happy Hanukkah, Mr. President! THE PRESIDENT: Well, Happy Hanukkah to you! (Laughter.) You stole my line. (Laughter.) Happy Hanukkah, everybody. AUDIENCE: Happy Hannukah. MRS. OBAMA: Welcome to the White House. I want to welcome the members of ...    Full Story »
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'Bnei Torah' Rumored to be Moving to Shas (2 opinions)

'Bnei Torah' Rumored to be Moving to ShasDuring the last 24 hours a rumor has been circulating that the Degel breakaway Bnei Torah party is working a deal to run with Shas. This seems to be based on a meeting that took place in recent days between HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach Shlita and HaGaon HaRav Shalom Cohen Shlita. Details of what was discussed were not revealed, leading to the rumors. In the last election, when Bnei ...    Full Story »

Raul Castro Welcomes Renewal Of Relations With US

Raul Castro Welcomes Renewal Of Relations With USCuban President Raul Castro told Cubans Wednesday his nation has agreed to restore relations with the United States, 53 years after diplomatic ties were broken. Castro spoke in a televised address that coincided with a statement by U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, saying that while profound differences remain between the two countries, they must learn to live with them ...    Full Story »

Shas' Atias Not Returning to Knesset at Present (3 opinions)

Shas' Atias Not Returning to Knesset at PresentA former member of the Shas top three leadership team, Ariel Atias, who recently left Knesset “to take a break” announces he is not planning his return in the 20th Knesset. However this does not prevent him to launching a campaign against Eli Yishai for leaving the party and launching a new political party. Atias told Ladaat that while he does not plan to return, he does plan to ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel of America Testifies Against Assisted Suicide Bill to New Jersey Senate Health Committee

Agudath Israel of America Testifies Against Assisted Suicide Bill to New Jersey Senate Health CommitteeAs some members of the New Jersey legislature work to make the Garden State the sixth state to allow physician assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, Agudath Israel of America is at the forefront in aggressively fighting that devastating move. The "Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act" passed the State Assembly with 41 votes - the minimum needed - last month, and is now up ...    Full Story »

EJC Calls the Removal of Hamas from the EU Terror List 'Legitimating Murder and Genocide'

EJC Calls the Removal of Hamas from the EU Terror List 'Legitimating Murder and Genocide'The European Jewish Congress (EJC) has expressed outrage over the removal of Hamas from the European Union’s list of officially designated terror organizations, after the European Court of Justice in Luxemburg accepted an appeal filed by Hamas against its inclusion in the list. “We have reached a new low in moral relativity if an organization explicitly dedicated to the ...    Full Story »

Kahlon Official: Yair Lapid Is Like A Large Inflated Balloon Losing Air (2 opinions)

Kahlon Official: Yair Lapid Is Like A Large Inflated Balloon Losing Air Post Yisrael quotes a senior Moshe Kahlon campaign worker saying “Yair Lapid is like a large inflated balloon losing air. Yesh Atid people are defecting to us in large numbers”. They add that Yesh Atid people are spreading rumors that Kahlon will or is likely to run on a combined ticket with Yesh Atid but in the meeting the two held this week, Kahlon stated clearly this would not ...    Full Story »

Clinton Denounces Torture, Says Black Lives Matter (4 opinions)

Clinton Denounces Torture, Says Black Lives MatterHillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she's proud to have been part of an administration that "banned illegal renditions and brutal interrogations" and said the U.S. should never be involved in torture anywhere in the world. Clinton spoke about the importance of the nation acting in accordance with its values after receiving an award from The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & ...    Full Story »

Know What's Right Before You Light

Know What's Right Before You LightThis halacha card is being distributed as part of "The Shaimos Project" a division of the Ner Reuven Ahavas Hamitzvos Initiative. This new initiative from the Midwest Agudas Yisroel Council of Synagogue Rabbanim is thanks to the vision of Mr. and Mrs. David and Chaya Tova Hartman and has been dedicated in memory of their grandfather Mr. Reuven Brand.The intent of this initiative is to ...    Full Story »

Have Hatzalah and Panasonic Parted Ways? (2 opinions)

Have Hatzalah and Panasonic Parted Ways?Hatzalah services around the world have always done their utmost to have the latest in technology—to have every available tool at their arsenal to ensure that they are on the cutting edge and doing everything possible to make sure that, chas veshahalom, in a time of need, they are able to give and do everything possible to keep the communities they serve safe. Except for one ...    Full Story »

PA: America Will Veto UN Effort to 'End Israeli Occupation'

PA: America Will Veto UN Effort to 'End Israeli Occupation'According to PA (Palestinian Authority) officials, US Secretary of State John Kerry has informed them that if they proceed to the UN Security Council with their bill to “end the Israeli occupation” in Yehuda and Shomron and areas of Yerushalayim the US will use its veto authority and bring it to an end. When Mr. Kerry addressed a new conference on Tuesday 24 Kislev however he ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND FULL TEXT: Obama's Remarks On Release Of #AlanGross, Future US-Cuba Relations

VIDEO AND FULL TEXT: Obama's Remarks On Release Of #AlanGross, Future US-Cuba Relations[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Text of President Barack Obama's remarks Wednesday on the release of American Alan Gross from a Cuban prison and on future diplomatic relations between the two countries. The text was provided by the White House: ___ Good afternoon. Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba. In the most significant ...    Full Story »

NJ Assemblymen Unveil Resolution Condemning Global Acts of Anti-Semitism

NJ Assemblymen Unveil Resolution Condemning Global Acts of Anti-SemitismAssemblywoman Pamela Rosen Lampitt, Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald and Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo, Gary Schaer, Joseph Lagana, and Tim Eustace unveiled a resolution (ACR-211) on Wednesday condemning global acts of Anti-Semitism and calling for the expansion of Holocaust education programs to combat prejudice. "We have seen a rising tide of disturbing anti-Semitic acts across ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: 3-Year-Old Seriously Injured in Tel Aviv Fire (1 opinions)

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: 3-Year-Old Seriously Injured in Tel Aviv Fire[VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A 3-year-old boy sustained serious injuries and a 4-year-old girl was light-to-moderately injured from smoke inhalation from a fire that broke out on Yesod HaMaale Street in Tel Aviv during the night (Tuesday/Wednesday 25 Kislev). Ichud Hatzalah and Magen David Adom EMS units operated on the scene. Ichud EMT Yehuda Hildesheim reports when ...    Full Story »


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