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NYC Authorities: Landlord Accused of Harassing Tenants

NYC Authorities: Landlord Accused of Harassing Tenants
A landlord, property manager and contractor are accused of driving a rent-stabilized family out of their Manhattan apartment by demolishing the building around them. A Forty-eight-year-old building owner, property manager and a contractor pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Authorities say an agent of the landlord would bang on the family's door threatening to report them as immigrants in the country illegally. Prosecutors say the residents were the last rent-stabilized holdouts in a building undergoing renovations in 2015 so the landlord ...

American Visitors To Northern Israel Hit With Food Poisoning

American Visitors To Northern Israel Hit With Food PoisoningA group of 25 American visitors to Israel, 18-year-olds, were transported to Ziff Hospital in Tzfat after showing signs of food poisoning. They were traveling in the Galil area and apparently ingested tainted food, resulting in vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain among some of the group. Hospital Deputy Director Dr. Farhat Murshad explains were out in the field in the Galil area ...    Full Story »

Senator: Is Medicare Drug Plan Vulnerable To Exploitation?

Senator: Is Medicare Drug Plan Vulnerable To Exploitation?A senior senator is examining whether Medicare's prescription drug benefit is vulnerable to manipulation by pharmaceutical companies that set very high prices for medications. In a letter Tuesday to Medicare's top administrator, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said policymakers must ensure the Part D prescription program serving some 38 million beneficiaries "is free from ...    Full Story »

Incredible New Trips From E&S Tours Make For An Unforgettable Summer

Incredible New Trips From E&S Tours Make For An Unforgettable SummerMorocco with Yehuda Azoulay This summer, don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime to have an authentic Jewish Moroccan experience. World renowned author and lecturer Yehuda Azoulay will lead participants through various Moroccan cities, speaking about the amazing Jewish culture deeply rooted in Moroccan soil. Participants will tour stunning castles, the ancient towering minarets ...    Full Story »

Official Heat Wave Breaks in NYC with More Hot Days Ahead

Official Heat Wave Breaks in NYC with More Hot Days AheadThe recent heat wave may have technically ended with yesterday's high of 89, but with more hot weather in store this week the city is still offering plenty of ways to stay cool. Beaches and outdoor pools are open today. Lifeguards will be on duty at the beaches from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m., and at the pools from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can also get a sprinkler cap for a fire hydrant ...    Full Story »

Thugs Take Over On Shabbos R"L At The Tziyun Of The Rashbi

Thugs Take Over On Shabbos RAccording to accusations leveled against police, they failed to respond when called to assist on Shabbos morning to prevent criminal elements from harassing and assaulting mispallalim at the tziyun of the Rashbi in Meron. It is reported that this past Shabbos, Parshas Pinchas [in Eretz Yisrael], thugs arrived during shachris and began using violence to compel the mispallalim, ...    Full Story »

Clinton Campaign Seeks to Make Most of Kaine's Spanish

Clinton Campaign Seeks to Make Most of Kaine's SpanishWhen Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and Hillary Clinton made their debut as the Democratic presidential ticket, he proudly declared, "Hillary and I are soul mates in this struggle." It was a message he delivered to the Miami crowd in Spanish. In the days after Kaine's selection as Clinton's running mate, much was made of his time working with Roman Catholic missionaries in Latin America ...    Full Story »

Eli Yishai Arrives In Court In A Showing Of Support For Sgt. Elor Azariya

Eli Yishai Arrives In Court In A Showing Of Support For Sgt. Elor AzariyaFormer Shas party leader Eli Yishai was in the Yaffa Military Court to lend support to soldier Sgt. Elor Azariya, who is giving testimony in the manslaughter trial against him. Azariya shot and killed a wounded terrorist on the ground on Purim in Hebron. Yishai got his message out via Facebook, stating “I find it hard to ignore the words of soldier Elor Azariya yesterday, the ...    Full Story »

Car Purchases During the Three Weeks (3 opinions)

Car Purchases During the Three WeeksBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times The Mazda MX-5 Miata is perhaps one of this year’s most popular sports cars. It is often purchased by balding men in their fifties who are entering their mid-life crises. The most popular minivans in the United States are the Honda Odyssey, the Kia Sedona and the Toyota Sienna. They are generally purchased by people with ...    Full Story »

Name And Shame? Obama Points To Russia On DNC Email Hacking (4 opinions)

Name And Shame? Obama Points To Russia On DNC Email HackingPresident Barack Obama's decision to identify Russia as almost certainly the culprit in hacking the Democratic National Committee and releasing politically embarrassing emails fits his administration's new penchant for openly blaming foreign governments for such break-ins. Even as the U.S. continues to secretly hack its own adversaries, Obama is raising the stakes for countries ...    Full Story »

Former Defense Minister Ya'alon: PM Netanyahu Agreed To Give Away The Jordan Valley (2 opinions)

Former Defense Minister Ya'alon: PM Netanyahu Agreed To Give Away The Jordan ValleyAddressing the Bar Ilan Conference on Wednesday, 21 Tammuz, former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon addressed the ongoing situation between Israel and the PA (Palestinian Authority) and how the latter continues speaking of the “Israeli occupation of 1948”, the division between left and right and the fact Arab nations will not recognize Israel’s as the Jewish Homeland. Ya’alon ...    Full Story »

As Fed Ends Meeting, Few Expect Much Clarity on Next Hike

As Fed Ends Meeting, Few Expect Much Clarity on Next HikeWith consumers spending and employers hiring more freely, the U.S. economy has fared better of late. But when the Federal Reserve ends its latest policy meeting Wednesday, most analysts think it will signal that it wants to see further gains before raising interest rates again. The Fed is expected to issue a statement that acknowledges the strengthening economy without providing much ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: MK Shuli Muallem Continues Efforts To Save Amona

VIDEO: MK Shuli Muallem Continues Efforts To Save AmonaMK (Bayit Yehudi) Shuli Muallem is one of the Members of Knesset leading the battle to prevent the destruction of Amona. Muallem met with the Knesset Channel for an interview on Sunday, which was observed as 17 Tammuz. Amona is supposed to be destroyed by the end of the secular year in line with a High Court of Justice ruling since it was determined to have been constructed on ...    Full Story »

Trump Says Russia Hacking Charges 'Far-Fetched' (1 opinions)

Trump Says Russia Hacking Charges 'Far-Fetched'Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says statements that Russia was responsible for hacking the Democratic National Committee were "far-fetched, so ridiculous." He said blaming Russia was deflecting attention from the embarrassing material in the emails, which WikiLeaks published last week on its website. Trump said Wednesday at a press conference in Doral, Florida, "Russia ...    Full Story »

Eida Cracking Down On Institutions Accepting State Funds (3 opinions)

Eida Cracking Down On Institutions Accepting State FundsAs the new school year approaches, the Eida Chareidis is cracking down to determine which institutions are secretly accepting state funds in violation of their ‘Taharas HaKodesh’ hashkafa. This is the response to the     Full Story »

Amazing End Of Summer Tour of Budapest, Bratislava (Pressburg), and Vienna

Amazing End Of Summer Tour of Budapest, Bratislava (Pressburg), and Vienna   [COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Join our small personalized group during the last week of August for an inspirational, exciting, and rejuvenating tour of Eastern and Western Europe. We offer a unique itinerary, geared for the enjoyment of adults, especially the young at heart, as well as teenagers, with luxurious, centrally located hotel accommodations, all meals included: glatt ...    Full Story »

Judge Rules Would-Be Reagan Assassin John Hinckley, Jr. Freed (3 opinions)

Judge Rules Would-Be Reagan Assassin John Hinckley, Jr. Freed[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full-time in Virginia, a judge has ruled. John Hinckley Jr. is ready to live in the community, Judge Paul L. Friedman ruled Wednesday, granting him full time convalescent leave that shall begin no sooner than Aug. 5. Friedman's ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Bill Clinton's Full Democratic National Convention 2016 Speech (4 opinions)

Bill Clinton walked delegates through Hillary Clinton's history in public life and their relationship during a speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Man Gets 20 Years to Life for Shooting at 2 NYPD Officers

Man Gets 20 Years to Life for Shooting at 2 NYPD OfficersA 57-year-old former soldier who prosecutors say was disguised in a fake beard when he shot at two New York City police officers in 2011 has been sentenced to 20 years to life in state prison. Antonio Olmeda was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty earlier this month to attempted murder charges. Authorities say the officers approached Olmeda in December 2011, after a bystander ...    Full Story »

Prosecutors Drop Remaining Charges Against Officers In Freddie Gray Case, Bringing End Without A Conviction (4 opinions)

Prosecutors Drop Remaining Charges Against Officers In Freddie Gray Case, Bringing End Without A ConvictionProsecutors dropped the remaining charges Wednesday against three Baltimore police officers awaiting trial in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing an end to the case without a conviction. Gray was a black man whose neck was broken while he was handcuffed and shackled but left unrestrained in the back of a police van in April 2015. His death added fuel to the growing Black Lives Matter ...    Full Story »

TONIGHT IN FLATBUSH: The 'Q' - Great! Again. (1 opinions)

TONIGHT IN FLATBUSH: The 'Q' - Great! Again.Zichron Erez (Monsey, NY) was established in 2005 under the leadership of HaRav Chaim Zev Levitan Shlita, and is dedicated to older Bais Medrash Bochurim who have chosen to be anchored in the warm confines of Yeshiva while pursuing their academic goals. Boruch Hashem, Rabbi Levitan and his wonderful staff have had great Siyata D’shmaya in enabling these Bochurim to Shteig and face ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Israeli Flag Burned Outside DNC As Crowd Screams 'Long Live Intifada' And Death To 'USA Empire' (12 opinions)

An Israeli flag was torched  outside the Democratic National Convention, Tuesday night. A woman with some of her face concealed by a black scarf was seen burning the flag as demonstrators around her chanted, “Long live the intifada,” and a male ...    Full Story »

Bill Clinton Tells How He Met Hillary To Make His Case For Hillary (4 opinions)

Bill Clinton Tells How He Met Hillary To Make His Case For HillaryThere have been millions of words, decades of video and reams of commentary devoted to the story of Bill and Hillary Clinton. It's been dissected, defended and decried at kitchen tables and on cable news, in tabloids and classrooms. But on Tuesday night, as millions of voters watched and with the political stakes as high as they've ever been, the former president tried to make sense ...    Full Story »
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Recent Deaths of Kids in Hot Cars Prompts Pleas to Parents

Recent Deaths of Kids in Hot Cars Prompts Pleas to ParentsThe deaths of four children in hot cars in recent days has brought the number across the U.S. this year to at least 23, nearly matching the total for all of last year and prompting experts to plead for vigilance and warn parents that it can happen to anyone. "It just breaks your heart," said Janette Fennell, founder and president of KidsAndCars.org, a national child safety nonprofit ...    Full Story »

Israel: Family Court Compels Interior Ministry To List Two-Mom Couple As Children's Parents R'L (1 opinions)

Israel: Family Court Compels Interior Ministry To List Two-Mom Couple As Children's Parents R'LR”L an Israeli Family Court has instructed the Ministry of the Interior to issue birth certificates and ID cards to two women, one a biological mother of their children and the other being the second parent. Both women must be listed as “parents” under the court ruling despite ministry objections to do so in the past. Prior to the ruling, only one parent of a same-gender female ...    Full Story »

Fatal Crash In Lincoln Tunnel Snarls Morning Commute

Fatal Crash In Lincoln Tunnel Snarls Morning CommuteCommuters who use the Lincoln Tunnel are facing delays in and out of New York City because of a fatal motorcycle accident. Port Authority police say a 23-year-old woman passenger died and the 35-year-old man who was driving the bike was injured in the crash around 3 a.m. Wednesday in the New Jersey-bound north tube. The north tubed reopened around 6:30 a.m. following the ...    Full Story »

Obama: Trump Lacks 'Basic Knowledge' About World (7 opinions)

Obama: Trump Lacks 'Basic Knowledge' About WorldPresident Barack Obama says he worries about a President Donald Trump who would lack "basic knowledge about the world" and has shown no interest in learning more about it. Obama says, what he thinks is "scary is a president who doesn't know their stuff." Without mentioning Trump by name, Obama added the Republican presidential nominee doesn't seem to know much about nuclear ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: A Look At The Construction Of The Border Fence To Jordan

VIDEO: A Look At The Construction Of The Border Fence To Jordan[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Engineering & Construction Division at the Ministry of Defense continue to work at a steady, efficient pace in order to develop the eastern fence along the Israel-Jordan border. The project is spearheaded by Brigadier-General Eran Ofir, who also managed the development of security fences along the borders with Egypt and the Golan Heights. In ...    Full Story »

IDF To Nix Equipment Donations To Units (2 opinions)

IDF To Nix Equipment Donations To UnitsThe IDF Manpower Branch has made a decision to prohibit future donations of equipment to soldiers and their units. While in the past, soldiers and officers could solicit donations for equipment they are lacking, or seeking updated versions of the equipment they were given, this will no longer be permitted from private individuals. Gifts will be acceptable if they come from ‘formal ...    Full Story »

NY Attorney General Refuses Subpoena On Climate Change Probe (1 opinions)

NY Attorney General Refuses Subpoena On Climate Change ProbeNew York's attorney general is refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena seeking records about his investigation into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors about man-made climate change. In an escalating political fight over global warming, the chairman of the House Science Committee is pursuing records from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Report: IDF Reopens Arab Village In Hebron District

PHOTOS: Report: IDF Reopens Arab Village In Hebron District [PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Arab media on Tuesday morning 20 Tammuz released photos of the IDF reopening the entrance to el-Fuar, located southwest of Hebron. The entrance was recently closed in response to terror attacks in that area. The Arab media reports state the IDF decided to reopen the entrance following legal petitions filed with Israeli courts by Arab human rights ...    Full Story »

NYPD Bee Squad Ready For Sting Operations On Urban Swarms

NYPD Bee Squad Ready For Sting Operations On Urban SwarmsDaniel Higgins is one cop who knows a thing or two about sting operations. Although the New York Police Department detective's main job is working in a counterterrorism unit, he is also one of two official department beekeepers who dons protective gear and heads to the scene when buzzing swarms of the insects glom onto buildings, streetlights or other pieces of the urban ...    Full Story »

IDF Orphans Celebrate Life And The Coming Of Age

IDF Orphans Celebrate Life And The Coming Of AgeTwenty-five Israeli teens are currently touring North America with the IDF Widows and Orphans Organization (IDFWO), the official representative organization for the families of Israel’s fallen soldiers. The participants all recently celebrated their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs together in a festive mass IDFWO ceremony in Jerusalem, attended by the President of Israel and other dignitaries. ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem's Water Company Offers A Monthly Bill In A Number Of Languages

Jerusalem's Water Company Offers A Monthly Bill In A Number Of LanguagesJerusalem’s Hagihon Water Company is working to tailor one’s monthly bill to one’s liking, offering the bill in one of five languages – Hebrew, English, Arabic, Russian or Amharit. Officials in the utility company explain the city is made up of many residents who are more comfortable with another language, other than Hebrew, and it has taken a step to accommodate where ...    Full Story »

Israeli Engineers Take Part In A First-Ever Business Opportunities Gateway In Lithuania

Israeli Engineers Take Part In A First-Ever Business Opportunities Gateway In LithuaniaThe Society of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel (SEEEI) held its first International Business Opportunities Gateway Forum in Vilnius, Lithuania. Over 85 entrepreneurs and business leaders, decision makers and senior officials from Israel and the Baltic countries met in the relaxed atmosphere of the Grand Vilnius ...    Full Story »

Terrorists Who Murdered Rabbi Miki Mark HY’D Apprehended (1 opinions)

Terrorists Who Murdered Rabbi Miki Mark HY’D Apprehended[VIDEOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The terrorist who fired at Otniel resident Rabbi Miki Mark HY”D few weeks ago, Mohammed Pakia, was killed by IDF soldiers as they were trying to take him into ...    Full Story »

Kremlin: US Politicians Being 'Paranoid' About Russia (1 opinions)

Kremlin: US Politicians Being 'Paranoid' About RussiaA Russian presidential spokesman on Tuesday accused U.S. politicians of being paranoid after Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign blamed Russia for an email hack and suggested the goal was to help Republican Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential race. Hacked emails posted by Wikileaks Friday suggested the Democratic National Committee was favoring Clinton over her primary rival, Sen. ...    Full Story »


WATCH: Bill Clinton's Full Democratic National Convention 2016 Speech (4 opinions)

Bill Clinton walked delegates through Hillary Clinton's history in public life and their relationship during a speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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WATCH: Israeli Flag Burned Outside DNC As Crowd Screams 'Long Live Intifada' And Death To 'USA Empire' (12 opinions)

An Israeli flag was torched  outside the Democratic National Convention, Tuesday night. A woman with some of her face concealed by a black scarf was seen burning the flag as demonstrators around her chanted, “Long live the intifada,” and a male voice could be heard shouting, “Death to the U.S. empire!”

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