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Nassau County, NY: Police Warn About New 'IRS Phone Scam'

Nassau County, NY: Police Warn About New 'IRS Phone Scam'
County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter are urging citizens to be vigilant when receiving telephone solicitations or emails from persons identifying themselves as employees of the Internal Revenue Service. It has come to the attention of the Nassau County Police Department that individuals are receiving calls from persons claiming that they or a family member owe money for unpaid taxes. In these cases individuals are contacted by scammers claiming that they are federal employees and that the ...

Feiglin: Aharonovich Should Have Been Ousted a Long Time Ago

Feiglin: Aharonovich Should Have Been Ousted a Long Time AgoDeputy Knesset Speaker MK Moshe Feiglin feels Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovich should have been ousted from his post a long time ago. Feiglin spoke to Galei Yisrael Radio regarding the death of 27-year-old Roi ...    Full Story »

Tragically Sad Event in Kiryat Ata's Religious Council (4 opinions)

Tragically Sad Event in Kiryat Ata's Religious CouncilEmployees in the Kiryat Ata Religious Council admit that relations between the city’s Sephardic Chief Rabbi and his Ashkenazi counterpart have not been good. However, on Wednesday morning 7 Tishrei, days before Yom Kippur, things took a sharp turn for the worse R”L. Rafi Alouz, who heads the city’s kashrus department spoke with Kikar Shabbos detailing the background leading to ...    Full Story »

Bloomingburg Dissolution Vote Results Sequestered

Bloomingburg Dissolution Vote Results SequesteredThe results of a vote on Tuesday on whether to dissolve the Village of Bloomingburg will not be known for days. The tally of the votes will be reviewed by the courts following the filing of several legal challenges. Should the vote be favorable, the village would become part of the Town of Mamakating government. The vote centers on plans to double the size of the village population ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: White House: New Construction In East Jerusalem Would Distance Israel From 'Closest Allies' (1 opinions)

BREAKING: White House: New Construction In East Jerusalem Would Distance Israel From 'Closest Allies'The White House says that if Israel were to move forward with a controversial housing development in east Jerusalem, it would distance Israel from, quote, "even its closest allies." The sharp criticism came just hours after President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met at the White House. The two leaders did not mention the new construction project during ...    Full Story »

Airstrikes Launched Amid Intelligence Gaps (3 opinions)

Airstrikes Launched Amid Intelligence GapsThe Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former U.S. officials. The U.S. military says its airstrikes have been discriminating and effective in disrupting an ...    Full Story »

Second Possible Ebola Case in Dallas

Second Possible Ebola Case in Dallas Health officials are closely monitoring a possible second Ebola patient who had close contact with the first person to be diagnosed in the U.S., the director of Dallas County's health department said Wednesday. All who have been in close contact with the man officially diagnosed are being monitored as a precaution, Zachary Thompson, director of Dallas County Health and Human ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Secret Service Director Resigns Amid Recent White House Security Breach (2 opinions)

BREAKING: Secret Service Director Resigns Amid Recent White House Security BreachSecret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned, in the wake of several presidential security failures. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announcement the resignation Wednesday afternoon. "Today Julia Pierson, the Director of the United States Secret Service, offered her resignation, and I accepted it. I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret ...    Full Story »

Police Preparing for Yom Kippur in Racially Mixed Cities

Police Preparing for Yom Kippur in Racially Mixed CitiesPolice in racially mixed cities are preparing for Shabbos, Yom Kippur, which this year also coincides with Id el Idcha (Feast of the Sacrifice). Official fear confrontations will take place between Jews and Arabs. The decision was made to close the entrance of Akko with the exception of a southern lane from Argaman Beach towards the Old City. The decision was made at a meeting ...    Full Story »

Texas: Sister Of US Ebola Patient: He Told Hospital He Was From Liberia On 1st Visit, Was Sent Home

Texas: Sister Of US Ebola Patient: He Told Hospital He Was From Liberia On 1st Visit, Was Sent HomeThe first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told relatives that he notified health care workers the first time he went to the hospital that he was visiting the U.S. from Liberia, the man's sister said Wednesday. Mai Wureh told The Associated Press that her brother, Thomas Eric Duncan, went to a Dallas emergency room on Friday and was sent home with antibiotics. He returned ...    Full Story »

EBOLA PATIENT HAD CONTACT WITH SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN, At Least 12 Thought to Be Exposed

EBOLA PATIENT HAD CONTACT WITH SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN, At Least 12 Thought to Be ExposedAuthorities say five students who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas are being monitored but are showing no symptoms of the disease. Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles said Wednesday that the students were in school this week after possibly being in contact with the man over the weekend. But he says they're showing no symptoms and are ...    Full Story »

No. 7 Subway Extension Could Open In February

No. 7 Subway Extension Could Open In FebruaryNew York City's No. 7 subway extension to the far West Side could be open to riders in February. The Daily News says the MTA and the general contractor have signed a pact that includes up to $4.75 million in incentive payments if the project is finished by Feb. 24. The extension of No. 7 west from its current terminus at Times Square-42n Street will create a new station at 34th ...    Full Story »

Israel: Court Extends Remand of Money Laundering Suspects

Israel: Court Extends Remand of Money Laundering SuspectsA Rishon L’Tzion court on Tuesday night, the eve of 7 Tishrei, extended the remand of 13 suspects arrested in connection to an alleged money laundering drug operation. According to ...    Full Story »

ISIS Beheads 3 Women In Syria, School Bombed (3 opinions)

ISIS Beheads 3 Women In Syria, School BombedTwin car bombings near a school in Syria killed 22 people on Wednesday, including at least 10 children, with the second exploding as parents frantically searched for their sons and daughters in a street littered with school bags and body parts. Syria's children are frequently among the victims of attacks in the country's civil war, but on Wednesday they appear to have been the ...    Full Story »

Hong Kong Protesters Threaten To Occupy Buildings

Hong Kong Protesters Threaten To Occupy BuildingsStudent leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests warned that if the territory's top official doesn't resign by Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings. By raising the stakes in the standoff, the protesters are risking another round of confrontation with police, who are unlikely to allow government buildings to be ...    Full Story »

Video Of Interest: Rabbi Runs 7 Miles to Blow Shofar

Rabbi Chalom Boujnah of Chabad at San Diego State University, ran 7 miles on Rosh Hashana to sound the shofar to those who couldn't make it to shul.

Shas' HaRav Reuven Elbaz Speaks Of Imminent Achdus (2 opinions)

Shas' HaRav Reuven Elbaz Speaks Of Imminent AchdusRosh Yeshivat Ohr HaChaim HaGaon HaRav Reuven Elbaz Shlita was interviewed by Channel 1 ahead of the first yahrzeit of Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L. Rav Elbaz began by explaining that anyone who believes the void created by the petira of Maran is sorely mistaken. He went on to explain his ongoing efforts to unite Shas and bring the party back to the realities of yesterday. ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: First Chickens For Kapparos Arrive In Yerushalayim; After Government Refuses To Issue Permits [8:00PM IL] (3 opinions)

PHOTOS: First Chickens For Kapparos Arrive In Yerushalayim; After Government Refuses To Issue Permits [8:00PM IL][PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] As can be seen in these photos taken by YWN a few moments ago, the first chicken for Kapparos have arrived in Yerushalayim. This location is at Bar Ilan and Shmuel Hanavi streets. There will be NO Shechita being performed at the location, as the Jerusalem municipality has not yet issued any permits for that. Instead, after using you chicken for Kapparos, ...    Full Story »

2 Injured By Falling Debris In Mid-Manhattan

2 Injured By Falling Debris In Mid-ManhattanAuthorities say two people have been injured by falling debris in midtown Manhattan. Fire officials say it happened at 48th Street and Seventh Avenue around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. They say the two victims were taken to Bellevue with non-life threatening injuries. Further information wasn't immediately available. (AP)

NY Republican Candidate To Talk Jobs, Taxes

NY Republican Candidate To Talk Jobs, TaxesRepublican Rob Astorino will be discussing his plans to create jobs in New York State. The gubernatorial candidate is to address members of the Association for a Better New York at a breakfast meeting in Manhattan on Wednesday. The Westchester County executive will also talk about the budget and taxes. Polls have consistently shown Gov. Andrew Cuomo well ahead in his bid for a ...    Full Story »

Questions And Answers About The US Ebola Case

Questions And Answers About The US Ebola Case U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. Texas health officials said there were no other suspected cases in the state, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Meets with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (1 opinions)

PM Netanyahu Meets with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moonPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, on Tuesday 6 Tishrei, at the UN offices in New York, met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The Prime Minister said that Iran is continuing to work towards achieving the ability to arm itself with nuclear weapons. Prime Minister Netanyahu said that the residents of Gaza had been taken hostage by Hamas and ...    Full Story »

Kiryas Joel Mayor Abraham Wieder Supports Grand Hudson Resort And Casino Project

Kiryas Joel Mayor Abraham Wieder Supports Grand Hudson Resort And Casino ProjectKiryas Joel Village Mayor Abraham Wieder announced support for the Grand Hudson Resort and Casino project in New Windsor because of “the unprecedented benefits the project will bring to Northern Orange County and the entire state.” He said on Tuesday the facility would revitalize Stewart Airport and create thousands of jobs. “Orange County’s overall economy is in dire need of ...    Full Story »
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Obama And Netanyahu Meet In Oval Office; Discuss Iran, Civilian Deaths (3 opinions)

Obama And Netanyahu Meet In Oval Office; Discuss Iran, Civilian DeathsPresident Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed each other politely but firmly Wednesday to address areas of tension in their relationship, with U.S. president calling for an end to Palestinian civilian deaths and the Israeli leader warning of the consequences of leaving Iran with nuclear capabilities. Obama and Netanyahu spoke to reporters before ...    Full Story »

Christie: 3 Questions Drive Decision On Campaign

Christie: 3 Questions Drive Decision On CampaignGov. Chris Christie says he hasn't decided yet whether he'll run for president. But he says in a nationally broadcast interview that his decision will hang on the answers he gives himself to three critical questions. Christie says he'll have to answer "yes" to the questions of whether the move is right for himself, right for his family and right for the country. He tells CBS ...    Full Story »

Ramapo: Judge Impounds Special Election Ballots (1 opinions)

Ramapo: Judge Impounds Special Election BallotsA judge has impounded all the ballots from a special election in Ramapo that could change the way the town government is run. The order was issued by Supreme Court Judge Margaret Garvey last night just hours before the polls closed at 10 p.m. The judge ordered the impound after two special election organizers cited voting irregularities. Confusion over the town's decision to let ...    Full Story »

Israel: Northern Border Residents Fear Hizbullah Infiltration

Israel: Northern Border Residents Fear Hizbullah Infiltration Rising tensions along the northern border accompanied by cuts in the defense budget and local patrols have many northern border community residents more than a bit concerned. Israel’s northern border has been heating up since Operation Protective Edge. In recent weeks, there has been a dramatic increase in applications for a handgun permit filed by residents of border ...    Full Story »

Timeline for First Case of Ebola Diagnosed in US

Timeline for First Case of Ebola Diagnosed in USThe first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia, federal health officials said. The unidentified man, who flew into Dallas, is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital: Sept. 19 — Departs from Liberia Sept. 20 — Arrives in the United States Sept. 24 — Begins having symptoms Sept. 26 — Seeks medical care Sept. 28— ...    Full Story »


Video Of Interest: Rabbi Runs 7 Miles to Blow Shofar

Rabbi Chalom Boujnah of Chabad at San Diego State University, ran 7 miles on Rosh Hashana to sound the shofar to those who couldn't make it to shul.

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DEVELOPING STORY - VIDEO: Kapparos Centers In Yerushalayim Remain Closed As Shechitah Permits Not Yet Issued (2 opinions)

As permits for kapparos shechita in Yerushalayim are delayed, locations set up for Shechita (ritual chicken slaughter) stand empty ahead of Yom Kippur. This is a developing story - YWN will update this as further information is available.

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Video of Interest: Happy Man Plays Accordion On Jerusalem Street

A happy man plays his accordion in the streets of Jerusalem for smiles - to bring joy to people ahead of Sukkot. Filmed with permission.

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