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President Rivlin Meets with Admorim Of Vishnitz And Rachmastrivka, Ponavezh Rosh Yeshiva, And MK Litzman

President Rivlin Meets with Admorim Of Vishnitz And Rachmastrivka, Ponavezh Rosh Yeshiva, And MK Litzman
President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday, 7 Sivan, met with the Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita, the Rachmastrivka Rebbe Shlita, Rosh Yeshiva HaGaon HaRav Baruch Dov Povarsky Shlita, Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, and Yitzchak Ravitz. Interestingly, the meeting was held under a tight media blackout as President Rivlin is reportedly reaching out to leaders of the chareidi tzibur, preferring to do so as discreetly as possible. It is however reported the meeting surrounded the prolonged imprisonment of Mordechai Yitzchak Samet in the USA. YWN ...

Erdan Returning to the Cabinet

Erdan Returning to the CabinetPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu polled his cabinet ministers by phone, receiving their support for Gilad Erdan to become Minister of Public Security, Minister of Strategic Affairs with control of ‘Hasbarah’ (public relations). Erdan backed down from his original demand to become Minister of Foreign Affairs but despite landing the top slot in the Likud primaries, he realized ...    Full Story »

Court Remands Terrorist in Stabbing Attack for 8 Days

Court Remands Terrorist in Stabbing Attack for 8 DaysThe remand of the terrorist in custody for the Shavuos stabbing attack of two chassidim in Jerusalem’s Old City was extended for eight days during an arraignment hearing in the Jerusalem Magistrate Court on Monday morning, 7 ...    Full Story »

Sirens Sounded in the Ben-Gurion Airport And Other Areas

Sirens Sounded in the Ben-Gurion Airport And Other AreasMany residents were alarmed on Monday afternoon 7 Sivan, shortly before 16:00 as sirens were heard in the Shvelah, Ben-Gurion Airport, Shomron and other areas. In addition, third party applications alerted countless people from different areas who are informed of sirens via their smartphones. Hence there was a social media buzz immediately after the sirens sounded as many tried to ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Speaks with US Secretary of State John Kerry

PM Netanyahu Speaks with US Secretary of State John KerryPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke over the weekend with US Secretary of State John Kerry to convey his appreciation to President Barack Obama and to the Secretary for the position taken by the United States and for the efforts of the American team at the Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in New York. The United States ...    Full Story »

Israel and Second Day Yom Tov (1 opinions)

Israel and Second Day Yom TovBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times Two cars, a garage, and a home in the burbs. This is the American dream. But what is the American Jewish dream? Two cars, a garage, a home in the burbs, and another in Israel. Those who have fulfilled the American Jewish dream sometimes run into a halachic question: Sometimes they are in America, and their home in Israel ...    Full Story »

Chareidim in Petach Tikvah Angered Over Lapid's Chilul Yomtov Address (2 opinions)

Chareidim in Petach Tikvah Angered Over Lapid's Chilul Yomtov AddressThe chareidi tzibur in Petach Tikvah was angered over a city organized Tikun Leil Shavuos event that included Yesh Atid party leader MK Yair Lapid. They point out that for one thing, Lapid had to be mechalel yomtov to get there. Yahadut Hatorah leader in Petach Tikvah, Eliyahu Bruchi, told Kikar Shabbos News “ The city’s chief rabbi did his utmost to have the event canceled, albeit ...    Full Story »

Vishnitzer Rebbe: Get Off of WhatsApp! (1 opinions)

Vishnitzer Rebbe: Get Off of WhatsApp!In a Motzei Shavuos talk with chassidim, the Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita spoke out about using WhatsApp and Telegram and the need to cut oneself off from the mobile apps. In the Vishnitz tisch ending the yomtov, the rebbe spoke out in no uncertain terms against the prohibitions of using these programs. The tisch was attended by thousands of chassidim in Bnei Brak. Many chassidim spent ...    Full Story »

GOP Lawmaker: NY Lawmakers Must Act On Ethics

GOP Lawmaker: NY Lawmakers Must Act On EthicsThe leader of the Republican minority in New York's state Assembly says legislators must pass ethics reforms before adjourning next month. Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb said Friday that recent corruption scandals have disrupted legislative work and damaged the public's trust in government. Kolb wants lawmakers to OK a Constitutional Amendment that, if passed by the voters, ...    Full Story »

Anonymous Threats Against Airliners Prompt Searches; All OK

Anonymous Threats Against Airliners Prompt Searches; All OKAnonymous telephone threats against commercial airliners on Monday, possibly from the same source, caused a scare involving at least six international flights at airports in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Authorities said the threats did not appear to be credible. They described searches done on the jets as a precaution. In one instance Monday morning, U.S. military jets ...    Full Story »

Former PM Olmert Sentenced to 8 Months Imprisonment in Talansky Case (1 opinions)

Former PM Olmert Sentenced to 8 Months Imprisonment in Talansky Case After his conviction and six-month prison term in the Holyland real estate case, former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday, 7 Sivan was sentenced to eight-months imprisonment and a 100,000 NIS fine in the Talansky cash envelopes case. The sentence was handed down by the Jerusalem District Court. This case pertains to Olmert’s tenure as mayor of Yerushalayim. Olmert was acquitted ...    Full Story »

2 Youths Stabbed Heading to the Kosel on Shavuos

2 Youths Stabbed Heading to the Kosel on Shavuos Two youths were moderately wounded in a stabbing attack on Shavuos night (Motzei Shabbos to Sunday) on their way to the Kosel in the area of Shar Shechem. B’chasdei Hashem their condition improved over yomtov and they are now listed in light-to-moderate condition in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. The two, Breslov Chassidim, were heading to the Kosel. One victim, an 18-year-old, was ...    Full Story »

YWN Wishes All Our Readers A Gut Yom Tov!

YWN Wishes All Our Readers A Gut Yom Tov!Whether you will be traveling, at home, with family or with friends; YWN would like to wish all of our devoted readers and advertisers, a wonderful Yom Tov of Kabolas Hatorah. Shomrim have asked YWN to post the following request: KNOW WHERE YOUR CHILDREN ARE SHAVUOS NIGHT! –YWN Admin

Maran Rav Elyashiv ZATZAL: Erev Shavuos, A Time For Healing

Maran Rav Elyashiv ZATZAL: Erev Shavuos, A Time For HealingFrom the YWN archives: In one of his shiurim, HaGaon HaRav Yitzchak Zilberstein explained that his father-in-law, Maran HaGaon Rav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv ZATZAL would on erev Shavuos visit the sick, remembering that we learn that prior to giving Bnei Yisrael the Torah on Shavuos, Hashem healed all the sick, including the blind, deaf and mute – all were healed. Rav Elyashiv ...    Full Story »

Rambam to Host Annual Summit to Showcase Latest Innovations in Medicine

Rambam to Host Annual Summit to Showcase Latest Innovations in MedicineLeading medical professionals and research scientists, healthcare policy makers, investors, and philanthropic supporters will gather at Rambam Health Care Campus, Israel’s leading medical center, June 7-9th for its annual summit. This year’s theme is “From Vision to Reality” and will showcase the latest medical innovations and give host to leaders in medicine. Israel’s ...    Full Story »

NYSEG Asking State Officials For Rate Hike

NYSEG Asking State Officials For Rate HikeNew York State Electric & Gas Corp. is seeking a rate hike. The utility is proposing an increase that would raise average residential electric bills by $8 a month and average residential natural gas bills by $10 a month. Increases could be higher or lower based on usage and service classification. If approved, the increase would raise around $164 million. The money would be ...    Full Story »

PM Meets with Joint Arab List Leader

PM Meets with Joint Arab List LeaderPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday, 3 Sivan, in his Jerusalem office, met with Joint Arab List Chairman MK Ayman Udeh. The two men discussed the socio-economic advancement of Israel's Arab citizens. The Prime Minister noted the many investments that his governments have made in this important area over the past six years and added that it was necessary to continue reducing ...    Full Story »

Obama Tells People Of Israel: 'America Has Its Back' (5 opinions)

Obama Tells People Of Israel: 'America Has Its Back'President Barack Obama said Friday he "forcefully" objects to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Israeli government signal his lack of support for the longtime U.S. ally. Speaking at one of Washington's most prominent conservative synagogues, Obama said the U.S. and Israel should not be expected to paper over differences on Israel's settlement ...    Full Story »

Clinton Got Now-Classified Benghazi Info On Private Email

Clinton Got Now-Classified Benghazi Info On Private EmailFormer Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that has now been classified. The email in question, forwarded to Clinton by her deputy chief of staff, Jake Sullivan, relates to reports of arrests in Libya of possible suspects in the attack. Because the information ...    Full Story »

Canadian PM Honored By Jewish Dinner; Says Canada Stands By Israel 'Through Fire And Water' (1 opinions)

Canadian PM Honored By Jewish Dinner; Says Canada Stands By Israel 'Through Fire And Water'Canada will continue to stand by Israel “through fire and water” as it defends itself against terrorist threats on Canadian soil that have created a “dark and dangerous time” for this nation, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a speech to members of the Jewish community who honored him in Montreal on Thursday. “What is the difference between Hamas and Israel, and ISIS ...    Full Story »

Greenfield and Treyger Urge Mayor De Blasio To Restore Ocean Parkway to 30 MPH (4 opinions)

Greenfield and Treyger Urge Mayor De Blasio To Restore Ocean Parkway to 30 MPHBrooklyn- Councilmembers David G. Greenfield and Mark Treyger are urging Mayor de Blasio to reconsider changing the speed limit on Ocean Parkway from 30 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour. In November, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation that lowered the default speed limit citywide from 30 mph to 25 mph. However, the expectation was that major through-routes like Ocean Parkway and ...    Full Story »

Rav Ba'adani: Bennett is Religious Too

Rav Ba'adani: Bennett is Religious TooHaGaon HaRav Shimon Ba’adani, a member of the Shas party Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael, has in the past released harsh statements pertaining to the dati leumi camp and its leaders. This time however he had a different tone regarding the Bayit Yehudi party leader, now a coalition partner. Rav Ba’adani spoke with Kol Chai Radio and addressed a number of issues including the recent ...    Full Story »

Aish International Receives National Recognition By U.s. Senate For Enriching American Society (1 opinions)

Aish International Receives National Recognition By U.s. Senate For Enriching American Society For more than 350 years, Jews have been making major contributions to American society. Accordingly, President Obama and the United States Congress declared May 2015 as Jewish American Heritage Month. On May 20th, Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives gathered in the U.S. Capitol to honor the Jewish American experience at the Congressional Jewish Heritage ...    Full Story »
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NY State Police Arrest Man For Intentionally Starting Brush Fires

NY State Police Arrest Man For Intentionally Starting Brush Fires The New York State Police at Wurtsboro announce the arrest of an 18 year old male from Wurtsboro for two counts of Arson in the Fifth Degree, misdemeanors, with several similar charges pending. This arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by the New York State Police and the New York State Forest Rangers during which it was determined that someone had intentionally set ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Hagaon Rav Dovid Feinstein Inspects Possible Parah Adumah (7 opinions)

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Hagaon Rav Dovid Feinstein Inspects Possible Parah Adumah[VIDEO & PHOTOS VIA TLS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The possible Parah Adumah, first reported about by TLS in January, received a prestigious visit on Tuesday from Hagaon HaRav Dovid Feinstein Shlita, son of Hagaon HaRav Moshe Feinstein ...    Full Story »

PM Meeting with Lapid to Bring Yesh Atid on Board (3 opinions)

PM Meeting with Lapid to Bring Yesh Atid on BoardPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday, isru chag Shavuos in Eretz Yisrael will be meeting with Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid in an effort to bring his party and its 11 seats into the coalition. It appears the meeting will be more leisurely than official, with Yesh Atid officials signaling that if the Prime Minister actually makes an offer, Lapid will decline since the party is ...    Full Story »

Obama To Address Anti-Semitism At D.C.'s Largest Conservative Jewish Congregation (1 opinions)

Obama To Address Anti-Semitism At D.C.'s Largest Conservative Jewish CongregationPresident Barack Obama is addressing one of the largest Jewish congregations in Washington to highlight efforts to combat anti-Semitism, a problem he says has created an intimidating environment worldwide for Jewish families. Obama was to speak to Congregation Adas Israel on Friday in observance of Jewish American Heritage Month. The appearance coincides with Solidarity Shabbat, ...    Full Story »

Molid on Yom Tov (2 opinions)

Molid on Yom TovBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times This article is written for the refuah shleima of Boruch Zev ben Bracha. The head of a match is made of sulfur, glass powder, phosphorus and an oxidizing agent. When the match is struck on Yom Tov two things happen: • The first thing that happens is the friction caused by the glass powder rubbing together produces enough ...    Full Story »

Bratton Says He's 'Optimistic' He'll Get More Officers

Bratton Says He's 'Optimistic' He'll Get More OfficersNew York Police Commissioner William Bratton says he's optimistic he will be able to hire more officers, even though there was no allotment in the city's budget for it. Bratton spoke Thursday after a City Council budget meeting where he detailed how the NYPD's $4.9 billion budget would be used. City council members had asked for as many as 1,000 more officers, a measure supported ...    Full Story »

IDF Officer on Educational Leave Compelled to Reimburse the IDF

IDF Officer on Educational Leave Compelled to Reimburse the IDFAn IDF officer of the rank of major has been found guilty of unacceptable behavior and imprisoned for one month for not informing her superior officers that she was thrown out of school. As is the case for IDF officers as they move up the ranks, the major was sent on a leave of absence to permit her to get a bachelor degree, which is paid for by the IDF. In this case she was sent to ...    Full Story »

Hilchos Uminhagei Shavuos: By Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski

Hilchos Uminhagei Shavuos: By Rabbi Y. Dov KrakowskiThe following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Shavuos. The Piskei Din for the most part are based purely on the Sugyos, Shulchan Aruch and Ramah, and the Mishna Berura, unless stated otherwise. They are based on my understanding of the aforementioned texts through the teachings of my Rebeim. As individual circumstances are often important in determining the ...    Full Story »

Lieberman Calls Head of Joint Arab List a Fifth Column (1 opinions)

Lieberman Calls Head of Joint Arab List a Fifth ColumnYisrael Beitenu party leader MK Avigdor Lieberman is calling on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu not to meet with MK Ayman Udeh, who heads the Joint Arab List which has 13 seats, calling Udeh “a fifth column”. Lieberman accuses Udeh of being a “supporter of terror”, insisting the Arab parliamentarian is working to destroy Israel from the inside. He compared Udeh to former MK ...    Full Story »

Pentagon Okays the Sale of Bunker-Busting Bombs to Israel (5 opinions)

Pentagon Okays the Sale of Bunker-Busting Bombs to IsraelAmerica has given the approval for the sale of 5,000 pound laser-guided bunker-busting bombs to Israel. The $1.87 billion deal has received Pentagon and State Department approval. The deal also approves the transfer of 3,000 hellfire missiles, which were held back last summer during Operation Protective Edge, the IDF counter-terrorism offensive against Hamas in Gaza. Congress must ...    Full Story »

Man Who Landed Gyrocopter at US Capitol Pleads Not Guilty

Man Who Landed Gyrocopter at US Capitol Pleads Not GuiltyA Florida man who landed a gyrocopter at the U.S. Capitol said Thursday that he will never pull a similar stunt again — and doesn't recommend anyone else try it either. Douglas Hughes made the comments after appearing in federal court in Washington where his lawyer entered a not-guilty plea to the six charges Hughes now faces. Speaking outside of court, Hughes said he wouldn't ...    Full Story »

Six F-16 'Thunderbirds' To Fly Over NYC On Friday At Low Altitudes For Photo-Up (1 opinions)

Six F-16 'Thunderbirds' To Fly Over NYC On Friday At Low Altitudes For Photo-UpThe following ia via Breaking911.com: The US Air Force Thunderbirds are scheduled to conduct a flyover photo mission tomorrow, Friday, 5/22, from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, over various areas around NYC. The event will consist of six F-16 ...    Full Story »


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