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Dati Leumi Rabbonim Call To Strengthen State Kashrus Network

Dati Leumi Rabbonim Call To Strengthen State Kashrus Network
Dozens of rabbonim affiliated with the dati leumi community have signed a petition calling on public officials to act to strengthen the state kashrus, the kashrus of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. They acknowledge there are those seeking to harm the state kashrus system and their efforts must be blocked. "Recently we have witnessed voices seeking to abolish the ‘law prohibiting kashrus fraud’, to privatize the system and remove it from the authority of the Chief Rabbinate. These voices are trying to create a disconnect between the laws ...

After Deadly Crash, Blue Angels Set To Resume Airshow Schedule

After Deadly Crash, Blue Angels Set To Resume Airshow ScheduleThe U.S. Navy's demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, will return to the skies in time for the July 4th weekend following a fatal crash that killed Blue Angel pilot Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss earlier this month, according to a Navy release. "The team is proud to resume the Blue Angels mission, representing the pride and professionalism of the Navy and Marine Corps, and inspiring a ...    Full Story »

Help Change Lives - And The Face Of Eretz Yisrael

After Deadly Crash, Blue Angels Set To Resume Airshow ScheduleTODAY! HELP CHANGE LIVES – AND THE FACE OF ERETZ YISRAEL. 900 NEW STUDENTS ! MANY OF THEM NEW FRENCH IMMIGRANTS , ARE COUNTING ON YOU! QUADRUPLE YOUR DONATION THANKS TO OUR MATCHING DONORS! Your $450 = $1,800 – sponsoring a child for a year in Shuvu! Don’t miss this opportunity! $1.6 million must be raised! FOR 24 HOURS ONLY -- QUADRUPLE YOUR MONEY! DON’T WAIT, ACT ...    Full Story »

Record July 4 Travel Expected With Cheap Gasoline And 3-Day Weekend

Record July 4 Travel Expected With Cheap Gasoline And 3-Day WeekendIf you're road-tripping this holiday weekend, you're in good company. With U.S. gasoline prices the lowest in more than a decade, July 4 travelers are expected to hit the road in record numbers. Nearly 43 million Americans will travel for Independence Day, the highest volume on record, according to AAA in its annual July 4 travel forecast. The nation's largest motoring group ...    Full Story »

Elad Youths Arrested On Suspicion Of Vandalism

Elad Youths Arrested On Suspicion Of VandalismFour youths, residents of Elad, were arrested on suspicion of vandalism. They allegedly punctured the tires of two vehicles, stole fire extinguishers and sprayed them in a park. They are also alleged to have threated at least one city resident with a knife after the person commented on their unacceptable conduct. They allegedly threatened a minor who walked together with his family ...    Full Story »

Ukrainian City Renames Street in Honor of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

Ukrainian City Renames Street in Honor of the Lubavitcher RebbePulling down on a light-blue tarp, Rabbi Shmuel Kaminezki and Rabbi Mayer Stambler unveiled a brand-new street sign this morning in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine: Menachem Mendel Schneerson Street, 1. The newly renamed street, which honors the Lubavitcher Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory—is where the city’s Ohr Avner Levi Yitzchak Schneerson Jewish Day School is ...    Full Story »

How Much Uber Drivers Actually Make Per Hour

How Much Uber Drivers Actually Make Per HourNearly two-thirds of Uber drivers use the ride-hailing service to collect additional income to supplement full- and part-time jobs. But in three large metropolitan cities, drivers make far less than the national average, about $20 per hour, after expenses. In Detroit, drivers make on average $8.77 per hour. In Houston, $10.75 per hour. And in Denver, $13.17 per hour. Those ...    Full Story »

Man Cited For Flying Drone In DC's 'No Drone Zone' Again

Man Cited For Flying Drone In DC's 'No Drone Zone' AgainU.S. Park police say they've cited a man found flying a drone in Washington's "No Drone Zone" a second time. Police said in a statement that the drone was spotted over Anacostia Park in southeast Washington on Sunday evening and officers ordered the operator to land the drone. Police say they issued 50-year-old Howard Solomon III of Washington, D.C., an $85 citation for operation ...    Full Story »

IDF Preparing For The Mother Of Hamas Terror Attacks

IDF Preparing For The Mother Of Hamas Terror AttacksPart of the IDF’s job is to remain prepared for every eventuality, relying heavily on intelligence information that points to the enemies’ intentions and plans. One such scenario is a major attack involving one hundred heavily armed Hamas terrorists entering Israel via a number of underground tunnels. In many aspects the vast underground tunnel network has become a greater threat to ...    Full Story »

California Wildfire 'Most Destructive' In County History

California Wildfire 'Most Destructive' In County HistoryA California wildfire that killed two people and destroyed 200 homes in the southern Sierra Nevada burned away from neighborhoods Monday, clearing the way for some residents to return to homes that survived the savage flames. The fire grew to more than 70 square miles, but was it 40 percent contained as it burned in steep terrain south of Lake Isabella. Houses could be vulnerable if ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel of America Provides Testimony Regarding Proposed Rules for the NYC Security Guards Reimbursement Program

Agudath Israel of America Provides Testimony Regarding Proposed Rules for the NYC Security Guards Reimbursement ProgramAs New York City works out the details that will make children in nonpublic schools just a bit safer, Agudath Israel provided testimony today at the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) public hearing on the proposed rules for the NYC Security Reimbursement Program. This program will reimburse qualifying nonpublic schools for the cost of procuring ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Hails Agreements During Rome Media Event

VIDEO: PM Netanyahu Hails Agreements During Rome Media Event[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday 21 Sivan spoke with the media during an official state visit in Rome. He used the forum to hail recent agreements signed between Israel and her allies. "Israel has reached an agreement of strategic importance for the State of Israel, for security, for regional stability and for the Israeli economy. As Prime ...    Full Story »

Dr. Simcha Goldin On Agreement With Turkey And Humanitarian Gestures For Gazans

Dr. Simcha Goldin On Agreement With Turkey And Humanitarian Gestures For GazansDr. Simcha Goldin is the father of IDF Lt. Hadar Goldin HY”D, who was killed in Gaza fighting during Operation Protective Edge and his body was taken by Hamas. Along with his body terrorists made off with the body of Sgt. Shaul Oren HY”D. Dr. Goldin spoke with Kol Chai Radio host Mordechai Lavi on Monday morning 21 Sivan. He described that in the past two years the families ...    Full Story »

Democrats On Benghazi Committee: Panel 'Squandered Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars'

Democrats On Benghazi Committee: Panel 'Squandered Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars'Evidence collected by the House Select Committee on the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya confirms that Defense Department actions could not have saved the lives of four Americans killed, that then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton was actively "engaged" and responsive during the attack, and that no one in the Obama administration lied about what happened, according to a report issued ...    Full Story »

PM Netanyahu Meets With Cisco Executive Chairman John T. Chambers

PM Netanyahu Meets With Cisco Executive Chairman John T. Chambers  Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Cisco Executive Chairman John T. Chambers on Sunday, 20 Sivan signed a declarative memorandum of understandings between the Government of Israel and Cisco regarding cooperation in order to advance digitization in Israel. The memorandum of understandings constitutes a framework for possible research and development with the Government of ...    Full Story »

OU-Teach NYS Testifies to City to Enhance Proposed Rules for New Non-Public School Safety Program

OU-Teach NYS Testifies to City to Enhance Proposed Rules for New Non-Public School Safety ProgramOn June 27, OU-Teach NYS offered testimony as part of the implementation process for Intro 65, now Local Law 2, the ground-breaking non-public school safety program that provides for security guards at all of New York City’s non-public schools with at least 300 students. “OU-Teach NYS was at the forefront of advocating for the passage of Intro 65, now Local Law 2, to provide ...    Full Story »

Heal-A-Thon 2016 Campaign in Full Swing

Heal-A-Thon 2016 Campaign in Full SwingRegional Bikur Cholim Invites You to Join! By Dov Levy It’s all about helping the most disadvantaged children in our communities. Regional Bikur Cholim, the Bikur Cholim that services cholei Yisrael all across the Greater New York region, is now running a major campaign. Heal-A- Thon 2016 was launched to raise the funds needed to rescue close to 700 children from ...    Full Story »

More Clinton Emails Released, Including Some She Deleted

More Clinton Emails Released, Including Some She DeletedAnother 165 pages of emails from Hillary Clinton's time at the State Department have surfaced, including dozens sent through her private server that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee failed to hand over last year. The latest emails were released under court order by the State Department to the conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch, which released them ...    Full Story »

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Stern Working To Stop 'Alternative Kvura' R"L

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Stern Working To Stop 'Alternative Kvura' RAccording to a NRG News reports on Sunday 20 Sivan, the CEO of the 'עלי שלכת' (Aley Shalechet) company announced plans to open another branch in Ra’anana, adding “It is important that we have a branch in Jerusalem too”. Jerusalem Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Aryeh Stern Shlita announced if the report is ...    Full Story »

Secure School for All Children Act Passes New Jersey Legislature in Unanimous Vote

Secure School for All Children Act Passes New Jersey Legislature in Unanimous VoteIn landmark legislation, the New Jersey State Legislature has passed the Secure School for All Children Act, allocating $11.3 million for surveillance equipment and security personnel for non-public schools. The bill, which passed both the Assembly and the Senate by a unanimous vote, now heads to the governor's office. The Secure School for All Children Act is the brainchild of ...    Full Story »

Kerry Urges Calm In Meetings With EU, British Leaders

Kerry Urges Calm In Meetings With EU, British LeadersU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met top officials from the European Union and Britain on Monday, telling both sides to act responsibly as they start figuring out how to make good on last week's historic decision by British voters to leave the EU. He also traveled to NATO, saying it would soon have to play a bigger role promoting trans-Atlantic unity. In Brussels and London in a ...    Full Story »

Water Crisis In A Number Of Shomron Communities

Water Crisis In A Number Of Shomron CommunitiesThree Shomron communities are without water and an additional five are instructed implement water shortage measures. The emergency water measures impact 60,000 people. It is explained that today’s crisis is the result of years of ignoring the growing population and at present, the water infrastructure is simply not capable of serving the number of residents. The yishuvim impacted ...    Full Story »

Court Rules Unanimously In Favor Of Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell In Corruption Case

Court Rules Unanimously In Favor Of Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell In Corruption CaseThe Supreme Court on Monday unanimously overturned former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell's public corruption conviction and made it harder to prosecute public officials for alleged wrongdoing. The court said it had no opinion on whether McDonnell should be retried under the stricter standards the decision imposes, but Chief Justice John Roberts described the former governor's ...    Full Story »

Philanthropist Rechnitz Bringing Avreichim To LA To Give A Chizuk To The Community (2 opinions)

Philanthropist Rechnitz Bringing Avreichim To LA To Give A Chizuk To The CommunityPhilanthropist Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz is in the process of bringing 25 avreichim and their families from Eretz Yisrael to Los Angeles to give a chizuk to his community. According to the Bechadrei report, Rechnitz has his people already hand-picking the premier avreichim who are willing to relocate to LA to be a part of the community and give shiurim and become involved in other ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Islamic Violence Continues On Har Habayis For A Second Consecutive Day

VIDEO: Islamic Violence Continues On Har Habayis For A Second Consecutive Day[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Muslim youths engaged Israel police for a second consecutive day on Har Habayis Monday morning 21 Sivan. Police were attacked with rocks including very large rocks and attackers then holed up inside the mosque. No injuries were reported. Har Habayis violence has become a regular event as Muslim attack police and non-Muslim visitors at will. Often the ...    Full Story »

Trump Emails: Can You Spare $10 To Help Elect A Billionaire?

Trump Emails: Can You Spare $10 To Help Elect A Billionaire?The billionaire running for president now seeks to convince millions of Americans to give him money. With the simple tap of the "send" button one day last week, Donald Trump collected $3 million in campaign contributions — as much as he did in the entire month of May. He had asked for donations of $10 or more, with the promise of chipping in $2 million of his own money to match ...    Full Story »
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WATCH: Donald Trump Blasts Media For Dishonest, Unfair Coverage

Does the presumptive Republican presidential nominee have a point? A fair and balanced debate from Fox News Radio's Alan Colmes and Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce.

PHOTO Bus Carrying Seminary Girls Goes Into A Ditch In Northern Israel (2 opinions)

PHOTO Bus Carrying Seminary Girls Goes Into A Ditch In Northern Israel A bus carrying girls from the Feuerstein Seminary in Modi’in Illit went into a ditch in Tiveria on Monday 21 Sivan. According to reports, the driver tried to silence the girls by jerking the bus from side-to-side and the vehicle went into a ditch. B’chasdei Hashem there were no physical injuries. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photos: Media Resource Group)

Senator Schumer Promotes Emergency Service Overhaul to Allow for Texting 9-1-1

Senator Schumer Promotes Emergency Service Overhaul to Allow for Texting 9-1-1Senator Charles Schumer is calling for an overhaul to the city's 9-1-1 system to allow for texting. Schumer says in light of the Orlando attack, it’s important for New York to have a way to contact emergency responders without endangering themselves. The service is available in some parts of the state, but New York City and Long Island don't yet have a system ...    Full Story »

Prosecutor Wants To Send Talmid Yeshiva To Prison For Six Months For Failing To Register For The Draft (1 opinions)

Prosecutor Wants To Send Talmid Yeshiva To Prison For Six Months For Failing To Register For The DraftA talmid of Yeshivat Ateret Yisrael, 21, a resident of Bnei Brak, was arrested by IDF military police about 12 days ago. It appears that he simply failed to register for the draft, not because of hashkafa but he forgot or did not get around to it. The ben torah stood trial on Monday 21 Sivan and the military prosecutor called to send him to prison for six months. The talmid’s ...    Full Story »

Sheva Brachos at the Wedding

Sheva Brachos at the WeddingBy Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times This article is written in honor of the forthcoming marriage of the author’s daughter, Mirelle, to R’ Rephael Giller which will b’Ezras hashem take place tonight. The article is a translation of a heretofore unpublished Sefer of Rav Elyashiv zatzal’s rulings on nissuin. The original sefer will be published shortly in ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Hikind Addresses Illegal Garbage Dumping in Boro Park (3 opinions)

PHOTOS: Hikind Addresses Illegal Garbage Dumping in Boro ParkAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) recently addressed illegal garbage dumping throughout the community after noticing large amounts of trash being left out on street corners. To resolve the issue, Hikind wrote a letter to Superintendent Adam Engleman of NYC Sanitation Enforcement requesting enforcement agents “open trash bags to track down who the perpetrators are and issue a ...    Full Story »

Pepsi to Reintroduce Aspartame in New Diet Beverage

Pepsi to Reintroduce Aspartame in New Diet BeveragePepsiCo is creating a new diet beverage for fans of aspartame less than a year after pulling the artificial sweetener as part of a marketing move over safety concerns. The sweetener had been linked to cancer in lab mice and industry executives blamed the decline in sales on concerns people have about aspartame. The removal of the sweetener tested the theory that it was to blame for ...    Full Story »

NYPD: 2 Trespassing Incidents At Bronx Zoo (1 opinions)

NYPD: 2 Trespassing Incidents At Bronx ZooPolice say two people entered areas of the Bronx Zoo that are off limits to the public in separate incidents over two days. They say the first incident occurred around noon Friday when a man climbed over a railing near the snow leopard area of the Himalayan Highlands exhibit. According to WCBS-TV, police say he walked down a trail that’s off limits to the public and headed for ...    Full Story »

Chareidim To Request Separate Entrance For Egalitarian Prayer Area

Chareidim To Request Separate Entrance For Egalitarian Prayer AreaThe leaders of chareidi factions in Knesset are going to request a separate entrance to the egalitarian prayer area near the Kosel and not a common entrance to the men’s or women’s areas of the Kosel. There seems to be a difference of opinion between the chareidi elected officials. Some feel that they must be somewhat flexible and make limited demands amid the awareness the ...    Full Story »

Court Complies With Daughters Request To Delay Kvura Of Mrs. Esti Weinstein A'H (2 opinions)

Court Complies With Daughters Request To Delay Kvura Of Mrs. Esti Weinstein A'HTami Muntag, a daughter of Esti Weinstein A’H turned to a court to delay the burial of her mother by her chareidi family. The court accepted her request on Monday afternoon 21 Sivan, prohibiting the family from burying Mrs. ...    Full Story »

Court Upholds Reach of US Gun Ban for Domestic Violence

Court Upholds Reach of US Gun Ban for Domestic ViolenceThe Supreme Court is upholding the broad reach of a federal law that bans people convicted of domestic violence from owning guns. The justices on Monday rejected arguments that the law covers only intentional acts of abuse and not those committed in the heat of an argument. The case involved two Maine men who said their guilty pleas for hitting their partners should not disqualify ...    Full Story »

President Rivlin Meets With UN Sec.-Gen. Ban Ki-moon

President Rivlin Meets With UN Sec.-Gen. Ban Ki-moon During United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's last scheduled visit to Israel while in office, President Reuven welcomed him for a working meeting at the President's Residence in Jerusalem. President Rivlin greeted the Secretary-General in the garden of the residence where they both gave brief media statements before their meeting. President Rivlin welcomed his guest and spoke ...    Full Story »

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Jordan Border Attack Last Week

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Jordan Border Attack Last WeekThe terror group Islamic State claimed responsibility Monday for one of the deadliest attacks in Jordan in years, posting a video online that it said showed a car bomb exploding near a Jordanian border post. Last week's blast on the Syrian border killed seven Jordanian troops, wounded 13 and exposed the pro-Western kingdom's vulnerability to attacks by the militants who control large ...    Full Story »


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