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Greenfield Rallies Councilmembers, Community Groups in Support of NYC Cleanup Initiative

Greenfield Rallies Councilmembers, Community Groups in Support of NYC Cleanup Initiative
Councilman David G. Greenfield held a rally today on the steps of City Hall to call for renewed and enhanced funding to his popular NYC Cleanup Initiative, which provides funding for each City Council member to clean the streets and sidewalks of their districts. Joining Greenfield in support of the initiative were several other members of the City Council, including Councilmembers Mark Treyger, Vanessa Gibson, Vincent Gentile, Costa Constantinides and Margaret Chin, as well as community organizations including ACE New York, the Doe Fund, ...

It's All About California: Clinton Hopes To Avoid Ending Primary Season With A Loss

It's All About California: Clinton Hopes To Avoid Ending Primary Season With A LossThere is a real chance that Hillary Clinton will have clinched a majority of delegates, and the Democratic nomination, before polls close in the California primary late on the evening of June 7. But losing one of the most diverse and Democratic states in the union to Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont would be such a damaging way to end this tumultuous primary season that Clinton is ...    Full Story »

My Close Friend Passed Away & There are Children

New Video by Rabbi Nasan Maimon. [COMMUNICATED CONTENT] I have been a close friend and Rabbi to this family for nearly thirty years, going back to even before their marriage. For the last several months I have been witness, daily, to the toll that ...    Full Story »

Orthodox Union Applauds Senate Subcommittee Funding for DHS Security Grants to Nonprofits

Orthodox Union Applauds Senate Subcommittee Funding for DHS Security Grants to NonprofitsToday, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Homeland Security for approving a proposal to increase the funding allocation for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) to $20 million for fiscal year 2017. The Orthodox Union was among the groups ...    Full Story »

I Can't Eliminate the Pain of Hunger, But We Can

Orthodox Union Applauds Senate Subcommittee Funding for DHS Security Grants to Nonprofits[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] You look at your neighbor next door and wish there was more you can do to help. We all know first hand of  community members who struggle, on a day-to-day basis, to provide for their families. In these economically challenging times when family incomes have dipped or unemployment has gone up, many yidden find themselves lacking the basic funds for even staple ...    Full Story »

After A Year In Government, Deri Earns A Poor Rating

After A Year In Government, Deri Earns A Poor RatingMarking a year since the current government assumed office Channel 2 News commissioned a poll to determine the measure of satisfaction among the public regarding the performance of Shas leader, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri. The poll reveals most of the public is dissatisfied with Deri as only 11% of respondents are satisfied with his performance while 58% express ...    Full Story »

Minyaan Shelanu Lag B'Omer Event Fantastic Location for Adults and Children Alike

Minyaan Shelanu Lag B'Omer Event Fantastic Location for Adults and Children Alike[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] By K.L. Lag Ba’Omer in Lakewood has always been an exciting and fun event. The celebration hosted by Minyaan Shelanu is especially unique. As in previous years, The Minyaan’s bonfire gives the Lakewood community, many of whom have no affiliation with the Minyaan, the chance to join us at a delectable BBQ as well as the town’s largest ...    Full Story »

Democrats To Fend Off GOP Attacks At Rare Hearing To Impeach IRS Chief

Democrats To Fend Off GOP Attacks At Rare Hearing To Impeach IRS ChiefHouse Democrats plan to make the case Tuesday that impeaching the IRS chief is a waste of time and would require a full-blown investigation that could not come close to wrapping up by the end of this session of Congress. Outlining their strategy for what's shaping up as a partisan hearing on four articles of impeachment Republicans have introduced against IRS Commissioner John ...    Full Story »

WATCH: Children Preparing Bonfires in Meah Shearim Ahead of Lag Ba'Omer 5776 / 2016

Children in the Meah Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem collect fire wood for use in their medura, a traditional bonfire lit on the eve of Lag Ba'Omer.

Meron Shifting To Lag Baomer Mode

Meron Shifting To Lag Baomer ModeWhile the weather throughout Israel on Tuesday 16 Iyar is unseasonably cold accompanied by showers, Lag Baomer is arriving on schedule nonetheless and in Meron, the various agencies are already in Lag B’Omer mode. The Boyaner Rebbe Shlita, who lights the bonfire signaling the official beginning of Lag B’Omer has already arrived in the city as well. Police announced that beginning ...    Full Story »

United Hatzolah Prepares For the Challenges Associated with Meron on Lag Baomer

United Hatzolah Prepares For the Challenges Associated with Meron on Lag BaomerEach year, over 300,000 people from Israel and around the world, gather together for 24 hours in the small Israeli mountain village of Meron, to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba’omer. The countryside will light up with thousands of bonfires in a celebration of light, Torah, and the great Jewish mystic and sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. This many people in such a small space also ...    Full Story »

Five Towns: NY Senator Kaminsky Introduces Bill To Ban Public Display Of Swastikas

Five Towns: NY Senator Kaminsky Introduces Bill To Ban Public Display Of SwastikasSenator Todd Kaminsky introduced legislation (S.7547) last week to outlaw the public display of swastikas, and charge those who display bigoted symbol with felony hate crime. Kaminsky’s bill comes amid a recent plague of anti-Semitic graffiti in the Five Towns and aims to prevent such hateful acts from occurring again. “Bigotry and hatred have no place in our diverse community ...    Full Story »

Medicaid Planning: The Solution

Medicaid Planning: The SolutionBy: Isaac Yedid, Esq. & Raymond Zeitoune, Esq. As we get older, we begin to worry about the possibility that we may get sick and end up in a nursing home. Paying for a nursing home can drastically reduce a person’s savings. In New York, the average cost of nursing home care is a little more than $75,000 per year, with the cost of better nursing home care being upwards of ...    Full Story »

Israel And Canada Increase Technology Cooperation - Countries to Double Funding for Joint R&D

Israel And Canada Increase Technology Cooperation - Countries to Double Funding for Joint R&DThe success stories behind Israeli hi-tech companies greatly contribute to helping establish extensive technological cooperation between Israel and countries around the world. One such collaboration growing stronger year by year is that between Israel and the Canadian Province of Ontario. Cooperation between the two states has been ongoing for more than a decade and their joint R&D ...    Full Story »

Trump Believes In Global Warming When His Golf Resorts Are Affected (4 opinions)

Trump Believes In Global Warming When His Golf Resorts Are AffectedDonald Trump wants to build another huge wall, this time to keep out the rising seas threatening to swamp his luxury golf resort in Ireland. The Republican presidential candidate has called climate change a “con job” and a “hoax.” But in an application filed this month in County Clare, Ireland, the Trump International Golf Links and Hotel cites the threat of global warming in ...    Full Story »

Registration for J-Biz Expo Seating and Transportation Underway, First Come First Serve Basis

Registration for J-Biz Expo Seating and Transportation Underway, First Come First Serve BasisWith just over one week to go until the J-Biz Expo and Business Conference on June 1st, registration is in full swing – and time is of essence to make sure that you can enjoy all that the event has to offer! In order to ensure maximum comfort and interaction for attendees, seating at the event’s highly anticipated business conference is limited and once the maximum number of ...    Full Story »

United Hatzalah Deploys New Technology to Save Lives in Meron on Lag B'Omer

United Hatzalah Deploys New Technology to Save Lives in Meron on Lag B'OmerUnited Hatzalah (UH) has undertaken a new initiative to help save lives in Meron during the Lag B’Omer. Based upon conclusions drawn from previous years’ experiences, the UH will be implementing new technology to help save lives faster during the festivities surrounding the yahrzeit of Rashbi ZT”L ZY”A . In previous years, United Hatzalah, which receives over 400 calls during ...    Full Story »

Obama's Hiroshima Trip Parachutes Him Into History Disputes (1 opinions)

Obama's Hiroshima Trip Parachutes Him Into History DisputesBy visiting Hiroshima, Barack Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key U.S. allies and trading partners over World War II. In Tokyo's decades-long tug-of-war over history with its neighbors China and South Korea, it's the American president who could end up losing. Many in China and South Korea feel that Japan got what it deserved when U.S. atomic bombs ...    Full Story »

Beersheva Man Who Was Mispallel at Kivrei Tzaddikim Drowns at the Kinneret

Beersheva Man Who Was Mispallel at Kivrei Tzaddikim Drowns at the KinneretBeersheva resident Reb Machlouf Malka z”l, 72, was niftar after downing at the Kinneret on Monday, 15 Iyar. The niftar visited the Kinneret as a stop during a visit to northern Kivrei Tzaddikim. Persons close to the niftar explain he traveled together with mispallalim in his shul, Shiras HaRambam, to visit Kivrei Tzaddikim in the area as well as swimming in the Kinneret. Zaka on ...    Full Story »

Forensic Expert: EgyptAir Human Remains Suggest Explosion

Forensic Expert: EgyptAir Human Remains Suggest ExplosionHuman remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 have burn marks and are very small in size, suggesting an explosion on board may have downed the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said Tuesday. "The logical explanation is that an explosion brought it down," the official told The Associated Press. The official, who is part of ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Prime Minister Blames the PA for Failed Negotiations

VIDEO: Prime Minister Blames the PA for Failed Negotiations[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday 15 Iyar met with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, using the opportunity to place the blame for failed negotiations with the PA (Palestinian Authority) on the PA. following are Mr. Netanyahu’s remarks during their joint press conference. "Prime Minister Valls, Manuel, welcome. We've known each other for ...    Full Story »

Charidy Announces Second Annual 'Giving Day for Chesed'

Charidy Announces Second Annual 'Giving Day for Chesed'  Charidy.com is excited to announce the second annual giving day for Chesed, launching onJuly 12 to support a variety of Chesed organizations from communities across the ...    Full Story »

Op-Ed: Support the Secure Schools for all Children Act (1 opinions)

Op-Ed: Support the Secure Schools for all Children Act[By Josh Pruzansky and George Corwell] There’s an old saying that “you can’t put a price on safety.” While true in the abstract, the state of New Jersey puts a price on the safety of our school children each and every year. As part of New Jersey’s budget, our state government allocates an average of $144 per student toward the cost of keeping our children safe during ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: LCSW Mordechai Weinberger Gives Live Demonstration What ADHD Looks Like (7 opinions)

VIDEO: LCSW Mordechai Weinberger Gives Live Demonstration What ADHD Looks Like[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Many families struggle with a child or spouse that suffers from ADHD. Most of us have heard the controversy regarding if ADHD is over-diagnosed. What most of us don’t know is “HOW DOES IT FEEL TO HAVE ADHD”? “WHAT ARE THEY POSSIBLY THINKING WHEN THEY ACT LIKE THAT”? Mordechai Weinberger LCSW has given in a live demonstrations in front of ...    Full Story »

Bayit Yehudi's Support for Lieberman Deal Contingent on Educating Cabinet on Intelligence Matters

Bayit Yehudi's Support for Lieberman Deal Contingent on Educating Cabinet on Intelligence MattersIt is true that the Bayit Yehudi party is not seeking additional cabinet posts or funding, but party leader Naftali Bennett made his position clear to Reshet Bet Radio on Tuesday morning 16 Iyar. If Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu does not agree to his demands to educate the cabinet regarding security issues, his party will not back any deal with the Yisrael Beitenu party, thereby ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Arab MK Zahalka: Moshe Ya'alon is a War Criminal! (1 opinions)

VIDEO: Arab MK Zahalka: Moshe Ya'alon is a War Criminal![VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] “What is the difference between Lieberman and Ya’alon” asks Arab MK Jamal Zahalka during a Knesset plenum address. He explains that “Ya’alon is quiet, says little and does a great deal, referred to as salt of the earth, a true kibbutznik while Lieberman is a fascist and says a great deal”. However, he points out that “when Ya’alon bombed ...    Full Story »

Lakewood Police Looking For Driver Who Inappropriately Exposed Himself To Frum Mother And Daughter (4 opinions)

Lakewood Police Looking For Driver Who Inappropriately Exposed Himself To Frum Mother And DaughterPolice are looking for a man suspected of exposing himself to a Frum mother and daughter in Lakewood, TLS is reporting. The mother and teen daughter were reportedly walking in the area of East 7th and Somerset Avenue on Sunday ...    Full Story »
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Aveilus in Slonim Due to the Sudden Petira of R' Yaakov Aharon Landau Z'L

Aveilus in Slonim Due to the Sudden Petira of R' Yaakov Aharon Landau Z'LThe news of the sudden petira of R’ Yaakov Aharon Landau Z”L, 56, spread throughout the Slonim Chassidus in Eretz Yisrael rapidly on Tuesday 16 Iyar. Just two days ago he celebrated the engagement of a daughter. The niftar was a son of noted author Rav Betzalel Landau Z”L. Family members, who are in shock, recall how earlier this week they celebrated the vort of a daughter ...    Full Story »

Head Of TSA Security Operations Removed From Position

Head Of TSA Security Operations Removed From PositionA House committee said Monday that the head of security operations at the Transportation Security Administration has been replaced. "Kelly Hoggan has been removed from his position as head of security at TSA," the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform posted on Twitter. Meanwhile, The Associated Press obtained a memo sent by TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger that does ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: NYC Man Accused of Trying to Join ISIS (3 opinions)

BREAKING: NYC Man Accused of Trying to Join ISISA Bronx man has been arrested on charges he tried to support ISIS and terrorism. FBI agents picked up Sajmir Alimehmeti at 5:30 a.m. at his home Tuesday without incident. Sources said that he tried to travel to the Middle East to join ISIS on at least two occasions, but was blocked each time by British authorities. He later allegedly tried to aid an undercover agent who claimed to ...    Full Story »

State Comptroller: PM Netanyahu Suspected of Illegal Activities in 'Bibi-Tours' Case

State Comptroller: PM Netanyahu Suspected of Illegal Activities in 'Bibi-Tours' CaseThe State Comptroller on Tuesday, 16 Iyar released a report that contains concerns of possible illegal activities pertaining to Binyamin Netanyahu during his tenure as Finance Minister during the government of the late Prime Minister Ariel Sharon from 2003-2005. The case has already been dubbed ‘Bibi-Tours’. The alleged violations include accepting gifts and benefits that are ...    Full Story »

Tony Blair Says Defeating ISiS Requires 'Proper Ground War' (1 opinions)

Tony Blair Says Defeating ISiS Requires 'Proper Ground War'Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says the Islamic State group will be defeated only with a ground war involving Western troops. Blair says air strikes alone will not defeat the militants. He said Tuesday that "you are going to have to go and wage a proper ground war," with British and American troops playing a supporting role. Blair's decision to take Britain into the ...    Full Story »

More Talks to End Machlokes Between the Litvish And Chassidish Factions of Yahadut Hatorah (4 opinions)

More Talks to End Machlokes Between the Litvish And Chassidish Factions of Yahadut HatorahLeaders of the Degel Hatorah and Agudas Yisrael factions that comprise Yahadut Hatorah are meeting on Tuesday 16 Iyar in an effort to continue hammering out differences to end the machlokes between the factions. Scheduled to take part in the meeting are Moshe Gafne, Meir Porush, and Chanoch Zeibert. Those involved explain the meeting was actually supposed to take place last week but it ...    Full Story »

Israel: State Agency To Monitor Chareidi Gemachs To Prevent Money Laundering (7 opinions)

Israel: State Agency To Monitor Chareidi Gemachs To Prevent Money LaunderingOne of the priorities of monetary agencies in Western countries today is preventing money laundering, which includes compelling a greater use of digital funds, with the latter facilitating leaving a paper trail. In Israel, the treasury is working in earnest to minimize money laundering and one new measure taken is monitoring of chareidi gemachs. The gemachs that exist in the chareidi ...    Full Story »

Freddie Gray: Prosecutor Criticized After Officer Acquittal (1 opinions)

Freddie Gray: Prosecutor Criticized After Officer AcquittalAfter two trials and no convictions, Baltimore's top prosecutor is facing criticism that she moved too quickly to file charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray without first ensuring there was enough evidence to bring them to bear. Even the judge overseeing the cases — in his verdict Monday acquitting the latest officer to stand trial in the death of the ...    Full Story »

Forensic Official: EgyptAir 804 Human Remains Suggest Blast (1 opinions)

Forensic Official: EgyptAir 804 Human Remains Suggest BlastHuman remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said on Tuesday. "The logical explanation is that an explosion brought it down," the official told The Associated Press. The official, who is part of the Egyptian team ...    Full Story »

Chareidi Students Threaten To Leave Colleges And Universities If Mandatory Mixed Classrooms Is Imposed (14 opinions)

Chareidi Students Threaten To Leave Colleges And Universities If Mandatory Mixed Classrooms Is ImposedChareidim in Israel’s institutions of higher education have already announced in the Council for Higher Education moves ahead with its plan compelling mixed classes, they will all immediately walk out of schools and not return. The chareidi academic tzibur has made it clear, it will not tolerate a situation that they and their rabbonim view as being contrary to halacha. Many are ...    Full Story »

Finance Minister To Attend A Kinnos Addressing The Housing Shortage In The Chareidi Sector (1 opinions)

Finance Minister To Attend A Kinnos Addressing The Housing Shortage In The Chareidi SectorOn Tuesday, 16 Iyar, HaGaon HaRav Baruch Mordechai Eizrachi Shlita is hosting a kinnos to address the growing housing shortage and its impact on the chareidi community. Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon plans to attend the event. The timing of the kenos coincides with this week’s release of facts pertaining to housing prices nationwide, which clearly show that despite all his efforts, ...    Full Story »

Government Favors Open Hearing in George Washington Bridge Co-Conspirator Case

Government Favors Open Hearing in George Washington Bridge Co-Conspirator CaseUnsealed filings in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case released Monday show federal prosecutors sided with media organizations in seeking a public hearing for an unidentified person trying to block the publication of a list of unindicted co-conspirators. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals already ruled last Friday the June 6 oral arguments in Philadelphia are to be ...    Full Story »

Hebrew University Student Body Accommodates Ramadan, But Not A Mechitzah (3 opinions)

Hebrew University Student Body Accommodates Ramadan, But Not A MechitzahIt was not too long ago that YWN-ISRAEL reported the storm that resulted in a request from frum female students to have a mechitzah at a prom event to accommodate the religious students. The request was voted upon after the ...    Full Story »

Clinton Campaign Declines Invitation to California Debate

Clinton Campaign Declines Invitation to California DebateDemocratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has declined an invitation from Fox News to participate in a debate with rival Bernie Sanders in California before that state's June 7 primary. Clinton and Sanders are competing aggressively in California as primaries wrap up. But Clinton is close to getting the delegates she needs to seal the nomination. Sanders says he has a ...    Full Story »


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