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Jerusalem Veterinary Inspectors Nab Illegal Eggs

Jerusalem Veterinary Inspectors Nab Illegal Eggs
Jerusalem veterinary service inspectors apprehended 15,000 illegal eggs before they hit the local market. The inspectors were working with officials of the Ministry of Agriculture. The report states the source of the eggs is not known. They were confiscated and destroyed. The person taken into custody has been apprehended for the same offense twice in the past and is clearly undeterred. Inspectors urge stores not to buy eggs from unauthorized sources, adding one million unauthorized eggs have already been destroyed before reaching the ...

Obama: 'Feeling Pretty Good' About Health Care

Obama: 'Feeling Pretty Good' About Health CareFresh off a Supreme Court victory, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he's "feeling pretty good" about the state of his health care law and pleaded for bipartisan cooperation on ways to make it work even better. Obama said he wants to refocus the debate on improving health care quality, expanding access and eliminating waste now that the high court has upheld a key element of ...    Full Story »

The Summer of French Aliyah Begins: 130 French Jews Arrive in Israel

The Summer of French Aliyah Begins: 130 French Jews Arrive in IsraelSome 130 French Jews, including 46 children and two babies, landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Monday, 12 Tammuz, marking the start of a wave of French aliyah expected over the course of the summer. Additionally, some 80 French Jews who had been in Israel on tourist visas became Israeli citizens and received their Israeli identity cards during a ceremony hosted by The Jewish ...    Full Story »

IDF Carefully Monitoring Events in Sinai Amid Concerns ISIS May Advance

IDF Carefully Monitoring Events in Sinai Amid Concerns ISIS May Advance The situation in Israel regarding Sinai changed radically on Wednesday 14 Tammuz following the major ISIS assault against Egyptian forces. In addition, ISIS has released a clear message that it plans to oust Hamas from Gaza and take over to impose Muslim rule. Such a reality is cause for concern for Israeli political and military officials, who continue monitoring events carefully. ...    Full Story »

New Warden, Security Measures After New York Prison Escape

New Warden, Security Measures After New York Prison EscapeA range of new security measures is being put in place at a maximum-security prison to close gaps exploited by two inmates who escaped last month. The state correction department said Wednesday that includes stepped-up searches of inmates' cells, staffing changes to ensure bed checks are more effective and installation of security gates in the facility's tunnels. The department ...    Full Story »

Deputy Defense Minister Ben-Dahan: Throw Out Families of Terrorists

Deputy Defense Minister Ben-Dahan: Throw Out Families of TerroristsDeputy Defense Minister (Bayit Yehudi) Eli Ben-Dahan feels the families of terrorists should be thrown out of the country. Speaking with Yaakov Ilan of Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) on Wednesday, 14 Tammuz, the deputy minister stated “I have a proposal that is simple. Take the family and put it on a plane with a one-way ticket. The day the family of a terrorist is expelled in response to ...    Full Story »

US Probing Possible Airline Collusion That Kept Fares High

US Probing Possible Airline Collusion That Kept Fares HighThe U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new flights, routes and extra seats. A ...    Full Story »

Hamas Shuts Gaza's Only Cellular Telephone Provider

Hamas Shuts Gaza's Only Cellular Telephone ProviderThe human rights organizations remain silent after the Hamas regime in Gaza shut Gaza’s only cellular telephone provider, Jawwal, for not paying taxes. Jawwal was providing cell service for 1.3 million clients in Gaza but the Hamas attorney general ordered its closure nonetheless. On Tuesday night it was reported that cell phones were still working but it is not known how long the ...    Full Story »

Met Council Board of Directors Appoints Abraham Biderman as its President

Met Council Board of Directors Appoints Abraham Biderman as its PresidentThe Board of Directors of Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council) unanimously appointed Abraham Biderman as President. Steven Price, Met Council’s current Board President, will continue to serve on the Executive Committee as a Co-Chair, and current board member Joseph Allerhand will assume the role of Vice President. The changes are effective July 1. Biderman brings ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Authorities Seal the Home of Har Nof Shul Massacre Terrorist (1 opinions)

PHOTOS: Authorities Seal the Home of Har Nof Shul Massacre Terrorist[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Security authorities on Wednesday morning 14 Tammuz operated in Yerushalayim, sealing off the Jabil Mukhaber home of the terrorist responsible for the massacre in Kehillas Bnei Torah in the ...    Full Story »

Clinton Set To Raise $45M In Gifts Both Small And Large

Clinton Set To Raise $45M In Gifts Both Small And LargeHillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign says it is on track to report that it has raised more than $45 million since its launch in mid-April, with the vast majority of those donating giving less than $100. While Clinton's campaign on Wednesday touted its success with such small-dollar donors, the leading Democrat in the 2016 race also pulled in a large chunk on campaign cash ...    Full Story »

Minister Ariel: Lift Relaxed Security in Light of Mounting Terror

Minister Ariel: Lift Relaxed Security in Light of Mounting TerrorIn a letter sent to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel calls to cancel the lightening of security regulations during Ramadan in light of the alarming increase in acts of Arab terror in recent weeks. He also calls on Mr. Netanyahu to adopt the conclusions of the Edmond Levi Report, which advises the cabinet to legalize outposts in Yehuda and ...    Full Story »

Reports: Average Manhattan Home Price Is Over $1.8 Million (1 opinions)

Reports: Average Manhattan Home Price Is Over $1.8 MillionThe average sales price of a Manhattan apartment has eclipsed $1.8 million - a new high. The appraisal firm Miller Samuel says in a report for Douglas Elliman Real Estate that its figure - $1.87 million - compares to $1.77 million reached in the first quarter of last year. The Corcoran Group puts the average Manhattan sales price at $1.81 million. Corcoran says the median sales ...    Full Story »

Williamsburg: Plaque Unveiled in Fire Station for Heroic FDNY Lieutenant Mat Ambelas [PHOTOS]

Williamsburg: Plaque Unveiled in Fire Station for Heroic FDNY Lieutenant Mat Ambelas [PHOTOS][PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Almost a year after his passing, braving into a blaze on a 19th floor apartment in the Taylor Wythe Housing Complex to save others, a large crowd of firefighters, families, friends and the Williamsburg Community, assembled at an FDNY ceremony for the unveiling of a plaque in his memory at the Hooper St. station, home of Engine 211/Ladder 119, from where ...    Full Story »

Israel UN Ambassador to UN: Condemn Terror Attacks (2 opinions)

Israel UN Ambassador to UN: Condemn Terror AttacksIsraeli Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor, following the fatal shooting of Malachi Rosenfeld HY”D on 12 Tammuz near Shilo on the Alon road, sent the following letter to the UN Secretary General and the Security ...    Full Story »

Felder: City Must Stop Illegal American Flag Burning Rally Scheduled For Tonight (3 opinions)

Felder: City Must Stop Illegal American Flag Burning Rally Scheduled For TonightState Senator Simcha Felder, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Cities and former NYC Councilmember who instituted the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance before every Council meeting, issued the following statement: “I join my colleague, Senator Marty Golden, in calling upon Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver to ...    Full Story »

Hikind Outraged at American Flag Burning in Brooklyn Scheduled For Tonight (2 opinions)

Hikind Outraged at American Flag Burning in Brooklyn Scheduled For TonightAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) condemned a plan to burn an American flag at Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park by a group calling itself “Disarm NYPD.” “This is just a sick effort to get negative attention,” said Assemblyman Hikind. “Even the name of this group is disgusting. The last thing that we need in the Borough of Brooklyn, or for that matter the City of New York, ...    Full Story »

Special Tax Dispensation for Grape Juice Due to Shemitah

Special Tax Dispensation for Grape Juice Due to ShemitahFinance Minister Moshe Kahlon is permitting importing grape juice into Israel without charging customs taxes to assist during shmitah year. The tax dispensation remains in effect until the end of 2015, permitting the importation of grape juice for 2016. The request was filed with the treasury due to a shortage of grape juice used in wine production. The minister also signed ...    Full Story »

GOP Presidential Candidate Slams Donald Trump As 'Disrespectful' (3 opinions)

GOP Presidential Candidate Slams Donald Trump As 'Disrespectful'Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) on Tuesday slammed fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who he said has been "disrespectful" toward Latinos with recent disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants. The following is a letter that Pataki sent the other GOP candidates as well as CC'd Donald Trump: Dear Fellow Republican candidates for president, “And ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: A Two Thousand Year Old Secret Mikvah Below the Living Room Floor (4 opinions)

PHOTOS: A Two Thousand Year Old Secret Mikvah Below the Living Room Floor[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] An ancient mikve was found during renovations in a living room in Ein Kerem reinforces the hypothesis there was a Jewish settlement located in the vicinity during the Bayis Sheni period. An ancient, two thousand year old mikve was discovered below a living room floor during renovations carried out in a private house in the picturesque neighborhood of ...    Full Story »

Yonatan Razel's Hachnosas Sefer Torah in Gratitude to HKBH (2 opinions)

Yonatan Razel's Hachnosas Sefer Torah in Gratitude to HKBHA unique hachnasas Sefer Torah was held in the Nachlaot area of Yerushalayim on Tuesday night, the eve of 14 Tammuz. The Torah was donated by composer singer Yonatan Razel, a sign of his hakoras hatov to HKBH after his daughter Rivkah bas Yael has recovered from     Full Story »

NYC Enacts Ban On Plastic Foam Containers (3 opinions)

NYC Enacts Ban On Plastic Foam ContainersNew York City's ban on plastic foam is now in effect. The ban applies to single-use food packing products, including takeout containers and coffee cups. It also applies to so-called "packing peanuts." The ban was first passed into law at the end of December 2013, near the end of then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg's time in office. The current mayor, Bill de Blasio, also supports the ...    Full Story »

Another Hamas Terror Cell Uncovered in Shomron

Another Hamas Terror Cell Uncovered in ShomronThe ISA (Israel Security Agency - Shin Bet), IDF and Israel Police in a joint effort uncovered another Hamas infrastructure in and around Shechem. The cell was working to strengthen Hamas’ infrastructure in PA (Palestinian Authority) autonomous areas. Some 40 terrorists and senior commanders were arrested, some having been imprisoned in Israel in the past. Israeli intelligence experts ...    Full Story »

Yochanan Danino Steps Down as Israel Police Chief (1 opinions)

Yochanan Danino Steps Down as Israel Police ChiefIsrael Police Chief Yochanan Danino parted from the force in an official event held on Tuesday, 13 Tammuz. The post is being filled beginning on 14 Tammuz by Tel Aviv Chief Bentzi Sau pending a decision from Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan. The event was held in the Israel Police College in Beit Shemesh, bidding farewell to Danino, the 17th chief of the department. The ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Seriously Wounded Border Policeman Arrives at the Kosel After Miraculous Recovery (1 opinions)

PHOTOS: Seriously Wounded Border Policeman Arrives at the Kosel After Miraculous Recovery[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Border policeman Roz ben Carmela, who was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack on 4 Tammuz, arrived at the Kosel on Wednesday, 14 Tammuz to be mispallel. Doctors have described Roz’s recovery ...    Full Story »

Exciting European Summer Tour with Rabbi Yissocher Frand – Tour Amsterdam, Alsace, Strassbourg, Worms, Michelstadt & More

Exciting European Summer Tour with Rabbi Yissocher Frand – Tour Amsterdam, Alsace, Strassbourg, Worms, Michelstadt & More[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  Hurry only 6 rooms left on this spectacular European 5-star Summer Tour August 3-10, 2015.  Join world-renowned speakers Rabbi Yissocher Frand and Rabbi Menachem Nissel on a week-long luxury touring experience; inspiring Torah lectures, fascinating sites, 5 star hotels, and beautiful and freshly prepared Kosher L’Mehadrin gourmet dining! Tour  some of ...    Full Story »

Greenfield's Muni-Meter Law Goes Into Effect Today (2 opinions)

Greenfield's Muni-Meter Law Goes Into Effect TodayCouncilman David G. Greenfield's historic muni-meter legislation goes into effect citywide today. Greenfield's law has three parts: it allows drivers to pre-pay New York City’s muni-meters up to one hour before the meter regulations go into effect, it forces meters to shut off and not accept payment when the driver is not required to pay for parking like in the evening and it shuts ...    Full Story »
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Nachal Battalion Joins Security Force in Binyamin District of Shomron (2 opinions)

Nachal Battalion Joins Security Force in Binyamin District of ShomronDue to the sharp increase in acts of terror throughout Yehuda and Shomron and following the fatal shooting attack in the Binyamin Regional Council region, the IDF has increased its manpower in the Binyamin Council in the hope of ...    Full Story »

Miracle: Staff Of Camp Gan Yisroel In California Survive Serious Crash (1 opinions)

Miracle: Staff Of Camp Gan Yisroel In California Survive Serious CrashStaff members of Gan Yisroel West in North Fork, California, were left unscathed from a car accident that could have ended badly, according to the mother of one of them. Five staffers of the girl's division of the Chabad overnight camp, situated between San Francisco and Los Angeles, were traveling in the car at approximately 4:30 pm on Tuesday when the brakes failed. Trying to ...    Full Story »

'After the Lake' Tonight in Lakewood, Project Mesorah Parlor Meeting with Rav Dovid Goldwasser

'After the Lake' Tonight in Lakewood, Project Mesorah Parlor Meeting with Rav Dovid Goldwasser[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Project Mesorah invites all Lakewood residents to attend a special parlor meeting tonight to benefit Project Mesorah. Project Mesorah is dedicated to ensuring that the future of Klal Yisrael remains bright through its many innovative programs dedicated to the children of Klal Yisrael. Programs include the revolutionary Y2Y Helpdesk (Yeshiva-to-Yeshiva) which ...    Full Story »

Rabbi Gavriel Sassoon Inspires Hundreds on Cruise to Benefit Misameach

Rabbi Gavriel Sassoon Inspires Hundreds on Cruise to Benefit MisameachThe day started out with a steady drizzle and overcast skies, but that didn’t put a damper on the spirits exuberant men, women and children boarding the majestic ship for Misameach’s one-of-a-kind Annual Cruise. The singing could be heard from down the block, getting louder and louder as we approached the ship standing ready and waiting at the Liberty state Marina. Walking up the ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael of Agudas Yisrael Convenes (3 opinions)

PHOTOS: Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael of Agudas Yisrael Convenes[PHOTOS BY JDN IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah of Agudas Yisrael convened on Tuesday afternoon 13 Tammuz to discuss a number of issues including reevaluation of the master’s program that the council approved earlier for a Beis Yaakov school in Haifa. The Belzer Rebbe Shlita was not in attendance for he was not feeling well. The same holds true for the Erlau Rebbe ...    Full Story »

Nicholas Winton, Who Saved More Than 650 Jewish Children From The Holocaust, Dies At 106 (1 opinions)

Nicholas Winton, Who Saved More Than 650 Jewish Children From The Holocaust, Dies At 106He was just a 29-year-old clerk at the London Stock Exchange when he faced the challenge of his lifetime. Traveling with a friend to Czechoslovakia in 1938, as the drums of impending war echoed around Europe, Nicholas Winton was hit by a key realization. The country was in danger and no one was saving its Jewish children. Winton would almost single-handedly save more than 650 ...    Full Story »

Get Educated About Homeschooling with Melamed Academy

Get Educated About Homeschooling with Melamed Academy[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] According to the US Department of Education, homeschooling is on the rise. In the 2011-12 school year 3.4% or 1,770,000 children were educated at home – an increase of 300,000 from 2007. Why did they opt out of the classroom? 91% cited concerns in the school environment, 77% wanted to provide moral instruction to their children, 74% wanted a different type ...    Full Story »

Mayor Barkat Calls on Chareidim to Show a Measure of Tolerance (3 opinions)

Mayor Barkat Calls on Chareidim to Show a Measure of ToleranceJerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat is calling on chareidi members of his coalition to exhibit sensitivity and understanding for the other sectors in the city regarding the planned Sport Tech facility, promising there will not be chilul Shabbos in the facility. The chareidi leadership is opposed to the complex, which is supposed to be in the Ramot neighborhood. City officials insist the new ...    Full Story »

Obama Aims To Change Conversation Around Health Care Law (1 opinions)

Obama Aims To Change Conversation Around Health Care LawPresident Barack Obama is aiming to use the momentum from a recent Supreme Court victory for his health care law to change the conversation from talk about undoing his signature domestic achievement to talk about how to improve it. Obama was headed to the Nashville, Tennessee-area on Wednesday to discuss ways to improve the Affordable Care Act, including by extending Medicaid ...    Full Story »

BREAKING: Former NY Senator Smith Gets 7 Years in Prison for Mayoral Race Bribe Plot (3 opinions)

BREAKING: Former NY Senator Smith Gets 7 Years in Prison for Mayoral Race Bribe PlotFormer Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison in a scheme to bribe his way onto the ballot for the 2013 New York City mayoral election. His co-defendant, Vincent Tabone, the former Queens Republican vice chairman, was awaiting sentencing later Wednesday. A federal jury found Smith guilty of bribery conspiracy, wire fraud, use of ...    Full Story »

What's Next For California's Contentious Vaccine Law

What's Next For California's Contentious Vaccine LawGov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year. The following is a look at what the new law means for the nation's most populous state: ___ WHAT PROMPTED THE BILL After a measles outbreak at Disneyland in December ...    Full Story »

Hadera Residents Opposed to Large Kollel Project (3 opinions)

Hadera Residents Opposed to Large Kollel ProjectResidents of the Karlin neighborhood are opposed to a three-story kollel that is planned for their area. They question the need, especially since there are so many shuls in the community. A community leader fears the kollel will result in a change in the religious status quo in the area. The MyNet report states the building in question is intended for Beis Yaakov community, a tzibur ...    Full Story »

94-Year-Old Auschwitz Nazi Asks 'God for Forgiveness' At Trial On 300,000 Counts Of Accessory To Murder (3 opinions)

94-Year-Old Auschwitz Nazi Asks 'God for Forgiveness' At Trial On 300,000 Counts Of Accessory To MurderA 94-year-old former SS sergeant who served in Auschwitz says he helped the death camp function in his role sorting cash and valuables seized from Jews after they arrived in cattle-cars. In a statement read by his attorney, Oskar Groening told the Lueneburg state court Wednesday that his blind obedience to the Nazi system meant that he never rebelled against the killings at the camp ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: 'Yedidim' Rescues Lev Malka Ambulance (3 opinions)

VIDEO: 'Yedidim' Rescues Lev Malka Ambulance[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A spokesman for the Yedidim organization reported on Tuesday, 13 Tammuz, that it received a call to assist a Lev Malka ambulance that got stuck in sand during an outing with children afflicted with cancer. The call came in to Yedidim at 13:30. Volunteer Shlomo Yisraelowitz of the Gush Dan branch of the organization and a member of the jeep unit headed ...    Full Story »


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