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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
(Add your opinion  |   May 22 )

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

Maran Rav Elyashiv ZATZAL: Erev Shavuos, A Time For Healing
From 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 explained to a sick man that every year, on Shavuos, this power is renewed. This is a time when one may call upon ...
(Add your opinion  |   May 22 )

Rambam to Host Annual Summit to Showcase Latest Innovations in Medicine

Rambam to Host Annual Summit to Showcase Latest Innovations in Medicine
Leading 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 Ninth President, Shimon Peres and Emeritus Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, Lord Jonathan Sacks will receive the ...
(Add your opinion  |   May 22 )

NYSEG Asking State Officials For Rate Hike

NYSEG Asking State Officials For Rate Hike
New 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 used to enhance maintenance of the company's 35,000-mile electric distribution system and strengthen overall ...
(Add your opinion  |   May 22 )

PM Meets with Joint Arab List Leader

PM Meets with Joint Arab List Leader
Prime 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 the gaps in Israeli society. Prime Minister Netanyahu suggested holding a regular dialogue between a ...
(Add your opinion  |   May 22 )

Obama Tells People Of Israel: 'America Has Its Back'

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 building or the frozen peace process with the Palestinians. "That's not a true measure of friendship," Obama ...
(3 opinions  |   May 22 )

Clinton Got Now-Classified Benghazi Info On Private Email

Clinton Got Now-Classified Benghazi Info On Private Email
Former 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 was not classified at the time the email was sent, no laws were violated. But Friday's redaction shows that ...
(Add your opinion  |   May 22 )

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

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 and us?” Harper asked in a speech to accept a humanitarian award for his support of Israel from the Jewish ...
(1 opinions  |   May 22 )

Greenfield and Treyger Urge Mayor De Blasio To Restore Ocean Parkway to 30 MPH

Greenfield and Treyger Urge Mayor De Blasio To Restore Ocean Parkway to 30 MPH
Brooklyn- 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 the Gowanus Expressway would remain at their previous speed limits since a higher speed is necessary to carry ...
(Add your opinion  |   May 22 )

Rav Ba'adani: Bennett is Religious Too

Rav Ba'adani: Bennett is Religious Too
HaGaon 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 coalition negotiations. The rabbi said that Shas did the best it could in the negotiations, adding “I don’t ...
(Add your opinion  |   May 22 )

Aish International Receives National Recognition By U.s. Senate For Enriching American Society

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 Celebration. Held in the Kennedy Caucus Room, the event highlighted the accomplishments of Aish International and ...
(1 opinions  |   May 22 )

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 several brush fires in and around the Town of Mamakating between mid-April and mid-May. The investigation by the ...
(Add your opinion  |   May 22 )

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Hagaon Rav Dovid Feinstein Inspects Possible Parah Adumah

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 ZATZAL and Rosh Yeshivah of MTJ. Rav Feinstein, who made the special trip from New York to see the rare calf, was visibly impressed with the finding, though refrained from stating his opinion as to the status and possibility of the cow actually being an ...
(5 opinions  |   May 22 )