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What To Know About Long Lines At Airport Security

What To Know About Long Lines At Airport Security
Fliers should brace for long waits at airport security over the holiday weekend. In recent weeks, some major airports saw wait times exceeding 90 minutes at peak hours, and passengers missed flights waiting to get through security. There have been encouraging developments in the last few days. After Chicago officials threatened to privatize security at the city's two big airports, the Transportation Security Administration moved dozens of part-time screeners to full-time and brought in more ...
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PHOTOS: Religious Services Minister Azoulai Visited Meron On Lag Baomer

PHOTOS: Religious Services Minister Azoulai Visited Meron On Lag Baomer
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Minister of Religious Services (Shas) David Azoulai on Lag B’Omer visited Meron and was hosted by United Hatzalah officials, given a VIP tour of their Lag B’Omer operations. Accompanying the minister was Rabbi Yossi Schwinger, the director-general of National Center for the Development of Holy Sites. United Hatzalah official Lazar Hyman met with the minister, explaining the command center and the EMS organization’s operation in Meron. ...
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Obama Defends His Nuclear Record on Eve of Hiroshima Visit

Obama Defends His Nuclear Record on Eve of Hiroshima Visit
On the eve of his historic trip to Hiroshima, President Barack Obama is defending the vigor of his efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons. He says he will use his visit to the Japanese memorial site on Friday to underscore "the sense of urgency that we all should have." Obama, who began his administration with an audacious call for a nuclear-free world, acknowledged there still is much to be done. In fact, some critics maintain the world is further away from Obama's goal now than it was ...
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WATCH: MDA Substation Operating In Meron On Lag Baomer

The first video is of a MDA substation located at the bottom of the mountain, manned by physicians, paramedics and EMTs. As is the case with the other emergency stations operating at the Rashbi, most patients are treated and released while few require transportation to Ziff Hospital in Tzfat. This included a 17-year-old male in moderate-to-serious condition from alcohol poisoning, the result of severe alcohol ingestion. He was transferred to an intensive care unit. (YWN – Israel Desk, ...
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Hizme: Security Forces Uncover Additional Explosives

Hizme: Security Forces Uncover Additional Explosives
Security officials on Thursday morning 18 Iyar announced additional explosives were uncovered near the Hizme Checkpoint on Jerusalem’s northern border in the same area an IDF soldier was seriously wounded in a recent bomb attack. As the search for explosives continued, they have uncovered what appears to be a large quantity of unspecified explosives in the adjacent nachal. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
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Solar-Powered Airplane Lands In Pennsylvania

Solar-Powered Airplane Lands In Pennsylvania
A solar-powered airplane has landed in Pennsylvania, about 17 hours after it took off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 landed at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, the latest stop of its journey around the world. The plane took off from Dayton International Airport just after 4 a.m. The aircraft traveled from Tulsa International Airport to Dayton last weekend. The plane's ...
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Disabled 'Protective Edge' Vet Cannot Return Home Because The Family's Home In Ofra is 'Illegal'

Disabled 'Protective Edge' Vet Cannot Return Home Because The Family's Home In Ofra is 'Illegal'
Yehuda Hayisraeli was seriously wounded in the fighting during Operation Protective Edge and today, two years later, he cannot return home. The Defense Minster will not authorize building the necessary ramp for him to be able to live home because he is a settler. Hayisraeli is in the Givati Brigade’s elite Sayeret Rimon and he was injured on that black Friday in Rafiach when Lt. Hadar Goldin HY”D was abducted via a Hamas tunnel. He was hit with shrapnel in his head and was in a ...
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Photo Essay: Health Minister Litzman Visits The Tziyun Of The Rashbi Erev Lag Baomer

Photo Essay: Health Minister Litzman Visits The Tziyun Of The Rashbi Erev Lag Baomer
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Health Minister Yaakov Litzman arrived in Meron on Wednesday night ahead of the start of Lag B’Omer. One of his stops was the Ichud Hatzalah emergency station where he was given an overview of the EMS organization’s operations. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Avraham Tzemach, Ichud Spokesman)
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Orthodox Union Applauds Senate Appropriations Committee for Funding DHS Security Grants to Nonprofits

Orthodox Union Applauds Senate Appropriations Committee for Funding DHS Security Grants to Nonprofits
Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee for approving a proposal to maintain the funding allocation for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) at $20 million for fiscal year 2017. The Orthodox Union was among the groups that spearheaded the creation of the NSGP in 2005 to assist synagogues, Jewish day schools and other nonprofits at risk of terror ...
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NYC To Close Separate Gender Swimming Hours Program

NYC To Close Separate Gender Swimming Hours Program
Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) slammed a citywide decision to close separate gender swimming hours at the Metropolitan Pool and Recreation Center in Williamsburg, arguing that the separate hours are about being more sensitive to different cultures and religions. After receiving numerous complaints, Assemblyman Hikind’s office confirmed that the center, located at 261 Bedford Avenue, is discontinuing the separate swimming hours program, which has been in place for many years. Hikind ...
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5 Accused of Trafficking Phony Fragrances From China to NYC

5 Accused of Trafficking Phony Fragrances From China to NYC
Authorities say five people have been arrested in New York City in a multi-million dollar counterfeit perfume scheme. They say Bogus fragrances made in China were packaged to look like high-end brands. Investigators say a sample of one perfume had a chemical that's linked to cancer and organ damage. The suspects face charges of trafficking counterfeit goods. They were released on bond after appearing in a Manhattan federal court Wednesday. Investigators say perfumes were replicated ...
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TERRIFYING VIDEO: Maniac Suspects Drive Down Packed Williamsburg Sidewalk To Evade Arrest [UPDATED]

TERRIFYING VIDEO: Maniac Suspects Drive Down Packed Williamsburg Sidewalk To Evade Arrest [UPDATED]
[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] In what can only be described as terrifying moments, a car full of suspects fleeing a crime scene raced down a busy Williamsburg sidewalk, Thursday afternoon. As can be seen in the attached footage taken from two different dash-cams, the a black Toyota Camry can be seen speeding down a packed sidewalk as dozens of men women and children are seen running for lives - with only a second to spare. According to a Williamsburg Shomrim (WSPU) spokesperson, their ...
(Add your opinion  |   May 26 )

Why Feel Self Conscious By the Pool When You Can Look and Feel Great?

Why Feel Self Conscious By the Pool When You Can Look and Feel Great?
[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Summer is here, which means it’s time to dig the swimsuits and expired sun tan lotion out of storage. Are you going to the bungalow colony or on a family vacation? Get the swimsuit that is completely tznius and looks great. Stylish and comfortable, our outfits are all sun UPF 50+ to protect you from dangerous sun exposure without having to fully cover yourself with lotion that never seems to wash off and leaves a lingering smell that seems to follow you ...
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PHOTOS: Trump Advisor Meets FJCC Leadership In Flatbush

PHOTOS: Trump Advisor Meets FJCC Leadership In Flatbush
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition (FJCC) recently hosted the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at the Trump Organization, and advisor to Donald Trump on Israel Policy, Jason Dov Greenblatt. This was Mr. Greenblatt's first visit to any Jewish community since Mr. Trump named Mr. Greenblatt as one of his top Israel advisors. Mr. Greenblatt, accompanied by FJCC Chairman Josh Mehlman, started his visit to Flatbush by meeting with a group of ...
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Police Alerted After Maale Adumim Resident Enters PA Village

Police Alerted After Maale Adumim Resident Enters PA Village
A Maale Adumim resident on Wednesday 17 Iyar entered nearby el-Azariya, a PA (Palestinian Authority) village near his home community. He was planning to do some shopping but after he was out of contact for over an hour, police were alerted. A police patrol entered the village after hearing a report a Jewish man entered the village and the locals were beginning to gather around him. B’chasdei Hashem the Jewish man was extricated unharmed, without incident. He was taken to the Maale Adumim ...
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Applications for US Unemployment Benefits Fell Last Week

Applications for US Unemployment Benefits Fell Last Week
Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week for the second week in a row, the latest evidence that hiring is likely solid. Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 268,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, increased to 278,500. The figures, along with other recent data, suggest the economy is picking up a bit after barely expanding in the first three months of the year. Applications are a proxy ...
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Looking For a Job and Want Your Salary to Go Further?

Looking For a Job and Want Your Salary to Go Further?
[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Are you a  professional who is looking for a job opportunity and want your salary to go further? Well Rochester, NY offers a wide array of job opportunities in many fields. Also, because of the ease of commuting in Rochester (where we define “rush hour” as having to drive the speed limit), you are not limited to job opportunities in Rochester alone. We are a short, relaxed drive from many other communities in Western New York where jobs can be found. When ...
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Be a Partner in Writing a Sefer Torah … With a Chance to Own It

Be a Partner in Writing a Sefer Torah … With a Chance to Own It
[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Masmid Govoha, the innovative learning program that runs in dozens of Yeshivos across the United States is announcing an exciting and unique opportunity. You can be a partner in writing a Sefer Torah, and by doing so, also have a chance to own the Sefer Torah upon completion! By sponsoring three pesukim for JUST $25 per pasuk until Shavuos (and $36 after Shavuos), you’ll not only have a chance of owning the entire Sefer Torah, but you’ll also have ...
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Many Opt to Take Social Security Before Full Retirement Age

Many Opt to Take Social Security Before Full Retirement Age
Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Thursday found that 44 percent report Social Security will be their biggest source of income during their retirement years. Full benefits begin at 65 or 66 for those born between 1943 and 1954. Americans can begin collecting as early as ...
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VIDEO: People Waited For Hours To Travel To Meron But There Were No Buses

VIDEO: People Waited For Hours To Travel To Meron But There Were No Buses
[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] In some area including Kiryat Belz and Har Nof in Yerushalayim, persons waited at bus stops for hours to head to Meron but the buses never arrived. This deals with people who purchased tickets in advance for a particular bus departing at a specific time but there was no bus. In Har Nof, some explain they were waiting close to 17:00 in the hope of being at the Rashbi to be part of the Boyaner Rebbe’s Shlita lighting of the bonfire but the buses were 90-120 ...
(3 opinions  |   May 26 )

Intruders Breach US Airport Fences About Every 10 Days

Intruders Breach US Airport Fences About Every 10 Days
Under pressure to prevent people from sneaking onto runways and planes at major U.S. airports, authorities are cracking down — not on the intruders who slip through perimeter gates or jump over fences, but on the release of information about the breaches. A year after an Associated Press investigation first revealed persistent problems with airports' outer defenses, breaches remain as frequent as ever — occurring about once every 10 days — despite some investments to fortify the ...
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Dyslexia and the Hebrew Day School Student A Brief Overview

Dyslexia and the Hebrew Day School Student A Brief Overview
[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Dyslexia and the Hebrew Day School Student A Brief Overview By Mrs. Leah David M.S, Founder and Executive Director, Ohr HaLimud The Multi-Sensory Learning Center Fact: Today one in five students have a language-based learning problem. Of these students, 80% struggle with some form of Dyslexia. The term dyslexia is composed of two roots: Dys meaning difficulty with and Lexia meaning Language. • Dyslexia does not mean seeing backwards. • Dyslexia is ...
(1 opinions  |   May 26 )

PHOTOS: Morning Report From Meron Says Total Collapse Of Bus Service

PHOTOS: Morning Report From Meron Says Total Collapse Of Bus Service
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] According to early Lag B’Omer AM reports from Meron, the transportation collapsed, leaving thousands and thousands of people stranded. Travelers report the shuttle service that was supposed to be operational simply “vanished” for a number of hours as people stood around without an idea what is going on. Men, women and children are stranded in many places and unable to return home from Meron as buses are not available and many passengers explain ...
(3 opinions  |   May 26 )

Court: New Jersey Can't Give $11M to Religious Schools - Including $10.6 Million To Lakewood's BMG

Court: New Jersey Can't Give $11M to Religious Schools - Including $10.6 Million To Lakewood's BMG
New Jersey cannot give $11 million in grants to two religious schools, including one of the largest ultra-Orthodox yeshivas in the world, an appeals court ruled Thursday. The state appeals court ruled the $10.6 million grant to the all-male Beth Medrash Govoha yeshiva in Lakewood and $645,323 to the Princeton Theological Seminary are unconstitutional. The American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State had challenged the grants, which New Jersey ...
(2 opinions  |   May 26 )

NJ Senate Speaker: Start Campaigning for Casinos Near NYC

NJ Senate Speaker: Start Campaigning for Casinos Near NYC
The head of New Jersey's state Senate says it's time to start a campaign to drum up support for two new casinos in the northern part of the state, near New York City. Steve Sweeney told the East Coast Gaming Congress and iGaming Institute that it won't be easy to get voters to approve the new casinos in a November referendum. Gov. Chris Christie says those proposed casinos are on life support right now with the public, due to the turmoil surrounding Atlantic City and its inability to ...
(Add your opinion  |   May 26 )

Four Rockets Fired Into Southern Israel On Wednesday Night

Four Rockets Fired Into Southern Israel On Wednesday Night
Gaza-based terrorists fired four rockets into southern Israel on Wednesday night, the eve of Lag B’Omer. B’chasdei Hashem there were no fatalities or injuries as the rockets landed in open area. The Red Alert warning was not heard. The air force retaliated during the night, striking terrorist objectives in Gaza. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
(1 opinions  |   May 26 )

Two US Fighter Jets Collide Of The North Carolina Coast

Two US Fighter Jets Collide Of The North Carolina Coast
The Navy has identified the two aircraft that collided off the North Carolina coast as F/A-18 Super Hornet jet fighters. The Navy posted the information on its Twitter account Thursday. Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Canup says Coast Guard crews were notified about 10:30 a.m. Thursday of the collision about 25 miles east of North Carolina's Outer Banks. He says the four were plucked off a commercial fishing ship that pulled them out of the Atlantic Ocean and flown ...
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Belgian Broadcaster: Terrorists Planned to Strike Crowd

Belgian Broadcaster: Terrorists Planned to Strike Crowd
State-run Belgian broadcaster RTBF says four suspected extremists detained by police were collecting money to buy arms and explosives and developing plans to strike at a crowded target like Antwerp's main train station. Belgian prosecutors have said all four suspects have been charged with participating in the activities of a terrorist group, but declined to give additional details. RTBF said Thursday the suspects were exchanging encrypted messages with other Belgians in Syria including ...
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