Monsey: Toddler Critically Injured After Being Run Over By Vehicle
A toddler was R"L critically injured after being struck by a vehicle, Friday afternoon.
A spokesperson for the Ramapo Police Department tells YWN that they received reports of a pedestrian struck on Becketts Court, in the Village of Chestnut Ridge around 1:30PM. Upon arrival, responding officers were advised that Hatzolah EMS was in the process of transporting the struck pedestrian to Westchester Medical Hospital. Upon further investigation it was determined that a 2002 Toyota Sienna, driven ...
France Joins US Against Islamic State Over Iraq
France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq.
More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush's war against Saddam Hussein, France on Friday became the first country to join U.S. forces pounding targets inside Iraq from the air in recent weeks — this time in pursuit of militants of the Islamic State group.
Flying from the United Arab Emirates, two French Rafale jets fired four laser-guided bombs to destroy a weapons and fuel depot outside the ...
Huge License Plate Scanner Networks Track Drivers
A battle over massive systems that use cameras to monitor license plates and track drivers' comings and goings across the country has raised the ire of those who are being rebuffed in their attempts to find out how the information is being used.
The license plate scanning systems have multiplied across the U.S. over the last decade, funded largely by Homeland Security grants. But judges — including one weighing in Friday — have said people don't have the right to know.
In that case, a ...
Start the Year off Right with Kupat Ha'ir
As we approach the holiest days of the year, Kupat Ha'ir is on the front lines as they have been for many years. Ten years, month after month during which millions of shekels keep flowing to their specified destinations with astonishing precision, thick volumes containing stories of salvation and stacks of sheets filled with data about families in distress receiving assistance to help put them back on their feet. Top-notch attorneys and accountants as well as ...
Askonim From Across the Nation Tackle the Lakewood School Admission Crisis
The dog days of summer conjure up images of frantic last minute back to school shopping, school busses wreaking havoc on already congested streets and, of course, smiling eager children, tinokos shel bais rabban of all ages and stages, brimming with excitement and suspense as the new school year dawns. With the ongoing explosive growth of Lakewood, new and expanding schools and chadorim have become yearly occurrences.
With all the enthusiasm in the air, there is a painful reality widely ...
London: Stamford Hill Posters Telling Women What Side Of The Road To Walk On Are Removed
The following is via the Hackney Gazette:
Hackney Council have removed posters in Stamford Hill telling women what side of the road they should walk on after a backlash from residents.
The notices were taken down after multiple complaints to the council about the posters which read “women should please walk along this side of the road only” in English and Yiddish.
The Jewish group Shomrim who support policing in the borough said the posters had been put up by an orthodox Jewish ...
Orthodox Union Hails U.S. House Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism
Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the United States House of Representatives for passing H.Res.707, “condemning all forms of anti-Semitism and rejecting attempts to justify anti-Jewish hatred or violent attacks as an acceptable expression of disapproval or frustration over political events in the Middle East or elsewhere.”
The OU commended Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) for introducing ...
Rice Leads Blakeman By 47 Points Among Jewish Voters
Democratic congressional candidate Kathleen Rice (NY-04) leads her Republican and Conservative opponent Bruce Blakeman by 18 points in the race to replace outgoing Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, according to an independent Newsday/News 12/Siena College poll released last night. Rice has a commanding 47-point lead among Jewish voters, who make up 18 percent of the district’s electorate.
Jewish voters favor Rice over Blakeman 70-23 percent, with 7 percent undecided. Jewish voters have a favorable ...
Booker Celebrates the Passage of U.S. - Israel Strategic Partnership Act
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., issued the following statement celebrating the passage of the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014, legislation that reaffirms the United States’ unwavering commitment to Israel’s security and the strong, historic U.S.-Israel relationship.
“Since coming to office, I have consistently emphasized the importance of building a lasting diplomatic partnership with Israel. The passage of the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act ...
Iran, 6 Powers Seek to Unblock Nuclear Talks
Iran and six world powers are launching a fresh effort to try to narrow stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions relief.
The talks, which resumed Friday at the United Nations, may be joined next week by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts. The deadline for agreement is Nov. 24, putting pressure on both sides to seal a deal.
Iran's uranium enrichment program is the greatest stumbling block. Tehran says it is ...
Suspect In 1998 Bombings Of U.S. Embassies Which Killed 224 People Pleads To Lesser Charges
A suspect in the 1998 bombings at U.S. embassies in Africa has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in federal court in New York.
Adel Abdul Bary was charged in the bombings that killed 224 people in Kenya and Tanzania.
The 54-year-old pleaded guilty Friday to lesser charges of making threats against Americans, but Judge Lewis Kaplan said he wanted to hear further arguments before the more serious charges could be dropped.
Bary faced a sentence of life in prison under the original ...
VIDEO: Young Boys Throw Rocks At Passing Cars In Crown Heights
Three young boys are seen walking up New York Avenue between Crown and Carroll Streets when one of them bends down, picks up a rock and throws it at a passing car. The car sustained damage to the windshield and a police report was filled. This is one of a few incidents that occurred this past week involving young boys throwing rocks at houses and passing vehicles.
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Isaac Yedid Esq. on Halachic Wills
In today’s society, the monetary laws of the Torah have unfortunately been largely disregarded even within the Orthodox community, mostly due to a lack of education and understanding of those laws. There is one area of monetary law which affects everyone – the laws of yerushah (inheritance). According to the Torah’s laws of inheritance, a man’s sons are his sole heirs, each inheriting an equal share, except that when the oldest child is a son, the first born son would inherit a ...
Islamic State Threaten Ancient Jewish Sites In Iraq, Syria
For more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia — from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. Their ancient, buried cities, palaces and temples packed with monumental art are scattered across what is now northern Iraq and eastern Syria.
Now much of that archaeological wealth is under the control of extremists from the Islamic State group. The militants have demolished some artifacts in their zealotry to uproot what they see as heresy, ...
OPCW Document: Syria Had Ricin Program
Syrian authorities have declared that they once had a program to produce the deadly toxin ricin, according to an official document of the global chemical weapons watchdog.
A report on the website of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says that Damascus revealed in July "a facility for the production of ricin" along with two other "chemical weapons-related facilities."
Nobody at the OPCW was immediately available for comment Friday.
Syria's latest declaration ...
Anti-Islamic Ads Coming To NYC Transit System
Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on 100 New York City buses and two subway entrances next week.
The six ads include an image of beheaded American journalist James Foley and another of Hitler.
The ads are paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative run by anti-Islam blogger Pamela Geller. She says the campaign tells truths about Islam and Jihad that the U.S. government and mainstream media ignore.
All the ads feature a disclaimer that says the viewpoints are not endorsed by ...