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Secret Service Head Faces Questions On White House Beach

Secret Service Head Faces Questions On White House Beach
Most Washington scandals that end up on Capitol Hill tend to end the same way: with an apology. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will face lawmakers Tuesday for the first public accounting of the details surrounding an embarrassing and worrisome security breach at the White House earlier this month that, according to a congressman, was worse than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged. The question is, will she follow the script? At the very least, Pierson will have to explain ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 30 )

Brooklyn D.A. Sets Up 'Hate Crimes Unit' Due To Rise In Incidents

Brooklyn D.A. Sets Up 'Hate Crimes Unit' Due To Rise In Incidents
The Brooklyn district attorney has created a hate crimes unit to deal with a rise in reported racially and religiously motivated attacks across the borough. The Wall Street Journal says the unit will initially have five prosecutors. It will be led by Marc Fliedner, District Attorney Kenneth Thompson's civil rights bureau chief. The prosecutors will have access to tools more commonly used in organized crime investigations. But Fliedner declined to detail what tools would be available to ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 30 )

WATCH: Dovid Gabay - Daven For Me [Official Music Video]

WATCH: Dovid Gabay -  Daven For Me [Official Music Video]
As the Yomim Norai’m are ever so quickly approaching, here is a brand new inspiring music video to help us get into the right mind frame to daven on behalf of our brothers and sisters around the world. Chazal tell us that if two people are in need of the same salvation, they should pray for each other that the other’s need should be answered. By doing so, together, they open the gates of mercy, and thereby create a zechus in Shamayim that THEIR prayers be answered. The song entitled ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 30 )

Yarmulkesandbows.com – Still Taking Orders for YT, 10% Exclusive YWN Discount

Yarmulkesandbows.com – Still Taking Orders for YT, 10% Exclusive YWN Discount
[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Yarmulkesandbows.com, launched a little over a year ago, has quickly risen to great popularity.  A first of its kind, you can order personalized yarmulkes, choose from a large selection of the latest headbands, bows, Ties, fur necklaces and more!  Shipping is a low $2.50 flat rate in the U.S.  Check out the website for great products, great prices, and great service!  Any orders placed through tomorrow, Wednesday October 1st will still ship before Yom Tov! ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 30 )

Chief Rabbis Call to Cancel Christian Prayer Event at 'Kosel HaDromi'

Chief Rabbis Call to Cancel Christian Prayer Event at 'Kosel HaDromi'
Christian supporters of Israel from around the world will be converging on Israel during Sukkos for their annual Tabernacle celebration. According to officials at the International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem (ICEJ), thousands will be participating as is the case every year. This year they will take part in a major event at the newly-opened Jerusalem Payis Arena too, on 14 October. Another major event will be a joint Jewish Christian prayer event near Hulda Gate and the Kosel HaDromi of ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 30 )

Halachically Speaking: The Minhag Of Kaparos

Halachically Speaking: The Minhag Of Kaparos
[Halachically Speaking appears on YWN weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays]  Written by Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits of KOF-K Kosher Supervision The custom is that prior to Yom Kippur a chicken is taken as a kapara for a person.[1] The punishment that was supposed to go on a person for his sins should instead go onto the chicken.[2] The poskim say that when one turns the chicken over his head it is a time to think about teshuva,[3] and when one sees the chicken being shechted he ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 30 )

Employees of Water Union to be Served Treif at Organization Event

Employees of Water Union to be Served Treif at Organization Event
Labor union officials of the nation’s water authorities are planning an outing in the Golan Heights for union members nationwide. The venue for lunch for the outing is a treif restaurant. Frum employees are instructed to bring food from home amid a promise they will be reimbursed for the meal that they are missing. Attorney Aviad HaCohen has sent a letter to Mr. Erez Weissman, the CEO of the labor union, expressing his surprise and suggesting that employees should be taken to a kosher ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 30 )

JetBlue and EL AL Israel Airlines Announce Plans to Codeshare

JetBlue and EL AL Israel Airlines Announce Plans to Codeshare
JetBlue and El Al Israel Airlines plan to expand their partnership, allowing El Al sell seats on some JetBlue flights to and from the New York area. The companies said Monday that they have filed a request with the U.S. Department of Transportation for so-called code-sharing and are awaiting government approval. If approved, El Al plans to put its “LY” code on certain JetBlue-operated flights to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Liberty airport in Newark, ...
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Israel To Encourage Online Trade Initiatives In S. Israel

Israel To Encourage Online Trade Initiatives In S. Israel
The government will help set up platforms for E-commerce to benefit small and medium businesses – in the next few days the Digital Israel project in the Prime Minister’s Office and the Israel Small and Medium Enterprises Authority will launch a program for promoting E-commerce and internet marketing among the small and medium businesses. Through the program, an aid package will be provided for businesses interested in setting up an internet store for E-commerce, opening the door to ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 30 )

Serious Security Breach: White House Intruder Gets Far Past Front Door

Serious Security Breach: White House Intruder Gets Far Past Front Door
The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled agency assigned to protect the president's life. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said Monday night that whistleblowers told his committee that the intruder ran through the White House, into the East Room and near the doors to the ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 30 )

Iran’s New 'Ya Ali' Longer-Range Missile

Iran’s New 'Ya Ali' Longer-Range Missile
Iran continues to develop its weapons systems as it strives to create new facts on the ground by increasing its military capabilities. According to a Fars News Agency report, Tehran’s latest addition to its arsenal is the “Ya Ali” missile which can be fired as a surface to air missile or from fighter planes in flight. The Ya Ali has a maximum range of 700km (435 miles). According to the Fars report, Iran claims to be the world’s sixth missile power and according to many, the ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 29 )

Bill Gates Ranked Richest American by Forbes

Bill Gates Ranked Richest American by Forbes
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates topped Forbes' latest list of the 400 richest Americans for the 21st straight year. The list, released on Monday, was largely unchanged for 2014 and showed the rich getting richer. The combined wealth of those on the list rose 13 percent to $2.29 trillion, helped by a stronger U.S. stock market. Gates' net worth totaled $81 billion, up $9 billion from 2013. Investor Warren Buffett, the head of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., remained in second place at $67 ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 29 )

Rain Reported In Haifa As The 'Yoreh' Arrived Sunday Morning

Rain Reported In Haifa As The 'Yoreh' Arrived Sunday Morning
The first rain of the season arrived in the Haifa area on Sunday morning 4 Tishrei. Two millimeters of rainfall were recorded in the Carmel area communities with over four millimeters reported in the Western Galil region. Police called on motorists to exercise caution as the roadways become very slick with the first rain following months of dry weather and the buildup of dirt on the roadways, leaving an oily film on the roads. Temperatures are continuing to drop on Monday 5 Tishrei, ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 29 )

Obama Efforts To Oust Assad Pushed To Back Burner

Obama Efforts To Oust Assad Pushed To Back Burner
By President Barack Obama's own admission, U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have been pushed to the back burner by a bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that could ultimately help him stay in power. "There's a more immediate concern that has to be dealt with," Obama said of Assad in a broadcast interview that aired Sunday. While the White House continues to call for Assad's departure and has consistently condemned his actions in a three-year civil war, ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 29 )

Many Have Undertaken to Light Candles Early to Assist Sick Children R"L

Many Have Undertaken to Light Candles Early to Assist Sick Children R
The response to the pre-Rosh Hashanah call to light Shabbos and Yomtov candles early has been a positive one. The Lev Malka organization launched the campaign under the banner כל ישראל ערבים זה לזה, asking all women to light candles 15 minutes before the official time in the merit of a child fighting cancer R”L. (Anyone wishing the name of this and other ill children for tefilos may contact Lev Malka at 02-537-6666 or by fax at 02-537-7911. Organization officials add ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 29 )

Brooklyn: NYPD Shoots & Kills Two People - 1 Who Was In Middle Of Stabbing Someone - On Ocean Parkway And Foster Ave

Brooklyn: NYPD Shoots & Kills Two People - 1 Who Was In Middle Of Stabbing Someone - On Ocean Parkway And Foster Ave
The NYPD shot and killed two people on Ocean Parkway just before 8:00PM, Monday evening. Although details are still developing, sources tell YWN that police received calls for a man holding a knife and trying to kill his girlfriend in an apartment located at 820 Ocean Parkway and Foster Avenue. Police arrived on the scene and allegedly found the suspect stabbing his girlfriend, while another person was trying to break them apart. Police were forced to open fire on the man, and it appears ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 29 )