B”H: Missing Jerusalem Child Found
Missing Jerusalem resident 11-year-old Yinon Yosef, who vanished after leaving him Shmuel HaNavi Street home heading for second hakofos, was found in the home of a friend where he spent the night.
When the child did not return home, aware he does not have a cell phone or money, the parents turned to police which issued a missing person’s alert.
B’chasdei Hashem the child is safe and sound.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Published on isru chag in Israel)
Police Seek Assistance in Locating Missing Jerusalem Child
Jerusalem police on Tuesday, 23 Tishrei, turned to the public to assist in locating missing 11-year-old Yinon Yosef, who disappeared on motzei Simchas Torah.
Yinon, Israel ID number 213864937, lives at 55 Shmuel HaNavi Street in the capital. His mother explains he left with his brother last night as they headed for Yeshivas Ohr HaChaim on Ezra Street and has since vanished. He does not have a mobile phone or money with him.
Anyone with information is asked to call 02-539-1550 or ...
IDF Receives the Order to Seal & Destroy Homes of Terrorists
The IDF Spokesman announced that in line with directives from Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, soldiers in the engineering corps working with Israel Police troops destroyed the homes of two terrorists in Jerusalem. The homes of Naif Jaabis and Abu Jamil Jason were razed.
Jaabis was involved in the 8 Menachem Av 5774 terror attack that claimed the life of avreich R’ Avrohom Wallis HY”D near Kikar Zvill in Yerushalayim. Seven others were injured in that attack before Jaabis was shot ...
Murderers of Rabbi Eitam & Mrs. Na’ama Henkin in Custody
Security officials’ announced the arrests of the terrorists responsible for the murders of Rabbi Eitam and Mrs. Na’ama Henkin HY”D, who were killed in a shooting attack in the Shomron during Sukkos.
The ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet), IDF and Israel Police have arrested members of the cell that perpetrated the attack. The detainees have been transferred for investigation by the ISA and have admitted their involvement in the murder of the Henkins.
The Hamas-affiliated cell ...
B’chasdei Hashem Soldiers Detect Imminent Danger in Time
An IDF force operating near the Yehuda and Shomron Division Headquarters on motzei Simchas Torah detected a laser beam pointed at them from a home, responding with gunfire into the home where the laser was coming from. One terrorist was hit in the upper body and two in their shoulders. There were no injuries to soldiers.
The wounded terrorists were transported to a Ramallah hospital.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Published on isru chag in Israel)
Condition of Terror Victim Mrs. Benita Improving
Officials at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital report an improvement in the condition of Mrs. Adele Benita, 22, whose husband was killed in the motzei Shabbos Hoshana Raba terror attack in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Mrs. Benita arrived in the trauma unit with multiple stab wounds to her upper body and back, listed in serious condition. Her condition stabilized following surgery. Her son Natan, 2.5, was hit with gunfire a leg. He remains in stable condition and was transferred to Shaare Zedek Medical ...
Terror Strikes in a Lod Sukka as Well as a Shomron Sukka
A five-year-old was injured by Arab gunfire on Friday night Shabbos chol hamoed as he sat in a sukka in the city of Lod.
Residents report the victim, Maoz, was hit in the sukka situated on the family’s balcony, striking the child in his head. He sustained a fractured skull and remains in an intensive care unit following extensive surgery.
In the Shomron, a 16-year-old girl who was sleeping in a sukka in Kochav Yaakov was wounded by a bullet in her lower extremities. The bullet came from ...
President Rivlin's Hesped at the Levaya for Rabbi Nechemia Lavie HYD
Following is the hesped delivered by President Reuven Rivlin during the Hoshana Raba levaya for terror victim Rav Nechemia Lavie HY”D, who was murdered in the motzei Shabbos stabbing/shooting attack in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Dear Lavi family, parents Yechezkel and Tirzah, Neta and your children - Aron, Sara, Tzviya, Yisrael Tzvi, Chana, Ruth Shira, and little Dvir. Nechemia, Rabbi Nechemia, I stand here aside you, on your final journey, and look at your lovely children, so beautifully ...
The Beis Din of the Eida Decries Jewish Violence in Response to Terror
Pashkavilim are seen on Hoshana Raba morning condemning random acts of violence and destruction of property in response to the recent wave of Arab terror attacks. The pashkavilim are in the name of the rabbonim shlita of the beis din of the Eida Chareidis.
The pashkavil explains such acts result in a chilul Hashem in addition to be a seriously act which is prohibited. It adds these actions may also bring more tragedy to the tzibur.
The rabbonim call upon those with the ability to bring an ...
Jordan Threatens to Recall its Ambassador to Israel
In a move clearly aimed at stepping up political pressure against Israel, Jordanian officials have announced Amman may recall its ambassador to Israel, blaming Israeli attacks against al-Aqsa.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II recently warned Israel of a fracture in diplomatic relations between the countries despite assurances from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who pointed out Israel is protecting the status quo on Har Habayis while Arabs are launching unprovoked attacks.
Honenu Report on Jews Arrested During Protests that Followed Terror Attacks
The following report was released by Honenu on Hoshana Raba morning at 9:00 AM regarding Jews arrested on motzei Shabbos in protests that followed the fatal stabbing/shooting attack in Jerusalem’s Old City that claimed the lives of two men and left others wounded.
· Three youths arrested on Friday, 19 Tishrei for throwing stones at Arabs were released to house arrest following a late night hearing on motzei Shabbos. The boys were represented by attorney Adi Kedar.
· Four persons were ...
Hoshana Raba Terror Briefs from Jerusalem
· A shachris minyan was held near Shar Shechem, the site of the fatal motzei Shabbos stabbing/shooting attack that claimed the lives of two men.
· The IDF is operating near Ramallah.
· The IDF is operating in the Issawiya neighborhood of Jerusalem.
· 34 rock-throwing attacks and 15 firebomb attacks were reported in Yehuda and Shomron during the night.
· 11:30: Police used riot control means to disperse a protest by Islamic women in the Via Delarosa area of Jerusalem’s Old ...
First Lady Nechama Rivlin Visits Victims of Terror Attacks
First Lady Nechama Rivlin on Sunday morning Hoshana Raba visited wounded terror victims of last night’s terrorist attacks in Jerusalem, who were being treated at Shaare Tzedek Medical Center. Two people were killed in that attack in Jerusalem’s Old City, Rav Nechemia Lavie of Yerushalayim HY”D and Rav Aaron Benita HY”D, an avreich from Betar Illit.
Mrs. Rivlin was received by the director of the hospital’s intensive care unit Dr. Sarit Shachrur Karni, who updated the First Lady on ...
Border Policeman Wounded in Bomb Attack at Kever Rochel
A border policeman sustained a leg injury when an explosive device was hurled in the Kever Rochel complex on Hoshana Raba afternoon. The policeman is reported in light condition, hit with shrapnel from the bomb in his right leg.
There were also reports of heavy rock-throwing near the tziyun a short time before the bomb attack. Soldiers responded with riot-control measures.
The policeman was treated and released from Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
Maran Hagon HaRav Kanievsky And Admorim: Stay Away from Jerusalem's Old City
HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita during the night of Hoshana Raba explained we cannot know HKBH’s cheshbonos and we can only daven the victims will be a kapora for Klal Yisrael.
Persons close to the rav gave him the name of Mrs. Adele bas Miriam Benito, the widow of R’ Aaron, who was murdered in the motzei Shabbos attack. She is recuperating from her moderate-to-serious injuries sustained in the attack in a Jerusalem hospital. Rav Chaim gave her a bracha for a complete ...
Levaya Details for Terror Victim R' Nechemia Lavie HYD [UPDATED 11:40 AM IL]
FINAL: 11:40: The levaya will take place at 12:00 Hoshana Raba in Har Menuchos in Jerusalem.
The levaya of terror victim R’ Nechemia Lavie HY”D, 41, from Jerusalem's Old City, will take place on Hoshana Raba. Details to be announced. Nechemia was one of two people murdered in the motzei Shabbos terror attack in the Old City.
Rav Nechemia was married and the father of seven children. He grew up in Yishuv Beit El in the Binyamin Regional Council district of Shomron. He has been living ...
Update on the Condition of Terror Victim Mrs. Adele Benita
10:34 IL: Officials in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital are now reporting that B’chasdei Hashem Adele is now conscious and breathing unassisted. She is alert, oriented and communicating with her surroundings and is apprised of the situation, the loss of her husband and wounding of her son. She is listed in moderate/serious condition.
The tzibur is asked to be mispallel for Adele bas Miriam (אדל בת מרים) bsoch kol cholei am yisrael. Her son, Natan, is listed in light condition after ...
PM Netanyahu Promises to Strike Back Hard
Following his return to Israel on Sunday morning traveled immediately to the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv for high-level briefings to address the alarming increase in Arab terror attacks.
In his statements prior to leaving NYC, the prime minister blamed PA (Palestinian Authority) Chairman Abu Mazen after PA officials openly referred to the terrorist who perpetrated the stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City a “hero”. The prime minister stated it should be clear to all that the PA ...
Levaya Details for Terror Victim R' Aaron Benita HYD [UPDATED 11:38 AM IL]
FINAL: 11:38: The levaya will begin at 1:30 PM in Shamgar Funeral Home in Jerusalem and kvura will follow in Har HaZeisim in a non-military funeral.
10:58: The note below is reportedly from by Mrs. Adele Benita, the hospitalized widow of R’ Aaron, which states she wants her husband buried at 4:00 PM in Har HaZeisim in a civilian levaya, not military. She stresses the kvura should be held before yomtov even if she is unable to attend.
It remains unclear at this time where and when the ...
Update on Victims of Motzei Shabbos Terror Attack
Officials at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital early Sunday morning 21 Tishrei reported that the 22-year-old woman injured in the stabbing attack near Shar Shechem. She remains sedated on assisted ventilations in an intensive care unit.
The tzibur is asked to be mispallel for Adele bas Miriam (אדל בת מרים) bsoch kol cholei am yisrael. Her son, Natan, is listed in light condition after being wounded in that attack.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
IDF Forces Operate in Jenin Early Hoshana Raba Morning
IDF soldiers early Sunday morning 21 Tishrei surrounding the home of terrorist Keis Daadi of the Kassam Brigade calling him to surrender to soldiers outside.
The response was gunfire and a shootout took place. Soldiers fired a fired a rocket into the home, which resulted in significant damage. The wanted suspect was not present.
Ultimately, two Arabs were taken into custody on suspicion of taking part in terror attacks. Soldiers from the elite Duvdevan unit operated in PA-occupied Jenin ...
Police Impose Restrictions for Islamic Worshipers Heading to Har Habayis
In an effort to prevent violence on Har Habayis following Sunday Muslim prayers, Jerusalem Police Commander Moshe Edri has imposed restrictions, barring any males under the age of 50 and all PA (Palestinian Authority) residents. Hence only males above 50 with an Israeli identity card will be permitted onto Har Habayis on Sunday, Hoshana Raba. There are no restrictions pertaining to women.
Restrictions will also compel all Islamic worshipers to enter the Old City via the Lion’s Gate and ...
Terror Continues to Plague Yerushalayim on Hoshana Raba
Following the fatal stabbing/shooting attack on Chaggai Street in Jerusalem’s Old City on motzei Shabbos, terrorists continue striking out in Yerushalayim and elsewhere.
Shortly after 4:00 AM on Sunday morning, Hoshana Raba, a 15-year-old teenager was stabbed and moderately wounded by an Arab terrorist on HaNevi’im Street at the intersection of Cheil HaHandasa Street. The terrorist was shot dead by police.
The victim was transported to the trauma unit of Shaare Zedek Medical Center in ...
TERROR CONTINUES: 15-Year-Old Stabbed Near Shaar Shechem - Terrorist Shot Dead [4:00AM IL]
[VIDEOS & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE]
A 15-year-old Jewish boy was stabbed moments ago in Jerusalem, in a continuing string of terror attacks.
The attack happened on Bar Lev Street near Shaar Shechem.
United Hatzalah volunteers arrived on scene and reported the victim in moderate condition.
Arriving police officers shot the terrorist. He was reportedly killed on the spot.
The stabbing came just hours after Nechemia Lavi and Aharon Benet HY"D were killed in a terrorist attack ...
Recap of the Fatal Jerusalem Terror Attack And Motzei Shabbos Terror News Briefs
23:15: An Arab terrorist at about 19:10 on motzei Shabbos chol hamoed Sukkos attacked a Jewish family walking towards the Kosel about 300 meters from Shar Shechem, on Chaggai Street, the main street leading to the Kosel from Shar Shechem. Two men were killed and the wife of one of them gravely wounded.
The 19-year-old Islamic terrorist was shot dead as police returned fire. The terrorist, a PA (Palestinian Authority) resident of el-Bireh, jumped the first victim and began stabbing him all ...
VIDEOS: 1 Dead, 3 Injured In Gas Explosion In Boro Park [UPDATED]
Officials suspect a recently disconnected stove may have caused an apparent gas explosion Saturday that killed a woman and injured three others in Brooklyn.
City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said firefighters received a call around 1 p.m. reporting an explosion at a building in the Borough Park neighborhood. When emergency crews arrived, they found the entire front of the three-story building blown into the street, he said at a news conference Saturday evening.
Officials suspect the ...
Time Of Tumult For House Republicans Seeking New Leadership
It's a tumultuous time for House Republicans, and leadership elections this coming week may only heighten the disarray. Dissatisfied lawmakers are casting about for new choices and a surprise longshot challenger is emerging in the speaker's race.
The upheaval reflects a caucus ever more divided in the week since House Speaker John Boehner stunned Capitol Hill by resigning under conservative pressure. And it comes as a long list of weighty and polarizing issues loom on Congress' agenda, ...
Coast Guard Locates Life Ring From Ship Lost Off Bahamas
The U.S. Coast Guard has located a life ring from a cargo ship that lost power and communications during Hurricane Joaquin and is now the subject of an intense search in the southeastern Bahamas.
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss says the life ring was 120 miles northeast of Crooked Island. That's about 70 miles northeast of the last known position of the El Faro before it lost contact with authorities with 33 people on board.
Doss says the crew of a C-130 airplane spotted the ...
Two Dead And Multiple Injured in Motzei Shabbos Terror Attack in Yerushalayim [UPDATED 8:24 PM IL]
Three people have been stabbed at the Lion’s Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem shortly after Shabbos ended. According to the preliminary information from the scene, at least one of the victims is in serious condition.
19:51: A family, husband, wife and two-year-old son, were walking on Chaggai Street in the Old City when they were attacked by a terrorist. Officials in Shaare Zedek Hospital report a 2-year-old boy arrived with light injuries. He was transported without other family ...
Republican Rubio Seeks Aggressive Approach to Russia
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio called for a more aggressive approach to Russia on Friday, including new sanctions against major officials and companies.
During an appearance at a national security forum in Iowa, the Florida senator called Russian President Vladimir Putin a "gangster and a thug," adding "I stand by that phrasing."
Rubio said if he's elected, he'll seek additional visa bans and asset freezes, provide more assistance to Ukraine and limit diplomatic engagement ...
Bush: New Guns Laws Aren't Right Reaction to Mass Shootings
Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush says he's opposed to new federal gun laws as a response to the mass shooting at an Oregon community college.
At a forum in South Carolina, Bush said Friday he learned as Florida governor that "stuff happens ... there's always a crisis, and the impulse is to do something, and it's not necessarily the right thing to do."
Bush later defended his use of the phrase "stuff happens." He says he was speaking generally about tragedies, not Thursday's ...
Border Policeman Injured in a Jerusalem Rock Attack
A 20-year-old border policeman was struck in his head with a rock and lightly injured early Friday afternoon, 19 Tishrei, at the Lion’s Gate to the Old City. He was transported to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. He is listed in light/stable condition.
A mother and daughter were lightly injured in a rock attack near Migdalim in the Shomron. Many other rock-throwing attacks have occurred on Friday but B’chasdei Hashem, no injuries were reported.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photo: ...
Shmini Atzeres and the Sukkah
By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times
Now that reports are indicating that the hurricane will probably miss the east coast, there is a good chance that we may even be able to eat in the Sukkah on Shmini Atzeres. Therefore, it may be a good time to discuss the halachos of the various approaches to the Sukkah on Shmini Atzeres.
One of the general differences between Litvaks (Misnagdim) and Chassidim lies in what they do on the holiday of Shmini Atzeres regarding eating in ...
Rav Hershel Schachter Issues Sukkah Takedown Guidelines in Light of Impending Storm
By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for The Five Towns Jewish Times
In a conference call held on Thursday, October 1st, Rav Hershel Schachter delivered a shiur on dealing with the Sukkah regarding the upcoming storm. The shiur was given under the auspices of the RCA and held at 5:00 PM. Below are some of the rulings discussed in the shiur.
1] Is one permitted to dismantle a Sukkah before the end of Yom Tov out of concern for safety? ANSWER: Yes
2] What wind speed would constitute a danger? Rav ...
GOOD NEWS! Latest Forecasts Show Hurricane Joaquin As Likely To Miss The East Coast
Millions along the East Coast breathed a little easier Friday after forecasters said Hurricane Joaquin would probably veer out to sea instead of joining up with a drenching rainstorm that is bringing severe flooding to parts of the Atlantic Seaboard.
For days, various computer models showed Joaquin hitting North Carolina's Outer Banks, New Jersey, New York's Long Island or Cape Cod, Massachusetts. But on Friday, with Joaquin over the Bahamas, U.S. National Hurricane Center director Rick ...
Netanyahu Demands Abbas, PA Condemn Murder of Henkin Couple HYD
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is demanding that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his government condemn the murder of Rabbi Eitam and Na’ama Henkin HY”D, the Neria residents who were murdered in a shooting attack in the Shomron on Thursday night.
Meeting Secretary of State John Kerry in New York on Friday, Netanyahu said he appreciated U.S. condemnation of Thursday's attack and noted that some Palestinians had praised the killing. He said the only way to deal with ...