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Education Ministry Threatens to Shut Frum Girl's High School Due Discriminatory Policy

Education Ministry Threatens to Shut Frum Girl's High School Due Discriminatory Policy
The Education Ministry has informed the Ashkenazi Girl’s Zelznik ("זלזניק") High School that unless its student body changes to 50% Sephardi, it will be shutting it down. The school in question is located in Elad. Kikar Shabbos reports that with the ministry continuing to receive reports and complaints of discrimination against Sephardi girls, the decision was made to give the school an ultimatum. The report cites the ministry is demanding equality and wants the school be half ...
(4 opinions  |   November 26 )

NYC: What's Closed On Thanksgiving

NYC: What's Closed On Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 27 is Thanksgiving Day. Government offices, post offices, public libraries, courts, and the Department of Motor Vehicles are closed. There is no mail delivery. Public schools are closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28. On Thursday, November 27, alternate side parking and meters are suspended. No stopping, no standing, and no parking regulations are suspended except where those regulations are in effect 7 days a week or at all times. There is no garbage, ...
(Add your opinion  |   November 26 )

Death of Window Washer Netanel Arami was an Act of Terror

Death of Window Washer Netanel Arami was an Act of Terror
Due to the tenacity of the family, police have agreed to announce that the death of high-rise window washer Netanel Arami HY”D, 27, was a terror attack as they claimed all along. After the young man’s death police were quick to label his death an accident but the insistence of the family compelled an investigation which led them to learn an Arab tampered with Arami’s rappelling equipment, resulting in his fall from the 11th floor. Police on Wednesday 4 Kislev announced three Arabs are ...
(1 opinions  |   November 26 )

3 Reasons Holiday Shoppers Will Spend Cautiously

3 Reasons Holiday Shoppers Will Spend Cautiously
Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low. All signs point to a successful holiday shopping season. Despite the economic tail winds, though, retailers are finding themselves having to work to get shoppers into stores. Why? Five years into the economic recovery, most Americans still are struggling. Gas prices may be hovering at a four-year low, but Americans are paying more for food, health care and other costs. Unemployment is falling, too, but wage ...
(Add your opinion  |   November 26 )

Police Chief: Feiglin Shouldn't Have Been Permitted on Har Habayis

Police Chief: Feiglin Shouldn't Have Been Permitted on Har Habayis
Israel Police Chief Yochanan Danino in his address to the Kenos Sderot spoke out against the decision by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein permitting MK Moshe Feiglin to visit Har Habayis. “The attorney general erred I his decision to permit him to visit. Everyone wishing to change the status quo should not be permitted there. I prohibited Feiglin to visit Har Habayis until such time the attorney general did not back my position…” During a police panel discussion Danino explained the ...
(4 opinions  |   November 26 )

Video And Photos: Celebration and Inspiration Resonate at Annual Chabad Gala

Video And Photos: Celebration and Inspiration Resonate at Annual Chabad Gala
[VIDEO & PHOTOS BY HILLEL ENGEL IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Berel Pewzner, 26, has been to the annual Kinus Hashluchim—the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries—before, but this year was different. This was his first time attending the event as an official shaliach—a Chabad emissary—as co-director of Chabad of the Cayman Islands, which he leads with his wife, Rikal. He and thousands of other participants—a total of 5,200 people, including 4,200 emissaries, and ...
(Add your opinion  |   November 26 )

58 Arrested in 2nd Night of Ferguson-Area Protests

58 Arrested in 2nd Night of Ferguson-Area Protests
Authorities have raised the arrest total from the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case to 58. St. Louis County police said early Wednesday that 45 people were arrested overnight in Ferguson, which was much calmer than during the first night of protests in which several businesses and vehicles were burned to the ground. Police arrested seven of those people on felony charges, including four for allegedly assaulting an officer and three for armed ...
(2 opinions  |   November 26 )

Deri: The Coalition is Treading Water

Deri: The Coalition is Treading Water
Shas party leader Aryeh Deri visited Netanya accompanied by MK Yoav Ben-Tzur, Shas Director-General Chaim Biton and Deputy Mayor Chaggai Hadad. Deri used the tour to show his colleagues what Shas has accomplished in the city, explaining 25 years earlier there were no mosdos yet today the city is flourishing. He emphasized the party’s responsibilities during these difficult times as many families are looking to Shas for assistance. Deri then shifted to current events and the coalition, ...
(1 opinions  |   November 26 )

NYPD: Detectives Sent To Ferguson To Bring Back Lessons

NYPD: Detectives Sent To Ferguson To Bring Back Lessons
New York Police Commissioner William Bratton says the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, is very disturbing and he has sent detectives there to "bring back lessons." The Wall Street Journal says Bratton made the comments a day after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black unarmed teenager in Ferguson. Bratton says he also will work with protesters to avoid similar unrest in New York when a grand jury decides whether to indict a police officer ...
(1 opinions  |   November 26 )

President Rivlin Opposes the Jewish Nation Law

President Rivlin Opposes the Jewish Nation Law
President Reuven Rivlin used his address on Tuesday evening the eve of 4 Kislev to address the controversial Jewish Nation Bill, the bill that seeks to define the character of the State of Israel. There is a coalition crisis over the bill, which was passed in cabinet this week, for the ministers are divided on placing the emphasis on the Jewish character of the state or place the emphasis on the democratic nature of the state. Following are the president’s remarks to the annual gathering of ...
(8 opinions  |   November 26 )

Developers Look To Create Underground NYC Park

Developers Look To Create Underground NYC Park
Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees. Private planners inspired by the High Line's success are now looking deep under Manhattan at a proposal to create the Lowline, billed as the world's first underground park. The project would occupy a 116-year-old abandoned trolley terminal below the Lower East Side that's been used for storage since ...
(1 opinions  |   November 26 )

New York Activates Its Emergency Operations Center For Forecasted Heavy Snowfall

New York Activates Its Emergency Operations Center For Forecasted Heavy Snowfall
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed activation of New York State’s Emergency Operations Center in preparation for heavy and blowing snow of up to 16 inches that is expected throughout the New York City area, the Hudson Valley, the Capital Region, and the Mohawk Valley. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Watches and Warnings in and around these areas, with the storm predicted to move south to north beginning early today and continue through Thanksgiving on ...
(Add your opinion  |   November 26 )

Gafne: Bayit Yehudi is a Viable Coalition Partner

Gafne: Bayit Yehudi is a Viable Coalition Partner
MK Moshe Gafne announced during an interview with Radio Galei Yisrael that he is not ruling out the possibility of entering into a future coalition that include the Bayit Yehudi party. “I can spit on a ballot from Bayit Yehudi and sit with them [in a coalition] for I am a practical person. As he acts towards the United States I will act towards him”. Gafne referred to the leaders of the coalition as irresponsible, mentioning Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Justice Minister Tzipi ...
(5 opinions  |   November 26 )

Ferguson Officer Says He Never Wanted to Kill Michael Brown

Ferguson Officer Says He Never Wanted to Kill Michael Brown
Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he "never wanted to take anybody's life" and feels sorry about the death of Michael Brown. But Wilson says in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" that aired Wednesday that he followed his training when he shot the unarmed black teenager. During their confrontation, he says, "The only emotion I ever felt was fear and then it was survival and training." Wilson says he only fired at Brown when Brown was facing him, and never when his back ...
(3 opinions  |   November 26 )

What is Yiddish?

What is Yiddish?
[COMMUNICATED CONTENT]  Yiddish was the vernacular language of most Jews in Eastern and Central Europe before World War II. Today, it is spoken by descendants of those Jews living in the United States, Israel, and other parts of the world. Yiddish is today enjoying a  resurgence. Some say because there are two generations of Yeshiva Students who today are not familiar with Yiddish while their Teachers use Yiddish in many of their classes and Talks. Others say, people don't want to lose ...
(Add your opinion  |   November 26 )

NYPD: 10 Arrested During Ferguson Decision Protest

NYPD: 10 Arrested During Ferguson Decision Protest
The NYPD says 10 people were arrested as thousands protested for a second night the decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. The arrests occurred Tuesday night in Times Square. Four people were charged with resisting arrest and six with disorderly conduct. There were no injuries. Police say the protests were largely peaceful. Police Commissioner William Bratton said officers were giving protesters "breathing ...
(1 opinions  |   November 26 )