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CHILLUL BAIS HA'KNESSES: Fashion Show Held in Tel Aviv Shul as Choir Sings Shalom Aleichem

CHILLUL BAIS HA'KNESSES: Fashion Show Held in Tel Aviv Shul as Choir Sings Shalom Aleichem
The response to the chilul Beis Knesses Beit El in Tel Aviv was far from complimentary after it was decided to hold a fashion show in the shul that included women parading in immodest attire as the shul choir sang Shalom Aleichem. Some 2.5 weeks ago arsonists burned some Russian language books in a hall of the shul and left graffiti “In a place where law are legislated books are burned”. The incident was perceived as a left-wing price tag attack. The following day mincha was held with ...
(Add your opinion  |   December 17 )

Israel: 41 Children in a School Transport Van

Israel: 41 Children in a School Transport Van
How many children can you squeeze into a van? Well, for Israel traffic police on Wednesday morning 25 Kislev they learned at least 41. That was he number of children found in a van in the Jassr A-Zakar local municipality in the Haifa district when the vehicle was stopped for inspection. When police opened the door they counted 41 children ages 4-6. The vehicle by law may transport 15. The driver was instructed to step outside the vehicle. He was prohibited from continuing to drive. A quick ...
(Add your opinion  |   December 17 )

WATCH: Candles 4 Campers: Light a Candle - Make a Difference

[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Chanukah is celebrated for 8 exciting days and a summer at the well known Camp Emunah is enjoyed for 8 exciting weeks! Coincidence? We don't think so! The Camp Emunah Scholarship Fund encourages you to join Candels4Campers in carrying the light and warmth of Chanukah all the way till the summer. For complete details check out www.candles4campers.com or just email candles4campers@gmail.com Thanking all our contributors in advance with wishes for a happy, healthy, warm ...
(Add your opinion  |   December 17 )

VIDEO: Obama At Whitehouse Chanukah Party: We Are Celebrating 'Pidyon Shvuyim' Today After Alan Gross Was Freed

VIDEO: Obama At Whitehouse Chanukah Party: We Are Celebrating 'Pidyon Shvuyim' Today After Alan Gross Was Freed
[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The following are the remarks by President Obama at the Whitehouse Chanukah party: AUDIENCE MEMBER: Happy Hanukkah, Mr. President! THE PRESIDENT: Well, Happy Hanukkah to you! (Laughter.) You stole my line. (Laughter.) Happy Hanukkah, everybody. AUDIENCE: Happy Hannukah. MRS. OBAMA: Welcome to the White House. I want to welcome the members of Congress who are here today. We’ve got some Bronfman Fellows -- (applause) -- who are here from the State of ...
(Add your opinion  |   December 17 )

'Bnei Torah' Rumored to be Moving to Shas

'Bnei Torah' Rumored to be Moving to Shas
During the last 24 hours a rumor has been circulating that the Degel breakaway Bnei Torah party is working a deal to run with Shas. This seems to be based on a meeting that took place in recent days between HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach Shlita and HaGaon HaRav Shalom Cohen Shlita. Details of what was discussed were not revealed, leading to the rumors. In the last election, when Bnei Torah threatened to run independently, the Gerrer Rebbe Shlita visited Rav Auerbach in his home and persuaded ...
(2 opinions  |   December 17 )

Raul Castro Welcomes Renewal Of Relations With US

Raul Castro Welcomes Renewal Of Relations With US
Cuban President Raul Castro told Cubans Wednesday his nation has agreed to restore relations with the United States, 53 years after diplomatic ties were broken. Castro spoke in a televised address that coincided with a statement by U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, saying that while profound differences remain between the two countries, they must learn to live with them “in a civilized manner.” Streets in Havana were calm as people gathered around television sets and teachers ...
(Add your opinion  |   December 17 )

Shas' Atias Not Returning to Knesset at Present

Shas' Atias Not Returning to Knesset at Present
A former member of the Shas top three leadership team, Ariel Atias, who recently left Knesset “to take a break” announces he is not planning his return in the 20th Knesset. However this does not prevent him to launching a campaign against Eli Yishai for leaving the party and launching a new political party. Atias told Ladaat that while he does not plan to return, he does plan to do all that he can to assist Shas, questioning how Eli Yishai can permit himself to start his own party in the ...
(3 opinions  |   December 17 )

Agudath Israel of America Testifies Against Assisted Suicide Bill to New Jersey Senate Health Committee

Agudath Israel of America Testifies Against Assisted Suicide Bill to New Jersey Senate Health Committee
As some members of the New Jersey legislature work to make the Garden State the sixth state to allow physician assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, Agudath Israel of America is at the forefront in aggressively fighting that devastating move. The "Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act" passed the State Assembly with 41 votes - the minimum needed - last month, and is now up for a full vote on the Senate floor. In the event that it passes the Senate, the decision would fall to ...
(Add your opinion  |   December 17 )

EJC Calls the Removal of Hamas from the EU Terror List 'Legitimating Murder and Genocide'

EJC Calls the Removal of Hamas from the EU Terror List 'Legitimating Murder and Genocide'
The European Jewish Congress (EJC) has expressed outrage over the removal of Hamas from the European Union’s list of officially designated terror organizations, after the European Court of Justice in Luxemburg accepted an appeal filed by Hamas against its inclusion in the list. “We have reached a new low in moral relativity if an organization explicitly dedicated to the destruction of a nation and people, which actively target and commit terrorist acts against civilians, is no longer ...
(Add your opinion  |   December 17 )

Kahlon Official: Yair Lapid Is Like A Large Inflated Balloon Losing Air

Kahlon Official: Yair Lapid Is Like A Large Inflated Balloon Losing Air
Post Yisrael quotes a senior Moshe Kahlon campaign worker saying “Yair Lapid is like a large inflated balloon losing air. Yesh Atid people are defecting to us in large numbers”. They add that Yesh Atid people are spreading rumors that Kahlon will or is likely to run on a combined ticket with Yesh Atid but in the meeting the two held this week, Kahlon stated clearly this would not be so. Some explain that Kahlon has promised to bring fresh blood to the Knesset and therefore he will not be ...
(2 opinions  |   December 17 )

Clinton Denounces Torture, Says Black Lives Matter

Clinton Denounces Torture, Says Black Lives Matter
Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she's proud to have been part of an administration that "banned illegal renditions and brutal interrogations" and said the U.S. should never be involved in torture anywhere in the world. Clinton spoke about the importance of the nation acting in accordance with its values after receiving an award from The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights at a gala in New York. "Today we can say again in a loud and clear voice that the United ...
(4 opinions  |   December 17 )

Know What's Right Before You Light

Know What's Right Before You Light
This halacha card is being distributed as part of "The Shaimos Project" a division of the Ner Reuven Ahavas Hamitzvos Initiative. This new initiative from the Midwest Agudas Yisroel Council of Synagogue Rabbanim is thanks to the vision of Mr. and Mrs. David and Chaya Tova Hartman and has been dedicated in memory of their grandfather Mr. Reuven Brand.The intent of this initiative is to raise the awareness, appreciation and observance of our beloved mitzvos. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF
(Add your opinion  |   December 17 )

Have Hatzalah and Panasonic Parted Ways?

Have Hatzalah and Panasonic Parted Ways?
Hatzalah services around the world have always done their utmost to have the latest in technology—to have every available tool at their arsenal to ensure that they are on the cutting edge and doing everything possible to make sure that, chas veshahalom, in a time of need, they are able to give and do everything possible to keep the communities they serve safe. Except for one particular area- the phone systems. While the phone systems have been upgraded over time, Hatzalah preferred the old ...
(2 opinions  |   December 17 )