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Have Chareidi Pirate Radio Stations Returned to Israel?

Have Chareidi Pirate Radio Stations Returned to Israel?
In light of events in the Supreme Court on Monday, 18 Menachem Av regarding the petition to save the ‘nayis’ chareidi phone services, there will be a void in the chareidi community as tens of thousands have become accustomed to dialing the nayis numbers numerous times daily for information. Amid the realization that most nais phone lines will cease to operate in less than two weeks, there are already efforts underway towards the return of pirate chareidi radio. These pirate stations were ...
(2 opinions  |   August 04 )

Hikind Cautions Pedestrians and Bicyclists on Road Safety on Ocean Parkway Malls

Hikind Cautions Pedestrians and Bicyclists on Road Safety on Ocean Parkway Malls
Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is urging pedestrians and bicyclists to use caution when utilizing the Ocean Parkway Malls. Assemblyman Hikind recently allocated $6 million for signage and other improvements along the stretch of Ocean Parkway. The allocations are part of the NY Works program and supplement the existing State Road and Bridge Capital Plan. “Along with my colleagues, I was proud to allocate millions of dollars for Ocean Parkway to protect bicyclists and pedestrians and to ...
(4 opinions  |   August 04 )

MAILBAG: Letter-Writer Tells YWN 'Yishai Shlissel Stood Up For The Honor Of Hashem'

MAILBAG: Letter-Writer Tells YWN 'Yishai Shlissel Stood Up For The Honor Of Hashem'
The following is an unedited letter received by YWN on Tuesday morning. Below the letter is a short response from YWN to the writer: This may be a bit contrarian, and I apologize for that. Do allow me to share my thoughts. I knew Yishai Shlissel. He was a regular guy, with a great sense of humor, a joke, and a ready smile. And a fire in his eyes and soul... We would go together on [NAME OF ORGANIZATION REMOVED BY YWN] mission, bringing Judaism to people in Male Adumim. Even after he ...
(41 opinions  |   August 04 )

Meir Ettinger Arrested and Questioned by the ISA

Meir Ettinger Arrested and Questioned by the ISA
Just a day after the Security Cabinet ruled it will use administrative detention as a weapon against Jewish terrorists, police arrested Meir Ettinger, a grandson of Rabbi Meir Kahane HY”D. Ettinger was taken into custody on Monday, 19 Menachem Av, and he was handed over to ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) custody. According to authorities, Ettinger heads a Jewish underground that is determined to unseat the government and establish a state run by halacha. If he remains silent ...
(2 opinions  |   August 04 )

The One and Only Camp Munk Circus

The One and Only Camp Munk Circus
[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Over the past few years it has become increasingly harder to find a place to bring our children for good, clean and wholesome entertainment. The Summer vacation has added an additional challenge, with kids off from school and often finishing day camp and looking for something to do. Camp administrators have also been faced with the challenge of finding appropriate trip locations that are befitting frum Jewish children. For close to 6 decades, one solution to ...
(Add your opinion  |   August 04 )

IDF Soldier Collapses and Dies During Visit to Yerushalayim Due to Heat

IDF Soldier Collapses and Dies During Visit to Yerushalayim Due to Heat
The heatwave in Eretz Yisrael R”L claimed another life, this time of an IDF soldier. The soldier was part of a group taking part in a tour of the Old City of Yerushalayim when he collapsed. When the soldier arrived in the emergency room of Shaare Zedek Medical Center, his oral temperature was 42 C (107.6). Doctors fought to stabilize his condition while lowering his core temperature but despite their best efforts, he was pronounced dead later on. The soldier has been identified as ...
(1 opinions  |   August 04 )

Parents of Stabbing Victim Shira Banki: We Have Nothing Against Chareidim

Parents of Stabbing Victim Shira Banki: We Have Nothing Against Chareidim
Thousands took part in the levaya of 16-year-old Shira Banki, in Kibbutz Nachshon near Latrun, who was murdered at the Toeiva Parade in Yerushalayim by Yishai Schlisel. Being that Schlisel has a chareidi appearance, there has been a growing anti-chareidi sentiment in Israel since the attack, which left five others injured, one of whom remains hospitalized. The parents of Shira, Ori and Mika were maspid their daughter, using the opportunity to state that have no problem with the chareidi ...
(Add your opinion  |   August 04 )

New Jersey: Affordable Care Act Insurers Propose Premium Hikes For 2016

New Jersey: Affordable Care Act Insurers Propose Premium Hikes For 2016
Three health care companies that sold insurance to New Jersey residents through the Affordable Care Act this year are asking the state to approve double-digit price hikes for 2016. The Record reports competition within the state kept premiums balanced in 2015, but no new companies are joining for 2016. Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey has requested an 18 percent increase for all premiums. Horizon, the state's largest insurer, is asking for increases averaging 10.8 percent. Oxford ...
(Add your opinion  |   August 04 )

Another Mass Shooting In Brooklyn: This One Leaves 5 Injured

Another Mass Shooting In Brooklyn: This One Leaves 5 Injured
Authorities say five people have been wounded in a shooting in Brooklyn, and one of has suffered serious injuries. Fire Department officials say ambulances responded to reports of gunshot victims at an address in the borough's Red Hook neighborhood shortly before 11 p.m. Monday. Police say it appeared three of the victims are women and two are men. A spokesman said one person's injuries were serious. The other conditions weren't immediately known. The officials say four of the victims ...
(2 opinions  |   August 04 )

Admor of Slonim's Son-in-Law Collapses: Tefilos Requested

Admor of Slonim's Son-in-Law Collapses: Tefilos Requested
HaGaon HaRav Chaim Yehuda Leib Auerbach collapsed as a result of life-threatening cardiac incident while in Meron. He was transported to chopper to Tel Hashomer Hospital in Tel Aviv and taken immediately into surgery. Rav Chaim Yehuda is also a grandson of HaGaon HaRav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach ZT”L. Rav Auerbach collapsed while engrossed in tefilla, treated on the scene and then transported to Ziff Hospital in Tzfas and then medevac’d to the Tel Aviv hospital. His condition is listed as ...
(Add your opinion  |   August 04 )

Israel: Infant in Serious Condition Due to Dehydration Following Family Outing

Israel: Infant in Serious Condition Due to Dehydration Following Family Outing
A family outing in the Hula Valley has left a 1-year-old girl in grave condition as a result of profound dehydration. The father is hospitalized in moderate condition. The family, residents of southern Israel, went on a vacation trip on Monday 18 Menachem Av in the Hula Valley. The daughter and father were transported to Ziff Hospital in Tzfas as a result of dehydrating. The infant was unconscious and listed in grave condition. Her body temperature was over 42 C (107.6 F) upon arrival and ...
(1 opinions  |   August 04 )

Brooklyn: Sinkhole Devours Large Part Of Intersection At 5 Ave And 64 Street; No Injuries

Brooklyn: Sinkhole Devours Large Part Of Intersection At 5 Ave And 64 Street; No Injuries
The FDNY says no injuries are reported after a sinkhole devoured part of a Brooklyn street. The incident occurred around 7 a.m. Tuesday at Fifth Avenue and 64th Street in Sunset Park. Photos show a crater that sprawls across two lanes and stretches into an intersection. WABC says National Grid is on the scene because gas lines are affected. (AP)
(2 opinions  |   August 04 )

Debate Stage Drama: GOP Awaits Top 10 Announcement

Debate Stage Drama: GOP Awaits Top 10 Announcement
They crowded the stage in New Hampshire for a debate-style faceoff. But the jam-packed Republican field will be narrowed considerably for the first formal debate of the 2016 primary season later in the week. On Tuesday, Fox News announces which 10 presidential hopefuls can participate and the exclusive club will feature notable omissions. All but three of the 17 major Republican candidates for president participated in a New Hampshire forum Monday night that was essentially a "debate ...
(Add your opinion  |   August 04 )

Update on the Wounded from the Jerusalem Firebomb Attack

Update on the Wounded from the Jerusalem Firebomb Attack
Following is an update from Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital regarding the wounded in the Jerusalem firebomb attack on Monday night 18 Menachem Av. As of Tuesday morning, the 27-year-old woman admitted in moderate condition in the plastic surgery unit. She is conscious and described as having sustained second and third degree burns to areas of her body, primarily her lower extremities. The two others, who arrived in light condition, have been discharged. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
(Add your opinion  |   August 04 )

Rabbi Aryeh Nivin's Personal Development Chaburas Celebrate 10th Year Anniversary: More Than 3,000 Participants Have Taken Part in the Life-Changing Program

Rabbi Aryeh Nivin's Personal Development Chaburas Celebrate 10th Year Anniversary:   More Than 3,000 Participants Have Taken Part in the Life-Changing Program
[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Rabbi Aryeh Nivin’s Personal Development Chaburas educate and empower you to live with vitality, transcendence, and powerful joy. The Chabura is the oldest continuous virtual personal development workshop. Members meet by phone or webinar once a week (additional weekly processing groups will soon be available). Rabbi Nivin brings 30 years’ experience teaching vital concepts from an array of classic mussar and Chassidic sources.   Since its inception 10 ...
(1 opinions  |   August 04 )