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How to Defeat the Yetzer Harah

How to Defeat the Yetzer Harah
By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times Based upon a Drasha of Rav Osher Chaim Lieberman Shlita In preparing for the last days of the year, we need to develop tactics in which we can effectively defeat the Yetzer Harah. This past Shabbos, Rav Osher Chaim Lieberman, one of the Poskim of BMG and the Morah D’Asrah of the Zichron Shneur Shul in Lakewood, described precisely how to do that, based upon a maamaer of Rav Aharon (See Mishna Rabbi Aharon, Maamarim v’sichos ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 25 )

Update On Former President Peres

Update On Former President Peres
Doctors at Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer on Thursday 19 Elul report that former President Shimon Peres remains in ‘stable’ condition and there is a slight improvement in his condition. The 93-year-old former statement suffered a major stroke and was admitted in very serious condition. Earlier this week doctors decided to begin slowly bringing him out of the medically induced coma and taking him off of the respiratory assistance. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
(Add your opinion  |   September 22 )

PHOTOS: Israel Police Bodycam Pilot Program

PHOTOS: Israel Police Bodycam Pilot Program
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Last month Israel Police reported a pilot program was going to begin to test bodycams, which are seen in use in a growing number of police forces around the world. Police announced on Wednesday, 18 Elul that twenty-four patrol cops would be heading out with their new bodycams as part of the pilot program, all serving in the Zevulun District. The policepersons selected to participate in the pilot were briefed on the use of the bodycam. The bodycams were ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 22 )

PHOTOS: Psychotrauma Unit Treats Casualties, Thanked By Mayor At Building Fire In Jerusalem

PHOTOS: Psychotrauma Unit Treats Casualties, Thanked By Mayor At Building Fire In Jerusalem
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] On Sunday evening, a building located on Shachal Street, a major thoroughfare of the Givat Mordechai neighborhood in Jerusalem, caught fire. The Jerusalem Fire Department, the Police Department, and United Hatzalah - the national volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) organization - as well as Israel’s ambulance service, all responded to the scene. Among the first responders were 10 members of United Hatzalah’s psychotrauma unit who were called to the ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 20 )

Wealth Of Clues Led To Quick Arrest Of Suspected Bomber

Wealth Of Clues Led To Quick Arrest Of Suspected Bomber
The man suspected of planting bombs in a New York neighborhood and a New Jersey seaside town may have aimed to inflict carnage incognito, but he didn't succeed for long in concealing his identity. Ahmad Khan Rahami provided investigators with a wealth of clues that led to his arrest about 50 hours after the first explosion, according to three law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation. His fingerprints and DNA were found at the scene of the Manhattan bombing, they said. His ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 20 )

BIAS ALERT: CNN Falsely Accuses Trump Of 'Racial Profiling'

BIAS ALERT: CNN Falsely Accuses Trump Of 'Racial Profiling'
The following is via Breaking911.com: CNN has falsely accused Donald Trump of calling for ‘racial profiling’ in wake of the recent terror attacks. The network added the word ‘racial’ to Trump’s comments on terrorism and immigration, and is now running headlines reporting that the presidential candidate is advocating racial profiling. Trump’s exact quote was: ‘Our police are amazing. Our local police — they know who a lot of these people are. They are afraid to do ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 20 )

After Latest Attacks, Americans Plod Forward in 'New Normal'

After Latest Attacks, Americans Plod Forward in 'New Normal'
After a round of frightening domestic attacks, Americans plodded on in the comfort of routine Monday, either resilient in the face of terror or numbed by their battle scars. Fresh off a weekend in which blasts shook a New York neighborhood and a New Jersey shore town, pipe bombs were found in a suburban railroad station and a Minnesota mall became the scene of a string of stabbings, the country started the week wondering whether it was all part of a new normal. "I think that this is part ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 20 )

West Point Military Academy In NY Temporarily Placed On Lockdown After Suspicious Car Enters Base

West Point Military Academy In NY Temporarily Placed On Lockdown After Suspicious Car Enters Base
West Point Military Academy in NY was temporarily placed on lockdown Monday morning Breaking911.com reported, after a suspicious car reportedly entered the base and managed to get past the security barrier. State Police swarmed the West Point Academy and conducted a massive search of the massive complex. The lockdown was lifted shortly after The Academy is located some 50 miles north of New York City. (Source: Breaking911.com)
(Add your opinion  |   September 19 )

PHOTOS: Protest Against Kiryat Gat Chief Rabbi Moshe Havlin

PHOTOS: Protest Against Kiryat Gat Chief Rabbi Moshe Havlin
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] While three suspects were arrested after breaking into the home of Kiryat Gat Chief Rabbi Moshe Havlin Shlita last week, protestors returned on Monday night to protest against the rav again. The protest stems from the rav’s participation in efforts that led to the recently-signed agreement between the IDF and Chabad rabbonim vis-à-vis military service for Chabadniks. Protestors accuse Rabbi Havlin of “selling Jewish neshomos”, insisting he is ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 13 )

My Close Friend Passed Away Leaving 6 Orphans

I have been a close friend and Rabbi to this family for nearly thirty years, going back to even before their marriage. For this last year I have been witness, daily, to the toll that this tragedy has taken on their family. There are six children living at home, all of whom have had to look to the father for virtually all of their needs while the mother was battling the disease that finally took her life before their very eyes. For almost a year the father had no choice but to act as ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 12 )

Nobody Hurt When Bullet Strikes Los Angeles Police Car

Nobody Hurt When Bullet Strikes Los Angeles Police Car
Los Angeles officials say a police car was struck by a bullet and authorities closed a freeway during the search for a shooter. Police Officer Norma Eisenman says nobody was hurt in the shooting early Sunday just south of State Route 134 in the Eagle Rock neighborhood. Eisenman says officers in the car were investigating reports of gunfire in the area when they heard a thumping sound. She says the officers found a bullet hole in the car and immediately called for backup. The freeway ...
(Add your opinion  |   September 11 )