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Third Annual Giving Day for Outreach: February 15, 2017

Third Annual Giving Day for Outreach: February 15, 2017
AJOP is proud to announce its third annual Giving Day, launching February 15, to support its many outreach organizations across the globe. The AJOP team is once again partnering with the innovative crowdfunding pioneers and experts at Charidy.com, a collaboration which has yielded unprecedented results. In its first ever Giving Day, AJOP raised a staggering one million dollars. Since then, AJOP has continued its partnership with Charidy, raising more than five million dollars for twenty ...
(Add your opinion  |   December 08 )

Upgrade Your Travel Experience with Israel's Largest Car Rental Group

Upgrade Your Travel Experience with Israel's Largest Car Rental Group
Whether you live in the Holy Land, fly in regularly, or visit once every few years, nobody wants to make travel any more stressful than it has to be. That includes navigating the limited and often exhausting public transportation system. Shlomo Sixt is the biggest car rental in Israel, with a fleet of 15,000 vehicles nationwide from Dan to Eilat. In a country the size of New Jersey, that means that no matter where in Israel you're traveling, you can rest assured you're never too far from ...
(Add your opinion  |   December 08 )

Forget Those Occasional Cigarettes: There Is No Safe Smoking Level

Forget Those Occasional Cigarettes: There Is No Safe Smoking Level
There's bad news for people who think it's safe to smoke a few cigarettes a day or even a week: They face a substantially higher risk of earlier death compared with people who don't smoke, according to a study published Monday. The National Cancer Institute study found that people who consistently smoked an average of less than one cigarette per day over their lifetimes had a 64 percent higher risk of earlier death. Those who smoked one to 10 cigarettes a day had an 87 percent greater ...
(Add your opinion  |   December 05 )

Pelosi Calls Carson 'Disturbingly Unqualified'

Pelosi Calls Carson 'Disturbingly Unqualified'
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is calling the decision to tap Ben Carson as head of Housing and Urban Development a "disconcerting and disturbingly unqualified choice." Pelosi says the country deserves someone with "relevant experience" to protect the rights of homeowners and renters. In her statement released Monday, she says "there is no evidence that Dr. Carson brings the necessary credentials to hold a position with such immense responsibilities and impact on families and ...
(Add your opinion  |   December 05 )

SHOCKING: Husband Wasn’t Notified For Nearly 10 Hours After Wife Seriously Injured In Car Accident

SHOCKING: Husband Wasn’t Notified For Nearly 10 Hours After Wife Seriously Injured In Car Accident
The following is via TLS: Askonim in Lakewood and Brooklyn this morning are seeking answers after a woman was involved in a serious accident, but the husband was not notified until about 10 hours later, TLS has learned. The Frum woman, approximately 62 years old, was traveling from Brooklyn to New Jersey at about 10 AM for a meeting, but was involved in a serious accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. It reportedly took about 25 minutes for emergency crews to cut the woman out of her ...
(Add your opinion  |   December 01 )

White House gives Trump credit on Carrier deal

White House gives Trump credit on Carrier deal
The White House is praising President-elect Donald Trump's deal with Carrier Corp. to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in the United States, but is trying to play down the significance of the agreement. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Trump "deserves credit" for brokering the deal, which the air conditioning company says will keep the jobs in Indiana instead of moving them to Mexico. But Earnest says Trump would have to be successful at repeating that feat 804 more times to meet President ...
(Add your opinion  |   November 30 )

With Much of Israel Left in Ashes, ZAKA Needs Your Help to Rebuild

With Much of Israel Left in Ashes, ZAKA Needs Your Help to Rebuild
Terrifying wildfires flamed through Israel this week, as a result of presumed terrorist arson attacks. Over 80,000 were evacuated, 180 were injured, and 560 homes were burnt as flames ripped through cities & towns. Hundreds of children have no homes to return to.  As always, ZAKA volunteers have been working tirelessly to save lives, and aid other emergency responders. These brave volunteers are often the first to arrive at the scene of attacks, as well as the last to leave after ...
(2 opinions  |   November 25 )