Conservatives To The Rescue: Obama's Health Care, Trade Wins
Cracking the often-lamented partisanship of Washington, a Republican-led Congress and a conservative Supreme Court chief justice delivered back-to-back victories for President Barack Obama's ambitious trade and health care initiatives.
The Supreme Court, in an opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, upheld a key provision of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, thus salvaging Obama's top domestic policy achievement. A day earlier, Republican leaders helped maneuver legislation that ...
NYC: Despite Tough Albany Deal, De Blasio Declines To Hit Back
Mayor Bill de Blasio is declining to criticize what many perceive as a bad deal for New York City in the state Legislature.
De Blasio said Wednesday that final negotiations are ongoing and that he will reserve judgment until the legislation is adopted.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the heads of the New York state Senate and Assembly announced the framework of a legislative deal on Tuesday.
The deal did not honor de Blasio's hopes for much tougher rent regulations or a total overhaul of an ...
Feldheim Book Week Ends Today
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PHOTOS: Arson in Church Fire Near the Kinneret
Fire investigators and police are probing a fire in a church during the night in Kfar Nachum, not far from the Kinneret. There are reports of damage to a visitor’s room, prayer area and other areas of the church. Five fire apparatus responded to the call which came in at 03:50 on Thursday morning 2 Rosh Chodesh Tammuz.
Investigators saw graffiti on outer walls of the church including “Idol worshippers” leading them to fear arson.
Police Chief Yochanan Danino expressed outrage over ...
Things To Know About Rick Perry
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is entering the 2016 race for the Republican presidential nomination Thursday. Key things to know about him:
The longest-serving governor in Texas history, Perry was a Democrat who became a Republican and an early adopter of tea party conservatism. He donned his signature cowboy boots, "Freedom" and "Liberty," and strode into the 2012 presidential race late, bragging about his state's strong job-creation record and flexing fundraising muscle. ...
Yesh Atid Candidate Takes Arad Mayoral Election
The Yesh Atid party candidate in the Arab mayoral elections, attorney Nissan Ben-Chamu emerged the victor in the local race. SMS text messages were sent to Russian speaking voters on Election Day explaining Gerre Chassidim are voting in large numbers and “they will win if you don’t get out and vote for Ben-Chamu”.
On the party’s official Facebook page there is also a posting that does not speak of the chareidi tzibur fondly. “Gerre Chassidim have filed a petition to the Supreme ...
Prevention Pioneer Presents Seminary Safety Program at Torah Umesorah Convention
BY Michal Eisikowitz
NECTICUT—On Friday, May 15, over forty high school mechanchos gathered at the
annual Torah Umesorah convention in Stamford, Connecticut to learn about a new program designed to
ensure the personal and physical safety of seminary girls. Created by Debbie Fox, LCSW, founder of
Safety Kid and a well-known activist in safety education, the interactive workshop is based on content
laid out in Fox’s recently released guidebook, ...
Punishing Storms In Texas Test Government Emergency Response
Deadly severe weather over the long holiday weekend tested government alert and evacuation procedures, as officials scrambled to deal with storms and historic flooding that left more than a dozen people dead and a similar number missing.
Crews will resume searches Wednesday for the 11 people who have now been missing for three days in the small tourist town of Wimberley, where the usually calm Blanco River swelled to an ocean-like squall that crested three times above flood stage. In ...
Vandals Burn Sifrei Kodesh in Bnei Akiva Branch in Nazareth
Vandals broke into the Bnei Akiva branch in Nazareth Illit and caused significant damage.
When volunteers arrived in the office earlier this week they saw the damage from the break-in, which included national flags that were disgraced, paint splashed all over, furniture turned over, broken florescent bulbs, and sifrei kodesh set ablaze.
When fourth graders arrived there on Tuesday afternoon Rosh Chodesh Sivan for their weekly activities they break-in was detected. The vandals broke ...
Ashdod: The Battle Against Chilul Shabbos Continues
There was achdus in Ashdod on Shabbos as all shuls issued a call to mispallalim to take part in the atzeres to decry the Chilul Shabbos in the city, the opening of the Big Center shopping mall on the holy day.
The atzeres is set to take place on erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan on Yerushalayim Blvd in the Rova Zayin area of the city. The event is endorsed by all rabbonim in the city.
Members of the Vaad Shabbos visited the mall on Shabbos to determine if it is continuing to operate, which sadly ...
Rabbi Pinto Wants to Bring Elie Wiesel as a Character Witness
During his Tuesday morning 25 Nissan court hearing, the defense attorney told Justice Oded Mudrick of the Tel Aviv District Court that his client, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, wishes to bring Nobel Prize laureate Elie Wiesel as a character witness.
Attorney Rozovsky, who represents Pinto, conveyed the request to the court. Rabbi Pinto is requesting a video conference explaining Wiesel cannot travel to Israel because of his age. Wiesel is 87 and has stated in the past his doctors do not permit him ...
Shas Goes on the Offensive as Deri's Suitability Questioned by the Public
A petition against Aryeh Deri serving as the Minister of Interior has the Shas party on the defensive. Following elections, Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid used Facebook to spread his message, that one who was convicted of bribery during his tenure as a cabinet minister is not suited to return, referring to Deri.
The Union of Local Authorities has since circulated a petition which has already been signed by thousands saying the same thing. The petition states that serving one’s prison term is ...
Amzaon.com Introduces Prime Now to Baltimore, Miami
Amazon.com is expanding its one-hour delivery Prime Now service to Baltimore and Miami.
The service, which works through a mobile app, is already available in sections of New York City.
The company says that the service will be expanded only to certain zip codes within Baltimore and Miami at first, but it plans to further expand within each city soon.
Israel Police College Opens in Beit Shemesh
Israel Police’s new college opened in Beit Shemesh about two months ago. The department’s senior command explains the new college serves 3,000 members of the force daily and the plan is that using simulators, new technology, classrooms and teaching new methodology and the college will change the face of Israel Police towards becoming increasingly professional and sensitive.
Israel Police is working hard to change its image the persons in charge of the college are optimistic. It is ...