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Flu Vaccine Not Working Well; Only 23 Percent Effective

Flu Vaccine Not Working Well; Only 23 Percent Effective
As predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. Health officials say a new study shows it's only 23 percent effective. That's one of the worst performances since the government started tracking how well vaccines work a decade ago. The best flu vaccines were 50 to 60 percent effective. But this year, the vaccine doesn't include the specific virus that is making most people sick. Early in the season, officials warned the vaccine probably would not work very well. The ...
(Add your opinion  |   January 15 )

Is Jerusalem Mayor Barkat Heading to a Cabinet Appointment?

Is Jerusalem Mayor Barkat Heading to a Cabinet Appointment?
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat may be slated to become the nation’s next Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Channel 10 News reports. The report states that Barkat told close associates that he and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reached agreement on the appointment during recent meetings. The slot is currently held by Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett, who is also Economy Minister and Minister of Religious Services. It appears the prime minister will exercise his prerogative and appoint ...
(Add your opinion  |   January 06 )

Tomorrow: BJX Community Wide January 1st (Asara B'Teves Event)

Tomorrow: BJX Community Wide January 1st (Asara B'Teves Event)
A special community wide program is planned for Thursday, January 1st, Asara B’Teves. Organizers say that this may be one of the most important and inspiring shiurim that you will attend. After the success of the packed Emunah seminars hosted at the Brooklyn Jewish Xperience Kiruv and Chizuk Center (BJX) last year, this event will surely make a tremendous impact. People came to the Emunah seminar with many pressing questions about Yiddishkeit.  Some of them had questions that were ...
(Add your opinion  |   December 31 )

Police Arrest 'Lehava Head & Associates

Police Arrest 'Lehava Head & Associates
[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Following a 10-month undercover investigation, police during the early morning hours arrested” Lehava” (להב"ה – למניעת התבוללות בארץ הקודש) (Preventing Assimilation in the Holy Land) Director Bentzion Gupstein and nine associates from the organization on suspicion of arson and calling for acts of terrorism and violence in their battle against assimilation involving the Arab community. Gupstein was apprehended in his Hebron home. ...
(Add your opinion  |   December 16 )

Channukah Getaway

Channukah Getaway
(Add your opinion  |   December 01 )

MK Litzman: Where is Your Gratitude for Maran Rav Ovadia ZT"L?

MK Litzman: Where is Your Gratitude for Maran Rav Ovadia ZT
Monday 3 Marcheshvan marks the first yahrzeit for Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L. MK (Yahadut Hatorah) used his plenum speaking time to attack both Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin for failing to make even the slightest mention that a year has passed since the passing of the Torah giant. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon was present as the official cabinet representative during the session. Litzman addressed his remarks to Ya’alon, instructing him to ...
(7 opinions  |   October 28 )

Ottawa Hospital Says It Treated 3 Shooting Victims

Ottawa Hospital Says It Treated 3 Shooting Victims
A hospital says it has received three victims from the shootings in Canada's capital. The Ottawa Hospital says it has taken in three patients, and two of them are in stable condition. The hospital would not comment on the status of the third patient, a soldier who was shot at the War Memorial. A gunman earlier Wednesday shot and wounded the soldier as he stood guard at the memorial, then entered Parliament, where many shots rang out. Authorities also said there were shots fired at a ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 22 )

The Shabbos Project is Heating up in Flatbush

The Shabbos Project is Heating up in Flatbush
Project Inspire’s partnership with the Shabbos Project in Flatbush is heating up every day with already hundreds of families having invited less affiliated Jews to spend Shabbos in their homes, shuls, and communities. The tremendous buzz in Flatbush will I’YH lead to possibly the biggest Kiddush Hashem the community has ever seen. Dozens of videos have been produced for the project in Flatbush including  the video below. [Official Music Video] 8th Day, Benny Friedman, MBD - JUST ...
(2 opinions  |   October 20 )

HAPPENING NOW: Elected Officials Condemn Rising Anti-Semitic Crime In NYC [1:50PM]

HAPPENING NOW: Elected Officials Condemn Rising Anti-Semitic Crime In NYC [1:50PM]
NYC Council Members, other elected officials and community leaders have joined together on the steps of City Hall to denounce the sharp increase in anti-Semitic attacks across New York City and demand increased enforcement of this disturbing trend of hate. A detailed report will be published later. (Photo by Hillel Engel)
(1 opinions  |   September 18 )

US Inspectors General Say Obama Administration Has Blocked Access

US Inspectors General Say Obama Administration Has Blocked Access
Independent watchdogs from dozens of federal agencies are decrying what they say are Obama administration efforts to delay or stall their investigations. Inspectors' general complained of a lack of access from their agencies in a letter sent Tuesday to members of Congress. It cites specific instances in which inspectors general from the Peace Corps, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice said that they had been denied timely access to documents and other ...
(Add your opinion  |   August 05 )