Rebitzen Rimer had a Stroke at the Kosel
Rebitzen Rimer, a daughter of Maran HaGaon HaRav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv ZT”L, has a stroke while at the Kosel on Sunday, 2 Rosh Chodesh Tammuz 5774. The rebitzen was reported in serious condition.
The rebitzen, the wife of Rav Binyamin Rimer of Kiryat Melech, was stricken while at the Kosel. She began feeling weak and phoned her son Rav Eliyahu, telling him she is unable to see. R’ Eliyahu summoned an ambulance and she was transported to Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
The tzibur is urged ...
Amazon Is About To Jump Into Smartphones
Amazon, a company of seemingly boundless ambition, appears to be venturing into yet another market: smartphones.
The corporate juggernaut that started out with books and soon moved into music, video, cloud computing and Kindle e-readers is hosting a launch event Wednesday in Seattle, and media reports indicate the product will be an Amazon phone — perhaps one with multiple cameras that can produce 3-D photos.
Amazon declined to comment, but analysts said the goal is almost certainly a ...
Rav Levanon Shlita: Stop Fund’s Takeover of Education System
In light of the growing dispute over accepting funds from the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, HaGaon HaRav Elyakim Levanon of Elon Moreh speaks out.
Rav Levanon, who is also Chief Rabbi of the Shomron Regional Council, feels “In recent years there has been disillusionment regarding Christianity. Everyone realizes that the State of Israel is a fact and it cannot be eradicated. There are also new developments among Christians who have embarked on a new path and this entails ...
Senator: Bergdahl Deal Sealed Day Before Swap
The Obama administration only finalized the exchange of the last remaining U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo a day before the swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said Tuesday. He said American officials didn't learn the pickup location for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl until an hour ahead of time.
Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the Senate's No. 2-ranked Democrat, presented the timeline as an explanation for why President Barack Obama didn't inform Congress 30 days ...
VIDEO: Arabs Mark Yom Yerushalayim with Har Habayis Violence
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For Muslim Arabs, Yom Yerushalayim carries significance too and they began their observance of the day early Wednesday morning, 28 Iyar. Arabs began pelting police with rocks. According to reports there were many involved in the assaults and police had to send a sizable force armed with shields and body armor to bring the attacks under control.
It was first reported that the terrorists were holed up in al-Aqsa Mosque but a police spokesman later released a ...
DM Ya'alon Visits the Belzer Rebbe Shlita Over IDF Chareidi Draft
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon arrived at the home of the Belzer Rebbe Shlita on Monday evening 12 Iyar 5774. The senior cabinet minister spoke with the rebbe about the new draft law and the rebbe shared information pertaining to the view of the Moetzas Gedolei Hatorah. The meeting is viewed as a continuation of the recent meeting with chareidi MKs. In a letter sent to the MKs by Ya’alon’s office following their meeting, the minister promised any talmid yeshiva who reports to the draft to ...
Treasury Head Says Sanctions on Russia Taking Toll
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says sanctions on Russia to deter its aggressive moves toward Ukraine are taking an economic toll.
Lew tells a House panel the United States and its allies remain unified in imposing costs on Russia, and says additional penalties announced Monday will have an impact.
He said the goal was clear — forcing Russia to pursue a diplomatic solution.
The West has pursued penalties since Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula, and in response to violence in Ukraine ...
Experts Say NSA Rules Leave Privacy Vulnerable
Cyber security experts are questioning whether President Barack Obama can make good on his assurance that U.S. intelligence agencies aren't spying on "ordinary folks."
That promise is especially dubious, experts say, in instances where Americans are communicating with U.S. citizens living abroad and other people overseas.
"It's very clear there are enormous loopholes," said Jonathan Mayer, a cybersecurity fellow at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation, ...
MK Yogev Calls to Cut Ties with Yesh Atid
Bayit Yehudi MK Moti Yogev is calling to end the party’s agreement with Yesh Atid.
In an open letter the MK calls for a ‘cheshbon nefesh’ in the party regarding the ongoing relationship with the Yesh Atid party. He adds 'לך כנוס את כל היהודים' , a call to achdus in the dati leumi camp.
“There are those who posit there is no common ground in the various dati leumi camps – what is there is common in the chareidi dati leumi and the dati leumi light for example. I ...
President Obama Heading To NYC For A High-Dollar Democratic Fundraisers
President Barack Obama is bolstering his party’s campaign coffers, joining an ally of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to help the Democratic National Committee climb out of a worrisome deficit. It’s the latest alignment of the Obama and Clinton orbits, as the former first lady considers a White House bid in 2016.
Obama is traveling to New York Tuesday to raise money for the party at two events, including a high-dollar fundraiser at the home of Alan Patricof, the founder ...
Judge Orders NSA To Stop Destroying Phone Surveillance Records It Collected
A federal judge stopped the destruction of millions of telephone records collected by the National Security Agency more than five years ago.
U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White, who is overseeing an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against the agency, issued a nationwide order Monday to safeguard evidence until March 19, when he will hold a hearing on extending the deadline further.
The secret federal court that approved the agency’s surveillance has required that documents be purged after ...
Senate Democrats Aim Ire At Rich, Obscure Brothers
Democratic Senate candidates, facing withering criticism on the national health care law, are gambling they can turn voters against two billionaire brothers funding the attacks — even if few Americans would recognize the pair on the street.
In an accelerating counteroffensive stretching from the Senate chamber to Alaska, Democrats are denouncing Charles and David Koch, the key figures behind millions of dollars in conservative TV ads hammering Democratic candidates and their ties to ...
How Can Jet Disappear? In The Ocean, It's Not Hard
In an age when people assume that any bit of information is just a click away, the thought that a jetliner could simply disappear over the ocean for more than two days is staggering. But Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is hardly the first reminder of how big the seas are, and of how agonizing it can be to try to find something lost in them.
It took two years to find the main wreckage of an Air France jet that plunged into the Atlantic Ocean in 2009. Closer to the area between Malaysia and ...
Belzer Rebbe Shlita Recited Slichos Following Hallel
Thousands of Belzer Chassidim remained in Yerushalayim on motzei Shabbos to take part in the Million Man Atzeres on Sunday, 1 Rosh Chodesh Adar II.
At shachris Sunday morning, there were many surprised chassidim after Hallel was recited as the Rebbe Shlita began saying slichos, pesukim associated with Tashlich. The minhag in Belz is for the rebbe to recite Hallel. Talmidim and avreichim then dedicated the hours prior to the atzeres to limud towards meriting the abolition of the ...
An Interesting Napoleon Era Coin In Honor Of The 'Grand Sanhedrin'
An antique rare medal which will be up for auction this evening at Kedem Auction House in Jerusalem provides a rare peek into the relationship between Napoleon Bonaparte and the Jewish community in France and throughout the world at the peak of his success. This medal was issued more than 200 years ago in honor of the "Grand Sanhedrin" convened by Napoleon.
A portrait of Napoleon appears on one side of the medal surrounded by the inscription "Napoleon, King and Emperor". On the other side, ...