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Female Terrorist Taken Into Custody Near The Machpelah

Female Terrorist Taken Into Custody Near The Machpelah
A female Arab in his 20s aroused the suspicions of border police near the Ma’aras HaMachpelah in Hebron on Thursday morning 2 Rosh Chodesh Tammuz. Police approached her with caution and searched her bag only to find she was concealing the knife seen in the photo. She was taken into custody without incident. It is reported she is 22 and the mother of three. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photos: Media Resource Group)
(Add your opinion  |   July 07 )

French Legislators Urge Intel Overhaul After Paris Attacks

French Legislators Urge Intel Overhaul After Paris Attacks
A French parliamentary investigation found multiple intelligence failures before the Islamic extremist attacks that killed 147 people in Paris last year, lawmakers said Tuesday, urging the creation of a U.S.-style counterterrorism agency to better prevent further violence. All the extremists involved in the 2015 attacks — on newspaper Charlie Hebdo, a kosher market, the national stadium, Parisian cafes and the Bataclan concert hall — had been previously flagged to authorities, said ...
(Add your opinion  |   July 05 )

Jerusalem Mayor Barkat And Minister Bennett: Permit Building in All Areas of the Capital

Jerusalem Mayor Barkat And Minister Bennett: Permit Building in All Areas of the Capital
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Bayit Yehudi party leader Naftali Bennett are calling on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to permit construction in all areas of Jerusalem. Their statements were in response to the national government giving the green light for additional construction in Givat HaMatos, construction for the Arab sector exclusively. Bennett warns that permitting Arabs to build in that neighborhood without accompanying Jewish construction in Talpiot and Gilo will result in a ...
(Add your opinion  |   July 04 )

She Has Suffered Enough-Help An Orphaned Kallah Walk to Her Chuppah With Joy

She Has Suffered Enough-Help An Orphaned Kallah Walk to Her Chuppah With Joy
[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Dear Friend, The wails of an unfortunate orphan have reached us, her cries tear at our hearts; to be silent is impossible. We must help her right now and set her on her feet in order that she be able to establish a bayis neeman b’Yisroel. This girl has suffered so much in recent years. She has gone through tremendous difficulties, grief, and suffering ever since her mother was so suddenly taken from her. Thanks be to Hashem, she just became engaged to a ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 29 )

PM Netanyahu Under Attack For Excessive Spending

PM Netanyahu Under Attack For Excessive Spending
Supporters of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu accuse his adversaries of simply looking for dirt to discredit him while they insist the Prime Minister and his wife are guilty of excessive spending. The following information was released after the Movement for Freedom of Information probed spending in the official Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem, as well as the Netanyahu homes in Caesarea and Jerusalem. In 2014 that amount totaled close to NIS 2 million, which the movement feels it ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 22 )

Last Chance To Join

Last Chance To Join
This Incredible and Educational European Tour is Just What Your Family Needs to Recharge [COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Join E&S tours, the originator in luxury kosher touring since 1996 Last rooms left! Central Europe Tour with Rabbi Ephraim Shapiro. July 10-17 (17-19 Prague extension) Highlights to include: Budapest, Kerister, Kalev, Chasam Sofer, Vienna, Nikolsburg, Austrian Alps, Salzburg & Prague. Enjoy all this and much more during an unforgettable 8/10 day trip to Central ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 22 )

The Taub Family Learned a Great Way to Save Over $8,000 in 4 Years!

The Taub Family Learned a Great Way to Save Over $8,000 in 4 Years!
By Michoel Fine   Solar, in the Long term and short term, makes sense. SRECs deliver high returns but programs are available for long-term stability. Create your own electricity. The Taub Family live by the phrase “The Early Bird gets the worm.”  As an early adopter of solar, the Taubs have been producing their own electricity since towards the end of 2011.  The worm, in this case, has really paid off for them, as they have produced over $8,000 worth of ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 21 )

11-Year-Old Girl Killed When Tree Falls On Her Cabin At Jewish Camp In Indiana

11-Year-Old Girl Killed When Tree Falls On Her Cabin At Jewish Camp In Indiana
Bennington, Indiana - An 11-year-old girl from Bexley, Ohio was tragically killed died after a tree fell on her while at a summer camp in Indiana. Lightning struck a tree at Camp Livingston, a summertime getaway for Jewish kids from all over the Midwest. A tree fell on one of the cabins, and the girl was tragically killed. The Switzerland County Sheriff's Department said it got the call for help at about 2:21 a.m. Emergency services arrived just after the accident, but the girl didn't ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 21 )

Yeshiva Darchei Torah Says: 'Let's Celebrate'

Yeshiva Darchei Torah Says: 'Let's Celebrate'
[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Yeshiva Darchei Torah has been a trailblazer ever since it emerged onto the American Chinuch scene in 1972. Under the leadership of Rabbi Yaakov Bender, the Yeshiva is embarking today on a bold new initiative: to create a Faculty Simcha Fund of $1.6 million. This will enable hundreds of rabbeim, morahs and teachers to celebrate their simchos with peace of mind – so that they can fully focus on their sacred task of educating Hashem’s children. Join Yeshiva ...
(4 opinions  |   June 20 )

The Family Of A Great Mekubal Deals With Double Tragedy

The Family Of A Great Mekubal Deals With Double Tragedy
[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] Sometimes, the greatest tzadikim are the ones we hear very little about, until after they leave this world.  Such was the case with Rav Binyamin Basri, zt”l, a tzadik and mekubal who recently passed away. Rav Basri lived in Be’er Sheva and was a direct descendant of the Ben Ish Chai. Not only was he a brilliant Torah scholar, but he was a person of extreme kindness, and he helped countless people who visited him with many different problems. Rabbi Basri was ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 18 )