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Federal Judge Orders IRS to Explain Lost Emails

Federal Judge Orders IRS to Explain Lost Emails
A federal judge is ordering the IRS to explain under oath how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the tax agency a month to submit the explanation in writing. Sullivan issued the order Thursday as part of a freedom of information lawsuit by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group. The IRS says it lost the emails in 2011 when Lois Lerner's computer crashed. At the time, Lerner headed ...
(Add your opinion  |   July 10 )

Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Statement On Murder Of 3 Yeshiva Boys

Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Statement On Murder Of 3 Yeshiva Boys
Robert G. Sugarman, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman, of Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Issued the following statement: “We are horrified and devastated by the reports, now confirmed, that the three boys Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Fraenkel, kidnapped on June 12th, have been found dead in the Hebron area. We have communicated our condolences and solidarity to the families and Government of Israel and pray that they will be ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 30 )

World Jewish Congress Shocked At Murder Of 3 Abducted Israeli Teens

World Jewish Congress Shocked At Murder Of 3 Abducted Israeli Teens
News that the three Israeli teenagers kidnapped by terrorists on 12 June 2014 from a hitchhiking point in Gush Etzion near the West Bank city of Hebron were murdered was met with shock and outrage by the leaders of the World Jewish Congress (WJC). WJC President Ronald S. Lauder said the thoughts of the entire international Jewish community were with the families of Naphtali Fraenkel, Gilad Sha’ar and Eyal Yifrach. The bodies of the three were discovered on Monday near the site of their ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 30 )

Statement from Agudath Israel Regarding Today's Tragic News

Statement from Agudath Israel Regarding Today's Tragic News
Agudath Israel of America joins Jews and civilized people the world over in anguish and agony over the news of the vicious murders of the three boys kidnapped on June 12, Naftali Fraenkel Gil-ad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach, Hy"d. This horrific act is, in the end, not a crime against Israel or Jews alone, but against humanity - in both senses of the word. It bespeaks the deepest and most revolting inhumanity imaginable, the seizing of innocent, idealistic young people and the casual snuffing out ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 30 )

Statement By Senator Felder regarding Murder of Three Israeli Yeshiva Students

Statement By Senator Felder regarding Murder of Three Israeli Yeshiva Students
“The Jewish people and the world-at-large have suffered a terrible loss with the brutal murders of these bright, kind, and promising young men. There are simply no words to describe the profound devastation we are all feeling at this moment. If any good can be found in this unspeakable tragedy, it’s that people from around the world – Jew and non-Jew alike – came together to express solidarity with the families and the Jewish nation during this terrible time, and to take a definitive ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 30 )

Greenfield Statement On Murdered Israeli Yeshiva Boys

Greenfield Statement On Murdered Israeli Yeshiva Boys
Brooklyn, NY - Councilman David G. Greenfield releases the following statement after reports that the bodies of the three kidnapped yeshiva students, Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach, have been found: "Today is a tragic day for all people of good conscience," said Councilman David Greenfield. "Only barbarians would kidnap and murder innocent children in cold blood. The international community must unite to find the individual terrorists responsible and bring them to justice. ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 30 )

Rebitzen Rimer had a Stroke at the Kosel

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 ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 30 )

Stop the Talking in Shul! - Rav Yitzchok Sorotzkin on Kedushas Beis Hakaneses

Stop the Talking in Shul! - Rav Yitzchok Sorotzkin on Kedushas Beis Hakaneses
SPECIAL SHIUR BELOW: Rav Yitzchok Sorotzkin on "Stopping the Talking in Shul"
(3 opinions  |   June 19 )

Amazon Is About To Jump Into Smartphones

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 ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 18 )

Rav Levanon Shlita: Stop Fund’s Takeover of Education System

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 ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 13 )

Senator: Bergdahl Deal Sealed Day Before Swap

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 ...
(Add your opinion  |   June 10 )

VIDEO: Arabs Mark Yom Yerushalayim with Har Habayis Violence

VIDEO: Arabs Mark Yom Yerushalayim with Har Habayis Violence
[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] 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 ...
(Add your opinion  |   May 28 )

DM Ya'alon Visits the Belzer Rebbe Shlita Over IDF Chareidi Draft

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 ...
(Add your opinion  |   May 13 )

Treasury Head Says Sanctions on Russia Taking Toll

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 ...
(Add your opinion  |   April 29 )

Experts Say NSA Rules Leave Privacy Vulnerable

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, ...
(Add your opinion  |   March 26 )

MK Yogev Calls to Cut Ties with Yesh Atid

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 ...
(Add your opinion  |   March 14 )