CLARIFICATION: Woodstock In Sullivan County Is NOT Cancelled – Catskills Hatzolah Releases Statement

There is some confusion regarding the upcoming Woodstock Festival, and YWN reports about a possible traffic nightmare. YWN has received more than a hundred emails...

A Guide to Casino Scam – How Not to Fall Prey

The advent of mobile technology has revolutionized the way casino enthusiasts indulge in their favorite pass time. Unlike before, when one had to go...

Four Israelis Wounded In Motzei Shabbos Stabbing Attack in Kiryat Gat [UPDATED 8:07PM IL]

RECAP OF INCIDENT: Four Israelis, including a 13-year-old female, were wounded in a stabbing attack on Kiryat Gat on Motzei Shabbos. Magen David Adom reported...

NY Man Pulled From Delaware River Dies At Hospital

A 29-year-old upstate New York man has died a day after being rescued from the Delaware River while swimming with friends. Relatives of Christopher Montalvo...

Stage 1 of Ulpana Expulsion to Begin Next Week

Both sides are preparing for the expulsion of 30 families from five apartment buildings in Beit El’s Ulpana neighborhood to permit destroying the buildings...

UN Wants New Global Currency To Replace Dollar

In a radical report, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said the system of currencies and capital rules which binds the...

Decisive Meeting with Maran Rav Elyashiv Shlita

Degel HaTorah MKs on Tuesday are expected to meet with Maran Rav Elyashiv Shlita, to update the Gadol Hador on the ongoing coalition negotiations...

Netanyahu Working to Finalize his Coalition

While the nation's attention on Tuesday has shifted from coalition issues to Gilad Shalit, Premier-designate Binyamin Netanyahu remains focused on his mission, to present...

Yishai: Outgoing Administration Will Not Bring Shalit Home

Shas leader Eli Yishai told reporters on Tuesday that he does not believe the current outgoing administration will succeed in bringing Gilad Shalit home...

Talks Fail – No Shalit Deal for Olmert Administration

ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) Director Yuval Diskin and special envoy Ofir Dekel returned from 48 hours of intensive talks in Cairo...

Mortgage Fraud On The Rise

As home prices fall and banks raise lending standards, more people are lying on their loan applications, faking their property appraisals and committing other...

NASA Eyes Debris as Discovery Nears Space Station

NASA kept close tabs on an old piece of space junk Monday that threatened to come too close to the international space station as...

U.S. Markets Wrap: Stocks Erase Rally, Bonds Drop, Dollar Slips

U.S. stocks fell for the first time in five days as a rally in financial companies was snuffed out by concern over rising credit-card...

Deadline Passes, Cuomo To Issue Subpoenas To AIG

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo will issue subpoenas to insurance giant American International Group on Monday after the company missed a deadline to...

Bloomberg Foes Want Feds to Block Term-Limits Law Change

Elected officials who oppose the way Mayor Michael Bloomberg extended term-limits law so he could run for a third term are hoping the federal...

Third Suspect In NYPD Murder Case Found Guilty

Lee Woods, the third suspect on trial for the murder of New York City police officer Russel Timoshenko, has been found guilty on all...

Kosher Food Companies Pledge to Reduce or Maintain Prices For Pesach

In response to a letter sent earlier this month to the CEOs of leading kosher food companies, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) today announced that...

Fallsburg Fire Chief Pleads Guilty to Arson At Skopps Bungalow Colony

Fallsburg's fire chief and his uncle pleaded guilty Monday to felony arson and conspiracy in the Aug. 29 fire at Skopps Bungalow Colony (reported...

More on Mishmeres Tznius Conviction

On Sunday, YWN reported that a Mishmeres HaTznius agent, 29-year-old Elchanan Buzaglo was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for assaulting a woman who left...

EMS Medics Duke it Out While Accident Victims Stand By & Watch

Both MDA medics and a private ambulance service responded to a vehicular accident in the Kalansua area on motzei Shabbos. When the private ambulance...

The Incredible Shrinking Mayor’s Race

The following article was written by Gabe Pressman for NBC News NY: The Times headline writer had it right. The headline read: ''Bloomberg and the...

Yisrael Beitenu and Likud Initial Coalition Agreement

After about 12 hours of intensive negotiations, Likud's coalition negotiators signed the new administration's first partner, Yisrael Beitenu. At about midnight, it was announced...

Kosel Rav Objects to Cessation of Tefillos to Accommodate Pope

Kosel Rav Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz Shlita has strongly expressed his objections to police plans to close the Kosel area to mispalalim from midnight on...

Rav Aryeh Leibish Teitlebaum HY”D

In Yerushalayim’s Toldos Avraham Yitzchak beis medresh, this Shabbos was a painful one, one during which chassidim exhibit great difficulty trying to overcome the...

Levaya of R’ Chaim Lax Z”L

We regret to inform you of the Petira of R' Chaim Lax Z"L at the young age of 59 - after a long illness...

Mubarak Believes Shalit is Unharmed

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak released a statement that he believes captive IDF soldier Gilad Shalit is unharmed. Mubarak added that Gilad recently received the letter...

Supreme Court Approves Israeli Flag Parade in Um el-Fahm

Despite adamant objections from Israel Police and the ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet), the Supreme Court on Wednesday accepted the petition of...

Netanyahu: Education Portfolio Will Remain With Likud

Opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu, who hopes to become Israel’s next prime minister, stated on Wednesday the education portfolio will remain in the hands of...

Obama Widens N.J. Lead vs. McCain, Poll Finds

Democrat Barack Obama leads John McCain in the race for the White House 54 percent to 38 percent in the poll, up from a...

Beinish Remains Opposed to Appointing New High Court Justices

There are calls to appoint High Court justices to fill the void, with home explaining that by not doing so, petitions to the nation’s...

Federman Farm: Frum Soldiers Tricked into Assisting in Destruction

According to a report appearing in the daily Ma’ariv newspaper, this week’s IDF razing of the Federman Farm home in the Kiryat Arba area...

Frum MK to Replace Meretz MK Beilin in Knesset

Dr. Tzvia Greenfeld, a resident of Jerusalem will be replacing Dr. Yossi Beilin, who announced he has decided not to seek a slot on...

Taanis Dibur Second Day Rosh Chodesh for Rav Mordechai Shlita

Aides to Rav Mordechai Eliyahu Shlita report the former chief rabbi’s condition remains serious but he is showing signs of improvement. Rav Eliyahu, who...

Anti-Blockade Boat Vows to Dock in Hamas-Controlled Gaza

Israel this time around appears to be less accommodating, having decided it will not permit the self-proclaimed “humanitarian aid boat”, which left Cyprus on...

Wind, Snow Down Power Lines in NJ

Utility crews were working this morning to restore power to more than 30,000 customers in New Jersey. Wet snow and strong winds downed tree limbs...

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EVERY YESHIVA AND BUSINESS IS A TARGET: Another Day Of Insane...

Inspectors from multiple city agencies are once again running around Boro Park, doling out hefty fines to Mosdos, Yeshivas and businesses. The Inspectors were armed...