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...

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...

Motzei Shabbos News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

*A terrorist carrying a firebomb was detected on his way to Yishuv Yitzhar. He was shot and killed by soldiers who saw him ignite...

Israel: High Court Chief Justice Wants Complaints Orally, Not Written

Seeking to bring a halt to leaks to the press, Supreme Court Chief Justice Dorit Beinish has sent a memo to the heads of...

Shas Remains Firm on Uncompromising Jerusalem Policy

Shas’ negotiating team met on Monday with Kadima representatives as efforts towards establishing a new coalition government headed by Premier-designate Tzipi Livni continue.   The Shas...

Slichos for Gilad Shalit in Tel Aviv Monday Night

A grassroots gathering on behalf of Gilad Shalit is scheduled to get underway in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv at 7:15PM on Monday night....

Calendar To Complicate Kosher Meat Supply For Holidays, Experts Say

New York - Concern over an adequate supply of beef for the upcoming holidays may be complicated by this year’s Jewish calendar, experts told...

US Stock Closings 9/24/08

5:00PM EST: U.S. stocks fell for a third day on concern lawmakers will derail a White House plan to bail out banks even as...

Maran Elyashiv Warns of Iranian Threat

Maran Rav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv Shlita is quoted by HaShavua as stating, “We are heading to a difficult year.”  His comments were taken from...

Report: Israel Launches an Offensive Against “West Bank” Jews

The IDF has launched an offensive against Jewish dissidents in the West Bank. Military sources said the army's Central Command has been ordered to dismantle...

Rumors of New Chasidic Community Brings Large Crowd to Town Hall Hearing

The Times Herald Record reports: Deerpark (Orange County), NY - It was standing room only at Town Hall on Wednesday night for a public...

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...

Olmert Seeking a White House Ceremony Prior to Being Ousted

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) will be meeting in Yerushalayim on Sunday. The prime minister is pushing to...

Jewish Agency Raises Security for Yom Kippur

The Jewish Agency for Israel has instructed all of its facilities around the world to move to a heightened level of security coinciding with...

Mysterious Virus Hits Ponovezh Yeshiva

Close to 200 talmidim of Ponovezh Yeshiva have been hit with what is being described as a “mysterious virus” which has became apparent when...

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...

President Bush Says Unprecedented Economic Steps Taken (Remarks by Bush & Paulson)

President George W. Bush told the nation Friday that his administration is taking "unprecedented action" to deal with the ailing financial markets. "America's economy is...

Following Tragedy Officials Demanding More Inspections Of Elevators

NYC Officials demanded change yesterday after a Daily News investigation found widespread elevator woes in public housing projects, just weeks after 5-year-old Yaakov Neuman...

Rav Kanievsky Shlita Gives a Bracha to Rami Levy for his Shmiras Shabbos

Rami Levy, a controlling owner in the Rami Levy supermarket chain, recently met with HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita, receiving a bracha from the gadol...

US Law Enforcement Officers Learn Counterterrorism From Israeli Counterparts

On the eve of the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a group of U.S. law enforcement professionals is in Israel, where they...

Report: Israel to Permit Palestinian Capital in Yerushalayim

Despite denials to the media, there continue to be reports in the Arab media that a deal between Israel and the PA (Palestinian Authority)...

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...

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...

Israel: Air Force Base Infiltration – No One Took Notice

Four PA (Palestinian Authority) residents over the weekend successfully entered the IDF’s Nevatim Air Force Base without being detected by any of the sentries...

Palin, Other Politicians Disinvited From UN Rally

WCBSTV reports: Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and all other politicians have been disinvited from an anti-Iran rally outside the United Nations next...

Meah Shearim Apartment Ruined in Blaze – Tefillin Survive

During the predawn hours of isru chag, Jerusalem firefighters were summoned to a blaze in Meah Shearim. Upon their arrival they found a home...

Lupoliansky Launches New Ramat Shlomo Dental Clinic

Outgoing Jerusalem Mayor Rabbi Uri Lupoliansky this week dedicated a new dental clinic in the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood which will provide dental care to...

Report: PA Prevented a Major Terror Attack

The daily Haaretz, quoting PA (Palestinian Authority) sources reports on Monday that the PA prevented a major terrorist attack, arresting two senior terrorists aligned...

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...

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...

Report: Talks to Resume Between Israel and Syria

The Arab media reported on Tuesday that talks between Israel and Syria are expected to resume in the near future. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip...

NJ: Assembly Advances Legislation Honoring Israel

Ternton, NJ - The Assembly today passed legislation honoring Israel, including plans to make permanent the New Jersey Israel Commission and to commemorate Israel’s...

Deri Petitions the Court to Clear the Path for Jerusalem Mayoral Race

Aryeh Deri on Tuesday petitioned the Jerusalem District Court seeking to lift the ‘moral turpitude’ stain on his record that stands between him and...

Former IDF Intelligence Chief: I Do Not Endorse Barak Obama

The Jewish Council for Education and Research has prepared a short video intended to boost the presidential campaign of US Senator Barak Obama.   The film,...

Court Supports Athlete’s Shabbos Petition

The Supreme Court on Friday handed down a ruling in favor of Yuval Freilich, a Shomer Shabbos athlete who is seeking to have a...

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