No Eruv in Many Areas of Yerushalayim on Shabbos

The horrific reality that exists this eruv Shabbos is that many residents and visitors of Yerushalayim will unwittingly carry on Shabbos even though the...

Queens: Stolen Sifrei Torah Returned; Thieves Arrested

Two men were arrested Thursday morning and face charges of stealing eight Sifrei Torah from a Queens synagogue. According to members of the synagogue,...

Rav Mordechai Eliyahu Shlita Supports Barkat for Jerusalem Mayor

HaRav Mordechai Eliyahu Shlita has come out in support of Nir Barkat, the secular candidate in the Jerusalem mayoral race. According to a Kol Chai...

Israel: Prosecution Orders an Investigation into Barack Obama’s Kosel Kvitel

A deputy state prosecutor, Shai Nitzan, on Thursday ordered Israel Police to launch an investigation into a Ma’ariv report disclosing the contents of the...

Hizbullah Scanning Facebook to Prepare for Attacks

According to the intelligence community in Israel, Hizbullah terrorists are becoming increasingly computer savvy, using Facebook to learn more about IDF soldiers, potential targets...

Supreme Court Permits Jews to March in Um el-Fahm

The Supreme Court has decided to permit a Jewish march with Israeli flags in the Israeli Arab municipality of Um el-Fahm, a known anti-Israeli...

Israel: 6 Injured in Elad Blaze

Six people, including a 3-year-old girl, were injured in a Thursday afternoon fire in a second story dwelling in Elad. Officials report arson is...

Sharp Toll Increases Proposed For NJ Turnpike, Parkway

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority proposed a sharp increase for tolls on the Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway Thursday. In a letter to Gov....

US Stock Closings 9/04/08

4:01PM EST: US stocks fell, sending the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to the longest stretch of losses since January, after rising jobless claims...

YWN Eretz Yisrael Evening News Roundup – 9/4/08

SECURITY/DEFENSE: *Continuing to ease restrictions on PA residents, the IDF over recent days removed 10 roadblocks in the Chevron district. *3 firebombs were hurled at an...

UPDATED: Opening Of ALL Lakewood Girls High Schools Postponed

UPDATE IN EXTENDED ARTICLE: Wednesday 11:30PM: YWN has been informed that as per the directive of the Lakewood Mashgiach and Roshei Yeshiva, orientation and...

Israel: Gov’t to Discuss Next Expulsion-Compensation Plan

The government on Sunday will be briefed by Minister Chaim Ramon regarding a plan addressing expulsion and compensation for residents of Yehuda and Shomron...

‘Shkias Hachama’ of the NY Sun?

The following letter was written by the Editor of the NY Sun, and appears in Thursday's edition of the newspaper: Dear Readers of the Sun: This morning...

Barak Speaks of Jerusalem as the Capital of Two Nations

In an interview with the al-Jazeera Arab News Agency on Wednesday, Defense Minister Ehud Barak stated areas of the eastern capital will become portions...

Lower Manhattan Residents To Rally Against NYPD

Lower Manhattan residents are up in arms over plans to build a state-of-the art addition to NYPD headquarters. Angry residents are scheduled to rally this...

YWN Eretz Yisrael Morning News Roundup – 9/4/08

SECURITY/DEFENSE: *Today, Thursday, is day 79 if the virtual Gaza ceasefire. *Today is Gilad Shalit’s 802nd day in Hamas captivity. *IDF soldiers involved in counter-terrorism operations throughout...

Report: El Al Crew in Canada was Under Terrorists’ Surveillance

According to a Channel 2 News report, an El Al crew in Canada was under surveillance by terrorists. The crew was being housed in...

Yerushalayim’s Eruv Questionable This Shabbos

After a number of weeks of secularists intentionally downing portions of the Yerushalayim eruv, it appears that rabbonim responsible for the mehadrin eruv in...

Kings County DA Hynes Announces Sentencing in Swastika Case

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes today announced the sentencing of Pavel Andreenko, 22, to 11 months in jail for spray painting swastikas...

Boro Park Shomrim Make Two Arrests In Hours

Incident #1: At approximately 3:00AM early Wednesday morning, Boro park Shomrim received a phone call from the manager of the Skver Cheder on 14th...

NJ Senators Want to Limit Sale Of Cold Medicines

Two New Jersey Senators concerned about potential abuse of over-the-counter cold medicines are proposing a ban on the sale of some products to children...

New York Downtown Hospital To Receive $5 Million LMDC Grant

Governor David A. Paterson today joined New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, New York City Deputy Mayor Robert Lieber, community leaders and hospital...

YWN Eretz Yisrael Morning News Roundup – 9/3/08

SECURITY/DEFENSE: *Today, Wednesday, is day 78 of the virtual Gaza ceasefire. *Today is Gilad Shalit’s 801st day in Hamas captivity. (We are setting back the Gilad...

Petition in USA Calling for Opening of Har HaBayis to Jews

An online petition originating in the United States is seeking support for a call to permit Jewish access to Har HaBayis on “fixed Jewish...

Dozens Detained by Police Near Modi’in on Tuesday Night

Approximately 50 men, women, and children were detained by police on Tuesday night near Modi’in as they made their way to the nearby community...

Fallsburg Police Make Arrests in Hate Crimes

Fallsburg Police have arrested and charged a man with felony arson and hate crimes on Tuesday in connection with a bungalow fire and spray-painted...

YWN EXCLUSIVE: The Story Of The Segula To Find Naftoli Smolyansky Z”L

(LEVAYA ARTICLE, AUDIO, & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE) When YWN broke the sad news of the recovery of the missing body of Naftoli Smolyansky Z”L,...

Update On MVA Involving Yosef Chanina ben Sorah Sima

On August 26, YWN posted an urgent Tehillim alert (HERE) for a young Lakewood couple who were involved in a serious MVA outside of Los Angeles....

Israel: Meet the Committee for Jewish Music

Headed by Rabbi Ephraim Luft of Bnei Brak, the Committee for Jewish Music has undertaken to place a hechsher on permitted music, and more...

Mofaz Visits Rav Kanievsky Shlita in Bnei Brak

Kadima Party hopeful Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz on Tuesday night visited with Rav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita in Bnei Brak. The meeting took place in...

Deri Gets the Green Light from Rav Ovadia Shlita in Mayoral Race

According to reports, former Shas Party leader Rav Aryeh Deri has received the ‘green light’ from Rav Ovadia Yosef Shlita to run in the...

Merkaz Terror Victim Returns to Yeshiva

Terror victim Naftali Sheetrit, who was very seriously wounded in the terror attack on Jerusalem’s Merkaz HaRav Yeshiva, returned to the yeshiva for the...

Hizbullah Attempted to Abduct a Number of Israelis Abroad

Israel has prevented the kidnapping of 5-7 Israeli businessmen and foreign emissaries abroad. According to the report appearing in the daily Yediot Achronot, Hizbullah...

Ukrainian Customs Officials Destroy Chumashim

Rabbi Yechiel Levitansky, the rav of the Sumy Jewish community decried the destruction of chumashim and siddurim by Ukrainian customs officials. The 173 seforim...

School Opens in Sderot – Students Review Kassam 101

The nation’s public schools opened on Monday, launching another year of learning for the almost 1.5 million students. For most, it was a regular...