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,...

IDF Launches New Central Emergency Moked Assistance Number

The IDF has launched a centralized ‘moked’ emergency dispatcher system designed to permit travelers throughout Yehuda, Shomron and the Jordan Valley to phone one...

YWN Eretz Yisrael Morning News Roundup – 9/7/08

SECURITY/DEFENSE: *Today, Sunday, is day 82 of the virtual Gaza ceasefire. *Today is Gilad Shalit’s 805th day in Hamas captivity. *A 12 inch pipe bomb was discovered...

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...

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...

Senior Foreign Ministry Official Fundraises for the PA

Aaron Abramowitz, the director-general of the Israel Foreign Ministry has made an appeal on behalf of the PA to the international community in his...

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...

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...

Israel: Police Recover Contents Stolen from Home of GAVAD

Neighbors took notice on a Thursday night when they saw the Jerusalem police chief enter the home of HaGaon HaRav Yitzchak Tuvia Weiss, the...

Mounting Complaints Against Shai District Cops from Yehuda & Shomron Residents

Police accuse residents of Yehuda and Shomron of using the system to launch a war against them as there are a growing number of...

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...

How to Protect Yourself From the Flu Virus

Although most patients recover from a bout of the flu without treatment, thousands of Americans die from it each year. Influenza is a serious...

Likud Leaders Seek Rav Ovadia’s Support for Elections

It seems that with election fever in the air, leaders of the political parties are meeting with one another and with notables in the...

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...

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...

Serious MVA in Crown Heights

5:42PM EST: Crown Heights Hatzolah units are operating at the scene of a serious MVA on Eastern Parkway between Kingston and Albany Avenues. A...

Florida Mikvah Installs Hydraulic Lift For The Disabled

Hallendale Beach, FL: The first Mikvah with a hydraulic lift in the southeastern United States — and one of only a few in the...

Monday’s Rally to Stop Iran

The following was released by Agudath Israel on Sunday afternoon: The Iranian President Ahmadinejad, YM"S, whose evil and danger are well known to all, will be...

E-ZPass tags To Be Sold At Your Neighborhood Store

MTA Bridges and Tunnels plans on selling $30 "E-ZPass on the Go" tags at corner stores, gas stations and pharmacies citywide - similar to...

Cabinet Moving Ahead With Expulsion/Compensation Plan II

Minister Chaim Ramon on Sunday will move ahead presenting his plan for the next expulsion/compensation plan, speaking of addressing those residents of Yehuda and...

Shas Will Oppose Narrow Coalition

Shas leader Eli Yishai on Wednesday rejected the latest offer put on the table by Premier-designate Tzipi Livni, who is beginning to realize the...

Rav Cohen Shlita Addresses Vatican Synod

Rav Shar Yashuv Cohen Shlita, the chief rabbi of Haifa, on Monday became the first Jew to address the Vatican’s synod, the governing council...

Shvut Ami Outpost in Shomron Being Rebuilt

Shomron residents on erev Shabbos began rebuilding the Shvut Ami outpost which was destroyed by border police earlier in the week. A number of...

IDF Testing a New Recruit Ranking System

To date, the IDF rates inductees with two numbers, their medical profile and their “kaba” score, which reflects intellect and other factors. The two...

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...

Photos: The Kossover Rebbe Visits Camp Simcha Special

(Click HERE for photos) Camp Simcha Special.  If one had to sum up that magical place in one word, its name would do it...

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...

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...

Maharal Institute Opens in Prague

Prague - An academic institute dedicated to a legendary 16th- Century Jewish scholar Rabbi Judah Loew, also known as the Maharal of Prague, was...

As Tropical Storm Hanna Nears, N.J. Officials Post Warnings

As Hanna approaches landfall, tropical storm watches or warnings are in effect from Georgia in the U.S. southeast to areas just south of New...

Knesset Speaker Undertakes the Plight of Orphan Terror Victims

A number of weeks ago, Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik met with the Schijveschuurder children, one of a number of orphans who lost both parents...

Olmert to Announce his Resignation to the Cabinet on Sunday

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting is expected to announce he plans to resign as promised, following Kadima’s election of a...

Minister Sheetrit Allocates NIS 1 Million to Repair Akko Property

Interior Minister Meir Sheetrit on Sunday allocated NIS 1 millions towards repairing homes and other property damaged in the violence prevailing in Akko since...

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...

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