Alarming Rate of Bus Accidents in Israel

Most people get on a bus and feel safe, its size, surrounded by steel and upholstery, giving the passenger a feeling of safety, perhaps...

Williamsburg Struck by Hate Crime

10:15AM EST: Approximately 11 swastikas were found this morning in the heart of Williamsburg's Chasidic community, YWN has learned. The swastikas were found by shocked...

Poughkeepsie, NY: Menorah Battle in Court Again

Rabbi Yacov Borenstein thought the battle to site a large electrical menorah was over when Acting Supreme Court Justice James Pagones last week approved...

Assad Wants Defined Borders Prior to Talks With Israel

While Israel is happily announcing that the indirect talks with Damascus that were mediated by Turkey may be replaced by direct talks between the...

Jerusalem’s Rabbinate Race Long from Over

The pressure is on for Jerusalem’s new mayor, Nir Barkat, who is now expected to make good on campaign and coalition promises regarding the...

Israel: Bus Driver Has a Long Record of Violations

(PHOTOS LINK IN EXTENDED ARTICLE) The driver whose “aggressive behavior” caused the fatal accident near Eilat on Tuesday had 22 prior vehicular violations Transportation...

TIME Magazine Announces Barack Obama ‘Person Of The Year’ 2008

In a surprise to no one, Time magazine named President-elect Barack Obama its "Person of the Year" for 2008. The magazine said Obama "has come...

A Look at Israeli Economic Realities

With the government moving ahead with its safety net plan to save pension funds, and the implementation of other measures to bail out the...

Karlsburger Rav at Los Angeles Chasidishe Kollel

(PHOTO LINK AT END OF ARTICLE) The Los Angeles Chasidishe Kollel hosted a question and answer hour with the renown posek Harav Yechezkel Roth...

Internet Explorer Users Warned to Change Browsers Over Security Fears

Microsoft admitted today that a serious flaw in security has left the majority of the world’s internet users exposed to attacks from hackers hoping...

Israel: Blood Test to Detect Colon Cancer

The Bio Mark Company, an Israeli firm, has developed a blood test that can detect colon cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, while...

Made-Off Scam: A Message From YU President Richard M. Joel

Dear Yeshiva University Community, I would like to speak with you, members of the Yeshiva University Community, about recent events in the news. As a...

Bush Shoe Incident Caught Secret Service Flatfooted

Although the Secret Service put everyone who attended President George W. Bush's Baghdad news conference through several layers of security Sunday, the agency appeared...

Israel: Toddler Buried on Monday Night

Ayalah Revach A"H, 20-months-old, from Rechasim, was laid to rest on Monday night as a result of the stern intervention of Zaka officials, who...

PHOTOS – Summary of Tragic Bus Accident Near Eilat

(PHOTOS LINK IN EXTENDED ARTICLE) The preliminary investigation into the tragic bus accident indicates the bus driver was attempting an illegal pass of another...

Degel & Shas in General Election Race? Perhaps

On Rosh Chodesh Teves, 28 December, the lists for the general election for the 18th Knesset must be closed and on that day, the...

Paterson Proposes Flat Budget To Fill $15B Deficit

A WCBSTV report: Bare bones is putting it mildly. It's more like a cut to the bone. Governor David Paterson's budget includes some layoffs and...

Fed Cuts Target for Key Rate to Record Low

The Federal Reserve has cut its target for a key interest rate to the lowest level on record and pledged to use "all available...

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