BREAKING NEWS: Double Cross: Espada to Return to the Dems

Sen. Pedro Espada, the dissident Democrat at the center of the crisis in Albany, has turned his back on his Republican coalition -- apparently...

Inside Politics: Ask David Greenfield!

This Week: Will the Government Give Me Cash for My Clunker Car? Plus Crisis in Albany and Winner & Losers! Every Thursday - exclusively...

Obama’s Poll Numbers Plummet

Rasmussen reports President Obama's Presidential Approval Index fell to -3. That is Obama's lowest rating to date. The tracking Poll shows that 33% of the...

LITOELES HORABIM: Siferi Torah At Sloatsburg Rest Area Today

With thousands of people travelling to the Catskills every Thursday night, and stopping at the Sloatsburg Rest Area for Mincha & Maariv, an issue...

Swine Flu Vaccine Coming By October, Officials Say

The nation's secretary of health and human services said Thursday that some vaccine to fight the H1N1 virus should be available for distribution in...

Remembering the Second Lebanon War

The nation this week remembered the Second Lebanon War and the costly toll it took on the nation, primarily areas in the north. State...

Poll Shows Shrinking Lead For Chris Christie vs. Gov. Jon Corzine

New Jersey - Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie has a seven-point lead vs. Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine, 46 percent to 39 percent, according to...

MK Calls for Compensation for Airline Delays

If MK (Ta’al) Dr. Ahmed Tibi has his way, and judging by the support which pushed the bill through its preliminary vote, airlines landing...

Ramapo’s Supervisor Race Draws Another Lawsuit

Ramapo, NY - Bruce Levine has filed countercharges against Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence for his lawsuit accusing Levine of proffering slanderous campaign literature. St. Lawrence...

Ocean County Board of Taxation Grows In A Hurry

The Asbury Park Press reports: The Ocean County Board of Taxation has gone from a one-man show to one of the biggest such panels...

Schumer Brainstorm: Federal Government Should Give Every Baby $500 Present

Senator Charles Schumer wants to give every child born in the U.S. a $500 savings account, courtesy of the federal government. The Democrat from New...

NOW WHAT? Court Suspends Lt. Gov Appointment

NYS Republicans say they've secured a court order suspending Gov. David Paterson's plan to appoint a lieutenant governor to preside over the gridlocked New...

YWN Re-launches Ride-Sharing

(REPOSTED AS TOP STORY) With summer here, tens of thousands of folks are once again commuting to and from the Catskills each week -...

78 Turtles On Tarmac Cause Delays At NYC Airport

A runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport was shut down briefly Wednesday morning after at least 78 turtles emerged from a nearby bay...

Paris: JDL Vandal Attack Against Pro-Arab Bookstore

Four Jews who identify with the Jewish Defense League are in custody in France for allegedly vandalizing what is described as a “pro-Palestinian” bookstore...

Reform Opposition Results in Closure of Chabad Camp

Attorney David Sprecher explains that “if this would occur in Belgium, it would be called anti-Semitism”. Chabad shaliach R’ Yosef Kirsch explains Reform Jews are...

Israel: Report: 60 Missionaries Underwent Giyur

During a meeting with Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar Shlita, HaRav HaGaon Sholom Dov Lifshitz Shlita presented the rav with a detailed list of...

UPDATED – NYPD Arrest Suspect For Assaulting More Than a Dozen Crown Heights Women

Sources tell YWN that the NYPD has man in custody, and suspect he is the man responsible for "assaulting" more than a dozen woman in the...

Reward Offered In Case Of Vandalized Mineola Chabad House

Long Island, NY - Authorities are offering a $6,000 reward to catch whoever spray-painted swastikas last week on a Chabad House in Mineola. The money comes...

Security Cameras & Improvement for Har HaZeisim

Minister of Religious Services Yaakov Margi in his Knesset response to MK Eliezer Menachem Moses regarding the deteriorating condition in Har HaZeisim. Margi explained...

Shin Bet Protection for IDF Soldier Netanyahu

In the coming weeks, Yair Netanyahu, a son of the prime minister, will become the first IDF inductee in history to receive Shin Bet...

Kiryas Joel Mayor Sticks His Nose Into Mideast Peace Effort

Abraham Wieder, mayor of Kiryas Joel, New York, wrote a letter last week to President Barack Obama, praising his "noble efforts" to stop the...

Newspaper Sues the Nadvorner Rebbe Shlita

The publisher of the Chadoshoti Newspaper, Yaakov Kind, has filed a NIS 250,000 lawsuit against the Haifa Nadvorna Rebbe Shlita (Rav Dovid Laufer), as...

Biden: Hospitals Agreed to Lower Costs by $155B

Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday annnounced that hospitals have agreed to contribute $155 billion in Medicare and Medicaid savings over the next 10...

Petira Of Daughter-In-Law Of Rosh Yeshiva Ner Yisroel, & Daughter Of Rav Efrayim Zeraivin

YWN regrets to inform of the sudden Petira of Mrs. Lifsha Feldman A"H (45) of Yerushalayim - daughter-in-law of Rav Aaron Feldman Shlita, the...

VIDEO: North Korean Cyber Attack? Widespread Computer Attack on US Government Agencies

North Korea promised to attack the United States on the 4th of July this year. Its a little gift they seem to want...

Paterson Plans Announcement Of Lt. Governor; Hopes To End Circus

WCBSTV reports that NYS Gov. David Paterson is planning to appoint a lieutenant governor at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Paterson plans to take to the TV...

Jewish Press Becomes First Jewish Paper to Endorse for 2009 Election

Today, the Jewish Press endorsed Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s re-election bid.  Founded by Rabbi Sholom Klass and Mr. Raphael Schreiber in 1960, the Jewish Press...

Israel: Please, Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Two IDF officers and two civilians are in custody after opening fire at and beating a newspaper deliverer and his son during the night....

PM Netanyahu Orders Additional Perks for PA Residents

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday announced his administration was implementing additional measures towards relaxing security regulations on residents of PA (Palestinian Authority) autonomous...

Sefer Torah Dedication in Honor of Gilad Shalit

A hachnasas sefer torah will be held the IDF’s 71st Armored Division base on Wednesday night, Gilad Shalit‘s unit. The sefer torah, donated by...

Petira Of Hagon Rav Sholom Menashe Gottleib ZATZAL

YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Hagon HaRav Sholom Menashe Gottleib ZATZAL (98), Rosh Yeshiva of Bais Hatalmud (in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn). The...

Swiss Vow to Block UBS From Providing Data to U.S.

The Swiss government said Wednesday that it was prepared to seize U.B.S. client data rather than allow the bank to hand it over to...

Federal Buildings Get ‘F’ After Bombs Smuggled In

Plainclothes investigators sent to test security at federal buildings in four U.S. cities were successful in smuggling bomb components through guard posts at all...

Sullivan County Sheriff’s Arrest Reputed Gang Leader Following Route 17 Pursuit

Sullivan County sheriff's deputies and NY State Police apprehended a reputed gang leader after a high-speed pursuit on Route 17 Tuesday evening. Arrested were Earnest...

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