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Petira of Hagaon HaRav Elya Meir Sorotzkin ZATZAL, Rosh Yeshiva of Springfield

YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Hagaon HaRav Elya Meir Sorotzkin ZATZAL, the Rosh Yeshiva of Springfield Yeshiva in NJ. He...

GOOD RIDDANCE: Head Of Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program Assassinated; In 2018 Netanyahu Said “Remember...

An Iranian scientist who led the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear program was assassinated Friday. The Fars news agency said the attack happened in Absard, a...

JUST IN: Satmar Cancels Massive “Chuf Alef Kislev” Celebrations, Normally Attended By Thousands

Chof Alef Kislev is a special day in Satmar. It marks the day that Hagon HaRav Yoel Teitelbaum ZATZAL, the founder of Satmar Chassidus...

Court Ruling Cuts Sentence For Quebec Mosque Shooter

Quebec’s highest court has declared consecutive life sentences to be unconstitutional, reducing the sentence given to the man who murdered six people in a...

Schools Struggle To Stay Open As Quarantines Sideline Staff

The infection of a single cafeteria worker was all it took to close classrooms in the small Lowellville school district in northeastern Ohio, forcing...

NY Winter Virus Plan Will Eye Hospitalizations, ICU Beds

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that officials are working on a winter plan for the coronavirus that will add metrics for how...

“We Have To Learn To Live With The Coronavirus,” Israeli Official Says

Israel's Health Ministry confirmed 1,069 new coronavirus cases on Thursday morning, the highest number of daily cases in over a month, with tests showing...

Rishon L’Tzion HaRav Yitzchak Yosef Meets With Bahraini Royalty

Rishon L'Tzion Rav Yitzchak Yosef met with a delegation of Bahrain royals at the King David hotel in Jerusalem on Wednesday. The delegation is visiting...

WATCH: Two NYPD Heroes Shot In The Line Of Duty Released From Hospital

Two NYPD officers who were shot and wounded Tuesday while responding to a domestic violence call in Queens were released from a hospital on...

“Dr. Mengele YM”S” – Anti-Vaxxers Target Israel’s Health Minister Yuli Edelstein

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said on Wednesday that he's being attacked by anti-vaxxers for his role in encouraging Israelis to be vaccinated for the...

HISTORIC: ZAKA Signs Agreement With Dubai Humanitarian Org. [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]

In a historical move, Israel's ZAKA organization signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday with DIHAD, the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development organization...

Djibouti Removes Itself As Candidate For Normalization With Israel

The leader of Djibouti, a strategically located country in the Horn of Africa, said that the Muslim-majority country won't consider normalizing ties with Israel...

Suspect In Swiss Knife Attack Had Tried To Travel To Syria

Swiss federal police said Wednesday a woman suspected of carrying out a knife attack that injured two other women and is being investigated as...

Saudi Women’s Activist To Be Tried By Terrorism Court

A leading Saudi women’s rights activist who’s been imprisoned for 2 1/2 years and drawn attention to the kingdom’s hard limits on dissent will...

Iran Says British-Australian Academic Freed For 3 Iranians

Australia’s prime minister said he’s “thrilled and relieved” after Iran released in a prisoner swap a 33-year-old academic who was imprisoned for more than...

Sara Netanyahu Leaves Prime Minister’s Residence To Find Quieter Place To Work

According to a report in Israeli media that appeared on Wednesday, Israel's First Lady, Sara Netanyahu, is leaving the Prime Minister's Residence on Balfour...

Wiping Down Groceries? Experts Say Keep Risk In Perspective

Cleaning wipes are harder to find on store shelves, and businesses are reassuring customers with stepped up sanitation measures. In New York, the subway...

Satmar Thanks Rabid Anti-Semite For Offering To Pay $15,000 Fine For Secret Wedding

A Satmar twitter account @HQSatmar ("Satmar Headquarters") tweeted their thanks to an individual for offering to pay the $15,000 fine given to them after...

Person Assaulted At Monsey Glatt, Suspect Arrested [VIDEO& PHOTOS]

A Jewish man was assaulted in Monsey Glatt on Thursday afternoon. Sources tell YWN that a delivery truck was unloading at the store, when a...

Iran Diplomat On Trial In Antwerp Over Plot To Bomb Dissidents

The bomb was meant to explode in a Paris suburb during a huge rally being held by an exiled Iranian opposition group. It could...

Jerusalem To Receive First Elderly Day Care Center For Chareidi Community

A new day center facility for the elderly in the Chareidi community is being built in the Romema neighborhood of Jerusalem. The new center,...

WATCH IT: Agudah Celebrates Supreme Court Victory On Eve Of National Convention

As YWN reported last night, in a landmark vindication of religious rights, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an injunction, just minutes...

Unprecedented Ice Storm Hits Russia’s Far East, Thousands Without Heat, Power

Thousands of people in Russia’s Far East region of Primorye remained without heating or electricity on Wednesday, as local authorities and emergency services wrestled...

IDF Drops Flyers In Syria Warning Against Collusion With Iran, Hezbollah

Israel's IDF dropped flyers in the Syrian Golan Heights warning its armed forces to desist its affiliation with Iran and Hezbollah, Syrian media outlets...

Home Depot Agrees To $17.5M Settlement In 2014 Data Breach

Home Depot has reached a $17.5 million settlement with the attorney generals of 46 states and the District of Columbia over a 2014 data...

EMT Revives Man Who Collapsed At Tel Aviv Train Station

Just after 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Avraham Levy was returning home from staffing an all-night municipal election vote-count in...

Toronto Police Have Person Of Interest In Murder Of Jewish Billionaire Barry Sherman And...

Toronto police said Wednesday that they have identified a person of interest in the killing of Canadian drug company billionaire Barry Sherman and his...

Court Rules Germany Not Responsible for US Drone Strikes

Germany’s top administrative court has ruled the country’s government can’t be forced to ensure that U.S. drone strikes controlled via an American military base...

On Kingdom’s Request, Netanyahu’s Trip To Bahrain Postponed

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu‏‏'s planned trip to Bahrain next week has been postponed until late December in accordance with the kingdom's request, Walla News...

New York State May Speed Up, Permanently Expand Vote-By-Mail

New York may permanently expand voting by mail — something it tried on a wide scale for the first time this year — while...

Manhattan DA Appeals Manafort Dismissal To NY’s High Court

New York City prosecutors are seeking to have the state’s highest court revive state mortgage fraud charges against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman...

Chabad Cowboy Places Second In Prestigious Equestrian Competition

Sharon Hershko, a Chabad Chasid who lives in the city of Lod, came in second place in Israel's Extreme Cowboy competition. The competition took...

Stephen Bannon Switching Lawyers In Border Wall Fund Case

A prominent Washington lawyer defending President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist against charges that he cheated donors to a southern border wall notified a...

Sorotzkin Resident: “We Pulled The Kids From Their Beds And Fled”

Hundreds of residents of the apartments on Sorotzkin Street that were engulfed in fire in the early hours of Tuesday morning woke up to...

Israel Weighs Closing Checkpoints To Prevent Palestinians From Spreading COVID-19 In Israel

Following the recent outbreak of COVID-19 in the Palestinian Authority territories, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is seriously weighing the possibility of temporarily closing all...

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