Electra Next on Chareidi Boycott List

A boycott effort against the Electra Company, which manufactures air conditioners and other appliances, is underway due to the firm’s connection to chilul...

Bones: Protests and Arrests in Eretz Yisrael

While the removal of the bones at the Barzilai Hospital site has been completed, the matter is not forgotten, not to mention ongoing excavations...

Rahm Emanuel Arrives In Israel For Sons Bar Mitzvah

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has arrived in Israel as planned, to celebrate the bar mitzvah of his son. The event was...

Ground Zero Mosque Plans Might Be Derailed

The plan to build a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero may have hit a snag, due to an over 20-year pending landmark status. The...

Tens Of Thousands Protest NJ State Budget Cuts

More than 30,000 angry New Jersey residents including union employees and community activists, marched to the state capitol Saturday, delivering a blistering message to...

NY Daily News Questions Bloomberg’s Honesty Over His Private Jet Use

When Mayor Bloomberg wants something, he has plenty of tools to help him get it - friends in high places, a bully pulpit, six-figure...

Cuomo Officially Jumps Into NY Governors Race

New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo formally announced Saturday that he's running for governor. "My campaign is this simple: I represent the people of...

Emanuel Parents Threatening to Leave the Community

It appears that at least some of the families boycotting the Emanuel Beis Yaakov are unwilling to comply with a High Court of Justice...

Bloomberg’s Budget Cuts Hurting Approval Rating, Poll Finds

A new poll shows Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed budget cuts are hurting his approval rating. Bloomberg's approval rating hit a five-year low today, according to...

The Pained Cry of Gush Katif Refugees & Supporters

As the summer months approach, bringing yet another anniversary of the painful and shameful 2005 expulsion of Jews from their homes in Gush Katif...

Meah Shearim Hooligans Strike Again

Hooligans in Meah Shearim on Thursday night targeted a vehicle belonging to the Shomrim patrol, which protects homes N’vei Yaakov and other Jerusalem border...

Meeting with Gedolei Yisrael Regarding Emanuel Beis Yaakov

Following the latest High Court of Justice decision to end the segregation in the Emanuel Beis Yaakov, ordering parents and Chinuch Atzmai to act...

Two Arab Juveniles in Custody in Connection with Har HaZeisim Vandalism

Two eastern Jerusalem Arab residents, minors, were arrested by police on Thursday. They are suspected of recently smashing and damaging 25 tombstones on Har...

Levaya Of Rebitzen Leah Aurbach A”H, Daughter of Rav Eliyashiv

Rebitzen Leah Aurbach A"H was niftar in Yerushalayim on Friday morning. She was the rebitzen of HaGaon HaRav Azriel Aurbach and the daughter of Maran...

IDF Deputy Chief: Everyone Must Serve

Deputy IDF Chief of Staff Major-General Benny Gantz feels in the coming decade, the government must work towards implementing a system in which everyone...

Controversy Surrounding Churva Shul

When the Churva Shul in Jerusalem’s Old City was being rededicated in March of this year, there was a bit of a political storm...

Levaya Of Rav Yerachmiel Cofnas ZATZAL – One Of The Chofetz Chaim’s Last Remaining...

Manchester, England - YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira on the first day of Shavuos of one of the last remaining Talmidim...

Schumer Poised To Be The Senate Majority Leader

Washington - On Mother's Day, Chuck Schumer delivered two commencement speeches upstate, flew back to Brooklyn to eat dinner with his wife, mother and...

City Hall Ordered Fire Dept to Ignore Blaze in Meah Shearim

Jerusalem Councilman Yosef Deutsch is addressing reports that repeated calls from residents of Adonaiyhu HaCohen Street, reporting garbage receptacles on fire were ignored for...

Hollywood Actor Al Pacino Dresses As Chasidic Man & Visits Boro Park Shul

The Wall Street Journal reports: Al Pacino, preparing for the role of Shylock in the Public Theater's upcoming production of "The Merchant of Venice,"...

Senate Passes Financial Overhaul Bill

The Senate passed late Thursday night the most sweeping regulatory overhaul of the financial system since the New Deal. The bill, which passed 59-39, imposes...

New Strategy for Soda Tax Gives Diet Drinks a Break

Gov. David A. Paterson is considering a new strategy in his effort to pass a soda tax, hoping to win over reluctant lawmakers and...

Longtime Senator Arlen Specter Loses Bid for Sixth Term to Congressman Joe Sestak

In a symbol of the growing anti-Washington sentiment across the country, Rep. Joe Sestak defeated five-term senator Arlen Specterin the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary...

Eida Rabbonim Ask ‘Mechila’ from Barzilai Bones

Hundreds of Eida supporters took part in the Thursday afternoon levaya for the Barzilai bones after the Eida received permission from the Ministry of...

Obama’s Top Intelligence Adviser Resigns

The president's top intelligence adviser, Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair, has announced his resignation, effective Friday. Blair, a retired four-star Navy admiral, has...

Stocks Fall 376 Points Amid Concern About Europe’s Economy

Stocks logged their biggest drop of the year Thursday as investors worried about two events coming Friday — a German vote on the EU...

Senior Hamas Terrorist Released by Israel

As June 25th rapidly approaches, a day that will mark Gilad Shalit’s fourth anniversary in Hamas captivity, Israel on Thursday morning released senior Hamas...

Eida to Bury Barzilai Bones on Isru Chag

The Eida Chareidis has decided to bury the bones exhumed from Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon; with rabbonim indicated no one seems willing to undertake...

Father & Son Drowned In Lakewood Fishing Pond

A father and son from Toms River drowned Monday while playing with a remote control boat on a popular fishing pond, Lakewood PD tell...

Greenfield Slams ACS Commissioner On Child Care Cuts

At a New York City Council hearing on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Councilman David Greenfield got into a heated exchange with NYC ACS Commissioner...

Shavuos Decorations Go Up at KAJ – Breuer’s

Watch as Mispalilim in the Breuer's Shul (KAJ) located in Washington Heights, NY, decorate their Bais Medrash for Shavuos. The tedious job starts 48 hours...

EXCLUSIVE: The Only Interview He Ever Gave: The Satmar Rebbe: Hagon Rav Yoel Teitelbaum...

Forty years ago, in the shadow of the Six Day War, the Editor of the Panim El Panim Newspaper, Shmuel Avigdor HaKohen, made his...

YWN Wishes All A Gut Yom Tov!

Whether you will be traveling, at home, with family or with friends; YWN would like to wish all of our devoted readers and advertisers, a...

Rav Elyashiv: Erev Shavuos, A Time for Healing

From the YWN archives: In one of his shiurim, HaGaon HaRav Yitzchak Zilberstein explained that his father-in-law, Maran HaGaon Rav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv Shlita would...

Toldos Aaron Chossid ‘Brutally Arrested’ By Cops; Jerusalem Police Chief Questioned by Internal Affairs

The Justice Ministry Internal Affairs Unit questioned the Jerusalem police chief following a complaint filed by chareidim regarding the brutal arrest of a Toldos...

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