Maran R’ Elyashiv Visits the Kosel and Churva Shul

Maran HaGaon HaRav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv Shlita visited the Kosel on Wednesday, the first day of Chol Hamoed in Eretz Yisrael. The gadol hador expressed...

Jobless Claims Match 19-Month Low

The number of Americans filing for unemployment insurance for the first time fell last week, matching the lowest level since August 2008, according to...

US: Full E. Jerusalem Building Freeze for 4 Months

The United States is now pressuring Israel to accept a full four-month construction freeze in areas referred to by the US administration as “East...

Unfortunately, Chametz Restaurants Operating in Yerushalayim

This year, stores are increasingly brazen in defiance of the Chametz Law and yomtov, with a larger number opening their doors on Monday, the...

Oregon: Hate Charge Unlikely in Attack Of Jewish Man

Eugene, OR - A man arrested on a hate crime allegation in the beating of a Jewish man isn’t likely to face that charge...

Chabad Shaliach in Hungary Targeted in Yomtov Anti-Semitic Incident

As Jews throughout the Diaspora on Tuesday night sat around tables engaged in the second Pesach seder, a Chabad shaliach in Budapest, Hungary was...

Egged Halts Bus Service to Meah Shearim

1:10PM IL: According to Egged’s Nir Landau, the manager of Egged Yerushalayim, the violent protests taking place in Meah Shearim have compelled the bus...

Iran Nuclear Scientist Defects to U.S. In CIA ‘Intelligence Coup’

An Iranian nuclear scientist who disappeared while on pilgrimage to Mecca last year has defected to the United States and is living and working...

NYPD Conducts Security Drills at Transit Hubs

Commuter hubs in Manhattan were packed with a heavy police presence Wednesday morning, as part of a multi-agency training exercise. Approximately 100 New York City...

Last Living Jew In Afghanistan Gets Pesach Aid From Half A World Away

For the man believed to be the last Jew living in Afghanistan, a lifeline to keeping his Passover traditions came in the form of...

Paterson Makes Plea As Budget Clock Runs Out

With the budget deadline looming, Governor David Paterson made a last minute appeal to New Yorkers Wednesday. In a taped address, the governor warned that...

Security Tight For Belgium Terror Trial

Belgian police have mounted an unprecedented security operation outside the Brussels courtroom where nine members of an alleged terrorist cell linked to al Qaeda...

PHOTO & VIDEO ESSAY: Erev Pesach 5770 (Eretz Yisroel & Lakewood)

  Lakewood, NJ - Despite the inclement weather, pesach preparations were at full steam as the residents of Lakewood went about shopping, cleaning, selling, and burning...

YWN Wishes Everyone A Beautiful & Kosher Pesach

On this Erev Pesach morning of 5770 , YWN would like to thank our devoted readers across the globe for visiting YWN each day,...

Greenfield Ensures More Pre-Pesach Garbage Pickup

Brooklyn – Councilman-elect David Greenfield spent the weekend working with the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to ensure pre-Pesach garbage pickup. Pesach, which begins at...

NYC To Offer Legal Aid to those Facing Foreclosure

The city announced Monday that it will be offering free legal support for New Yorkers at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure. The new...

Man Charged With Threatening to Kill Highest Elected Jewish Politician In Congress

A Philadelphia man has been charged with threatening to kill Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and his family. A two-count complaint and warrant was filed today...

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