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White House Chief of Staff Accidentally Names ISIS Hostage

Sunday January 25, 2015 5:05 PM

denis-mcdonough-chief-of-staffWhile speaking on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough appeared to accidentally reveal the name of the American woman currently held hostage by ISIS.”   (more…)

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2 Shot in NYC Home Depot

Sunday January 25, 2015 4:12 PM


A crowded Home Depot in Chelsea erupted into violence Sunday afternoon when a man shot another near the store’s lighting department and then turned the gun on himself, sending panicked shoppers (more…)

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio: Prepare for the Worst

Sunday January 25, 2015 3:15 PM

de-blasio1A potentially “historic and destructive” winter storm and blizzard will dump up to 3 feet of snow and on the Northeast on Monday, with affected areas including New York City, coastal New Jersey, (more…)

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Tuesday Blizzard to Bring NYC, Boston to a Standstill

Sunday January 25, 2015 2:30 PM

snowstorm-blizzardAccuWeather reports a major winter storm will unfold across the Northeast early this week, eventually becoming an all-out blizzard over parts of New England and the New York City area.


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Madoff: I Suffer More Than My Victims

Sunday January 25, 2015 1:13 PM

madoffThe man behind history’s greatest Ponzi scheme says he’s in greater pain than his victims. Bernie Madoff emailed NBC News to say the pain he caused so many is “nothing” to the pain he suffers from (more…)

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Indyk Interferes On Israel - Again

Sunday January 25, 2015 12:28 PM

martin-indyk1By Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn

The former U.S. ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk, has called on Israel’s leaders “to stay out of America’s politics” — just hours after he urged the United States to interfere in Israel’s politics, (more…)

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Emotional Yad L’Achim Bris Milah Brings Family Back Together

Sunday January 25, 2015 11:21 AM

yad-lachim-brisA moving ceremony was celebrated recently at Yad L’Achim; the bris milah of a baby born to a young woman rescued by the organization from an Arab village. Making the ceremony even more poignant is (more…)

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Rav Meir Finkel Appointed Rov of Bais Medrash Avreichim of Flatbush, Rav Plutchok Becomes Rov at Tomchei Torah

Sunday January 25, 2015 10:15 AM

rav-meir-finkelBrooklyn, NY - Rav Meir Finkel has been appointed as the mara d’asra of Bais Medrash Avreichim of Flatbush, located on Avenue O, off of Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn. (more…)

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BMG Raised Kollel Checks for First Time in 20 Years

Sunday January 25, 2015 9:09 AM

bmg-smallLakewood , NJ - For the first time in what it said to be some two decades, Beth Medrash Govoha, the largest yeshiva in North America, has raised the amount of the monthly kollel check it distributes to (more…)

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ZOA Criticizes ADL’s Foxman For Suggesting Boehner Disinvite Netanyahu

Sunday January 25, 2015 8:24 AM

abe-foxmanThe Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has criticized Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman for suggesting that Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner (R- (more…)

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Mossad Distances Itself From Report That It Opposes New Iran Sanctions

Sunday January 25, 2015 7:15 AM


Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency distanced itself from a report that it opposes new American sanctions against Iran. (more…)

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Simon Wiesenthal Center Strongly Condemns Anti-Semitic Outburst During City Council Vote on Commemoration of 70th Anniversary of Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Sunday January 25, 2015 6:26 AM

nyc-city-hall-nyc-councilThe Simon Wiesenthal Center strongly condemns the anti-Semitic outburst by 40 pro-Palestinian activists that erupted in the New York City Council Chambers yesterday just as the City Council (more…)

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An Evening Out with your Spouse: How to ensure that it is a Special, Enjoyable, and Memorable Experience

Sunday January 25, 2015 5:41 AM

rav-moshe-meir-weissBy Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

As we head into the depths of winter, there is a tendency for the winter blues to set in.  The frigid cold and short span of sunlight tends to bring this on for many people. (more…)

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Arab Parties Merge Ahead Of Israeli Knesset Elections

Sunday January 25, 2015 4:11 AM


Israel’s Arab political parties-Balad, Ra’am-Ta’al, and Hadash-on Thursday announced that they will be vying in the March 17 Knesset elections on a joint ticket. Newly elected Hadash party leader (more…)

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Tefillos for Rav Dof Yoffe

Sunday January 25, 2015 3:49 AM

rav-dov-yoffeThe Olam HaTorah is davening for the welfare of one of Eretz Yisroel’s senior gedolei Torah and mechanchim, Rav Dov Yoffe, mashgiach of Yeshiva Knesses Chizkiyahu in Kfar Chassidim, who is (more…)

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Israeli Leaders Respond To Death Of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah

Sunday January 25, 2015 3:18 AM


Israeli leaders have responded to the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, praising him for contributing to Middle East peace and stability. (more…)

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TODAY: Pirchei of Midwood Event

Sunday January 25, 2015 2:30 AM



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Belgium Searching For Accomplice To Jewish Museum Shooter

Sunday January 25, 2015 1:13 AM


Belgian authorities are searching for a possible accomplice to Mehdi Nemmouche, the French-Algerian gunman who killed four people at a Jewish museum in Brussels last May. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 5 Shevat

Sunday January 25, 2015 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Chaim Dovid Chazan, Rishon L’tzion (1869)

Rav Shalom Shachna Yelin, Rav of Bielsk and author of Yefeh Einayim (1874). Bielsk is a town, 52 km (more…)

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Flatbush Yeshivas, Shuls and Leading Communal Organizations Attend FJCC Security Workshop

Saturday January 24, 2015 11:12 PM

fjcc-security-workshopOver 150 rabbis, yeshiva principals, educators and shul representatives from all segments of the Flatbush community, attended the Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition (FJCC) security workshop given by the NYPD (more…)

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While Obama Touts Diplomacy, Iran Vows Israel’s Destruction

Saturday January 24, 2015 8:10 PM


While the Obama administration touts the benefits of peaceful “engagement” with Tehran and excoriates Israel for advocating strengthened sanctions against its nuclear program, senior Iranian (more…)


Oops: White House Spokesman Inadvertently Wishes for Netanyahu to be Replaced

Saturday January 24, 2015 7:28 PM

josh-earnestIn the midst of a bitter dispute between the Israeli and American governments, White House spokesman Josh Earnest endured an embarrassing slip on Friday, mishearing an awkwardly worded (more…)


Rasmussen Poll: Mitt Romney Leads GOP Pack

Saturday January 24, 2015 6:55 PM


A new poll from Rasmussen Reports has found Mitt Romney atop a growing field of GOP contenders.

The telephone survey of likely Republican voters found Romney, with (more…)

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After Missing Paris Peace March, Obama to Skip Taj Mahal for Saudi King Funeral

Saturday January 24, 2015 6:53 PM


President Obama will cut short his trip to India and fly to Saudi Arabia to meet with the new king on Tuesday. Obama arrives in New Delhi on Sunday to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will be (more…)


ISIS Beheads One Japanese Hostage

Saturday January 24, 2015 6:36 PM


ISIS-linked Twitter accounts have distributed a video showing one of two Japanese hostages held by the group. In the video, Kenji Goto Jogo said fellow hostage Haruna Yukawa had been beheaded and (more…)

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Palestinians Protest Hebdo Cartoons

Saturday January 24, 2015 6:28 PM


Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in the streets of the West Bank to protest Charlie Hebdo and its printing of cartoons depicting (more…)

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Mass Retrial for Muslim Brotherhood

Saturday January 24, 2015 6:21 PM


An Egyptian court has ordered a retrial for 37 Muslim Brotherhood members who were sentenced to death and 115 who were sentenced to life in prison last March, judicial sources tell Reuters. (more…)

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Attempt to Lift AirAsia Fuselage Fails

Saturday January 24, 2015 6:15 PM


The first attempt to raise the fuselage from the AirAsia flight that crashed last month has failed. Teams are trying to salvage the (more…)

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Bloomberg Wants to Buy New York Times

Friday January 23, 2015 12:37 PM


It’s long been speculated that former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to purchase The New York Times and it turns out to be true. New York magazine reports that the billionaire media (more…)


Marco Rubio Preparing Presidential Bid

Friday January 23, 2015 11:44 AM


Marco Rubio is telling his staff to “proceed as if he is running for president,” according to one senior adviser, as the Florida senator takes steps to launch an official bid. He’ll need $50 million in funds to (more…)

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ISIS Posts Countdown Clock for Hostages

Friday January 23, 2015 11:13 AM


ISIS posted a warning online that the “countdown has begun” for the execution of two Japanese hostages held in Syria, including a clock counting down to zero. (more…)


‘Doomsday Clock’ Ticks Close to Midnight

Friday January 23, 2015 11:12 AM

doomsdayTime is ticking for this gelechter.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, founded in 1945 by those developing the atomic bomb, has (more…)

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Americans Keep Trying to Board With Guns

Friday January 23, 2015 10:45 AM


According to new statistics, a record number of firearms-2,212 to be exact-were found by the Transportation Security Administration last year. And 80 percent of them were loaded. (more…)

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Rav Chaim Kanievsky Answers Questions on Chinuch

Friday January 23, 2015 10:22 AM

rav-chaim-kanievsky2By Rabbi Yair Hoffman

For the Moshav HaChinuch Convention recently held in the Nir Etzion Hotel, the Mayor of Modiin Illit, Yaakov Gutterman, presented a number of questions in writing from Torah educators to Rav (more…)

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Satellite Images Confirm Iran In Possession Of Missiles That Can Reach “Far Beyond Europe”

Friday January 23, 2015 9:42 AM

iran-missilesIsraeli television broadcast what it said were the first satellite images seen in the West of a 27-meter (over 88-foot) missile on a launch pad in Tehran. A missile that large, the report claimed, could reach (more…)


Hillary Clinton Supports Obama’s Opposition To New Iran Sanctions

Friday January 23, 2015 9:17 AM

hillary-clintonFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a Canadian audience this week that she supports President Barack Obama’s threat to veto a new Iran sanctions bill. (more…)


Mossad Chief Denies Report He Warned US Against Iran Sanctions

Friday January 23, 2015 8:19 AM


The head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence service Tamir Pardo has denied a report which claimed he and other senior Mossad officials expressed opposition to a US bill imposing further sanctions on (more…)

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MTA Board Votes To Raise Fares And Tolls

Friday January 23, 2015 7:49 AM

mta-busNew York - The cost of your commute is going up. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted Thursday to raise fares and tolls. (more…)