Bratton On NYPD Twitter Backlash: We Won’t Quit Social Media

Thursday April 24, 2014 1:17 AM

nypd1Police Commissioner Bill Bratton admits he was caught off guard after a Twitter request by the NYPD backfired in a very public way, but said (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 24 Nissan

Thursday April 24, 2014 12:02 AM


-Rav Moshe of Premishel, author of Mateh Moshe (1606)

-Rav Chaim Menachem Heschel of Zhinkov (1837-1893). Succeeded his father, Rav Meshulam (more…)

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After Shooting, ‘Glitches’ Exposed In Kansas City Jewish Community’s Security Plan

Wednesday April 23, 2014 10:40 PM

frazier-glenn-millerBy D. Shapiro

The recent deadly shooting in the parking lots of two Jewish facilities in Overland Park, Kan., exposed “glitches” in the Kansas City Jewish (more…)

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Fatah And Hamas Sign Pact To Form Palestinian Unity Government

Wednesday April 23, 2014 9:25 PM

hamas-fatah-mashal-abbasPalestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party and the Gaza-based terrorist group Hamas on Wednesday signed a pact to form a (more…)

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Bad Idea: #myNYPD Backfires on NYC Police

Wednesday April 23, 2014 8:04 PM

nypdSomeone should have told the New York Police Department that asking New Yorkers to tweet photos with cops wasn’t going to elicit too many (more…)

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Study: Monkeys Can Do Math

Wednesday April 23, 2014 7:24 PM

monkeyA new study from Harvard University shows that monkeys have the potential to do math. The study published this week in (more…)

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Alan Gross: I Will Leave Cuba Dead Or Alive

Wednesday April 23, 2014 6:45 PM

alan-grossU.S. government subcontractor Alan P. Gross is “not doing well” after 4 1/2 years in a Cuban prison and has vowed that he will “return to the (more…)

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Rabbi Marc Schneier Meets with Mahmoud Abbas

Wednesday April 23, 2014 6:10 PM

marc-schneier-meeting-with-mahmoud-abbasAmidst increasing tensions between Israel and the Palestinian Authority over stalled peace negotiations, Palestinian (more…)


Israeli-American Journalist Detained In Ukraine

Wednesday April 23, 2014 5:47 PM

vice-news-reporter-siimon-ostrovskyThe Israeli embassy in Kiev is communicating with Ukrainian authorities in the eastern city of Slovyansk regarding an (more…)

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Allen Fagin to Replace Rabbi Steven Weil as Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union

Wednesday April 23, 2014 5:08 PM

allen-faginThe Board of Directors of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, also known as the Orthodox Union (OU), has unanimously (more…)


Michigan Man Gets Bionic Eye

Wednesday April 23, 2014 4:40 PM

eyeA Michigan man who suffered from a degenerative eye disease that left him blind can now see glimpses of his wife, grandson, and cat thanks to a (more…)

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Urgent Campaign Launched for Security and Jewish Sovereignty of Har Hazeisim

Wednesday April 23, 2014 3:16 PM

har-hazeisimWith news that rock throwing and desecration of graves continue, albeit at a much lower level than previously, an urgent campaign to “once and (more…)


1,000 Attend United Hatzalah Benefit Concert Featuring 3 Noted Cantors and Honoring Chilean Philanthropist Farkas

Wednesday April 23, 2014 2:42 PM

united-hatzolah-concertMore than 1,000 patrons from around the world joined United Hatzalah, Israel’s largest emergency response volunteer (more…)


Second Temple Era Chisel Uncovered Near Har Habayis

Wednesday April 23, 2014 2:12 PM

chisel-second-bais-hamikdoshThe Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) has made an extraordinary archaeological finding: it has uncovered a Second Bais Hamikdosh Era iron (more…)


Aboard an Israel Navy Patrol Boat Protecting Israel’s Gas Rigs

Wednesday April 23, 2014 1:19 PM

israel-navyYuval Azulai of Globes has a fascinating report on the Israel Navy’s high speed patrol boats that are tasked with helping to protect Israel’s (more…)

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Woman Misses Father’s Levaya After Arabs Stone Her Car

Wednesday April 23, 2014 12:48 PM

har-hazeisimTova Richler, 59, a resident of New York who traveled to Israel to attend her father’s levaya, was kept from the funeral by Arab youths who (more…)


Scary Study: Parents Spending 11 Hours A Day On Cell Phone

Wednesday April 23, 2014 11:22 AM

cell-phoneIt’s not just our kids getting too much screen time these days. Parents are also guilty of spending too much time on their electronic (more…)


Netanyahu: Abbas Must Choose Between Israel and Hamas

Wednesday April 23, 2014 10:47 AM

netanyahu-abbas Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu warned PA President Mahmoud Abbas today that a reported reconciliation deal with the Hamas terrorist (more…)

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McCain: Obama Doesn’t Appreciate ‘American Leadership’ Role

Wednesday April 23, 2014 10:12 AM

mccain-johnAs Russian troops continue to mass along Ukraine’s border, President Barack Obama hesitates in stepping up assistance for the embattled country (more…)


Supreme Court to Rule on Use of Yerushalayim in U.S. Passports

Wednesday April 23, 2014 9:31 AM

ari-zivotofsky-passportAfter years of litigation, the Supreme Court on Monday said it would decide if Congress or the State Department has the final say in whether U.S. (more…)

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Iran’s Redesign of Arak Heavy Water Reactor an “Exercise in Deceit”

Wednesday April 23, 2014 8:04 AM

iran-arak-heavy-water-reactorIsrael believes Iran’s announcement this past weekend regarding the redesign of its Arak heavy water reactor to greatly limit the amount of (more…)

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Syria: Assad Launching Chemical Weapons Attacks with Chlorine

Wednesday April 23, 2014 7:11 AM

syriaThe Assad regime has reverted to the use of lethal chlorine gas, first used in World War I, in a series of recent attacks, Western officials believe. (more…)

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Armrests Out: Airlines Put The Squeeze On Weight

Wednesday April 23, 2014 6:18 AM

flight-planeIf you thought airlines could find no new ways to squeeze more passengers into each plane, you are underestimating the resolve of the airline (more…)


Lakewood: Robbers Snatch Thousands at J2 Pizza

Wednesday April 23, 2014 6:05 AM

pizzaLakewood, NJ - Now that Pesach is over, the ever-popular J2 pizza shop in Lakewood, NJ, is once again a hopping joint, as hundreds of pizza (more…)


Good Riddance: Anti-Semitic Mayor Resigns

Wednesday April 23, 2014 5:32 AM

dan-clevengerThe anti-Semitic mayor of Marionville, Mo., resigned Monday night after the city council voted to begin impeachment proceedings against him. (more…)


‘King Of Diamonds’ Lev Leviev Wins High Court Battle Over Angola Deal

Wednesday April 23, 2014 4:44 AM

arkady-gaydamak-lev-levievOver Pesach, Arkady Gaydamak, the wealthy father of the former Portsmouth FC owner Sacha, lost the latest stage in his $2bn High Court battle (more…)

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Eyewitness in Ukraine: “Everyone is Expectant of Some Development; You Can Feel the Tension in the Air”

Wednesday April 23, 2014 3:08 AM

gunmen-ukraineBy Roman Mokrinsky

DRUZHKOVA, UKRAINE - Tensions continue to mount in eastern Ukraine, as no obtainable solution is in sight. Reports of casualties continue to (more…)

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Subpoenas Issued for Bridgegate

Wednesday April 23, 2014 2:19 AM

gw-bridgeIt’s judgment day for Bridgegate. A special committee investigating the lane closure on the George Washington Bridge has issued four subpoenas (more…)

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