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

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-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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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‘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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