Death Toll from Nepal Earthquake Rises to 3,300

Monday April 27, 2015 3:40 AM

NEPAL EARTHQUAKEThe death toll from Nepal’s earthquake soared past 3,300 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still (more…)

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Rebbetzin Perel Faiga Babad of Tartikov a”h

Monday April 27, 2015 3:20 AM

candleIt is with great sadness that we report the passing this past week of Rebbetzin Perel Faiga Babad a”h, wife of the Tartikover Rov, Rav Alexander Asher Babad zt”l. (more…)

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Kerry, Zarif to Meet as Iran Nuclear Talks Continue

Monday April 27, 2015 2:40 AM

John Kerry Mohammad Javad Zarif

Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet Monday in New York for the first time since announcing a framework deal to curtail Iran’s nuclear program in (more…)

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Report: Netanyahu Moves Closer to Forming New Coalition Government

Monday April 27, 2015 2:19 AM

netanyahu3Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu is closer to forming a new coalition after the head of the Bayit Yehudi party relinquished his demand for the foreign ministry, political (more…)

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Israel to Attend Major Nuclear Non-Proliferation Conference Amid Concerns Over Iran

Monday April 27, 2015 1:11 AM

netanyahu20Israel will take part as an observer in a major nuclear non-proliferation conference that opens at the United Nations on Monday, ending a 20-year absence in hope of fostering dialogue with Arab (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 8 Iyar

Monday April 27, 2015 12:09 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yerachmiel Rabinowitz of Peshischa (1831)

Rav Moshe Mordechai Twersky of Trisk (1943) (more…)

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Obama Cracks Netanyahu, Iran Jokes at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Sunday April 26, 2015 11:42 PM

obama10The correspondents’ association dinner is the night the president does stand-up comedy to raise money for scholarships for young journalists - and provides tongue-in-cheek payback for those (more…)

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Rebbetzin Elisheva Kahaneman a”h

Sunday April 26, 2015 10:06 PM

candleIt is with great sadness that we report the passing a short while ago of Rebbetzin Elisheva Kahaneman a”h. She was 61 years old (more…)

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Kesubos 84: Taking an Extra Bentcher

Sunday April 26, 2015 9:50 PM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Iranian Leader: US ‘Oppresses’ Its Black Population

Sunday April 26, 2015 7:41 PM

iran-supreme-leader-ayatollah-ali-khameneiIran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday accused the US of tyrannizing its African-American citizens, saying “black people (in the United States) are oppressed, disrespected and (more…)

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200 Israeli Soldiers Dispatched to Nepal

Sunday April 26, 2015 6:32 PM

NEPAL EARTHQUAKEThree Israeli rescue and medical teams are responding to the disastrous earthquake that hammered Nepal, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Deputy Spokesperson Alon Lavi told the Tazpit News (more…)

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Netanyahu Commends IDF for Foiling Terror Attack in North

Sunday April 26, 2015 5:38 PM


Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu on Sunday night praised the IDF for eliminating a squad of terrorists as they tried to place an explosive device near the border fence with Syria. (more…)

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Israeli Airstrikes Hit Syrian Border

Sunday April 26, 2015 4:54 PM


The Israel Defense Forces said it launched airstrikes targeting a group of terrorists near its Syrian border Sunday night. The group was allegedly attempting to transport an explosive (more…)

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Supplies Rapidly Dwindling, Nepal Chabad Provides Shelter, Food, Hope to Backpackers

Sunday April 26, 2015 3:53 PM

nepal2With supplies rapidly dwindling and nightfall settling over the nation, Chabad of Nepal continues to provide food and aid to those in need following a massive 7.8 earthquake that devastated the country (more…)

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War Zone: Baltimore Erupts Into Violence, Chaos As #Blacklivesmatter Riots Rage

Sunday April 26, 2015 3:18 PM

baltimoreRep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) alleged Sunday that many rioters in Baltimore the previous night were from “out of town,” noting that he was amid crowds in the area. (more…)

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Schumer Says E-Cigarette Makers Are Marketing To Children

Sunday April 26, 2015 2:45 PM


Senator Charles E. Schumer, today, urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prohibit e-cigarette manufacturers from targeting children and teens, by banning attractive flavors and (more…)

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Photos: At the Bris of Shmuel Itzkowitz, Great-Grandson of Rav Shmuel Halevi Wosner zt”l, After Whom He Was Names

Sunday April 26, 2015 2:13 PM



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Photos: Atzeres Hesped L’illui Nishmas Rav Chaim Shaul Greineman zt”l at the Lederman Shul in Bnei Brak

Sunday April 26, 2015 1:58 PM



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Photos: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Being Menachem Avel the Family of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l

Sunday April 26, 2015 1:17 PM



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Clinton Foundation: ‘We Made Mistakes’

Sunday April 26, 2015 12:56 PM

clinton-cashIn a post by acting-CEO Maura Pally, the Clinton Foundation has responded to allegations of secrecy and questionable donations, writing, “Yes, we made mistakes, as many organizations of our size do, (more…)


U.S. May Allow Families to Pay Ransom

Sunday April 26, 2015 12:13 PM


The White House is reportedly going to change its policy and allow families of American hostages to pay ransoms to foreign kidnappers, including terrorists. (more…)

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Nepal Quake Death Toll Passes 2,300

Sunday April 26, 2015 11:33 AM


As aftershocks roil the country of Nepal on Sunday, the death toll from yesterday’s earthquake has risen to at least 2,300. Hospitals in the country are over capacity, electricity has been turned off, and storage for dead (more…)

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Watchdog: Morsi Trial ‘Badly Flawed’

Sunday April 26, 2015 11:11 AM


Human Rights Watch has declared that the trial and sentencing of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was “badly flawed” and likely politically motivated. (more…)

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Nepal: Unprecedented Relief Effort ‘Shows Israel’s True Face’

Sunday April 26, 2015 10:21 AM

nepal-israelAs the death toll in yesterday’s deadly earthquake passes 2,000, and with over 4,500 injured, Israeli aid teams are among the scores of international partners rushing to Nepal, which is struggling to cope with the sheer (more…)


NYC Council Speaker: Police Should Lighten Up On Low-Level Offenses

Sunday April 26, 2015 9:12 AM


The New York City Council speaker said yesterday that fewer arrests for low-level offenses would help police improve their relations with some communities. At Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (more…)


Iranian Lawmakers Seek To Ban All Israeli-Born Visitors

Sunday April 26, 2015 8:24 AM


Iranian lawmakers are calling for a ban on all Israeli-born visitors after a reporter from Israel’s Yediot Achronot newspaper visited the Islamic Republic earlier this month using her American passport. (more…)


George Pataki, Possible Presidential Candidate, Has Longstanding Jewish Ties

Sunday April 26, 2015 7:33 AM

george-patakiBy Jacob Kamaras

From his childhood, to his time as mayor of his birthplace, to his three terms as governor of New York State, George Pataki fostered a close relationship with the Jewish community. If he decides to (more…)


Chabad Center in Nepal a Crisis Hub After Massive Earthquake

Sunday April 26, 2015 6:03 AM

rabbi-chezki-and-chani-lifshitzHundreds of Israeli backpackers and tourists took refuge at the Chabad center in Kathmandu, Nepal, after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated the capital city shortly before noon on Shabbos. (more…)

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IDF Delegation Departs for Nepal, 1,900 Dead

Sunday April 26, 2015 6:02 AM

nepalTens of thousands of Nepalese who spent the night under a chilly sky were jolted awake by strong aftershocks Sunday, and rescuers aided by international teams cleared rubble in search of survivors after a powerful earthquake killed at least 1,865 people across the Himalayan region. (more…)

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Satellite Imagery Reveals Secret Hezbollah Airstrip for Drone Takeoff and Landing

Sunday April 26, 2015 5:30 AM

hezbollah-air-strip-bekaa-valleyBy David Daoud

Lebanon based terror group Hezbollah has constructed an airstrip in the northern Bekaa Valley for the takeoff and landing of its unmanned aerial vehicles, satellite imagery has revealed. (more…)

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Iran Claims it Will Soon Test Locally-Produced S-300 Missile System

Sunday April 26, 2015 4:19 AM

russian-s-300-missile-systemBy David Daoud

Iranian Defense Minister Brig.-Gen. Hossein Dehqan claimed on Friday that Iran will be testing its locally-produced version of the S-300 missile-defense system before March 19, 2016, the end of the (more…)

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Iran Will Get the Bomb, and it Won’t Be the End of the World

Sunday April 26, 2015 3:24 AM

iran-nuclearBy Jeremy Rosen

I was never an admirer of the Shah of Iran. I was never a fan of monarchies nor of autocracies in general, any more than I am of democracy when there are no institutions of civil society to sustain it. (more…)


Disputing the False Charge of ‘Arab Cleansing’ in Yerushalayim

Sunday April 26, 2015 2:11 AM

east-jerusalemBy Adam Levick

There are multiple distortions, errors, and misrepresentations of fact throughout an 1,800 word essay (more…)

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BBC Silent on Amnesty International’s Refusal to Tackle Jew-Hatred

Sunday April 26, 2015 1:08 AM

bbcBy Hadar Sela

On April 21, the Jewish Chronicle reported that Amnesty International had rejected a motion to tackle rising anti-Semitism in Britain at its annual conference. (more…)


Today in History - 7 Iyar

Sunday April 26, 2015 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Shlomo Ephraim of Luntchitz, author of Kli Yakar and Ololos Ephraim (1550-1619). Rav Shlomo Ephraim was born in Lunchitz in Poland. He was a disciple of Rav Shlomo Luria (Maharshal),


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TSA: ISIS Plans An Attack on U.S. Soil

Saturday April 25, 2015 9:49 PM


The Transportation Security Administration has issued a classified warning about a potential attack by the Islamic State today against a target in the United States. (more…)


Russian Hackers Read Obama’s Emails

Saturday April 25, 2015 9:34 PM

obama9Russian hackers breached White House correspondence last year including emails from President Obama himself. It appears that the hackers were unable to penetrate the security measures on (more…)


Brian Williams Lied About 6 More Stories

Saturday April 25, 2015 9:23 PM


NBC’s internal probe into suspended NBC anchor Brian Williams’ reporting has found at least six more instances of “fabricated, misrepresented or embellished” news stories, according to two sources (more…)


Nepal Quake: Hundreds Dead, History Crumbles, Everest Shaken

Saturday April 25, 2015 9:16 PM

nepal-quakeKathmandu, Nepal - Rescue crews and residents in Nepal early Sunday began the desperate search for survivors after a magnitude-7.8 quake near the capital of Kathmandu a day earlier flattened homes, buildings and (more…)


Four Police Officers Wounded In Jerusalem Terror Attack

Saturday April 25, 2015 9:05 PM


Four police officers were wounded by a car in Yerushalayim near Har Hazeisim on Motzoei Shabbos. Magen David Adom paramedics treated four victims; three sustained light injuries. (more…)

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‘Baby Boom’: 49 Born in One Israeli Hospital Over Two Days

Friday April 24, 2015 3:59 PM

babyIsrael is experiencing a baby boom, the Labor & Delivery Director of Rechovot’s Kaplan Hospital said Friday, after a total of 49 babies were born (more…)