Video: VP Biden Says Stay Off Subways During Swine Flu Panic

Vice president Joe Biden said today he would tell his family members not to use subways in the U.S. and implied schools should...

New Tax Imposed On Cigarettes in Israel

Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz signed an amendment to the Customs and Sales Tax thsi week, effectively raising the sales tax on cigarettes from...

Question & Answer: What Is Swine Flu?

A swine flu outbreak that appears to have caused fatalities in humans in Mexico and nonfatal cases in the United States prompted the World...

Israel Raises Swine Flu Pandemic Alert Level

The Israeli Health Ministry this afternoon announced its decision to raise its pandemic alert level for swine flu to Phase 5 of six. People...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 6 Iyar

-Rav Levi ben Gershon (Ralbag), commentator on Chumash. Though a distinguished Talmudist, Levi never held a rabbinical office. He earned a livelihood most probably...

Video: Obama Tries to Inject Message of Hope into 100-Day sSpeech

A somber President Obama warned a recession-weary nation Wednesday that its resilience would be tested even more in the second hundred days of...

Warning Against Misuse of Over-the-Counter Cough & Cold to Treat Swine Flu

Cough and cold preparations are most typically discussed in the winter months, but with the recent outbreak of swine flu, it's important to remind...

3,000 Jam RCCS Dinner to be Mispallel for Cancer Patients

Last night, over 3,000 members of the Williamsburg community jammed the Ateres Avraham hall to give support to the hundreds of cancer-stricken patients...

Bibi Vows All-Out Effort to Bring Home Shalit

"We are obligated to return (kidnapped IDF soldier) Gilad Shalit to his parents alive and well," Prime Minister Binyomin Netanyahu said today during the...

Florida Removes Anti-Semitic Term ‘Shylock’ from Statutes

Florida's governor has signed legislation removing the word "shylock" from Florida statutes. The term was used in Florida's laws dealing with unlawful money lending. Shylock...