The Bobover Rebbe, Rav Shlomo Halberstam zt”l, On His 10th Yahrtzeit

Today is the 10th yahrtzeit of the Bobover Rebbe, Rav Shlomo Halberstam (1908-2000), son of Rav Benzion, grandson of Rav Shlomo, founder of...

Con Ed Forced To Cut Power To Brooklyn Again

Con Edison says it has once again lowered voltage in parts of Brooklyn, NY, due to power problems. Power is high in demand, but the...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 1 Av

Aharon Hakohen (1395-1272 BCE) Elazar ben Aharon Hakohen Rav Eliezer Isserlish, brother of the Rema (1623) Rav Yosef, Rav of Dubna and author of Yesod Yosef...

Moishy Holtzberg’s Nanny Permitted to Remain in Israel

Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai has bestowed temporary residential status upon Sandra Samuel, the Indian nanny who saved the life of Moishy Holtzberg during...

Monticello WalMart Beefs Up Kosher Section

First, Walmart in Monticello conquered the Main Street market of hardware and underwear. Now the retail giant is going after another market - the...

White House: Republicans Could Win Control of House

Republicans could win control of the House of Representatives in elections in November, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs acknowledged today. "There is no doubt...

NJ Measure Targets Unscrupulous Car Dealers

Legislation designed to protect New Jersey consumers from unscrupulous car dealers has cleared another legislative hurdle. The Assembly recently passed the measure, which targets...

Thousands Head to the Catskills for Visiting Day

Thousands of families are heading to the Catskills today for the first visiting day of summer 2010. All drivers are urged to leave ample...

World Cup Bans Waving “Free Shalit” Flags

The world soccer federation FIFA has banned the waving of "Free Shalit" flags at the World Cup, calling it a political act. Fearing lawsuits...

No More Agri-Style Raids: Illegal Workers Swept From Jobs in ‘Silent Raids’

The Obama administration has replaced immigration raids at factories and farms with a quieter enforcement strategy: sending federal agents to scour companies' records for...