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Obama Scraps Tax Hike on College Savings

Wednesday January 28, 2015 12:07 PM


President Obama will drop his plan to raise taxes on the popular college-savings accounts known as 529s. He was facing criticism from both parties for including a provision to remove 529s in his (more…)

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11 Cars Stolen While ‘Warming Up’

Wednesday January 28, 2015 11:43 AM


Indianapolis police are investigation a string of car thefts Tuesday that occurred while vehicles were left running unattended by drivers trying to warm them up. (more…)


Palestinian Authority Newspaper Writers Claim Israel Carried Out Attacks To Drive French Immigration

Wednesday January 28, 2015 11:20 AM

paris4A poll conducted by the Palestinian Ma’an News Agency after this month’s string of terror attacks in Paris yielded a startling conclusion: the vast majority of respondents believe Israel may have played a (more…)


OU Calls on Mayor de Blasio to Make His Signature Univeral Pre-K Program “Truly Universal”

Wednesday January 28, 2015 10:51 AM


After nearly a year of advocacy, working to ensure that New York City Jewish day schools would be included in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) program, OU (more…)

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Prince Charles Says Holocaust is Warning and Lesson for All Faiths

Wednesday January 28, 2015 10:11 AM

prince-charles[Video below.] Britain’s Prince Charles, in a speech on Tuesday at a London memorial service, described the Holocaust as a lesson to all faiths and a means to help respond to turmoil in the Middle (more…)

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Two Israeli Soldiers Killed, 7 Hurt In Attack On Lebanon Border

Wednesday January 28, 2015 9:19 AM


Two soldiers were killed today when an Israeli army patrol came under anti-tank fire from Hezbollah operatives in the northern Mount Dov region along the border with Lebanon. (more…)


Iranian Website Lays Out Plans To Kill Netanyahu’s Sons

Wednesday January 28, 2015 8:17 AM


An Iranian website Sunday laid out plans to kill the sons of Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu in apparent retaliation for last week’s death of an Iranian general in a presumed Israeli airstrike on the (more…)

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Rabbi Yaakov Moshe Rabinowitz zt”l

Wednesday January 28, 2015 7:15 AM

rav-yaakov-moshe-rabinowitzIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rabbi Yaakov Moshe Rabinowitz zt”l, a resident of Flatbush, Brooklyn, at the age of 88.

Rabbi Rabinowitz had a long chinuch career as a rebbi at Yeshiva Rabbi Jacob Joseph, a (more…)


Report: Hamas Desperate to Renew Talks With Israel After PA, UN Funding Slows

Wednesday January 28, 2015 6:23 AM

hamas-leader-khaled-meshaalBy D. Bender

Hamas, faced with a disastrous economic situation in Gaza stemming from a freeze on funding from the rival Palestinian Authority (PA), and halted UN reconstruction funds, urgently wants to restore (more…)


Bobover Rebbe to Visit Eretz Yisroel

Wednesday January 28, 2015 5:10 AM

bobov-rav-bentzion-halberstamIsrael has come under terror attacks recently that has cost the lives of many and injured dozens others, from the most recent bus stabbing incident, to the cars ramming into people at crowded bus (more…)


Senator Felder To Governor And Assembly: “Pass The Education Investment Tax Credit Bill Now!”

Wednesday January 28, 2015 4:33 AM

simcha-felderNew York - Supporters of the Education Investment Incentives Act (EIIA, also known as EITC) face an uphill battle in ensuring that this necessary and timely bill receives the backing it needs from (more…)

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Covert CIA Mission to Arm Syrian Rebels Goes Awry

Wednesday January 28, 2015 3:46 AM

syria-All sides now agree that the U.S. effort to aid moderate fighters battling the Assad regime has gone badly.

Entire CIA-backed rebel units, including fighters who went through the training program, have (more…)

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Greenfield’s Speech Goes Viral: Over 1 Million View His Response to “Naked, Blind Anti-Semitism” by Pro-Palestine Protesters at City Hall

Wednesday January 28, 2015 3:12 AM

david-greenfieldLess than five days after Pro-Palestine protesters heckled the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in the New York City Council, Councilman David (more…)


Level 5 Leadership

Wednesday January 28, 2015 2:07 AM

naphtali-hoffBy Rabbi Naphtali Hoff

This week’s parasha introduces us to the concept of the selfless leader, one who continually serves his people, often at the price of undue flak and heartache. (more…)

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Remembering Auschwitz for Tomorrow’s Sake

Wednesday January 28, 2015 1:21 AM

auschwitzBy Dov Hikind

The very word Auschwitz evokes such strong emotions that some might think those of us effected by it would be better off avoiding its use, avoiding its memory. That we’d be better served looking forward (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 8 Shevat

Wednesday January 28, 2015 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Baruch ben Rav Shmuel of Pinsk (1834). In 1830, Rav Yisrael of Shklov, one of the closest of the disciples of the Vilna Gaon, began an effort to (more…)

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Daf Inspired - Culling Gems of Inspiration from the Daf

Tuesday January 27, 2015 11:49 PM

rabbi-yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Yevamos 116 - A Woman’s Flash of Rage

One of the circumstances under which we cannot accept a woman’s own testimony that her husband died, is when there was fighting and friction between them.  One opinion holds that the reason for this (more…)

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U.S. Exonerations at Record High

Tuesday January 27, 2015 11:24 PM


Some 125 U.S. prisoners were exonerated for crimes they didn’t commit last year, marking the most in the 25 years since the U.S. first began recording them 1989, the National Registry of Exonerations said. (more…)


Obama Leads Delegation to Saudi Arabia

Tuesday January 27, 2015 10:12 PM


On the heels of his three-day visit to India, President Barack Obama is leading a bipartisan delegation to pay respects for the death of King Abdullah and meet with his successor, King Salman. (more…)


Fidel Castro Breaks His Silence

Tuesday January 27, 2015 9:22 PM


Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro released his first statement on renewing diplomatic relations between his country and the United States on Monday. (more…)


Boehner: ‘Nobody In The World’ But Netanyahu Can Speak On Iran And Terrorism

Tuesday January 27, 2015 8:21 PM

boehner2By Yoni Hersch, Shlomo Cesana and Gideon Allon

Despite the criticism he has received, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner does not regret the decision he made to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session (more…)

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NYC Economy Lost $200M From Fizzled Storm, Transit Shutdown

Tuesday January 27, 2015 8:05 PM

morning-snowNew York City lost an estimated $200 million in economic activity in the fizzled snowstorm and decision to shut down the transit system - a loss that wasn’t crippling overall but had the biggest impact on (more…)

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Sheldon Silver Steps Down, to Be Replaced as Speaker of New York State Assembly

Tuesday January 27, 2015 7:41 PM

83447304New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will vacate his post by next week, Democratic lawmakers said in a Tuesday press conference. (more…)

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Euro Model Botched Blizzard Forecast

Tuesday January 27, 2015 7:09 PM


The National Weather Service incorrectly forecast 30 inches of snow for New York because they used the wrong forecasting model. (more…)


Better Safe Than Sorry Or #Snowperbole? The Epic Storm That Wasn’t, Forecasters Apologize

Tuesday January 27, 2015 5:47 PM

blizzard-snowIt’s the “crippling and potentially historic” blizzard that turned out to be neither.

“They were trying to out-drama each other,” architect Rebecca Uss in (more…)


De Blasio: I Was Frozen Out Of Decision To Shut Down Subways

Tuesday January 27, 2015 5:10 PM

mta-subwayNYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said today that his administration was frozen out of the decision by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the MTA to shut the city’s subways. (more…)


IDF Strikes Syria Targets; Sirens Sound In Golan Heights

Tuesday January 27, 2015 4:40 PM


For the second time in just 12 hours, air raid sirens sounded in the northern Golan Heights right past midnight early Wednesday morning, but there were no immediate reports of rockets falling. The (more…)

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Obama Wants Oil Drilling in Atlantic

Tuesday January 27, 2015 4:18 PM


The Obama administration announced Tuesday a proposal to begin drilling for oil and natural gas in U.S. waters off of the Atlantic Coast. The drilling plan would be for 2017 to 2022, but it could take many (more…)

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New England Gets 30+ Inches of Snow

Tuesday January 27, 2015 3:52 PM


While the blizzard was a bust for the New York metropolitan area, the National Weather Service is predicting that the Northeast will continued to get slammed in parts. (more…)

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The Blizzard That Wasn’t

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Boehner Sues Obama, Again

Tuesday January 27, 2015 2:18 PM


John Boehner told House Republicans today that he is planning to sue President Obama again. This time he will be targeting the administration’s executive order to grant legal working status to (more…)

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24 Hours Until ISIS Kills Hostages

Tuesday January 27, 2015 1:18 PM


A video distributed on Tuesday from ISIS-linked Twitter accounts features the remaining Japanese hostage Kenji Goto Jogo saying that it is his final message and that he has only 24 hours to live. (more…)

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Scott Walker Forms Presidential Group

Tuesday January 27, 2015 12:20 PM


Perhaps looking to take advantage of his well-received speech to activists in Iowa last weekend, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has launched a committee to prepare White House bid. (more…)


Facebook Suffers Global Outage

Tuesday January 27, 2015 11:12 AM


Those holed up because of the “historic” blizzard shutting down most of the Northeast were forced into a social-media nightmare early Tuesday. Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram, as well as (more…)

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The New York Times Reports the ‘Ordinary Life’ of a Palestinian Terrorist

Tuesday January 27, 2015 10:13 AM

ny-timesBy Jerold Auerbach

Even when New York Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief Jodi Rudoren is otherwise occupied, its coverage of Israel is worse than dismal; it is palpably distorted, if politely biased. Case in point: Isabel (more…)


Blizzard Overrated: NYC Travel Ban Lifted, MTA Service Resumes

Tuesday January 27, 2015 9:40 AM

fdrNYC Mayor de Blasio lifted the city-wide travel ban this morning after that devastating blizzard turned out to be just a bunch of snow. There’s about 7.8 inches in Central Park this morning-not the 24 inches or more that was (more…)


Top British Jewish Columnist Blasts Media Hypocrisy Over Anti-Semitism

Tuesday January 27, 2015 9:21 AM


A leading British Jewish columnist has charged British media outlets with hypocrisy for decrying the rise in antisemitism on the one hand, while contributing to its escalation through biased reporting b (more…)

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Israel Warns Hezbollah Via Russia: Back Off Our Border and Interests Abroad

Tuesday January 27, 2015 8:40 AM

israel-lebanon-borderBy D. Bender

Israel has warned Lebanon based terror group Hezbollah not to approach the border or attack its interests abroad, in a message conveyed through Moscow, Israel’s NRG News reported on Monday, (more…)

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Today: Recite Parshas Hamon

Tuesday January 27, 2015 8:21 AM

parshas-hamonn[Links below.] Today, Tuesday of Parshas Beshalach, is a special day. Seforim tell us that it is extremely prudent to utilize this day to pray for parnassah, livelihood, for the next 12 months. (more…)