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New Military Medical Team to Help With Ebola in US

New Military Medical Team to Help With Ebola in US
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States. His spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, says the team drawn from across the military services will include 20 critical care nurses, five doctors trained in infectious diseases and five trainers in infectious disease protocols. The team will go to Fort Sam Houston in ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 19 )

Kosher Delight [KD] On Avenue J Closes After 35 Years

Kosher Delight [KD] On Avenue J Closes After 35 Years
Kosher Delight, the iconic restaurant which has been an Avenue J landmark since, has sadly closed. Kosher Delight, founded and operated by the Huberfeld family, has been serving the Flatbush community since 1979. After closing its other branches in Boro Park (in 2011) and Manhattan (in 2012) due to financial problems, KD's flagship location has finally succumb to a similar fate. Citing financial distress as the reason behind its abrupt closer, the once popular Kosher Delight franchise is ...
(5 opinions  |   October 19 )

US Travel Advisory on Jerusalem's Old City

US Travel Advisory on Jerusalem's Old City
The US Embassy in Tel Aviv has issued an advisory for US citizens regarding travel to the Old City of Jerusalem. The message cites the consulate in Jerusalem warns citizens against traveling to the Old City and visiting Har Habayis. The warning also includes areas in “East Jerusalem”, referring to predominately Arab areas where there has been a sharp increase in violence and attacks in recent weeks and months. US citizens are advised not to visit those areas. “Additionally, entry ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 19 )

Petitions to Block Jerusalem Rabbinate Elections Rejected

Petitions to Block Jerusalem Rabbinate Elections Rejected
The Supreme Court on erev Shabbos 23 Tishrei rejected a petition filed by the Vaad Eida Sephardim, a petition that hoped to block the election for chief rabbis of Yerushalayim scheduled for Tuesday 27 Tishrei. The court decided there was no cause for it to interfere in the process as it is being handled by the local election committee. Clearly not pleased with the petition, another attempt to block the election, the court compelled the petitioner to pay legal costs of 20,000 shekels to ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 19 )

Belgium's Main Airport to Begin Ebola Screening

Belgium's Main Airport to Begin Ebola Screening
Brussels Airport says it will begin screening passengers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The airport operator says passengers arriving from these three countries will have their temperatures taken starting Monday. Four flights a week from the area concerned arrive weekly at Brussels Airport. Similar measures were begun Saturday at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport, where one daily flight arrives from Conakry, Guinea. (AP)
(Add your opinion  |   October 19 )

Poll: Most Jews In Israel Opposes a Palestinian State

Poll: Most Jews In Israel Opposes a Palestinian State
A poll commissioned by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs taken last week shows the majority of the Israeli Jewish public is opposed to the creation of a Palestinian state, the division of Yerushalayim or land concessions involving the Jordan Valley. The institute is headed by Dr. Dore Gold, a former Israeli Ambassador to the UN and an advisor on foreign affairs to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The poll was carried out by the Shvakim-Panorama firm and 505 Israelis representing a ...
(2 opinions  |   October 19 )

Some of the Nepal Injured Arrive Back in Israel

Some of the Nepal Injured Arrive Back in Israel
Seven Israelis who were among the injured in the Nepal snow avalanche returned to Tel Aviv on motzei Shabbos. Six of the victims are suffering from varying degrees of frostbite. One has frostbite in areas of his back and chest. One of the victims is being treated for eye injuries. Magen David Adom ambulances were standing by at Ben-Gurion Airport to transport the victims to hospitals. Three of the victims are listed in light-to-moderate condition in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 19 )

Israeli Hospital Treats Daughter Of Senior Hamas Terrorist

Israeli Hospital Treats Daughter Of Senior Hamas Terrorist
An Israeli hospital says it has treated the daughter of Hamas' top terrorists in Gaza weeks after a brutal war between Israel and the Islamic militant group. Avi Shushan, a spokesman for Tel Aviv's Ichilov Hospital, said the daughter of Ismail Haniyeh was hospitalized for "a number of days" this month. He did not disclose what she was treated for. A spokeswoman for the Israeli military confirmed the hospital stay. She spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized ...
(2 opinions  |   October 19 )

Shas Angered: Rabbi David Toledano [Grandson Of Maran HaRav Ovadia Yosef] Running in Jerusalem Rabbinate Race

Shas Angered: Rabbi David Toledano [Grandson Of Maran HaRav Ovadia Yosef] Running in Jerusalem Rabbinate Race
There is anger in Shas after officials learned that Rabbi David Toledano, a son of Rabbi Mordechai Toledano Shlita, is registered among the candidates in the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate Race. Rabbi Mordechai Toledano is a son-in-law of Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef ZT”L and his son, a grandson of Maran ZT”L, has decided to run as well. Shas officials are angered over the lack of achdus and that a grandson of Maran would dare to compete with his father in the race for the same post, both ...
(5 opinions  |   October 19 )

Iran Vows to Aid Hezbollah Terror Group To Combat Against 'Terrorists

Iran Vows to Aid Hezbollah Terror Group To Combat Against 'Terrorists
Iran says it is ready to provide aid to the Lebanese army as well as the Shiite Hezbollah group to help combat "terrorists." Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, was quoted by state TV as saying that "supporting the Lebanese nation, army and resistance will still remain on Iran's agenda." Hezbollah's allies refer to it as the "resistance" because of its stated mission of driving Israel out of occupied territory. "Iran is ready to transfer its experience in ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 19 )

NY Officials Warn About Scam Tax Calls

NY Officials Warn About Scam Tax Calls
New York state officials are warning people to beware of scam phone calls claiming back taxes are owed. State tax officials say the scammers claim to work for an attorney and attempt to convince people to send money to settle an outstanding state tax debt. Tax officials say they never call without first mailing the taxpayer an official notice. People who have been targeted by this scam are advised to file a consumer complaint online with the New York state attorney general's office or to ...
(1 opinions  |   October 19 )

Hiddush Calls for an Investigation into Rav Shlomo Amar 48 Hours Away From Election

Hiddush Calls for an Investigation into Rav Shlomo Amar 48 Hours Away From Election
With the election for Jerusalem Chief Rabbis less than 48 hours away, the Hiddush organization is calling for a police investigation into one of the leading candidates, Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar Shlita. The organization accuses the rabbi of engaging in illegal fundraising during his tenure as Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel. Hiddush made an urgent appeal to the Attorney General’s Office and the State Prosecutor’s Office in the hope of having Rabbi Amar’s candidacy disqualified ahead of ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 19 )

A bit of Assistance Available - The Shmittah App

A bit of Assistance Available - The Shmittah App
B”H, once again Am Yisrael is privileged to observe the mitzvah of shemittah. Today modern day lifestyle which includes travel and importing and exporting of foods around the world compel all kosher consumers to familiarize themselves with the minimum halachos to be certain what to look out for. This includes Jews living abroad who visit Erez Yisrael for they must be aware of the limitations of taking kedushas shvi’is produce abroad. This will be more applicable later in the year and the ...
(3 opinions  |   October 19 )

Schumer Seeks To Make Covert GPS Tracking Illegal

Schumer Seeks To Make Covert GPS Tracking Illegal
Sen. Charles Schumer wants to make it illegal to track a person's movements by placing a GPS tracker on their car without their permission. The New York Democrat says Sunday that covert GPS tracking of a person's vehicle amounts to an invasion of privacy and could pose a significant risk to domestic violence victims, ex-spouses or others. Small GPS devices can be easily attached to a vehicle without the owners' knowledge. Its movements can then be monitored online. Schumer's proposed ...
(Add your opinion  |   October 19 )

Conflict of Interests: Relatives on Voting Body in Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate Election

Conflict of Interests: Relatives on Voting Body in Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate Election
With the election for chief rabbis of Yerushalayim days away, scheduled for Tuesday 27 Tishrei, it is now being reported that two of the 48 members of the voting body are related to two of the candidates, Rabbi Mordechai Toledano Shlita and Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu. Ms. Yael Entebbe, a member of the voting body representing the Jerusalem City Council, is related to Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu by marriage. She is also related to Rabbi Mordechai Entebbe, one of the rabbonim running in the race. Ms. ...
(1 opinions  |   October 19 )