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Mr. Ofir Shaar: It is Simply Sad

Mr. Ofir Shaar: It is Simply Sad
Speaking with Channel 2 News on Monday night the eve of 2 Menachem Av, Mr. Ofir Shaar, the father of Gilad HY”D explained “it is simply sad that it takes such painful event like the kidnapping of the three boys to achieve achdus. Why can’t we be this way all the time? I hope the achdus that exists at present continues”. Mr. Shaar explains that while he and his wife have complaints regarding the handling of some aspects of the kidnapping, they prefer to leave their criticism at home ...
(2 opinions  |   July 29 )

WATCH LIVE NOW: Let's Grow Together With Rabbi Mordechai Weinberger LCSW

WATCH LIVE NOW: Let's Grow Together With Rabbi Mordechai Weinberger LCSW
Mordechai Weinberger is an experienced therapist for many years, and currently hosts a free phone line of various psychological programs that combine Torah and psychology. To submit your questions which may be asked live on the air, you can call in during the show at 718-683-5858, or text your question to 347-927-8398. You can also submit your question in the comments section below, which Mordechai will read during the show. Mordechai Weinberger graduated Wurzweiler School for Social ...
(Add your opinion  |   July 29 )

86.5 Percent Of Israelis Say 'No' To A Ceasefire In Gaza

86.5 Percent Of Israelis Say 'No' To A Ceasefire In Gaza
The overwhelming majority of Israelis, 86.5% feel that for as long as Hamas tunnels are not all destroyed and the terror organization can fire rockets into Israel, there can be no ceasefire. The poll was taken last weekend to determine the public’s view on the ongoing military operation. 504 people representing a cross-section of the population were questioned. If a ceasefire is declared today, which of the following options best describes your feeling? 86.5%: Israel cannot agree to ...
(3 opinions  |   July 29 )

Appeals Court Allows Sept. 11 Steel Cross Display

Appeals Court Allows Sept. 11 Steel Cross Display
A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by an atheist group seeking to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the World Trade Center's wreckage. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday sided with a federal judge's ruling last year that the decision to include the beam in the National September 11 Memorial & Museum did not advance religion impermissibly. American Atheists had sued the museum's operators in 2011 on constitutional grounds. The group says it ...
(Add your opinion  |   July 29 )

Lawmakers Try To Seal $225M Aid Package For Israel

Lawmakers Try To Seal $225M Aid Package For Israel
Democratic and Republican members of Congress are scrambling to seal a $225 million boost to Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess. But the House and Senate are at odds over process. Jennifer Hing, a spokeswoman for the House Appropriations Committee, says no money for Israel will be included in a larger spending bill focused on border security. She says Israel could be addressed separately, or in September. That approach is at ...
(1 opinions  |   July 29 )

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE: MK Zoabi Suspended from Knesset Plenum for Six Months

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE: MK Zoabi Suspended from Knesset Plenum for Six Months
MK Hanin Zoabi, who refused to refer to Hamas as a terrorist organization, preferring to view the terrorists as “freedom fighters”, has been suspended from the Knesset plenum sessions for six months. The Arab MK, who participated in the Marvi Marmara and is now under investigation for insulting and assaulting police at anti-war protests, has finally been suspended due to the statements made to the media following the kidnapping of the kedoshim HY”D, Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel and ...
(9 opinions  |   July 29 )

NYS Gov. Cuomo Says Situation In Israel Is 'Complicated And There's Pain On Both Sides'

NYS Gov. Cuomo Says Situation In Israel Is 'Complicated And There's Pain On Both Sides'
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed on Monday that he is weighing a trip to Israel, an excursion that would mark the first international travel of his administration. “I have not yet set a plan to visit, but it’s not out of the question,” Mr. Cuomo said at an unrelated news conference in Buffalo, N.Y. “I have been corresponding with Israeli officials on the current situation that is going on in the Middle East.” “This is complicated and there’s pain on both sides — I get ...
(4 opinions  |   July 29 )

'No You Can't President Barak Obama' Rally in Tel Aviv

 'No You Can't President Barak Obama' Rally in Tel Aviv
A rally is being held on Tuesday evening 2 Menachem Av at 19:00 opposite the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv at the Azrieli Bridge. The message of participants will be directed at US President Barak Obama, telling him that he cannot tie the hands of the IDF before the military completes its mission in Gaza. Participants will decry the lack of White House support for the IDF and America’s main Mideast ally as the IDF is working to disarm Hamas. Instead of coming out strongly in favor of ...
(3 opinions  |   July 29 )

Terrorists Emerged from the Tunnel & Fired a Rocket at the IDF Position

Terrorists Emerged from the Tunnel & Fired a Rocket at the IDF Position
The Hamas terrorists emerged from a tunnel and fired a rocket at an IDF position on Monday, Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av. The attack occurred at 19:00. Five to seven terrorists in military uniforms carrying AK-47 assault rifles were also armed with explosives and anti-tank rockets. It is believed the terrorists used an access point to a tunnel that was discovered and closed by the IDF earlier. No explanation is given. One of the terrorists was killed. The others succeeded in fleeing via the ...
(1 opinions  |   July 29 )

Israel Hits Symbols Of Hamas Power In Gaza War

Israel Hits Symbols Of Hamas Power In Gaza War
Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the terrorist group’s control in Gaza. Flares turned the sky over Gaza City orange overnight and by daybreak, as the conflict entered its fourth week, heavy clouds of dust hovered over the territory. The pounding came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday warned of a “prolonged” campaign against Hamas. It was not clear if this meant Israel has decided to go beyond the initial ...
(1 opinions  |   July 29 )

PLO Offers 24-Hour Truce, Says It Speaks For Hamas

PLO Offers 24-Hour Truce, Says It Speaks For Hamas
A senior PLO official has called for a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war, saying he is also speaking in the name of Hamas. Yasser Abed Rabbo, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, said on Tuesday that Israel must bear the consequences if it rejects this call. There was no immediate comment from Hamas on the offer. Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev brushed aside the offer. He says that until Israel hears from Hamas directly, “it’s not ...
(Add your opinion  |   July 29 )

NJ Transit Train Stuck In Tunnel [9:48AM]

NJ Transit Train Stuck In Tunnel [9:48AM]
Authorities are trying to remove a New Jersey Transit commuter train that became disabled just outside the Hudson River tunnel in New York City. NJ Transit spokesman William Smith says the Northeast Corridor train was scheduled to arrive at Penn Station at 8:39 a.m. Tuesday when it broke down near 10th Avenue. Smith does not know how many passengers are on the train or what caused the mechanical problem. The incident is causing delays on Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan ...
(Add your opinion  |   July 29 )

HEARTBREAKING PHOTO: The 10 IDF Soldiers Killed On Monday HY"D

HEARTBREAKING PHOTO: The 10 IDF Soldiers Killed On Monday HY
1.    Sgt. First Class Eliav Eliyahu Chaim Kahlon, 22, of Tzfas 2.    Corporal Midan Maimon Biton, 20, of Netivot 3.    Corporal Niran Cohen, 20, of Tiveria 4.    Staff-Sgt. Adi Briga, 23, of Beit Shikma 5.    Sgt. First Class Moshe Doini, 20, of Jerusalem 6.    Sgt. Daniel Kedmi, 18, of Tzofim 7.    Sgt. Barkai Yishai Schor, 21, from Yerushalayim 8.    Sgt. Sagi Erez, 19, of Kiryat Ata 9.    Sgt. Dor Deri, 18, of ...
(7 opinions  |   July 29 )

Firebomb Attack against a Shul in Germany

Firebomb Attack against a Shul in Germany
An unspecified number of firebombs were hurled at a shul in Wuppertal, in Western German during the night, Ynet reports. German police announced that an 18-year-old suspect has been taken into custody. Police are searching for two additional suspects as well. No other details have been reported in the attack. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
(Add your opinion  |   July 29 )

Trusts & Estates: Protecting our Parents

Trusts & Estates: Protecting our Parents
Estate planning is one of the most important steps a person can take to make sure that their final property and health care wishes are honored, and that loved ones are provided for in their absence. Though often overlooked or put off in favor of more immediate concerns, a comprehensive estate plan can resolve a number of legal questions that arise whenever anyone dies.   Trusts have become an integral part in estate planning. A trust is a fiduciary arrangement that allows a third ...
(Add your opinion  |   July 29 )