Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 9 Iyar

Rav Avigdor Kara, Rav of Prague and author of Hahanek Hakaneh Hagadol (1439)
Rav Yitzchak Bernays (Barneis) (1792-1849). Born in Mainz, Germany, Reb Yitzchak learned at the yeshiva in Wurzburg. There he forged close ties with Rav Yaakov Ettlinger, future author of AruchLaNer. In 1821, Rav Yitzchak was appointed Rav of Hamburg, a […]

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Barak: Israel cannot afford to be ‘duped’ by Iran


Defense minister says that he has little confidence that negotiations will convince Iran to give up seeking nukes, implies Diskin and other critics sticking their heads in sand, ignoring reality.

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Abbas says he’ll raise prisoners issue in UN


PA president acknowledges any resolution will be blocked but says, “we need to raise our voice everywhere.”

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Poll: Elections Will Deliver a Blow to Dati Leumi Community

A Dahaf Poll signals if elections were held in Israel today, it would spell disaster for the dati leumi parties, Ichud HaLeumi and HaBayit HaYehudi, with the latter basically being the new National Religious Party/Mafdal. The poll gives Bayit HaYehudi two mandates, basically placing the party under the minimum threshold to enter Knesset. The same […]

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Taking Stock / First, change the people of Israel

May 1 isn't a date much noted among today's Israelis, and for good reason. May Day is associated with the left, with socialism and with the big unions. A large part of the Israeli public doesn't identify with that set of values and ideas.

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New York – Delta Air Lines Buys A Refinery In Bid To Cut Its Fuel Bill

New York — Delta Air Lines is buying a refinery in a novel — and some say risky — attempt to slice $300 million a year from its escalating jet fuel bill. The airline said Monday that it is buying the refinery near Philadelphia for $150 million from Phillips 66, a refining company being spun […]


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Why the Imrei Chaim ZT”L Wore a Shtreimel on Yom HaAtzma’ut

The Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita is in Tzfas where he is taking a break from his rigid schedule accompanied by a few close talmidim. On Thursday, 4 Iyar 5772, when Israel celebrated Yom HaAtzma’ut, the rebbe told a story pertaining to the Imrei Chaim. The rebbe, who on Shabbos marked his 67th birthday, recalls the story […]

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Chattanoogan.com – Chattanooga's source for breaking local news

The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga is joining with members of all faith communities in recognizing and celebrating the historic 64th Independence Day of the State of Israel this Sunday, at 11:30 a.m. in the Hubert Fry Center, in Riverpark.

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New York – AAA: Inadequate Guardrails At NY Site Where 7 Died

New York — The section of highway where an accident sent seven members of a Bronx family flying over a guardrail and plummeting to their deaths has narrow lanes, steep hills, tight turns, inadequate guardrails and no breakdown lane, an auto safety group said Monday. The Bronx River Parkway “lacks modern transportation engineering features,” said […]


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Update on Meah Shearim Detainees

A Jerusalem court has extended the remand of two Meah Shearim residents arrested during a protest at Kikar Shabbos on Sunday, 7 Iyar 5772. The two are charged with disturbing the peace as they blocked streets during a demonstration in Meah Shearim. The court also decided that a third detainee, a minor, will be released […]

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