Will Epstein’s Candidacy Harm Chareidi Interests in Jerusalem Race?

There are currently three candidates seeking to become Jerusalem’s next mayor; the incumbent Nir Barkat, who enjoys widespread support including the dati leumi community; Moshe Leon, the candidate of Likud/Beitenu and backed by chareidi parties; and Chaim Epstein, the Bnei Torah candidate backed by HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach Shlita and his Yerushalmi faction of Degel […]

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Netanyahu’s positive ties with Obama worry Israel’s far Right over Iran, Palestinians


Deputy defense minister Danon says Right was surprised by Oslo and Gaza withdrawal and another surprise must be prevented; Feiglin says PM’s idea that world would take action to prevent a nuclear Iran has collapsed.

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 27 Tishrei

Rabbeinu Yitzchak Hazaken bar Shmuel (the Ri Hazaken), of the Baalei Tosfos (1120-1200). The Ri’s maternal grandfather was Rashi’s son-in-law,  Rav Meir ben Shmuel. He was thus a nephew and a disciple of Rabbeinu Tam and the Rashbam (both sons of Rav Meir ben […]

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Washington – Congress Misses Deadline, Sending Government Into Partial Shutdown

Washington — Congress has missed the deadline for averting the first partial government shutdown in 17 years. As the clock struck midnight Monday, House Republicans were demanding that the Senate negotiate their demand for a one-year delay in making millions of people buy health insurance under President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law. Minutes before […]


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Washington – Congress Misses Deadline For Averting Shutdown, Start Of ObamaCare

Washington — Congress has missed the deadline for averting the first partial government shutdown in 17 years. As the clock struck midnight Monday, House Republicans were demanding that the Senate negotiate their demand for a one-year delay in making millions of people buy health insurance under President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law. Minutes before […]


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U.S. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN – FIRST TIME IN 17 YEARS [12:00AM]

U.S. federal government shuts down for first time in 17 years after Congress fails to reach deal on funding. DEVELOPING

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United Nations – Syria At U.N. Compares Militant Onslaught To 9/11 Attacks

United Nations — Syria’s foreign minister on Monday compared what he described as an invasion of foreign terrorists across his country to the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, remarks that Washington dismissed as offensive and disingenuous. In a speech to the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Syrian […]


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ObamaCare Navigators Warned: Don’t Leave Tax Returns on the Fax Machine

As Obamacare enrollment begins, the Department of Health and Human Services has a helpful tip for the program’s so-called Navigators: “Do not leave documents that contain PII [Personally Identifiable Information] or tax return information on printers and fax machines.” The warning is contained in Section 2.4.3 of the 207-page Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator Standard Operating Procedures Manual. The same […]

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More Facts Abouts a Gov’t Shutdown

In seven days, the federal government runs out of money. While the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a resolution Friday that keeps the government funded through Dec. 15, the measure also defunded President Obama’s signature health care law — which means it has virtually no chance of passing the Democratic-controlled Senate. If a budget resolution […]

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The Machlokes Over Haifa’s Great Synagogue Continues

Haifa city inspectors arrived at the city’s Great Synagogue to evict a number of avreichim who are part of the city’s litvish community. They arrived in the library under the shul on Monday night, the eve of 26 Tishrei 5774. It appears city officials decided to respond with a firm hand. When the approximately 120 […]

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