West Bank – Palestinians Accuse Israel Of Hampering Its Soccer Activities

West Bank — The Palestinian Football Association will ask the FIFA Congress in May to suspend Israel, accusing it of continuing to hamper its soccer activities. Despite efforts by FIFA president Sepp Blatter to ease tensions, the Palestinians remain frustrated at restrictions they say Israel imposes on the movement of their athletes between the Gaza […]


Read the rest of this entry »

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 12 Nissan

Rav Shlomo Zalman Lifshitz, Rav of Warsaw, author of Chemdas Shlomo (1839) [11 Nissan according to Yated 2007 and 2008] Rav Shlomo was born in Posen, which was part of Poland at the time. Rav Shlomo  learned under the son-in-law of the Noda bi’Yehuda. After being […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Daf Inspired – Culling Gems of Inspiration from the Daf

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman
Kesubos 58 – On the Home Front
The twelve month deadline has come and gone, but the chassan is still stalling. For some reason, he is not yet ready to have the chasunah and carry out nisuin. At such a point, he becomes obligated to provide for his wife’s sustenance. […]

Read the rest of this entry »

New York – GoDaddy IPO Values Company At $4.5 Billion

New York — Web hosting company GoDaddy Inc has priced its initial public offering at $20 per share, above it previously indicated $17 to $19 per share range, valuing it at around $4.5 billion, including debt, according to underwriting sources. At this price, the IPO would raise $440 million. A GoDaddy spokesman did not immediately […]


Read the rest of this entry »

Oversight Panel Issues Subpoenas In Secret Service Incident

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday he is issuing subpoenas to two Secret Service agents who witnessed an episode in which two high-ranking agency officials are accused of driving into a secure area at the White House without authorization. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said the agents can shed light not only on […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Brooklyn, NY – NYC Officials Cheer $3 Billion Federal Grant For Sandy Aid

Brooklyn, NY — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sen. Chuck Schumer praised the Federal Emergency Management Agency for authorizing $3 billion in federal funding to repair and protect city housing developments damaged by Superstorm Sandy. It is the largest single block grant in the agency’s history. The money will used at 33 developments […]


Read the rest of this entry »

Video Shows Final Moments Inside Cabin Before Germanwings Deadly Crash

Two European publications said Tuesday they have obtained video taken inside the plane in the seconds before Germanwings crashed into the French Alps. The German daily Bild and French magazine Paris Match said their reporters have been shown a video they say was taken by someone inside the cabin of the doomed plane shortly before […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Berlin – Former SS Officer Kam Dies In Germany At 93

Berlin — Soren Kam, a former SS officer wanted for war crimes in his native Denmark, has died in Germany. He was 93. The Simon Wiesenthal Center counted Kam among its top targets for the killing of an anti-Nazi newspaper editor in Copenhagen in 1943. The center’s top Nazi hunter, Efraim Zuroff, told The Associated […]


Read the rest of this entry »

How Much Does it Pay to be a Member of Knesset?

The 120 members of the 20th Knesset will receive a monthly salary of 39,562 NIS, a leased vehicle, two parliamentary aides, subscriptions to two newspapers, a cellular telephone, a TV in one’s office and hotel privileges in the capital. In addition, each MK receives a budget of 49,000 NIS annually to remain in touch with […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Lufthansa: Co-Pilot Told Flight School Of Depressive Episode

Lufthansa knew six years ago that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from a “serious depressive episode,” the German airline said Tuesday. The airline said that as part of its internal research it found emails that Andreas Lubitz sent to the Lufthansa flight school in […]

Read the rest of this entry »