Senior intelligence official: There’s a basis for a deal with the Palestinians

Brig. Gen. Dror Shalom: “I know some of you might not like to hear this, but since 2004, there is a leader… who has generated quiet and opposed terrorism.”

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Senior Intelligence official: There is a basis for a deal with the Palestinians

Brig. Gen. Dror Shalom: “I know some of you might not like to hear this, but since 2004, there is a leader… who has generated quiet and opposed terrorism.”

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 30 Tishrei

Rav Tzvi Hirsh Chayos, the Maharatz Chayos (Chiyus), Rav of Zolkov (1805-1855). Born in Brody to Rav Meir Chiyus. He was a descendent of Rav Yitzchak Chiyus, the Zera Yitzchak. The family could trace their lineage back to Dovid Hamelech. He received smicha at the age of 21 from Rav Ephraim Zalman Margulies, Rav of Brody. Two years later, he was appointed Rav of ZolokovaIn 1854, he became Rav of Kalisch. His was the author of Sheilos U’teshuvos Maharatz, Atreres Tzvi, and Divrei Horaa. His thoughts on Shas are prinyted in the back of Geamaras used today. Rav Tzvi Hirsch’s son. Rav Yitzchak, was mechaber of the sefer Siach Yitzchak on maseches Makkos.

Rabbi Moshe from Shershov (1826)

Rav Avraham Dovid Wahrman of Butchatch (1771-1840). Born in Nadvorna, Galicia (today, in the Ukraine). In addition to his father, Avraham Dovid also studied under his uncle Rav Yehoshua Charif. At age ten, Avraham Dovid became engaged to the daughter of Rav Zvi Hirsch Kara of Butchatch, and he moved to that town to study under his future father-in-law. Beginning in 1791, Rav Avraham Dovid served as rabbi of Yazlowitz for 24 years. In 1814, Rav Zvi Hirsch Kara died, and Rav Avraham Dovid was offered the rabbinate of Butchatch in his place. It was there that he spent the remainder of his days. His best known works are Da’as Kedoshim on parts of Shulchan Aruch Yorah Deah, and Eishel Avraham on Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim. The latter work is printed in the back of standard editions of the Shulchan Aruch.

Rav Yitzchak Meir Hazenpertz (1916), author of Ohr Yakar, a commentary on the Ohr Hachaim al HaTorah.

Rav Chaim Hager of Kossov (1942)

Today in History — 30 Tishrei

· Israeli forces trap the Egyptian 3rd army on the eastern side of the Suez Canal during the Yom Kippur War, 1973

{Yahrtzeits licensed to by Manny Saltiel and Newscenter}

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Defense Calls Christie a Coward; Jury Now Has Bridge Case

A defense attorney thundered at Gov. Chris Christie in closing arguments Monday in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial, calling him and his inner circle “cowards” for not testifying against a former staffer on trial for using gridlock for political retaliation. In an emotional presentation that lasted more than two hours, Michael Critchley cast client […]

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New York – Jail Monitor: NYC Guards Too Often Striking Inmates’ Heads

New York — The court-appointed monitor overseeing New York City’s jails is concerned that guards are striking too many inmates in the head. Steve Martin’s second report since being appointed a year ago was filed in Manhattan federal court Monday. Martin reviewed 1,700 records documenting uses of force at Rikers Island between March 1 and […]

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Calls To Cancel The 15th Yahrzeit Event In Knesset For Minister Rechavam Ze’evi HYD In Knesset

A special 15th yahrzeit event is planned in Knesset on Tuesday, 1 Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan, marking the assassination of the Tourism Minister who was gunned down in the then Jerusalem Hyatt Hotel. All members of the left-wing Meretz Party have announced they would boycott the event along with a number of MKs from the Machane […]

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Lebanon Elects Pro-Hezbollah President, Vows To Retake ‘Israeli-Occupied’ Land

The Lebanese parliament elected Michael Aoun as its president Monday, ending a two-and-half-year vacuum that threatened to destabilize the highly sectarian country.

Aoun, 81, a retired general from the Lebanese Civil War, is a polarizing figure whose Christian political party, the Free Patriotic Movement, is an ally of the terror group and political party Hezbollah.

Lebanon’s previous president, Michel Suleiman, stepped down in 2014. Since then, Lebanon’s major political parties, mainly controlled by competing sectarian Sunni and Shi’a Muslims, had been deadlocked in the search for a consensus president. Under the Lebanese Constitution, only a Christian can become president.

After taking the oath, Aoun said in a speech he will prioritize political stability for the country.

“I came at a hard time, and there is a lot of hope that I will overcome difficulties. … The Lebanese need their state to protect their rights and obligations and for there to be a president who guarantees safety,” he said.

Aoun also promised to “release what is left of our lands from the Israeli occupation” referring to contested areas along the Lebanese-Israeli border. JNS.ORG


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Portsmouth, NH – Teacher Removed From Classroom After Video In Trump Costume

Portsmouth, NH — A New Hampshire high school teacher is in hot water after a video surfaced showing her in a classroom dressed as Donald Trump and dancing to a song that included an expletive. Superintendent Stephen Zadravec tells the Portsmouth Herald ( ) that he can’t comment about specifics because it’s a personnel matter, […]

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Hackers Say They’re Revealing More From Trove of NSA Data

A group calling itself “Shadow Brokers” says it’s releasing another tranche of information from its trove of top secret hacking data stolen from the U.S.’s National Security Agency. Shadow Brokers has been closely followed by intelligence watchers and cybersecurity specialists since the group released a set of NSA hacking tools into the wild in August, […]

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Photos: Rav Dovid Schustal Visiting Rav Chaim Kanievsky (JDN)

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