• Elizabeth Warren Makes Big Move Toward 2020 Presidential Run

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday took the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency, hoping her reputation as a populist fighter can help her navigate a Democratic field that could include nearly two dozen candidates. “No matter what our differences, most of us want the same thing,”...

  • MAZEL TOV! A 4th Chareidi Grandchild For Israel PM Netanyahu

    While Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara continue their visit to Brazil, his chareidi daughter, Noa Roth, gave birth to a healthy baby girl. This is the fourth child in the family, after two sons and a daughter. Noa is married to Chabad businessman Daniel Roth and they live in the Sanhedria neighborhood...

  • Official: Russian Weapon 27 Times Faster Than Speed Of Sound

    Russia’s new strategic weapon has rendered any missile defenses useless at a small fraction of their cost, officials said Thursday. The Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle flies 27 times faster than the speed of sound, making it impossible to intercept, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told Russian state television. The new weapon “essentially...

  • Boston Marathon Bomber’s Lawyers Want Death Sentence Tossed

    Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s convictions or death sentence should be tossed because it was impossible for him to get a fair trial in the same city where the shrapnel-packed, pressure cooker bombs exploded, his lawyers told a federal appeals court on Thursday. In a 500-page brief filed in the 1st U.S....

  • Israel To Allow Medical Marijuana Exports

    The Israeli Knesset has unanimously approved a law to permit exports of medical marijuana, allowing the country to tap the lucrative global market. Israel will become the third country, after the Netherlands and Canada, to take its medical cannabis global. The Israeli medical cannabis company iCAN predicts the global industry will reach...

  • Joyrider Steals New York City Bus, Goes Undetected For Hours

    Authorities say a joyrider sneaked off with an empty New York City bus and took it on an hourslong adventure from the Bronx to Queens and back. Police said Wednesday they’re searching for a suspect in Sunday’s brazen heist, which was starting to gain attention after the Christmas holiday. Police said the...

  • SOLD IN BROOKLYN: Winning $294 Million Powerball Ticket

    The winning ticket in Wednesday night’s $298.3 million Powerball drawing was sold at a Brooklyn gas station. The winning numbers were 05-25-38-52-67, Powerball: 24, Power Play: 2. Lottery officials report that Arnold’s Service Station on Linden Boulevard in East New York sold this game’s winning ticket. The winner’s identity is not yet...

  • What 2019 May Hold For Your Finances

    It’s tough to know what each new year may hold. But when it comes to economic issues, there are usually enough indicators to provide a solid glimpse into what’s ahead. So we asked experts to weigh in on how they anticipate how those big drivers may impact your financial well-being in 2019....

  • Hamas: Palestinian Speaker Barred From Ramallah Over Abbas Criticism

    Palestinian police have barred the Hamas-affiliated speaker of the Palestinian parliament from entering the West Bank city of Ramallah. Speaker Aziz Dweik had been set to hold a press conference in Ramallah to criticize President Mahmoud Abbas’ decision to dissolve the Palestinian legislature, which is controlled by the rival Hamas movement. Palestinian...

  • Court: Justice Ginsburg Leaves Hospital After Cancer Surgery

    A spokeswoman for the Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been discharged from the hospital after cancer surgery. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says Ginsburg left New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on Tuesday and is now “recuperating at home.” Ginsburg underwent surgery Friday to remove two malignant growths in...

  • Russian Envoy: Bad Relations With US Unlikely To Improve

    Russia’s U.N. ambassador says relations between Moscow and Washington are “practically non-existent,” which he says is bad not only for both countries but for the world — and he sees little prospect for improvement anytime soon. Vassily Nebenzia said in a recent wide-ranging interview with a small group of journalists that the...

  • DAY 4: Stalemate In Washington Over Border Wall, Shutdown

    Both sides in the fight over President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico have given a little on the money. What they can’t seem to agree on is what it should be spent on. And until Trump, who wants a wall, and Democrats, who oppose it, can come to an agreement, portions...

  • Netanyahu Remains Election Front-Runner In First Two Major Polls

    It has been decided, as reported, that the Knesset will be dissolved and early elections have been announced, apparently set for April 9, 2019. The Ministerial Law Committee on Tuesday morning approved dissolving the Knesset, which is set to be voted upon in Knesset on Wednesday, 18 Teves. If approved, which is expected...

  • New Year, Higher Pay: 2019 Changes Affecting Small Business

    Many small businesses will see their labor costs increase in 2019. Seventeen states are raising their minimum wages Jan. 1, and a number of others will follow suit later in the year. Some of the increases were scheduled by legislation passed in the last few years. Others are in response to the...

  • City Council Approves Zoning Changes In NYC Garment District

    The New York City Council has approved zoning changes in Manhattan’s garment district to allow more space for use by a variety of businesses, while boosting what’s left of apparel production in a neighborhood that once clothed many Americans. Council members voted unanimously Thursday in favor of easing a 1987 rule that...

  • Colorful Cast Of Cooperators Put The Heat On El Chapo

    One was a gambling addict who got plastic surgery to change his appearance even after his predecessor died from doing the same thing. Another claims to have begun his life of crime at age 4. A third was a kid from Chicago who made a fortune off of drug running. The three...

  • NYC Mayor DeBlasio Announces Supports For Legalizing Marijuana

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says he’s in favor of legalizing marijuana, but only if it’s done right. The mayor spoke Thursday at a Dominican cultural center in upper Manhattan. De Blasio follows New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in jumping aboard a marijuana legalization train that is gaining momentum. The Democratic...

  • Kushners Buying 4th New Jersey Property In Tax-Break Zone

    Jared Kushner’s family company is buying another property in a New Jersey beach town where developers can get big tax breaks thanks to a new federal program pushed by Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump. The Kushner Cos. is negotiating to buy land already approved for retail space and apartments in one...

  • Suspicious Package Delivered To Boca Raton Synagogue

    The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious package that was delivered Thursday to a synagogue in Boca Raton. Authorities confirmed the package arrived in the mail at the Boca Raton Synagogue at 7900 North Montoya Circle. No further details were released to the media. (YWN World headquarters – NYC)

  • Parshas Vayechi – May G-D Make You Like Ephraim And Menashe Left Is Right. Right Is Left.

    By: Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran is an educator, author and lecturer. He can be reached at e1948s@aol.com Each Shabbat, we bless our sons with the names of Yaakov’s grandsons, may you be like these two, like Ephraim and Menashe.  But what, we may ask, makes these two so...