The New York City Commission on Human Rights is launching a campaign to combat antisemitism.
A wave of antisemitic attacks have struck the New York City area over the past year, including multiple assaults on Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn, a deadly shooting at a kosher market in Jersey City and a brutal stabbing spree in Monsey.
In light of these events, the commission will run full-page ads describing laws against religious harassment and discrimination, as well as how to report antisemitic incidents, in the Orthodox and Hasidic newspapers Hamodia, Jewish Press and Mishpacha, as well as online.
“Antisemitism has no place in New York City,” the text reads.
“Religious harassment and discrimination is illegal in housing, the workplace, and in all public places,” it sa...
Andrew Yang, who ended his long-shot Democratic presidential bid last week, has joined CNN as a political commentator, the network announced Wednesday.
Yang, whose quixotic presidential campaign was characterized by catchy slogans such as “Make America Think Harder (MATH),” had pledged a universal basic income, which would give every US citizen $1,000 a month.
Yang, who cultivated an army of devoted followers dubbed the “Yang Gang,” dropped out of the race a week after finishing in sixth place in the Iowa caucus, with less than 1 percent of the delegates.
Read more at THE NY POST.
President Trump in an early morning tweet mocked Michael Bloomberg after his rough Democratic presidential primary debate debut, calling the former New York City mayor “grossly incompetent.”
“Mini Mike Bloomberg’s debate performance tonight was perhaps the worst in the history of debates, and there have been some really bad ones,” Trump tweeted.
“He was stumbling, bumbling and grossly incompetent. If this doesn’t knock him out of the race, nothing will. Not so easy to do what I did!” he added.
Read more at THE HILL.
Cellcom Israel Ltd , Israel’s largest mobile operator, said on Tuesday it would buy smaller rival Golan Telecom for 590 million shekels ($172.59 million).
The company will also forgive 130 million shekels of debt that Golan owes to the company or its use of Cellcom’s network, according to Israeli media reports.
Cellcom said it would pay the amount in two installments — 413 million shekels on completion of the transaction and 177 million shekels within 3 years from completion.
Bezeq Israel Telecom’s Pelephone unit also submitted a bid to buy Golan for 710 million shekels on Monday.
Baltimore, MD - Feb. 20, 2020 - On Motzai Shabbos, Parsha Yisro כא שבט, a Melava Malka was held in commemoration of the 2nd yahrzeit of the Rosh Yeshiva, Harav Zvi Dov Slanger, zt"l, at the Bais Hamedrash and Mesivta of Baltimore.
HaRav Nosson Nussbaum, shlit"a, R"M in Yeshivas Ner Yisrael, delivered דברי זכרון and siyumim on various מסכתות were presented by a number of talmidim.
Founded in 1997 by Rav Slanger, zt"l, in a side room at Ner Tamid Congregation, the yeshiva now has close to 200 Talmidim from Baltimore and beyond. יהי זכרו ברוך
'Squad' congresswoman Ilhan Omar told friends years ago that the man who went on to become her second husband was in fact her brother, DailyMail.com can confirm.
And now for the first time one of those friends has come forward to reveal exactly how Omar and Ahmed Elmi scandalized the Somali community in Minneapolis.
Abdihakim Osman is the first person to go on record to speak of how Omar said she wanted to get her brother papers so he could stay in the United States, at a time when she was married to her first husband Ahmed Hirsi.
But hardly anyone realized that meant marrying him.
'No one knew there had been a wedding until the media turned up the marriage certificate years later,' Osman, 40, exclusively told DailyMail.com.
Osman's revelations are sure ...
Baltimore, MD - Feb. 19, 2020 - Crying Out to Hashem is a shiur by Rabbi Tzvi Goode based upon Megilas Esther and highlights a powerful aitza that Purim provides for us to transform our Tefillah.
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Committee investigating haredi recruitment data finds no increase in recruitment from 2014-2018.
The findings of the investigation team led by Maj. Gen. (Res.) Roni Numa on the subject of faredi recruitment data for the IDF were presented yesterday (Wednesday) to Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi.
Two months and a half ago, Numa was appointed by the chief of staff to head an external inspection team, in light of the gaps in the personnel division regarding the extent of recruitment of haredim to the IDF in recent years.
The findings of the investigation team regarding the data counting and reporting process indicate, among other things, that the number of haredi recruits to the IDF from 2014-2018 does not meet the recruitment goals. In addition, the number of haredi recruits did not inc...
Israel Victory Project says lawyer for Tel Aviv Municipality compared Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh to Jewish child victims of the Holocaust.
The Israel Victory Project, the organization responsible for the billboards of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in a position of surrender, has accused the Tel Aviv Municipality of Holocaust denial after its legal representative compared Haniyeh and Abbas to Jewish children in the Holocaust.
The comparison was made in court on Thursday, in a court case brought by the Israel Victory Project after the Tel Aviv Municipality, at the direction of its mayor, Ron Huldai, ordered the billboards to be removed.
“To compare the mass-murdering terrorist Ismail Haniyeh, head of a proudly genocidal orga...
Likud becomes largest party as Blue and White falters in latest poll by Direct Polls.
A poll conducted by the Direct Polls Institute shows that if the elections were held today (Thursday), the Likud would the largest party in Israel with 33 seats, followed by the Blue and White party with 31 seats.
The Joint Arab List would win 14 seats, followed by the Labor-Gesher-Meretz list with ten seats.
Shas would win nine seats, Yamina eight, and United Torah Judaism eight.
The Yisrael Beyteinu party would receive seven seats.
The Otzma Yehudit party would fail to clear the electoral threshold.
The poll shows a significant decline for the Blue and White party, which has consistently polled ahead of the Likud party. The left-wing parties would win 41 seats while the right-wing and hare...
Two former passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship who had been diagnosed with coronavirus infections have died, according to Japanese authorities.
An 87-year-old man and an 84-year-old woman who had been hospitalized after disembarking the cruise ship were the first confirmed deaths from the Diamond Princess, which has been quarantined off the coast of Japan.
He was hospitalized Feb. 11, she the next day.
An infectious disease specialist in Japan criticized conditions on the Diamond Princess, where 79 new cases were reported Wednesday, saying officials endangered lives by failing to observe proper quarantine practices.
China on Wednesday reported that the rate of new cases continues to decline after tallying 394 new infections and 136 deaths through the end of Wednesday, making...
Dagmar Turner wasn’t just showing off when she played the violin during her brain surgery at King’s College Hospital in London.
Surgeons asked the 53-year-old to play her instrument to ensure that the professional violinist’s musical abilities were not damaged during a tumor removal.
The tumor, in her right frontal lobe, was dangerously close to areas of her brain that were responsible for coordinating delicate movements in her left hand. These regions are crucial for playing the violin, and in some spots, their distance from the tumor was as narrow as a credit card.
The surgery was successful and the patient was able to return home after a three day recuperation period. Turner plans to return to her orchestra once she fully recovers.
Read more at CNN.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson has sentenced Trump ally Roger Stone to 40 months in prison. He was convicted last year on seven charges of obstruction, lying to Congress and witness tampering.
Prosecutors initially asked for seven to nine years in prison — but Attorney General William Barr retracted that recommendation hours after Trump criticized it on Twitter for being too harsh.
Four prosecutors withdrew from the case in response to Barr's decision. Two new DC US Attorney's Office supervisors stepped up to handle Stone's sentencing, and a new sentencing memo was released asking for "far less" time.
Today, one of the new prosecutors said the Justice Department stands by the original sentencing memo and argued that "the court should impose a...
The black box of a Ukrainian passenger plane accidentally shot down over Iran last month is damaged but Iran will not hand it over to another country despite pressure for access, top Iranian ministers said on Wednesday, according to state media.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said last week he had “impressed upon” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that a complete and independent investigation into the shooting down of the airliner had to be carried out.
Many of the 176 who perished in the disaster were Iranians with dual citizenship, which is not recognized by Iran. Canada had 57 citizens on board.
“We have a right to read the black box ourselves. We have a right to be present at any examination of the black box,” Zarif said.
“If we are...
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Product was mistakenly labeled as KOF-K DE instead of the required KOF-K Dairy. This product contains milk, as clearly stated on the label, and is certified Kosher dairy.
Corrective action has been taken.
U.S. equity markets turned sharply lower Thursday midmorning as investors digested fresh comments from the Fed and rising fears over the coronavirus.
The selling pushed the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite off record highs and clipped over 300 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average before giving back some of those losses.
Fed Vice Chairman Richard Clarida told CNBC the market was too aggressive in pricing in a Fed rate cut later this year which investors including Keith Fitzgerald of Money Map Press cited as the catalyst for the sudden reversal in the equity markets.
While globally, the People’s Bank of China cut its loan prime rate 10 basis points to 4.05 percent in a move designed to help cushion the Chinese economy from the damage caused by the...
JACKSON (JNS) — A Jewish-owned business in Jackson, N.J., was spray-painted on Friday with a large swastika and the words “white power.”
The unknown name of the business is located near Lakewood, N.J. reported The Lakewood Scoop.
Lakewood has a large ultra-Orthodox Jewish population.
Surveillance footage showed a woman exiting her vehicle and walking behind a trailer on the business property, which was later vandalized, according to the Scoop.
Anyone with information about the vandalism should contact the Jackson Police Department at (732) 928-1116.
NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley is buying online brokerage E-Trade for about $13 billion.
Discount brokers like E-Trade have engaged in a vicious fight for customers since late last year, when Charles Schwab Corp. announced that it would eliminate the fees it charges customers for trades.
Weeks later, Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. said they would merge, creating a colossus of a rival for E-Trade.
In the all-stock deal announced Thursday, E-Trade shareholders will receive 1.0432 Morgan Stanley shares for each share they own.
E-Trade Financial Corp. has over 5.2 million client accounts with over $360 billion of retail client assets, adding to Morgan Stanley’s existing 3 million client relationships and $2.7 trillion of client assets.
E-Trade’s U.S. stoc...
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders almost challenged former President Barack Obama in 2012 and once chided him for negotiating with Republicans on core issues.
Sanders, who is now running for president, reportedly told several people, including fellow Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, that he was frustrated with Obama’s performance in office and seriously considered challenging him in the 2012 Democratic primary. The Atlantic reports Leahy, concerned by Sanders’s comment, relayed the news to Obama’s campaign former campaign manager Jim Messina.
The Obama campaign team “absolutely panicked” at Leahy’s disclosure, as Messina told it, as “every president who has gotten a real primary has lost a general [election].”
Read more at Washington Examiner.