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A New Threat May Result In The Closure Of Dozens Of Shuls In Italy

In a bid to prevent the spread of Islam in Italy, about a decade ago, the government of Lombardy (Northern Italy) enacted a series of stringent laws for religious buildings, some of which are unrealistic, such as the creation of 250 parking spaces adjacent to each building. These criteria are intended to prevent the possibility of establishing mosques within cites, and have recently been enforced with greater force, BeChadrei Chareidim reports.…

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US ‘Likely’ Has Taken Over As The World’s Top Oil Producer

The United States may have reclaimed the title of the world’s biggest oil producer sooner than expected.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Wednesday that, based on preliminary estimates, America “likely surpassed” Russia in June and August after jumping over Saudi Arabia earlier this year.

If those estimates are right, it would mark the first time since 1973 that the U.S.…

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Apple Expected To Unveil Bigger, Pricier iPhone On Wednesday

Apple is expected to unveil its biggest and most expensive iPhone on Wednesday as part of a lineup of three new models aimed at widening the product’s appeal amid slowing sales growth.

Most of the buzz is swirling around a rumored iPhone that is supposed to boast a 6.5-inch OLED screen, up from 5.8 inches on the existing iPhone X. OLED is a step up from traditional LCD technology in offering a display without a backlight, so black is truly black rather than simply dark.…

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Al-Qaida Leader Urges Muslims To Fight US Across The World

Marking the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the leader of al-Qaida has called on Muslims to wage war against the United States throughout the world.

In a 30-minute speech released Tuesday, Ayman al-Zawahri went to great lengths to portray the United States as a religious enemy of Muslims, using Washington’s transfer of its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as evidence of that enmity.…

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National Hurricane Center Director On Florence: “THIS ONE REALLY SCARES ME” [VIDEOS]

Coastal residents fleeing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence encountered empty gasoline pumps and depleted store shelves as the monster storm neared the Carolina coast with 140 mph (225 kph) winds and drenching rain that could last for days.

While some said they planned to stay put despite hurricane watches and warnings that include the homes of more than 5.4 million people on the East Coast, many weren’t taking any chances.…

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One Person R”L Niftar, 2,700 People Treated in Uman Over Rosh Hashanah

Over the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, United Hatzalah volunteers treated some 2,700 injured people in and around the city of Uman, Ukraine. One of the people treated, whom first responders attempted to revive via lengthy resuscitative efforts, passed away. The Niftar is R’ Avrohom Getz Z”L from Boro Park (23).

He was suffering from an advanced illness.

His Levaya left the Kever of Rav Nachman after Rosh Hashanah ended.…

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A FIRST: DM Lieberman Interviewed In Israel By The Iranian Media

For the first time, a senior Iranian journalist came to Israel for an interview with Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. The interview took place this week at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv. The interviewer is Mehrad Mirdamadi, who is the editor-in-chief of Radio Farda (Tomorrow in Farsi), which broadcasts from the city of Prague to tens of millions of Iranians. Radio Farda was founded in 2002 with the support of the American administration, to serve as a free media tool for Iranian citizens.…

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Missionaries Are Targeting Baalei Teshuva In Uman

Missionary activities in Eretz Yisrael have been increasing over recent years R”L, as these individuals remain committed to their goal, to pull Jews away from avodas Hashem. With Rosh Hashanah approaching, Yad L’Achim is warning the tzibur at large that missionaries are concentrating efforts in Uman, amid the awareness that tens of thousands of Jews from Israel, the US and other countries, will be visiting the tziyun of Rav Nachman of Breslov ZT”L.…

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Outrage After Virginia Man Erects Electric Fence To Keep School Kids Out Of Yard

A Virginia man says he erected an electrified fence to keep kids waiting for the school bus off his property.

Richmond TV stations WRIC and WWBT quote Henrico County homeowner Bryan Tucker as saying that he put the fence around his yard because he was tired of students trespassing and leaving trash on his property.

The stations report that Tucker did not accompany the fence with a warning sign.…

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Anthony Scaramucci Calls For Observance Of Day Of Jewish Unity

The strife and acrimony that has so infected the public discourse has become so pronounced that several major figures and opinion makers have had enough. They are worried about where all of this will end and what the future bodes for American children.

The latest major opinion maker to express his feelings on this is Anthony Scaramucci, founder and co-managing partner of SkyBridge Capital, who served briefly as White House Communications Director under President Trump.…

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Parshas Netzavim – Three Little Words

By: Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran is an educator, author and lecturer. He can be reached at e1948s@aol.com

The ability to atone has always been the most remarkable of human features

– Leon Uris

Consider the very first children born to a woman; the first to ever to walk the earth, the sons of Adam and Eve.  Cain and Abel. …

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Nike Stock Down 3 Percent After It Gets Political With Kaepernick Ad

Why do it?

Nike has touched off a furor by wading into football’s national anthem debate with an ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who was the first athlete to kneel during “The Star-Spangled Banner” to protest police brutality against blacks and hasn’t played a game since 2016.

The ad copy reads: “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”

The ad, part of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do it” campaign, has outraged many.…

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Facebook & Twitter Pledge To Stop Foreign Election Meddling

Facebook and Twitter executives pledged on Wednesday to better protect their social media platforms in the 2018 elections and beyond, and told Congress of aggressive efforts to root out foreign intrusions aimed at sowing divisions in American democracy.

Facebook’s No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, and Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, testified before the Senate intelligence committee, but there was an empty chair for Google’s parent Alphabet, which refused to send its top executive.…

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APPREHENDED: Father Of Wanted Flatbush Burglar Tips Off Cops To His Location

A suspect who was wanted for a widely-publicized burglary was arrested early Wednesday morning.

Sources tell YWN that a man walked into the NYPD’s 63 Precinct and identified himself as the father of a man wanted for burglarizing a Jewish home last Friday while they were sleeping.

The father was “worried for his son’s life” and took the bold action of tipping off police on his whereabouts.…

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NEW INFO: Three Suspects Charged in Uman Airline Tickets Scam

The airline ticket scandal reported on YWN last week that saw millions of dollars and thousands of airline tickets to Uman suddenly disappear, saw its day in the magisterial court of Jerusalem today.

Some 2,000 people are believed to have been victimized by the scheme, valued at around $1.3 million.

Three suspects have been charged, all 29-years-old, including one arrested at Ben Gurion Airport as he was apparently trying to flee the country on Tuesday.…

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Former Arizona U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl To Replace John McCain

The governor of Arizona announced Tuesday that he will appoint former Sen. Jon Kyl to fill the late Sen. John McCain’s seat in the U.S. Senate.

Gov. Doug Ducey made the announcement on Twitter minutes before a scheduled news conference.

Kyl, a Republican, is currently shepherding Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Kyl’s appointment may make it possible for him to vote for the nomination.…

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Lego Earnings Hurt By Toys R Us Closures

Lego said Tuesday its revenue dipped in the first half of 2018, with business in North America hurt by changes in the retail industry such as the bankruptcy of store chain Toys R Us.

The privately-held company says revenue fell 5 percent to 14.3 billion kroner ($2.2 billion) in January-June compared with a year earlier. Net profit dropped 10 percent to 3 billion kroner ($467 million).…

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Teen Dies After 5-Story Fall From NYC Fire Escape

Police say a 15-year-old girl has fallen to her death off a Manhattan fire escape while apparently trying to retrieve her cellphone from the apartment inside.

The New York Police Department has identified the teen as Imogen Roche. Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding her death Sunday night in the Tribeca neighborhood.

They say she was at a party at a fifth-floor apartment when she realized her phone was in a locked room and apparently decided to try to get in through the window but fell.…

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