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BOMBSHELL EXCLUSIVE: Multiple Jewish People Missing Kidneys After Bariatric Surgery In Mexico

At least four Frum individuals from the New York area are missing a kidney, after going to Mexico for “Bariatric Surgery”. On of them is from Rockland County.

A highly credible source – including one of the victims – has confirmed to YWN that in all the incidents the victims didn’t feel well after returning to New York, and had some testing done.…

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Museum Offering $10 Million For Tips In Largest Art Robbery In US History

A hot tip could still earn you a cool $10 million from a Boston museum desperate to recover a trove of missing masterpieces. But you’d better hurry.

Midnight Dec. 31 is the deadline to collect a doubled reward being offered for information leading to the recovery of 13 works worth an estimated $500 million — including paintings by Degas, Manet, Rembrandt and Vermeer — stolen in 1990 from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.…

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12 Charedi Suspects Arrested in Mega-Fraud Case for Creating Fictitious Yeshiva In Beit Shemesh

Charedi protesters attempted to interfere with a police arrest of one of the twelve suspects that were arrested in Beit Shemesh yesterday under the suspicion of defrauding government monies. The suspicion is that a Charedi non-profit organization was used by the individuals to defraud the money.

Residents of the city were seen in a post that was published by the Walla News site shoving police officers and throwing eggs at them as they attempted to arrest one of the suspects outside his home.…

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NYC Subway Work Trains Collide In Tunnel, 1 Worker Injured

Authorities say two New York City subway work trains have collided in a tunnel, injuring one person.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the trains “bumped into each other” Wednesday morning but didn’t derail. The agency says one MTA worker is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

There were no passengers on the trains, and MTA officials say the accident is having no impact on subway service during the morning commute.…

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Important Update On Azan Family Fire Victims

The father and two children who were critically injured in the horrific fire in Flatbushon Chanukah continue to fight for their lives.

The father, Yosi Azan and his 15-year-old son Daniel were transferred from Staten Island Burn Center to Weill Cornell Hospital in Manhattan. His 16-year-old daughter Shilat remains hospitalized in Staten Island. All three remain on life support, although Shilat’s condition is the most critical of the family.…

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Jerusalem Residents Angry as City Hall Hands Out Yearly Trees for X-Mas and New Year’s

Jerusalem City Hall decided once again this year to supply coniferous trees to Christian residents prior to X-Mas and the Christian New Year. However, Jewish residents from the city protested the decision as the tree symbolizes X-Mas.

According to the Jewish protesters, it is absurd for the city to distribute clear Christian symbols in city centers, while city workers are not seen distributing Jewish paraphernalia to Jewish residents for Jewish holidays.…

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China Urges Restraint After N. Korea Calls Sanctions ‘War’

The Chinese government has urged countries to act with restraint and work to ease tensions after North Korea called the latest U.N. sanctions to target the country “an act of war” that violates its sovereignty.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Monday that nations should “exercise restraint and make positive and constructive efforts to de-escalate tensions on the (Korean) Peninsula.”

The U.N.…

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Holon Joins Growing Lists Of Cities Wishing To Open Stores On Shabbos

As efforts continue in Knesset to pass the Shabbos Bill legislation, giving authority to the Interior Minister regarding the opening of stores on Shabbos, additional cities are following the example of Tel Aviv. In Tel Aviv, the opening of grocery stores and supermarkets on Shabbos R”L now enjoys the backing of the High Court of Justice.

The Shabbos Bill is intended to prevent additional cities from following suit.…

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US Slashing United Nations Budget After Controversial Jerusalem Vote

The U.S. government says it has negotiated a significant cut in the United Nations budget.

In a statement on Sunday night, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations said that over $285 million would be cut from the U.N.’s 2018-2019 budget, which was a staggering $5.4 billion for fiscal year 2016-2017. The mission said reductions would also be made to the U.N.’s management and support functions.…

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Florida Jewish Community To Thank Trump For Rubashkin On Friday Morning

On Friday at 12:15PM, hundreds of jubilant community members will stand together to express appreciation to President Trump at Dreher Park (1100 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405) to show support for the administration’s commutation of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin.

President Trump will be passing by the park on his way to Mar-a-Lago. Signs will be provided.

All are welcome and encouraged to join.…

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Putin Accuses US Of Violating Cold War-Era Nuclear Pact

Russian President Vladimir Putin is accusing the U.S. of violating a landmark Cold War-era nuclear arms pact.

Putin, speaking during Friday’s meeting with the top military brass, alleged that the U.S. missile defense sites in Romania containing interceptor missiles could also house ground-to-ground intermediate-range cruise missiles in violation of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

He added that U.S. launches of target vehicles as part of tests represented another violation of the pact that bans all land-based cruise and ballistic missiles with a range between 500 and 5,500 kilometers (310-3,410 miles).…

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Levaya Of Well-Known ‘Giyores Tzedek’ Ms. Ellen Omeara From Long Beach, NY

YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Ms. Ellen Omeara, Rus bas Avraham Avinu.

Ellen was a Giyores Tzedek from Long Beach, NY, and was best known for her unwavering support of Torah, Rabbonim, and Talmidei Chachamim. Her dedication to the Mesivta of Long Beach and the bochurim was legendary.

The Levaya will take place on Motzei Shabbos at the Agudas Yisroel of the Five Towns; 508 Peninsula Boulevard, Cedarhurst, NY at 7:30PM.…

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Trump Signs Tax Overhaul, Budget Bill Before Heading To Mar-a-Lago

President Donald Trump has signed into law a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package.

Trump touted the size of the tax cut, declaring to reporters in the Oval Office before he signed it Friday that “the numbers will speak.”

The president said he was going to wait to sign it until after Jan. 1 but changed his mind.

The legislation provides generous cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans and smaller ones for the middle class and low-income families.…

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Killings Hit Record Low In New York, Despite Terror Attacks

Even after two terrorist attacks and a driver’s deadly rampage through Times Square, New York City is on track to smash its modern-era low for homicides in a year.

Through Dec. 17, the city of 8.5 million people, once America’s murder capital, had recorded 278 killings. That puts it on pace to end this year with killings down 14 percent from last year, and well below the 333 in 2014, which was the year with the fewest homicides since the city began keeping accurate crime statistics in 1963.…

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128 Countries Declare Trump’s Jerusalem Decision ‘Null And Void;’ Amb. Haley Warns ‘US Will Remember’

The U.N. General Assembly voted 128-9 with 35 abstentions on Thursday in favor of a nonbinding resolution declaring President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null and void,” a smaller margin than the Palestinians hoped for but also a rebuke to the Trump administration which is threatening to cut funding for those who voted “yes.”

The vote was a victory for the Palestinians though many of their supporters were predicting at least 150 “yes” votes or more.…

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Security Official: The Gaza Rockets Are Behind Us

On Tuesday night a high-ranking security official who wished to remain anonymous told Israeli media Channel  Kan 11 that: “We are not expecting an intensification of the rocket fire from Gaza. On the contrary, it is behind us.”

According to the official: “Afraid of the situation deteriorating quickly, Hamas has begun operations to round up dozens of activists from other organizations believed to be responsible for the recent wave of rocket fire that has plagued Gaza periphery cities and town for the past two weeks.…

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Kiddush Hashem! NYC Subway Rider Is Inspired By Jewish Man Learning Torah

Dan Lavoie was riding the train in New York when he noticed an Orthodox Jewish man pull out his Gemara and start learning. He shared a photo and his thoughts on twitter:

 

I’ll never get tired of dudes breaking out massive Torahs on the subway for some light studying.

I love this city. pic.twitter.com/EKjsAPi4K3

— Dan Lavoie (@djlavoie) December 19, 2017

Lavoie is a speechwriter for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.…

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