Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 17 Nissan

Thursday April 17, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Avraham Reuven Hakohen Katz of Prague (1673), author of Yalkut Reuveni, a collection of kabbalistic material, arranged according to the verses in the Torah. (more…)

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Netanyahu: PA Incitement To Blame For Erev Pesach Terror Attack

Wednesday April 16, 2014 10:09 PM

netanyahu1Israeli Minister Bibi Netanyahu said that the Erev Pesach terror attack on Monday, which (more…)

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MH370 Families May Sue in U.S.

Wednesday April 16, 2014 9:57 PM

malaysia1Lawyers have reportedly descended upon a Beijing hotel where the families of many of the missing Malaysia (more…)

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Miller’s Mayor: I Agree With Him, Jews Run Country

Wednesday April 16, 2014 9:44 PM

frazier-glenn-miller1It is probably never wise to align yourself with a white supremacist suspected killer, especially when you’re an elected politician. Frazier Glenn Miller, charged with killing three at two Jewish centers in Kansas, hails (more…)


NYPD Disbands Muslim Spying Unit

Wednesday April 16, 2014 9:40 PM

william-brattonNew York Muslims: The police are no longer watching. The New York Police Department has stopped its (more…)

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Study: Marijuana Changes Brain

Wednesday April 16, 2014 9:35 PM

marijuanaIt’s all fun and games until your brain changes. Using marijuana just a few times per week can physically (more…)

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Bloomberg Gives Whopping 50M for Rival NRA

Wednesday April 16, 2014 9:22 PM

bloombergFormer New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he will donate $50 million toward (more…)

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7 Dead in S. Korea Ferry Sinking

Wednesday April 16, 2014 9:12 PM

korea-sinkingAt least seven are dead and 289 are still missing after a South Korea ferry sunk this morning. An (more…)

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U.S. Preps New Russia Sanctions

Wednesday April 16, 2014 9:02 PM

russia-ukraine-sanctionsTime for more sanctions. The White House says it has a new round sanctions against Russia ready to go but (more…)

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Google Patents Smart Contact Lens System With A Camera Built In

Monday April 14, 2014 6:27 PM

lensGoogle has patented a smart contact lens that could see its Glass wearable computer fit inside a smart lens. (more…)

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Obama To Host Pesach Seder Tuesday

Monday April 14, 2014 5:01 PM

obama-sederPresident Barack Obama will host a Pesach Seder at the White House with family, aides and friends on Tuesday. “We will enjoy the company of (more…)


Appeal Granted In Lev Tahor Case, Children Do Not Have To Go To Quebec

Monday April 14, 2014 4:21 PM

lev-tahor2A Superior Court judge has ruled 14 Lev Tahor children subject to a Quebec court order no longer have to (more…)


Russian Jet Buzzes U.S. Destroyer

Monday April 14, 2014 3:47 PM

us-shipA U.S. military official said a Russian fighter jet made multiple close-range passes at an U.S. Navy destroyer (more…)

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Rare ‘Blood Moon’ Eclipse Arrives

Monday April 14, 2014 3:17 PM

blood-moonAt 2 a.m. Tuesday, the Earth will begin positioning itself between the Sun and the Moon in first of four total (more…)


Snowden Reporting Wins Pulitzers

Monday April 14, 2014 2:59 PM

pulitzerThe Washington Post and The Guardian U.S. have both been awarded Pulitzer Prizes in the Public Service (more…)

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Photos: Refuah V’Chaim Pesach Distribution

Monday April 14, 2014 2:39 PM



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Photos: Mechiras and Biur Chometz in Russia

Monday April 14, 2014 2:03 PM



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The Halachic Acceptability of Soft Matzah

Monday April 14, 2014 1:47 PM

matzohBy Rabbi Dr. Ari Z Zivotofsky and Dr. Ari Greenspan

The Torah (Shemos 12:18) commands all Jews, men and women alike, (more…)

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Major Fraud in Afghan Elections

Monday April 14, 2014 1:06 PM

afghanistan-electionsIt’s too early to officially tell if Afghanistan will face a presidential run-off, but it is already apparent that (more…)

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Erev Pesach Terror: One Killed, Two Wounded In Palestinian Shooting Near Chevron

Monday April 14, 2014 12:56 PM

terror-chevronAn Israeli man was killed and at least two others were wounded this evening, when Palestinian gunmen opened fire on (more…)


How a Gentile Converted to Judaism Because of the Sale of Chometz

Monday April 14, 2014 12:06 PM

rav-moshe-shternbuchThe following story took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, and describes how a gentile converted to Judaism because of selling chometz.   (more…)


NYPD ‘Taking All Steps’ to Protect Jewish Institutions After Kansas Shooting

Monday April 14, 2014 11:05 AM

nypdNew York - Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last night that the NYPD is taking “all steps” to secure the city’s Jewish institutions in the wake of the (more…)

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Can Bunker Busters Solve Israel’s Iran Dilemma?

Monday April 14, 2014 10:20 AM

bunker-bustersBy Dmitriy Shapiro/ Jewish Week

Alarmed by what they believe to be diplomatic failures by the Obama administration in nuclear negotiations with Iran, leading scholars of a (more…)

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Photos: Biur Chometz 5774 with Rav Chaim Kanievsky

Monday April 14, 2014 10:14 AM



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Photos: Biur Chometz in Yerushalayim, Erev Pesach 5774

Monday April 14, 2014 10:01 AM

biur-chometz-in-yerushalayim-13[Photos below.] Yidden all over the globe gathered at homes and public places today to burn their chometz and then head off to make final preparation for the Chag Hamatzos. Below are photos of public (more…)

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Rav Chaim Kanievsky Makes Siyum on Kol HaTorah Kulah

Monday April 14, 2014 9:49 AM

rav-chaim-kanievsky-siyumAs is well known, Rav Chaim Kanievsky makes a siyum on kol haTorah kulah every year, completing Talmud Bavli, Talmud Yerushalmi, Tosefta, Sifri, Mishnayos, Shulchan Aruch, Rambam,  and other segments of Torah. (more…)

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Photos: Biur Chometz, Mechiras Chometz and Pesach Preparations in Bnei Brak, Erev Pesach 5774

Monday April 14, 2014 9:31 AM

chareidi-chiloni-bneibrak[Photos below.] Yidden all over the globe gathered at homes and public places today to burn their chometz and then head off to make final preparation for the Chag Hamatzos. Below are photos of public (more…)

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Monsey, NY: Evergreen Assists Male Shoppers

Monday April 14, 2014 9:04 AM