Monthly Archives: November 2009

Video: Major League Dreidel

Aaron Short of The Brooklyn Paper reports: At long last, the Hanukkah dreidel is getting the respect it deserves.The four-sided, Hebrew-letter-covered spinning top...

Refuah Health Center in New Square Awarded Grant to Expand

The Journal News reports: One of four federally funded health clinics in Rockland has been awarded a state grant to help double its space...

Rabbi Porush: The Seculars Are Jealous; We’re Growing, They’re Shrinking

Former Member of Knesset Rabbi Menachem Porush is not fazed by the recent secular protest in Yerushalayim. In a conversation with Ynet he asserted, "All...

Readers’ Matzav: What Are You Bringing Into Your House?

Dear Matzav.com Editor, It is that time of year again when "peace and good will to all men" is upon us. Let me ask you a...

What Would You Do? Man Gives Up Rescuing Son to Save Drowning Wife

As his wife floundered screaming for help in murky river water, a frantic New Zealand man was forced to abandon a bid to rescue his...

Kangaroos May Hold Skin Cancer Cure

How can scientists help humans avoid the scourge of skin cancer? One possible answer has now jumped out at an Australian research team: a DNA...

Kashrus Updates: Half-Moon K, Slurpees, Tums

Matzav.com shares the following important kashrus updates:  • The OU now stands behind products bearing the Half Moon K symbol. •The newest Slurpee flavor is Mountain...

Analysis: 7 Stories Obama Doesn’t Want Told

Presidential politics is about storytelling. Presented with a vivid storyline, voters naturally tend to fit every new event or piece of information into a...

Rabbi Henry Okolica Celebrates 96 Years

Freesia Singngam of the New Britain Herald, CT, reports: Rabbi Henry Okolica has accomplished much in 96 years. He fled Germany during the Holocaust....

Ability Grouping in Yeshivos: Do Away With the “Gimmel Class”?

There has been great debate in the secular world about Ability Grouping, also called "tracking." The issues involve whether it is preferable to break up...