Lakewood: Bochur Severely Beaten in Attempted Robbery

Friday April 24, 2015 3:22 PM

lakewood-policeLakewood, NJ - A frum bochur hailing from London, England, was severely beaten in an attempted robbery in Lakewood, NJ, this morning, (more…)

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As Deadline Looms, Netanyahu Said To Offer Bennett 3 Important Ministries

Friday April 24, 2015 2:49 PM

bennett-netanyahuWith only 12 days left to present his new governing coalition to the president, Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu met with Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett on Friday, reportedly offering his (more…)

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Study: Switzerland Happiest Nation On Earth

Friday April 24, 2015 2:09 PM

switzerlandSwitzerland is the world’s happiest nation thanks to healthy GDP figures, strong social bonds and an increasing life expectancy, a new study of global wellbeing has revealed. (more…)

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Israel Denies Entry Visa For Communist South African Cabinet Minister

Friday April 24, 2015 1:44 PM

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Israel has denied an entry visa to the South African Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, who was scheduled to visit Birzeit University in the West Bank. (more…)

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Poll: 57% Of Americans Disapprove Of Obama’s Policies On Iran

Friday April 24, 2015 1:42 PM

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Fifty-seven percent of Americans disapprove of the job President Barack Obama is doing on Iran, with 32 percent approving, according to a new Fox News poll. (more…)

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Diet Pepsi is Ditching Aspartame

Friday April 24, 2015 12:46 PM

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Rapidly falling sales have prompted PepsiCo to reforumalate the diet version of its flagship product. Starting in August, all diet Pepsi varieties will no longer have aspartame, the widely unpopular artificial (more…)

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Statue Of Liberty & Liberty Island Are Being Evacuated

Friday April 24, 2015 12:26 PM

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[Update below.] Liberty Island and the Statue Of Liberty are currently being evacuated following unconfirmed reports of a ’suspicious package.’ A National Parks Service spokesperson confirmed that they were doing (more…)

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White House Working to Publicly Mend Fences with Israel

Friday April 24, 2015 11:52 AM

biden1The White House is working to publicly mend fences with Prime Minister Netanyahu and demonstrate its support for Israel, including by sending Vice President Biden to speak at an Israeli (more…)

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Daughter of Reb Menachem Stark z”l Engaged

Friday April 24, 2015 11:11 AM

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The past week saw the celebration of the engagement of Gitty Stark, a daughter of Reb Menachem Stark z”l, the beloved members of the Williamsburg, NY, community who was murdered last year and (more…)

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Israel Air Force Chief: How the Gaza War Could Have Been Shortened

Friday April 24, 2015 10:42 AM

israel-maj-gen-amir-eshelMaj.-Gen. Amir Eshel, commander of the Israel Air Force, told Israel’s Channel 10 news Thursday that during last summer’s Israel-Hamas war, had Israel struck key tower blocks in Gaza used as (more…)

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Hikind: Potholes Continue To Endanger New Yorkers

Friday April 24, 2015 10:10 AM

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“These conditions are inexcusable!” announced Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) while standing ankle-deep in one of the many potholes that are still found on 13th Avenue in Brooklyn (more…)

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China Warns North Korean Nuclear Threat Is Rising; Iran Deal Could Mirror North Korean Case

Friday April 24, 2015 9:44 AM

north-korea-kim-jong-unChina’s top nuclear experts have increased their estimates of North Korea’s nuclear weapons production well beyond most previous U.S. figures. North Korea may already have 20 warheads, as (more…)

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Former State Department Official: Iran Playing 3-D Chess While US Plays Checkers

Friday April 24, 2015 9:12 AM

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The U.S. commitment to the nuclear deal with Iran as a means to curtailing Tehran’s influence has allowed Iran to “outfox” the U.S. in myriad ways, former State Department official Aaron David Miller (more…)

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Stabbed Jew Found in the Trunk of an Arab Car in Yerushalayim

Friday April 24, 2015 8:21 AM

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An Israeli was found stabbed and bound in the trunk of a car in an Arab neighborhood of East Jerusalem early Friday morning after a pre-dawn police chase. (more…)

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First Jewish App Released for New Apple Watch

Friday April 24, 2015 7:40 AM

apple-watchReleased on Wednesday night, a much-anticipated Jewish app for the watch was launched by Chabad.org’s app team, bringing together the 3,000-year-old Jewish calendar with the hottest new (more…)

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As FBI Chief Apologizes to Poland, Jewish Group Praises Remarks Over Holocaust Complicity

Friday April 24, 2015 7:08 AM

fbi-director-james-comey1The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) yesterday praised FBI Director James B. Comey for remarks he recently made at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Annual Dinner in Washington, (more…)

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Audio: Rav Reisman On Parshas Tazria-Metzora

Friday April 24, 2015 6:19 AM

rav-yisroel-reisman[Audio below.] The following is a shiur delivered by Harav Yisroel Reisman, maggid shiur in Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and mara d’asra of Agudath Israel of Madison. The shiur, on Parshas Tazriah was (more…)

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Audio: Rav Ahron Lopiansky On the Parsha

Friday April 24, 2015 5:46 AM

rav-aharon-lopianskyRav Ahron Lopiansky is the Rosh HaYeshiva of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington Tiferes Gedaliah. We are happy to present his weekly shiur on the parsha for Matzav.com (more…)

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Video: Rabbi Freundlich’s 3-Minute Look at Parshas Tazria-Metzorah

Friday April 24, 2015 4:41 AM

y-freundlich[Video below.] Matzav.com presents a 3-minute look at the weekly parsha with an eye towards Jewish parenting. The Torah (more…)

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Video: Rabbi Tzvi Goode On Parshas Tazriah

Friday April 24, 2015 4:08 AM

rabbi-tzvi-goode[Video below.] The following shiur is presented by Matzav.com and Yeshiva Yesodei Hatorah of Baltimore. The shiur, on the parshas hashovuah, is delivered by Rabbi Tzvi Goode, menahel of Yeshiva (more…)

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Audio: Rav Mintz On Parshas Tazria-Metzorah

Friday April 24, 2015 3:57 AM

rav-chaim-mintz[Audio below.] Each week, Rav Chaim Mintz, Mashgiach of the Yeshiva of Staten Island and founder and head of Oorah Kiruv Rechokim, offers, via telephone, an insightful and inspiring message (more…)

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Hadlokas Neiros, Erev Shabbos Parshas Tazria-Metzora 5775

Friday April 24, 2015 3:08 AM

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Kesubos 81: Buying a Goldfish

Friday April 24, 2015 2:54 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Video: Harry Rothenberg On Parshas Tazria-Metzora

Friday April 24, 2015 2:30 AM

harry-rothenberg[Video below.] Attorney Harry Rothenberg offers a five-minute thought on the parsha disseminated by Partners in Torah. (more…)

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Tazria-Metzorah: Looking Out For Numero Uno

Friday April 24, 2015 2:12 AM

rabbi-nosson-greenbergBy Rabbi Nosson Greenberg

In this week’s parsha the malicious sin of lashon horah (gossiping & slandering) comes to the forefront. Our sages tells us it is one of the (more…)

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Video: Rav Stulberger On Parshas Tazriah

Friday April 24, 2015 1:57 AM

rav-stulberger[Video below.] Each week, Rav Avrohom Stulberger, rosh yeshiva of Valley Torah High School in Los Angeles, shares a 3-4 minute message relating to the parshas hashovuah. Matzav.com is proud to (more…)

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Video: The Shmuz On Parshas Tazria-Metzora

Friday April 24, 2015 1:13 AM

rabbi-shafier[Videos below.] Rav Bentzion Shafier has impacted thousands of people with his talks and lectures, and especially with his innovative “Shmuz,” a mussar shmuess that draws on Torah, Gemara and the (more…)

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Parsha Partner - Tazria-Metzorah

Friday April 24, 2015 12:47 AM

parsha-partner-with-link[Download below.] Bring new meaning to your Shabbos seudah by involving your family and guests in discussions on the weekly parsha. Parsha Partner has meaningful divrei Torah and engaging discussion (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 5-6 Iyar

Friday April 24, 2015 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Moshe Zorach Eidelitz of Prague, author of Ohr La’yeshorim, Berurei Hamiddos, and Meleches Machsheves, and Ohr LaYeshraim (1780). Orphaned as a youth and raised by Rav Yonasan Eibeshutz, Rav  (more…)

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Speak No Evil: Cholent, The Sassoon Tragedy, And The Arrogance Of Evil

Thursday April 23, 2015 11:41 PM

safranBy Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

If you don’t have something nice to say…

How often our silence resonates more profoundly than our words!  In music, it is the balance of notes and rests which create the beauty of the melody.  If a song is comprised of nothing but unrelenting notes it is (more…)

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Daf Inspired - Culling Gems of Inspiration from the Daf

Thursday April 23, 2015 10:34 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 81 - Thorny Problem, Simple Solution

He wants to sell one of the properties. It’s a fantastic deal, and he desperately wants to close. There’s one little problem, though. The property is not his. Well, it is, but it isn’t. They belonged to his (more…)

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FBI Director Apologizes For Op-Ed Placing Blame On Poland For Holocaust

Thursday April 23, 2015 9:41 PM

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The head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) apologized to the Polish ambassador to the U.S. for suggesting that Poland was complicit in the Holocaust. (more…)

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On Independence Day, Hamas Launches First Rocket At Israel In 2015

Thursday April 23, 2015 8:27 PM

rockets-israelFor the first time in 2015, and on the same day Israel celebrated its 67th Independence Day, a code-red rocket siren sounded Thursday in the southern Israeli town of Sderot and other communities on (more…)

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Anti-Semitism, Palestinian State Factor Into Jewish Calculus In U.K. Election

Thursday April 23, 2015 7:50 PM

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By Alina Dain Sharon

Rising anti-Semitism and the issue of Palestinian statehood will be among the factors in the equation for Jewish voters when the United Kingdom heads to the polls on May 7 to determine the (more…)

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Pro-Israel Student Leader Lets Alan Dershowitz ‘Sleep At Night’

Thursday April 23, 2015 7:14 PM

alan-dershowitzBy Maayan Jaffe

Jewish organizations and leaders have been racking their brains trying to address the issue of skyrocketing anti-Semitism on college campuses. But at least one prominent pro-Israel activist (more…)

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Benghazi Panel Calls Clinton to Testify

Thursday April 23, 2015 6:14 PM

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A House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya has called Hillary Clinton to testify at a public hearing the week of May 18, and once again before June 18. (more…)

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Iranian Ships Off Yemen Turn Back After U.S. Aircraft Carrier Deployment

Thursday April 23, 2015 5:46 PM

iran-shipA fleet of nine Iranian ships off the coast of Yemen believed to be carrying weapons bound for Shi’a Muslim Houthi rebels turned around on Thursday. (more…)

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Yemen May Just Be The Start Of A Devastating Middle East War

Thursday April 23, 2015 5:07 PM

yemenBack in Roman times, Yemen went by the name “Arabia Felix”-Latin for “Happy Arabia.” It’s hard to think of a greater misnomer for this Arab state on the southern tip of the Persian Gulf, a few (more…)

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Mortgage Rates Hovering Near All-Time Lows

Thursday April 23, 2015 4:51 PM

house-mortgageMortgage rates continue to hover near all-time lows as the spring home-buying season heats up, according to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac. (more…)

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Petraeus Sentenced to 2 Years Probation

Thursday April 23, 2015 4:24 PM

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Former four-star general David Petraeus was sentenced to two years probation and a fine of $100,000 on Thursday for sharing classified information with Paula Broadwell, his biographer. (more…)

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First Black Woman Confirmed as A.G.

Thursday April 23, 2015 3:10 PM

loretta-lynch1After the third-longest confirmation battle in history for an attorney general, the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch to be the nation’s new top attorney. (more…)

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