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




Chag Kosher Vesomeiach from

Monday April 14, 2014 8:30 AM

matzav-logo1The staff at wishes all of our readers around the globe a chag kosher vesomeiach and a kosheren Pesach. We are grateful to all those who have supported in this (more…)

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Photos: Mechiras Chometz with the Badatz of the Eidah Hachareidis in Yerushalayim

Monday April 14, 2014 8:11 AM


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Photos: The Rishon L’Tzion, Rav Yitzchok Yosef, Baking Matzos

Monday April 14, 2014 7:40 AM



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Who Is Frazier Glenn Miller?

Monday April 14, 2014 7:14 AM

frazier-glenn-miller-jrFrazier Glenn Miller, Jr., from Aurora, Missouri, founded and built the only White people’s party ever in the U.S. - the White Patriot Party - (more…)

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Audio: Rav Reisman On Pesach

Monday April 14, 2014 6:17 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 the Yom Tov of (more…)

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Photos: Nichum Aveilim of MK Moshe Gafni Upon Passing of His Sister

Monday April 14, 2014 5:57 AM

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750 People Take Part in Interstate 80 Barbecue and Minchah Yesterday

Monday April 14, 2014 5:23 AM




But What Could Be the Problem With…

Monday April 14, 2014 4:54 AM

star-kBy Rabbi Tzvi Rosen, Star-K Kashrus Administrator; Editor, Kashrus Kurrents

As Pesach nears, the grocery bills mount and the bank account dwindles, the Jewish housewife courageously attempts to hold the household budget intact (more…)

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Video: The Shmuz On Pesach - The Head and The Heart

Monday April 14, 2014 3:35 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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Pesach: Symbolism Over Substance

Monday April 14, 2014 2:14 AM

rmordechai_kamenetzkyBy Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky

The entire Seder ceremony is replete with symbolic gestures. We drink four cups of wine to represent four Biblical expressions of redemption. (more…)

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Audio: Rav Avrohom Schorr On Pesach: Mah Nishtanah Halaylah Hazeh

Monday April 14, 2014 1:37 AM

rav-avrohom-schorr[Audio below.] The following brief thought was delivered by Rav Avrohom Schorr, rov of Khal Tiferes Yaakov of Flatbush. The machshavah specifically addresses achieving true  (more…)

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