Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 26 Av

August 30, 2016 12:12 am
Rav Yehuda Fatiyah (1859-1942), the foremost student of the Ben Ish Chai, who said that he was the reincarnation of the "Noda B'Yehuda." He...

Hikind Honors U.S. Coast Guard Volunteer Jack Rosenberg One Year After Cresskill Plane Crash

August 29, 2016 9:49 pm
Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) honored U.S. Coast Guard volunteer Jack Rosenberg Sunday at the Miracle of Cresskill picnic for his heroic efforts in landing...

John McCain is in the Fight of His Life in the Age of Donald...

August 29, 2016 9:09 pm
After 30 years in the Senate, during which he transformed himself from war hero into political icon, John McCain now finds himself in more...

Watch: Trump Presents A Challenge For Clinton On The Debate Stage

August 29, 2016 7:43 pm
Senior aides call Donald Trump a formidable adversary as Hillary gets prepares for the debates; Mike Emanuel explains on 'Special Report.' WATCH: {Matzav.com}

Surgeons Hope To Do The World’s First Head Transplant – And A Head Has...

August 29, 2016 7:13 pm
Here's the cast of characters: Valery Spiridonov, 31: Russian tech geek who runs an educational software company from his home east of Moscow. Because he...

Tehillim: Boy Falls Off Cliff at Minnewaska Park

August 29, 2016 5:21 pm
All are asked to daven for Yehoshua ben Alte Chaya Devorah, a nine-year-old boy who fell off a cliff today at Minnewaska State Park...

Trump: Kaepernick Should Leave America

August 29, 2016 4:48 pm
Donald Trump sharply criticized San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Monday for refusing to stand for the national anthem, telling a radio host...

Danger: More Parents Believe Vaccines Are ‘Unnecessary,’ While A Mumps Outbreak Grows

August 29, 2016 4:16 pm
The contrast between parents' attitudes about vaccines today and a decade ago is striking. A survey published today by the American Academy of Pediatrics...

Open Orthodox Clergy Attack Donald Trump

August 29, 2016 3:54 pm
By I. Schwartz A group of 50 high-profile Open Orthodox leaders, led by Rabbi Irving "Yitz" Greenberg, released a joint public "rabbinic" condemnation of Republican...

Immigrant Bochurim Vulnerable To IDF Draft

August 29, 2016 3:19 pm
The IDF is working to solve a problem that was pointed out a year ago by Israeli Shortcut, an organization founded to help Jews...

Watch: Rav Dovid Feinstein On the Halachic Status of Wraps

August 29, 2016 2:48 pm
In the following recently-taken video, Rav Dovid Feinstein, noted senior posek of North America and rosh yeshiva of Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim in New York...

Rav Don Segal Returns to Eretz Yisroel for First Time in 3 Years

August 29, 2016 2:25 pm
After more than three years since leaving Eretz Yisroel, the senior mashgiach and mashpiah Rav Don Segal has returned to Eretz Yisroel. In recent years, Rav...

Video, Photos: Man Shot Dead in Boro Park

August 29, 2016 1:47 pm
A 36-year-old black man was shot to death today on New Utrecht Avenue at 46th Street in the heart of Boro Park. At 12:20 p.m., the...

Watch: CNN Alters Trump Tweet By Scrubbing ‘Crooked’ Moniker to Describe Hillary

August 29, 2016 1:21 pm
On Sunday, CNN’s “Newsroom” highlighted a tweet from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sent out calling on his opponent Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton...

Iran Forms “Shiite Liberation Army” to “Eradicate Israel”

August 29, 2016 12:47 pm
Iranian Gen. (ret.) Mohammad Ali Falaki, one of the Iranian forces leaders in Syria, recently revealed that Iran has formed a "Shiite Liberation Army"...

Trump Camp Says It Plans $10 Million TV Ad Buy

August 29, 2016 12:14 pm
Donald Trump's campaign says it plans to hit the airwaves with upward of $10 million worth of television commercials over the next week or...

Chareidi Parties Considering Ultimatum to Fire Katz Over Chillul Shabbos

August 29, 2016 11:44 am
The chareidi parties in the Knesset will decide today whether to issue an ultimatum to Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu to either fire Transportation Minister...

Doctors: OK to Drop Patients Who Refuse Vaccines

August 29, 2016 11:19 am
It is acceptable for doctors to drop patients who refuse vaccinations on non-medical grounds, the American Academy of Pediatrics said Monday in a policy...

Foreign Hackers Hit Two State Electoral Databases

August 29, 2016 10:43 am
Foreign hackers broke into two state election databases in recent weeks, according to a restricted FBI warning obtained by Yahoo News. The report comes...

Mylan to Make Generic Version of EpiPen

August 29, 2016 10:15 am
The pharmaceutical company that makes the expensive, life-saving EpiPen—an auto-injector that comes preloaded with anaphylaxis treatment—will launch a generic version of the product in...

Report: Hotel in Rhodes Distinguishes Israelis From Other Tourists With Blue Wrist Bands

August 29, 2016 9:50 am
By R. Blum Israeli visitors are tagged differently from other guests at a five-star resort in Rhodes, Greece Israel’s Channel 10 reported on Sunday. According to...

NJ Department of Education Director of State Monitors Visits Lakewood

August 29, 2016 8:46 am
Lakewood, NJ - With what was recently hailed as a huge “political miracle,” when a public safety and traffic nightmare was avoided as Governor...

86-Year-Old Survivor of 11 Nazi Camps to Marry Woman Half Century Younger

August 29, 2016 8:12 am
A Holocaust survivor who recently got engaged to a woman nearly half a century his junior says that he hopes to have the wedding...

Mazel Tov to Shmueli Ungar On His Engagement

August 29, 2016 7:45 am
Matzav.com wishes mazel tov to our friend, singer Shmueli Ungar of Monsey, NY, upon his engagement. The kallah is Yiddis Lewin of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. May his...

Trump: Major Illegal Immigration Speech Coming Wednesday

August 29, 2016 6:49 am
Republican nominee Donald Trump has announced he will make a much anticipated major speech on his immigration policy on Wednesday, Newsmax reports. He made the...

Fewer Visiting Hours For Terrorists in Israel

August 29, 2016 5:43 am
Arab MKs are angry over a new prison policy that limits visits to Palestinian terrorists to once a month, Haaretz reports. MK Yousef Jabareen of...

Torah Origins of Honoring Parents to Establish Shalom Bayis

August 29, 2016 5:13 am
By Rabbi Yitschak Rudomin MA Director: Jewish Professionals Institute www.jpi.org/ Email: rudomin@jpi.org Author: The Second World War and Jewish Education in America www.jpi.org/holocaust/ Part of a...

Jewish Families from Syria Quietly Resettled in Louisville, Ky.

August 29, 2016 2:23 am
Three of the remaining Jewish families in Syria were quietly brought to the United States and settled in Louisville, Ky. The Jewish refugees, numbering 13...

‘The Law of the Land Is the Law,’ Say French-Jewish Leaders Defending Controversial Burkini...

August 29, 2016 1:19 am
By R. Blum Many Jewish leaders in France support the recently imposed — and subsequently overruled — ban on burkinis, Makor Rishon reported on Sunday. According...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 25 Av

August 29, 2016 12:05 am
Rav Moshe Hager of Antiniya (1994) Rav Yeshayahu Menachem ben Yitzchak of Cracow, the originator of the Heter Iska (1599) Today in History - 25 Av ·...

Videos, Photos: False Shooting Report Causes Mass Evacuation at LAX Airport

August 28, 2016 11:51 pm
Sources at Los Angeles International Airport are describing shots fired and police rushing to the scene, while social media footage shows people apparently being evacuated. Multiple...

Video: Couple Rescued From Island By Writing SOS In Sand

August 28, 2016 9:18 pm
This is like something out of a book. Two stranded mariners were rescued on Erev Shabbos after crews saw their "SOS" in the sand on an...

Amona May Move To Adjacent Land

August 28, 2016 7:44 pm
Some Amona residents are relieved at a recommendation of the government's Outpost Regulation Committee to solve the problem of their village's imminent demolition by...