Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 16 Teves

Rav Chaim Kreiswirth, Rav and Av Beis Din of Antwerp and son-in-law of Rav Avraham Grodzinski. Rav Chaim was well-known to have ...

Hilschos Tisha B’Av: A Review

By Rabbi Yissachar Dov Krakowski, Matzav.com The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Tisha BeAv. The Piskei Din for the most part...

Mayor de Blasio to Propose Streetcar Line Linking Brooklyn and Queens

Last year at his State of the City address, Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a five-borough ferry network. This year, he’s proposing a $2.5...

Photos: Hakafos Shniyos at Yeshivas Kiryas Melech in Bnei Brak with Rav Shmuel Yaakov...

{Matzav.com Israel/Photos: Bechadrei Chareidim}

New Executive Order Bans Travelers From Six Muslim-Majority Countries Applying For Visas

Donald Trump is preparing to sign a new executive order today that White House officials hope can withstand legal scrutiny that will ban travelers...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 17 Tammuz

Rav Salman Mutzafi (1900-1975). Born in Baghdad to Rav Tzion Meir, who descended from an illustrious family of Torah scholars who first arrived in...

House Votes To Begin Obamacare Repeal Process

Congress took its first step toward rolling back President Obama's health care reform law today, with the House voting along party lines to pass...

Report: Orthodox Jews Set Sights On N.J. Town And Angry Residents Resist

The following report by Elise Young appears today in Bloomberg Business and appears here unedited: Every home is big on glass in a Toms River,...

At the Root of Sukkos Joy

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz  The Rambam writes at the end of Hilchos Sukkah (8:12) that “even though there is a positive commandment to be joyful on...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 15 Tammuz

Rav Chaim ben Atar, the Ohr HaChaim Hakadosh, (1696-1743). Born into a well-respected family in Sali, Morocco, Rav Chaim spent his early years learning...