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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

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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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Photos: Atzeres Hesped in Boro Park L’illui Nishmas Rav Shmuel Halevi Wosner zt”l

Thursday April 23, 2015 2:47 PM

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Gedolim: ‘Kosher Switch’ “Should Not Be Brought into Any Jewish Home”

Thursday April 23, 2015 2:10 PM

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Photos: Yerushalayim Chief Rabbi Rav Aryeh Stern Hosts Independence Day Dinner

Thursday April 23, 2015 1:54 PM

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Photos: Israeli Flag Flies Above Ponovezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak on Israeli Independence Day

Thursday April 23, 2015 1:30 PM

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U.S. Will Compensate Hostages’ Families

Thursday April 23, 2015 1:18 PM

warren-weinstein-and-giovanni-lo-portoAs reported earlier here on Matzav.com, an American and Italian being held hostage by Al Qaeda in Pakistan were both killed in a drone strike last January, President Obama announced Thursday (more…)

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Top Republican Blasts Obama: ‘Warren Weinstein Did Not Have to Die‘

Thursday April 23, 2015 12:47 PM

republican-congressman-duncan-hunterRepublican congressman Duncan Hunter blasted the Obama administration’s handling of the Al Qaeda hostage accidentally killed by a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan and revealed details about a little- (more…)

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Michael Brown’s Family Sues Ferguson

Thursday April 23, 2015 12:14 PM

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Michael Brown’s family filed a wrongful death suit against the city of Ferguson, former police chief Thomas Jackson, and former officer Darren Wilson. The suit, announced at a press conference (more…)

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Hannity: ‘Huge, Massive Blow-Up’ for Clintons Coming Soon

Thursday April 23, 2015 11:42 AM

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Bill and Hillary Clinton can expect a big story they aren’t going to like to hit the media, possibly as early as Thursday, Sean Hannity said Wednesday on his syndicated radio show. (more…)

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Bug Lets Hackers Crash iPhones

Thursday April 23, 2015 11:15 AM

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Your iPhone is not bulletproof: Researchers say a newly discovered bug means the phone has a serious vulnerability to hostile wifi networks. According to Skycure Ltd., hackers can force IOS (more…)

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Clinton Foundation Messed Up Taxes

Thursday April 23, 2015 10:42 AM

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Hillary Clinton may be on her second presidential run, but the family still can’t find a decent accountant. Reuters reports that the Clintons’ family foundation will be refiling taxes and undergoing (more…)

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White House Graphic Distorts Impact of Climate Change

Thursday April 23, 2015 10:09 AM

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With Earth Day here, the White House is once again pushing action on climate change, presenting a rather stark contrast between action and inaction on carbon emissions. On Monday, the graphic at left appeared (more…)

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Bill & Hil Hid Link to Russian Donors

Thursday April 23, 2015 9:46 AM

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The Clinton Foundation was linked to the Russian atomic energy agency’s 2013 acquisition of a company that controls one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the U.S. (more…)

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Politico: Ted Cruz Woos Orthodox Jews

Thursday April 23, 2015 9:12 AM

ted-cruz1Politico reports:  Ted Cruz loves Orthodox Jews - and they love him back.

It’s a dynamic that allows the hard-line conservative presidential contender - a practicing Southern (more…)

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‘Outrage’ Over Pending U.N. Decision On The Har Habayis

Thursday April 23, 2015 8:40 AM

har-habayisA potentially explosive decision, proposed by Jordan, in the UN is likely to pass today. In danger of aggravating existing national and religious tensions in the Old City of Jerusalem, The United Nations (more…)

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American Al Qaeda Spokesman Killed by U.S.

Thursday April 23, 2015 8:12 AM

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U.S.-born Al Qaeda leader Adam Gadahn was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan in January, Obama administration officials announced on Thursday. Gadahn-who was raised Christian and whose (more…)

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U.S. Hostage Died in Attack on Al Qaeda

Thursday April 23, 2015 7:38 AM

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An American and Italian being held hostage by Al Qaeda in Pakistan were both killed in a drone strike last January, senior Obama administration officials said Thursday. The hostages were development (more…)

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Bill Clinton: ISIS Is the ‘Most Interesting’ NGO Today

Thursday April 23, 2015 7:14 AM

bill-clinton[Video below.] Former President Bill Clinton called the terrorist group ISIS the “most interesting non-governmental organization today” in remarks at Georgetown University. (more…)

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Tools of Healing

Thursday April 23, 2015 6:16 AM

pinchos-lipschutzBy Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

Parshas Tazria, as Metzora which follows it, deals with the halachos of a person struck by tzoraas. Though its laws are quite complex, scaring off the less learned from studying them, we are all familiar (more…)

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