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“Rumpelnacht”: Ah Gutten Zummer from Matzav.com

Tuesday April 22, 2014 8:40 PM

pesach-dishesTonight is known in many circles as “Rumpelnacht,” as the post-Pesach cleanup gets underway. With pots, pans and dishes all (more…)

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Alarm over Reported Deal with Vatican for Kever Dovid

Sunday April 20, 2014 3:41 PM

kever-dovidIs there a secret deal between the Vatican and Israel to transfer control over Dovid Hamelech’s kever to the (more…)

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Yerushalayim Inspectors Shut Down Old City Bread Carts Selling Chometz On Pesach

Sunday April 20, 2014 2:22 PM

chometzYerushalayim city inspectors in recent days have closed down dozens of food carts in the area of the Old (more…)

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50 Years On, Remembering The Rally That Launched The Soviet Jewry Movement

Sunday April 20, 2014 9:10 AM

D523-036By Rafael Medoff

“We didn’t know you couldn’t organize a mass rally in four days, and sometimes if you don’t know, then you (more…)

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Trailer Stolen From Construction Site at Lakewood’s Pine River Village

Sunday April 20, 2014 5:00 AM

lakewood-policeLakewood, NJ - Police are investigating the theft of a trailer from a Lakewood construction site. (more…)

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Young Israel Praises Secretary Kerry for His Swift Response to the Israeli Visa Issue

Sunday April 20, 2014 2:26 AM

john-kerryThe National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) has praised Secretary of State John Kerry for his quick (more…)

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Photos, Video: Chol Hamoed Celebration in Chevron

Friday April 18, 2014 4:57 AM

Photos: Biur Chometz in Boro Park

Thursday April 17, 2014 7:33 PM

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Video, Photos: 60,000 Take Part in Mass Birchas Kohanim at the Kosel

Thursday April 17, 2014 2:14 PM

birchas-kohanim[Video and photos below.] Tens of thousands of Yidden attended a mass Birchas Kohanim this morning at the Kosel. The large Birchas Kohanim is held every Chol Hamoed and draws tremendous (more…)

Refael Elisha Cohen z”l

Thursday April 17, 2014 12:14 PM

rafael-elisha-cohenIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of six-year-old son Refael Elisha Cohen z”l, son of Yaakov (more…)

7-Year-Old Girl Sends Pesach Macaroons to Jewish Soldiers Serving in Iraq, Afghanistan

Thursday April 17, 2014 9:16 AM

freida-atkins-standing-next-to-a-pile-of-macaroonsA second-grader from Pennsylvania sent 160 cans of macaroons to Jewish soldiers stationed away from (more…)

Yerushalayim: Triplets Born to Noted Medical Askan Rabbi Yisrael Gavra

Thursday April 17, 2014 8:03 AM

hadassah-medical-centerOn the second day of Pesach, the Yerushalayim community was gladdened by the news that triplets were (more…)

Widow of Chevron Terror Victim: I Didn’t Want My Children To See Their Father’s Body

Thursday April 17, 2014 6:15 AM

hadas-mizrachiWounded and bleeding, Hadas Mizrahi told rescue workers who rushed to the site of Monday’s terror attack (more…)

Troops on Alert at Kosel After Arab Har Habayis Riots

Thursday April 17, 2014 2:27 AM

birchas-kohanim-at-koselThousands of police and IDF troops will be on duty today as tens of thousands of Jews arrive at the Kosel for (more…)

Netanyahu: PA Incitement To Blame For Erev Pesach Terror Attack

Wednesday April 16, 2014 10:09 PM

netanyahu1Israeli Minister Bibi Netanyahu said that the Erev Pesach terror attack on Monday, which (more…)

Obama To Host Pesach Seder Tuesday

Monday April 14, 2014 5:01 PM

obama-sederPresident Barack Obama will host a Pesach Seder at the White House with family, aides and friends on Tuesday. “We will enjoy the company of (more…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)