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ליהודים היתה אורה ושמחה וששון ויקר - Ah Freilichen Purim!

Wednesday March 4, 2015 7:45 PM



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Important Tips for Those Who Drink on Purim

Wednesday March 4, 2015 2:12 PM

wineIt is worth knowing that hangovers can be avoided. With a little knowledge and care, you can still get drunk to the point of “ad delo yada” without suffering from it afterwards. (more…)

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Video: It’s Purim: Do You Know Where Your Kids Are?

Wednesday March 4, 2015 1:46 PM

purim1[Video below.] readers are urged to watch the video below, which raises awareness regarding children and the dangers of drinking on Purim. (more…)


Snow to Cause Big Purim Headache for Northeast

Wednesday March 4, 2015 1:40 PM

snowMore snow moves into the Northeast tonight, Motzoei Taanis Esther, after a wintry mix of snow and rain has left roads and sidewalks a slushy mess. (more…)


News from Open Orthodoxy

Wednesday March 4, 2015 12:15 PM has learned exclusively that an “Open Orthodox” institution has paskened that women should not listen to Parshas Zachor. The מהר״ת (more…)


WATCH: New Video Release by Oorah: “Mitzvah Tantz”

Wednesday March 4, 2015 12:11 PM

mitzvah-tantzCan you do the Mitzva Tantz? Watch this newly-released music video, which will have you humming the song on repeat from Purim till Pesach … if not longer!  The Mitzvah Tantz sums up the life of the average Torah-observant Jew, with a hilarious video featuring Lipa, and starring a whole (more…)


OU Welcomes $13 Mil. Funding for NSGP in Homeland Security Bill

Wednesday March 4, 2015 11:37 AM

ou-emblem2The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America welcomed congressional passage of a “clean” funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, which includes $13 million for the (more…)

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The Matzav Shmoooze: Purim “Mishloach Manos Cards” - What Shaychus?

Wednesday March 4, 2015 11:14 AM

mishloach-manos3By Shmuel Miskin,

The topic of my rant today might not sit well with some people, but it is an issue that has always perplexed (more…)


Video: The Belzer Rebbetzin Shedding Tears in Tefillah After Making Bracha on Challah

Wednesday March 4, 2015 9:13 AM
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Video: The Classic Modzitzer Shoshanas Yaakov with Rabbi Bentzion Shenker

Wednesday March 4, 2015 8:48 AM
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Rav Shmuel Eliyahu: Issur of Lo Yilbash Applies On Purim Too

Wednesday March 4, 2015 7:13 AM

rabbi-shmuel-eliyahuRav Shmuel Eliyahu, chief rabbi of Tzefas and a son of former Chief Rabbi Rav Mordechai Eliyahu, issued a p’sak two years ago that all men are forbidden to dress as women even on Purim, since the issur of “Lo yiulbash gever simlas (more…)


Kosher Pantries and Soup Kitchens Praise HRA Commissioner’s Intervention

Wednesday March 4, 2015 6:47 AM

masbia-pantriesSatisfaction and appreciation was the theme of the high level meeting held last week in the office of New York City’s Human Resources Administration at the recently completed World Trade Center in (more…)

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ברוך דיין האמת

Wednesday March 4, 2015 5:16 AM




Report: Forcing Costumes on Babies Can Ruin Purim

Wednesday March 4, 2015 4:38 AM

xmas-purim-costumes-smallFrom the archives: Purim is a happy and joyous occasion for Jews, but forcing babies and small children to masquerade in unwanted costumes can cause them trauma, according to psychologist Shlomit Kanotopsky. (more…)

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Har Habayis Jewish Prayer Upheld In Court Decision On Yehuda Glick

Tuesday March 3, 2015 7:15 PM

har-habayisThe Yerushalayim Magistrate’s Court has announced that it has upheld the right of Jews to daven at the Har Habayis in a case involving activist Yehuda Glick, a promoter of Jewish access (more…)


Video: Yeshiva K’tana of Waterbury Celebrates 15th Anniversary Reception

Tuesday March 3, 2015 5:28 PM

unnamed[Video below.] The fast growing Yeshiva K’tana of Waterbury just celebrated its 15th anniversary reception. Founded in the year 2000 with only 10 students, it now boasts 400 students ba”h. (more…)

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Al Shloisho D’vorim: Matanos L’evyonim, Mishloach Manos and Prayer in Partnership with Jerusalem Open House-Linas Hachesed

Tuesday March 3, 2015 2:42 PM

jerusalem-open-house-linas-hachesedIt is always our most fervent desire to perform all mitzvos with the utmost hiddur to the best of our abilities. Oftentimes, it’s simple and straightforward. But what of those that require a larger number of prerequisites? What about mitzvos like matanos l’evyonim and mishloach manos? (more…)

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For First-Time Megillah Reader, Digital Trainer Made Learning ‘100 Times Easier’

Tuesday March 3, 2015 6:46 AM

megillah-trainerWhen 35-year old Jason Grumet was asked to help read the Megillah this year at his 650-member-family shul in Southern California, he felt certain that he would be able to master the texts with (more…)

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Matzav Purim Poem 5775

Tuesday March 3, 2015 2:16 AM

purimBy S. Friedman

A long time ago in a land far far away

The Yidden were in exile and did not want to stay

A sequence of events occurred, divine in nature (more…)

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Chaverim Of Queens Announces Purim “Don’t Drink And Drive” Program

Tuesday March 3, 2015 1:07 AM

purim-safeChaverim of Queens, founded in memory of Mr. Jack Friedman  a”h,  started in January 2008 and now has over 70 volunteers who have responded to thousands of calls for help and has lived up to its namesake as an established and reliable (more…)

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Video: Agudath Israel of America’s Annual Mission to Albany

Monday March 2, 2015 11:49 PM


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2015 Parnassah Expo Attendee Registration Now Open - Welcoming People from Around the World

Monday March 2, 2015 10:22 PM

parnassah-expoJust two weeks to go to the 2015 Parnassah Expo - Nationwide Business Networking Event, and businesspeople from around the world are flocking to the Expo website to register to attend. (more…)

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