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Agudas Yisroel 5th Annual Conference of Midwest Synagogue Rabbonim a Major Success

Monday July 28, 2014 8:11 PM

rav-levin-agudahBy Rabbi Yaakov Robinson

The Midwest Agudas Yisroel Council of Synagogue Rabbanim held its 5th annual conference July 21-22 in Glenview, Illinois. There were over 45 (more…)

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Dagim, Led by Stefansky Family, Donates Thousands Of Pounds Of Seafood To The Hungry At Masbia During Nine Days

Monday July 28, 2014 7:04 PM

dagim-masbiaToday marks the beginning of the Nine Days. Thanks to the generosity of Dagim-fish, NYC’s only kosher soup-kitchen (more…)

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Millions Of Dollars Awarded To Jewish Schools And Shuls For Security Projects

Monday July 28, 2014 11:46 AM

securityThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security is being applauded by the Jewish community for this year’s allocation of security funds through its (more…)


A Quiet Revolution

Monday July 28, 2014 10:46 AM

twerski-institute2By Tzvi Werther, LMHC

Have you heard? A quiet revolution is taking place within our community. Its participants are few in number, yet it is growing, slowly but surely. (more…)

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Hikind Expresses Outrage Over Obama’s Treatment of Israel

Monday July 28, 2014 2:38 AM

dov-hikindAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) calls President Barack Obama’s demand for Israel’s “immediate and unconditional ceasefire” in Gaza “an (more…)

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Mr. Edwin Shafier z”l

Monday July 28, 2014 2:04 AM

candle-small1It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Mr. Edwin Shafier z”l, father of Rabbi Bentzion Shafier, founder of The Shmuz, (more…)

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Sunday July 27, 2014 5:46 PM

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Kollel in Tzefas in Dire Straits

Sunday July 27, 2014 5:18 PM

tzefasDear Matzav readers,

It has come to my attention that one of the main yeshivishe kollelim in Tzefas is in serious financial difficulties due to the recent events in Israel. (more…)


ADL Scrutinized Over Interfaith Camp Coordinators’ Alleged Ties To Al-Qaeda Terrorist

Sunday July 27, 2014 10:21 AM

bilal-mirzaThe Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is being scrutinized over the alleged ties staffers at its interfaith camp in New Hampshire have to a convicted (more…)

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Open Orthodoxy and the Rebirth of the Conservative Movement

Sunday July 27, 2014 9:15 AM

avrohom-gordimerBy Avrohom Gordimer

The Matzav readership is all too familiar with discussion about Open Orthodoxy; every nook and cranny of Open Orthodoxy could be explored (more…)


Photos: Atzeres Tefillah at Camp Ohr Shraga for IDF Soldiers and Acheinu Bnei Yisroel

Sunday July 27, 2014 6:04 AM




ISIS Blows Up Kever of Yonah Hanovi in Iraq

Friday July 25, 2014 3:29 PM

kever-of-yonah-hanoviA new video shows jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) blowing up the kever of Yonah Hanovi in Mosul, Iraq. (more…)


MIA Soldier Staff Sgt. Oron Shaul Declared Dead By IDF Rabbinate: No Levaya, No Shiva

Friday July 25, 2014 10:34 AM

shaul-oronGolani Brigade soldier Oron Shaul, 22, was killed in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, July 20, when Palestinian terrorists fired an anti-tank missile at the (more…)


Israel Defense Minister Writes Letter in Sefer Torah on Behalf of IDF

Friday July 25, 2014 9:36 AM

moshe-boogie-yaalonIsrael’s Defense Minister Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon set aside a few minutes on Thursday to write the first (more…)


Analysis: A Breakdown of How Barack Obama Has Continually Hurt Israel and Helped its Enemies

Friday July 25, 2014 8:41 AM

obama1Onlookers are expressing concern about the truth of President Barack Obama’s oft-stated proclamation “I have Israel’s (more…)


Students Deny Holocaust in Rialto, CA School Assignment

Friday July 25, 2014 4:33 AM

holocaust-survivorsMr. Mohammad Z. Islam

Interim Superintendent

Rialto Unified School District

182 East Walnut Avenue

Rialto, CA 92376

Dear Mr. Islam:

We wrote to you more than two months ago, expressing our shock about the Holocaust denial assignment that was given to the 2000 eighth graders in your school (more…)


Hadlokas Neiros, Erev Shabbos Parshas Masei 5774

Friday July 25, 2014 3:07 AM

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Agudath Israel Delegation Visits Washington

Thursday July 24, 2014 5:25 PM

agudah-washingtonDeadly rockets flying across Israel. Dozens of IDF troops killed while fighting the Hamas threat to their civilian brethren. (more…)


Joe Lieberman to Teach at Yeshiva University

Thursday July 24, 2014 1:07 PM

joe-liebermanFormer Senator Joseph Lieberman has been appointed a professor at Yeshiva University for the 2014-2015 academic year and has been named (more…)


Israel Under Fire: How You Can Help

Thursday July 24, 2014 9:16 AM

how-you-can-help-idfThere have been huge losses in this war, and Israeli troops and brothers and sisters across Israel need us now more than ever. (more…)


Photos: Eis Tzarah Hee L’Yaakov - Thousands Attend Atzeres Tefillah at the Kosel

Wednesday July 23, 2014 5:37 PM



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Photos: Rav Shlomo Amar Visits Injured IDF Soldiers

Wednesday July 23, 2014 4:56 PM



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Video: Hashem Melech and Mi Shemaamin with IDF Soldiers at Gaza Border

Wednesday July 23, 2014 1:16 PM
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Hikind, TLC, Chesed Review New Protocols To Increase Sensitivity, Protect Charity Workers

Wednesday July 23, 2014 9:23 AM

hikind-chesed-tlcAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) met today with the Meera Joshi, Commissioner/Chair of New York City’s Taxi and (more…)

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Rabbi Paysach Krohn and Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser Offer Inspiration For the Three Weeks

Wednesday July 23, 2014 2:22 AM

rav-dovid-goldwasserBy Daniel Keren

For almost 30 years, Torah Connections, a Brooklyn-based organization directed by Dr. Aaron Mandel has orchestrated special Kinos programs (more…)

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Flatbush Shomrim Get Purse Snatchers off Community Streets

Tuesday July 22, 2014 11:18 PM

flatbush-shomrimBrooklyn, NY - Thanks to alert Flatbush Shomrim members, three purse-snatchers that were targeting our area for the last few weeks are now (more…)

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U.S. High School Graduate Makes Aliyah; Plans to Join IDF

Tuesday July 22, 2014 5:16 PM

ben-gurion-aliyahBy Anav Silverman

Among the 228 new immigrants from the United States and Canada that arrived to Israel  (more…)

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Tuesday July 22, 2014 2:12 PM

rccs-reb-hershel-kohnTwelve Applications for Insurance Funding Received in One Week r”l

In response to the record paced-numbers of RCCS (Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society) cancer patients seeking  (more…)

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Agudath Israel Emergency Delegation to Washington in Response to Global Anti-Semitism and Escalating Situation in Israel

Tuesday July 22, 2014 1:56 PM

agudas-yisroelYesterday, Agudath Israel of America issued a statement in response to the alarming rise in anti-Semitic (more…)

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BD”E: Seven More IDF Soldiers, Officers Killed; Toll Stands at 25

Monday July 21, 2014 5:44 PM

idf-funeralSeven IDF soldiers and officers have been killed in Gaza over the past 24 hours, as the fourteenth day of Operation Protective Edge (more…)