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Photos: Misameach Holds Pre-Pesach Event for Children

Sunday April 13, 2014 7:16 PM

menashe-miller-misameach-pre-pesachLakewood, NJ - The tzaddikim of the Misameach organization, led by Lipa Schwartz, arranged an event (more…)

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HORROR: Gunman Screaming ‘Heil Hitler’ Kills At Least Three In Shooting Spree At Jewish Community Center And Retirement Home In Kansas City

Sunday April 13, 2014 3:03 PM

kansas-jewish-community-campusA man suspected of shooting at least three people at two separate Jewish centers in Kansas City screamed (more…)


High Israeli Birthrate Unique in Developed World

Sunday April 13, 2014 1:13 PM

yerushalayimIn the 1990s Israeli Jewish women were having on average a little over 2.5 children. Today, when other advanced populations in the (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: Remember the Singles

Sunday April 13, 2014 9:29 AM

shidduchimDear Editor@Matzav:

I just want to get a message out to your readers:

For families: As Pesach is fast approaching and the families are getting together, please remember your single sisters and brothers. While most (more…)


NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: “Ah Zissen Pesach”

Sunday April 13, 2014 8:27 AM

de-blasio[Listen to the message below.] New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a Pesach greetings to Jewish residents of New York. His message (more…)


Poskim: No Problem with Chometz in Township-Owned Trash Bins

Sunday April 13, 2014 7:40 AM

shmuel-felderLakewood, NJ - Lakewood, an area of 26 square miles, has 217 miles of Township streets. It also has thousands upon thousands of garbage (more…)


More Protests Against Arrest of Chareidim for Ignoring IDF Summonses

Sunday April 13, 2014 6:57 AM

protest-draftYerushalayim - A crowd of protestors gathered last night on Rechov Sderot Eshkol in Yerushalayim Ihr Hakodesh to speak out (more…)


Draft Law Has Led to Decline in Chareidi Enlistment in IDF

Sunday April 13, 2014 5:04 AM

idf-chareidi-2Sources in the IDF have expressed concern over an apparent loss of motivation for enlistment into the military’s religious brigade, Nachal (more…)


Matzav Mom: Pesach Cleaning Checklist

Sunday April 13, 2014 4:18 AM

matzav-mom-1The following is a checklist of all areas that should be searched well and thoroughly cleaned from all traces of chometz. (more…)

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Rabbi Yehuda Schwab zt”l

Saturday April 12, 2014 9:48 PM

rabbi-yehuda-schwab1[Levaya info below.] It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rabbi Yehuda Schwab zt”l of Monsey, who passed away on Shabbos following a protracted (more…)


Hikind Says Shaimos Dumper Has Been Caught

Saturday April 12, 2014 9:36 PM

shaimos-4After reported that a large quantity of shaimos had been illegally dumped in Haverstraw, NY, Assemblyman Hikind (D-Brooklyn) (more…)


Top Minister: Prisoners’ Release Likely After Pesach

Saturday April 12, 2014 9:27 PM

palestinian-terrorist-prisonersNaftali Bennett, Chairman of Bayit Yehudi, threatened Thursday night to break up the coalition if Israeli Arab prisoners are released as part of a (more…)

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A Message from the Kaliver Rebbe for Pesach 5774

Saturday April 12, 2014 9:09 PM

kaliver-rebbeThese days we seem to live in a results-oriented society where people expect practical action to yield tangible, predictable and often immediate (more…)

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American-Jewish Prisoner Alan Gross Ends Hunger Strike In Cuba

Saturday April 12, 2014 9:02 PM

alan-grossAmerican-Jewish prisoner Alan Gross, who has been held in Cuba since late 2009, said he is ending a hunger strike that he had started to protest (more…)

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Sheldon Adelson Donates $16.4 Million To Israeli Lunar Mission

Friday April 11, 2014 5:40 PM

israel-spaceJewish philanthropist Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam have donated $16.4 million to SpaceIL, an Israeli nonprofit seeking to land the first (more…)


Yapchik Opens in Lakewood, NJ

Friday April 11, 2014 1:02 PM




Agudath Israel Commends Cuomo Administration for Stance on NY Subway Ads

Friday April 11, 2014 11:41 AM

nyc-subwayIn a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Agudath Israel of America executive vice president Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel lauded the (more…)

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Yitzhar Yeshiva Becomes Border Guard Base

Friday April 11, 2014 10:04 AM

yitzhar-yeshivaThe Spokesperson’s Office of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced today that the IDF has decided to place a company of Border Police in the (more…)

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Hidabroot Station in Brooklyn Goes Off Radio

Friday April 11, 2014 9:01 AM

hidabrootThe Hidabroot radio station, which formerly broadcast in various areas of Brooklyn, NY, has been closed down by the  Federal Communications Commission.  (more…)


Shock: Days After Warnings of Shaimos Scam, Illegal Shaimos Dump Discovered Upstate

Friday April 11, 2014 8:21 AM

shaimos-5[Photos below.] Just days after warned the community of potential fraudulent collections of (more…)


Chief Rabbi Revealed to be Author of Pseudonymous Czech Science Fiction Bestseller

Friday April 11, 2014 7:13 AM

altschulova-methodThe pseudonymous author of one of the Czech Republic’s bestselling books this season has been revealed to be the country’s chief rabbi, Karol Sidon, (more…)

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New App to Lend a Big Hand to Pesach Preparations

Thursday April 10, 2014 7:11 PM

pesachWith all of Pesach’s customs, shopping, cooking and meal planning, even experienced mothers can find the Yom Tov preparations (more…)

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Council Member Deutsch and FJCC Meets with Officials

Thursday April 10, 2014 3:48 PM

council-member-chaim-deutsch-and-the-flatbush-jewish-community-coalitionCouncil Member Chaim Deutsch and the Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition (FJCC) met with top officials from the (more…)

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Video, Photos: Mass Protests Over Arrest of Habochur Eliyahu Cohen

Thursday April 10, 2014 1:38 PM

hafganah-protest-eliyahu-cohen[Video and photos below.] Eliyahu Cohen, a talmid of Yeshiva Orchos Dovid in Yerushalayim, was arrested on Monday for disobeying orders related to enlistment in the IDF. (more…)


Kosher On the Road: This Sunday off of Interstate 80

Thursday April 10, 2014 12:43 PM

hot-dogIn a joint effort between yeshiva bochurim and Matan Bsayser of Cleveland, there will be a barbecue off of Interstate 80 for those traveling from (more…)


Cuban Authorities Want Prisoner Swap for Allan Gross

Thursday April 10, 2014 10:10 AM

alan-grossJailed American Allan Gross is in “good condition,” the Cuban government said Wednesday in response to news the USAID subcontractor had gone (more…)

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Manischewitz Sold to Equity Firm Week Before Yom Tov

Thursday April 10, 2014 8:40 AM

manischewitzThe Manischewitz Company, well known for its wine and Pesach foods, has been sold a week before the Yom Tov. (more…)


Matzav Mom: Pesach Desserts - Beyond Flourless Chocolate Cake

Thursday April 10, 2014 5:22 AM

matzav-mom-1By Elizabeth Kurtz

My Pesach desserts are delicious. I always keep lots of chocolate around because it’s just a wonderful ingredient and perfect for Pesach. We all (more…)

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Extra Trash Collection, Dumpsters & Chametz Burning Sites in Boro Park & Midwood

Thursday April 10, 2014 3:23 AM

sanitationBrooklyn, NY - Councilman David G. Greenfield worked closely with the Department of Sanitation and the Fire Department to ensure that the (more…)

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Star-K /Kollel Los Angeles Announce First-Ever Pesach Medicines & Cosmetics Guide App Available for Online Purchase

Thursday April 10, 2014 2:04 AM

star-k-pesachFor many years, the annual STAR-K Passover Directory has been published together with Rabbi Gershon Bess’s Passover Medicines & Cosmetics (more…)

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