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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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Hikind Says Shaimos Dumper Has Been Caught

Saturday April 12, 2014 9:36 PM

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

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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…)

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Yapchik Opens in Lakewood, NJ

Friday April 11, 2014 1:02 PM

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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…)

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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 Matzav.com warned the community of potential fraudulent collections of (more…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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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