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Photos: Refuah V’Chaim Pesach Distribution

Monday April 14, 2014 2:39 PM



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Photos: Mechiras and Biur Chometz in Russia

Monday April 14, 2014 2:03 PM



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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…)

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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…)

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Photos: Biur Chometz 5774 with Rav Chaim Kanievsky

Monday April 14, 2014 10:14 AM



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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…)

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Photos: Biur Chometz, Mechiras Chometz and Pesach Preparations in Bnei Brak, Erev Pesach 5774

Monday April 14, 2014 9:31 AM

chareidi-chiloni-bneibrak[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…)

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Monsey, NY: Evergreen Assists Male Shoppers

Monday April 14, 2014 9:04 AM




Chag Kosher Vesomeiach from

Monday April 14, 2014 8:30 AM

matzav-logo1The staff at wishes all of our readers around the globe a chag kosher vesomeiach and a kosheren Pesach. We are grateful to all those who have supported in this (more…)

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Photos: Mechiras Chometz with the Badatz of the Eidah Hachareidis in Yerushalayim

Monday April 14, 2014 8:11 AM


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Photos: The Rishon L’Tzion, Rav Yitzchok Yosef, Baking Matzos

Monday April 14, 2014 7:40 AM



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Who Is Frazier Glenn Miller?

Monday April 14, 2014 7:14 AM

frazier-glenn-miller-jrFrazier Glenn Miller, Jr., from Aurora, Missouri, founded and built the only White people’s party ever in the U.S. - the White Patriot Party - (more…)


Photos: Nichum Aveilim of MK Moshe Gafni Upon Passing of His Sister

Monday April 14, 2014 5:57 AM

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750 People Take Part in Interstate 80 Barbecue and Minchah Yesterday

Monday April 14, 2014 5:23 AM




USPS Hold Mail Service for Those Going Away for Yom Tov

Sunday April 13, 2014 8:43 PM

postal-serviceIf you’re going away for Yom Tov, take advantage of the United States Postal Service’s Request Hold Mail service. The USPC will keep your mail (more…)


Five Towns: New Central Location for Chometz Burning, Extra Sanitation Pick-Up

Sunday April 13, 2014 8:01 PM

biur-chometzFive Towns, NY - Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and Councilman Donovan Richards joined the JCCRP in announcing extra city services for the (more…)


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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