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Another Open Orthodox Shul Hires Maharat Female Clergy

Sunday September 14, 2014 9:27 AM

congregation-bnai-david-judeaHere we go again.

Congregation B’nai David-Judea, an Orthodox shul in Los Angeles, is planning to hire a woman clergy member by September 2015. This is the latest (more…)

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At Erev Shabbos Fundraiser at Friedman Home in Baltimore, Obama Doesn’t Mention Israel, Focuses On ISIS and His Accomplishments

Sunday September 14, 2014 8:43 AM

OBAMA BUDGETPresident Barack Obama made an appearance at an Erev Shabbos reception in Baltimore, Maryland, in an effort to help (more…)

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Rav Yisroel Belsky Addresses Agudath Israel of America Siyum on Maseches Moed Katan

Sunday September 14, 2014 2:08 AM

harav-yisroel-belskyAs countless yidden around the globe transitioned to learning Maseches Chagiga for Daf Yomi, the Daf Yomi Comission of Agudath Israel of America hosted (more…)

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Israeli Family Attacked En Route to Kosel

Friday September 12, 2014 6:04 PM

kosel-attackA family from Ramat Gan narrowly escaped a lynch attempt last night when they made a wrong turn and entered (more…)

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Video: Avraham Fried Fires M16 at Shooting Range in Beit El

Friday September 12, 2014 9:52 AM

avraham-friedSinger Avraham Fried arrived on Thursday for a visit in the Binyamin region town of Beit El, where he will perform next week (more…)

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The Shabbos Project Comes to Flatbush

Friday September 12, 2014 7:40 AM

shabbos-projectBy Chaya Silber

[Video below.] “The Shabbos Project” promises to be an opportunity like no other. A rare weekend where tens of thousands of unaffiliated Jews (more…)

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Hadlokas Neiros, Erev Shabbos Parshas Ki Savo 5774

Friday September 12, 2014 3:05 AM

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Report: Anti-Semitic Attacks Now Up 35% in NYC

Thursday September 11, 2014 11:32 PM

swastika The Big Apple is feeling the heat of recent Middle East conflicts, with hate crimes against Jews and Muslims up sharply this summer. (more…)

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Kiryas Yoel and Lakewood Have Youngest Town Populations in United States

Thursday September 11, 2014 7:30 PM

kiryas-yoelThe American Community Survey recently looked at towns and places that are demographic extremes: places with very high median incomes, and places with very high (more…)

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Rav Mordechai Jungreis Marks Kiddush Hashem of 9/11 at Ground Zero

Thursday September 11, 2014 6:04 PM

rav-mordechai-jungreisToday marked the 13th anniversary of the disaster of September 11, 2001. It is date laden with meaning (more…)

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Manhattan’s Ramaz School Clarifies Advice On Concealing Yarmulkas

Thursday September 11, 2014 11:16 AM

yarmulkeWhen Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, the principal of Ramaz, an Orthodox day school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, first heard about last week’s attack in the (more…)

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Hikind Assures Residents: ‘The Mail Will Go Through’

Wednesday September 10, 2014 11:57 PM

hikindJust 24 hours after holding a press conference in Boro Park to bring attention to mail delivery suspension on 46th Street, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D- (more…)

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Columbia University Study: All Ashkenazi Jews Descend from 350 People

Wednesday September 10, 2014 5:38 PM

jewsA new study conducted at Columbia University, based on the genetic sequencing of 128 Ashkenazi Jews, shows that modern Ashkenazi Jews descend from (more…)

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Gafni to Netanyahu: Replace Yesh Atid With Chareidim

Wednesday September 10, 2014 11:08 AM

moshe-gafniYahadus Hatorah and UTJ would be happy to join Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s governing coalition if Finance Minister Yair Lapid removes his Yesh Atid (more…)

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What is True Achdus? Could it Really Happen?

Wednesday September 10, 2014 9:16 AM

rabbi-ron-yitzchok-eisenmanBy Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman, Rabbi, Congregation Ahavas Israel, Passaic, NJ

Lately there has been much fan-fare about achdus, unity, which many have claiming has prevailed amongst us over the summer and during the tragedies (more…)

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The Matzav Shmoooze: My Day in Court; Please Advise Me

Wednesday September 10, 2014 6:34 AM

court-GAVELDear Editor,

Does this happen to you? It is happening to me, and, I am embarrassed to say, this is not the first time either. Unfortunately, I had a few brushes with the (more…)

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Daf Yomi Concludes Moed Koton, Begins Chagigah

Wednesday September 10, 2014 5:53 AM

gemara-learningLomdei Daf Hayomi worldwide concluded Maseches Moed Koton yesterday and are beginning, or began, Maseches Chagigah today. http://matzav.com/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif (more…)

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Campaign Poster for Victorious Black New York State Senate Candidate Declared “We Want Moshiach Now”

Wednesday September 10, 2014 4:02 AM

jesse-hamiltonIn a great ‘know your audience’ moment, an African-American political candidate who ran - and won - in the New York State Senate primaries (more…)

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President Obama To Attend Erev Shabbos Fundraiser at Home of Baltimore Askan Howard Tzvi Friedman

Wednesday September 10, 2014 2:16 AM

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A Day in the Daf

Wednesday September 10, 2014 12:39 AM

gemaraThis Thursday, September 11th, 2014, be a part of Daf Yomi history.

A beautiful and important full-color book is being planned to preserve for posterity A DAY IN THE DAF, a historic portrait of photographic impressions (more…)

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Members of Satmar Community File Civil Rights Suit Against Bloomingburg, Mamakating Officials

Tuesday September 9, 2014 9:21 PM

village-of-bloomingburgMidHudson News reports: A $25 million lawsuit has been filed in federal court seeking to block (more…)

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Hikind, Felder, Ortiz Outraged As Post Office Refuses To Deliver Brooklyn Mail

Tuesday September 9, 2014 8:16 PM

hikind-mailAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is furious at the shoddy treatment of numerous of Brooklyn residents who are no longer receiving their mail due to (more…)

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Tragic Mistake at Israel Hospital Today Will Prevent Woman from Having Children

Tuesday September 9, 2014 4:47 PM

doctor-hospitalA fateful mistake was made today at Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon, when a woman was brought in to have a (more…)

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Jewish Student At UNC Charlotte Told To ‘Burn In An Oven’

Tuesday September 9, 2014 3:45 PM

the-university-of-north-carolina-at-charlotte-campusA Jewish student from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) was recently told “to go burn (more…)

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Swastika Scrawled In Front Of Miami Beach Synagogue

Tuesday September 9, 2014 10:42 AM

miami-swastikaAn investigation is underway after a sign in front of a Miami Beach synagogue was vandalized overnight. Police said they received a call just before 3 a.m. (more…)

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FJCC Urges Flatbush Community To Get Out and Vote Today; Light Turnout expected

Tuesday September 9, 2014 3:52 AM

fjccThe FJCC is making a final plea to the Flatbush electorate to vote in today’s NYS Primary. Tens of thousands of flyers were (more…)

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NYC: GO OUT AND VOTE TODAY

Tuesday September 9, 2014 1:14 AM

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NYC: Sweeping Changes In Gov’t Policy Promise Relief For Parents Of Children With Special Needs

Monday September 8, 2014 11:38 PM

 schoolBy Debbie Maimon

Project LEARN of Agudath Israel of America will host a special workshop on September 17th where parents will learn the details of a dramatic reversal in New York City’s policies (more…)

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NORPAC Hosts House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy

Monday September 8, 2014 9:33 PM

norpac-president-drben-chouake-in-discussion-with-majority-leader-kevin-mccarthyNORPAC welcomed the House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to a special evening event in Teaneck hosted by (more…)

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Rav Chaim Kanievsky Dreamt of His Daughter’s Petirah

Monday September 8, 2014 8:06 PM

rav-chaim-kanievskyRav Chaim Kanievsky is said to have dreamt of the petirah of his daughter, Rebbetzin Chana Shteinman a”h, who passed away this (more…)

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