Gafni: ‘The Very Idea of Dialogue with Reform is Troubling’

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky and Government Secretary Tzvi Hauser announced this week that a channel for dialogue would be opened and the freeze...

Martin Luther King Day: Closures

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is a federal holiday observed on the third Monday in January. In New York City, all city...

Attacks on Montreal Jewish Areas; Shuls Damaged

Anti-Semitic vandals in Quebec went on a rampage Sunday and targeted four shuls and a school, causing thousands of dollars in damage. The assault on...

IDF Successfully Tests “Magic Wand” Anti-Missile System

The IDF's "Magic Wand" (Sharvit Kesamim) system for intercepting intermediate-range rockets was successfully tested last week, the Bamachane military magazine reports in its latest...

Tu B’Shevat Recipes

By GourmetKosherCooking.com for Matzav.com This Thursday is Tu B'shvat, the Rosh Hashanah of the trees.  It is customary to praise the land of Israel -...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 12 Shevat

Rav Chaim Kapusi (~1540-1631). Born in Algiers, he moved with his family to Egypt in his early years. He became Rav...

Smoking Causes Gene Damage in Minutes

Those first few puffs on a cigarette can within minutes cause genetic damage linked to cancer, US scientists said in a study released. In fact,...

WikiLeaks: Iran Developing Nuclear Bomb With Help of More Than 30 Countries

Iran has been developing contacts in more than 30 countries to acquire technology, equipment and raw materials needed to build a nuclear bomb, a...

Left-Wing Jewish Group Tells Fox to Fire Glenn Beck

A U.S. Jewish group has called on Fox News to fire its popular political commentator Glenn Beck, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported today. Jewish Funds...

Haifa: Chevra Kadisha Director Shot to Death

Benny Hesse, director of the Ashkenazi Chevra Kadisha in Haifa, was shot to death outside his home on Rechov Sinaitoday. According to the police,...