Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry2014-04-24T21:09:24ZWordPresshttp://matzav.com/feed/atomMatzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1012392014-04-24T21:09:24Z2014-04-24T21:09:24ZIt’s no drone service (yet), but same-day Amazon delivery is in the works. The online marketplace is testing out its own private delivery network with Amazon trucks and contractors to bring packages to customers faster and control expenses.
“Amazon is growing at a faster speed than UPS and FedEx, who are responsible for shipping the [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1012362014-04-24T20:14:15Z2014-04-24T20:14:15ZChris Christie offered a challenge to critics who allege the New Jersey governor created a culture of intimidation that led to so-called “Bridgegate”: Prove it.
The Republican defiantly made his case Thursday at a town hall meeting in Ocean County after an attendee told the governor that his friends and family believe that Christie must [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1012342014-04-24T19:43:05Z2014-04-24T19:43:05ZToday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Internet originally was a “CIA project” and “is still developing as such.”
The comments sound paranoid, but they actually serve Putin’s aims well.
Today, Russia is leading the charge for breaking up the Internet as it currently functions by running Web traffic through servers in each respective country.
“In [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1012322014-04-24T19:14:05Z2014-04-24T19:14:05Z
]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1012282014-04-24T15:10:43Z2014-04-24T18:17:05ZBy Jeffrey Goldberg
In 2002, at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, an American citizen named Naomi Zivotofsky gave birth to another American citizen, Menachem Zivotofsky.
It is the strong belief of both Naomi and her husband, Menachem’s father, Ari, that the Shaare Zedek Medical Center is located in the state of Israel. It was [...]]]>1Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1012292014-04-24T15:11:48Z2014-04-24T17:10:52ZThe FDA will issue new proposed rules today that would ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors as well as require health warning labels and approval for new products.
In addition, the FDA is cracking down on pipe tobacco and cigars, which have long slipped through the regulatory net, and will require photo identification for [...]]]>5Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1012272014-04-24T15:04:39Z2014-04-24T17:09:34ZThe “Secretariat,” a joint NGO funding initiative of Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, has announced a four-year budget of $17.6 million to support political and legal warfare against Israel.
The Secretariat’s local managing partner is the Institute of Law at Birzeit University in the West Bank.
“The NGO grantees engage in legal warfare against Israeli [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1012262014-04-24T15:03:06Z2014-04-24T16:02:21ZThe UN Wednesday elected Iran and more than a dozen other repressive regimes to top committees charged with overseeing the work of human rights organizations.
Iran was elected to the Commission on the Status of Women and the Committee on NGOs, which oversees all human rights groups that seek to work inside the UN.
Other human [...]]]>2Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1012202014-04-24T15:02:20Z2014-04-24T15:21:19ZThe Histadrut says it plans declaring a general labor dispute in the public healthcare system.
Even as the Knesset Finance Committee discusses the condition of Hadassah Medical Center ahead of another hearing at the Jerusalem District Court, the hospitals trustees have filed for its liquidation.
In response to the announcement, the Histadrut (General Federation of Labor [...]]]>1Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1012232014-04-24T15:01:48Z2014-04-24T14:59:54ZAfter the Islamist terrorist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Liberation Organization announced a new unity pact on Wednesday, the U.S. said it would have to reconsider aid to the Palestinians.
“Any Palestinian government must unambiguously and explicitly commit to nonviolence, recognition of the state of Israel, and acceptance of previous agreements and obligations [...]]]>2