Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry2014-12-18T19:28:41ZWordPresshttp://matzav.com/feed/atomMatzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1127912014-12-18T19:28:41Z2014-12-18T18:26:42Z
According to officials in Nigeria, Boko Haram have kidnapped at least 185 women and children, and killed 32 people during a raid this week.
“They gathered the women and children and took them away in trucks after burning most of the village with petrol bombs,” a local government official said. The militants hit the village [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1127892014-12-18T19:26:24Z2014-12-18T17:54:14Z
According to a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health, women who are exposed to high levels of air pollution during their third trimester of pregnancy may be twice as likely to give birth to a child with autism.
Researchers focused on 1,767 children born from 1990 to 2002, including 245 diagnosed with [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1127882014-12-18T19:23:45Z2014-12-18T17:22:10ZA total of 35 death-row inmates were executed in the U.S. in 2014, the lowest number since 1994. Meanwhile, death sentences hit a 40-year low, to about 72, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.
The decrease in executions is partly because of lethal-injection drug shortages and legal fights over botched procedures.
As far as death [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1127862014-12-18T19:24:10Z2014-12-18T16:44:16ZLevi Yitzchok Rosenblatt was released from the hospital Wednesday, about eight days after being stabbed by a man who was later shot and killed by police at 770 Eastern Parkway, Chabad headquarters in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Levi Yitzchok was released from Bellevue Hospital Center after being treated successfully for a stab wound to the head.
“Mr. [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1127842014-12-18T08:23:47Z2014-12-18T16:12:53ZAfter anti-Israel pressure, Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS) has suspended its purchase of soda and water machines produced by Israel-based SodaStream, the beverage carbonation company with a plant in Judea and Samaria.
HUDS made the decision in the wake of complaints by two pro-Palestinian student groups, the College Palestine Solidarity Committee and the Harvard Islamic [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1127552014-12-18T08:22:02Z2014-12-18T15:20:22ZJust a month and a half after a near-fatal assassination attempt, veteran Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick spoke to Arutz Sheva about his incredible recovery, and shared his hopes for the future of his struggle for Jewish prayer rights at Judaism’s holiest site. It should be noted that the leading poskim of the [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1127642014-12-18T08:04:24Z2014-12-18T14:13:18Z
An Arab-backed draft resolution on ending Israel’s occupation of lands captured in 1967 was submitted to the U.N. Security Council Wednesday, setting a deadline for the withdrawal of Israeli security forces by the end of 2017.
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki said the draft, sponsored by Jordan on behalf of Palestine, does not oppose further [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1127632014-12-18T08:21:52Z2014-12-18T13:15:30ZPresident Barack H. Obama issued 12 pardons and granted commutations to eight Americans serving time for drug-related offenses Wednesday. The eight men and women are the first inmates to receive reduced sentences as a part of the administration’s change of clemency criteria announced in April.
Individuals must be non-violent, low-level offenders who served at least [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1127582014-12-18T08:01:13Z2014-12-18T12:14:50Z0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1127462014-12-18T07:30:31Z2014-12-18T11:29:43ZBy Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz
As we observe the Yom Tov of Chanukah, it is interesting to note that there is a mitzvah of zeh Keili ve’anveihu to perform a mitzvah in its most perfect form.
We find in hilchos Chanukah that the hiddurim in the mitzvah of lighting involve the type of oil and wicks used [...]]]>0