Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry2015-03-02T12:10:31ZWordPresshttp://matzav.com/feed/atomMatzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1164292015-03-02T07:05:57Z2015-03-02T12:10:31Z
Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu is welcome to speak to congress, but cautioned the Obama administration did not want the address “turned into some great political football.”
During a broadcast interview with ABC’s “This Week,” Kerry attempted to allay tensions between the U.S. and Israel ahead of [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1164322015-03-02T07:09:10Z2015-03-02T11:27:58ZThe Justice Department is expected to release a report as early as this week alleging that police in Ferguson, Mo., use racial bias when making traffic stops, disproportionately ticketing African-Americans and using those fines to balance the city budget, the New York Times reported Sunday.
Citing several officials who were briefed, the Times reports the probe [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1164302015-03-02T07:07:32Z2015-03-02T10:23:24Z
Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia are set to begin a trial on a new plane tracking method nearly a year after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished with 239 people on board, Australia’s transport minister said Sunday.
Government-owned agency Airservices Australia will coordinate with Malaysia and Indonesia to pilot a new method that tracks planes every 15 [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1164272015-03-02T07:03:53Z2015-03-02T09:12:16Z
At the start of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference on Sunday, U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) both called for strict oversight of the Iranian nuclear program in any deal that is reached with the Islamic Republic.
Graham said he is “glad we’re negotiating” with Iran because nobody wants [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1164252015-03-02T07:02:13Z2015-03-02T08:17:05Z
More than 70 percent of the federal legislators who have announced their intent to skip Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to a joint session of Congress about the Iranian nuclear threat are endorsed by the left-wing lobby J Street.
J Street has endorsed 18 of 24 House of Representatives members and two [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1164182015-03-02T06:42:31Z2015-03-02T07:40:42ZBy Paul Sperry
That President Obama won’t call it Islamic terrorism; that he believes we shouldn’t be on a “high horse” because America and Christians have done bad things; that Muslims are victims of “bigotry and prejudice”; that his State Department says it’s the lack of jobs, not religion, that fuels ISIS, should come as [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1164232015-03-02T07:00:18Z2015-03-02T06:19:00Z
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in a weekend interview with The Wall Street Journal that the anti-Israel and anti-Zionist sentiments spreading in French society have all the necessary elements to be considered antisemitism.
The new type of Jew-hatred began in the 1970s, according to Valls, and he described it as having “all the components [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1164202015-03-02T06:49:09Z2015-03-02T05:04:48ZRav Gershon (ben Yitzchak) Ashkenazi (1625-1693). Born in Holtz, Germany, he left home to learn in the yeshiva of Rav Yoel Sirkes, the Bach, in Krakow, Poland. He was also a close talmid of [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1164072015-03-02T00:57:12Z2015-03-02T04:38:18ZBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman
Kesubos 28 - Responsibility Makes Responsible
The Mishna enumerates those matters about which we can rely on the testimony of an adult who is telling us what he remembers from his childhood. For example, if there is a shtar upon which his father signed, we can accept his testimony as the [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1164212015-03-02T06:55:33Z2015-03-02T03:39:29ZBy Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss
The Gemora in Megillah teaches us that Esther requested, “Kavuni l’doros - Affix me for all generations,” please write my story for posterity. This is a very strange request. We know that a common denominator of all our great ones is that they shared a strong sense of humility - [...]]]>0