Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry2015-04-26T10:03:14ZWordPresshttp://matzav.com/feed/atomMatzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1193472015-04-26T07:08:24Z2015-04-26T10:03:14ZHundreds of Israeli backpackers and tourists took refuge at the Chabad center in Kathmandu, Nepal, after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated the capital city shortly before noon on Shabbos. Some were given emergency medical treatment there as emissaries and volunteers worked frantically to help locate the missing, and to provide food and shelter [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1193622015-04-26T07:31:49Z2015-04-26T10:02:27ZTens of thousands of Nepalese who spent the night under a chilly sky were jolted awake by strong aftershocks Sunday, and rescuers aided by international teams cleared rubble in search of survivors after a powerful earthquake killed at least 1,865 people across the Himalayan region.
The death toll continued to climb as more reports came [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1193562015-04-26T07:21:38Z2015-04-26T09:30:20ZBy David Daoud
Lebanon based terror group Hezbollah has constructed an airstrip in the northern Bekaa Valley for the takeoff and landing of its unmanned aerial vehicles, satellite imagery has revealed.
Reports by IHS Jane’s indicate the airstrip was built in a sparsely populated area slightly south of the northern Lebanese region of Hermel, bordering the [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1193542015-04-26T07:20:17Z2015-04-26T08:19:05ZBy David Daoud
Iranian Defense Minister Brig.-Gen. Hossein Dehqan claimed on Friday that Iran will be testing its locally-produced version of the S-300 missile-defense system before March 19, 2016, the end of the current Iranian calendar year.
“We expect to be able to test the production model of the S-300 by the end of the current [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1193522015-04-26T07:16:35Z2015-04-26T07:24:02ZBy Jeremy Rosen
I was never an admirer of the Shah of Iran. I was never a fan of monarchies nor of autocracies in general, any more than I am of democracy when there are no institutions of civil society to sustain it. But Persian Jews owed the Pahlavis, father and son, a great deal. [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1193512015-04-26T07:13:51Z2015-04-26T06:11:28ZBy Adam Levick
There are multiple distortions, errors, and misrepresentations of fact throughout an 1,800 word essay published by Teju Cole at The Guardian last week,titled ‘Slow violence, cold violence - Teju Cole on East Jerusalem‘.
But the most egregiously false charge leveled at Israel by Cole - a writer and literary critic who has contributed to the New York Times, New [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1193492015-04-26T07:11:24Z2015-04-26T05:08:29ZBy Hadar Sela
On April 21, the Jewish Chronicle reported that Amnesty International had rejected a motion to tackle rising anti-Semitism in Britain at its annual conference.
“The motion was tabled by Amnesty member Andrew Thorpe-Apps in March who said it was defeated at the International AGM on Sunday by 468 votes to 461. Mr Thorpe Apps said: ‘It [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1193452015-04-26T07:01:04Z2015-04-26T04:04:36ZRav Shlomo Ephraim of Luntchitz, author of Kli Yakar and Ololos Ephraim (1550-1619). Rav Shlomo Ephraim was born in Lunchitz in Poland. He was a disciple of Rav Shlomo Luria (Maharshal),
the famous talmudist and author of Yam Shel [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1193432015-04-26T01:57:47Z2015-04-26T01:49:54Z
The Transportation Security Administration has issued a classified warning about a potential attack by the Islamic State today against a target in the United States.
The classified alert was sent out Friday afternoon by TSA’s Transportation Security Operations Center. A source, who reviewed the classified intelligence warning, described the threat as very general, with no [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1193402015-04-26T01:55:16Z2015-04-26T01:34:46ZRussian hackers breached White House correspondence last year including emails from President Obama himself. It appears that the hackers were unable to penetrate the security measures on President Obama’s Blackberry but the breach gained access to the email archives of people inside the White House with whom the President communicated.
White House officials claim that [...]]]>0