Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry2015-01-30T16:16:36ZWordPresshttp://matzav.com/feed/atomMatzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1149702015-01-30T07:52:08Z2015-01-30T16:16:36Z
An affiliate of the Islamic State in Egypt claimed a series of attacks that left at least 27 people dead in North Sinai and Suez on Thursday, according to security officials. The ISIS wing known as the Sinai Province used a Twitter account to claim responsibility for the four attacks that took place within [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1149692015-01-30T07:50:20Z2015-01-30T15:40:16ZAfter three weeks of debate, the Senate voted to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Thursday, despite threats of a veto from President Obama. The legislation mandates the construction of the north-south pipeline for Canadian oil and marks the first time the Senate passed a bill approving its construction.
Nine Democrats joined the 53 [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1149652015-01-30T07:46:56Z2015-01-30T15:10:41Z
President Barack Obama asked Congress to toss out sweeping budget cuts agreed upon four years ago and called for a surge in government spending on Thursday. Speaking to House Democrats in Philadelphia, where they gathered for their annual retreat, Obama proposed $74 billion in additional spending, splitting it evenly between defense programs and domestic [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1149672015-01-30T14:59:01Z2015-01-30T14:40:08ZFederal Investigators are probing state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos’ sources of income and his connection to the real estate industry, NBC 4 New York reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the investigation.
The highest ranking Republican in state government has come under investigation just one week after Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1149592015-01-30T07:30:49Z2015-01-30T14:26:23ZDozens of Palestinians attacked a UN compound in Gaza City this week, protesting the halting of aid due to a shortfall of funding from donor countries.
The rioters jumped over the compound’s walls and smashed guard cabins and windows, burned tires and threw stones.
The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1149712015-01-30T08:06:24Z2015-01-30T13:40:10ZIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Avrohom Dovid Atik zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Be’er Shlomo in Yerushalayim. He was 71.
Rav Atik was born on 16 Iyar, tof shin dalet, to his parents Rav Shlomo Tzvi Atik, a prominent Karliner chossid, and Rebbetzin Chaya Leah, nee Weingarten, who [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1149762015-01-30T14:58:52Z2015-01-30T13:30:18ZThe Montreal Gazette reports: Draped in a flag of Quebec, a middle-aged man tried to enter an ultra-Orthodox Jewish day school on Tuesday, claiming he wanted to ‘liberate’ its students.
The man drove up to the Yeshiva Gedola school on Deacon Rd. in Park Extension in a PT Cruiser, and rang on the intercom of the [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1149622015-01-30T07:32:33Z2015-01-30T13:13:51ZHamas, which rules Gaza, has decided to end its boycott of Israeli products.
Emad Al Baz, the Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of National Economy in Gaza, said Israeli products are the only possible solution to meet shortages in the local market.
He said his ministry, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, has imposed taxes [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1149642015-01-30T07:45:08Z2015-01-30T12:44:07ZBy B. Cohen
Amid angry reactions from some mourners who objected to funeral wreaths sent by the Argentine government, Alberto Nisman, the Argentine Special Prosecutor who died in mysterious circumstances earlier this month, was today buried at the La Tablada Jewish cemetery in Buenos Aires. Nisman was laid to rest alongside the victims of the [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1149562015-01-30T07:16:51Z2015-01-30T12:15:18ZBy Pesach Osina, Community Liaison, NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer
New York, NY - Light snow and heavy snow seasons are significantly more expensive than average snow seasons on a cost-per-inch basis, according to a new analysis released today by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. Since the winter of 2003, the cost of [...]]]>0