Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry2014-04-20T10:16:46ZWordPresshttp://matzav.com/feed/atomMatzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1011162014-04-20T05:38:01Z2014-04-20T10:16:46ZThe Obama administration announced late Friday that it will delay a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, a controversial project that would link Canada’s oil sands to the Gulf of Mexico, and has produced sharp conflicts between environmental groups and labor activists who want the construction jobs.
The move drew sharp criticism from supporters, including [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1011142014-04-20T05:36:24Z2014-04-20T09:05:10ZThe Ukrainian government said on Shabbos that it would not attack the pro-Russian separatists who have flooded Eastern Ukraine, occupying government buildings in several cities.
The government said it would not oppose the separatists during the non-Jewish holiday weekend, but that “more concrete actions” could come next week if they don’t surrender to international peace [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1011292014-04-20T05:56:25Z2014-04-20T09:00:09ZLakewood, NJ - Police are investigating the theft of a trailer from a Lakewood construction site.
Officer Matthew McKee responded to the report Friday morning, according to the Asbury Park Press. The theft took place the night before at a construction site at Pine Street and Goldcrest Drive in Pine River Village, the development for [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1011122014-04-20T05:34:47Z2014-04-20T08:20:51ZThe captain of a South Korean ferry that sank Wednesday was arrested Friday after leaving a 26-year-old third with no experience in the treacherous waterway to steer the ship.
A crew member who was aboard the ferry told The Wall Street Journal that the 60-year-old captain, Lee Jun-Seok, was one of the first to abandon [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1011082014-04-20T05:29:44Z2014-04-20T07:33:42ZCairo’s Court for Urgent Matters said that it does not have jurisdiction to rule on a lawsuit that demanded all Israeli activities be banned in Egypt, Al-Ahram‘s Arabic news website reported on Friday.
The decision contrasts with a March ruling by the same court to, indeed, ban all activities in Egypt by Hamas, across the [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1011072014-04-20T05:27:50Z2014-04-20T06:26:48ZThe National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) has praised Secretary of State John Kerry for his quick response to an issue involving the denial of visas to young Israeli citizens and Israeli military personnel, which precludes them from entering the United States on a temporary basis.
Because Israel is not one of the 38 countries [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1011042014-04-20T05:25:00Z2014-04-20T05:11:43ZJustice Antonin Scalia thinks the Supreme Court’s most significant decision on freedom of the press “was wrong.”
During a joint appearance with Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the National Press Club Thursday evening, Scalia said “I think the Framers would have been appalled,” at the ruling in New York Times vs. Sullivan, the landmark case which turns [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1011022014-04-20T05:21:27Z2014-04-20T04:01:05ZYahrtzeits - 20 Nissan
-Rav Hai bar Sherira Gaon, rosh yeshivas Pompedisa, last of the Gaonim of Pumpedisa (1038)
-Rav Yitzchak Chori, dayan in Djerba
-Rav Yechezkel Panet of Karlsberg, author of Mareh Yechezkel, 1845.
-Rav Yitzchak Dov Ber of Liadi (1835-1910, grandson of the Tzemach Tzedek, author of Siddur MaHaRiD. He also served as Rebbe in [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1010952014-04-18T20:32:17Z2014-04-18T22:35:14ZThe City of Amsterdam collected more than $10 million from Holocaust survivors who were charged ground lease fees for periods they spent in hiding or in concentration camps, researchers said.
The team of researchers for the Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, or NIOD, wrote their findings at the city’s request, the Het Parool [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=1010962014-04-18T20:32:26Z2014-04-18T21:31:32ZThe Israeli company Stemrad has developed a belt designed to block harmful gamma radiation.
“StemRad’s tested…technology protects hematopoietic stem cells from the toxic effects of gamma radiation, providing affected individuals with an increased chance of survival in the event of inadvertent exposure…from a nuclear catastrophe such as an explosion or reactor leak,” the company said.