Photos: Vizhnitzer Rebbe of Bnei Brak Visits Kosel Wednesday Night

Thursday April 16, 2015 1:14 AM

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Photos: Pesach with the Skverer Rebbe

Thursday April 16, 2015 12:43 AM

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 27 Nissan

Thursday April 16, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Asher Margulies, a Yerushalmi mekubal, author of Kumi V’Roni

Rav Yehuda Kahana, the Kuntres Hasefeikos (1819) (more…)

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Photos: Pesach with the Bobov-45 Rebbe

Wednesday April 15, 2015 11:47 PM

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Daf Inspired - Culling Gems of Inspiration from the Daf

Wednesday April 15, 2015 11:12 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 73 - Ratzon, True Individuality

One of the many sources quoted to challenge Rabbah’s position is the Braisah that casts the machlokes regarding a case where a man was mekadeish an isha through the medium of biah with the (more…)

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Hamas Accelerates Its Tunnel-Building, Using Heavy Machinery

Wednesday April 15, 2015 10:22 PM

hamas-tunnel-palestinianHamas has begun using heavy machinery and engineering tools to accelerate the excavation of attack tunnels leading from the Gaza Strip under the Israeli border, sources in the Palestinian enclave told (more…)

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Clinton Foundation Keeps Foreign Donors

Wednesday April 15, 2015 9:48 PM

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According to a summary of the Clinton Foundation’s new policy, the organization will still accept donations from foreign governments-even though Hillary is running for president. (more…)

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Two Seriously Injured by Vehicle in Yerushalayim

Wednesday April 15, 2015 9:09 PM

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Two pedestrians, a man and a woman, were seriously injured by a vehicle Wednesday night at the French Hill junction in Yerushalayim as they waited for a bus. Magen David Adom rescue personnel (more…)

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Engel Reveals Kidnappers’ True Identity

Wednesday April 15, 2015 8:44 PM

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NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel has surfaced new details about his own 2012 kidnapping in Syria, where he and five other NBC News crew members were held captive by gunmen (more…)

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Fast-Food Workers Strike in 200 Cities

Wednesday April 15, 2015 8:22 PM

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A Tax Day strike by fast-food workers in more than 200 American cities is expected to be the largest of its kind. The employees demand a $15 per hour living wage for the workforce, more than half of (more…)

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Photos: Lev L’Achim National Convocation in Bnei Brak, With Special Guest Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky

Wednesday April 15, 2015 7:47 PM

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Tragedy in London: Moshe Yitzchok Greenfield z”l

Wednesday April 15, 2015 7:06 PM

moshe-yitzchok-greenfieldIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Habochur Moshe Yitzhak Greenfield z”l in London this afternoon at the age of 19. (more…)

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Misameach Hosts Pre-Pesach Gala Event

Wednesday April 15, 2015 7:01 PM

misameachWe all know the saying, “The biggest help is to stay out of the way.” Uttered by so many parents in the hectic weeks before Yom Tov, oftentimes that is really all the parents need; a slight break from the busy family life, so they (more…)

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Aid Groups Blast Donors For Failing To Deliver On Pledges To Rebuild Gaza

Wednesday April 15, 2015 6:50 PM

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A new report by a group of international aid organizations criticized donors for failing to follow through on their pledges for the rebuilding of Gaza after last summer’s war there. (more…)

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Reid Lashes Out at Rush Limbaugh

Wednesday April 15, 2015 6:12 PM

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, who recently announced plans to retire, rebutted conservative media speculation on Wednesday that his severe injuries are the result of a run-in with the mob. (more…)

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Health Officials: Ebola Monitoring Has Cost New Jersey $2.6 Million

Wednesday April 15, 2015 5:44 PM

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It has cost New Jersey more than $2.6 million to monitor passengers arriving at Newark Liberty Airport for Ebola in recent months. (more…)

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Shidduch Crisis? Woman Gives Birth To First All-Girl Set Of Quintuplets in US

Wednesday April 15, 2015 5:02 PM

busby-babiesThe AP reports that a woman has delivered five girls in what are believed to be the first all-female quintuplets born in the U.S. (more…)

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Christie: Parents Shouldn’t Be Able to Op Out of Vaccinating Children

Wednesday April 15, 2015 4:44 PM

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says parents “can’t count on” him to support opting out of vaccines for their children. Christie told New Hampshire residents during a town-hall meeting that “vaccines have (more…)

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Bad Sign? Gravestone Of Hillary Clinton’s Father Toppled In Scranton, PA, Cemetery

Wednesday April 15, 2015 3:47 PM

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The gravestone of Hillary Clinton’s father, Hugh Rodham, was found tipped over in a Scranton, Pennsylvania, cemetery early Tuesday. Local police are looking into the incident, which may have (more…)

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Man Lands Gyrocopter at U.S. Capitol

Wednesday April 15, 2015 3:09 PM

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A mailman from Florida landed his gyrocopter in front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a surprise stunt that saw guards pull out automatic weapons before he was arrested. (more…)

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Dozens of Hamas Terrorists Arrested by Chareidi Soldiers

Wednesday April 15, 2015 2:13 PM

nachal-chareidiIn a joint operation of IDF, Shabak and the Israeli police, dozens of Hamas terrorists were arrested in the region of Shechem, as reported earlier today by Matzav.com Israel. During the night, tens of (more…)

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The Greek Rabbi Who Saved Hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust

Wednesday April 15, 2015 1:30 PM

rabbi-moshe-pessachBy Anav Silverman

In the Jerusalem Hills, there stands the single largest memorial to the Holocaust in the world known as Martyrs’ Forest, which is comprised of six million trees planted in memory of those six million Jews (more…)

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Video Shows AZ Cop Car Ramming Suspect

Wednesday April 15, 2015 1:03 PM

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[Video below.] Arizona authorities on Tuesday released dashcam footage of a police officer using his car to hit an assailant in order to end a pursuit in February. (more…)

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Aussie Defense Min. Can’t Name ISIS Head

Wednesday April 15, 2015 12:48 PM

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Australian Defense Minister Kevin Andrews refused to name ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during an interview early Wednesday, citing “operational matters” as the reason for his reticence and saying (more…)

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Certain U.S. Abortions Tear The Fetus Apart, ISIS-Style

Wednesday April 15, 2015 12:21 PM

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An April 8 New York Times front-page story reports that “a bill signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican and longtime abortion opponent, outlaws what it calls ‘dismemberment (more…)

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Iran’s Top General Hates Being a Celeb

Wednesday April 15, 2015 11:44 AM

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Qasem Suleimani, the commander of Iran’s famed Quds Force and one of the country’s principal players in the war against ISIS, has decided to take a step out of the limelight. (more…)

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New Curriculum Will Teach Arab Israeli Children About Suffering of Jews During Holocaust

Wednesday April 15, 2015 11:14 AM

auschwitzBy David Daoud

Arab-Israeli children will be learning about the Holocaust this year, as part of the recent introduction of a new educational program into Arab-Israeli schools, (more…)

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Researchers Stop Dementia in Mice

Wednesday April 15, 2015 10:46 AM

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A Duke University research team has figured out a way to stop mice from developing dementia, by adjusting the brain’s immune system to stop the cells from attacking nutrients. (more…)

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Bolton: Why the Iran Deal Will Trigger a Nuclear Arms Race

Wednesday April 15, 2015 10:12 AM

boltonBy John Bolton

Specifics of Barack Obama’s incipient deal legitimizing Iran’s nuclear-weapons program (and even whether a final understanding can be reached) will doubtless provoke debate for the next several (more…)

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Obesity Policy Coalition Warns Lunch Box Fruit Drinks Have More Sugar Than Coca-Cola

Wednesday April 15, 2015 9:16 AM

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Many popular children’s lunch box juices contain more sugar than Coca-Cola and parents should steer clear of them, health groups say. (more…)

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LIVE VIDEO: Lev L’Achim National Convocation in Bnei Brak, With Special Guest Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky

Wednesday April 15, 2015 8:50 AM

lev-lachimLev L’Achim is gearing up for its annual National Convocation in Eretz Yisroel which will take place today in Bnei Brak. More than 4,000 field workers, program volunteers and the staff of its eleven divisions from all of the Lev L’Achim branches at work in 82 cities in Israel will converge on (more…)

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Clinton Was First Asked About Emails in 2012

Wednesday April 15, 2015 7:33 AM

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Congressional investigators first probed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in late 2012 on whether she used a private email account while serving as secretary of state, the New York Times (more…)

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IDF Swoops Down on Shechem, 29 Hamas Terrorists Arrested

Wednesday April 15, 2015 7:05 AM

shechemThe IDF, Israel Security Agency (ISA) and Israel Police launched a large-scale operation in Shechem (Nablus) Tuesday night, arresting 29 Hamas terrorists suspected of planning attacks against Israel. (more…)

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Photos: Nichum Aveilim with the Family of Rav Shmuel Halevi Wosner zt”l

Wednesday April 15, 2015 6:50 AM

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Photo Gallery: Rabbonim Visiting the Kosel Over Chag HaPesach

Wednesday April 15, 2015 6:19 AM

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Photos: Hachnosas Sefer Torah at the Bais Medrash of Rav Shimon Galay in Bnei Brak

Wednesday April 15, 2015 5:42 AM

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Israeli Minister: Stop Unauthorized Islamic Excavations On the Har Habayis

Wednesday April 15, 2015 5:20 AM

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Israeli Construction Minister Uri Ariel (Habayit Hayehudi) sounded the alarm this week after the Islamic Waqf in Yerushalayim began earthworks on the Har Habayis, saying those excavations could (more…)

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Israeli Scientists Regenerate Heart Cells In Revolutionary Discovery

Wednesday April 15, 2015 4:18 AM

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When the cardiac muscle is compromised and cells die, it can often lead to death. But researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science recently discovered a mechanism that could be used to regenerate (more…)

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Simon Wiesenthal Center Downgrades U.S. In Annual Nazi-Hunting Report

Wednesday April 15, 2015 3:31 AM

michael-karkocs-petition-for-naturalizationIn its annual Nazi-hunting report, the Simon Wiesenthal Center downgraded America’s efforts from A to B, marking the first time that the U.S. has been ranked that low in the report. (more…)

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After U.S. Senate Committee Unanimously Passes Modified Iran Oversight Bill, it Goes to Full Senate

Wednesday April 15, 2015 2:25 AM

congressAs reported yesterday here on Matzav.com, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday unanimously passed a modified version of a bill that would give Congress oversight of a final nuclear (more…)

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Photos: Atzeres Hesped at Yeshivas Chachmei Lublin in Bnei Brak L’illui Nishmas Rav Shmuel Halevi Wosner zt”l

Wednesday April 15, 2015 1:51 AM

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Clashes Erupt at NY Cop Brutality Rally

Wednesday April 15, 2015 1:02 AM

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New York City cracked down on police brutality protests Tuesday, arresting more than a dozen demonstrators during a march across the Brooklyn Bridge that stopped traffic and began in Union Square. (more…)

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