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Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll. Again.

Saturday February 28, 2015 7:14 PM


For the third year in a row, on Saturday Kentucky Senator Rand Paul won the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll, CNN reported. Paul won with 25.7 percent of the vote among (more…)

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New Matanos L’Evyonim Campaign For The Most Destitute Families In Eretz Yisroel

Saturday February 28, 2015 7:05 PM

yerushalayimFor generations, Ezras Torah has been on the forefront of providing assistance to needy Bnei Torah in Eretz Yisroel. Whether it is help with Yom Tov, emergency medical help, or marrying off yesomim, (more…)


Holder: Make Civil-Rights Cases Easier

Friday February 27, 2015 1:22 PM

holderOutgoing Attorney General Eric Holder says he will ask Congress to lower the standard of proof required to prosecute criminals for violating people’s civil rights. (more…)

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Stolen Picasso Seized in U.S.

Friday February 27, 2015 12:40 PM


A Picasso painting stolen from a French museum and falsely labeled as a $37 “art craft/toy” was seized at the Port of Newark and is in the process of being returned, according to court papers filed (more…)

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Survey: Israelis Pay Palestinian Workers Double The Wages Of PA And Gaza Employers

Friday February 27, 2015 12:06 PM


A European Union-funded survey conducted by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) between October and December of 2014 shows that Palestinians working in Israeli-controlled (more…)

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Israel And Jordan Sign ‘Historic’ Agreement To Replenish Dead Sea

Friday February 27, 2015 11:11 AM

dead-seaThe governments of Israel and Jordan have signed a major agreement to build a desalination plant near the Jordanian tourist resort of Akaba, with the goal of working together to replenish the Dead (more…)


Donald Rumsfeld Blasts ‘Stunning’ White House Rhetoric on Netanyahu Speech

Friday February 27, 2015 10:08 AM

donald-rumsfeld1By Boaz Bismuth

Ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s much-debated March 3 address to a joint session of Congress about the Iranian nuclear threat, former U.S. secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld said (more…)


Random? Footage Shows Hyper Cacher Terrorist Kill Shopper After Victim Revealed He Was Jewish

Friday February 27, 2015 9:20 AM

amedy-coulibalyFootage filmed by Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly during his killing spree inside the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in January shows him asking a customer his nationality before shooting him dead (more…)


New York Councilman Visiting Ramallah Refuses to Remove Yarmulka When Asked by US Consulate Security

Friday February 27, 2015 8:14 AM

david-greenfieldBy David Daoud

New York City Councilman David Greenfield accused the US Consulate in Yerushalayim of asking him to remove his yarmulka during a visit last week to Ramallah. (more…)


Senior Iranian Official: ‘We’ll Level Tel Aviv if Israel Attacks’

Friday February 27, 2015 7:40 AM

IRAN MANOEUVRESDeputy Commander of the Iranian Army, General Mustafa Yazdi, warned that his country will “Raze both Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground,” as he put it,”if Israel attacks Iran.” (more…)


Of Course There’s a Crisis in US-Israeli Relations

Friday February 27, 2015 7:11 AM

obama-netanyahu1By Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel

We are, again, in the midst of that periodic occurrence: a crisis in Israel/US relations. This one revolves around White House pique over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s acceptance of an (more…)


Audio: Yahadut Hatorah Releases Campaign Song, Music Arranged By Ruvi Banet, Sung By Shloime Cohen and Eli Hertzlich

Friday February 27, 2015 6:41 AM
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Analysis: The Human Stain of Moral Preening

Friday February 27, 2015 6:17 AM

nicholas-d-kristofBy J. Auerbach

Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times is everyone’s favorite bleeding-heart columnist. His focus on human rights abuses, especially in Darfur, won him a Pulitzer Prize (his second) for “his graphic, (more…)

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Audio: Rav Reisman On Parshas Tetzaveh

Friday February 27, 2015 5:50 AM

rav-yisroel-reisman[Audio below.] The following is a shiur delivered by Harav Yisroel Reisman, maggid shiur in Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and mara d’asra of Agudath Israel of Madison. The shiur, on Parshas (more…)

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Audio: Rav Mintz On Parshas Tetzaveh

Friday February 27, 2015 4:18 AM

rav-chaim-mintz[Audio below.] Each week, Rav Chaim Mintz, Mashgiach of the Yeshiva of Staten Island and founder and head of Oorah Kiruv Rechokim, offers, via telephone, an insightful and inspiring message (more…)

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Video: Rabbi Freundlich’s 3-Minute Look at Parshas Tetzaveh

Friday February 27, 2015 3:47 AM

y-freundlich[Video below.] presents this new series of a 3-minute look at the weekly parsha with an eye towards Jewish parenting. The Torah (more…)

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Candle Lighting Times, Erev Shabbos Parshas Tetzaveh 5775

Friday February 27, 2015 3:04 AM

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Video: Rav Stulberger on Parshas Tetzaveh

Friday February 27, 2015 2:39 AM

rav-stulberger[Video below.] Each week, Rav Avrohom Stulberger, rosh yeshiva of Valley Torah High School in Los Angeles, shares a 3-4 minute message relating to the parshas hashovuah. is (more…)

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Seedless Pomegranates

Friday February 27, 2015 2:17 AM

rabbi-nosson-greenbergBy Rabbi Nosson Greenberg

In this week’s parsha we learn of the instructions regarding the manufacture of the bigdei  kehuna - the official clothing of the Kohanim. One of the eight articles worn by the Kohain  Gadol was the me’il - the robe.  (more…)

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Video: Harry Rothenberg On Parshas Tetzaveh

Friday February 27, 2015 1:40 AM

harry-rothenberg[Video below.] Attorney Harry Rothenberg offers a five-minute thought on the parsha disseminated by Partners in Torah. (more…)

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Video: The Shmuz On Parshas Tetzaveh

Friday February 27, 2015 1:12 AM

rabbi-shafier[Videos below.] Rav Bentzion Shafier has impacted thousands of people with his talks and lectures, and especially with his innovative “Shmuz,” a mussar shmuess that draws on Torah, Gemara and the (more…)

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Parsha Partner - Tetzaveh

Friday February 27, 2015 12:45 AM

parsha-partner-with-link[Download below.] Bring new meaning to your Shabbos seudah by involving your family and guests in discussions on the weekly parsha. Parsha Partner has meaningful divrei Torah and engaging discussion (more…)

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Pirchei Weekly, Parshas Tetzaveh 5775

Friday February 27, 2015 12:30 AM



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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 8-9 Adar

Friday February 27, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Shmuel Dovid Ungar of Neitra, a descendent of Don Yitzchak Abarbanel.

Rav Gershon of Lotzk, a talmid of the Mezritcher Maggid (1788). (more…)

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Daf Inspired - Culling Gems of Inspiration from the Daf

Thursday February 26, 2015 11:30 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 25 - You’re Shy? Good for You!

One of the ways it can be established that a man is a Kohein, such that we will allow him to receive terumah, is if he is a regular receiver of the zeroah, lechayayim, and keivah. Those are the three parts (more…)

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It Takes a Village: The Music of a Community

Thursday February 26, 2015 10:44 PM

safranBy Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

In Mary Poppins, we are introduced to Dick van Dyke’s character, Bert, when he is performing as a “one-man band.”  It is fascinating, watching how he plays drums, percussion, accordion, brass… all together and (more…)

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White House Sending Susan Rice And Samantha Power To Address AIPAC Conference

Thursday February 26, 2015 9:29 PM


The White House will be sending National Security Advisor Susan Rice and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power to address the March 1-3 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (more…)


Walker: Protests Prepped Me for ISIS

Thursday February 26, 2015 8:25 PM


Gov. Scott Walker says he is ready to deal with global terrorism because he has handled protesters in his own state of Wisconsin. (more…)


Post-9/11 Record for No War Casualties

Thursday February 26, 2015 7:19 PM


The United States has gone the longest period without a combat casualty since September 11. As of Wednesday, there has not been a combat-related fatality for the past 75 days-the longest stretch since (more…)


Judge Dismisses Case vs. Argentine Prez

Thursday February 26, 2015 6:45 PM


A judge in Argentina has dismissed the case against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, saying that documents originally brought forth by deceased prosecutor Alberto Nisman failed to meet (more…)


Smog Particles Linked to Heart Disease

Thursday February 26, 2015 6:13 PM


A study that claims to be the first to analyze the effects of microscopic air pollutants on people’s long-term health found a link between chronic exposure and early death from heart disease. (more…)

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ISIS Destroys Biblical Artifacts in Iraq

Thursday February 26, 2015 5:22 PM


On Thursday, ISIS released a video of its goons ransacking the Mosul Museum and taking sledgehammers and drills to priceless shrines and artifacts. (more…)


FCC Turns Internet Into a Public Utility

Thursday February 26, 2015 4:42 PM

fcc-chairman-tom-wheelerThe Federal Communications Commission today voted to change how the Internet is regulated in the most consequential decision of its kind since the Internet’s creation. By a 3-2 vote along party lines, (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: It’s Not The Postman’s Fault

Thursday February 26, 2015 4:16 PM

stampsDear Editor,

I mailed out chasunah invitations two weeks ago. Most people I sent them to did not get them.

Truth be told, I bought the stamps from someone offering a “discount” for large purchases. I figured (more…)


Siddur Kavanos Ha’Ari Written by Rav Shlomo Rechnitz Revealed

Thursday February 26, 2015 3:46 PM

siddur-ariSiddur Kavanos Ha’Ari, a highly ornamented and illustrated rare manuscript from the year of 1756, written by the mekubal Rav Shlomo Rechnitz, was recently revealed in Yerushalayim. The ancient (more…)


Muslim Leader Who Called Israel a ‘Suspect’ After 9/11 Meets with Biden at White House

Thursday February 26, 2015 3:15 PM


A controversial U.S. Muslim leader who has been highly critical of Israel and said the Jewish state should be on the “suspect list” in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks participated on Tuesday in a (more…)


Pertinent Issues Discussed with Top State Officials at Agudath Israel of America’s Annual Albany Mission

Thursday February 26, 2015 2:43 PM

agudah-albanyBy Shimmy Blum

On Wednesday, for the seventh consecutive year, Agudath Israel of America held its annual mission to Albany. Over 60 Agudath Israel leaders, activists, and representatives of a cross section of Orthodox communities and (more…)

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NY: Greenfield Secures Pay for Special Education Providers

Thursday February 26, 2015 2:17 PM

greenfield-deblasioBrooklyn, NY- Councilman David G. Greenfield has long been committed to ensuring that non-public school students and special education providers receive their fair share from the Department of (more…)

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Share Simchas Purim with Jewish Boys On the Battlefront

Thursday February 26, 2015 1:39 PM

purim-idfWhile celebrating Purim with family and friends, IDF troops will be protecting cities and borders all over Eretz Yisrael. (more…)


Rabbi Genack to Receive Award at RIETS Annual Gala

Thursday February 26, 2015 1:19 PM


Rabbi Menachem Genack, chief executive officer of the Orthodox Union’s Kosher Division, will be honored at the annual gala of the Yeshiva University affiliate Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological (more…)

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