How a Gentile Converted to Judaism Because of the Sale of Chometz

Monday April 14, 2014 12:06 PM

rav-moshe-shternbuchThe following story took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, and describes how a gentile converted to Judaism because of selling chometz.   (more…)


NYPD ‘Taking All Steps’ to Protect Jewish Institutions After Kansas Shooting

Monday April 14, 2014 11:05 AM

nypdNew York - Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last night that the NYPD is taking “all steps” to secure the city’s Jewish institutions in the wake of the (more…)

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Can Bunker Busters Solve Israel’s Iran Dilemma?

Monday April 14, 2014 10:20 AM

bunker-bustersBy Dmitriy Shapiro/ Jewish Week

Alarmed by what they believe to be diplomatic failures by the Obama administration in nuclear negotiations with Iran, leading scholars of a (more…)

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Photos: Biur Chometz 5774 with Rav Chaim Kanievsky

Monday April 14, 2014 10:14 AM



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Photos: Biur Chometz in Yerushalayim, Erev Pesach 5774

Monday April 14, 2014 10:01 AM

biur-chometz-in-yerushalayim-13[Photos below.] Yidden all over the globe gathered at homes and public places today to burn their chometz and then head off to make final preparation for the Chag Hamatzos. Below are photos of public (more…)

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Rav Chaim Kanievsky Makes Siyum on Kol HaTorah Kulah

Monday April 14, 2014 9:49 AM

rav-chaim-kanievsky-siyumAs is well known, Rav Chaim Kanievsky makes a siyum on kol haTorah kulah every year, completing Talmud Bavli, Talmud Yerushalmi, Tosefta, Sifri, Mishnayos, Shulchan Aruch, Rambam,  and other segments of Torah. (more…)

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Photos: Biur Chometz, Mechiras Chometz and Pesach Preparations in Bnei Brak, Erev Pesach 5774

Monday April 14, 2014 9:31 AM

chareidi-chiloni-bneibrak[Photos below.] Yidden all over the globe gathered at homes and public places today to burn their chometz and then head off to make final preparation for the Chag Hamatzos. Below are photos of public (more…)

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Monsey, NY: Evergreen Assists Male Shoppers

Monday April 14, 2014 9:04 AM




Chag Kosher Vesomeiach from

Monday April 14, 2014 8:30 AM

matzav-logo1The staff at wishes all of our readers around the globe a chag kosher vesomeiach and a kosheren Pesach. We are grateful to all those who have supported in this (more…)

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Photos: Mechiras Chometz with the Badatz of the Eidah Hachareidis in Yerushalayim

Monday April 14, 2014 8:11 AM


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Photos: The Rishon L’Tzion, Rav Yitzchok Yosef, Baking Matzos

Monday April 14, 2014 7:40 AM



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Who Is Frazier Glenn Miller?

Monday April 14, 2014 7:14 AM

frazier-glenn-miller-jrFrazier Glenn Miller, Jr., from Aurora, Missouri, founded and built the only White people’s party ever in the U.S. - the White Patriot Party - (more…)


Audio: Rav Reisman On Pesach

Monday April 14, 2014 6:17 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 the Yom Tov of (more…)

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Photos: Nichum Aveilim of MK Moshe Gafni Upon Passing of His Sister

Monday April 14, 2014 5:57 AM

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750 People Take Part in Interstate 80 Barbecue and Minchah Yesterday

Monday April 14, 2014 5:23 AM




But What Could Be the Problem With…

Monday April 14, 2014 4:54 AM

star-kBy Rabbi Tzvi Rosen, Star-K Kashrus Administrator; Editor, Kashrus Kurrents

As Pesach nears, the grocery bills mount and the bank account dwindles, the Jewish housewife courageously attempts to hold the household budget intact (more…)

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Video: The Shmuz On Pesach - The Head and The Heart

Monday April 14, 2014 3:35 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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Pesach: Symbolism Over Substance

Monday April 14, 2014 2:14 AM

rmordechai_kamenetzkyBy Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky

The entire Seder ceremony is replete with symbolic gestures. We drink four cups of wine to represent four Biblical expressions of redemption. (more…)

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Audio: Rav Avrohom Schorr On Pesach: Mah Nishtanah Halaylah Hazeh

Monday April 14, 2014 1:37 AM

rav-avrohom-schorr[Audio below.] The following brief thought was delivered by Rav Avrohom Schorr, rov of Khal Tiferes Yaakov of Flatbush. The machshavah specifically addresses achieving true  (more…)

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Audio: Rabbi Yitzchok Fingerer On Pesach

Monday April 14, 2014 1:02 AM

pesach[Link below.] The following is Rabbi Yitzchok Fingerer’s enlightening Pesach shiur, which was originally featured on the radio at  97.5  on the FM dial. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 14-16 Nissan

Monday April 14, 2014 12:10 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrtzeits - 14 Nissan

-Rav Asher Yeshaya of Ropshitz (1845), the main rebbi of Rav Yechezkel Shraga Halberstam, the (more…)

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Frazier Glenn Miller, Longtime Anti-Semite and KKK Member, Arrested In Kansas Jewish Community Center Murders

Sunday April 13, 2014 10:23 PM

frazier-glenn-millerFrazier Glenn Miller, 73, of Aurora, Mo., was arrested today for the murder of three people at two separate Jewish Community Centers in (more…)

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Obama Revives ‘Birther’ Controversy at Al Sharpton Event

Sunday April 13, 2014 9:24 PM

obama-birtherDemocrats are reaching deep in to their bag of tricks ahead of this fall’s midterms. While Harry Reid has spent the past month railing against the (more…)


USPS Hold Mail Service for Those Going Away for Yom Tov

Sunday April 13, 2014 8:43 PM

postal-serviceIf you’re going away for Yom Tov, take advantage of the United States Postal Service’s Request Hold Mail service. The USPC will keep your mail (more…)


Five Towns: New Central Location for Chometz Burning, Extra Sanitation Pick-Up

Sunday April 13, 2014 8:01 PM

biur-chometzFive Towns, NY - Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and Councilman Donovan Richards joined the JCCRP in announcing extra city services for the (more…)


Photos: Misameach Holds Pre-Pesach Event for Children

Sunday April 13, 2014 7:16 PM

menashe-miller-misameach-pre-pesachLakewood, NJ - The tzaddikim of the Misameach organization, led by Lipa Schwartz, arranged an event (more…)

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Coney Island Amusement Rides Open in Time for Pesach

Sunday April 13, 2014 6:24 PM

coney-islandBrooklyn, NY - The rides of Coney Island opened Sunday for another season - with a 1920s wooden roller-coaster and a new, steel one almost (more…)

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The Laws of Bedikas Chometz

Sunday April 13, 2014 6:01 PM

bedikas-chometzBy Rabbi Moishe Dovid Lebovits, KOF-K Kosher Supervision

Before performing the bedika, one should clean the house very well, thus making the bedika much easier.[1] It is the custom to wash and clean (more…)

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UN Panel: 15 Years to Stop Warming

Sunday April 13, 2014 5:50 PM

uns-intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-changeA new report from the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) announced today that the world has taken so long to act on (more…)

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Israeli Invention: Intelligent “Wrapping Paper” Heals Broken Bones in Half the Time

Sunday April 13, 2014 4:44 PM

regenecure-wrapping-paperThe time it takes to heal a broken bone may soon be cut in half thanks to an intelligent “wrapping paper” from Israeli company Regenecure. (more…)


HORROR: Gunman Screaming ‘Heil Hitler’ Kills At Least Three In Shooting Spree At Jewish Community Center And Retirement Home In Kansas City

Sunday April 13, 2014 3:03 PM

kansas-jewish-community-campusA man suspected of shooting at least three people at two separate Jewish centers in Kansas City screamed (more…)


Israeli Tech Turns Jellyfish into Paper Towels

Sunday April 13, 2014 2:36 PM

OHO066Cine’al Ltd., an Israeli nanotechnology start-up, is developing technology to turn jellyfish into “super-absorbers,” suitable for use in diapers, (more…)