Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky Statement On Metzitzah B’Peh

The following statement was received by Matzav.com from Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva of Philadelphia:
I wish to clarify remarks that were attributed to me on the subject of metzitzah b’peh.

The practice is indeed time honored and is followed by the majority of the Orthodox Jewish community today around the world, as it has […]

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Washington – FDA Rejects Call To Ban BPA From Food Packaging

Washington — The Food and Drug Administration has rejected a petition from environmentalists that would have banned the plastic-hardening chemical bisphenol-A from all food and drink packaging, including plastic bottles and canned food. The agency said Friday that petitioners did not present compelling scientific evidence to justify new restrictions on the much-debated chemical, commonly known […]


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Washington – FDA Rejects Ban of BPA from Canned Food, Bottles

Washington — The Food and Drug Administration has rejected a petition from environmentalists that would have banned the plastic-hardening chemical bisphenol-A from all food and drink packaging, including plastic bottles and canned food. The agency said Friday that petitioners did not present compelling scientific evidence to justify new restrictions on the much-debated chemical, commonly known […]


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Istanbul – Iranian Group Planned to Attack Jews in Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey — Intelligence agencies have reportedly unmasked a secret Iranian group sending assassins to Turkey to attack Jews, Israelis and Western targets. Intelligence sources claimed the organization behind the attack is known as ‘Unit 400’ a secret part of the Al Quds Brigade, which falls under the direct command of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah […]


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Jewish leader blasts Austria’s UN record on Israel


Vote to green light UNHRC’s inquiry into settlement building on West Bank causes outrage.

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Pewaukee, WI – Romney Pivots to Obama Challenge, Amid Lingering Doubt Among GOP Right

Pewaukee, WI — Appearing ever-more confident in Wisconsin’s primary, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney focused entirely on Democratic President Barack Obama during a campaign trip through this upper Midwestern battleground that could effectively seal the nomination for him Tuesday. Fading rival Rick Santorum sought to stoke doubts about Romney’s conservative credentials on the last weekend […]


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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Clinton: Time Running Out For Diplomacy With Iran

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made clear Saturday that time is running out for diplomacy over Iran’s nuclear program and said talks aimed at preventing Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon would resume in mid-April. With speculation over a possible U.S. or Israel military attack adding urgency to the […]


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Sapulpans gather to discuss Israel

HERALD STAFF WRITER Thursday evening more than three dozen community members gathered at First Christian Church Sapulpa, to learn more about life in the State of Israel.

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Albany, NY – State’s Budget Is Big, The ‘How’ Is Bigger

Albany, NY — The best product of New York’s $132.5 billion budget adopted may have been the process. By all accounts from inside the secretive negotiations, Gov. Andrew Cuomo reached out to the Legislature although a New York governor’s immense legal power in budgeting meant he didn’t have to. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate […]


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Clarification From HaRav Shmuel Kamenetsky Regarding Metzitzah B’Peh

I wish to clarify remarks that were attributed to me on the subject of Metzitzah B’Peh. The practice is indeed time honored and is followed by the majority of the Orthodox Jewish community today around the world, as it has been for thousands of years. To my knowledge, it has not been proven that the […]

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