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MATZAV.COM CHANUKAH SPECIAL

Wednesday November 20, 2013 10:25 PM

matzavnetwork-logoWith Chanukah here, we are offering special rates for advertisers, with a full 25% off all ads. You do not want to pass up on the other advertising opportunities we are offering now for a limited number of businesses.

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Tefillos for Rav Belsky Are Needed Now

Wednesday February 22, 2012 5:00 PM

rav-yisroel-belskyUpdate below: All are asked to continue saying Tehillim for Rav Yisroel Belsky, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah Vodaas, who is hospitalized at Maimonides Medical Center in Boro Park. We are told that, of late, the (more…)

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Power Bentching By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss, Now in Hardcover

Wednesday December 7, 2011 5:05 AM

rav-moshe-meir-weissShelley Zeitlin:  Rabbi, I got my new hard cover edition of Power Bentching.  It’s about time!

Rabbi Weiss:  Yes!  There were many hurdles to overcome before it finally became available in the stores. (more…)

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Power Bentching, by Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

Wednesday April 13, 2011 7:54 AM

moshe-meir-weiss-rabbiA Book Review by Breindy Reiss

Expressing gratitude to Hashem for all the bounty He provides us is a Biblical mitzvah that is incumbent upon (more…)

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The Shmuz: ‘Stop Surviving, Start Living’

Thursday March 31, 2011 2:54 AM

the-shmuzBy Mrs. Ruchie Schwartz

‘The foundation of all righteousness and the root of the perfect service of Hashem is that a person should (more…)

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Just Released: The Torah Vodaas Haggadah - A Project of Tsemach Glenn

Wednesday March 30, 2011 6:29 AM

torah-vodaas-haggadahThe Megillos have been packed away for next year, while the mishloach manos and other chometz are quickly being consumed. Brooms and mops are being wielded along with other reinforcements, and the (more…)

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Monday June 21, 2010 9:49 PM


Incredible Savings from Feldheim Publishers

Sunday June 20, 2010 6:36 AM

feldheim[Purchase link below.] Don’t miss out on incredible savings from Feldheim Publishers during Book Week 2010. (more…)

To Remain A Jew: The Life of Rav Yitzchak Zilber

Sunday May 16, 2010 6:42 AM

to-remain-jewBy A.Y. Schreiber

The adage, “Truth is stranger than fiction,” gets a powerful jolt in the arm with the appearance of To Remain A Jew, an incredible memoir of growing up (more…)

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Sunday February 28, 2010 2:08 AM

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A Conversation With Rabbi Yechiel Spero On Book #13

Sunday December 13, 2009 12:32 PM

speroAs I read through Rabbi Yechiel Spero’s newest book, A Touch of Inspiration, what amazes me most is the variety of the stories. This is his thirteenth book and the stories are still fresh, unusual, and, yes, totally inspiring. (more…)

10 Years in the Making: “Rabbi Sherer”

Tuesday November 24, 2009 2:44 PM

sherer-smallThis past week, when the biography of Rabbi Moshe Sherer went to press, the excitement in the ArtScroll office was palpable. Many ArtScroll staffers had personally known Rabbi Sherer, who led Agudath Israel of America for over four decades, (more…)

Sefer Review: Hilchos Shabbos B’Shabbato - Interview With the Author

Thursday November 19, 2009 7:33 AM

hilchos-shabbos-be28099shabbato-smallBy Rabbi Shloimy Dickman,  Reviewed by Gavriel Sharf

 Hilchos Shabbos issues are part of our lives on a weekly basis. How often do we come across a questionable (more…)

Book Review: Musawi - A Novel by A. Shalom

Tuesday November 17, 2009 7:10 AM

musawiReviewed by Chaim Schwarz

Dusty, hot and antiquated, Haret-al-Yahud, the Jewish Quarter of Damascus, Syria, has been a (more…)

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Sunday November 15, 2009 10:45 PM
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Aleinu L’Shabeiach from Rav Zilberstein Now Available in English for the First Time

Tuesday September 29, 2009 2:52 PM

yitzchok-zilbersteinThe acclaimed sefer Aleinu L’Shabeiach, by Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein, is now available in English for the very first time, thanks to our friends at ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications who have made this contemporary classic available to the English reader, Matzav.com has learned. The multi-volume (more…)

Audio: Conversation With Rabbi Paysach J. Krohn

Wednesday July 29, 2009 7:36 AM

paysach-krohn-1[Audio below.] Radio host Nachum Segal recent hosted Rabbi Paysach J. Krohn at his studio for a fascinating discussion. Rabbi Krohn, a renowned author, lecturer, mohel and tour guide, provided insightful thoughts and words of chizuk. Always rready with a good story, Rabbi Krohn, the famed author of the best-selling “Maggid Series” from ArtScroll,  never leaves his listeners disappointed. To (more…)

One of the Toughest Riddles Ever?

Monday July 27, 2009 1:47 PM

riddleYahoo News yesterday had a report on what is considered one of the “toughest riddles ever,” a classic paradox involving a barber that may thrill you or drive you bonkers. This is a variation of Russel’s paradox, and there are several ways to solve, or attempts to solve, this depending on how it is interpreted. The riddle is as follows: (more…)

Book Review: Innocent Deceptions - When Lies Shatter Lives

Wednesday July 22, 2009 12:32 PM

innocent-deceptionsBy Chava Dumas

 Shira was a vivacious, dynamic go-getter, a shining star in her class. Donny was a quiet underachiever, living in a cramped, one-bedroom apartment with his withdrawn, recently widowed father. Donny didn’t know what he had done to deserve fantastic young woman from such a well-connected, wealthy family. He considered it a tremendous honor to have found favor in her eyes.

Innocent Deceptions takes us into the very heart and soul of some of the most challenging issues facing (more…)

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Wednesday July 15, 2009 11:07 AM

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Book Review: Heroes of Spirit

Wednesday July 8, 2009 9:21 AM

new-picture In the past, when book reviews have appeared on Matzav.com, we have tried to encapsulate the purpose and contents of the book. When reading Heroes of Spirit - 100 Rabbinic Tales of the Holocaust for review, we quickly found that the book’s forward, written by Reb Yosef Friedenson, portrays the epic heroism of Torah giants, and the purpose of this book, in a manner possible only for a survivor and witness to the Holocaust.  Other than pointing out that the book also contains short biographies of the gedolim who inspire through its pages, as well as a timeline of important Holocaust related events, we will simply re-publish the Reb Yosef (more…)

Audio: Rabbi Spero Speaks: Making Kinnos Meaningful to Us

Thursday July 2, 2009 2:21 PM

spero[Audio below.] In Touched by Their Tears: A Kinnos Companion, bestselling author and columnist Rabbi Yechiel Spero explains carefully selected Kinnos and illustrates their message with powerful true stories that bring them to life. We read of the soldier left for dead in a forgotten corner of Vietnam, the Ponovezher Rav’s message to the only surviving child of the Kovno Ghetto, and the boy who left everything behind in Iran to learn in Eretz Yisrael. We practically hear the song of 400 children as they prepare to die to sanctify G-d’s Name. In these gripping stories we learn how to mourn - and we learn how to hope. (more…)

Audio: Interview With Zvi Ryzman

Thursday June 25, 2009 4:02 PM

the-wisdom-in-the-hebrew-monthsIn ArtScroll On the Air, radio personality Nachum Segal recently spoke with R’ Zvi Ryzman of Los Angeles,author of The Wisdom in the Hebrew Months. Zvi has always been an example of many Jews who had to make choices regarding their livelihood in fields other than chinuch or rabbonus, and had to work in the world that we live in, and managed to combine it with limud haTorah. Zvi Ryzman has accomplished that and more. While he is the head of a large business that requires and gets his attention, Zvi manages to spend an inordinate amount of time learning Torah, talking in Torah and - for decades - teaching (more…)

THE MAP SEEKER: One Woman’s Quest

Wednesday May 6, 2009 12:05 PM

map-seeker-smallBy Leah Kotkes, Israel Bookshop Publications

Reviewed by Chaim Schwarz

Leah Kotkes experiences life. With the vivid expression of a novel or a symphony or a play, Mrs. Kotkes experiences color and depth, meaning and message in the events  of every day. She has had an eventful life. As a religiously uncommitted British teen, she began a career in fashion publicity. She was soon associated with the industry’s rising stars, names who would become the (more…)

The Story of Pesach: A Groundbreaking Work that Brings Yetzias Mitzrayim Alive for Children

Monday April 6, 2009 1:02 PM

the_story_of_pesach-leon_haggadahcoverEli is a child just like your children. He lives with his mother and father, who love him very much. He loves his six younger brothers, and helps his parents take good care of them. He has trouble from some of the kids in the neighborhood. But unlike your children, Eli doesn’t go to school. He has to work very hard, day and night, and when he finally gets home, his neighbor, Pathros the Egyptian, torments him with more tasks, so that Eli can never play with his baby brothers.  

 Eli is the narrator in The Story of Pesach, the new book from Sarah Leon and famed illustrator (more…)

Certainty Comes To Seder Night

Wednesday April 1, 2009 6:58 PM

moznei_tzedekEating Matzah and Maror at the Seder has always been a challenge. Eating the right amounts is of paramount importance, since Matzah is a mitzvah d’oraisa. But many people have always eaten arbitrary amounts based on memory, rough estimation, and a few seconds with a chart that is being passed around the table.

The reality is that accurately measuring k’zayis for matzah and maror takes an expertise; both in knowledge of halachic measurements in contemporary terms, and in having the ability to estimate that in practice, at the Seder. The same is true of other measurement in halacha, such (more…)

Sarah Schenirer a”h, the Mother of the Bais Yaakov Movement, On Her Yahrzteit, Today, 26 Adar

Sunday March 22, 2009 9:20 AM

sarah-schenirer-kever-smallSarah Schenirer a”h was not blessed with children of her own. And yet she was a mother. In fact, one could rightly say that no mother in our generation had as many children as she did.

When she departed this life in 1935, hundreds of Jewish girls walked behind her aron, towards the Cracow cemetery, and wept with heartrending outcries, as one does for one’s (more…)