What Is Mussar?

by Yisroel Schor What is mussar? What is the movement all about and what is the underlying truth our masters are trying to portray to...

Protest!

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz In Parshas Vayigash, we read of the emotional climax of Yosef’s revelation to his brothers. Yehudah’s desperate plea prompted Yosef to...

Using Our Eyes and Our Ears

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss As hard as it is to believe, Chanukah is already over and the long cold winter of a leap year...

The Matzav Shmoooze: An Abuse Victim Yearning for a Chanukah Miracle, by A Struggling...

Dear Matzav.com, I'm sitting here on Chanukah night watching the small flames flickering on my menorah. The room is dark. The lights are off and...

The Matzav Shmoooze: A Hair Raising Menorah Lighting?!

Dear Matzav.com, Hi. I am a frequent visitor to your site, and choose it over other domains because I have found that your news is...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Remarkable Rabbeim

Dear Rabbi Yaakov Bender, Yeshiva Darchei Torah is a school renowned for its superior chinuch and warmth. No, we do not have children in the school...

The Poetry of Lita With an American Accent: Rav Avrohom Chaim Levin zt”l

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Vashki has lost its last son. Vashki, a quintessential Litvishe shtetel, where Jews lived for hundreds of years, has lost its...

Chanukah and the Fabric of Time

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss One of the brachos we make on the menorah is, “She’osa nisim lavoseinu bayamim haheim bazman hazeh.”  We bless Hashem...

Orthodox Nurses Address Vaccine Concerns

Dear Matzav.com, As the Matzav readership is surely aware, there have been Measles outbreaks in multiple frum communities in the past several months, which have...

A Mile in His Shoes

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran How beautiful are thy feet in sandals… (Shir Hashirim 7:2) We are all blessed with gifts bequeathed to us by those who...