Palestinian President Shows The World Who He Really Is

There are two ways to understand the two-and-a-half hour rant Sunday from the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, in which he called for discarding past...

The End of Baal Teshuvah Discrimination 

By Rabbi Yitzchok Fingerer I recently was menachem avel a mourner who I only knew peripherally. I wasn't familiar with his particular pedigree or family...

Charge Your Spirit

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz “Velo shomu el Moshe mikotzer ruach umei’avodah kashah” (Shemos 6:9). The Jews in Mitzrayim refused to listen to the comforting words...

Matzav Shmooze: Are We Creating Two Different Products?

Dear Matzav Shmooze, As someone who has been a shadchan for many years I think there is a big issue that is not even being...

Relevance of Chazoras Hashatz Today

By Dror Maor We’ve all pondered this question at one time or another. Why do we have to “suffer” through chazoras hashatz each and every day? After...

Rubashkin, the Redemption and Yearning for Moshiach

By Mordechai Lewis On December 23rd (Shabbos Parshas Vayigash), Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin said, “May we channel the simcha of the past few days and merit to see the...

Keep Achdus Alive

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Iran is back in the news again, as its citizens muster up the courage to protest against the crushing regime. The...

Reading Sefer Bereshis through an Open Orthodox Lens

by Avrohom Gordimer When studying the Torah’s narratives – especially those in Sefer Bereshis – there are two key points to keep in mind: 1. The...

Why Is An Open Orthodox Rabbi Seeking More Punishment For Rubashkin?

By Rabbi Avraham Gordimer We have all read about Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz, who calls himself the "Social Justice Rav". Yanklowitz, who was recently referred to by the...

Yeshiva Madness

By Avi Greenstein   In recent weeks, the distortions and misinformation about the education our yeshivas provide to our students has grown exponentially. The absurdity hit...