Covered

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Sukkos, the Yom Tov that commands us to be fully joyous, as the posuk (Devorim 16:14-15) states, “Vesomachta bechagecha vehoyisa ach...

The Man With the Tattoo at the Aron Kodesh

By Rav Yitzchok Fingerer, Morah D'Asra, BJX It was time for the Aron Kodesh to be opened for one of the most inspiring and poignant parts...

Are You an Eved Hashem?

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman Are you an eved Hashem? It’s a question that commands our concern throughout the year, and, perhaps, with much greater urgency...

New York State’s Proposed Plastic Bag Ban: Assaulting an American Dream

By Angela Logomasini  I recently wrote a blog post about entrepreneur Eli Amsel, who reached out to me about how nanny state regulators and lawmakers have waged...

Kingship

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz My grandfather, Rav Eliezer Levin zt”l, who learned in the famed yeshiva of Kelm for seven years, once told me that...

The Greatest Achievement in Life

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss Recently, ArtScroll put out a magnificent sefer from the teachings of Rav Chaim Kanievsky, shlit"a, on the Yomim Noraim.  In...

When Did Elul Become A Time To Party?

Dear Matzav Shmooze, I am writing today to be yotzeh my chiyuv to be mocheh. Last night was the first night of selichos. For hundreds of years...

Matzav Shmooze: My Unconventional Leil Selichos

Dear Matzav Shmooze, For many Jews, last night was the first night of Selichos, a night where the first stirs of the Yomim Noraim begin...

As One

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Ever since I became involved with Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin some ten years ago, I have not ceased to be amazed by...

Battles

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz As we begin the study of this week’s parsha and encounter the narrative of “aishes yefas toar,” we wonder what message...