Oh, To Win the Lottery! The Lure, and the Curse, of Sudden Wealth

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran A dollar and a dream. You can’t win if you don’t play. Today, as I stopped to get my morning newspaper, there was...

ZAKA Volunteer After Yesterday’s Crash: Do Not Send Out WhatsApp Messages With Names of...

By Shimi Grossman I wanted to share my experience as a ZAKA volunteer with you. There was a terrible, horrific accident on Highway 1 yesterday evening. Dozens of...

Sending Girls to Seminaries and the Shidduch Crisis

7th in a Matzav.com series, By Rabbi Yitschak Rudomin MA All actions have reactions and nothing happens in a vacuum. When a girl and her parents in...

Analysis: The Next Supreme Court Pick Matters Less Than You Think

By David Cole Liberals are understandably excited, and conservatives equally concerned, that the Supreme Court seat vacated by Justice Antonin Scalia's death may be filled...

What’s Their Secret?

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman $20,000 in 1956 would be worth $175,000 today.  That’s the price point at which Norman Larsen – a self-educated chemist with...

Significance of Naaseh V’nishma

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The posuk in Bereishis states, “Vayhi erev…Yom Hashishi.” The gemara in Shabbos, daf peh ches and the gemara in Avoda Zora, daf gimmel learn from this posuk that Hashem created all of ma’aseh bereishis in the z’chus of the Yom Hashishi when the...

A CPR Lesson Learned In Minutes May Save Lives

The sales pitch came fast and loud. "Sixty-second CPR! Sixty-second CPR!" Robin Green shouted from behind a small table at a health fair in the atrium...

A Schism Within Open Orthodoxy?

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer These guys have guts. They took a principled stand, rejecting many of the messages emanating from Open Orthodox senior leadership, and...

A Levayah is Not a Joke

By The Misaskim Board אל תחטאו בילד There is a story going around about using a levayah for a color war break out in Camp ________ this...

Deciphering Off The Derech: Lessons from the Kiruv Paradigm

By Rabbi Yitschak Rudomin MA Director: Jewish Professionals Institute www.jpi.org Author: The Second World War and Jewish Education in America www.jpi.org/holocaust Email: rudomin@jpi.org The modern-day post...