The Matzav Shmoooze: Pull Over!

Dear readers, Quick question: Can anyone explain to me why people seem to have no problem stopping their car in the middle of the street...

France and the Yarmulka: A Halachic Analysis

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The head of the Jewish community in Marseille, France, Zvi Ammar, announced last week that Jews should avoid wearing the kippa...

Opinion: My Autistic Son Has the Right to Vote

By Susan Senator A while back, someone at a conference told me that intellectually disabled people with guardians could not vote. I believed it and...

Why Is No One Attacking Romney?

By Alex Roarty Mitt Romney's confidence is brimming. The former governor, now widely seen as the favorite to win Iowa, announced Wednesday he'll stay in...

They’d Rather Walk Than Live with Israel

By Jonathan Tobin What was Jerusalem's Arab population doing when Hamas fired rockets at the holy city in the last week? According to stories in...

A Chesed Personality

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov are the three pioneers of Judaism.  Each one introduced a vital component of Yiddishkeit.  Avraham ...

If Pictures Are Worth A Thousand Words, How About Maps?

By Stephen M. Flatow A major book publisher, deluged with criticism for leaving Israel off a map in its Middle East Atlas, has apologized...

A Loving Advocate

By Rabbi Naphtali Hoff This week's parsha tells of one of the most intriguing - and munificent - acts ever recorded in the ...

The Ideological Case Against Joining the Zionist Movement

By Rabbi Natan Grossman The widespread controversy following Shas' decision to join the World Zionist Organization reflects the astonishment at efforts to legitimize cooperation of...

Believe In Them

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Parenting has become a big industry. People are confounded and confused about how to raise their children. They...