Noonan: Rice Would Be a Brilliant Choice

By Peggy Noonan The 2012 presidential election is unusual. It is a crisis election like 1932 or 1980, with the American people knowing we're...

The Western Wall Compromise, and Compromised Commitment to Torah

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer There are compromises that are made in order to securely retain that which is most essential. Such is a pragmatic compromise, and...

Eitzah u’Gevurah – Empowering Advice from a Torah Perspective

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman A Seven Year Old Ganav? Question: The other day I caught my son shoplifting. He is a 7 year old boy...

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...

Everyone Eats: Why Are Jews Different?

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran Everyone eats.  Every man, woman, child.  Thief, sinner, or saint. Everything eats.  Every beast of the field.  Every insect.  Every...

Kissinger on Iran: Has the U.S. Already Conceded a New Era of Nuclear Proliferation?

One big question coming out of the Munich security conference is whether Iran and the U.S. can strike a nuclear deal before the next,...

Analysis: Albany Earthquake Registers in Yerushalayim

By Ryan Scott Karben There was a political earthquake in Albany on Tuesday and its tremors reached Jerusalem. A bill to penalize organizations at New...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Mishloach Manos Gone Mad

Dear Editor, I am writing in regard to the 'mishloach manos syndrome,' the extravagance and pressure that has gotten out of hand. Priorities are misplaced,...

Colin Powell Plays the Race Card

By Peter Wehner These days Colin Powell assumes his primary purpose is to lecture Republicans on what it means to be a Republican. In...

Has the Beacon Been Dimmed?

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz People the world over are perplexed as they try to understand the manner in which President Obama has handled the Syrian...