Ultra-Cation

By Rabbi Avi Shafran It was gratifying to see that a recent essay of mine in the Forward stimulated thoughtful responses. I had made...

The Flotilla Farce

The following article by Danny Ayalon, Israel's deputy minister of foreign affairs, appears in today's Wall Street Journal: A couple of years ago, a Palestinian...

Bipartisan Momentum Grows For Halt To U.S. Funding Of Palestinian Authority

By Alina Dain Sharon U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Bob Corker (R-TN) on...

The Chief Rabbinate and Rabbi Riskin: Stick to the Facts

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer Agenda and Spin – these words most aptly describe much of the op-ed media’s efforts regarding the matter of the Israeli Chief...

DOH Campaign Against Bris Milah Takes New Hit

MOHEL BLAMED FOR HERPES TESTS NEGATIVE The NYC Department of Health's campaign to demonize metzitzah b'peh by blaming herpes infections in newborns on the...

Tav Ha’Yosher? Restaurateurs Beware!

By Avi Cohn Tav Ha'Yosher or "The Ethical Seal" is a so-called "Hechsher" founded and led by Ari Weiss, Shmully Yanklowitz and Ari Hart...

Did the Jewish Week, the Forward and JTA Miss Mrs. Sandler’s Remarks?

By Rabbi Avi Shafran After a hail of French police gunfire relieved humanity of the noxious presence of Mohamed Merah, the 23- year-old Algerian-Frenchman who...

Rain in the Forecast for Tomorrow

Dear Editor, The weather reports indicate a 50% chance of rain for tomorrow's Siyum Hashas at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. All are...

Iran Nukes: How Would The World Know?

By Pam Benson American officials are adamant. The U.S. will respond - possibly with military force - if Iran crosses a red line and...

Readers’ Matzav: The Office Environment

Dear Editor@Matzav.com, I work in a frum office in a vibrant frum community, and I am appalled at the abuse that goes on. We are all kollel wives,...