Israel, Gaza, and Double Standards

By Richard Kemp The mobilization of Israeli forces around Gaza this week was strikingly reminiscent of the British and American build-up of troops along the...

Hikind: A Time for Prayer and Unity

Dear Friends, As I sit here in Albany during the final week of our session, I do so with a Tehillim (Book of Psalms) in...

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...

Opinion: Don’t Involve Pollard in Peace Talks

By Jonathan Tobin As I wrote earlier, it is nothing less than a disgrace for the Obama administration to be pressuring Israel to release 82 Palestinian...

Shooting Hoops on Shabbos

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman They can be found in virtually every neighborhood in the Five Towns and Far Rockaway.  Walk from Lawrence to Woodmere...

The Danger of ‘Purim’ Fireworks and Explosives

Matzav.com would like to remind all readers of the dangers of dangerous fireworks and explosives often purchased by...

The Media and The Siyum

By Rabbi Avi Shafran With a few predictable exceptions, media coverage of the mammoth recent Siyum HaShas at MetLife Stadium was remarkably positive. Yes, the...

The Wisdom of When

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz ­­Pesach is over, but it shouldn't be a distant memory. Our lives are formed by the actions we perform ...

The UN Report Shamefully Equates Hamas and Israel

By David Shayne The latest UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) report on Israel (hereafter “the report”) is poorly reasoned and downright bizarre in many ways. This article focuses...