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...

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...

Does It Matter If I Vote? An Interview with Agudah’s Rabbi A. D. Motzen

By Sandy Eller Rabbi A.D. Motzen, national director of state relations for Agudath Israel of America, addressed the sense of malaise that has enveloped this...

Analysis: Orthodox Jews Should Support the Chief Rabbinate’s Conversion Criteria Committee

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer In a a recent article expressing skepticism about the announcement of the Chief Rabbinate’s formation of a conversion criteria committee to evaluate and set standards...

The Crown of a Good Name

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss As we start the next chumash of Shmos, we study the painful birth of the Jewish people.  The Torah introduces...

To Him Who is Prepared…

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran Before anything else, preparation is the key to success - Alexander Graham Bell Dayeinu! Had He brought us to Mount Sinai, And not given us the...

Picture Perfect? By: Ami Chai Tzuriel

They bring him to shul daily – I see him all the time. The other day he gave me a robust Brocha; as a...

CHASDEI HASHEM: Why Trump’s Commutation of Rubashkin Made Clear Legal Sense

Today, President Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of Sholom Mordechai ben Rivka Rubashkin, as reported earlier on Matzav.com. Reb Sholom Mordechai, a 57-year-old father of 10...

A Cry To All: Rav Rubin On The UK Education Crisis

By Rav Y. Reuven Rubin , Matzav.com People have been talking about the problem during the whole of Shavuos. Everyone is aware, yet feel at...

Emunah and Bitachon

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Parshas Ki Savo begins with the mitzvah of bikkurim. Through this mitzvah and the rich symbolism of the mitzvos surrounding it,...