Feeling the Pain

By Rabbi Shmuel Bloch It hurts. It really does. Each statistic from the recently released report from the Pew Research Center is a source of agonising...

The Matzav Rant: The Blue Claws, Kishke’s Opinion and Blogs vs. The Gedolim

Editor's Note: Despite threats by a particular blog to do damage to Matzav.com as a result of publishing the wonderful article below earlier today, we...

Opinion: Disagreeing With The Rov

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There is a famous story cited in the book HaGaon HaChasid MiVilna (pp. 253-254) which originally appeared in Yashar's biography of...

UNRWA School Déjà Vu – Again, the Media Uncritically Reports Lies

On January 6, 2009, during Operation Cast Lead, the BBC (and every other news outlet) reported: At least 40 people were killed and 55 injured when...

A New Start

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Chassidim recount that the Komarna Rebbe related that he heard from Rav Mordechai of Chernobyl that it is known that the...

Who’s the Stranger?

  By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran I´m a stranger in a strange land.. - Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter In Parshas Ekev, we are confronted with one...

Seven Reasons Showing Obama Not Serious About Stopping Iran Nukes

By Morton A. Klein and Dr. Daniel Mandel Before entering the White House, President Barack Obama promised repeatedly to do "everything, everything" to prevent...

Can You Love If You Don’t Hate?

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz The New York Times reports that in the wake of the killing of Osama bin Laden, people are questioning "whether 'justice'...

Is Obama a Pathological Liar?

By Jospeh Curl "Mendacity is a system that we live in." - Brick, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" In the weird world that is Washington, men...

Build, Bibi, Build

By Dovid Efune In recent days, Israel has been subjected to what Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot termed a "diplomatic tsunami." Frantic efforts to halt Israel's...