What is Essential?

By S. Friedman A number of years ago I went to the Philadelphia Department of Motor Vehicles to take my permit test.  I entered the...

The Matzav Shmoooze: We Must Stop the Meshugaim

Dear Editor, Rabbosai, we have meshugaim out there who aren't vaccinating their kids and are trying to get other people to follow their insanity. We...

The Value of Vulnerability

By Rabbi Naphtali Hoff One of the central actions of Yom Kippur is to admit wrongdoing as a way of achieving atonement. As we pray...

The Secret of Simcha

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz What did Chazal have in mind when they said, "Mishenichnas Adar marbin besimcha"? Is it simply a piece of good...

Grab the Opportunity

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Yerushalayim exerts a magical hold on the Jewish heart and soul. The subject of Jewish yearning for 2,000 years, the Holy...

Background on Invitation to Prime Minister Netanyahu

By the officer of Speaker John Boehner Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted Speaker Boehner's invitation to address a joint meeting of Congress.  In...

Why?

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz All too often, we forget we are in golus. Despite some bumps in the road, we have it so good here...