Makir Tov

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz This week marks the end of my sojourn in the beautiful town of Monsey. I was born here, and besides the...

ALERT: Gypsy Men in Lakewood Try to Scam People to Fix the Dents on...

Dear Editor, There are two gypsy men driving around Lakewood, NJ, scamming people to “fix” their dents and scratches on their cars. I have witnessed this...

Have a Harp

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz This week, we begin Seder Shemos, the story of redemption. But it opens with a surprising episode. Try to imagine the scene....

An Instagram Blogger Responds: If You Don’t Like It Don’t Follow

Dear Matzav Shmooze, I am an Instagram blogger and feel the need to respond to a letter written on this site earlier this week. The letter...

Rabbi Gordimer to Rabbi Cardozo: Your Views Would Destroy Judaism

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cardozo’s There’s more to Judaism than mitzvotrepresents yet another major departure from normative Orthodox Judaism on the part...

The Matzav Shmoooze: So Much Yeshiva Bashing – Here’s a Nice Tidbit

Dear Matzav Editor, I've seen a lot of posts online recently about various groups bashing the chareidi community and specifically making it seem as if...

Matzav Shmooze: STOP Stealing My Time – And My Parking Spot

Dear Matzav Shmooze, Living in a densely populated area, Baruch Hashem, we have unfortunately been eyewitness to the inappropriate acts of double parking, blocking driveways, etc. ...

Scream!

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld I normally do not write political columns. In light of current events; both in the parsha and in our community, we will discuss...

Rav Moshe Meir Weiss: With Thanks to Hashem – Mazel Tov – I’m a...

By Rav Moshe Meir Weiss Good news travels fast!  This was true even before the era of internet and social media.  Nowadays, good news is...

FEAR IN THE SKIES: Can Hamas Really Disrupt Commercial Flights to Israel?

Dr. Raphael G. Bouchnik-Chen During the last short round of hostilities between Hamas and Israel (November 12-13), the Islamist organization’s spokesperson threatened to launch...