Israel is the True Target of Netanyahu’s Critics

By Ben Cohen There is no world leader more hated by bien-pensant liberals in America and Europe than Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Whereas once...

What We Remember From 9/11, Ten Years Later

By Meghan C. Gurdon We all know where we were. We can remember that morning with near exactitude, if we make the effort. It...

The Incredible Word, Bereishis

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss We know that every word of the Torah contains infinite wisdom.  Indeed one could dedicate many lifetimes to even just...

NY Times in Full-Fledged Frothing Freakout Frenzy Over Friedman Pick

By Ira Stoll How freaked out is the New York Times over Donald Trump’s decision to nominate David Friedman as the American ambassador to Israel? Extremely, to judge...

The Truth: Shechitah Is Humane, Other Forms of Slaughter Are Not

By Jonathan Sacerdoti Kosher slaughter methods are being called into question across Europe, with a ban on shechita now in place in Denmark. A...

Readers’ Matzav: Save the Whales, Save the Yeshivos

Dear Matzav Editor, I have been reading your reports about mosdos hachinuch closing down. I am disturbed by the news, to say the least. To avoid losing...

The Matzav Shmoooze: New NYC Buses With Cameras Linked to Parking Violations Bureau

Dear Editor, A gutten moed to all. Yesterday morning, the first day of Chol Hamoed Sukkos, I was on Coney Island Avenue at the corner of ...

Get Fired Up

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz This week’s parsha opens with the high ideal we are to live with: “Zos chukas haTorah, adam ki yomus ba’ohel.” The...

I Can’t Imagine

I can't imagine the feelings of a father as he tries to shield his little boys. I can't imagine the terror of a child as...

New York Times Reviewer Insists Jihadist Attacks in US Are ‘Relatively Few’

By Ira Stoll Writing about a Showtime documentary titled “American Jihad,” a television reviewer for the New York Times reports that the film “examines several of the relatively few instances...