Mrs. Faygie Zakheim: Why I Endorse Chaim Deutsch for City Council

Dear Friend, It was a little over 22 years ago that my husband Shlomo a'h donated four two-way radios to a fellow Flatbush resident...

The Matzav Shmoooze: What Am I To Do?

Dear Editor, I was wondering if anyone else is experiencing what I am experiencing. We hear about the tuition crisis and the parnassah crisis and...

Chanukah Miracles: The Little Dreidel

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran    Be realistic; plan for a miracle. - Osho            The Beis Yosef asked, “Why do we celebrate Chanukah for...

The Legacy of Avraham Avinu

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss The founder of the Jewish people was the extraordinary Avraham Avinu. While he was unquestionably a great and unique person,...

Don’t Blame All Ultra-Orthodox for Actions of One Stabber

By Rabbi Avi Shafran The death of Shira Banki, one of the six marchers stabbed at the recent Pride Parade in Yerushalayim, was a horrific...

Obama and Israel’s “Best Interests”

By Seth Mandel The headline writers at Bloomberg knew exactly which part of Jeffrey Goldberg's column would prove juiciest to those perusing the web: "Obama:...

What Makes Our Laws “Jewish”?

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran Everyone has rules.  Every society, culture, family and group.  Having rules and laws hardly makes one distinct.   From the ancient...

The Cry of a Baby, The Cry of a Nation

By Rabbi Dovid Fleischmann It is a well known tradition that the cries of a baby boy at the time of his Bris ascend to...

German Memorials Reveal Clash Between Holocaust Guilt And Anti-Zionism

By Alina Dain Sharon Germany is known for a strong state-level commitment to atoning for its Holocaust past, manifested through formal ceremonies, museums, and monuments....

The Prejudice and Bureaucratic Barriers Facing Israeli Yeshiva Graduates

By Yerach Toker Contrary to many people's perception, students in an ultra-Orthodox yeshiva don't recite Psalms or mumble prayers all day long. A yeshiva ...