9/11 – Remembering a Future That Many Feared

By N. R. Kleinfeld The day dawned different and stayed that way. Traffic was thin and sidewalks quiet. The stock exchange didn't open, nor...

The Real Case Against Palestinian UDI

By Dovid Efune Last Thursday I attended a luncheon, organized by The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations to honor departing Moroccan Ambassador...

A Message From Above

By Rabbi Naphtali Hoff This week's parashah opens with an allusion to one of the seminal events in Jewish history: the assembly of our nation...

Rethinking Our Approach to Iran’s Search for the Bomb

By Anthony H. Cordesman We badly need to rethink our approach to Iran's nuclear programs. We are putting far too much emphasis on...

Peace and Truth

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Every account and detail of the avos and their travels is replete with life-lessons and directives. Parshas Vayishlach, in particular, is...

This Purim, Flip Your Lid

By Andrew J. Neff Purim this year is this coming Sunday, (or Monday in Yerushalayim). I have a great idea for your costume. It's really...

OTD and Tuition: Is There a Connection?

By Daniel F. Over the past few years, I’ve noticed that there are two topics that seem to have more articles written about them than...

A Reader Writes: I Am Not Making It Either

Dear Editor@Matzav.com, I was called to my son's cheder to talk about tuition. I was directed to the administrator, who informed me that he would...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Enough With the Made-Up Tznius Obsession

 Dear Editor,             There is a phenomenon of publicizing made-up letters to the editor addressing so-called "tznius" concerns in certain media outlets. Editors love these...

A Kiruv Response: Don’t Put Our Children on Ice

By Rabbi Yitzchok Lowenbraun The Matzav.com reader's comment on "It's Time to Put Kiruv on Ice" begs a response. The halachic basis for kiruv is...