10 Injustices Pollard’s Release Will Never Fix

By Irwin Cotler The official announcement that Jonathan Pollard will be paroled as of Nov. 21, having served 30 years for transmitting classified American...

Raising Kids Who Matter

By Esther Lichtenstein We all want to matter. Everyone secretly wishes to be an inspiration, to be able to touch peoples' hearts and souls in...

Noach: Until the Waters Lap at Our Feet – Knowledge and Faith

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran Noach was a righteous man in his generation… - Breishis 6:9 Only a short few years ago, a hurricane formed in the mid-Atlantic.  The...

Relevance of Chazoras Hashatz Today

By Dror Maor We’ve all pondered this question at one time or another. Why do we have to “suffer” through chazoras hashatz each and every day? After...

Another Illegal Settlement – Where is the Outrage?

By Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn Another illegal settlement has arisen in the Judea-Samaria (West Bank) territories, the New York Times reports. Surely there will...

Did the Jewish Week, the Forward and JTA Miss Mrs. Sandler’s Remarks?

By Rabbi Avi Shafran After a hail of French police gunfire relieved humanity of the noxious presence of Mohamed Merah, the 23- year-old Algerian-Frenchman who...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Looking for a Bein Hazemanim Dirah

Dear Matzav Editor, Two friends and I are looking to rent three beds near Mir Yerushalayim from July 26 to August 24. I was wondering if...

New York Teens Teach a Lesson in Helping Terror Victims

By Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn They don't have plush offices or secretaries or gala dinners, but a group of 15 year-olds on Long Island...

The Judicial Persecution of Sholom Rubashkin

By Ben Shapiro On June 4, the government is scheduled to respond to petitions for a writ of certiorari in the case of Sholom ...

The Matzav Shmooze: Why I Go to a Hotel for Pesach

Dear readers, I have been finding the Jewish holidays more painful each year. I am a female, 59-year-old, attractive single, with no...