“CRIME NOT TO”: My Daughter Died from Measles and You Don’t Want to Vaccinate?

By Roald Dahl My eldest daughter caught measles when she was seven years old. As the illness took its usual course I can remember reading...

Matzav Shmooze: I’m An “Anti Vaxxer” – Here’s My Question To YOU

Dear Matzav Shmooze, I am what people have been calling an "anti vaxxer." Ever since the outbreak of measles my family has been subjected to...

Matzav Shmooze: Is Lev Tahor A Cult And Why That Question Matters

Lev Tahor made the news yesterday after nearly one hundred Guatemalan police officers raided the compound, searching on behalf of a woman who has...

“Abba, Why Don’t They Say Good Shabbos?”

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran   We were never taught this is still going on today. - Gaby Kirschner in The New York Times We were never taught. History...

The Matzav Shmooze: How Do I Convince My Sister To Vaccinate Her Children?

Dear Matzav Shmooze, I'm at my wit's end. Ever since the measles outbreak, I've read through hundreds of comments on this site and many others,...

Kol Yaakov

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz In this week’s parsha, we are introduced to Yaakov and Eisov, whose struggle endures until the End of Days. The differences between...

Pittsburgh: An Inside View

By Rabbi Hershel Becker People throughout the world have been moved by the shocking murder of eleven Jews in Pittsburgh. Good people have approached...

Would You Have Turned Down the Money?

By Rabbi Yitzchok Fingerer  Much of the world has devolved into a competitive, cut-throat and ruthless society. Many people are money hungry, greedy and avaricious. As...

Parents Sue Brooklyn Yeshiva to Compel Admission of Unvaccinated Child; Here’s Why They Should...

By Joey Aron, Esq. Recent measles outbreaks in Jewish communities in the New York tri-state area have reminded us that the debate over vaccines –...

Connecting with the Shechina

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss We know that there is no extra letter in the Torah.  Everything is said for multiple reasons so when there...