An Interview with the Yeitzer Hara about Facebook

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss As I was coming out of shul yesterday, who do I meet but the Yeitzer Hara himself.  As my readers...

Vision for Greatness

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz This week’s parsha of Beshalach is associated with the parting of the sea at Kriyas Yam Suf, where the Jewish people...

For Real: How To Combat ‘Headline Stress Disorder’

By Steven Stosny As a couples' therapist specializing in anger and resentment, I was overwhelmed with distress calls during the recent election cycle. The...

Super Bowl Musings

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss They told me this morning at the Daf that  Super Bowl Sunday is the busiest pizza day of the year....

Analysis: OU Rules Against Women Rabbis; Open Orthodox Rebel

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer In a landmark proclamation, the Orthodox Union, which serves as the largest umbrella organization of Orthodox synagogues (including Modern Orthodox synagogues)...

It’s Always Darkest Just Before the Dawn

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran One might expect the observance of Rosh Chodesh, the New Month, to take place when the moon is full; when its...

Let the Light Shine Brightly

BY Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz There are many mitzvos to which the Torah refers as zeicher l’Yetzias Mitzrayim. We do them to remember our deliverance from...

Outrage At Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Yet Silence Over The Middle Eastern ‘Ban On Jews’

This article by Gaurav Sharma appears at International Business Times: President Donald Trump has delivered on his campaign promise of restricting entry into the US for people...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Not All Yidden Are Equal

Dear Editor, Driving southbound on the FDR approaching the Brooklyn Bridge. The right lane is backed up. My einikel tells me, "Zaidy let's go in...

How Do We Get Super Powers?

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss The Alshich HaKodesh, the Holy Alshich, Zt”l, Zy”a, asks a penetrating and fascinating question.  When Moshe Rabbeinu was born, Yocheved...