Time and Meaning: Each Second, Each Moment

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once. Albert Einstein “The mass of men lead lives of quiet...

The Matzav Shmoooze: The Disaster That Are “Hashomrim Cards”

Dear Editor@Matzav, The new HaShomrim cards feature grotesque caricatures of frum adults using smartphones and of children complaining of the negative influence their parents have...

Generational Greatness

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz As we survey the world around us and the depths to which many have fallen, it becomes difficult to remember that...

Finding Your Potential

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss When the Torah makes mention of the two stellar brothers, Moshe and Aharon, sometimes it says Moshe first and sometimes...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Enough with the Mixed Seating Please

Dear Editor@Matzav and friends, I am baffled. It’s 2019 and we’ve come so far in so many ways. So why are we still stuck in old ways...

Makir Tov

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz This week marks the end of my sojourn in the beautiful town of Monsey. I was born here, and besides the...

ALERT: Gypsy Men in Lakewood Try to Scam People to Fix the Dents on...

Dear Editor, There are two gypsy men driving around Lakewood, NJ, scamming people to “fix” their dents and scratches on their cars. I have witnessed this...

Have a Harp

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz This week, we begin Seder Shemos, the story of redemption. But it opens with a surprising episode. Try to imagine the scene....

An Instagram Blogger Responds: If You Don’t Like It Don’t Follow

Dear Matzav Shmooze, I am an Instagram blogger and feel the need to respond to a letter written on this site earlier this week. The letter...

Rabbi Gordimer to Rabbi Cardozo: Your Views Would Destroy Judaism

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cardozo’s There’s more to Judaism than mitzvotrepresents yet another major departure from normative Orthodox Judaism on the part...