Analysis: Why Obama Should Worry About Newt

By Glenn  Thrush The prevailing attitude among many Democrats is that Newt Gingrich 2012 is the best thing to come down the pike since -...

The Matzav Shmoooze: I Am Addicted to Your Site…But

Dear Editor, I am addicted to your site. So it bothers me that I need to write this, but it is long overdue. I turned to your...

The Box Child – Part 2

By Rabbi Dovid Abenson I have received many emails, comments and positive feedback, regarding my previous article here on Matzav on "The Box Child." I...

Brutal Week For Obama, The Worst Of His Presidency

By Charles Hurt The past seven brutal days will go down as one of the worst weeks in history for a sitting president. It ...

Digesting the New Pew Data on the State of American Orthodoxy

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer Triumphalism? Pride? Encouragement? What exactly are the messages that we should glean from newly-released Pew Research Center data about Orthodox Jewry in...

Why Teens Go Off the Derech: A Perspective From Someone Who Was There

By Me  There has been a lot of attention given to this question. Some have blamed everything from the internet to TV and movies to cell phones,...

Guess Who’s Not Speaking at the J Street Conference?

By Allan Dershowitz J Street-the lobby group that claims to be "pro-Israel" and "pro-peace"-is anything but "open" to centerist views that are critical of its...

Expungement Of Rubashkin Case Electrifies Community

A Note From the Yated Editor Last week's Yated cover story about Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin's state case being expunged from the record electrified the community,...

Making it Possible

By Chaya Gitty Smith There have always been things I thought I could never do. Not in a physical sense , more in an emotional...

Crossing the Red Lines in Jewish Journalism

By Rabbi Yosef Shubert I have been itching to write an article, or a series of articles, about the current Jewish media, the role it plays,...