What Hassan Rouhani Really Said About the Holocaust

By Michael Moynihan In a 1731 essay on Shakespeare's "brilliant monstrosities," Voltaire confessed to readers that he added his own stylistic flourishes to a self-translated...

Tefillin on the Left?

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss The posuk teaches us, “Vahoya l’os al yod’cha – Tefillin should be a sign upon your hand.”  The Gemora expounds...

To Speak To A Nigerian Prince About Your Health Care, Press ‘1’ Now

By Ann Coulter In a weird confluence of the nation's two most pressing issues -- Obamacare and our insane immigration laws -- this week we...

No, That Is Not Modern Orthodoxy

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer Straw men may be useful in politics, but they are not what we seek in religious discourse. That is why Dr. Steven...

Analysis: Obama Keeps Bush Nominees in Top Posts

For all the GOP howling about Barack Obama radically steering the government to the left and leading the nation toward socialism, some of his...

Our Mantra

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz In the Torah, there are several references to mountains that are central to Yiddishkeit. The first is Har Hamoriah, which Avrohom...

Why We Needed Charles Krauthammer

By Jonathan S. Tobin Charles Krauthammer would have been an inspirational figure even if he hadn’t become a writer and television commentator. The Pulitzer Prize-winning...

The Matzav Shmoooze: New NYC Buses With Cameras Linked to Parking Violations Bureau

Dear Editor, A gutten moed to all. Yesterday morning, the first day of Chol Hamoed Sukkos, I was on Coney Island Avenue at the corner of ...

Shemonah Esrei For The Second Term

By Yitzchok Adlerstein No matter how they cast their ballots, many in our community feel confusion, vulnerability and fear in the aftermath of the...

The Matzav Shmoooze: The Scourge of Machlokes

Dear Editor, Machlokes. A terrible word that reviles all who hear it. Machlokes is something we are taught from the youngest age to avoid. Yet,...