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The Matzav Shmoooze: Cleaning Menorah Glasses

Monday December 9, 2013 1:14 PM

olive-oil-menorahDear Readers,

Does anyone have a good solution for effectively cleaning glass cups from a menorah? I have been unable to fully clean my glasses and I am (more…)


Solutions for Davening Problems

Thursday November 28, 2013 2:43 PM

siddurBy Rabbi Menachem Yoel Yormark

I have noticed many problems students have while davening.  Besides the problem of not pronouncing every word out loud and davening very (more…)


The ‘Turkey Pardon’ Tradition

Wednesday November 27, 2013 4:01 PM

rubashkinDear Mr. President,

In accordance with the age-old American Thanksgiving tradition, you, as president of the United States of America, will pardon two turkeys at a (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: Teaching About JFK

Monday November 25, 2013 8:40 AM

jfk-grassy-knollDear Editor,

As a rebbi, I took the opportunity to discuss with my class the Kennedy assassination. I was amazed by how much I was (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: Frustrated With Gmail

Thursday November 21, 2013 1:44 PM

gmail-logoDear Editor,

Gmail is one of the most popular email providers, but every time we get used to their design, they decide to change and “improve.” Can’t (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: Obama Bashing

Monday November 18, 2013 7:19 AM

obama-ice-creamDear Editor,

You have a nice website and I visit every day to read about what’s going on in the frum world and the outside world. (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: “I’ll Hang Up and Listen”

Thursday November 14, 2013 4:31 AM

radioDear Editor,

I was recently listening to a talk show on the radio and I heard a caller tell the radio host after sharing his thoughts, I’ll hang up now and listen to (more…)


Women of the Wall Demands that Matzav Remove Article Exposing Ties to Anti-Israel Elements

Tuesday November 12, 2013 10:41 AM

women-of-the-wallTo the editor,

Please remove the “article” by Rachel Avraham posted on your site here. (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: Looking for Some Quiet in Shul

Sunday November 10, 2013 9:16 AM

quietDear Editor,

Firstly, I’d like to thank you for your wonderful website. It is obvious that you and your moderators try very hard to maintain a high (more…)


Alert: Erev Shabbos Staten Island Traffic

Friday November 8, 2013 6:50 AM

staten-island-expresswayDear readers,

I am a daily commuter between Brooklyn and Lakewood. Due to ongoing construction in Staten Island, the commute this week took an additional (more…)


Letter and Response on Non-Orthodoxy

Monday October 28, 2013 1:27 PM


This is in reference to an earlier article that was published here and appeared as well in Yated Ne’eman. Rabbi Lopatin wrote a letter in regard to (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: What Am I To Do?

Monday October 28, 2013 9:18 AM

walletDear Editor,

I was wondering if anyone else is experiencing what I am experiencing. (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: How Dare They Endorse De Blasio Over Lhota?

Friday October 25, 2013 8:23 AM

blasio-lhotaDear Editor,

I usually don’t write letters to editors, but there has been something bothering me that I can’t understand. Maybe your (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: Bash the Schools and Get Away With It

Thursday October 24, 2013 12:44 PM

rainbow-loom-braceletsDear Editor,

I am a mechanech at a boys elementary school. Our school and several others in our locale chose to make a rule that the boys should not bring (more…)


Media Malarky: Mocking a Giant

Wednesday October 9, 2013 11:37 AM


Some people in the frum community were absolutely giddy over supposedly pro-frum editorials in the New (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: New iOS7 Feature Allows Internet Filtering

Tuesday October 8, 2013 6:31 AM

 iphoneDear Editor,

I am writing to inform readers of a recent development in Apple’s iPhone/iPad/iPod touch operating system. (more…)


A Day of Merit

Wednesday September 25, 2013 3:24 AM

rubashkin1Dear Tayereh Sisters and Brothers,

The government gives tax extensions to individuals who need extra time to take care of their financial (more…)

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We Raised $54 for Sholom Mordechai

Tuesday September 24, 2013 1:18 PM

rubashkinDear Editor@Matzav,

We are Rochele Lew (10), Dovid Lew (9) and Sholom Posner (11) - cousins/siblings. We have earned $54 for the Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: Kedushas Hasukkah - Have People Forgotten?

Monday September 23, 2013 6:19 PM

sukkahDear Editor,

Ah gutten moed to all of Klal Yisroel.

Thank you Matzav for understanding the kedushah of a sukkah. Perhaps people may not realize that hilchos sukkah is not just how to (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: Forgive and Forget

Friday September 13, 2013 11:15 AM

forgive-forgetDear readers,

As we approach Yom Kippur tonight, we know that we’re supposed to forgive others for anything (more…)


An Open Letter to Michael Bloomberg

Wednesday September 11, 2013 6:23 PM

bloombergHonorable Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg,
City Hall, New York, N.Y.
253 Broadway, 10th floor,
New York, N.Y., 10007 (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: They Say “Awareness” Is The Cure

Tuesday September 10, 2013 2:50 PM

kids_at_risk1Dear Editor,

They say “awareness” is the cure, but is it always? Are there not people out there who ignore these (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: Tax Deductions, Child Allowances and Chareidim Haters

Tuesday August 20, 2013 12:50 PM

yair-lapid-and-shai-pironDear Editor,

If you were to wake up one morning to discover that the tax deductions you normally get for your children (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: A Heartbroken Father

Thursday August 15, 2013 9:28 AM

cryingDear Readers,


I may sound like a broken record to Matzav readers, and yes it is always an issue every year around this time, but so many of us are suffering (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: Sick and Getting Sicker

Monday August 12, 2013 7:46 AM

pinstripes-yankeesDear Editor,

The media is so one-sided and so biased, I am amazed they get away with what they do. If they like you, they’ll give you a pass for the worst (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: Resisting the Unholy Chevra Kadishas

Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:35 PM

kevurah-chevrah-kadishahDear Editor,

The letter by Usher Piller published on concerning unholy alliances between many chevra (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: In Time of Sorrow

Monday August 5, 2013 9:21 AM

keverDear Editor,

One of the most difficult and trying periods in one’s life occurs when experiencing the death of an immediate family member R”l. Compounding (more…)


Thank You, Matzav

Tuesday July 30, 2013 2:05 AM

matzav_networkDear Editor,

I’m very impressed by your site. It shows a lot of moderation and class, with no vituperation or sordid goals. (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: Seeking a Bracha Due to Bad Mazel

Monday July 29, 2013 4:47 AM

child_cryingDear friends,

I have been having very bad mazel for at least five years now and cannot find parnasah, a shidduch, had my car impounded, etc.  I have tried to (more…)

The Matzav Shmoooze: A Machaah Against A Bizayon

Friday July 26, 2013 8:36 AM

text-messagingDear Readers,

If you had a meeting with the President would you text on your phone while talking to him? Definitely not when talking to the Kings of kings, (more…)