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The Matzav Shmoooze: The Bracha on Pizza

Friday February 21, 2014 10:19 AM

pizzaDear Editor, reported a few days ago about a pizza study conducted by the USDA. One person saw this and realized that there may more to take (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: Wake Up Call From Above, Or ‘Climate Change’?

Sunday February 16, 2014 4:05 AM

iran-snowDear Editor,

Some parts of the world are suffering from severe weather lately. (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: The Truth About Smoking

Thursday February 13, 2014 4:21 PM

smokingDear Matzav,

In response to this letter on Matzav: I’m a head and neck, ear nose and throat surgeon. I get paid to cut out peoples tongues and throats when (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: Writing Rubbish

Thursday February 13, 2014 9:31 AM

newspapersDear Editor,

Someone sent me this sentence from an article he said he read: “This business of Rabbi’s in Israel saying that John Kerry is picking a fight with God is crazy and irresponsible.” I don’t know where it is from and my friend wouldn’t tell me. The reason he sent it to me was to show me the way (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: Let Them Smoke

Wednesday February 12, 2014 1:01 PM

cigaretteDear Editor,

Assur assur assur. That’s what we tell our youth. You can’t do this and you can’t do that. (more…)


Join the Daf

Tuesday February 4, 2014 2:56 AM

gemara-learningDear friend,

Mazel Tov to all dear Daf Yomi learners on the upcoming siyum on Maseches Yoma, a true milestone, considering that it places us a fifth of (more…)

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The Matzav Shmoooze: From a Proud Non-Watcher

Monday February 3, 2014 5:07 AM

superbowl-xlviiDear Friends,

Last night, I am proud to say, I didn’t watch a second of the Superbowl. I am really proud of it. I love America, but what a nutty country we have (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: Credit Where It Is Due

Monday December 30, 2013 4:36 PM

matzav_network-smallDear Editor,

With the recent attention paid to the planned trip of admorim from Eretz Yisroel and the asifa that was to take place in the United States, stories (more…)

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The Matzav Shmoooze: Treating Rabbeim Like Second-Class Citizens

Thursday December 26, 2013 4:17 PM

classroom_1Dear Editor,

We treat our rabbeim like second-class citizens, then complain that our kids, seeing our treatment of them despite the lip service we give to (more…)


Bibi, You Are Out of Touch

Monday December 16, 2013 5:04 AM

netanyahuDear Friends,

As we sat at home in freezing cold, our prime minister sat there looking all smug and amused… (more…)


The Matzav Shmoooze: Would a Pollard Release Make Obama a Hero?

Friday December 13, 2013 11:24 AM

pollardDear Editor,

I have been pondering the following thought for a while.

Most of us are aware that President Barack Obama is an utter failure. His presidency has been a failure, his (more…)


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…)