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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…)

41 Comments »

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…)

12 Comments »

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…)

4 Comments »

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…)

28 Comments »

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…)

21 Comments »

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…)

20 Comments »

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…)

22 Comments »

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…)

35 Comments »

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…)

28 Comments »

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…)

5 Comments »

Letter and Response on Non-Orthodoxy

Monday October 28, 2013 1:27 PM

asher-lopatin

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…)

16 Comments »

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…)

57 Comments »

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…)

22 Comments »

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…)

32 Comments »

Media Malarky: Mocking a Giant

Wednesday October 9, 2013 11:37 AM

ny-post-rav-ovadiah-yosefDear Editor@Matzav.com,

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

24 Comments »

The Matzav Shmoooze: New iOS7 Feature Allows Internet Filtering

Tuesday October 8, 2013 6:31 AM

 iphoneDear Editor,

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

12 Comments »

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…)

1 Comment »

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…)

10 Comments »

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…)

24 Comments »

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…)

3 Comments »

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…)

5 Comments »

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…)

10 Comments »

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…)

13 Comments »

The Matzav Shmoooze: A Heartbroken Father

Thursday August 15, 2013 9:28 AM

cryingDear Readers,

H-E-L-P!

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…)

103 Comments »

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…)

14 Comments »

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 Matzav.com concerning unholy alliances between many chevra (more…)

14 Comments »

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…)

14 Comments »

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…)

9 Comments »

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…)