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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…)

The Matzav Shmoooze: Uninformed Chosson

Thursday July 25, 2013 8:11 AM

chupahDear Editor,

As a young man who will be getting married in a month, I was wondering about the proper conduct of a groom under his chupah. Should he smile (more…)

RCCS To The Rescue

Thursday July 25, 2013 3:37 AM

rccsTo My Fellow Neighbors,

My story is not tear-jerking or extra-sad; it’s “typical” in almost every sense of the word. I am a typical yeshiva yungerman learning in Beth (more…)

The Matzav Shmoooze: To Buy or To Lease?

Wednesday July 24, 2013 9:24 AM

carsDear readers,

I’m in the market for a car and I am faced with the question of whether to buy or lease. I have always bought but I am wondering about which way (more…)

The Matzav Shmoooze: Shabbos Nachamu Hype

Friday July 19, 2013 7:14 AM

shabbos-nachamuDear readers,

I am amazed and perplexed by the common perception that there is some kind of “chiyuv” to go away for (more…)

The Matzav Shmoooze: Visiting Day Blues

Thursday July 11, 2013 11:01 AM


On the issue of visiting day in summer camps, for the most part, the men have been in favor of abolishing visiting day, while mothers and (more…)

My Thanks to RCCS

Wednesday July 10, 2013 1:02 PM


My name is Etay Shlomo and I am the eldest son of Rina Shlomo. I just wanted to let you know how much my family and I appreciate the (more…)

The Matzav Shmoooze: Why I Hate Your Site

Monday July 8, 2013 7:15 AM

matzavDear Editor,

I was shocked and dismayed to open the Matzav website and see the disgusting amount of advertisements on the page. I have decided to (more…)

The Matzav Shmoooze: What Are You Doing?

Wednesday July 3, 2013 9:18 AM

handicapped-parkingDear Friends,

My grandparents A”H made it out of Europe before the inferno that claimed the lives of their families. My grandmother lost those near and dear (more…)

The Matzav Shmooze: Dybbuks

Friday June 28, 2013 9:15 AM

thedybbuk1937Dear Editor,

I really don’t know if I believe in dybbuks or not. Where is “dybbuk” mentioned in the Torah? It is hard to differentiate between what is a “dybbuk,” (more…)

The Matzav Shmoooze: Matzav Exposing Real Estate Scams

Friday June 21, 2013 7:46 AM

house-mortgageDear Editor,

The Israeli online media reported that yesterday, a man walked into the real estate office of Landau Nadlan with a gun and a hand grenade (more…)