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The Matzav Shmoooze: The Bracha on Pizza

Friday February 21, 2014 10:19 AM

pizzaDear Editor,

Matzav.com 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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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