Judging the Standard of Judging Standards

  Every year, as the summer sun reveals herself and beats down upon us, the essential matter of tznius - the unequivocal hallmark of a...

The Kosel Compromise and the Conversion Bill – Some Final Thoughts

Avrohom Gordimer Although my thoughts on the apparent collapse of the Western Wall Compromise Plan are all pretty much contained here (along with a link...

The Matzav Shmoooze: How to Get Cheaper Flights to Israel

Dear Editor, Maybe you could tell your readers that they could save hundreds of dollars by booking travel to Israel from Boston or Washington instead...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Why Do You Think I’m a Goy?

Dear Editor, I thought a lot about writing this letter, but I decided that I must. People are getting hurt every day and nothing is...

Initial Public Offering: May We Restart Korban Pesach?

Klal Yisroel hasn’t brought a korban Pesach in many centuries. Why not? Renewal of the korban Pesach is a proposition that dates back at least...

With Pain and Shame

Dear Editor, It is with utmost בושה that I am writing to you this letter, in requesting your help and support before the coming חג...

The Matzav Shmoooze: What’s With the Tight Pants?

Dear Editor, When bell bottom pants were popular in the '70's, and despite the current popularity of jeans, bnei yeshiva would never wear these pants....

The Matzav Shmooze: Give Due Respect Even if (Shidduch) Crisis is the Topic

Dear Editor, Reb Yaakov Goldberg of Lakewood, NJ recently wrote a letter to Matzav about the shidduch crisis entitled "Telling the Rough Truth About the Shidduch...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Not All Yidden Are Equal

Dear Editor, Driving southbound on the FDR approaching the Brooklyn Bridge. The right lane is backed up. My einikel tells me, "Zaidy let's go in...

Reader Recommends: Get Snow Cleats

Dear Matzav, Please recommend to your readers that they get snow cleats. They're affordable, and can prevent slips and falls. Cleats grip ice and snow,...