The Matzav Shmoooze: An Abuse Victim Yearning for a Chanukah Miracle, by A Struggling...

Dear Matzav.com, I'm sitting here on Chanukah night watching the small flames flickering on my menorah. The room is dark. The lights are off and...

The Matzav Shmoooze: A Hair Raising Menorah Lighting?!

Dear Matzav.com, Hi. I am a frequent visitor to your site, and choose it over other domains because I have found that your news is...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Remarkable Rabbeim

Dear Rabbi Yaakov Bender, Yeshiva Darchei Torah is a school renowned for its superior chinuch and warmth. No, we do not have children in the school...

Matzav Shmooze: What Does The System Want From My Son?

I'm writing in response to a letter written here last week about the level of learning in Yeshivos. I read the letter and thought...

ANTI-VAXXERS GONE WILD: Vaccinators Now Accused of “Sinas Chinom”

Dear Editor, In the latest in the vaccination “controversy” – which is actually not much of a controversy, save for a tiny minority of misguided...

Matzav Shmooze: Where’s The Investigation Into Our Gemora Learning?

Dear Matzav Shmooze,  Everyone is talking about the new regulations in New York that want to enforce 7 hours of secular studies in our cheders....

The Matzav Shmoooze: Why I Never Give Up On El Al

Dear Editor, As an Ultra Orthodox woman, I feel the need to voice my opinion, one which might seem unpopular right now. Ive learnt in life...

VAX TO THE MAX: Is Ostracizing Anti-Vaxxers a Good Idea?

Dear Matzav.com, I have some close family and friends that are ‘non-vaxers’ or delay vaccinations. Over the past few years I have had many discussions...

FIRSTHAND REPORT: My Shabbos of Unity After My Flight Delay – Thanks to El...

By Ben Chafetz This past Shabbos I had the tremendous privilege to be a part of something amazing, beautiful and enlightening. I am hoping El...

Matzav Shmooze: I’m An “Anti Vaxxer” – Here’s My Question To YOU

Dear Matzav Shmooze, I am what people have been calling an "anti vaxxer." Ever since the outbreak of measles my family has been subjected to...