The Matzav Shmoooze: TRUMp and TRUMan

Dear Editor, I don't know what it means, but it is very interesting that the last president that took a drastic step in recognizing Israel...

An Open Letter to the OU – The Shattering Silence of The OU

Mr. Fagen, Jewish unity is precious and many don't appreciate it enough.  The OU has always made tangible contributions to Jewish unity.  Both the community...

Matzav Schmooze: Are We All Hypocrites?

Dear Matzav Shmooze, After every tragedy that is either gun or terror related, we can turn off our news apps for a few days, knowing...

The Matzav Shmooze: Are OTD “One of Us?”

Dear Matzav Shmooze, With all the recent attention given to the tragic stories of the many who, after leaving our way of life, find themselves...

Why We Turned Down Netflix

By Rabbi Naftali Portnoy  There was a lot of debate in our offices when Ari approached usto participate in the Netflix documentary that was documenting his...

From the Front Lines: Dating Disasters

By: Sandy Eller Ah, shidduchim.  For some people, dating is the stuff that fairy tales are made of.  Boy meets girl.   They click instantly, and...

My Daughter’s Principal Doesn’t Understand My Daughter’s Anxiety

Dear Matzav.com,   My fourth grader, Leah, in addition to being a precious little delicious kid, suffers from severe anxiety and heightened sensitivity, conditions of which...

Reader: DOT’s Yom Kippur 25 MPH Sign Installation – A Joke?

Dear Editor@Matzav.com, Many people know the Arizal that Yom Kippur is Yom K’Purim; it is akin to Purim. Seems like someone at the New York...

Homework All Night Long

By Sarah Wikler   The following issue has been bothering me for a long time and I think that many parents feel the same way I...

The Matzav Shmoooze: I Am Addicted to Your Site…But

Dear Editor, I am addicted to your site. So it bothers me that I need to write this, but it is long overdue. I turned to your...