The Matzav Shmoooze: Davening is Not a Drive-Thru

Dear Readers, Often, when I daven in shul that has multiple minyanim, I see people join a minyan that already started, even though a new...

A Reader Writes: Up in Smoke

Dear Editor, I am not the first to write about the following issue, but I am writing from a different perspective. This issue bothers me,...

A Reader Writes: Looking for Ancestry Info

Dear Editor@Matzav.com, I am trying to help my Partners in Torah chavrusah confirm his Jewish ancestry. All we have to go with is his mother's...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Obama Bashing

Dear 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...

The Matzav Shmoooze: With Tears

As I leave the Kletzky shiva home, I am overcome with tears. Little Leiby ripped away from us, after just a few short years. His midos,...

A Reader Writes: Forgive and Forget

Dear Editor, As we approach Yom Kippur tonight, we know that we're supposed to forgive others for anything wrong they may have done. Yet, for many,...

The Matzav Shmoooze: “Feel Good Judaism”

Dear Editor, I have some questions for the readers of Matzav. How have we allowed much of Yiddishkeit to be hijacked by those who have decided...

Dear President…

Dear President Obama, We are writing today to ask that you return America to its August 20th, 1959, borders so that Hawaii is no longer...

Readers’ Matzav: Memories of Rebbetzin Itka Berman a”h

Dear Matzav.com Editor, Thank you for printing the small article on Rebbetzin Itka Berman a"h after her petirah on כה חשון. It clearly depicted a...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Mishloach Manos Gone Mad

Dear Editor, I am writing in regard to the 'mishloach manos syndrome,' the extravagance and pressure that has gotten out of hand. Priorities are misplaced,...