The Matzav Shmoooze: A Machaah Against A Bizayon

Dear Readers, If you had a meeting with the President would you text on your phone while talking to him? Definitely not when talking...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Double Standard

Dear Editor, A friend of mind came over to me, clearly upset. When I asked him what had provoked his ire, he said that in...

Readers’ Matzav: A Different Take On Airport Pat-Downs

Dear Editor, I would like to comment on the recent tumult over the screening tactics used by the TSA at this country's airports. I want to...

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: Confused About Lag Ba’omer

Dear readers, There is something about Lag Ba'omer that I just cannot understand. I understand that we celebrate this special day for a number of...

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...

The Matzav Shmoooze: A Stab in the Chest

Dear Editor@Matzav.com, It seems like yesterday that we were in yeshiva together, first in the States and then in Eretz Yisroel. Upon returning to Lakewood,...

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 Matzav Shmoooze: Kiddush Hashem at a Monticello Pizza Shop

Dear Editor@Matzav.com, A frum boys camp finished the first trip on Tuesday. The boys who came for the second trip arrived yesterday. Since yesterday was...

The Matzav Shmoooze: An Insensitive Email After My Life Was Destroyed By the Hurricane

Dear Editor, This is my response to an email I received from an organization, connecting the recent hurricane to lashon hara. I have copied...