The Matzav Shmoooze: They Say “Awareness” Is The Cure

Dear Editor, They say "awareness" is the cure, but is it always? Are there not people out there who ignore these warning signs? You...

The Matzav Shmoooze: What Do You Bring Into Your Home?

Dear Editor, Let me begin by making clear that I believe in protecting children. Those who hurt or abuse children should be removed from...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Looking for a Bein Hazemanim Dirah

Dear Matzav Editor, Two friends and I are looking to rent three beds near Mir Yerushalayim from July 26 to August 24. I was wondering if...

The Seculars Get a Taste of Their Own Medicine

Dear Editor, I share with you an important piece of analysis by Rafi G. of the Life in Israel blog, who examined the treatment of...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Kiddush Conundrum

Dear Editor, I was sitting at a Kiddush this past Shabbos when I felt a hand reaching over my right shoulder. The hand made its...

A Reader Writes: A Man’s View of Seminary

Dear Editor, I can hear you already: "What does it matter what a man thinks of seminary?" The answer is harsh but true. It matters...

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...

Solutions for Davening Problems

By Rabbi Menachem Yoel Yormark I have noticed many problems students have while davening.  Besides the problem of not pronouncing every word out loud and davening...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Cop Endangering Residents in Flatbush

Dear Editor, There is a cop that is endangering pedestrians at the corner of Avenue L and Coney Island Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn. He parks on the...

You Can Help: Tefillin Lost in Uman

Dear Editor@Matzav.com, I am reaching out to Matzav readers for help. I lost my tefillin in Uman on Wednesday. The name on the bag is Yisroel Beer. Please...