The Matzav Shmoooze: What’s With the Tight Pants?

Dear Editor, When bell bottom pants were popular in the '70's, and despite the current popularity of jeans, bnei yeshiva would never wear these pants....

A Reader Writes: Forgive and Forget

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

Reader Submitted: Why I Support Hatzolah

By A Lakewood Resident Last week, I was at home with my kids, and it was hectic as usual. Nothing extreme, just a couple of...

Ruach Chaim Hails Visiting Day Cancellation

Dear Editor@Matzav.com, Boruch Hashem, Ruach Chaim's cancellation of Visiting Day went over very well. The campers, staff members, and parents alike were very appreciative that they...

Readers’ Matzav: A Shidduchim Personals Column

Dear Matzav.com Editor, With the shidduch crisis continuing unabated and week after week reading about it here on Matzav.com, I really think it is...

The Matzav Shmoooze: $21,000 for Misery?

Dear readers, I just got off the phone from a two-hour conversation with my daughter who is in seminary in Eretz Yisroel. Yes, you guessed...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Hip Speak

Dear readers, I find that people in our kehillos are just not careful about the way they speak as perhaps they used to be. Everyone...

Readers’ Matzav: Chasunah Shtick Gemach

Dear Matzav Editor, We live in a wonderful community where people are always looking to help out others. If you look through the gemach list, you...

An Open Letter To Ramaz Students

Dear Ramaz Students, Last week, over 830 of you signed a petition to Ramaz dean and spiritual leader Rabbi Haskel Lookstein to protest his decision...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Redding Shidduchim? No Way

Dear readers, People are always yelling about the shidduch crisis and how all of us should be redding shidduchim to help address the crisis. But...