A Reader Writes: Mishloach Manos Peer Pressure

Dear Editor@Matzav.com, Purim is fast approaching and that also means the annual mishloach manos orgy of candy nobody needs is also almost upon us. Everybody...

Kiddush Hashem: Letter to Matzav

Dear Matzav.com Editor, I was shopping at the ShopRite store in Lakewood, NJ, last week, when I experienced what was a tremendous kiddush Hashem. I had...

Readers’ Matzav: Confused About Lag Baomer

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

The Matzav Shmoooze: UnAmerican Airlines

Dear American Airlines, When airlines like you invoke the name of my country, it makes me feel pretty unpatriotic. You weren't always this way. I can...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Hishtadlus Hoax And The Shidduch Crisis

Dear Editor, Shidduch crisis “activists” bombard us with propaganda, including here on Matzav, claiming that we cannot just rely on bitachon in shidduchim, but, rather,...

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 Shmooze: What’s the Deal With Chanukah Vacation?

Why am I writing this article now, in the middle of the day, to be published on Matzav.com? I am writing from my office at...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Honk Out Tent City

My Fellow Yidden, Recently, I was driving northbound on Cedar Bridge Avenue in Lakewood, NJ, whereupon my car began to fill with toxic fumes. Since as...

It’s Tu B’Av – Put the Girls in the Freezer

By Elisha Ferber We've heard it over and over again: there are too many girls in the parsha of shidduchim, and too few boys to...

Readers’ Matzav: Segulos for Shidduchim

Dear Matzav.com Editor, Thank you so much for your stimulating and insightful website. As an older single, I am writing this letter to share with...