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...

A Reader Writes: Shidduchim – Complain or Do Something

Dear Editor, As a parent of children who are not yet in the parsha of shidduchim, I would like to make a suggestion as...

The Matzav Shmoooze: A Reflection Of The Past And A Hope For The Future

Dear Editor, After watching the Chofetz Chaim film many times, I realized the great and profound impact it has made on me and on others....

The Matzav Shmooze: How Do I Convince My Sister To Vaccinate Her Children?

Dear Matzav Shmooze, I'm at my wit's end. Ever since the measles outbreak, I've read through hundreds of comments on this site and many others,...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Our Children’s Safety – A Wake-Up Call

Dear fellow readers, I had been following the situation with Leiby Kletzky very closely. I davened for him, and when I heard the terrible news...

A Reader Writes: The Shidduch Crisis – How Marrying Off Your Son Can Help...

Dear Editor@Matzav.com, Please ask yourself the following questions: - Do I know one girl who is 24 years-old or older in shidduchim? - Do I know five...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Resisting the Unholy Chevra Kadishas

Dear Editor, The letter by Usher Piller published on Matzav.com concerning unholy alliances between many chevra kadishas and some unscrupulous funeral homes certainly cries...

Readers’ Matzav: Pita Chips Bracha Issue

Dear Editor, There is a product out by the name of Stacy's Pita chips that is OU certified. The product description, both on the packaging and...

A Reader Writes: I Am Not Making It Either

Dear Editor@Matzav.com, I was called to my son's cheder to talk about tuition. I was directed to the administrator, who informed me that he would...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Can We Even Go to Levayos Anymore?

Dear Photographers, At the rate we’re going, people will soon hesitate to go to levayos for fear of having close-ups of them grieving, in full...