The Matzav Shmoooze: Forgive and Forget

Dear readers, As we approach Yom Kippur tonight, we know that we're supposed to forgive others for anythingwrong they may have done. Yet, for many,...

The Matzav Shmoooze: L’toeles Harabim – Shnayim Mikra

Dear Editor@Matzav.com, As we start a a new cycle in the Torah, it is a good time to strengthen ourselves in the halacha of Shnayim...

Matzav Shmooze: Is Weed Addiction Going To Be The New Crisis?

Dear Matzav Shmooze, This conversation has been a long time coming. It started with little whispers here and there, a joke made by the shul...

Readers’ Matzav: Storm the Heavens…With Silence

Dear Brother, Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Yankel and I've been sitting in the row right behind you in shul for close...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Visiting Day Blues

Dear Editor@Matzav.com, On the issue of visiting day in summer camps, for the most part, the men have been in favor of abolishing visiting day,...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Speed-Dating

Dear Editor, In last week’s American Yated newspaper, the Shidduch Forum featured a question about the current shidduch system. In a nutshell, the question addressed the...

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: Remarkable Rabbeim

Dear Rabbi Yaakov Bender, Yeshiva Darchei Torah is a school renowned for its superior chinuch and warmth. No, we do not have children in the school...

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...

The Matzav Shmoooze: The Truth About Smoking

Dear Matzav, In response to this letter on Matzav: I'm a head and neck, ear nose and throat surgeon. I get paid to cut out...