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...

The Kosel Compromise and the Conversion Bill – Some Final Thoughts

Avrohom Gordimer Although my thoughts on the apparent collapse of the Western Wall Compromise Plan are all pretty much contained here (along with a link...

The Matzav Shmoooze: The Shidduch Crisis and 29 Divorces

Dear readers, I recently heard a radio program that interviewed the noted therapist, Mrs. Yael Respler. She was asked if the shidduch crisis is as...

The Matzav Shmoooze: The New Year and the Shidduch Crisis

Dear Editor, As Rosh Hashanah approaches, our thoughts are focused on our actions and what the New Year will bring. After 120 years, every soul...

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...

An Open Letter to the OU – The Shattering Silence of The OU

Mr. Fagen, Jewish unity is precious and many don't appreciate it enough.  The OU has always made tangible contributions to Jewish unity.  Both the community...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Not a Chossid of The Donald

Dear Editor, Why is the olam so into Donald Trump? Is he a role model? Would you want him to be a role model for your...

Letter: Are Our Shuls Not Important?

Dear Editor, On October 13, 2016, Brooklyn Borough President Adams announced a “Faith-Based Initiative” that would provide $2,250,000 to churches across the borough of Brooklyn. ...

The Matzav Shmoooze: A Heartbroken Father

Dear Readers, H-E-L-P! I may sound like a broken record to Matzav readers, and yes it is always an issue every year around this time, but...

The Matzav Shmoooze: The Scourge of Machlokes

Dear Editor, Machlokes. A terrible word that reviles all who hear it. Machlokes is something we are taught from the youngest age to avoid. Yet,...