Op-Ed: An Open Letter to Matisyahu

Dear Matisyahu, The reports, have been a bit devastating. First came the beard. Now, it seems, your appearances are sans Yarmulkah. What happened? We were, for...

Readers’ Matzav: Lakewood’s New – and Ugly – Yellow Recycling Bins

Dear Matzav.com Editor, I live in the wonderful city of Lakewood, a special town that has been an extraordinary place to live here in golus....

The Matzav Shmoooze: They Take Care Of Our Children. Shouldn’t We Take Care Of...

Dear readers, Now that the school year has come to an end, it might be time to reflect on this past school year. We should take...

A New, Ugly Wrinkle in the Tuition Crisis

Dear Editor, I take the liberty of sharing some very important thoughts from Yitzchok Adlerstein on Cross-Currents regarding the tuition crisis. I present some excerpts of...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Internet Yes or No?

Dear Fellow Parents, Yes, raising teenagers or for that matter any age kids these days is a lot tougher due to the lure of technology....

The Matzav Shmoooze: When Will Parents Wake Up?

Dear readers, This afternoon, a young boy, I would speculate under the age of 8, stopped by my home. He knocked so lightly that you...

A Reader Writes: Where Should I Shop?

Dear Editor, I have a problem. I go to Jewish stores to buy clothes and I find that so much of what is being offered...

Rain in the Forecast for Tomorrow

Dear Editor, The weather reports indicate a 50% chance of rain for tomorrow's Siyum Hashas at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. All are...

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,...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Shabbos Nachamu Hype

Dear readers, I am amazed and perplexed by the common perception that there is some kind of "chiyuv" to go away forShabbos Nachamu. It has...