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...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Why Do You Think I’m a Goy?

Dear Editor, I thought a lot about writing this letter, but I decided that I must. People are getting hurt every day and nothing is...

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...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Seeking a Bracha Due to Bad Mazel

Dear friends, I have been having very bad mazel for at least five years now and cannot find parnasah, a shidduch, had my car...

The Matzav Shmoooze: How to Get Cheaper Flights to Israel

Dear Editor, Maybe you could tell your readers that they could save hundreds of dollars by booking travel to Israel from Boston or Washington instead...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Sanitary Conditions at the Kosel

Dear readers, I feel hesitant to address this, but I must. The Kosel is the holiest place on earth, so why are the restrooms there...

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: Why Did I Go Off the Derech – And Why Do...

Dear Editor@Matzav.com, As a so-called former “teen at-risk,” I’ve wanted to write this letter for a long time, so here it is. I am hoping...

Readers’ Matzav: A Different Take On Airport Pat-Downs

Dear Editor, I would like to comment on the recent tumult over the screening tactics used by the TSA at this country's airports. I want to...

The Matzav Shmoooze: In Time of Sorrow

Dear Editor, One of the most difficult and trying periods in one's life occurs when experiencing the death of an immediate family member R"l. Compounding...