Matzav Shmooze: Where’s The Investigation Into Our Gemora Learning?

Dear Matzav Shmooze,  Everyone is talking about the new regulations in New York that want to enforce 7 hours of secular studies in our cheders....

The Matzav Shmoooze: Why I Never Give Up On El Al

Dear Editor, As an Ultra Orthodox woman, I feel the need to voice my opinion, one which might seem unpopular right now. Ive learnt in life...

VAX TO THE MAX: Is Ostracizing Anti-Vaxxers a Good Idea?

Dear Matzav.com, I have some close family and friends that are ‘non-vaxers’ or delay vaccinations. Over the past few years I have had many discussions...

FIRSTHAND REPORT: My Shabbos of Unity After My Flight Delay – Thanks to El...

By Ben Chafetz This past Shabbos I had the tremendous privilege to be a part of something amazing, beautiful and enlightening. I am hoping El...

Matzav Shmooze: I’m An “Anti Vaxxer” – Here’s My Question To YOU

Dear Matzav Shmooze, I am what people have been calling an "anti vaxxer." Ever since the outbreak of measles my family has been subjected to...

Matzav Shmooze: Is Lev Tahor A Cult And Why That Question Matters

Lev Tahor made the news yesterday after nearly one hundred Guatemalan police officers raided the compound, searching on behalf of a woman who has...

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,...

Traffic in Lakewood Causing People to Lose Parnassah

Dear Editor, Overall, the traffic in Lakewood, NJ, and surrounding areas is terrible. Thinking of moving from New York? Don't. You're joining a parking lot. Stay...

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...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Porch Safety in the Frum Community

Dear Editor, This past Succos, a porch collapsed with people in the succa. Bechasdei Hashem, no one got hurt, but it brings to mind an...