The Matzav Shmoooze: Looking for a Bein Hazemanim Dirah

Dear Matzav Editor, Two friends and I are looking to rent three beds near Mir Yerushalayim from July 26 to August 24. I was wondering if...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Cop Endangering Residents in Flatbush

Dear Editor, There is a cop that is endangering pedestrians at the corner of Avenue L and Coney Island Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn. He parks on the...

Matzav Shmoooze: Help With Incident at Philly Museum

Dear Matzav readers, I am reaching out to Matzav readers for some help. If anyone was in the Franklin Institute Museum in Philadelphia on Wednesday of...

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,...

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...

Avraham Fried, Your Music Touches My Soul

Dear Avraham Fried, I grew up listening annd singing your music in our Shabbos table and in all of our happy occasions. And as a...

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...

The Matzav Shmoooze: End the Mid-Flight Minyanim

Dear Editor, I am not here to pass judgment. People do different things, usually based on their minhag or the p’sak of their rov. But I’d...

The Inevitable Moment of Truth for Modern Orthodoxy

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer The big split in Modern Orthodoxy is coming more quickly than realized. In fact, it has already arrived, and its impact...