Matzav Shmooze: My Unconventional Leil Selichos

Dear Matzav Shmooze, For many Jews, last night was the first night of Selichos, a night where the first stirs of the Yomim Noraim begin...

Readers’ Matzav: What Are You Bringing Into Your House?

Dear Matzav.com Editor, It is that time of year again when "peace and good will to all men" is upon us. Let me ask you a...

The Matzav Shmoooze: They Say “Awareness” Is The Cure

Dear Editor, They say "awareness" is the cure, but is it always? Are there not people out there who ignore these warning signs? You...

A Reader Writes: A Shidduch Dilemma – Should I Continue?

Dear Editor, I have a serious shidduch quandary and since it appears that Matzav.com is the central place for shidduch-related discussions, I will present my...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Revamping Mesivta Secular Studies

Dear Editor, A recent comment on Matzav.com addressed revamping mesivta secular studies. Here’s what I wish to say: While I learned in BMG, I would not be so...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Stop Fighting…For Your Kids

Dear readers, As an elementary school teacher, I have had a few students whose parents divorced. I don't ask why the parents divorced or if...

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: 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...

The Matzav Shmoooze: How Dare They Endorse De Blasio Over Lhota?

Dear Editor, I usually don't write letters to editors, but there has been something bothering me that I can't understand. Maybe your readers...

The Matzav Shmoooze: The Other Hatzolah Heroes

Dear Editor, Kudos to my local hatzolah volunteers. No, Matzav readers, I'm not talking about the Hatzolah members you are thinking of. Those volunteers ...