Perth Amboy Shul Update

Dear readers, We wanted to thank everyone for their outpouring support and chizuk which gives us the strength to go forward and stop this...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Calendar Conundrum

Dear Readers, As school ends in many areas and kids start going to camp, I am curious how this summer's schedule is going to play...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Not Paying for Aliyos

Dear readers, I am the gabbai of a shul and I sell aliyos there every Yom Tov. With Pesach having just concluded, I would like...

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...

Responding to Rabbi Lipman

Dear Editor, At the risk of belaboring the points made in regard to Rabbi Limpman's response (5TJT.com May 3, 2012) I would like to...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Wake Up Call From Above, Or ‘Climate Change’?

Dear Editor, Some parts of the world are suffering from severe weather lately. California is suffering from a terrible drought. New York and other parts of...

The Matzav Rant: Purim “Mishloach Manos Cards” – What Shaychus?

By Shmuel Miskin, Matzav.com The topic of my rant today might not sit well with some people, but it is an issue that has always...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Hishtadlus Hoax And The Shidduch Crisis

Dear Editor, Shidduch crisis “activists” bombard us with propaganda, including here on Matzav, claiming that we cannot just rely on bitachon in shidduchim, but, rather,...

Does Judaism = Elitism? Are Some Yidden Holier Than Others?

By: Rav Yitzchok Fingerer It is not a pleasant or easy subject to broach. However, no matter the controversy, I feel that it must be...