The Power To Triumph

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Tisha B’Av is a day of sadness for the Jewish people, the day of mourning for the many tragedies that...

Strictly Orthodox Jews ‘Reject the Principle of Equality in General,’ New York Times Claims

By Ira Stoll “Hebrew is by no means the only language that has been the target of calls for change,” the New York Times concedes somewhere in...

Matzav Inbox: When Did Tisha B’Av Become Movie Day?

Dear [email protected], I am very disturbed by ads that I see on Matzav.com and elsewhere for movies and films for Tisha B’Av. At least in...

Never Alone and Never Lost

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz When you walk into a room where people are sitting shivah, the atmosphere is heavy and sad. Not a word...

Still On The Journey

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz On Friday, we usher in the month of Av, which conjures up so many bitter collective memories. On Shabbos, we...

In Mourning

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz The heart refuses to accept and the hand cannot write what the mind is trying to process. A young rosh...

It’s All About Middos

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz It is a well-worn truism that people hear what they want to hear. People can be having a conversation about...

Who We Are

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz In this week’s parsha, we learn about the parah adumah, the purely red cow, whose ashes are used in the...

Matzav Inbox: Why Don’t Parents Talk to Their Children?

Dear [email protected], I usually contain my impulses to write to websites, but after reading something on Matzav.com not long ago, I feel compelled to comment. I...

Let’s Be Better

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz It was, in a sense, the first gathering of the Bnei Yisroel, the twelve pillars of our nation surrounding the bedside...