Connections

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Every year, as we bentch Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av, the cheerful blessing generates bittersweet emotion. The idea of an impending...

Where Did A First Grade Teacher Get The Strength To Perform Her Extraordinary Act...

By Rabbi Shraga Simmons When a crazed gunman opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school - murdering 26 children and adults - first grade...

Eight States Hold Key To White House

Sorry, Florida. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney may be ardently courting America's biggest battleground state, but their real passion is for Ohio. Because as...

Media Malarky: Mocking a Giant

Dear Editor@Matzav.com, Some people in the frum community were absolutely giddy over supposedly pro-frum editorials in the New York tabloids of late - even...

Dershowitz: Obama Should Ask Congress to Approve Red Line for Iran

By Alan Dershowitz Congressional approval for a punitive-deterrent strike against Syria's use of chemical weapons should not be misunderstood by Iran, Israel, or anyone...

Bernie, Sully and Me

By Rabbi Avi Shafran Something tells me I won't make any new friends (and might even lose some old ones) if I confess to harboring...

Lot, “With Him” Or Not? The Danger Of Getting In “With” The Wrong Crowd

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran When God calls to Avram and tells him to, “…go, leave the place of your birth; go, leave your father’s house;...

Palin: The Sugar Daddy Has Run Out of Sugar; Now We Need New Leaders

By Sarah Palin Barack Obama's big government policies continue to fail. He should put a link to the national debt clock on his BlackBerry....

Why Did Ramaz Not Allow Rashid Khalidi to Address its Students?

By Jeremy Rosen The Ramaz School was wrong to refuse to allow Rashid Khalidi, the Palestinian apologist, to speak to its senior students. The purpose...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Post-Tragedy Dumbness

Dear Readers, I am writing about something which terribly pains my heart. Almost every time a tragedy occurs, without fail, there are some people out...