Off the Deep End: Boteach’s Latest Book is Apikorsus

By Rabbi Yitzchok Wolf With utter contempt, I have read the title of Shmuel Boteach's new book. His prior books certainly hadn't made me...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Is ‘Adamah V’Shamayim’ an Avodah Zarah Song?

Dear Editor@Matzav.com, I'm sure you've heard of the song Adamah V'shamayim, an often-requested song. Some people know and understand the lyrics, most don't. But 99.9%...

“Don’t Allow Your Seichel To Be Overwhelmed By The Sight Of Jewish Soldiers”

By Dovid Landesman One of the more famous stories about R.Levi Yitzchak zt"l recalls his visit to the local marketplace. There he came across a...

Rabbi Dolinger Responds

Editor's comment: Please note that we vehemently disagree with Rabbi Dolinger's response, as it is contrary to the stance taken by leading rabbonim. However, out of...

“Shabbos, Shabbos”

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Before there were religious newspapers, the Jewish media world was owned by the maskilim. It took some time before religious Jewry...

The Changing Cost of Shidduchim in the Chareidi World

By Hannah Katsman According to an article in the Hebrew edition of Mishpacha, only 10% of students in a particular seminary got engaged last year instead...

Message from Harav Yaakov Bender

We are living in perhaps the most difficult tekufah, in terms of raising children, in Jewish history. The street is beckoning, technology is very...

My Family’s Terror at the NJ Garden State Mall

By Rabbi S. Boteach I have just finished buying electronics at Best Buy at the Garden State Mall in New Jersey. I have our three...

The Matzav Shmoooze: We Must Stop the Meshugaim

Dear Editor, Rabbosai, we have meshugaim out there who aren't vaccinating their kids and are trying to get other people to follow their insanity. We...

The Bad Apples

By S. Friedman Perhaps you've heard of Shauly Grossman, the wayward former chossid who curiously keeps his name. Or his partner and friend,...