VAX TO THE MAX: Is Ostracizing Anti-Vaxxers a Good Idea?

Dear Matzav.com, I have some close family and friends that are ‘non-vaxers’ or delay vaccinations. Over the past few years I have had many discussions...

Op-Ed: The Ugly Attack On N.Y. Yeshivas

By Rabbi Moshe Dovid Niederman The following article appeared in the New York Daily News and was submitted by Rabbi Niederman's office for publication on...

Why Is An Open Orthodox Rabbi Seeking More Punishment For Rubashkin?

By Rabbi Avraham Gordimer We have all read about Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz, who calls himself the "Social Justice Rav". Yanklowitz, who was recently referred to by the...

The Matzav Shmoooze: What Kind of Yiddishkeit Does This Ad Express?

Dear Editor@Matzav.com, It seems we have lost all sense of sensitivity and gedarim. Someone recently showed me as ad for children’s clothing featuring the picture you...

Open Orthodoxy’s Last Ditch Struggle for Recognition

By I. Schwartz Lately, Open Orthodoxy, the fringe left movement of Rabbi Avi Weiss and Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT), has been getting lots of...

Hate Lipman? Chas Veshalom

Dear fellow readers, I have been following the coverage of Dov Lipman and have  mulled over the issue. Through Matzav, I emailed Rabbi Felik, who...

Why Voting for Hillary is a Grave Chillul Hashem

Dear Editor@Matzav.com, I’ve read so much about this presidential election and why people support this candidate or that one. I have spoken to literally thousands of...

A Torah Perspective on Iran and Achris Hayomim

By Rav Yitzchok Fingerer Iran's supreme religious leader announced that today, February 11, it will "deliver a punch that will leave the world stunned". Is this...

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah And The Bad Old Days Of Semi-Orthodoxy

By I. Schwartz The Yated was the first publication in the Torah world to uncover the misdeeds of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, otherwise known as...

The Shameful Silence of Sheldon Adelson’s Myriad Beneficiaries

By Dovid Efune The modern day story of Sheldon Adelson appears to draw parallels from William Shakespeare's lesserv known dark comedy Timon of Athens. The...