The Matzav Shmoooze: Let Them Smoke

Dear Editor, Assur assur assur. That's what we tell our youth. You can't do this and you can't do that. Not all people say that,...

Why I Am No Longer Frum

Dear Editor and readers, Several years ago, I moved to Brooklyn from an out of town community for the purpose of shidduchim. As a...

Say It Already: Avi Weiss is Not Orthodox

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz What makes one Jewish person Orthodox, another Conservative, and a third Reform? What is it that has defined Orthodoxy ever since that...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Why Solving the Shidduch Crisis With the Age Gap Misses the...

Dear Editor, With all due respect, the recent discussion here about shidduchim is sorely lacking, because there is a serious flaw in the scaling calculation...

Matzav Shmooze: Who Will Stand Up For The Kavod Of Bnos Yisroel?

Dear Matzav Shmooze, I have spent the past week crying on and off and I don't know if I will ever get over the embarrassment...

The Matzav Rant: What’s the Deal With Chanukah Vacation?

By Shmuel Miskin Why am I writing this article now, in the middle of the day, to be published on Matzav.com? Usually, I do my writings for...

The Matzav Shmoooze: What Will Be With Us, Bochurim?

Dear Editor, I write this letter as an insider. Not from what I hear from others. But as a bochur experiencing what I write. I am...

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

Dear [email protected], 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%...

The Matzav Shmoooze: A Heartbroken Father

Dear Readers, H-E-L-P! I may sound like a broken record to Matzav readers, and yes it is always an issue every year around this time, but...