When Did Elul Become A Time To Party?

Dear Matzav Shmooze, I am writing today to be yotzeh my chiyuv to be mocheh. Last night was the first night of selichos. For hundreds of years...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Why Do We Team Up With Mosdos That Don’t Take English...

Dear Editor, I am worried about the proposed NY State regulations that could impact yeshivos, which I have been reading about for the past half...

“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...

Opinion: In Defense of Lakewood Poskim, Porch Minyanim – and the True Motivation of...

By Echad Min Hachaburah, Lakewood, NJ I never in my life thought I would have to write something like this. The Lakewood Tzibur and its...

“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...

The Perversion of the “Nine Days Menu”

Have you ever gone to be menachem Avel a woman who lost her young husband? Have you ever been in a shiva home where a...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Thanks for Ruining My Life and Costing Me Thousands

Dear Editor, I am writing this to all the people who have ruined my Yom Tov - and a lot more. My wife and our five...

A Reader Writes: A New Angle On the Shidduch Crisis

Dear Editor, The "age gap theory"* has been receiving attention recently. What is being done to address this problem is providing incentives to make closer-in-age...

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: “I’ll Hang Up and Listen”

Dear Editor, I was recently listening to a talk show on the radio and I heard a caller tell the radio host after sharing his...