Matzav Shmooze: Should Jews Watch The Super Bowl?

Dear Matzav Shmooze, I think I speak for many people when I say that I am upset about the infiltration of a goyishe Yom Tov...

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...

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...

A Tale of Two Restaurants: What Do WE Think The Role Of A Hechsher...

Dear Matzav, The story of a restaurant in Lakewood that put up an Israeli flag on Yom Ha'atzmaut made headlines last week when rumors began...

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%...

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...

Readers’ Matzav: What Are You Bringing Into Your House?

Dear Matzav.com Editor, It is that time of year again when "peace and good will to all men" is upon us. Let me ask you a...

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...

“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...