The Matzav Shmoooze: Bnei Brak Unrest, Abusive Israeli Police, and Black Lives Matter

Dear [email protected], I think it's terrible the way some religious people in Israel are acting, but it is only a tiny, miniscule minority of them....

The Matzav Shmooze: Yeshiva Week Rules

Dear [email protected], This is not only for Miami, but can be applied anywhere. This is not meant to offend anyone, but to respect the locals...

Lakewood: Rental Market Out of Control – What Does the Future Hold?

A number of years ago, there was a joke going around about a man who built a house on top of Lake Carasaljo in...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Who Destroyed the Lakewood Real Estate Market?

Dear Editor, Matzav.com recently reported on the fact that Lakewood has the fastest rising housing prices in the country. But please report the truth: The main...

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: A Plea from Yerushalayim – Where Are Our Vaunted Chareidi MKs...

Dear [email protected], There’s total chaos here in the streets of Yerushalayim. The Israeli police continue to lock down and cordon off chareidi areas without reason,...

Dr. Marc J. Sicklick, M.D.: What Has Happened to Covid-19 ? A Reason for...

By Marc J. Sicklick, M.D. It’s been several weeks of changing times and attitudes. What has happened to COVID-19 during that time? What is my...

Our Community Is Powerless: Here’s Why

By Ezra Friedlander We are living in difficult times.  There’s been much consternation within our community, and rightfully so, about the apparent double standard currently...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Dear Mechanchim and Teachers – Corona Showed Us How to Deal...

Dear Editor, As we all know, during these months of ‘lockdown’ when the Chadorim and schools have been closed there have been major changes in...