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Matzav Shmooze: I’m An “Anti Vaxxer” – Here’s My Question To YOU

Dear Matzav Shmooze, I am what people have been calling an "anti vaxxer." Ever since the outbreak of measles my family has been subjected to...

A COLLAPSING SYSTEM: A Conversation with Shadchan Mimi Levitin About the Absurd Shidduch Demands...

A COLLAPSING SYSTEM: A Conversation with Shadchan Mimi Levitin About the Absurd Shidduch Demands of Parents of Boys in Eretz Yisroel Interview by David Lichtenstein LISTEN...

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,...

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...

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...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Why Did You Post the Rebbetzin’s Picture?

Dear Editor, First of all, thank you for your spectacular website. On Motzoei Yom Tov, I was distressed to see the news about Rebbetzin Batsheva...

Readers’ Matzav: Contemplating Suicide

Dear Matzav Editor, "Frum Man Jumps to His Death Over Finances." That headline isn't a real one - yet. But it may be soon. I am...

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 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...

Readers’ Matzav: It’s Time to Put Kiruv On Ice

Dear Matzav.com Editor, I think that one of the things that has to change in "The New Normal" (and a recent Matzav.com post alluded to...