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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

A Reader Writes: ‘The Learning Gap’ and Shidduchim

Dear Editor, There is an issue that is the root of many problems society is facing today. I call it the 'learning gap'. The average...

A Reader Writes: A Shidduch Dilemma – Should I Continue?

Dear Editor, I have a serious shidduch quandary and since it appears that Matzav.com is the central place for shidduch-related discussions, I will present my...