Readers’ Matzav: Talking After Borchu

Dear Matzav.com Editor, I would like to share an important, but often overlooked halacha. The Mishnah Berurah in Hilchos KriasShema (236:1) paskens that when davening...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Jackson Bans Basketball Hoops

Dear Matzav, Jackson N.J. is acting un- American. Recently there has been a couple of Eruvs placed in the ROW in Jackson, which some of...

What Is Mussar?

by Yisroel Schor What is mussar? What is the movement all about and what is the underlying truth our masters are trying to portray to...

Readers’ Matzav: Chasunah Shtick Gemach

Dear Matzav Editor, We live in a wonderful community where people are always looking to help out others. If you look through the gemach list, you...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Honk Out Tent City

My Fellow Yidden, Recently, I was driving northbound on Cedar Bridge Avenue in Lakewood, NJ, whereupon my car began to fill with toxic fumes. Since as...

MATZAV SHMOOZE: I Need To Know: What Would You Do?

Dear Matzav Shmooze, A few weeks ago Ira Zlotowitz used social media to get advice on a workplace issue. It just so happens that I...

We Raised $54 for Sholom Mordechai

Dear Editor@Matzav, We are Rochele Lew (10), Dovid Lew (9) and Sholom Posner (11) - cousins/siblings. We have earned $54 for the Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin...

Readers’ Matzav: X-mas Songs and Ice Cream

Dear Matzav.com Editor, This letter might seem strange but I feel an important lesson can be learned. The following is a letter I just recently received...

Matzav Shmooze: Where’s The Investigation Into Our Gemora Learning?

Dear Matzav Shmooze,  Everyone is talking about the new regulations in New York that want to enforce 7 hours of secular studies in our cheders....

My Daughter’s Principal Doesn’t Understand My Daughter’s Anxiety

Dear Matzav.com,   My fourth grader, Leah, in addition to being a precious little delicious kid, suffers from severe anxiety and heightened sensitivity, conditions of which...