A Reader Writes: Support for Those With Chronic Diseases

Dear Matzav Editor, A new organization, Yisichena, is working on forming support groups within the frum community for people suffering from a variety of devastating...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Not Paying for Aliyos

Dear readers, I am the gabbai of a shul and I sell aliyos there every Yom Tov. With Pesach having just concluded, I would like...

Readers’ Matzav: Enough With Saved Seating

Dear Matzav Editor, It has long been known that in frum shuls throughout North America, people have their "makom" and will not change seats in...

Homework All Night Long

By Sarah Wikler   The following issue has been bothering me for a long time and I think that many parents feel the same way I...

Readers’ Matzav: Learn for My Brother Kivi

Dear Matzav Editor, My brother Kivi (Akiva Shamai ben Ahava Rivka) has been in a coma (PVS) now for six years. His accident occured during...

Readers’ Matzav: The Real Dangers of Cell Phones vs. What They Tell You

Dear Matzav.com Editor, I read your article yesterday about a gathering for high school parents in Lakewood and what I found interesting was not so...

A New, Ugly Wrinkle in the Tuition Crisis

Dear Editor, I take the liberty of sharing some very important thoughts from Yitzchok Adlerstein on Cross-Currents regarding the tuition crisis. I present some excerpts of...

Help Our Brethren in the IDF

By Ari Kahn My older two sons (Matisyahu Avraham ben Naomi and Hillel Eliyahu ben Naomi) are both at the front. Matisyahu is in a...

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,...

A Reader Writes: The Mitzvah of Donating a Kidney

Dear Editor, I am an Orthodox Jewish woman who donated a kidney altruistically to a stranger. Since my kidney donation I have been wanting to...