With a Heart Full of Love

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz In the blink of an eye, a year has passed. This Shabbos will mark the first yahrtzeit of the Mirrer ...

The Forward Backs Off

By Rabbi Yaakov Menken Readers may recall that several months ago, I lampooned The Forward for categorizing support for Sholom Rubashkin as having "exposed the vastly different worldviews...

The Child Within

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz My office chair had worn out a long time ago. Its stuffing was gone and it had become increasingly uncomfortable...

The Rubashkin Case: A Mockery of Justice

By Conrad Black As cases bubble up almost every week illustrating the Gonzo-draconian constant miscarriage of the U.S. justice system, and even Attorney...

The Matzav Shmoooze: The Truth About Smoking

Dear Matzav, In response to this letter on Matzav: I'm a head and neck, ear nose and throat surgeon. I get paid to cut out...

Choose Life

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz If you would have to sum up all that the Torah encompasses in one commandment, what would you choose? Would...

Tu B’Shevat: Seeing Beyond the Moment

By Rabbi Naphtali Hoff Tu B'Shvat is the Jewish New Year for trees. It is often marked with joyous tunes, tree planting ceremonies (in Israel)...

Analysis: Should Israel Fear the UN?

By Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn President Obama is now reportedly threatening to support --or to at least not veto-- a United Nations Security Council...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Don’t Say Cheese and Violate Halacha

Dear Matzav, I am writing this letter to Matzav.com about a matter that I have yet to see addressed: the prevalence of pictures of chassanim...

Few Notice, As U.S. Strikes On Isis Kill 459 Civilians

By Benyamin Korn Four hundred and fifty-nine innocent civilians have been killed by U.S.-led air strikes on ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq over the...