The Winner

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz In an ideal world, we would only publish articles praising other Jews and focusing on the positive developments in the Torah...

Opinion: Single and Productive – Marriage Is Not Life’s Only Objective

By Rachel Davids  I'm single, have been for a long time and, judging from the last guy that showed up on my doorstep seemingly convinced...

Shavuos: Kashrus Cheese Facts

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer Legend has it that cheese was first discovered by accident. Thousands of years ago, an Arabian nomad was carrying milk in a...

Iran Will Get the Bomb, and it Won’t Be the End of the World

By Jeremy Rosen I was never an admirer of the Shah of Iran. I was never a fan of monarchies nor of autocracies in general,...

Obama Hates New York

Michael Goodwin writes in the pages of the NY Post: It's enough to make you think Barack Obama doesn't love New York. OK, let...

Lesson From Olmert Appeal: We Are Not All Created Equal

One lesson the public has learned from the corruption case against former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert is that we are not all equal...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Hishtadlus Hoax And The Shidduch Crisis

Dear Editor, Shidduch crisis “activists” bombard us with propaganda, including here on Matzav, claiming that we cannot just rely on bitachon in shidduchim, but, rather,...

Funding Miracles: RCCS Fighting Cancer with Kindness – and Winning

By Daniel Perez It's a deadly disease, impacting men and women from infancy to old age and everywhere in between. It's a condition so...

Rav Brazil: Getting to the Heart of the Question – Why We Criticize So...

By Rav Shmuel Brazil Just this week, a yungerman approached me and asked why we find it so difficult to judge people favorably. Is it...

A Mother’s Rosh Hashana Prayer

By Bracha Goetz Udel was the daughter of the Baal Shem Tov. When this story happened, she was the young mother of a delightful baby boy. It...