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The Matzav Shmoooze: 25 Days to Yom Kippur

Dear Editor, There are about 25 days left to Yom Kippur. You know why Rosh Hashana comes before Yom Kippur. You've heard it a million times....

It’s Tu B’Av – Put the Girls in the Freezer

By Elisha Ferber We've heard it over and over again: there are too many girls in the parsha of shidduchim, and too few boys to...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Not a Chossid of The Donald

Dear Editor, Why is the olam so into Donald Trump? Is he a role model? Would you want him to be a role model for your...

Letter: Are Our Shuls Not Important?

Dear Editor, On October 13, 2016, Brooklyn Borough President Adams announced a “Faith-Based Initiative” that would provide $2,250,000 to churches across the borough of Brooklyn. ...

Readers’ Matzav: Storm the Heavens…With Silence

Dear Brother, Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Yankel and I've been sitting in the row right behind you in shul for close...

The Matzav Shmoooze: The Scourge of Machlokes

Dear Editor, Machlokes. A terrible word that reviles all who hear it. Machlokes is something we are taught from the youngest age to avoid. Yet,...

The Danger of ‘Purim’ Fireworks and Explosives

Matzav.com would like to remind all readers of the dangers of dangerous fireworks and explosives often purchased by...

The Matzav Shmoooze: My Ainiklach Won’t Listen to Me

Dear Editor, Many of us know the song, composed and made famous by Moshe Aharon Yess of Megama fame. To paraphrase the lyrics, "Zaidy made us...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Throw Out Phone-Picture-Takers from Simchos

Dear Editor, As a recent baal simcha, I have a simple request: People should not be taking pictures with the Smartphones at simchos. Firstly, it...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Revamping Mesivta Secular Studies

Dear Editor, A recent comment on Matzav.com addressed revamping mesivta secular studies. Here’s what I wish to say: While I learned in BMG, I would not be so...