The Matzav Shmoooze: You Almost Ran My Family Over Today

Dear frum teenage girl, driving a minivan through the intersection of Bainbridge and Staunton at 1:15pm today,I know that life as a teenager is...

Overwhelmed by Dating

Dear Editor, I returned from Israel last June. The plan was that I would start dating after Pesach. The time has finally come for me...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Mishloach Manos Gone Mad

Dear Editor, I am writing in regard to the 'mishloach manos syndrome,' the extravagance and pressure that has gotten out of hand. Priorities are misplaced,...

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: How Much More?

Dear Editor, How much longer will it take to learn? When will we wake up and do teshuvah? We are losing people right and left....

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...

Why is My Son Not in Yeshiva?

Dear Editor, This week the zeman began but my son is home. It's not  because he doesn't want to go, but because they don't want...

Video: A Reader Writes: The Professor and What is Considered ‘Jewish’ Music

Dear Editor@Matzav.com, Dr. Yitzchok Levine is a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, and often...

Report from Yerushalayim

Dear Friends, My wife and I are fortunate to be in Eretz Yisrael for a few days. There have been moments when the Matzav, as...

The Matzav Shmooze: Looking Back on True Joy on Simchas Torah

Dear Editor, I read through a wide variety of articles around Simchas Torah time, on various Jewish websites. Many of them were describing the...