A Reader Writes: Yanky Should Not Have Died In Vain

Dear Editor, The press reported the tragic death of 12 year old Yaakov (Yanky) Shlomo Yudelevitz from Beitar Illit, who drowned on a class trip...

A Reader Writes: Take a Chill

Dear Editor@Matzav.com, I think we all need to take a chill. We have to take it easy and stop overreacting. Now I am not referring...

The Matzav Shmoooze: “What’s Wrong With the Orthodox Community”?! Not Quite

Dear Editor, Yesterday, someone sent me an email link with an audio file from the Zev Brenner show. The segment was titled, "What's Wrong...

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...

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...

A Reader Writes: Forgive and Forget

Dear Editor, As we approach Yom Kippur tonight, we know that we're supposed to forgive others for anything wrong they may have done. Yet, for many,...

An Open Letter to Rabbi Barry Dolinger

An Open Letter to Rabbi Barry Dolinger, Who Testified Before His State Legislative Committee To Advocate Changing Marriage Laws (See http://matzav.com/orthodox-rabbi-barry-dolinger-testifies-in-support-of-ri-same-gender-marriage-equality) Dear Barry, You are a...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Waiting for My Bus

Dear Editor, With provisions for the way, I rush to the bus stop certain my bus will arrive any moment. When I get to the...

A Reader Writes: A Man’s View of Seminary

Dear Editor, I can hear you already: "What does it matter what a man thinks of seminary?" The answer is harsh but true. It matters...

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,...