A Reader Writes: Dealing With the Shidduch Crisis – A New Idea

Dear Editor, In recent years, there has been a concerted effort to solve the shidduch crisis. Some of the recent developments in the world of...

A Reader Writes: Ticketing By Police – It’s Out of Control

Dear Editor, Question: Are police paid with our tax dollars to protect us or to hound us with unending traffic tickets? Do we need...

The Matzav Shmoooze: The Bar Yochai Cult

Dear Editor, I have a pet peeve about the Lag B'Omer festivities just completed and the misrepresentation of Rav Shimon Bar Yochai by some fringe...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Time to Revisit the Taam-Less Dance Music

Dear Editor@Matzav.com, Modes of dancing inconsistent with tradition have made inroads into chasunah dancing (primarily after the first dance). To be honest, it is not...

Solutions for Davening Problems

By Rabbi Menachem Yoel Yormark I have noticed many problems students have while davening.  Besides the problem of not pronouncing every word out loud and davening...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Crying Over Meat

Dear readers, As editors and frum American publications in general are scrambling to justify the publication of an advertisement that seems to have angered many readers...

Matzav Shmooze: What Does The System Want From My Son?

I'm writing in response to a letter written here last week about the level of learning in Yeshivos. I read the letter and thought...

A Sign Or A Symptom?

A friend of mine send me a picture this past Purim that really got me thinking. The picture showed a sign hung up on...

The Kosel Compromise and the Conversion Bill – Some Final Thoughts

Avrohom Gordimer Although my thoughts on the apparent collapse of the Western Wall Compromise Plan are all pretty much contained here (along with a link...

The Matzav Shmooze: Schwarma and Schnitzel for the Soldiers

Dear Editor, The father of a chayal (soldier) who is now in Gaza told how his son was informed on Friday that his unit will...