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What Should We Say On Billboards for God and Judaism?

17 Heshvan 5774 – October 21, 2013
The Pope is saying that actions are far more important than faith. This is particularly ironic coming from Catholicism.

The J-Blogs Are Like Politifact and They Make a Difference

12 Heshvan 5774 – October 16, 2013
Fact checking leadership means asking tough questions.

Can People Live Longer than 120 Years?

5 Heshvan 5774 – October 9, 2013
The Talmud is making a general statement for which there are more exceptions that situations where the rule applies.

Ami Magazine Forcing Gilgulim Down our Throats

3 Heshvan 5774 – October 7, 2013
Trying to explain Holocaust deaths as tikkun and a way of cleansing a soul is offensive.

The State of the Jew According to Pew

29 Tishri 5774 – October 2, 2013
Very few middle aged and older people consider themselves ultra-orthodox. It’s a youth movement.

R’ Eliezer Knew More Science than R’ Yehoshua

28 Tishri 5774 – October 1, 2013
According to the Torah Temimah...

Video Mocking Rabbinic Sermons Was in Bad Taste

21 Tishri 5774 – September 24, 2013
Spontaneity and quirkiness have their place but a sermon is neither the time nor place for either of those.

Why Do Rabbis Make Jokes at Serious Times?

13 Tishri 5774 – September 17, 2013
It’s even more strange when the jokes come at our holiest times of the year.

Educating about Abuse without Stigmatizing Victims

8 Tishri 5774 – September 11, 2013
Organic dating has its own set of problems that the shidduch system can help avoid.

Abuse in New Square

29 Elul 5773 – September 3, 2013
This kid gets a medal for coming forward.

What Kind of Life Shall We Choose?

24 Elul 5773 – August 30, 2013
Dvar Torah for Nitzavim Vayelech.

What Kind of Community Needs to Hear this?

23 Elul 5773 – August 28, 2013
Rabbis have to stop dismissing everything that comes from outside the Beis Medrash.

Can One Be a Shomer Torah u’Mitzvos and Accept Bible Criticism?

17 Elul 5773 – August 22, 2013
Historians currently assume the Bible was written between 720 BCE and 587 BCE, between the destruction of the Northern Kingdom and the destruction of Jerusalem.

What’s Wrong With the Star-K Kosher Phone?

15 Elul 5773 – August 20, 2013
A kashrus agency should be concerned with one thing and one thing only: the kosher status of our food.

Man-Made Meat? A fence for Wisdom is Silence

8 Elul 5773 – August 13, 2013
The proper response for almost the entire population of planet Earth to these eternal questions about man-made meat is “I am not qualified to render an opinion on this matter.”

Haredi Censorship of Torah

6 Elul 5773 – August 11, 2013
Certain books are excised from the subscription, in order to reinforce an imaginary history where nothing was inconsistent with Haredi Judaism.

New Republic Article on Feminism from Zion Is All About the Stakes

30 Av 5773 – August 5, 2013
The article argues that while naturally aligned with their fellow orthodox Jews, women from the modern orthodox community in Israel are finding themselves aligned with secular feminists.

The People Are Looking for Answers

18 Av 5773 – July 24, 2013
A rabbi who writes controversial things becomes international news.

Can You Cry ‘Heresy’ in a Crowded Beit Midrash?

17 Av 5773 – July 23, 2013
Why does a opinion in the Talmud say the last verses in Devarim were not written by Moses? Was it the easiest solution to a very obvious problem?

Modern Racism

15 Av 5773 – July 21, 2013
Categorizing all black people as one large group where the acts of one black person in Florida somehow tell us something about a different black person in Seattle is racist.

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