There are 2 opposite reasons students will want to study in Israel for a gap year: Either they are happy with their upbringing-home, school and community or they hate it and want “religious rehab.”
All mainstream Orthodox religious authorities and institutions have rejected the idea of female rabbis, except of course, Open Orthodoxy rabbis and the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance
In the author's view, one should never give up hope that a child will be convinced to return to his roots even after they marry out.
This issue of ordaining women is not a Charedi versus Modern Orthodox battle. Only the fringe of liberal orthodoxy embraces it; The entire spectrum of Haredi to centrist-Modern rejects it.
Monsey has gone from a bucolic small town to a center of conflict where both sides having strong arguments.
‘Is moving the US embassy to Jeruselam worth it?’ Is it the right thing to do? What will be the actual repercussions of this move? Is moving the embassy to Jerusalem worth the ‘price’ of doing that?
It is one thing to reside in the left wing of Orthodoxy. It’s another to cross lines that virtually all other segments of Orthodoxy said should never have been crossed.
There is no doubt who Trump will blame if a Mid East peace deal doesn’t work out. Trump has already indicated that it is Palestinian violence against Israel that is to blame-NOT the settlements.
The bloggist provides a decidedly alternative perspective but arrives at the same and right conclusion: Mr. President, I say Thank you. But ‘Good riddance!
The direction non-Orthodox Jews are going is clear. Heterodoxy has failed while Orthodoxy has succeeded, strong evidence that it is Halacha that has kept us alive throughout the millennia
I can think of no better endorsement for Friedman than J-Street vehement opposition to his appointment.
In all too many cases elderly leaders that are unfamiliar with the things they are asked to comment upon end up making mistakes – which later have to be corrected when they become better informed.
Sec'y of Defense nominee Marine Gen. James Mattis' nickname ‘Mad Dog’ is well earned. He once made the following statement: “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
Trump's appointments could put an entirely new, PRO-Israel spin on how the US sees a final solution between Israel and the Arabs. So, give him a chance.
Could anyone have ever imagined that the daughter of a President would be an observant Jew? And that she and her observant Jewish husband would the President’s most trusted advisers?
A Gadol B'Yisroel must be publicly accepted as a rabbinic leader, someone the Torah world turns to with confidence knowing he is God fearing and his views on Halacha and Hashkafa are authoritative
This is the man we should support. Mark Kirk is a Republican that must remain in congress. He is a good man and deserves to be re-elected.
No one is saying there shouldn’t be a cadre of Torah scholars involved in full time Torah study. The only question is whether it should be full time for everyone to the exclusion of everything else.
If reports are true, one of America’s preeminent Rabbis, Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz, head of the RCA Beis Din, has been dishonored by Israel's Chief Rabbinate which rejected conversions he approved
Clinton said we first need to examine the facts of the attack. Well… of course. But I did not hear any determination in her voice. Not this time and not really ever.