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Emes Ve-Emunah: The Dignity of Difference

10 Shevat 5777 – February 6, 2017
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

Emes Ve-Emunah: Marrying Out in the 21st Century

27 Tevet 5777 – January 25, 2017
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.

Emes Ve-Emunah: A House Divided

20 Tevet 5777 – January 18, 2017
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.

Emes Ve-Emunah: A Religious Community in Crisis

14 Tevet 5777 – January 11, 2017
Monsey has gone from a bucolic small town to a center of conflict where both sides having strong arguments.

On Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem

12 Tevet 5777 – January 10, 2017
‘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?

Emes Ve-Emunah: Achdus – Where I Stand

6 Tevet 5777 – January 4, 2017
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.

What If?

1 Tevet 5777 – December 30, 2016
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.

Good Riddance, Mr. President

27 Kislev 5777 – December 26, 2016
The bloggist provides a decidedly alternative perspective but arrives at the same and right conclusion: Mr. President, I say Thank you. But ‘Good riddance!

Emes Ve-Emunah: Will All of American Jewry Eventually be Orthodox?

21 Kislev 5777 – December 21, 2016
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

Will Trump be Good or Bad for Israel?

19 Kislev 5777 – December 19, 2016
I can think of no better endorsement for Friedman than J-Street vehement opposition to his appointment.

A Chasidic Rebbe’s Approach to the Internet

6 Kislev 5777 – December 6, 2016
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.

Emes Ve-Emunah: It’s Mad Dog!

4 Kislev 5777 – December 4, 2016
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.”

Give Him a Chance

1 Kislev 5777 – November 30, 2016
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.

You’ve Got to Accentuate the Positive

22 Heshvan 5777 – November 22, 2016
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?

The Making of a Gadol 2.0

30 Tishri 5777 – October 31, 2016
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

Senator Mark Kirk – A Proven Friend

19 Tishri 5777 – October 20, 2016
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.

Emes Ve-Emunah: Status Quo? Or a Quiet Revolution?

4 Tishri 5777 – October 6, 2016
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.

The Chief Rabbinate’s Folly

23 Elul 5776 – September 26, 2016
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

Emes Ve-Emunah: Who Will Be More Effective Against Terror?

18 Elul 5776 – September 21, 2016
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.

Cost/Benefit – An Analysis of a Jewish Education

11 Elul 5776 – September 13, 2016
If one looks at the range of tuition one would have to pay per child, one might get sticker shock. It doesn’t take a genius in math to multiply those figures by 5, or more, children.

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