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Emes Ve-Emunah: Polish Death Camps

Except for the righteous gentiles among them, the Poles were perhaps the most eager participants of all nationalities in helping Nazis send Jews to the death camps of any other country.

Photoshopping Women Out of the Holocaust

Digitally removing women from Holocaust photos dishonors those women and the victims and survivors of the Holocaust.

Memo to the President: Compromise on the Budget

The fault lies with both the executive and legislative branches of government. Neither wants to budge from their ideological positions.

Selling Snake Oil for Charity

Taking advantage of desperate people by getting them to part with their money in exchange for segulot is not what I believe God intended for us as a holy nation.

Emes Ve-Emunah: The Dignity of Difference

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

The Haredi Civil Right to Not Appreciate Israel

A lack of patriotism is not a cause for punitive measures.

Emes Ve-Emunah: I Want, I Want, Want…

Is the Judaism commitment by young women in her community so shallow they'd leave if disappointed?!

Working Charedim

Lapid is not anti-Haredi; He's pro-Haredi in his way, wanting them to flourish. and join society

Change in Order to Preserve

The crisis in Jewish education is of existential importance. How should it be resolved?

The Elephant in the Room is Islam

It has been Islam that is the source of the ideology that motivates these terrorists. Overwhelmingly, the violence perpetrated against the civilized world (primarily Europe) has been done in the name of Islam.

Banning Women from College

Is Haredi open-ended learning on charity better than earning a living that would obviate that?

Rabbi Avi Weiss Crossing Hard Lines

Rabbi Weiss wrote: "Israel as a state should give equal opportunities to the Conservative and Reform movements."

A Mistaken Plea to Klal Yisrael

Divinity exemptions are designed to produce clergy that will serve the populace, not so that every single member of it becomes a member of the clergy.

Kiruv from Without and from Within

Responsible Jewish outreach encourages BTs to retain and to enhance their relationship with parents

Achdus and Blessing

I see less unity between religious factions than between religious Jews and secular Jews

Let Us Not Lose This Moment

Israeli's are a religious people; even secular Jews believe that God is active in this world.

Equality in Service to One’s Country

According to Rav Meir Porush, it is better for Yeshiva students to sit in jail than to serve their country.

The Right to Buy Snake Oil

I question the success rate claims made by conversion therapy advocates upon which Agudah no doubt relies.

Will This Be a Turning Point?

Obviously, the better part of caution is to report credible reports of abuse directly to the police.

The Fallacy and Destructiveness of Stereotyping

I think we should all just step back from our prejudices about those outside our camp, and see the world for what it really is a collection of human beings whose character ranges in the same ratio with respect to the entire spectrum of ethics, honesty, and kindness.

A Crack in the Wall of Haredi Opposition

If Shas does agree to allow a secular core curriculum in their schools, that will put Ashkenazi Haredi leaders between a rock and a hard place.

MbP and DNA Testing

{Originally posted to author's website, Emes Ve-Emunah} So now there is DNA testing. This is the point made in a Yated article (republished in Maztav)...

David Brooks a Very Wise Jew

I don’t know how observant Mr. Brooks is, but I do know he understands what being Jewish means.

Unholy Behavior

The enmity I have observed between groups here in the holy land has been a source of great disappointment to me. Not that I didn’t know it exists. But I have encountered numerous instances of it I and did not realize the extent of it.

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