Thought the fight over the Kotel was about egalitarianism? Wrong. Conservative leader, Rabbi Steven Wernick, has made that very clear: "The issue is about legitimization, it’s about recognition,"
Jews get stabbed in Israel and Sec'y of State Kerry says it’s about the settlements. What nonsense!
As Orthodox Jews who understand the value of the Torah and the importance of following Halacha – how can we change this new secular Jewish paradigm?
Are there situations when Orthodox rabbis can interact with heterodox rabbis or enter their space?
We must convince Jewish billionaires to support Jewish education in ways they support other projects
Why are employers reluctant to hire Charedim? Legitimate concerns or plain old fashioned prejudice?
Eschewing labels, Lord Sacks prefers the term "Jews Engaged with the World"(JEW)to Modern Orthodox
When journalists question why a black woman won a beauty contest - even if it is disguised as referring only to this particular black woman - I think that is sad.
There is apparently one Torah for Jews in America, and one for Jews in Israel.
The public the Shomrim serve trusts them more than the police. They ought to be disabused of that notion. Shomrim should be an auxiliary to the police, not the other way around.
How manipulating shadchanim and even offering financial "incentives" to marry men off to older women is ethically sound or halachically permissible has yet to be explained.
I don’t see why any group has to identify itself as gay or straight in this parade.
My Rebbe, Rav Ahron Soloveichik, permits celebrating the day with a festive family turkey dinner.
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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.”
This very bright Chareidi young man was unable to earn a decent living because he had NO education
What would compel a devout Jewish father to take the life of his own child?
My harsh criticism is reserved for extremist behavior that is a result of those Hashkafos – even if it is from my own.
It is time to let Rabbi Lipman speak for himself and explain what he is doing and why.
The revision of the DSM that omitted homosexuality was not based on research, nor was much else. It was "political" pressure.
Despite its shortcomings, Jewish education is the key not only to Jewish survival but to its growth.
Making gay marriage not just value neutral but something positive. It is in effect koshering a forbidden lifestyle.
If not scared by God be scared by man; Hopefully ethics will integrate into lives for proper reasons
The fault lies with both the executive and legislative branches of government. Neither wants to budge from their ideological positions.
I believe that Partnership Minyanim are sourced in a culture that is foreign to Judaism - the radical feminist ideal of equating the sexes in all areas of life. In Orthodoxy that idea is doomed to failure. The mere fact that women can never be counted towards constituting a Minyan means that equality can never be fully achieved in the sense that feminism requires it. Even if there are a hundred women and 9 men, there is no Minyan.