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Understanding their Pain

26 Shevat 5774 – January 26, 2014
The reaction of Cardinal George was almost identical to the response of Orthodox Jewish institutional leaders.

Hashkafa Differences and Jewish Survival

22 Shevat 5774 – January 22, 2014
No one has a monopoly on the truth.

Insularity or Engagement?

20 Shevat 5774 – January 21, 2014
Many of my critics ask me why I don’t focus on the problems in the Modern Orthodox community.

The Gap

18 Shevat 5774 – January 19, 2014
Once again, I am impressed by the level headed approach taken by a moderate Charedi.

New Hit: Halachic Guide to Religious Jewish Prisoners

14 Shevat 5774 – January 15, 2014
If this is not a Chilul HaShem, I don’t know what is.

The Paranoid Editor of the Yated

13 Shevat 5774 – January 13, 2014
Lipschutz goes completely off the reservation ranting about the Post and the antisemitic world.

Social Engineering at the Agudah Convention

1 Shevat 5774 – January 1, 2014
The IDF Haredi draft is "a cynical attempt at social engineering."

As the World Turns…

27 Tevet 5774 – December 30, 2013
Social media will, in the long run, hinder us, as we mistake Facebook comments for agents of growth.

Who Misled Rav Chaim Kanievsky?

23 Tevet 5774 – December 25, 2013
Rav Chaim Kanievsky couldn't possibly have said it with an understanding of the case's real context.

The Consequences of Blind Faith in Leadership

22 Tevet 5774 – December 24, 2013
Haredi rabbinical leaders see the Czarist conscription now in Israel's draft.

Without Gratitude There Is No Leadership

20 Tevet 5774 – December 22, 2013
The Charedi rabbinic leadership not only does not express gratitude for what Herzl created, they condemn him as an evil man.

Change Is Coming

14 Tevet 5774 – December 17, 2013
The Charedi ranks are growing exponentially with every new generation.

David Brooks a Very Wise Jew

9 Tevet 5774 – December 11, 2013
I don’t know how observant Mr. Brooks is, but I do know he understands what being Jewish means.

Is Haredi Daas Torah the Only Reality?

8 Tevet 5774 – December 10, 2013
Rabbi Metzger’s less than honorable reputation was known long before he ran for that position.

A Shameful Tirade

6 Tevet 5774 – December 9, 2013
Marvin Schick called Rabbi Frankfurters’s response "breathtaking in its mean spiritedness."

Another Moderate Haredi Speaks Out

3 Tevet 5774 – December 6, 2013
“I have daughters to marry off and the husbands they want to marry will not accept daughters of someone who is working!”

The Beauty (and the Beast) of Chasidus

24 Kislev 5774 – November 27, 2013
Even the subject of sexual relations is discussed quite candidly and in my opinion quite beautifully.

One Step Forward – Two Steps Back

22 Kislev 5774 – November 25, 2013
The government’s insistence on a core curriculum is considered an attack against the Torah.

How Many More ‘Pious’ Sex Abusers Are There?

19 Kislev 5774 – November 22, 2013
I believe this is the first religious leader to have served a 16 year sentence for ‘raping, sodomizing and sexually assaulting a child relative…

Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

17 Kislev 5774 – November 20, 2013
To see such dire poverty among those whose values are supposed to be the highest among us - makes you question your own values.

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