I hope these Breslover Chasidim got what they wanted out of this visit… and that it was worth the Chilul HaShem it ended up making.
Some have argued that the advent of Yoatzot is a slippery slope towards the ordination of female rabbis.
He has taught his Chasidim that one of the worst sins a Jew can do is inform on a fellow Jew to the government.
I disagree with continuing to make an issue of it.
When Chassidim make a request to a government official, he pays attention.
Seeing the sight of Jesus on a cross must have made them feel like they were seeing Avodah Zara in the Beis HaMikdash.
I happen to know Gedolei Torah and Roshei Yeshiva who use I-phones and the internet. Are they all doomed?
The Egyptian army is fighting a movement that is extremely anti Semitic as a part of its religious theology.
The moderate Charedi world that I often talk about as the future of mainstream American Orthodoxy - is a beneficiary of the new high school curriculum.
Parents who themselves have gone through the day school system recognize their value and no longer need convincing to send their children.
"As soon as these chariots of kedusha started running, the suicide bombers stopped."
I know families with an OTD child that are very right wing, moderate Charedi, and right wing Modern Orthodox.
They live in a world apart from the rest of observant Jewry.
Rabbi Avigdor Miller did not want to publish this work during his lifetime. He felt that so soon after the Holocaust it would upset survivors
I don’t know that the majority of the Haredi world actually considers memorials to IDF fallen soldiers to be idolatry.
The revision of the DSM that omitted homosexuality was not based on research, nor was much else. It was "political" pressure.
In 1998 The APA issued a report claiming “that the ‘negative potential’ of adult sex with children was ‘overstated.’"
One might say that this is a major achievement by the administration. But one would be wrong.
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.
R’ Yaakov’s experiences once he left the cocoon of the Lakewood environment provided him with an entirely different perspective on what non Jews are really like.
I get so worked up when one of us, especially one who is observant, somehow misbehaves in any way.
The rhetoric that has accompanied the proposed legislation to subject Charedim the draft seems to be bordering on hysteria.
Unlike the survivors of abuse that took place at YU, I do not want to see YU close down.
Satmar has long ago established itself as anti Israel and everyone knows it. Standing on the same stage creates the perception of endorsing their views.
I am not angry at the dogs who attacked a Charedi soldier. But I am upset at the Rabbinic leadership who have thus far remained silent.