I do not enjoy the second Simchas Torah at all.
The Charedi world has never seen the government in a positive light and condemns it frequently.
I question the success rate claims made by conversion therapy advocates upon which Agudah no doubt relies.
It used to be the case that an Orthodox parent would sit Shiva on a child who intermarried.
Being frum today is an upper-middle-class pursuit.
What would compel a devout Jewish father to take the life of his own child?
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.