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.
The fault lies in the attitudes fostered in the societies that produce these animals.
The latest volley in the intra-Orthodox ‘wars’ is the one between one of my heroes, Lord, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and the rabbinic leaders of Agudah.
The backlash is coming in the form of attacking Charedi recruits.
"Yeshiva University is not only an institution. It is a faith, a vision, a dream, a destiny. It has been my faith, my vision, my dream, and my destiny."
It is time to let Rabbi Lipman speak for himself and explain what he is doing and why.
Rabbi Bloom’s condescending condemnation is particularly troubling because he clearly bases it on assumptions about someone he has never met.
In a democracy that separates church from state, it makes sense to not allow biblical prohibitions to impede freedom to those who do not believe in the bible.
I do not envy Chief Rabbi Elect, Ephraim Mirvis. Lord Sacks’ shoes will be hard to fill.
They used the same litany against the government heard repeatedly from the right, vilifying Zionism in all its forms from its inception to this day.
The circumstances of the Edward Snowden case are not so different from Jonathan Pollard's.
Rabbi Metzger denies everything. I hope that’s true.
The Charedi rabbinic leaders in Israel who are not accustomed to American standards are afraid of them.
Apology Letter to Mrs S.
Rav Lopiansky tries to actually answer some of the questions I have publicly asked about the current Charedi opposition to drafting Charedim into the army.
One of the arguments Jonathan makes is that we here in the United States ought to ‘not mix in’ to the issues affecting Charedim in Israel.