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Recognizing Positive Haredi Values

Despite the criticisms, Haredi society has positives that should be recognized.

Another Defender of the Haredi Status Quo Clucks His Tongue

No religious Jew would deny the merit that Torah study. But it is the height of folly to believe that a strong military is therefore unnecessary.

Are Haredi Orgs Being Singled Out in Israel?

Just as the IRS targeted conservative groups, according a report, a leaked document states that Israel's Economic Affairs Ministry is targeting Haredi businesses and Yeshivos.

And the Bashing Continues…

Eliminating all secular studies is taking "Talmud Torah k’neged kulom" to an absurd extreme.

Intermarried Rabbis

If ritual observance is voluntary and all that counts is ethos, why not just drop the whole charade and just call anyone with an ethical perspective on life a Reform Jew?

Ending Zealotry in the Name of God

There is a new group of zealots who have taken a cue from the price taggers. They refer to themselves as Torah taggers.

A Haredi Thawing? Oops, Never Mind

What is really being gained by continuing to force Haredim to stay in the beis medrash full time via a draft that exempts Haredim?

A Crack in the Wall of Haredi Opposition

If Shas does agree to allow a secular core curriculum in their schools, that will put Ashkenazi Haredi leaders between a rock and a hard place.

The ‘Maharat’: Wonderful Achievement, Bad Idea

the title rabbi (or its equivalent) is more than about recognition of achievement.

Will the Real Haredi Please Stand Up?

The issue is not our obligation to listen to our rabbinic leaders. It is about whether we should listen to the rabbinic leaders of others.

The Clash at the Kotel: Where is the Wisdom?

With all the good intention of Israel’s rabbinic leaders, how could they not see that this was going to happen?

Ner Israel Rosh Yeshiva: Yesh Atid MK Rabbi Dov Lipman ‘Wicked’

What I do not understand is the harshness of his condemnation.

The Kolko Case: A Stain on Lakewood

We are a people whose mandate is Torah observance in all matters - between man and God as well as between man and his fellow man.

Get a Grip: Lapid is not Hitler or a Russian Czar

There is only one word that can explain the over the top reaction by Haredi establishment to this: Paranoia.

London’s New Modesty Hotlines

I must ask, where is the hotline for victims of sex abuse? Or victims of financial fraud? What are the remedies for the victims? Or the sanctions for the perpetrators?

Intimacy in a Jewish Marriage

Sexual dysfunction can take various forms for both men and women. If those statistics are right, it is a much bigger problem that I ever thought.

Lakewood’s $10 Million Coup

I, of course, have no problem with such a library. But is this what the State of New Jersey had in mind in approving $10 million dollars to Lakewood?

Stop Deriding Black Hatters!

In the spirit of 'elu v’elu' we should just agree to disagree and respect each other’s views and lifestyles as long as they do not impinge on the rights of others.

Is Hatred for Haredim Due to Media Bias?

The record number of kipa-wearing Jews in the new Knesset surely shows that secular Jews do not really hate religious Jews.

Holding on to Judaism While Attending University

For the vast majority of students who truly want the best of both worlds, I would strongly recommend YU over any Ivy League school.

Is the Chief Rabbinate to Blame?

In Israel today, how many of our religious leaders instill pride in being Jewish into the secular public?

The Outreach Revolution

Our battles with the Conservative movement are over. They no longer pose a threat to Orthodoxy.

For the Sake of Keeping the Bris Milah, Give Up Metzitza B’Peh

Those who carry the herpes virus cannot always tell when it is present in the mouth.

Terrorism and Immigration Reform

When it comes to immigration policy, ignoring Islam’s part in this because of a misguided form of political correctness is why things like the Boston bombings happen.

The Haredi Civil Right to Not Appreciate Israel

A lack of patriotism is not a cause for punitive measures.

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