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When Good Children Go OTD

3 Elul 5773 – August 8, 2013
I know families with an OTD child that are very right wing, moderate Charedi, and right wing Modern Orthodox.

Will Observant Judaism of the Future Look Like Satmar?

1 Elul 5773 – August 6, 2013
They live in a world apart from the rest of observant Jewry.

The Holocaust as an Expression of Kindness? Seriously?

30 Av 5773 – August 5, 2013
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

Whose Values Do They Represent?

26 Av 5773 – August 1, 2013
I don’t know that the majority of the Haredi world actually considers memorials to IDF fallen soldiers to be idolatry.

The Impressions of an Expert on Pedophilia

25 Av 5773 – July 31, 2013
The revision of the DSM that omitted homosexuality was not based on research, nor was much else. It was "political" pressure.

Of Homosexuals, Pedophiles, and Differences

24 Av 5773 – July 30, 2013
In 1998 The APA issued a report claiming “that the ‘negative potential’ of adult sex with children was ‘overstated.’"

Peace Negotiations: Necessary Waste of Time

23 Av 5773 – July 29, 2013
One might say that this is a major achievement by the administration. But one would be wrong.

Debunking the ‘Age Gap Theory’…Again

18 Av 5773 – July 24, 2013
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.

A Message From One of their Own

16 Av 5773 – July 22, 2013
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.
Gene Wilder as Avram Belinski, a Polish rabbi who is traveling to San Francisco, and Harrison Ford as a bank robber who befriends him, in the 1979 movie The Frisco Kid.

Are We Fulfilling our Mission to the World?

15 Av 5773 – July 21, 2013
I get so worked up when one of us, especially one who is observant, somehow misbehaves in any way.
Yeshivat Merkaz Harav - Yeshiva of Amalek?

Religious Zionists Are Amalek? Just Shoot Me Now!

9 Av 5773 – July 15, 2013
The rhetoric that has accompanied the proposed legislation to subject Charedim the draft seems to be bordering on hysteria.

We Cannot Allow Pain to Drive the Jewish Agenda

8 Av 5773 – July 14, 2013
Unlike the survivors of abuse that took place at YU, I do not want to see YU close down.
Their message: Israel attempts to exterminate the remnants of genuine Judaism.

Teaching a Doctrine of Hate

6 Av 5773 – July 12, 2013
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.

Whose Fault Was the Haredi Attack Anyway?

4 Av 5773 – July 10, 2013
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 ‘Houses of Ill Repute’ of Nahal and Shahar

2 Av 5773 – July 8, 2013
The fault lies in the attitudes fostered in the societies that produce these animals.

Achdus and Misplaced Umbrage

1 Av 5773 – July 7, 2013
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.

Collateral Damage and Truth

27 Tammuz 5773 – July 4, 2013
The backlash is coming in the form of attacking Charedi recruits.

The True Character of Great Leaders

25 Tammuz 5773 – July 2, 2013
"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."
Rabbi Daniel Korobkin hosting IDF soldiers in Beth Avraham Yoseph Synagogue in Toronto.

MK Dov Lipman – Must See TV (Video)

24 Tammuz 5773 – July 1, 2013
It is time to let Rabbi Lipman speak for himself and explain what he is doing and why.
Former Executive Vice President of Agudath Israel Rabbi Shmuel Bloom

Unmasking the Truth

23 Tammuz 5773 – June 30, 2013
Rabbi Bloom’s condescending condemnation is particularly troubling because he clearly bases it on assumptions about someone he has never met.

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