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The Supreme Court Decision on DOMA

20 Tammuz 5773 – June 27, 2013
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.

Rabbi Sacks is All that Is Right with Judaism

19 Tammuz 5773 – June 26, 2013
I do not envy Chief Rabbi Elect, Ephraim Mirvis. Lord Sacks’ shoes will be hard to fill.

The Truth Will Set You Free

18 Tammuz 5773 – June 25, 2013
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.

Two Traitors

17 Tammuz 5773 – June 24, 2013
The circumstances of the Edward Snowden case are not so different from Jonathan Pollard's.

Can This be True?

16 Tammuz 5773 – June 23, 2013
Rabbi Metzger denies everything. I hope that’s true.

Will Jonathan Rosenblum Apologize to MK Rabbi Dov Lipman?

12 Tammuz 5773 – June 19, 2013
The Charedi rabbinic leaders in Israel who are not accustomed to American standards are afraid of them.

Rabbi’s Heartfelt Apology for Attacking Man Who Turned in Kolko

10 Tammuz 5773 – June 18, 2013
Apology Letter to Mrs S.

A Rational but Insufficient Haredi Response

10 Tammuz 5773 – June 17, 2013
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.

Jonathan Rosenblum’s Hit Piece on Dov Lipman and the RCA

9 Tammuz 5773 – June 16, 2013
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.

Does Elu V’Elu Mean Tolerating the Intolerable?

4 Tammuz 5773 – June 11, 2013
This was simply an opportunity to capitalize on something they thought would have universal appeal in the Charedi world.

Stop the Vilification

3 Tammuz 5773 – June 10, 2013
No matter how many times Lapid says he does not want to destroy Charedi Judaism, they see him as disingenuous with an ulterior motive to destroy the Charedi way of life.

WoW, Charedim, and Learning from History

1 Tammuz 5773 – June 9, 2013
Albert Einstein once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same experiment twice and expecting different results.

100 Kids Kicked off a Plane Because No One Taught Them Midos

29 Sivan 5773 – June 6, 2013
“What’s the Matter with Kids Today”. That is the title of a song sung by actor Paul Lynde from the 1960s musical Bye Bye Birdie....

Chofetz Chaim Musmach Tells It Like It Is on Charedi Child Molestation

27 Sivan 5773 – June 5, 2013
Let me emphasize that it is not me indicting Lakewood. It is coming from a Charedi Musmach.

Unconditional Love – Setting the Bar too Low

27 Sivan 5773 – June 4, 2013
Unless he at some minimal level wants to try and go back "On the Derech" the parent will not love them.

How Can We Support Israel with all this Internal Strife?

26 Sivan 5773 – June 3, 2013
I don’t see why any group has to identify itself as gay or straight in this parade.

Should IDF Soldiers Receive Lashes as Punishment for Forced Draft?

25 Sivan 5773 – June 2, 2013
I’m sure this is an empty threat. No one is going to get lashes. It is just a scare tactic. Or is it?

Keeping Jews Jewish

22 Sivan 5773 – May 30, 2013
Virtually all the Gedolim of previous generations, including Rav Soloveitchik, forbade any religious collaboration with heterodox rabbis for fear of giving them tacit recognition.

Recognizing Positive Haredi Values

21 Sivan 5773 – May 29, 2013
Despite the criticisms, Haredi society has positives that should be recognized.

Another Defender of the Haredi Status Quo Clucks His Tongue

19 Sivan 5773 – May 27, 2013
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.

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