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Two Traitors

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

Can This be True?

16 Tammuz 5773 – June 23, 2013
Rabbi Metzger denies everything. I hope that’s true.
A few years ago, on Erev Yom Kippur, Jonathan called Rav Aharon Rakeffet and apologized to him for a similar dressing down in another article.

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.
Yosef Kolko in court.

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

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

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.
Rav Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld, founder of the Eida HaCharedis.

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.
Anti Israel rally by Satmar in New York Sunday.

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.
Yair Lapid with one of his party's MKs, U.S. born Rabbi Dov Lipman.

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.
Police guarding the Women of the Wall.

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....
Rabbi Avrohom Stulberger

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.
Israel Day Parade 2013

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.
Eytan Kobre

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.

Are Haredi Orgs Being Singled Out in Israel?

18 Sivan 5773 – May 26, 2013
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.
Yesh Atid MK Rabbi Dov Lipman speaking at the plenum hall, March 06, 2013.

And the Bashing Continues…

15 Sivan 5773 – May 23, 2013
Eliminating all secular studies is taking "Talmud Torah k’neged kulom" to an absurd extreme.

Intermarried Rabbis

14 Sivan 5773 – May 22, 2013
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?

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