The draft is but one area Haredi leaders badly stumble over.
When journalists question why a black woman won a beauty contest - even if it is disguised as referring only to this particular black woman - I think that is sad.
When it comes to victims of abuse the overriding approach should be one of compassion and understanding. But school officials' mishandling of a situation should not automatically result in termination.
There has been much reluctance by rabbinic groups such as Agudah to be more forceful in their approach to abusers. They find the allegations hard to believe.
Making gay marriage not just value neutral but something positive. It is in effect koshering a forbidden lifestyle.
The era of Godless leadership in the Knesset ended with Menachem Begin. One might even say it ended with the Six Day War.
There ought to be a process of exempting yeshiva students via bechinos (tests).
The fault lies with both the executive and legislative branches of government. Neither wants to budge from their ideological positions.
It is to Jonathan Rosenblum’s great credit that he has written this critical essay in a Haredi publication.
As a youth, MK Dr. Ruth Calderon was not satisfied with the secular treatment of Judaism she got in Israeli schools. So eventually she founded a secular yeshiva.
Gedolim are not perfect. They are human, just like the rest of us. A true Gadol will always try to do the right thing. And the public should not lose out because of occasional errors.
Do these rabbis really think that Naftali Bennett, an observant Jew, or Rabbi Dov Lipman have “risen in our generation to destroy the Jewish people”?
It is ethical and moral behavior that makes us a light unto the nations.
The relationship between the Jewish people and the Catholic Church has never been better. And the current Pope deserves credit for that.
With this comment Rabbi Schneierson wiped out of Orthodoxy most of observant Jewry including many Haredim.
Despite Chabad’s success in spreading Torah, they are not really integrated with the rest of Orthodoxy.
I am surprised that burkas aren’t standard apparel for the woman in the street.
Metzizah b'peh is not even required by many Orthododx poskim. In fact it is actually discouraged by some.
The implication of such statements is that anyone who serves in the army is guilty of violating a yahorog v’al ya’avor.
Lapid is a patriot who is both honest and who has a clear vision for the future. A vision that is inclusive of all!
This is the 'tznius chase,' a subset of the 'Frumkeit race,' also known as the move to the right.
Taking advantage of desperate people by getting them to part with their money in exchange for segulot is not what I believe God intended for us as a holy nation.
Even though there will be an unprecedented number of religious Knesset members, Haredim are closer to being drafted than at any time in Israel’s history.
No one should see Weberman's 103 year sentence as excessively harsh. Instead they should see this as a victory for the abused.
In his new book Movers and Shakers, Elliot Resnick was able to capture the essence of each of his subjects.