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Anger at Haredim: Who Is to Blame?

The draft is but one area Haredi leaders badly stumble over.

Some of My Best Friends Are…

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.

A Time for Zero Tolerance and a Time for Tolerance

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.

The Conundrum of Dealing with Sexual Abuse

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.

Well Intentioned, but Wrong to Condone Homosexuality

Making gay marriage not just value neutral but something positive. It is in effect koshering a forbidden lifestyle.

A New Beginning?

The era of Godless leadership in the Knesset ended with Menachem Begin. One might even say it ended with the Six Day War.

Disappointed But Not Surprised

There ought to be a process of exempting yeshiva students via bechinos (tests).

Memo to the President: Compromise on the Budget

The fault lies with both the executive and legislative branches of government. Neither wants to budge from their ideological positions.

A ‘Fake’ Haredi?

It is to Jonathan Rosenblum’s great credit that he has written this critical essay in a Haredi publication.

Torah and the Secular Jew

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.

Can a Gadol Resign?

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.

The Winds of Change

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”?

How the World Sees Men in Black

It is ethical and moral behavior that makes us a light unto the nations.

Goodbye to a Good Pope

The relationship between the Jewish people and the Catholic Church has never been better. And the current Pope deserves credit for that.

Is it True that ‘No One Really Frum Has a TV’?

With this comment Rabbi Schneierson wiped out of Orthodoxy most of observant Jewry including many Haredim.

Achdus with Chabad

Despite Chabad’s success in spreading Torah, they are not really integrated with the rest of Orthodoxy.

Why a Burka is Not Modest Enough

I am surprised that burkas aren’t standard apparel for the woman in the street.

Is Consent for Metzitza B’Peh Really about Banning Circumcision?

Metzizah b'peh is not even required by many Orthododx poskim. In fact it is actually discouraged by some.

Is Going to the IDF an Evil Decree?

The implication of such statements is that anyone who serves in the army is guilty of violating a yahorog v’al ya’avor.

Lapid Concedes: Haredim Have Won (Video)

Lapid is a patriot who is both honest and who has a clear vision for the future. A vision that is inclusive of all!

The ‘Tznius Chase’: Is This Photo Immodest?

This is the 'tznius chase,' a subset of the 'Frumkeit race,' also known as the move to the right.

Selling Snake Oil for Charity

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.

And the Winner is…

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.

Weberman’s Sentence: Justice Has Been Served

No one should see Weberman's 103 year sentence as excessively harsh. Instead they should see this as a victory for the abused.

Movers and Shakers

In his new book Movers and Shakers, Elliot Resnick was able to capture the essence of each of his subjects.

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