We were all sitting around Rav Shachter in a circle. And we were all thinking the same thing.
Who individuals are attracted to is none of our business and shouldn’t influence our encounters with them, but that is different than the normalization of gay sex.
There is no reason why Haredim should continue to be the single biggest and fastest growing welfare demographic in all of Israel.
Unlike some of his biggest detractors, I believe that the President actually likes Israel and values the friendship of the Israeli people.
I would love to consider all people who observe Shabbos as observant. That was once the case.
I would love to see Mrs. Freier become the role model for all Hasidic women – and not just for those like the ones she attended school with.
Most of us know right from wrong and live as though it matters because it does. This is what David Brooks reported.
Even though his prognosis was never good, it was still a shock when it happened.
Once again we see a great rabbinic figure who apparently does not understand what it is that really upsets the non-Haredi public, including many observant Jews.
Haredi leaders could not care less if Israel retains Judea and Samaria - as long as their Mosdos (religious institutions) get funded.
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.