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For the Sake of Keeping the Bris Milah, Give Up Metzitza B’Peh

16 Iyyar 5773 – April 25, 2013
Those who carry the herpes virus cannot always tell when it is present in the mouth.

Terrorism and Immigration Reform

15 Iyyar 5773 – April 24, 2013
When it comes to immigration policy, ignoring Islam’s part in this because of a misguided form of political correctness is why things like the Boston bombings happen.

The Haredi Civil Right to Not Appreciate Israel

14 Iyyar 5773 – April 23, 2013
A lack of patriotism is not a cause for punitive measures.

The Dzhokar is Not Wild, It was Jihad

13 Iyyar 5773 – April 22, 2013
It is Islamism that is the enemy and not al Qaeda. Al Qaida is but one tool of many dedicated to the cause.

Changing the Paradigm of the Haredi Jew

12 Iyyar 5773 – April 21, 2013
Universal army service will help integrate Haredim into the workplace so that they can earn a livable wage and support their families.

An Autonomous Haredi State: Having Their Cake and Eating It Too

9 Iyyar 5773 – April 18, 2013
The suggestion is intriguing, self serving and frankly somewhat humorous.

Protesting the ‘Evil Decree’? Why Not a Counter Rally?

8 Iyyar 5773 – April 17, 2013
They can say all day long that they are not protesting Israel. The fact that they will be out there in the middle of Manhattan talking about 'gezeirot' says otherwise.

Wrapped in Plastic and Hilul HaShem

6 Iyyar 5773 – April 15, 2013
When a Jew who appears to the world as the most religious among us acts like a fool that is a hilul HaShem.

The Sharansky Option

5 Iyyar 5773 – April 14, 2013
Public protests of the expansion of the Robinson's Arch area for egalitarian prayer would only generate more enmity.

Solving One Problem, Sort of…

2 Iyyar 5773 – April 11, 2013
I personally see no problem with what Satmar did. They lobbied for the land and they got it. Black and Latino leaders could have done the same.

Making Lemonade out of a Cardozo Lemon

1 Iyyar 5773 – April 10, 2013
I agree with Alan Dershowitz that Carter's presence at Carodozo Law School should be used as a positive.

An Appalling Critique of Gilad Shalit

30 Nisan 5773 – April 9, 2013
Ben Caspit says the Shalit's kidnapping may have been prevented. That’s easy for him to say. He was not under rocket attack when he made these judgmental comments.

Photoshopping Women Out of the Holocaust

29 Nisan 5773 – April 8, 2013
Digitally removing women from Holocaust photos dishonors those women and the victims and survivors of the Holocaust.

How to Lessen the Hatred

28 Nisan 5773 – April 7, 2013
As long as rabbinic leaders live in the past and insist on calling the idea of ‘sharing the burden’ a 'shas haShmad,' antagonism toward Haredim will not change.

Another Baby (Almost) Bites the Dust

25 Nisan 5773 – April 5, 2013
Rabbi Pirutinsky discussed the issue of 'metzizah b'peh' at length, concluding that if medical experts determine that there is a danger to the child, metzizah should be performed by other legitimate methods.

A Mistaken Plea to Klal Yisrael

25 Nisan 5773 – April 4, 2013
Divinity exemptions are designed to produce clergy that will serve the populace, not so that every single member of it becomes a member of the clergy.

YU Must Do the Right Thing

24 Nisan 5773 – April 3, 2013
Yeshiva University needs to admit that mistakes were made by leaders both past and present.

The Real Reason for the Fifth Cup

18 Nisan 5773 – March 28, 2013
The fifth cup is based on a machlokes in the Gemarah.

A Quick Analysis of Obama’s Trip

14 Nisan 5773 – March 24, 2013
I think Obama is genuine in his expression of appreciation and even admiration for the Jewish people and the State of Israel.

What Rav Shachter Said…

11 Nisan 5773 – March 22, 2013
We were all sitting around Rav Shachter in a circle. And we were all thinking the same thing.

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