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Emes Ve-Emunah
Haredim Can Be Trained to Do Anything

Posted on: April 4th, 2013

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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 President Richard Joel (L) with past President Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm.

Posted on: April 3rd, 2013

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Yeshiva University needs to admit that mistakes were made by leaders both past and present.

old man

Posted on: March 28th, 2013

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The fifth cup is based on a machlokes in the Gemarah.


Posted on: March 24th, 2013

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I think Obama is genuine in his expression of appreciation and even admiration for the Jewish people and the State of Israel.

Rabbi Herschel Schachter

Posted on: March 22nd, 2013

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We were all sitting around Rav Shachter in a circle. And we were all thinking the same thing.


Posted on: March 21st, 2013

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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.

On Nittel Nacht religious Jews play games instead of learning Torah.

Posted on: March 20th, 2013

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There is no reason why Haredim should continue to be the single biggest and fastest growing welfare demographic in all of Israel.

U.S. President Barack Obama

Posted on: March 19th, 2013

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Unlike some of his biggest detractors, I believe that the President actually likes Israel and values the friendship of the Israeli people.

An Israeli family welcome the entrance shabbat in a bomb shelter in the southern city of Ashkelon.

Posted on: March 18th, 2013

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I would love to consider all people who observe Shabbos as observant. That was once the case.

hasidic women

Posted on: March 17th, 2013

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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.

New Square

Posted on: March 14th, 2013

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Many Hasidic leaders discourage any real preparation for a job via secular education.

Observant Judaism

Posted on: March 13th, 2013

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Most of us know right from wrong and live as though it matters because it does. This is what David Brooks reported.

R&R Photographers, courtesy the Maryles family.

Posted on: March 12th, 2013

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Even though his prognosis was never good, it was still a shock when it happened.


Posted on: March 11th, 2013

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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.

A Haredi man walking on the road to Modiin Elit.

Posted on: March 10th, 2013

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Haredi leaders could not care less if Israel retains Judea and Samaria - as long as their Mosdos (religious institutions) get funded.

Haredi men scuffle with Israeli police.

Posted on: March 7th, 2013

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

21-year old Yityish Aynaw

Posted on: March 6th, 2013

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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.


Posted on: March 3rd, 2013

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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.

Sexual Abuse

Posted on: February 28th, 2013

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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.

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Posted on: February 27th, 2013

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

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