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.
Yeshiva University needs to admit that mistakes were made by leaders both past and present.
The fifth cup is based on a machlokes in the Gemarah.
I think Obama is genuine in his expression of appreciation and even admiration for the Jewish people and the State of Israel.
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.