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Cost/Benefit – An Analysis of a Jewish Education

If one looks at the range of tuition one would have to pay per child, one might get sticker shock. It doesn’t take a genius in math to multiply those figures by 5, or more, children.

Excessive Modesty

I always wonder how women wearing the Niqab, a veil that covers up the entire face except for a slit at eye level, take ID photos, eat-DRIVE?

Emes Ve-Emunah: The Bridge Builder

To say that Rabbi Eckstein is controversial is an understatement. But I happen to believe that he is getting a bad rap from most of the Orthodox world.

Emes Ve-Emunah: Blurring the Differences

I have to question why anyone today would want to do something that is so unaccepted instead of focusing more on those thing which are.

Emes Ve-Emunah: The Spiritual Leaders of the Future

tudies now show that the rate of growth in Orthodoxy now exceeds the dropout rate. “Increasingly, Orthodox Jews are choosing to remain Orthodox” says Professor Waxman.

Trump, Clinton, Terrorism, and the Election

Trump polled well below Clinton initially after his nomination was assured. Since Clinton has proven to be a careless and sloppy liar she is deemed less trustworthy the Trump, he is now running even

Emes Ve-Emunah: Extremely Careless

Hillary's actions may not have warranted a criminal charge, according to FBI Director Comey, but it certainly calls into question her qualifications for President

Changing Course in Dealing with Sex Abuse

I strongly oppose having rabbis vet suspicions since there will be an inherent, if unintentional, bias favoring an accused abuser, especially if he is otherwise a respected member of the community.

To Bigotry No Sanction

US Jews owe a tremendous debt of gratitude - Hakaras HaTov - to America, a country where we enjoy a historically unprecedented level of freedom.

Honoring Commitments

Something has changed about the rabbinate in recent years. Most notably in the area of conversions to Judaism.

Why Do They Leave?

Stats on those who went off the Derech: 19% do it based on finding contradictions to what they have been taught or lack of proof; 31% say they do it for other intellectual reasons

Emes Ve-Emunah: The 400 Pound Gorilla

Shooting the animal was apparently the only way to do save the child. That should have been the end of the story. Instead, it was the beginning of public outcry

When Reality Hits You in the Face

If a secular or Dati Jew is subject to be put in harm’s way, so too should a Charedi Jew--Everybody’s blood is red.

The Big Twelve and Jewish Education

Most Mechanchim currently struggle on the salaries they are paid. How should the Torah world address this shameful situation?

What is Modern Orthodoxy?

Incorporating ideologies that contradict Jewish norms is not the way to conserve Judaism, bor restore Modern Orthodoxy.

The Wedding on the Temple Mount

The Jewish Press wished a Mazal Tov to the couple married on Har HaBayit. My response: How many Jews are going to be killed because of this?

Emes Ve-Emunah: Driving the Wedge Further

I admire Lila Kagedan's resolve and commitment but insisting on a title to break a barrier for women will serve only to divide us further.

An Attempt to Export Failure

The Pew study provides a stark picture of the disintegration of American Jewry--with the exception of the Orthodox.

An Unorthodox Renaissance

I disagree with Bayme's equating Modern Orthodoxy with the left but I agree that the left should be restored as a viable choice within Orthodox Jewry

Emes Ve-Emunah: Another Look at Israel’s Reality

Until Palestinians start focusing on helping themselves instead of hurting us, nothing will change.

The Co$t of Being the “People of the Book”

Average annual Jewish day school tuition grades K-12=$15,000; average Catholic school tuition=$3,383

Emes Ve-Emunah: Is It All Over but the Shouting?

Trump has exponentially surpassed all expectations and is on a path to win the Republican nomination

Gadol School

The problem in much of Charedi education is insisting ALL young men should strive to be THE Gadol.

Does This Make Me Open Orthodox?

Open Orthodoxy wants to dispense with brahca shelo asani isha or believe Chazal guilty of misogyny

Why Orthodox Jews Tend to be Politically Conservative

Originalists,as Scalia called them, follow the constitution just as its framers originally intended

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