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Good Riddance, Mr. President

The bloggist provides a decidedly alternative perspective but arrives at the same and right conclusion: Mr. President, I say Thank you. But ‘Good riddance!

Emes Ve-Emunah: Will All of American Jewry Eventually be Orthodox?

The direction non-Orthodox Jews are going is clear. Heterodoxy has failed while Orthodoxy has succeeded, strong evidence that it is Halacha that has kept us alive throughout the millennia

Will Trump be Good or Bad for Israel?

I can think of no better endorsement for Friedman than J-Street vehement opposition to his appointment.

A Chasidic Rebbe’s Approach to the Internet

In all too many cases elderly leaders that are unfamiliar with the things they are asked to comment upon end up making mistakes – which later have to be corrected when they become better informed.

Emes Ve-Emunah: It’s Mad Dog!

Sec'y of Defense nominee Marine Gen. James Mattis' nickname ‘Mad Dog’ is well earned. He once made the following statement: “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”

Give Him a Chance

Trump's appointments could put an entirely new, PRO-Israel spin on how the US sees a final solution between Israel and the Arabs. So, give him a chance.

You’ve Got to Accentuate the Positive

Could anyone have ever imagined that the daughter of a President would be an observant Jew? And that she and her observant Jewish husband would the President’s most trusted advisers?

The Making of a Gadol 2.0

A Gadol B'Yisroel must be publicly accepted as a rabbinic leader, someone the Torah world turns to with confidence knowing he is God fearing and his views on Halacha and Hashkafa are authoritative

Senator Mark Kirk – A Proven Friend

This is the man we should support. Mark Kirk is a Republican that must remain in congress. He is a good man and deserves to be re-elected.

Emes Ve-Emunah: Status Quo? Or a Quiet Revolution?

No one is saying there shouldn’t be a cadre of Torah scholars involved in full time Torah study. The only question is whether it should be full time for everyone to the exclusion of everything else.

The Chief Rabbinate’s Folly

If reports are true, one of America’s preeminent Rabbis, Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz, head of the RCA Beis Din, has been dishonored by Israel's Chief Rabbinate which rejected conversions he approved

Emes Ve-Emunah: Who Will Be More Effective Against Terror?

Clinton said we first need to examine the facts of the attack. Well… of course. But I did not hear any determination in her voice. Not this time and not really ever.

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.

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