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Another Milestone for the Jewish People in America

3 Shevat 5773 – January 13, 2013
I said I am proud of the President for choosing the best man for the job at Treasury even though he is Jewish.
Dr. Yoel Finkelman

Telling it Like it is – Publicly

29 Tevet 5773 – January 10, 2013
No matter how altruistic one is - if he is afraid to speak the truth out of fear of being attacked, that is not leadership.

Don’t Push Too Hard Against Hagel Nomination

27 Tevet 5773 – January 9, 2013
While it is the right of every American to lobby congress for their legitimate needs, I think our case has already been well made.

A Bad Pick for Secretary of Defense

27 Tevet 5773 – January 8, 2013
I fear that if Israel ever faces existential danger such as that threatened by Iran, Hagel might just say that he is not the Defense Minster of Israel.

The Future of Judaism

26 Tevet 5773 – January 7, 2013
Modern Orthodox Jews will join the ranks of Moderate Charedim as a socially cohesive group.
A Haredi man posting "pashekvilim" in Meah Shearim, in Jerusalem.

Does the Very Air in Israel Make One Wise?

22 Tevet 5773 – January 3, 2013
I don’t know what is in the air in Israel that makes some people think that they are doing the right thing by God in sticking knives into the heads of their opponents.
The author's grandchildren.

In Appreciation to My Readers…

21 Tevet 5773 – January 2, 2013
I wish to thank all of my readers for your support in helping to make this blog the success that it is.

Outreach, Inreach and Insularity

20 Tevet 5773 – January 1, 2013
Inspiring the unaffiliated can be done through inspirational stories or through our own behavior as role models.
Akiva Finkelstein

Are the Ultra Orthodox Incapable of Seeing God Fearing in National Religious Jews?

18 Tevet 5773 – December 31, 2012
A Chareidi rabbi lamented the attempt to denigrate a kiddush hashem preformed by a dati-leumi (national-religious) student.

Tznius Squads: Can This Really be Judaism?

18 Tevet 5773 – December 30, 2012
The extreme emphasis on tznius (modesty) has even led to husbands and wives being buried in separate locations.
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

Whose Judaism is it Anyway?

15 Tevet 5773 – December 27, 2012
The tragedy that we face today is that everyone thinks they are the sole possessors of the answer.

Every Jew – a .22?

13 Tevet 5773 – December 25, 2012
I believe that the massacre in Newton would never have happened if guns were made illegal.
Rabbi Yisroel Miller

Religious Pluralism Within Orthodoxy

12 Tevet 5773 – December 24, 2012
My harsh criticism is reserved for extremist behavior that is a result of those Hashkafos – even if it is from my own.

Mr. President, What Are You Thinking?

11 Tevet 5773 – December 23, 2012
How many times do we have to hear statements like 'the Jews have too much Power' before we realize that the people saying it are anti- Semites?!
Shraga Zaltzman

A Haredi Role Model

8 Tevet 5773 – December 20, 2012
A Haredi organization helps Haredim be brought up to speed to meet the challenges of the modern work place.

An Existential Analysis

6 Tevet 5773 – December 19, 2012
If we are going to survive as a Jewish people, we must revise the system.

An Ignorant Student

6 Tevet 5773 – December 18, 2012
It isn’t only important how hard a student studies, but what he studies.

What Is the Biggest Problem Facing Judaism?

5 Tevet 5773 – December 17, 2012
My own view of things is that there is a tremendous amount of disillusionment in the Orthodox world.

Technology, the Move to the Right and The Jewish Press

28 Kislev 5773 – December 11, 2012
I hope that the Jewish Press stays the paper of record for Orthodox Jewry. If it were to fold - the loss would be a devastating blow to moderation.

Can Women say Kaddish?

23 Kislev 5773 – December 6, 2012
I do not see this as a feminist issue at all. This is a human issue.

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