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Will This Be a Turning Point?

11 Kislev 5775 – December 3, 2014
Obviously, the better part of caution is to report credible reports of abuse directly to the police.
A yeshiva elementary school classroom in Jerusalem.

Education – the Key to Transitioning Out Poverty

11 Kislev 5775 – December 2, 2014
{Originally posted on author's website, Emes Ve-Emunah} It seems so simple to me. So Logical. It makes so much sense. And yet it seems that...

The Rebbe Smiled

10 Kislev 5775 – December 1, 2014
The Chilul HaShem of religious Jews-long beards&wearing religious garb-acting like inner-city thugs

Expressing Gratitude on Thanksgiving

8 Kislev 5775 – November 30, 2014
My Rebbe, Rav Ahron Soloveichik, permits celebrating the day with a festive family turkey dinner.

Bury Them with Deceased Pigs?

4 Kislev 5775 – November 25, 2014
As events over the last couple of weeks amply demonstrate, the status quo isn’t working out either

A Hero, an Apologist, and a Truthseeker

1 Kislev 5775 – November 23, 2014
Master Sergeant Zidan Saif (Zt"L) a Druze from the Galilee, was shot and killed saving Jewish lives.

The CBC and the Events in Jerusalem

27 Heshvan 5775 – November 20, 2014
The burden of proof that a person is against Israel but not anti-Semitic rests on that person.

The Folly of Taking Chances for Peace

26 Heshvan 5775 – November 19, 2014
It should be clear Israel’s existence is not the real issue; the issue is Islamic fundamentalism.

Actions – Not Platitudes

24 Heshvan 5775 – November 17, 2014
Artifacts are not what make the Jewish people great; it is our conduct that does.

Transparency and the Honor of the Rabbinate

23 Heshvan 5775 – November 16, 2014
The RCA stated their review will add protection for the convert and not tamper with Halacha.

An Orthodox Rabbi Whose Wife is Not Orthodox

21 Heshvan 5775 – November 13, 2014
It undermines the tenets the rabbi preaches to his congregants when his wife does not live by them

INEXCUSABLE!

20 Heshvan 5775 – November 12, 2014
Argue with Rabbi Gordimer on the merits;Go ahead. What Rabbi Katz did went well beyond the pale.

Shades of Grey

19 Heshvan 5775 – November 11, 2014
Fiddler on the Roof moved some Jews to explore their roots; it actually led some to become observant

Decentralizing Conversions in Israel

16 Heshvan 5775 – November 9, 2014
It is the acceptance of all Halacha that is important – not the immediate knowledge of them.

Orthodox Survival in Israel

14 Heshvan 5775 – November 6, 2014
Charedi poverty cannot be solved by only changing the system from one of learning to one of working

Jewish Education and Moderation is the Key

13 Heshvan 5775 – November 5, 2014
Despite its shortcomings, Jewish education is the key not only to Jewish survival but to its growth.

Holy from Womb to Tomb?

9 Heshvan 5775 – November 2, 2014
"Holy from womb to tomb," is lying; It is a lie of omission which is worse than a lie of commission.

The Fight Over Charedi Leadership in Israel

4 Heshvan 5775 – October 28, 2014
How bad is it? It is a battle royal tearing at the very heart of the yeshiva world.

Taking Charity for a Living

2 Heshvan 5775 – October 25, 2014
In the vast majority of cases, they are truly people in need, the fraudulent have been weeded out,

A Tikun Olam of High Caliber

27 Tishri 5775 – October 20, 2014
Kids bring in the light and let out the darkness through breathing exercises; it changes people.

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