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Emes Ve-Emunah
Rabbi Gideon D. Sylvester
 

Is the Chief Rabbinate to Blame?

Posted on: April 28th, 2013

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In Israel today, how many of our religious leaders instill pride in being Jewish into the secular public?

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Jack Wertheimer
 

The Outreach Revolution

Posted on: April 26th, 2013

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Our battles with the Conservative movement are over. They no longer pose a threat to Orthodoxy.

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Bris Milah
 

For the Sake of Keeping the Bris Milah, Give Up Metzitza B’Peh

Posted on: April 25th, 2013

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Those who carry the herpes virus cannot always tell when it is present in the mouth.

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Was3899256
 

Terrorism and Immigration Reform

Posted on: April 24th, 2013

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When it comes to immigration policy, ignoring Islam’s part in this because of a misguided form of political correctness is why things like the Boston bombings happen.

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F130415YS04
 

The Haredi Civil Right to Not Appreciate Israel

Posted on: April 23rd, 2013

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A lack of patriotism is not a cause for punitive measures.

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Dzhokar
 

The Dzhokar is Not Wild, It was Jihad

Posted on: April 22nd, 2013

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It is Islamism that is the enemy and not al Qaeda. Al Qaida is but one tool of many dedicated to the cause.

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A Haredi Kfir Brigade soldier in an exercise simulating the takeover of a hostile urban area.
 

Changing the Paradigm of the Haredi Jew

Posted on: April 21st, 2013

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Universal army service will help integrate Haredim into the workplace so that they can earn a livable wage and support their families.

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Neturei Karta kids burning an Israeli flag on Israel's 65th birthday.
 

An Autonomous Haredi State: Having Their Cake and Eating It Too

Posted on: April 18th, 2013

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The suggestion is intriguing, self serving and frankly somewhat humorous.

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Haredi Protesting gzeiras
 

Protesting the ‘Evil Decree’? Why Not a Counter Rally?

Posted on: April 17th, 2013

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They can say all day long that they are not protesting Israel. The fact that they will be out there in the middle of Manhattan talking about 'gezeirot' says otherwise.

plastic-man-on-airplane
 

Wrapped in Plastic and Hilul HaShem

Posted on: April 15th, 2013

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When a Jew who appears to the world as the most religious among us acts like a fool that is a hilul HaShem.

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Jewish Agency head Natan Sharansky.
 

The Sharansky Option

Posted on: April 14th, 2013

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Public protests of the expansion of the Robinson's Arch area for egalitarian prayer would only generate more enmity.

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Satmar Williamsburg
 

Solving One Problem, Sort of…

Posted on: April 11th, 2013

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I personally see no problem with what Satmar did. They lobbied for the land and they got it. Black and Latino leaders could have done the same.

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cardozo_law_school
 

Making Lemonade out of a Cardozo Lemon

Posted on: April 10th, 2013

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I agree with Alan Dershowitz that Carter's presence at Carodozo Law School should be used as a positive.

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Ben Caspit is a reporter and political columnist for the Israeli daily newspaper Ma'ariv.
 

An Appalling Critique of Gilad Shalit

Posted on: April 9th, 2013

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Ben Caspit says the Shalit's kidnapping may have been prevented. That’s easy for him to say. He was not under rocket attack when he made these judgmental comments.

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censored woman
 

Photoshopping Women Out of the Holocaust

Posted on: April 8th, 2013

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Digitally removing women from Holocaust photos dishonors those women and the victims and survivors of the Holocaust.

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Haredim plan to paint Highway 1 black at the entrance to Jerusalem Sunday.
 

How to Lessen the Hatred

Posted on: April 7th, 2013

BlogsEmes Ve-Emunah

As long as rabbinic leaders live in the past and insist on calling the idea of ‘sharing the burden’ a 'shas haShmad,' antagonism toward Haredim will not change.

Brit Milah
 

Another Baby (Almost) Bites the Dust

Posted on: April 5th, 2013

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Rabbi Pirutinsky discussed the issue of 'metzizah b'peh' at length, concluding that if medical experts determine that there is a danger to the child, metzizah should be performed by other legitimate methods.

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Haredim Can Be Trained to Do Anything
 

A Mistaken Plea to Klal Yisrael

Posted on: April 4th, 2013

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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.

YU President Richard Joel (L) with past President Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm.
 

YU Must Do the Right Thing

Posted on: April 3rd, 2013

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Yeshiva University needs to admit that mistakes were made by leaders both past and present.

old man
 

The Real Reason for the Fifth Cup

Posted on: March 28th, 2013

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The fifth cup is based on a machlokes in the Gemarah.

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