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The Billion Dollar Question: Can Yeshiva University Survive?

It would be tragic beyond all proportion if Yeshiva University were to fold. I don’t think that is going to happen.

Can Jews Unite Even When There Is No Tragedy?

Radical Islam is an idea, not an organization. It is the enemy, not terrorism.

No Such Thing as Peace at Any Price

Unfortunately it really doesn’t matter what the common Muslim wants. Fanatic religious fervor trumps it all.

The Wrong Stuff – Focusing on Minutiae

It seems like now more than ever Frumkeit has replaced sincerity as the primary focus of the right.

Extremism in Defense of Tznius

One measure for living a "normal" life is Halacha, and the other is societal standards.

Crossing a Line

Judaism is not only about doing the Mitzvos. It is also a belief system.

Today is Memorial Day

Eisenhower forced the residents of a nearby town to go to one of the liberated camps to see what their leaders had done.

Is Orthodoxy Winning?

I don’t think we can see ourselves as one cohesive unit of Orthodox Jews any more.

An Apology – and a Reputation Restored

We need both armies of Israel: the spiritual one, the Yeshiva world, and the physical one, the IDF.

Is Being Right Always Enough?

There was an obvious appearance of prejudice – even if there wasn’t any in actuality.

Outreach – Thinking Out of the Box

The Talmud belongs to all the Jewish people, not just Orthodox Jews.

Could Suicide Have Been Prevented?

The bottom line for me here is that a life could have been saved.

The Right Approach to Yom Ha’atzmaut

When President Obama was newly elected, he made a trip to the Middle East to address the Arab nations. He spoke about Israel’s right...

In Memoriam: For These I Cry

Please, Ribbono shel Olam, no more children or soldiers be called to join the holy minyan in Heaven.

Who is to Blame for the Divisiveness?

According to a recent survey in Mishpacha Magazine, most secular Israeli Jews do not hate charedim.

The ‘A’ Word

I do not for a minute think he ever believed that Israel was or will be an Apartheid state. He simply misspoke.

Why Are Women Required to Recite the Haggadah?

Women must eat Matzah on Pesach too but that is also a time bound positive commandment.

No Child Left Behind: A Jewish Value

Students most in danger of going OTD are those with damaged egos from teacher inattentiveness.

Achdus and Blessing

I see less unity between religious factions than between religious Jews and secular Jews

Religious Divorce: Where Does Justice Lie?

There is never an excuse to withhold a Get from a woman. NEVER!

Taken to the Charedi Woodshed

So much for honest disagreement in the Charedi world.

So…What’s So Good about Charedim?

Just because I have a Hashkafa that differs from them, that does not mean I do not respect them.

Rhetoric that Makes their Views Difficult to Respect

I could not believe what I was reading. It made me angry!

How Low Can MK Gafni Sink?!

He is willing to destroy other Torah institutions – NOT to save his own – but as an act of revenge?!

‘What If I Don’t Want to be Gay?’

For the record, all those who try and interpret this act out of its Issur-prohibition are mindboggelingly foolish, in my view.

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