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Lessons Orthodox Judaism Can Learn from Mormons

11 Adar I 5774 – February 11, 2014
Both communities value using books to study their texts, and digital devices are a less preferable way for younger people to study.

Samuel L. Jackson: We Don’t All Look Alike

Jackson milked the faux pas to the last drop.

Who’s the Real Illiterate?

Unfortunately, some people are still in the dark about the significance of this, and similar acts.

Jonathan Rosenblum on Abuse

Prosecution of predators is a crucial component in the therapeutic treatment of their victims.

Union Jacked

11 Adar I 5774 – February 10, 2014
Saul is neither the first nor the last of the wolf pack to unite the tribes.

The Secular Religion of the Left

Their grandparents had already loosened their grip on religion and as the family disintegrated, materialism took its place.

Moving Towards the Army

My son continues to move slowly towards the army while working to complete his final year in high school.

Charedi Suicide Squads

9 Adar I 5774 – February 9, 2014
I understand their angst. These are funds they have relied upon for decades in order to subsist.

Israel under Attack, Arabs Don’t Want True Peace

9 Adar I 5774 – February 8, 2014
Peace only happens when one side declares unconditional surrender or both sides really want peace.

Limmud – Yes or No?

7 Adar I 5774 – February 7, 2014
Is it worth taking the chance that ‘some of our own’ may leave the fold in order to gain those who may come into the fold?

NCSY at 60, Havdalah, What? I’m Not Unique?!

When I went to my first Shabbaton in the fall-early winter of 1963 I knew nothing of Torah Judaism.

Bringing Terror to Your Phone

It's a strange feeling to known that a missile is flying towards your country and there is nothing you can do about it.

EXCLUSIVE: Bibi’s New Demands

7 Adar I 5774 – February 6, 2014
Advisers close to the Prime Minister noted that this demand has already been accepted by the Palestinians.


It is worth looking at the full list but there is one entry that stands out as genuinely bizarre.

The Results of America Taking Care of Security

Does Israel really need the US to care for our security?

Is Mindful Meditation Finally Going to Become Jewish?

Our club, Northwest Racket and Swim in St. Louis Park, had a wonderful yoga program.

Rabbi Riskin Used to Promote Christian Worship in Jerusalem

This is not the first time Rabbi Riskin has been featured in a video presentation which has raised eyebrows and caused controvers.

Dissenting View from Haredi Insider

"I experienced first-hand many of the disastrous results of Yeshivish social-engineering."

Barry Rubin, Scholar and Friend

5 Adar I 5774 – February 4, 2014
This is not a post that I wanted to write, though I knew it was coming.

You Never Forget your First

Hundreds of thousands of Jews participate in Daf Yomi at some point.

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