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Taken to the Charedi Woodshed

So much for honest disagreement in the Charedi world.

Fight Over Summer Camp and the Conflict bet. Haredim and Everyone Else

They are arguing specifically about summer camps, but the arguments apply to all the differences between them.

Grover Must Go!

The Center for Security Policy has launched a petition demanding that the American Conservative Union (ACU) expel Grover Norquist.

Is Renouncing United States Citizenship Effective Protest?

I'm glad that we never had to choose between the country of our birth and the country of our choice!

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.

Harriet Sherwood Completely Mischaracterizes Iran Sanctions Bill

The bill (by Senator Robert Menendez, along with 58 co-sponsors) has been accurately described by multiple media sources.

U.S. Military Hires Terror-Tied Chaplains

If the US military doesn't know better, then who are we to trust with our defense?

Reality Check: the 1/4 Million Man March

Those who live lives of no sports, entertainment, or outdoor activities take what they can get.

Family Trip: Tel Soche, Givat HaTurmusin, Lupine Hill

This past Friday afternoon we took a short break from Shabbos preparation to do a short tiyu.

Obama Goes Aggressive

Obama is stuck in his box, unable to consider options that might actually work.

Rhetoric that Makes their Views Difficult to Respect

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

Muslim Obligations in Promoting Justice in America

On Feb. 22nd, the University of Pennsylvania Law School hosted the “Eighth Annual Muslim Law Students Conference.”

Two Different Tracks: Women and Tefillin vs. Women and Torah

Women learning Torah is becoming increasingly permissive, but women wearing tefillin is becoming increasingly stringent.

Zionist Rabbis Pull Out of Rally Unless ‘Yated’ Retracts and Apologizes

The Haredi community may need to add some Mussar learning to their Gemorah learning.

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?!

To Rally or Not, That is the Question

The heated debate in the settlements revolved around participating in the Haredi anti-draft rally planned for Sunday - or not.

Amnesty Proves Its Anti-Israel Bias Yet Again

The report is titled: "Trigger-happy: Israel’s use of excessive force in the West Bank." Need we say more?

Hijra to Legoland: Cancelled

It looks like Mohammed will not go to Legoland after all.

Top 10 Sayings by R. Shteinman That’ll Make You Fall in Love with Him

Here is why opponents of R Shteinman think you should oppose him too.

‘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.

Devout Muslim Group Vows to Kill ‘Anyone Who Supports the Christians’

Here, again, the very definition of Islamic supremacism from another devout Muslim group.

Beit Shemesh Affecting Million Man Rally Schedule and Vice Versa

Sure enough, the mayoral challenger's song was quick to draw criticism from his opponents and detractors.

My Rebbe Rav Aharon Lichtenstein Is Awarded the Israel Prize 2014

One of us had the chutzpah to ask him to join the ball game. He said okay and he played aggressively.

It’s Not Even Purim Yet, But Don’t Tell the Plants

Some pictures I took yesterday while wandering around the neighborhood on my "fitness walk."

Is TOV Good Enough for Beit Shemesh?

The voice of the middle ground is more important than ever, yet perhaps too soft to be heard at all.

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