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Albany Beat

We have to be very clear-headed and cautious about what is said because what is said by the U.S. president is paid minute attention to by the rest of the world.

The Israeli Declaration Of Independence

The proclamation of a Jewish state had to be made on May 14 because the British Mandate was to end at midnight and Jewish leadership did not want even one second to pass before the formal establishment of the state.

Teshuvah Is Easy; Change Is Difficult

Clearly, the sin was forgiven, so why couldn’t the Jews look at Moshe’s face?

I Cry With You

Two of these attacks occurred close to Allon Shvut, and somehow I feel responsible.

Solar Eclipse

Of the travesties listed in the Gemara the one that is most obviously becoming more rampant is mishkav zachor.

Teaching Israel

How is it possible that some of our people cannot see what I see, the miracle of the existence of the state of Israel?

Three Nuremberg Documents

It was through Jackson’s leadership that the Nuremberg trials were organized; standards of evidence developed; rights of defendants defined; and prosecutorial action commenced.

Rescuing My Family From Yemen

As a Jew in Yemen, you live in your own little bubble and don't associate with the world around you.

The Mysterious Nature Of Yom Kippur

Moses, when he saw the frenzied partying and dancing before the calf, threw down the tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments in a fit of rage, shattering them into small fragments.

The Corruption Farce

It is good that the corruption in Netanyahu’s backyard is being investigated and it is good that the public doesn’t like it. However, the level of corruption is currently much lower than under previous PMs.

The Reluctant Witness (Shevuot 29b and 30a)

There are a number of conditions that must be met for a false oath to fall into the category of Shevuat Ha’eidut.

Local Rabbi Launches New Career

Rabbi Elchonon Abramchik’s life has taken some unique turns. He was born in China, to parents who spent the war years in the ghetto of Shanghai, and thus survived the Nazi regime.

Maintaining Our Identity In The Face Of Illicit Behavior

Rav Shmuel explained that if we would understand that we are an elevated nation our task in this world would be so much easier.

Remembering Esterka

Polish history and popular legend credits a beautiful Jewish girl named Esther, or Esterka, with the turn of Jewish fortunes in Poland.

The President Doubles Down On U.S. Mideast Policy

From where we sit, this non-development is also a strong indication that there is less interest than one might think around the Middle East in the Palestinian cause.

Sefiras HaOmer : Why We Count, What We Count

The lives of Jews in Mitzrayim were defined by misery and suffering. They had no rights. They had no life.

The Hard Democrat Left And The Shifting Sen. Gillibrand

President Trump and his UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, may be slowly moving the UN in a different direction, but the problem still looms.

Bullying Q & A

When children feel that their own emotional needs are met, they are better able to recognize the emotional needs of others.

Court Case Could Set Ominous Precedent For Shuls And Yeshivas

Did Alana Shultz, the fired program director for the Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue suffer “adverse employment action”? Was she fired because she was 19 weeks pregnant at her wedding? What broader impact will this have?

Another Family Torn Asunder

I wish this were the case. To be sure, each family crisis is its own unique tragedy, but the common thread of hatred is always there. And no, it is not a rare occurrence, unfortunately.

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