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Will Israel Ever Get Serious About Treason?

Earlier this year Israel passed a law that would strip Israelis of their citizenship if convicted of espionage or treason. Condemned for this by countries all over the world, almost all of whom have far harsher anti-treason laws than Israel, the Israeli government has yet to apply the law to anyone.

Raising My Son Black And Jewish In Rural America

Raising my son Menny for 4 years now has been an extraordinary blessing and incredible experience. He’s black and wears his yarmulke proudly. Our Jewish community and fellow Montanans embrace him unconditionally--He’s not that “black boy” and I’m not that “adoptive father”; they just see us as a family.

Anniversary Of A Night Of Infamy

Kristallnacht marked a turning point for the more than half million German Jews.

Exploring Orthodox Jewish Midwood

In preparation for my new book, The Brooklyn Nobody Knows, I walked most of Brooklyn, 816 miles.

Listen To The Flames: As Told To Rayzel Reich By Her Grandmother, Mrs....

Miss Ida is our beloved teacher. Her brown hair is piled softly on her head. Her dress is of course old and worn, and she must...

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem: Up The Mountain

But how, indeed, do we push all our worries and plans out of our minds while we daven?

Memorial Day In America: What A Disgrace

Isn’t Memorial Day supposed to be a day of remembrance, mourning, and reflection? A day to pay tribute to the hundreds of thousands of brave men and women who lost their lives fighting for America?

Things You Pet

On the other hand, you can forget to feed your fish and they won’t say anything, like they’re awkward little house guests

The Jewish Journey

Avraham and Sarah ended up in the land of Canaan. Canaan? The most debased and decadent society! Yet, there Avraham and Sarah build their destiny and shape world history. Canaan actually held the key to Avraham and Sarah's redemption.

Stingy Townspeople

He then complained to the emperor that the Jews were rebelling against him.

Admitting To A Debt Nobody Claimed (Siman 75:10)

In all of these situations, the person volunteering the admission is exempt from any payment.

My Heart Is In The East While I Dwell In The West

Throughout the years that I lived in America I would meet lots of Jews with the same love and burning desire to live in Israel. I was not alone.

Q & A: Praying In Other Languages (Part II)

Question: When reciting a berachah in English, does a person fulfill his obligation if he says “Hashem” instead of “L-rd” or “G-d”? Yosef

Finding The Right One

Eternal wisdom from Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h. The topic is the intense research that goes into shidduchim.

Q & A: A Kohen’s Prayer (Part I)

Question: Sefer Chareidim (ch. 67) cites a Midrash that Eliyahu once testified that a certain kohen who begged G-d for righteous sons merited to see all of them serve as high priests, and none of them died during his lifetime. Where exactly is this Midrash? Nathan

Hijacking The Rule of Law

In 2015, Republicans took control of the Senate and Sen. Menendez became the ranking member of the committee, but in short order he was forced to give up even that less important but still influential leadership position.

The Special Relationship Of Children To God

For me the question that I was about to ask had value and I was always taught by my parents that one must ask questions to gain knowledge.

Dear Dr. Yael

While we believe that there are numerous valid paths within Orthodox Judaism, not all observant Jews are born into a community that fits them.

A Feud For The Ages: A History Of The Jews And The Church...

The Jews had traded in the traditional religion-based anti-Semitism of the Church for something new and more dangerous: a secular anti-Semitism based upon race, genetics, and economics.

What’s Love Got To Do With It?: Marriage Is Not Just Another Transactional Relationship

Man cannot experience true meaning and purpose unless he brings joy to others. He is not exempt from military service simply because he is a newlywed but in order to bring happiness to his new bride, specifically during the challenging first year--shana rishona.

Daf Yomi

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