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Truth Is Not A Political Position

25 Nisan 5777 – April 21, 2017
Hurling labels such as “right wing,” “ultra-right,” or even “extreme.” avoids fair, reasoned, fact-based debate on the issues, and instead attempts to delegitimize.

Matches Made In Heaven

Since our faith teaches that EVERY person has a soul mate – a bashert – designated by Heaven, how is it so many cannot find their partners? It is impossible to know but faith and prayer HELP!

Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (XII – Conclusion)

The conclusion to the legal saga of whether Dr. Simcha Goldman could wear his yarmulke while serving in the US Air Force. Chodesh Tov!

Approach Marine Le Pen With Caution

Depending on where you sit, a Le Pen victory would signal either the demise of fascism or its rebirth.

Daf Yomi

25 Nisan 5777 – April 20, 2017
Consequential Limitations ‘Seeds That Did Not Sprout’ (Bava Basra 92a)

Q & A: Attending Weddings During Sefirah (Part II)

Question: My friends are getting married on Rosh Chodesh Sivan. I tried to convince them to do otherwise, as many people have a minhag not to attend weddings until three days before Shavuot. They told me they spoke to rabbis who allowed it. Is this right? May I attend? Name Withheld By Request

Lost Bag

He considers it direct damage and writes that even a guardian who is exempt from negligence [e.g., be'alav imo] or even a person who is not a guardian, is liable in such a case.

Sefirat HaOmer

Whereas one week is sufficient to restore an individual to his natural state of divine purity, the entire nation required seven weeks.

Now Or Never

I knew in my heart if I did not take my first step soon all my ambition would fizzle.

One Who Cannot Swear Must Pay (Siman 75:12)

The Torah believes the testimony of one witness that the defendant does not deny under oath – as if it were the testimony of two witnesses.

Food For The Soul

The nefesh habahami on the other hand is comprised of the base instincts necessary for survival.

Remembering A Bielski Hero

The German advance was so rapid that within a short time they found themselves prisoners in the Stolpce ghetto.

How’s That Again?

Indeed, while Mr. Barghouti did note in passing that he is serving several life sentences, he failed to mention that they were imposed for his notorious acts of murder and destruction.

I Survived Them All

Young children, who in another time and place would have had nothing more serious to contemplate than their schoolwork, grew all too familiar with death as a daily occurrence.

Stop Denying The Israeli Consensus On The Palestinians

Lapid said negotiations with the Palestinians would need to be conducted “in very slow stages.” How slow does he envision the process? “15-20 years, the main element of which is security arrangements”

Conservatives Need To Show Their Appreciation Of The President

20 Nisan 5777 – April 16, 2017
No one could know how Trump would govern, but it was certain Hillary would govern as a leftist. I believe that another 4 years of left-wing rule would mean the end of America as it was founded to be

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