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That Obama/Farrakhan Photo

Now, 13 year later, after Mr. Obama’s electoral fortunes are no longer a concern, the photo and news of the meeting have surfaced.

Obama Shares A Joke

But it was in the area of Israel’s political future as a robust and flourishing democracy where he fell woefully short.

The Jews Vs. Hitler: An Interview with author Rick Richman

Britain was so undermanned and under-armed at this point that a Jewish army of 50,000-100,000 soldiers could have made a significant military impact.

The Levush: His Life And Works

The more I read, the more confused I became. The sefer followed the same order of the Shulchan Aruch, chapter by chapter, but unlike the Shulchan Aruch’s matter-of-fact approach, this sefer included the reason behind each halacha.

Jewish Treevia

The Jewish people's relationship to trees goes way back as far as the Garden of Eden where man's first mitzvah involved a tree. Maybe that's why Jews are so enthusiastic about tree planting.

Mindfulness In The Modern Age

We often think of technology as the barrier to mindfulness. Gunatillake argues that we need using technology as a tool for mindfulness can actually be helpful, rather than harmful.

Caring For Humanity

Thank G-d, I was sitting by the window when you came in and I was able to save you from sin.

The Children We Have

It sounds incongruous to say that Rav Shteinman who reached the advanced age of 104 was taken too soon but in fact it’s true; he was taken far too soon. That the rav was a great Torah scholar is a given. His true greatness, however, was in the humility, kindness, and understanding that animated his wisdom, guidance, and teaching.

The Shiva Call

Rav Shevach’s senseless murder will not change anything for Palestinian Arabs, who praised it, other than lead to more death; the terrorist who murdered him has already been found and, in the IDF’s lexicon, “neutralized.” The residents of the Balata refugee camp will continue to be “refugees” under the thumb of the PA with the help of the United Nations.

The Most Powerful Tool We All Have

Wouldn’t it be nice if there could be norms and conventions that protected women from unwanted advances by men – and men from unfair accusations by women? Oh wait, there are-- being Shomer Negiah and Shomer Yichud!

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

With those two words, Pius X summed up the 1,900-year-old “special” relationship between the Jews and the Catholic Church – a tortuous theological and political relationship that would see tremendous changes before the century’s end.

Parshas Beshalach: Singing Of Emunah

So why sing it? If the second shirah does not add any new ideas or even words, what was its purpose?

Chesed And Rachamim In Our Lives (Part Two)

More eternal wisdom from Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h. This week considering how to become an agent of chesed (compassion) and rachamim (mercy)-continued from last week.

The Grass Is Greener: Litigating in Non-Jewish Courts

What happens if a Diaspora Jew refuses to appear before a Jewish court of law or refuses to honor its judgment?

The Merit Of Trusting Hashem

The difficulty with this Rashi is that he lists all three reasons in same breath as if they are equal, and clearly they aren’t.

Q & A: Covering The Challah

Question: Why do we cover the challah when we make Kiddush? Why don’t we cover any other foods on the table? Zelig Aronson

Daf Yomi

To Have Or To Hold ‘Renting Is Not Owning’ (Avodah Zara 15a)

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