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The Jewish State

9 Iyyar 5777 – May 4, 2017
We are in Eretz Yisrael before the building of the Beis Hamikdash. Why are we repeating the same mistake three thousand years later?

Trying To Make Sense Of The Sebastian Gorka Dispute

I have never met Gorka, have never spoken with him, and can’t say I’m hugely familiar with his work. That said, there is very little evidence out there justifying the accusation of anti-Semitism.

Pool Barrier

The contractor warned me that the local safety code requires a barrier around the pool. He's supposed to come in two weeks to install it.

Is One Required To Live In Israel? (Bava Batra 91a)

Although it is preferable to live in Israel, there is no obligation to go. However, once you live in Israel, there is an obligation not to leave.

How Two New York Rabbis Responded To The 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial

In the 1920s, a new breed of Orthodox Jewish Americans set a two-fold goal: to “rebuke and repudiate the reformers” and “to deal effectively and happily with the great task” of Americanization by forging a distinctly American form of Orthodox Judaism.

Diego Rivera’s Jewish Roots And The Rosenberg Case

My Jewishness is the dominant element in my life. From this has come my sympathy with the downtrodden masses which motivates all my work.

The Early Day School Movement In America

The development of the Jewish day school in the United States, before the beginning of the modern Jewish day school movement, was sporadic and uneven.

Refusing To Win

The way to 'end' the Six-Day War is to annex all the territory won. It is possible. There really is no demographic problem and there is no problem with international relations. The entire problem is in our heads.

Quick Takes

8 Iyyar 5777 – May 3, 2017
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‘For Rav Hirsch, All Mankind Is Precious To God’: An Interview With Rabbi Dr....

For Rav Hirsch, when Hakadosh Baruch Hu chose Klal Yisrael to be the am segulah, He was not rejecting the rest of mankind.

Rav Binyamin Kamenetsky

A Torah scholar in his own right... he was also steeped in the ways of the gedolim who were contemporaries and colleagues of his legendary father, Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky.

Rabbi Nisson Wolpin

Rabbi Wolpin was a gifted editor, which, combined with his thorough grounding in Torah sources and regular contact with the Torah personalities associated with Agudah...

The Middle East: Shift In The Wind?

Given the realities on the ground, however, how can Israel know what its security interests are vis-a-vis the Palestinians?

Take The Long-Short Way

Strong listeners better understand others’ opinions and attitudes and are able to take this information into consideration when making decisions.

Yom Ha’Atzmaut: A Day To Be Proud

6 Iyyar 5777 – May 2, 2017
To say I fell in love with Israel instantly and aliyah was an immediate success would not be true-there were great challenges, but today I would say with pride and without regret, “I’m an Israeli.”

Bullying Q & A

6 Iyyar 5777 – May 1, 2017
When children feel that their own emotional needs are met, they are better able to recognize the emotional needs of others.

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