The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
Several weeks ago, Rabbi Mordechai Willig went public with an apology to a young man over the treatment meted out to him ten years ago by a Beth Din headed by Rabbi Willig. The young man had brought charges against Rabbi Baruch Lanner and was severely chastised by the tribunal following their consideration of the matter.
The recent criminal conviction of Rabbi Lanner was apparently sufficient new information to have caused Rabbi Willig’s review of his previous position resulting in his widely reported turnaround.
Ten years ago, a colleague of Rabbi Willig at Yeshiva University, Rabbi J. David Bleich, offered a particular view of how the so-called Second Get Law involving the equitable distribution of marital assets in a divorce proceeding would be interpreted by trial courts, and concluded that a Get Meuseh, or forced Get, was the inevitable consequence of the mere existence of the law. In other words, he invalidated any Get that would be issued by any Beth Din in New York State following the enactment of the second Get law in 1992. According to Rabbi Bleich’s view, the law was confiscatory and punitive and therefore created the unacceptable risk that all Gittin became involuntary.
Since that time, we believe that court decisions have not borne out Rabbi Bleich’s prediction as to how the law would be interpreted and enforced. We would therefore hope that, if Rabbi Bleich agrees, he would review his position, even as Rabbi Willig reviewed his and remove any cloud that may exist on New York Gittin.
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Many books have supported the preferability- not to be confused with desirability- of the status quo
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The contrast between a Dem pretending to love Israel & a Dem who truly loves Israel is CRYSTAL CLEAR
U.S and European demands for the creation of a Palestinian State in the West Bank is world hypocrisy.
We take a whole person approach, giving our people assistance with whatever they need.
During my spiritual journey I discovered G-d spoke to man only once, to the Jewish people at Sinai
20 years after the great Ethiopian aliyah, we must treat them like everyone else; no better or worse
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“Enlightened Jews” who refuse to show chareidim the tolerance they insist we give to Arabs sicken me
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“Let’s get something straight so we don’t kid each other…[the Iranians] already have paved a path to a bomb’s worth of material,” said Mr. Biden. “Iran could get there now if they walked away in two to three months without a deal.”
The president is unwilling to cede any of what he considers his exclusive powers in the area of foreign policy and has struggled mightily to keep the Senate away from any role in the kind of deal to be negotiated.
A committed Religious Zionist, he was a sought-after adviser on Zionist affairs around the world.
More important, Mr. Obama is simply acceding to Iran’s position on the timing of the lifting of sanctions.
For our community, Mrs. Clinton’s foreign policy record will doubtless attract the most attention. And it is a most interesting one.
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