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There’s No Ban on Women’s Tefillin, Ban on Stupidity Still Holding

22 Shevat 5774 – January 22, 2014
Ban on Jewish antisemitism in serious trouble…

Torah Study Anticipated Amazon’s Anticipatory Shipping Headlines

It would make sense that an article about anticipation was itself anticipated!

Drip Drip Drippin’ on Heaven’s Door

Emunah - coping with a child's cancer.

My Jewish Life So Far

Pirkei Avot teaches: 'who is wise? One who learns from all people.'

Q&A: Playing ‘Hard to Get’

20 Shevat 5774 – January 21, 2014
When a person plays hard to get, the dynamic of the foundation that they are creating is that of acquisition.

Worshiping at the Altar of Peace

The post WW II era ushered in many new forms of idolatry, but none compares to the Idolatry of Peace.

Beyond Christie’s Bridgegate: Ignoring the Sharia Elephant in the Room

19 Shevat 5774 – January 20, 2014
Muslims & political influence in New Jersey.

Seventeen Years after Israel Gave Hebron to Arafat

Seventeen years ago today, the ‘Hebron Accords were implemented.

Religious Women Should Consider the Draft – They Aren’t So Fragile

19 Shevat 5774 – January 19, 2014
Despite what some rabbis would tell you, there is no halachic law against women serving in the army.

What Is and Isn’t Wrong with Prayer

There is a dichotomy between personal, private prayer and public communal prayer.

Remembering Aaron Swartz One Year Later

I’d like to share my own recent account of what I think it means to be an "open source idealist."

Pro-Israel: ‘Intellectual Peaceniks’ v. ‘Rejectionist Idiots’?

16 Shevat 5774 – January 17, 2014
J Street and Open Hillel claim they want openness and honesty in the discussion about Israel, but that's only for those who agree with them.

Kerry Versus Rabin on Israel’s Security

Any blueprint from the secretary of state to incorporate what Rabin defined as areas vital for Israel’s defense.

Dynamic Orthodoxy

15 Shevat 5774 – January 16, 2014
Much of what we know about 19th century Orthodoxy is false, including the provenance of the term Orthodox.

Tu B’Shvat: Guide for the Perplexed on Jewish Arbor Day

Tu B'shvat highlights the rejuvination and blooming of trees and the Jewish people.

When Ariel Sharon Told U.S. Jews to Grow a Backbone

In 1943, just before Yom Kippur, some 400 rabbis marched to the White House.

Tu B’Shvat: Annual Start-Up Nation Day Celebration

Unrefined spiritual taste buds cannot truly enjoy food, because they constantly desire to consume more.

A Tu B’Shvat Tribute to Israel

14 Shevat 5774 – January 15, 2014
The date for the end of one fruit crop and the beginning of the next is the 15th day of Shvat.

Rescuing A Vital Piece of 20th-Century Jewish History

In Selvino they discovered a paradise they could not have imagined.

Stop Throwing Away Money on Self Indulgent Weddings

14 Shevat 5774 – January 14, 2014
We must call a halt to throwing so much money away on pure self-indulgence.

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