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Understanding God through Self-Exploration

As the Chasidic teaching illustrates, we often seek the guidance of religious leaders and texts to find ourselves.

Havdalah at Ari’s

I had heard singing from across the street several times at the end of Shabbos but hadn't realized the singing was a prelude to Havdalah.

Hashba’ah at the Kotel

There's an eerie silence and tears can be seen running down the faces of young parents and elderly grandparents and siblings of all ages.

Making the ‘Write’ Choice

The two leading candidates for mayor of New York are intelligent, motivated and tenacious, with outsized egos and ambition.

‘Hitler’s Sayings’ Published by PA-Associated Youth Magazine

PA Deputy Minister of Education is on the magazine's advisory board.

Turkey: A House Divided

The EU Commission's progress report deals with a polarized society and a government that takes repressive measures against citizens who assert their democratic rights.

Britain: Scandal-Plagued Muslim School ‘Dysfunctional’

In a separate but related matter, the Al-Madinah School is being investigated by the government over alleged financial irregularities.

Fatah: ‘All Means of Struggle until Statehood’

Fatah about its military wing: "When they strike - they cause pain."

Rabbinic Violence

A thousand years ago Rabbeynu Tam, the greatest rabbi of his day, forbade beating men up as a way of compelling a recalcitrant husbands to grant a Get.

Who’s a Pew

Jewish identity has been an issue in the Jewish community at least since the beginning of the Common Era, and perhaps even before.

Why I Confronted George Galloway

Galloway refuses to recognise my national and civic identity. He denies my cultural existence.

I’m Nervous about Loshon Hora

I recently heard someone say that it would be hard for a frum Jew to be a good comedian, because most good jokes are putting others down.

Peace Is Still Up to the Palestinians

Netanyahu’s speech was far from the denunciation of the peace process that some of his detractors are depicting.

Where to Find Leadership

On certain public policy issues, Orthodox opinion stands in sharp contrast to the views of most American Jews.

In Defense of Parental Consent for ‘Metzitzah B’peh’

Not only does it not infringe on the religious liberties of mohelim, it actually protects the religious liberties of parent.

Israel Puts Everything into Perspective

Even youngsters in Israel, years away from voting age, are knowledgeable about politics and don’t hesitate to discuss their opinions.

Living The Pew

My husband tried to raise the children Jewish. Now grown up, his children eschew all Jewish traditions and values.

The ‘Demographic Time Bomb’ Debunked Again

One can expect an intensification of the steadily rising Jewish share of the total population of the Land of Israel.

PA TV: Murderer of Two Is ‘Great, Shining Female Fighter’

PA TV stressed that it considers as "heroes" 3 terrorists who are serving a total of 166 life sentences for planning suicide bombings.

Spain’s Escalating Mosque Wars

"The rules of the city and the country are mandatory for everyone, and Mollet del Vallès will be uncompromising toward any kind of radicalism or blackmail." — Josep Monràs, Mayor of Mollet del Vallès, Spain

Ovadia Yosef Z”L

The Sephardi world had no Reform movement. In Ashkenaz the rabbis were constantly fighting an internal schism.

How I Stopped Fearing the Tea Party Apocalypse and Started to Love It

I wish my Democrats were half as brave and principled as the Tea party "crazies."

Government And The Ethical Imperative

What the Republican and Tea parties have to recognize is that despite the validity to many of the arguments they make and the principles they support, they are missing the fundamental value that Americans prize over all else: ethics.

Assimilationist Liberals Reap What They’ve Sown

American non-Orthodox Jews are intermarrying their way into post-Jewish oblivion, and they’re doing so as a direct result of having emptied their version of Judaism of all meaning.

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