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Let It Go

5 Tishri 5777 – October 6, 2016
So if we have people like that to look to for guidance and direction in terms of how to deal with others’ actions, why is it that so many of us struggle in this area?

Fighting Anti-Israel NGOs And BDS Activists: An Interview with Israeli Justice...

On a governmental level, the present government has made it a priority to deal with the challenge posed by the BDS.

Why the World Cried for Shimon Peres

“The world loved Shimon Peres because they thought he was the best chance they had at getting rid of or weakening the Jewish presence in Israel. And they are truly sad because that hope just died.”

Shimon Peres’ Final Rosh Hashana Gift to the World

The sight of all these world leaders flocking to Jerusalem – sovereign capital of the Jewish people, makes Peres’ funeral an incredible Kiddush shem Shamayim, sanctification of God’s name.

Lessons from 5776, Optimism for 5777

29 Elul 5776 – October 2, 2016
Israel discovered some important secrets in 5776, but some serious challenges face her in 5777.

Shimon Peres, a Leader for All Seasons

Shimon Peres was both a man of principle and of pragmatism. He understood that morality required the strength to defend it,

Shimon Peres (1923-1985;1986-2016): Which Do We Mourn?

Which Peres do we mourn? The dour hawkish Peres, who got it right? Or the internationally-acclaimed dovish Peres, who got it disastrously wrong?

Getting Uncomfortable: The Jewish Search For Meaning On Campus

27 Elul 5776 – September 30, 2016
I met with the “devout atheist” several more times. One day he asked me the mother of all theological questions: “Why do you believe the Torah is true?” A satisfied smile stretched across my face.

Israel: United and Divided–as One

The major issue the nation of Israel faces today is the wide gap that exists between institutionalized religious bodies and their influence on individual citizens in Israel. 

It’s Not Worth The Risk

Every Jew has his own letter in the Torah. As a person grows and develops, that letter grows and develops too, changing the whole dynamic of the Torah, which becomes a 600,000-word developing document

Instinctive Liberalism And Halachic Conservatism

26 Elul 5776 – September 29, 2016
Orthodoxy should celebrate the instinctive liberalism of non-Orthodox Jews as a profound religious fulfillment of their human and Jewish nature without endorsing the policies of American liberalism

The Sounds Of The Shofar

The sounds of the shofar bring us back to our encounter with our Creator and with ourselves. And they are the sounds that remind us of our holiness and our spiritual goals.

A Matter Of Judgment

I think ordinary Americans are tired of too many media types and too many elected officials assuring them they have nothing to worry about, when they clearly know they do.

The RCA’s Mandate For Prenuptial Agreements

26 Elul 5776 – September 28, 2016
It is a sad commentary on our times that a party to a failed marriage would, out of animus or financial greed, willfully attempt to deny a spouse the ability to get on with life under the auspices of Jewish law.

The U.S.-Israel Relationship: Keeping Proper Focus

Mr. Obama had already roiled the waters of any possible resolution by declaring it the U.S. position that a settlement must involve borders based on the 1967 armistice lines with minor land adjustments.

‘God Has Sent Us The Jew From Judah To Help Us’:...

I couldn’t believe poverty was so bad that people had to lick the road just to get a little bit of food.

Rosh Hashanah: The Real Election Day

A world from which America retreats is a dangerous world indeed.

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