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Keeping Jews Jewish

22 Sivan 5773 – May 30, 2013
Virtually all the Gedolim of previous generations, including Rav Soloveitchik, forbade any religious collaboration with heterodox rabbis for fear of giving them tacit recognition.

Sharansky Opens Agency in Munich, Fears Assimilation

23 Adar 5773 – March 5, 2013
Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky opened a new Jewish campus in Munich this week and declared, “The Jewish community in Germany is indeed unique”...

The Book of Esther: A Political Analysis

16 Adar 5773 – February 26, 2013
Especially remarkable is the behavior of Esther. Warned of Haman’s plan, Esther wants to do nothing lest she place herself at risk.

Inspiring Our Youth and the Search for Meaning

6 Shevat 5773 – January 16, 2013
Among the many things Judaism can do for you is to give meaning to your life.

The Future of Judaism

26 Tevet 5773 – January 7, 2013
Modern Orthodox Jews will join the ranks of Moderate Charedim as a socially cohesive group.

An Existential Analysis

6 Tevet 5773 – December 19, 2012
If we are going to survive as a Jewish people, we must revise the system.

What Is the Biggest Problem Facing Judaism?

5 Tevet 5773 – December 17, 2012
My own view of things is that there is a tremendous amount of disillusionment in the Orthodox world.

Our Gains, The Enemies’ Losses

26 Tishri 5773 – October 11, 2012
Some 30 years ago a certain well-known rabbi in Manhattan came to Israel and brought much of his congregation with him, to a barren ridge where our forefathers and foremothers traveled to and from Jerusalem and Hebron. The rabbi and his followers left the ravages of assimilation and headed to the unknown. The rabbi swiftly gathered in Jews from all over the world and all over Israel to the cozy town of Efrat.

The Cult of America

13 Tammuz 5772 – July 3, 2012
In my family alone, except for my brother, all of my cousins and second cousins married out of the faith – all of them. Finished. Kaput. The end of the line. After 5000 years of clinging to being Jewish, generation after generation, through times of harsh and often murderous oppression, the candle was snuffed out in the love boat of America.

Citing ‘Love your Neighbor,’ JFNA Attacks Chief Rabbi

1 Tammuz 5772 – June 21, 2012
The Jewish Federations of North America slammed Israeli Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar's criticism of the Israeli government's decision to pay the salaries of some...

Beyond Words – Rabbi Meir Kahane at His Very Best

14 Sivan 5772 – June 3, 2012
Why be a Jew!!! It is an agonizing cry from the souls of tens of thousands of young Jews who assimilate, integrate and disappear into the outer space beyond Judaism. It is THE cry, THE question. It is asked by young men and women who have seen the emptiness and the vapidness of the Judaism they grew up with.

The One Jewish State Solution

5 Sivan 5772 – May 25, 2012
The arrogant peace mongers, the ignorant purveyors of perversity, those that refused to acknowledge they were wrong refused to see that this was a war not peace – they, the disgusting peace pimps – shrouded in shame refused to admit they were wrong.

Why Help Build America When We Can Help Build the Land of the Jews?

20 Iyyar 5772 – May 11, 2012
It is no secret that American Jewry is being decimated by assimilation. The longer the Jewish community remains in America the more the assimilation will grow. So I ask – what’s the point in working to strengthen something that is destined to dwindle out and end? The exile is a curse which is not supposed to continue forever.

Change and Renewal: The Essence of the Jewish Holidays, Festivals & Days of Remembrance

16 Iyyar 5772 – May 8, 2012
Breathe deeply. You’ll need maximum physical and spiritual power to absorb the uplifting lessons in this book. Page 249 explains why some Jews are praised as “fish on dry land,” a phrase that describes Moshe Rabeinu. Am Yisrael began to appreciate his depth of character at kriat Yam Suf, realizing that “he lived in the revealed world as though he were in the concealed world.”

Culture Wars: From The Maccabees To Matisyahu’s Beard

26 Kislev 5772 – December 21, 2011
For Jews, assimilating out is easy – but the real challenge is to assimilate in, to process 3,500 years of Jewish history, knowledge, and texts, and to somehow find a way to be modern, creative, and free yet still in line with Jewish tradition.

Dear American Jews

10 Kislev 5772 – December 6, 2011
I wish to apologize in the name of the State of Israel. We have heard that our ad campaign encouraging ex-pat Israelis to come home has offended many of you. That was certainly not the intent, and if it did offend, we are sorry.

It’s My Opinion: Back To School

22 Av 5769 – August 12, 2009
Summer isalmost over,and in countless homes throughout the country, preparations for the new school year have begun. Shiny new pencil boxes and supplies have been purchased. Hair has been cut and shoes have been shined. Many children are eager to see old friends and familiar classrooms. Traditionally, this time of year has been one of happy anticipation and excitement.

Exclusive Interview: Chief Rabbi Amar: Sharon Was Emphatic On Conversion Issue

18 Tevet 5766 – January 18, 2006
JERUSALEM - Israel's Sephardic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar took the time last week to speak with The Jewish Press at his home in Jerusalem.

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