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When Religious Doctrine Undercuts Mandated Reporting On Abuse

28 Iyyar 5771 – June 1, 2011
The New York Times got it right. In an editorial published on Thursday May 19, the Times castigated the Vatican for issuing "flimsy guidelines" for combating the sexual abuse of children by the clerical hierarchy.

The Tony Award

14 Iyyar 5771 – May 18, 2011
I never really cared for Tony Kushner. To bestow an honorary award to a notorious Israel critic, especially by academia, is nothing new. Honorary awards and Nobel Peace Prizes seem to be increasingly synonymous with, at best, meaningless efforts, and, at worst, anti-Semitism as a prerequisite for the recipient.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

9 Nisan 5771 – April 13, 2011
Another Suspect Character Behind 'Responsibility To Protect' Doctrine Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa served on the committee that formed the military doctrine - Responsibility...

Abuse And The Brain

18 Adar II 5771 – March 23, 2011
We may not want to accept it, but abuse occurs everywhere, even in our own communities. The effects of abuse are devastating and long lasting - not only on those individuals who are abused but on their families as well. Even one act of abuse against a person, regardless of age, can have a significantly negative impact that may last a lifetime.

Title: What Do You See on Purim?

10 Adar II 5771 – March 16, 2011
A healthy Purim treat for very little ones has actually been released. Author Bracha Goetz has added a new volume to her bestselling What Do You See? board book series. This is the seventh bright and colorful word-and-picture book that helps teach toddlers basic vocabulary, while happily familiarizing them with objects they see around them in their own lives.

What Bibi Can Learn From My Father

5 Heshvan 5771 – October 13, 2010
Anyone who thinks Prime Minister Netanyahu, in order to improve relations with the U.S., should succumb to American pressure in return for a U.S. incentives package and extend the freeze of Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria is either mistaken or misguided.

Simple Plank-Roasted Salmon With Herbs

23 Elul 5770 – September 1, 2010
Ingredients: Four 6 oz good quality salmon showing good color,    and clear marbling, skin on   Salmon Marinade 5 oz balsamic vinegar 2-3 cloves garlic 2 oz honey (1 oz...

Simple Plank-Roasted Salmon With Herbs

Ingredients: Four 6 oz good quality salmon showing good color,    and clear marbling, skin on   Salmon Marinade 5 oz balsamic vinegar 2-3 cloves garlic 2 oz honey (1 oz...

Rabbis, Time To Flash Your Badges

25 Av 5770 – August 4, 2010
"Officer, what's your badge number?" I've been asked that question countless times over the last 26 years. Almost always, it followed an unpopular decision. Always, it was accompanied by an unspoken message: "I'm letting you know I will hold you accountable for this decision." And always, I answer that question in a direct, simple way: I give my badge number.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

18 Tammuz 5770 – June 30, 2010
   The Obama administration is set to pressure Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ease the blockade of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip during the...

Title: What Do You See in Your Neighborhood?

6 Tevet 5770 – December 23, 2009
When I sit on the couch with my son and daughter, both toddlers, they love to pick out one of the board books from the "What Do You See?" series for us to cozily read together.

Title: What Do You See in Your Neighborhood?

When I sit on the couch with my son and daughter, both toddlers, they love to pick out one of the board books from the "What Do You See?" series for us to cozily read together.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

15 Kislev 5770 – December 2, 2009
      Van Jones, President Obama's controversial former "green jobs" czar, serves on the advisory board of an independent environmental organization actively working with the...

School Board Member: Sectarian Claim Is Without Basis

20 Elul 5769 – September 9, 2009
According to the plaintiffs of a recent federal lawsuit, a conspiracy is brewing in the Five Towns. The plaintiffs allege that Lawrence's Board of Education has tried to "convert the [school board] into an Orthodox ruling committee, and to establish Orthodox Judaism as the official religion" of Lawrence.

I Am Saddened (Part One)

19 Iyyar 5769 – May 13, 2009
Dear Rebbetzin Jungreis: Once again, Yom Tov has come and gone. I was hoping that with all the things going on in the world, people would have learned something...or at least would want to change.

Does G-d Like Playing Games with Us?

28 Nisan 5769 – April 22, 2009
She rolls the dice. Her face is serious, concentrating on the outcome.

Does G-d Like Playing Games with Us?

She rolls the dice. Her face is serious, concentrating on the outcome.

The Pros & Cons of Job/resume Posting Boards

20 Adar 5769 – March 16, 2009
If you are old enough, you may remember how your job search was predicated on getting a head start on the Sunday editions of the New York Times and the New York Daily News and making a list of all the places you would call and all the resumes you would mail out on Monday morning.

Obama’s Intel Chief Has Ties To Chinese Government

8 Adar 5769 – March 4, 2009
JERUSALEM - President Obama's appointment for a top intelligence post sits on the board of a major oil company owned by the Chinese government that many see as conducting business meant to expand China's influence worldwide.

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