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‘Be Not Afraid Of Greatness’

2 Iyyar 5774 – May 1, 2014
God’s “name” is therefore His standing in the world. Do people acknowledge Him, respect Him, honor Him?

Rabbinic Violence

14 Heshvan 5774 – October 18, 2013
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.

Responding to Abuse: Should We Ask Gedolim?

28 Sivan 5773 – June 6, 2013
The welfare of the child requires that every allegation be investigated.

100 Jewish Teens Kicked off a Plane: a Teaching Moment

27 Sivan 5773 – June 5, 2013
Anyone who read this news story probably had the same thought I had: what a chillul Hashem.

Outreach, Inreach and Insularity

20 Tevet 5773 – January 1, 2013
Inspiring the unaffiliated can be done through inspirational stories or through our own behavior as role models.

Jews Who Live in Diaspora Houses

8 Heshvan 5773 – October 23, 2012
It seems that the fad at The Jewish Press these days is for contributing writers to declare that Sarah Silverman’s trashy routine is a Chillul Hashem. That may be true, but there’s a bigger Chillul Hashem than Sarah’s. The biggest Chillul Hashem is when Jews choose to live in Chicago, and Dallas, and Los Angeles, and Lakewood, and Brooklyn, when they could live in the Land of the Jews instead. But why listen to me? Let an old writer for the Jewish Press explain it to you – Rabbi Meir Kahane. I turn this blog over to him. Let’s hear what he had to say about Jewish life in the Diaspora.

Loving Parking Tickets: Wearing The Right Glasses

5 Iyyar 5772 – April 26, 2012
Is it really possible for any self-respecting New Yorker to love parking tickets? I have seen those orange rectangular pieces of paper become the nemesis of society. As a result, those trying to earn a meager living giving out these tickets have become Public Enemy Number One. We view them as “out to get us,” deliberately attempting to make our lives miserable.

People’s Court-Ing Disaster

23 Tevet 5771 – December 30, 2010
The recent episode of "The People's Court" featuring an Orthodox couple suing a laundry service for washing and ruining the woman's wig has once again put Torah Jews in a negative light. In addition to the show's regular viewers, countless others have seen a video of the trial and decision on the Internet.

For A Viable Modern Orthodoxy, Center Must Hold

27 Shevat 5770 – February 10, 2010
Another month, another round of recriminations in the Modern Orthodox community. Two months ago it was a breakaway rabbinic organization established, in part, to promote decentralized conversion standards. Last month it was a public forum on homosexuality in the Orthodox community.

Sanctification Or Desecration

16 Tammuz 5769 – July 8, 2009
Everyone seems to be obsessed with Jews. Although numerically we are an insignificant minority of the world's population, the media focus like lasers on everything we say and do.

Orthodoxy, Then and Now

22 Adar 5769 – March 18, 2009
Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn was the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe (widely known as the Frierdiker - Yiddish for "previous" - Rebbe). He served in that position for 30 years, from 1920 until his passing on Shabbos morning, January 28, 1950. He was buried at Montefiore Cemetery in Queens, New York.

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