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The Chofetz Chaim and Other Gedolei HaDor

24 Shevat 5776 – February 2, 2016
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Chofetz Chaim Musmach Tells It Like It Is on Charedi Child Molestation

27 Sivan 5773 – June 5, 2013
Let me emphasize that it is not me indicting Lakewood. It is coming from a Charedi Musmach.

Airbrushing The Past Creates Problems In The Present

29 Tammuz 5772 – July 18, 2012
There is an old rabbinic anecdote about a rabbi who was called on to deliver a eulogy for someone who had no redeeming social value whatsoever. The rabbi was hard pressed to think of anything positive to say about this person. So when he spoke he solemnly pronounced: “No matter how evil the deceased truly was, he was still a far better person than was his brother!”

Chofetz Chaim – Join the Army and Go on Aliyah!

7 Tammuz 5772 – June 26, 2012
In spite of the fact that the Chofetz Chaim was vehemently opposed to the non-religious spirit of the secular Zionists, he encouraged the aliyah of God-fearing Jews. He saw the surge of mass aliyah from Russia as “the footsteps of the Mashiach,” and the beginning of the ingathering of the exiles which precedes the Mashiach’s coming.

My Machberes

10 Tevet 5772 – January 4, 2012

Part I: The Beginning

19 Heshvan 5772 – November 16, 2011
This wasn’t supposed to happen, especially not to me. I could give you all the stats: my great-grandfather learned in Radin with the Chofetz Chaim, my grandfathers learned in Slobodka and Novardik, and my father has smicha from Ner Yisroel in Baltimore. Outside of the brief fantasy (which lasted a lot longer than I care to admit) that I would be the star player who takes the Chicago Bears to the Superbowl, I always saw myself in yeshiva. It is what I had always planned to do, and I never really contemplated anything else

Sin Of The Grasshoppers

13 Tishri 5771 – September 21, 2010
With Israel surrounded, as ever, by implacable enemies and forced to endure withering assaults of negative international opinion, we can take needed comfort and learn an important lesson from the Torah context of some key phrases in the Yom Kippur liturgy we recited just days ago.

The Multimillionaire Who Remained True to Orthodoxy

21 Nisan 5766 – April 19, 2006
In 1924 Harry Fischel had occasion to visit the town of Eishishok in Lithuania.

Who’s Watching The Kids?

17 Tevet 5765 – December 29, 2004
A good friend of mine, "Sarah," recently shared her concern over her two year old grandson's health.

Letters To The Editor

4 Tammuz 5763 – July 4, 2003
Road Map To JordanOriginally, today's "Palestinians" were nomadic, itinerant laborers who were imported into the Jordan River region by the Ottoman Turks in the...

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