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Jewish Groups To Make Presence Felt At GOP, Democratic Conventions

5 Elul 5772 – August 22, 2012
WASHINGTON – The same key words and themes will bounce around Jewish events at next week’s Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., and at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C., the week after that: “pro-Israel,” “marriage,” “Jewish vote” and “abortion.”

The Benefits Of Countermoves

30 Av 5772 – August 17, 2012
Dear Dr. Respler: I wish to share with your readers and you what I did to enhance my marriage through the use of your suggested...

Once A Cheater, Always A Cheater?

Cheating on a spouse is a terrible betrayal. Yes, sadly, it is quite common, but that doesn’t erase the devastation and pain it causes. The discovery of cheating almost always comes on the heels of extreme lying. The big question always is, how can the one cheated on ever trust again? It is logical and practical to think that once a spouse has cheated, there is no reason to assume it would not occur time and again.

Muslim Forced Marriages in Spain

26 Av 5772 – August 14, 2012
The issue of forced marriage is especially acute in Catalonia, where the Muslim population has skyrocketed in recent years. Catalonia, a region with 7.5 million inhabitants, is now home to an estimated 400,000 Muslims, up from 30,000 in the 1980s.

The Importance of the Land of Israel

25 Av 5772 – August 13, 2012
Yishai is joined by Rabbi Yochanan Danziger to discuss American Jews being stuck in the United States, the importance of the Land of Israel to Jewish life, and how Tu B'Av is about marriage rather than love.

Why Do Celebrity Marriages Fail?

3 Av 5772 – July 22, 2012
Not long ago, he was jumping on Oprah's couch like a lovesick teen, and now Tom Cruise faces a bitter divorce with Katie Holmes. Why is it that when a couple seems to have everything: fame, fortune, health, and an adorable child, it doesn't work? It's enough to make everyone else hopeless. After all, if celebrities have everything and can't make it, what are the chances for the rest of us?

Barney Frank Weds Lover in Massachusetts

18 Tammuz 5772 – July 8, 2012
Jewish Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts Barney Frank, 72, wed his male partner of five years, carpenter James Ready, 42, in a private ceremony on...

Married? Still Single? Divorced? This is for You!

16 Tammuz 5772 – July 6, 2012
Our Sages tell us that HaKodesh Baruch Hu, the Holy One Blessed Be He, weeps when a Jewish home is torn apart by of divorce. Unfortunately, He must be crying quite a lot these days, judging from the vast number of divorcees you discover on the pages of Facebook.

State Senator Storobin on Gay Marriage and Simcha Felder as an Opponent

16 Tammuz 5772 – July 5, 2012
The Jewish Press sat down in its Brooklyn offices with Republican State Senator David Storobin.

‘My Joy In Judaism Has Disappeared’

8 Tammuz 5772 – June 27, 2012
Raised in a secular family, she followed the usual pattern of the last couple of generations, placing marriage on the back burner in favor of relationships.

The Cult of Obama

5 Tammuz 5772 – June 25, 2012
In retrospect, the Cult of Obama had much in common with other cults. Like them it recruited young volunteers on campus. Its recruitment materials leaned heavily on books by its beloved leader. It promised them that a new age was coming and that they could be a big part of bringing it about.

OU To Host Annual Marriage Enrichment Retreat

2 Tammuz 5772 – June 21, 2012
The Orthodox Union will hold its seventh Marriage Enrichment Retreat from Friday, July 13through Sunday, July 15 at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson, New York.

How Your Children Will Ruin You Financially

Your child’s wedding should be a simcha, and not a financial disaster.

I’m Going Back to Hollywood

28 Sivan 5772 – June 18, 2012
Now that I think about it, I made a big mistake. Instead of bringing Tevye to the Promised Land, I should have brought him to Las Vegas to meet up with Meir Lansky and Bugsy Siegel in building the town’s first casino. First he throws off his embarrassing tzitzis, then his milkman’s cap, then he shaves off his beard and finds himself a shicksa. Now that would have been a bestseller!

Rabbinate Lifts Restrictions on Tzohar Rabbis Officiating at Weddings

18 Sivan 5772 – June 8, 2012
Israel's Chief Rabbinate has agreed to lift restrictions on rabbis from the Tzohar organization conducting weddings. Under the agreement inked Thursday, Tzohar rabbis who meet...

Spicing Up Your Marriage

18 Sivan 5772 – June 7, 2012
Dear Dr. Yael: After 30 years of marriage, some things that bothered me before are now magnified. While my husband was trying to make a...

Being Enmeshed: Insights Into Concurrently Holding On And Letting Go

I once heard a story about a single man struggling to find a spouse. His main challenge was his insistence that a potential mate permanently welcome his widowed mother into their marital home. A friend suggested that he speak with the great authority, Harav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt’l. The man shared with the Rav his delicate predicament. The Rav validated the man’s approach as acceptable. Sometime later, the man met his bashert, the special woman willing to live with his mom. They returned to Rav Shlomo Zalman for his blessing. Surprisingly, the Rav called the man aside and told him that they cannot live with his mother anymore. The young man was shocked. After all, on the previous visit, the Rav had supported his desire to find a woman who would accept their living with his mother.

Beha’alosecha: Light And Reason

Each detail in the Torah is laden with meaning. Surely the service vessels of the Temple had great importance and consequence over and above their routine service. In the description of the menorah that stood in chamber outside the Holy of Holies, Rabbi Avigdor Miller, zt”l, found layer upon layer of meaning.

Jewish Tradition and the Secrets of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

15 Sivan 5772 – June 5, 2012
What can explain the "Shades of Grey" phenomenon? Why are so many married women reading about submission in an age of feminine liberation?

Israel Recognizes Reform, Conservative Rabbis – Bloggers Start Your Engines!

10 Sivan 5772 – May 30, 2012
First, the key points, as listed by Australian blogger Gary Dunn: Israel to Pay Wages of Reform, Conservative Rabbis Although the court ruled in 2009...

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