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Obsession With Tuition Hurts Jewish Education

23 Shevat 5772 – February 15, 2012
There is constant talk of a tuition crisis, of the growing number of yeshiva and day school parents – and potential parents – who say that full tuition or anything close to it is beyond their financial reach.

An Obscenity In Jerusalem

10 Tevet 5772 – January 4, 2012
We thought the outrageous incident involving an eight-year-old child being spat on by a haredi man because he didn't think she was modestly dressed was about as over the top as one could get.

From Half To Full

25 Tammuz 5771 – July 27, 2011
A recent article in The Jewish Week brought to light something that has been afflicting the Orthodox community for some time now: teenage texting on Shabbos. The practice is becoming increasingly prevalent, especially but in no way exclusively, among Modern Orthodox teens.

We Should Not Be Surprised

25 Av 5770 – August 4, 2010
If I am granted the years and strength, in three years (and during my eightieth year) I will conduct another census of Jewish day schools in the United States, following up on my previous research conducted at five-year intervals.

RCA Parley To Address Women’s Leadership Roles

7 Iyyar 5770 – April 21, 2010
With a high-profile discussion scheduled on women's leadership and two proposed rules aimed at marginalizing rabbis who deviate leftward on hot-button issues, an upcoming Orthodox rabbinical conference is expected to draw its largest crowd in years.

RCA Parley To Address Women’s Leadership Roles

With a high-profile discussion scheduled on women's leadership and two proposed rules aimed at marginalizing rabbis who deviate leftward on hot-button issues, an upcoming Orthodox rabbinical conference is expected to draw its largest crowd in years.

The Big Game (Of Life)

20 Shevat 5770 – February 3, 2010
As Super Bowl weekend approaches the signs at the local takeout stores in Modern Orthodox neighborhoods (and even some haredi ones as well, but I limit my discussion here to the former as that is my community) abound with signs advertising gigantic food package options with catchy names such as the "Linebacker" or the "Halftimer."

Not Just Another Shidduch-Dating Article

22 Av 5769 – August 12, 2009
Sometimes it's hard to tell which is worse - the vast and growing number of frum singles, or the equally vast and growing number of newspaper articles trying to address the problem. Seriously, though, it's not even close; our unusual system of shidduch dating inflicts significant damage on some members of our community. That's why I'm taking the risk of adding this piece to the glut of shidduch-dating articles already on the market.

Weinbaum Yeshiva High School Celebrates AP Honors

28 Heshvan 5769 – November 26, 2008
The Weinbaum Yeshiva High School, a Modern-Orthodox high school in Boca Raton, Florida, is one of the leading academic high schools in the region.

Off The Derech And The Community

11 Nisan 5768 – April 16, 2008
Our communities, unfortunately, are faced with many crises in today's world.

Letters To The Editor

1 Av 5766 – July 26, 2006
Thanks, Fox News    As I sit here in Jerusalem writing, a fierce battle rages in Lebanon as our dear sons fight for the life...

Letters To The Editor

15 Tevet 5764 – January 9, 2004
Jimmy's 'Final Solution'Your Dec. 5 front page article on Jimmy Carter's speech in Geneva neglected to mention his most chilling sentence.'Had I been elected...

Letters To The Editor

8 Tevet 5764 – January 2, 2004
Remove Settlements NowI agree with those people who say that settlements should be uprooted. I also agree that Arabs and Jews cannot live together...

Letters To The Editor

7 Tishri 5764 – October 3, 2003
Ten Commandments And JewsThe battle over the display of the Ten Commandments should be a Jewish battle. The Founding Fathers knew that the only...

Letters To The Editor

11 Tammuz 5763 – July 11, 2003
Hatred's RootsLeon Wieseltier's commentary on anti-Semitism ('The Village Is Not Burning,' June 6) is erudite and elegant. Simpler, I suggest anti-Semitism's bared roots are...

Letters To The Editor

20 Sivan 5763 – June 20, 2003
Gesture Of BrotherhoodIn honor of last month's Holocaust Remembrance Day and in exceeding gratitude and love for the contributions Jewish people have given humanity,...

Letters To The Editor

6 Sivan 5763 – June 6, 2003
Editor's Note: This week the entire Letters section is devoted to comments on Shlomo Mostofsky's April 25 front-page essay, "Modern Orthodoxy in a Changing...

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