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Signing On Shabbat

4 Tevet 5772 – December 29, 2011
Question: What should a person do if he brings a relative to the hospital on Shabbat and is asked to sign his name? Can he sign if the hospital will not admit the patient otherwise?

Israeli medical residents agree to return to negotiations

23 Heshvan 5772 – November 20, 2011
Israeli medical residents, who have been on strike for months, with many of them going as far as tendering their resignations, have agreed to return to the negotiating table today.

Turning Holocaust Remembrance Into Israel Bashing

20 Tishri 5772 – October 18, 2011
The German Holocaust foundation Remembrance, Responsibility, Future - EVZ - is in a state of denial concerning misuse of public funds meant to largely compensate the victims of the Shoah but used instead to finance anti-Semitic student exchange programs in Israel and Germany.

The Message Is Simple

4 Kislev 5771 – November 11, 2010
If you live in Queens, chances are that you will be seeing a sign around town over the next few days. That's because this coming Shabbos - Parshas Vayetze - is the community-wide Queens Shabbos Hatzolah, the most important annual fundraiser for Hatzolah's Queens division.

Title: The Equation of Life: Making Your Life and History Add Up

11 Tammuz 5770 – June 23, 2010
Twenty five plus 11=36. That is "the equation of life, since it is the operating principle of all Creation," writes Rabbi Pinchas Winston. A former Aish HaTorah professional, the teacher, public speaker and author proves that these numbers indicate what should have happened in Gan Eden: history would have come to a glorious, painless end and we'd be better off for it.

Disabled Deserve Full Share In Jewish Life

8 Iyyar 5770 – April 21, 2010
In February, Yachad/the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, an agency of the Orthodox Union, presented NAIM -- North American Inclusion Month - as a national initiative to develop sensitivity and knowledge of what it means to live with disabilities and to educate communities on how they can do their part to make sure all Jews are properly included in all aspects of Jewish life.

New Site Aims For ‘One Million Refuah Shleimahs’

9 Sivan 5769 – June 1, 2009
Almost every American Orthodox Jew who owns a computer either checks or knows about OnlySimchas.com. If Naftali Mark, a young Flatbush financial representative, has his druthers, the same will one day be true about www.Refuahs.org.


7 Nisan 5769 – April 1, 2009
Purim in Tarnow        On March 9, 2009, the first Purim celebrations in many years took place in Tarnow. The program included the reading of...

Aliyah Journal: Giving Birth To My First Sabra

22 Kislev 5769 – December 19, 2008
As readers of this column know, our aliyah experience has been studded with many "firsts." Baruch Hashem, as of a few weeks ago, I can proudly add a new one to the list: my first Sabra.

Let’s Make More Global Warming!

5 Heshvan 5768 – October 17, 2007
For years many of us believed the Nobel Peace Prize could not possibly be debased any worse than it was when Shimon Peres and mass murderer Yasir Arafat were honored for plunging the Middle East into an endless cycle of terrorist aggression against Israel and for putting Israel's very survival in jeopardy.

Rachel Levmore And How To Be A Pioneer In Get-Getting

10 Adar 5767 – February 28, 2007
Rachel Levmore is not a doctor. She is, in fact, a lawyer - of Halachah.

The Keys

15 Kislev 5767 – December 6, 2006
A visit to the United States, while pleasant, often restores for us the excitement of living in Israel and reminds us of why we went to live there in the first place - especially around this time of year.

Reconsidering Iraqi Women

10 Heshvan 5767 – November 1, 2006
"I try to tell momma she won't get stolen. Her hair is not that nice.

As Sweet As Candy

19 Tishri 5767 – October 11, 2006
At this time of year, honey, and the sweetness it represents, plays a major role in our celebrations.

Uncle Walter’s Good Fortune

10 Tammuz 5766 – July 5, 2006
Several readers responded to last week’s Monitor on the departure of Dan Rather from CBS News by making reference to Rather’s predecessor, the legendary Walter Cronkite, as some sort of paragon of journalistic objectivity. The Monitor begs to differ.

A Driving Lesson

28 Iyyar 5764 – May 19, 2004
I drove home from work on that uneventful sunny Tuesday afternoon as I do every other day.

Q & A: Al Achilat Matza (Conclusion)

7 Iyyar 5763 – May 9, 2003
QUESTION: I have noticed that when we eat the matza at the Seder on Passover, we recite the blessing of Hamotzi lechem min ha'aretz, followed by Al achilat matza. Why don't we say Al achilat matza when we eat matza during the remainder of Passover?Moshe JakobowitzBrooklyn, NY

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