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Anatomy Of Collapse (Conclusion)

The perfect implementation of the expulsion without significant opposition from the soldiers leaves the IDF Samson shorn and blinded.

‘Another Aspect Of The Shidduch Problem – The Working Boy’ (Conclusion)

In last week's column I published a letter from a young man who felt that he was treated unfairly in his quest for a shidduch.

Even An Einstein Can’t Invent His Own Values

It's always a revelation when a world-renowned intellectual attacks religion as silly and juvenile only for us to discover that his or her own personal life might have greatly benefited from a commitment to the biblical values that they so casually dismiss.

Media Double Standards

Reminders of the mainstream media’s egregious political double standard vis-à-vis liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans, come on an almost daily basis – the latest being last week’s New York magazine, the cover of which features a head shot of John McCain smack in the middle of a concentric-ringed bulls-eye board accompanied by this charming teaser copy: “Target: Bush-Backing, Surge-Loving, Economically Clueless Geezer.”

Caged In A Box Of Others’ Values And Expectations

In my interviews with well spouses, the theme of being caged in a box of expectations has repeated itself often.

Getting Past The Whatever Attitude

A parent turns to her teenaged son and asks, "What's bothering you?" "Whatever," answers the kid with a disconsolate shrug.

Developing 20/20 Vision (Part Two)

Last week I told Bob's story. A former well spouse, he lived his life feeling it was his responsibility to financially provide for his family and be there to serve his community.

Developing 20/20 Vision (Part One)

I recently interviewed a grandfather who was a former well spouse.

Nothing ‘Old’ About The Jewish Bible

A few weeks ago I attended the annual dinner of the National Bible Association, which admirably seeks to promote the reading of the Bible across the United States.

The Values That Make Judaism Unique

Two weeks ago I debated Michael Steinhardt, the renowned philanthropist and self-declared atheist, and Prof. Noah Feldman, arguably America's foremost thirty-something legal mind, on the subject of whether or not Jews are different based on their values.

Life’s Dreams

"I have always had so many dreams. So many hopes and aspirations..."

The Fantastic Four’s Jewish Family Values

The summer wedding season is here, and even comic book characters are getting into the act.

Anorexia And The Orthodox Seminary Girl

Last week my eldest daughter called me from Israel, where she is studying for a year in seminary, crying and terribly distraught. A girl she was friendly with from another seminary had died of anorexia. She was seventeen years old.

Silent Messages

It is almost exactly one year since my father-in-law, Rabbi Yankel Weisberg, passed away.

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