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Torah and the Secular Jew

9 Adar 5773 – February 18, 2013
As a youth, MK Dr. Ruth Calderon was not satisfied with the secular treatment of Judaism she got in Israeli schools. So eventually she founded a secular yeshiva.

Hareidim – N.I.M.B.Y.

7 Adar 5773 – February 17, 2013
No one wants Hareidim moving into their neighborhood. But no one is letting them build all-Hareidi communities either.

Is it True that ‘No One Really Frum Has a TV’?

2 Adar 5773 – February 11, 2013
With this comment Rabbi Schneierson wiped out of Orthodoxy most of observant Jewry including many Haredim.

The Frum Student’s Alternative to Yeshiva in Israel

25 Shevat 5773 – February 5, 2013
A mechina is based on traditional Torah learning, but it also dedicates a significant chunk of its curriculum to developing Torah-based leadership skills and real-life tools outside of the classroom

Israeli Haredim Becoming Black Hat Professionals

19 Shevat 5773 – January 29, 2013
A new Israeli government survey sheds light on mainstream media slander of Haredim and points to a growing trend of Haredim studying law and business.

Does the Very Air in Israel Make One Wise?

22 Tevet 5773 – January 3, 2013
I don’t know what is in the air in Israel that makes some people think that they are doing the right thing by God in sticking knives into the heads of their opponents.

An Ignorant Student

6 Tevet 5773 – December 18, 2012
It isn’t only important how hard a student studies, but what he studies.

My Machberes

16 Kislev 5773 – November 29, 2012
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Yeshiva Toras Chaim/Dr. Abe Chames H.S. Open House

8 Kislev 5773 – November 21, 2012
The Dr. Abe Chames High School of Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras Emes will hold its annual Open House for prospective ninth grade talmidim and their parents on 19 Teves, Sunday evening, December 2 at 7 p.m.

Ride To Forever

6 Kislev 5773 – November 19, 2012
The taxi driver was old and rather shriveled, with a crop of white hair fringing his head. Ah, I recognize this one, I thought with relief, hurrying to open the door. If I recall correctly, he knows Lakewood. You would think that a taxi driver, being that his/her job is, well, driving, and being that the town they are driving in is, well, Lakewood…

The Legacy Of Rav Aharon Kotler

1 Kislev 5773 – November 14, 2012
As we commemorate the fiftieth yahrzeit this Friday, the second day of Kislev, of Rav Aaron Kotler – the greatest Jew, in the opinion of even many of his fellow Torah luminaries, ever to set foot on North American soil – we are obligated to reflect on his achievements and the lessons he taught.

Exclusive: Grad Lands In Naveh, Near Shocked Yeshiva Students

JewishPress.com received an eye witness account of a Grad missile that landed in Naveh, a mere 100 meters from the Otzem (Atzmona) Premilitary Academy. Shocked...

Gangster to Be Charged in Haredi Abduction, Rabbi under House Arrest

28 Heshvan 5773 – November 13, 2012
Israel's police will charge renowned gangster Charlie Abutbul with kidnapping a Jerusalem Haredi yeshiva student. Rabbi Meir Fadida, who is suspected of involvement in the abduction of the yeshiva student, has been released from police custody and is under house

I Love Hevron

24 Heshvan 5773 – November 9, 2012
As part of our effort to attract our beloved, Diaspora readers with honey, rather than to smash them repeatedly over their heads - in the next few blogs, we will travel the length and breadth of Eretz Yisrael, just like our forefather Avraham did in obeying God’s command, “Arise, walk about the Land through its length and breadth! For to you I will give it!”

When All Else Fails, Play Gin Rummy

19 Heshvan 5773 – November 4, 2012
He recognized me before I recognized him. We were in Yerushalayim on different sides of the street. He was six foot two waving and yelling my name. “Noach, Noach, Noach Schwartz, the social worker! It’s me Yechiel Klein! Don’t you remember me?” He was wearing a hat, white shirt and suit and looked like a regular bochur from the Mir or Brisk. He did not look like the Yechiel I had met ten years earlier at a clinic in Boro Park.

Working Toward Abuse-Free Yeshivas

9 Heshvan 5773 – October 24, 2012
What can a yeshiva do to institute practices that will help prevent any form of abuse? Our community has become a focal point of scrutiny for not responding with greater fervor to the allegations and occurrence of sexual abuse. Not only does this create pain and suffering for victims and their families, it greatly undermines the very institutions built to help protect them. Yeshivas are bedrocks of our community, not only for education but also as a safe harbor for our children.

It’s A Boy’s World, You Know

3 Heshvan 5773 – October 19, 2012
You've gotta settle, stop being so choosy, it's a boy's world after all And you're just one of the millions who think their worth something, have the gall. You've got to start looking better, so that you'll be noticed when you walk through town And perhaps you can lose a few pounds too, so we can pull your resume dress size down.

The Uniqueness Of Modern Orthodoxy (Part II)

2 Heshvan 5773 – October 17, 2012
Question: What is unique about Modern Orthodoxy?

Stories of Yom Kippur

6 Tishri 5773 – September 21, 2012
On Erev Yom Kippur, the Gaon Rav Atshal of Frankfurt (Tifereth Avraham) would usually permit the eating of every doubtful fowl, which was brought before him to decide. He would make all the doubtful cases kosher.

A Lost License

12 Elul 5772 – August 29, 2012
I felt ill at ease in a strange way when our daughter drove off in our old Dodge Caravan to pick up my son from yeshiva. She was new at the wheel, and there was plenty of traffic to maneuver around in Lakewood on Friday afternoons. An innocent, precious neshamah in my eyes who didn’t belong on the busy roads, she wanted to help out. So when I was called later to the scene of the accident, the One Above seemed to confirm that my assessment had been totally accurate.

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