I just wanted to reflect on how devastating this disease has been to the world in general and to our community in particular.
Does SNL owe Israel and the Jewish community an apology?
Leaders of the Conservative Movement keep thinking they are going to innovate themselves out of the mess they got themselves into
Danny Thomas was more than just neutral about the Jewish people. He showed kindness and sensitivity to the plight of a Chasid-- Abraham J. Twerski.
I often wonder if the sages were transported to the world we live in today, would they even recognize it as in any way Jewish? I am not talking about modern Orthodox Jewry. I am talking about the world of Charedim.
If Kushner epitomizes incompetence and mediocrity, we could sure use a lot more of it!
Lipman's critique is limited to Obama’s discussion about Israel. And it is not flattering to say the least. In fact it’s a pretty scathing attack against the former President which might explain some of his policies towards Israel. Especially near the end of his term.
Although we could not attend those weddings, we are so grateful for those blessings.
What is seen in movies and on TV or is heard in song, or reads in books - is all too often emulated by the viewer.
While his words and demeanor hand have been the opposite of our ideals, for Orthodox Jews the President’s policies have been more supportive of them than any other President in American history.
My answer is simple. Unless you think all the Europeans responsible for the massive COVID numbers are MAGA people - the facts speak for themselves.
Dn’t believe that Orthodoxy is doomed. We are not all going to have some kind of epiphany and reject our beliefs. Even if our questions and challenges remain unanswered.
Liberal Orthodoxy is now the Torah of the left. It is a doctrine that is constantly being heard on campuses all over the land. A philosophy reflected by the media with little to no opposition.
The pandemic has divided the right wing Yeshiva world even more, in unprecedented ways.
s Biden the lesser of two evils? Probably. But the lesser of two evils is still evil. I am probably one of the very few voters that has not made up their minds yet
She had little in the way of a Jewish education. But at the same time she was proud of her Jewish heritage. She said she was motivated by the Torah’s command of Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof – justice, justice you shall pursue.
Media reactions to Trump's speech show that the they have completely lost their credibility.
How do we educate parents to take their Judaism more seriously and with more enthusiasm so that they can pass that on to their children?
Of course this is not the first time the Charedi world responded to a crisis in order to benefit all of society. (Not just themselves as is often asserted by Charedi critics.) This also happened in Monsey, New York several months ago.
The more Arab states that make peace with Israel, the less support Palestinians will get for holding on to their unrealistic version of a state.
I am discouraged. Is this the end of America as we know it? ...the America I know and love?
Something for both sides to consider especially during the 3 weeks
To suggest that Orthodox Jews are alone in this country (or at least in Brooklyn as the title of her piece says) is just as false
WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH THESE PEOPLE!
There is not an iota of real difference between the way Torah is studied in the Beis HaMedrash of YU and the way it is studied at any other Yeshiva. It is more than time that Modern Orthodoxy is treated like an equal among equals and given the same prominence they give those to their right.
What unites us as observant Jews is far greater than what divides us. In that spirit I have to say I’m pleased.
There is no contradiction between scientific theories of evolution and the existence of God who created the universe. Scientific inquiry and study can perhaps determine 'what' happened - and when it happened along evolutionary time. But it cannot determine 'how' it happened.
What Rabbi Landes has done does damage the institution of the rabbinate. Ordaining a publicly gay man that lives with another gay man is a violation not only of the traditional image of a rabbi - it in effect says that a man who lies with another man as with a woman - a cardinal sin - is nevertheless an acceptable religious leader.
The media coverage is so consistently biased against Israel, I’m surprised that there aren’t more Americans that blame Israel for all that’s wrong in the world.
The Jewish community has not yet fully recovered from the mass shooting of Jewish worshipers in Pittsburgh and something like this happens. That is enough to traumatize Jews all over America. Should we be worried? Are we re-living 1930s Germany?