Whose Values Do They Represent?

I don’t know that the majority of the Haredi world actually considers memorials to IDF fallen soldiers to be idolatry.

Two Traitors

The circumstances of the Edward Snowden case are not so different from Jonathan Pollard's.

Emes Ve-Emunah: Blurring the Differences

I have to question why anyone today would want to do something that is so unaccepted instead of focusing more on those thing which are.

The Beauty (and the Beast) of Chasidus

Even the subject of sexual relations is discussed quite candidly and in my opinion quite beautifully.

The Defiant Ones

WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH THESE PEOPLE!

Yom Tov Sheni in Israel

I do not enjoy the second Simchas Torah at all.

Emes Ve-Emunah: The Real Danger and How do Deal with it

Charedi argument that one can get along without internet is being quickly discarded by many Charedim

The Future of Judaism

Modern Orthodox Jews will join the ranks of Moderate Charedim as a socially cohesive group.

Emes Ve-Emunah: Who Will Be More Effective Against Terror?

Clinton said we first need to examine the facts of the attack. Well… of course. But I did not hear any determination in her voice. Not this time and not really ever.

Only in America

Credit goes to the American people too for taking Edon Pinchot into their hearts. Americans didn’t see a Kipa – even though it was very obviously upon his head. They saw a talented young boy singing his heart out. And they loved it.

Trump, Clinton, Terrorism, and the Election

Trump polled well below Clinton initially after his nomination was assured. Since Clinton has proven to be a careless and sloppy liar she is deemed less trustworthy the Trump, he is now running even

Is Haredi Daas Torah the Only Reality?

Rabbi Metzger’s less than honorable reputation was known long before he ran for that position.

Are We Fulfilling our Mission to the World?

I get so worked up when one of us, especially one who is observant, somehow misbehaves in any way.

Emes Ve-Emunah: Normalcy

Judaism's only way for survival is through "normalcy" by the mainstream discrediting the extremes

A Kaliver Example for the Torah World

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if instead of Hashkafic politics we could all be interested teaching Torah L’shma to anyone, anywhere without any Hashkafic pre-conditions?

Goodbye to a Good Pope

The relationship between the Jewish people and the Catholic Church has never been better. And the current Pope deserves credit for that.

Does She Understand? I Think She Does

I can’t blame these people for seeing women that way, it's how they are raised-I blame the Hashkafa

I See the World From Both Sides Now

The coach was asking only for a private moment to take a knee and express gratitude to God on the gridiron after a game.

Emes Ve-Emunah: Drive-by Murder of a Yeshiva Student

I doubt there is a single parent that ever feared anything remotely like a drive-by shooting would ever happen to their child. 

David Brooks a Very Wise Jew

I don’t know how observant Mr. Brooks is, but I do know he understands what being Jewish means.

Reading the Mind of God

"As soon as these chariots of kedusha started running, the suicide bombers stopped."

The Conversion of Lara Logan

Since being sexually attacked in Egypt, journalist Lara Logan now seems to recognizes that the real problems of the Middle East are not caused by the here and now of Palestinian suffering. My reaction to this story is to say to Ms. Logan, “Welcome aboard.” “We could use a few more reporters like you.”

Rabbi Avi Weiss Crossing Hard Lines

Rabbi Weiss wrote: "Israel as a state should give equal opportunities to the Conservative and Reform movements."

The Sharansky Option

Public protests of the expansion of the Robinson's Arch area for egalitarian prayer would only generate more enmity.

Changing Course in Dealing with Sex Abuse

I strongly oppose having rabbis vet suspicions since there will be an inherent, if unintentional, bias favoring an accused abuser, especially if he is otherwise a respected member of the community.

The Fallacy and Destructiveness of Stereotyping

I think we should all just step back from our prejudices about those outside our camp, and see the world for what it really is a collection of human beings whose character ranges in the same ratio with respect to the entire spectrum of ethics, honesty, and kindness.

Emes Ve-Emunah: A Religious Community in Crisis

Monsey has gone from a bucolic small town to a center of conflict where both sides having strong arguments.

Emes Ve-Emunah: The Big Bluff

You would think that we are all on the brink of World War III.

Does Elu V’Elu Mean Tolerating the Intolerable?

This was simply an opportunity to capitalize on something they thought would have universal appeal in the Charedi world.

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