Heading Into Shavuos – One Daf At A Time

Reb Stefansky just concluded a successful tour in America to kickstart Maseches Gittin, with several thousand people attending his live shiurim in locations in New York and New Jersey.

One In A Million

It’s not democracy that’s worrying the opponents of the judicial reform, said Shine, it’s demography – the fact that the religious right is gaining in numbers and strength.

Third Option For Burial Signed Into Law By Governor Hochul

For some observant Jews, organic burial brings back memories of darker days of 1940s Europe.

A Jewish Spring – Yom Ha’atzmaut: Israel at 75

Our journey hasn’t always comfortable, and these iconic months have been a microcosm of our convoluted journey.

Liberating The Human Spirit

On Pesach, we celebrate the gift of political freedom. And we recognize that more than just a natural right, it is a Divine gift, and one that we would be lost without.

High Hopes For Change: A Q&A with Simcha Rothman, The MK Spearheading Reform ...

Claiming that Israel is going to cease being a democratic state, a liberal state – I see it as detached from reality.

The Battle Over Judge LaSalle

Hochul and the judge’s backers insist that Judge LaSalle should be brought before the full Senate for a hearing, regardless of the outcome of the vote in Judiciary committee.

Agudah Launches PR War Against NY Times To Defend Yeshiva System

This project can become like an ADL for the Orthodox community, said Rabbi Zwiebel.

In Tragedy, One Plus One Does Not Equal Two

I couldn't bring myself to put pen to paper in the wake of that unspeakable tragedy then, so why are these memories flooding me now?

Biden And Pfizer Chief Address ADL Conference

My administration helped secure the largest increase in funding ever for the physical security of nonprofits including synagogues and Jewish Community Centers... Biden said.

How Mayor Adams Responded To A New Jersey Terrorist Threat

We don’t want to be reactive. We want to be proactive, Adams said. We know that anytime you think of the Jewish community there is no way you can ignore the fact that New York City has the largest Jewish population outside the state of Israel.

All In The American Jewish Family

As Former Congressman Ted Deutch moves over to the AJC, he talks about Israeli elections, the Iran nuclear deal, and the many voices among American Jewry.

Q&A With Brandeis Law Center Chairman On Banning Of Zionist Speakers At Berkeley Law

There can be no lawful basis for a public institution to exclude anyone on the basis of race or ethnicity from any of the opportunities that the institution affords.

Two Jews Run For 11 Days To Memorialize Jewish Victims Of Munich Massacre

The story so deeply affected Stolarz that, 50 years later, he took his friend Péter Hajdú up on his suggestion to run for 11 days to honor the 11 massacre victims.

YU Asks U.S. Supreme Court for Emergency Stay in Gay Pride Club Case

Under what circumstances would it go before the full nine-justice panel – and would that help or hurt your chances?

Orthodox Jews React To Overturning Of Roe v. Wade

It thus follows that Jewish law does differ in theory and to some important degree in practice from the Catholic and Evangelical approaches to the question...

Lawyers For Yeshiva University Assert Court’s Decision Is Wrong

Formal recognition of a student group does not equate to endorsement of that group’s message, wrote the judge.

The State Of Orthodox Singles? It’s Complicated

On the question whether singles felt that the Orthodox system of dating was going well, Nishma found that most singles had an unfavorable view.

The Day Some Of Jerusalem Came To New York

It’s heartwarming to see such a huge crowd, said Robin Feit of Long Island, N.Y., whose son, Marc, was marching with his school. It’s a real morale boost and pride to know there’s so much support for Israel.

The Many Legacies Of Rabbi Wallerstein, zt”l

An ordinary man who led an extraordinary life, Rabbi Wallerstein was never one who chased the limelight or enjoyed the trappings of fame.

Ve’hee She’amdah, Terror In Israel, And Abravanel’s Words Of Comfort

Here in Israel, as the entire country prepares for Pesach, we are again in the midst a wave of terror that has left thirteen people murdered, among them eleven Israeli Jews.

The Genizah Journey: Where Does Your Shaimos Go After You Drop It Off?

Genizah is not overseen by any national rabbinic authority in the United States, and it is a tradition practiced not only in the Orthodox world but by other streams of Judaism as well.

The Halachic Fallout Of A Permanent Change To Daylight Saving Time

If you are a doctor, once you start working you can’t just pull away from your rounds to go daven, even if you do it on your own without a minyan.

Behind The Barricades With A Jewish Defender Of Ukraine

There is a person who has nobody else to look up to and he’s being broken, and G-d puts his heart in order, taking off everything superfluous from his heart and breaking his heart a little bit.

Ukrainian Jews Are Shocked, Scared, But Still Defiant In The Midst Of Russian Invasion

When the sirens begin — “and they are barely audible,” he noted — people head down into utility rooms under the ground floors of apartment buildings because there are no bomb shelters.

Scrambling For Safety: A Frum Family in Ukraine Shares Their Story

Slowly we started realizing that this is real war – that there are ground invasions, that there are bombings, and that it’s getting more tense and scarier – so my husband started working really hard on just helping people leave, Esther said.

‘If Anything Should Happen, Chas v’Shalom, They Should Come To The Synagogue’

When the threats [of invasion] came out, what was the first meeting the Israeli government had? How can we prepare for aliyah… How about what can we do to help the Jews of Ukraine?

Federal Security Funds For Houses Of Worship May Double To $360 Million: Will It...

The worst kind of vulnerability is if unauthorized people get into your building, David Pollock said. What we all need to do is to figure out a system where we can be both warm and welcoming, and keep everyone inside safe and secure.

What’s Next For Israel-Saudi Arabia Ties?

The attacks on MBS by Western officials weaken his reformist camp – and empower the conservative camp and its supporters.

In Wake Of Rising Anti-Semitism, Black-Jewish Coalitions Emerge

Washington’s IBSI is not a religious organization. Its signature program is called the PEACE Initiative (Plan for Education, Advocacy, and Community Engagement).


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