Litzman Explains His Resignation, Blasts Gamzu

Said Litzman, "Gamzu doesn't understand the significance of such a pilgramage [to Uman] just like I don't understand the importance of a basketball game."

Ignoring G-d

The governor couldn’t believe the audacity of the man. He immediately called the police to arrest him.

Rosh Hashanah Under Lockdown

While my children and I did not attend shul this year (my husband attended a very small, very early morning minyan), we did manage to have a special davening experience.

No Jew Is Too Far Gone

No Jew need be intimidated by the imagined enormity of the leap from non-observance to observance. Moreover, every mitzvah a Jew performs creates a permanent bond with Hashem that can never be erased.

The Arc Of The Moral Universe

This is a doctrine fundamental to Judaism and its understanding of evil and suffering in the world: G-d is just.

Ben Uliel, 26, Receives Three Life Sentences, Rabbis Protest

Asked how Ben Uliel reacted to the news, Baum said, “He has great faith. He is a follower of Breslov, and he looks for the good in everything.

The Power To Hold Back

In Cheshek Shlomo, Rabbi Pappenheim connects “eitan” to the biliteral root aleph-tav, which he further reduces to the monoliteral root tav. He explains that this root means connections and linking.


Dating can be hard and it can be disheartening. This is especially true for those that have dated for a long time.

Daf Yomi

Twin Cities ‘A City Is Given A Karpif’ (Eruvin 57a)

Can A Headscarf Make You Happy?

I’ll be very honest and vulnerable: When we started, we were young and we felt very threatened when there was a trend in accessories and everyone and their mothers were involved in a headband company.

Whose Fault Is Our Suffering?

We all sometimes think in warped and twisted ways. ... As an example, control fallacies can lead us to believe that we have absolutely no control over our lives.

A Case For Trump: Showing Appreciation Is A Torah Value

President Trump has called out anti-Semitism voiced by members of Congress such as Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, while Biden has welcomed their support and pledged at the virtual Million Muslim Vote Summit to invite “Muslim American voices as part of [his] administration."

Mining For Failure In The Face Of Success

Although an obvious breakthrough for peace in the region, it was brokered by Trump. And horrors, Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu were even nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize!

A View From A Recovering Democrat

I have clear memories of walking to shul with my father and feeling confused and uncomfortable watching black people step off of the sidewalk on Wickham Avenue as we walked by, seemingly in deference to our superior position as “white folk.”

In The Matter Of Picking RBG’s Successor: Dems Are Failing The Nose Test

Various party functionaries cited as precedent Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s refusal to schedule a confirmation hearing for President Obama’s 2016 choice of Merrick Garland to replace Scalia, who had recently died, because it was a presidential election year.

The Last 7 Days in Israel

Everyone agrees that these numbers are up, but that's pretty much where agreement ends. Will the lockdown decrease the numbers?

We Should Be Listening To Attorney General Barr

Two very prominent examples of how his own decision-making has been challenged are Barr’s efforts to dismiss the Michael Flynn prosecution and his reducing the sentence imposed on Roger Stone initially recommended by prosecutors in the case.

Q & A: To Fast Or Not To Fast?

Question: I was recently told by my physician that I shouldn’t fast on Tisha B’Av or Yom Kippur for health reasons. However, I feel very uncomfortable following this directive as I have never eaten on these two fast days in my life. What should I do? No Name Please

The Chief Rabbi And The Archbishop

Temple proved to be one of the great outspoken advocates for the Jewish victims of the Reich. ... He regularly and unabashedly took publicly unpopular positions, including advocacy for England and its allies to grant asylum to Jews able to escape Hitler.

Is It Proper…? How does a person let go of a grudge against someone...

How does a person let go of a grudge against someone who harmed him or her egregiously?

Past Mistakes

When we make our mistakes, we feel it here and now. However, our mistakes are also written up in heaven, in our books.

Albany Beat

When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, September 18, at her home in Washington, D.C., it was just around the time of shkiah – the beginning of Rosh Hashanah and Shabbos.

What’s The Problem?

What about emotional and mental health issues? How do we get to the root of those? There are diagnostics, tests, and surveys to help diagnose emotional or mental issues. But, we all know that there are times that we get it wrong.

Shofar Blowing In India

We loved hearing from our son by phone, and sometimes there was good enough reception to see him on WhatsApp. He was really having a wonderful time. He would plan his hiking itinerary around the goal of being in a Chabad House for Shabbatot.

Dear Dr. Yael

This probably is not indicative of a larger issue, but either way, it is not your place to address it.

A Great Defense To Use On Rosh Hashanah

Hashem won’t punish someone if the punishment will indirectly harm innocent people who depend on him.


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