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May 11, 2018, 5:34 PM
An Open Letter to Arthur Sulzberger
Arthur Sulzberger and The New York Times’ editorial board recently called for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to step down. The Times made this demand not for Abbas' continued support of terrorism against Israeli civilians, but instead for his attacks on Jewish people around the world -- attacks...
Jan 25, 2018, 11:49 PM
Muzin and Dershowitz are on the right side of history
Nick Muzin and Alan Dershowitz are helping the Qataris improve their relationship with the US and Israel
Sep 20, 2017, 2:05 AM
Man, G-d and the Great Conundrum
On Wednesday evening, Sept 20th, Jews will usher in the Jewish New Year. The first day of the Semi-lunar Calendar month of Tishrei commemorates 5,778 years since the Biblical story of the creation of Mankind as recorded in the...
Jul 9, 2016, 12:00 AM
From Viznitz to Lubavitch: Elie Wiesel and The Rebbe
In 1994 I joined a group of high school students on a trip to Poland to commemorate the 60th memorial of the Warsaw uprising. The trip required each of us to fundraise a nominal sum. Having grown up as...
Feb 20, 2015, 12:15 AM
An Open Letter to Baruch Marzel
My brother, my beloved hero of Israel. Achi Hakadosh . I can’t sleep. I literally can’t sleep hearing the news that you will be joining the Knesset. Tomorrow they will claim that I too am a radical, a fanatic,...
Apr 2, 2014, 8:58 PM
An open letter to Rav Shmaryahu Yosef Chaim Kanievsky
What would Israel look like if today every Haredi invited one non religious friend for Pesach?
Jan 16, 2014, 7:21 PM
An open letter to Rav Adin Steinsaltz
To the man who taught that the true righteous men and women are the simple folk who walk the streets of Jerusalem
Rabbi Shmully Hecht is co-founder and Rabbinical Advisor of Shabtai; the Jewish Society at Yale. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org