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Oct 30, 2017, 3:33 AM
To begin confronting sexual abuse, we need more male voices
Mayim Bialik’s now-famous New York Times piece apparently linking immodesty to sexual assault, for which she subsequently apologized, has generated endless controversy over the past two weeks. The animated discourse inadvertently has also underscored a separate, but crucial, point:...
Aug 21, 2017, 8:31 PM
A Disgraceful Week
It ought to go without saying -- but, unfortunately, it no longer does -- that the events of last week were utterly disgraceful. That the president of the United States would draw an equivalency between neo-Nazis and their opposition,...
Mar 1, 2017, 5:35 PM
Fake news and Purim
A holiday known for hilarity and inebriation celebrates events that heralded an era of unusually rational analysis and literacy
Jan 3, 2016, 6:42 AM
Spotlight: Earning the Trust of Our Community
My wife and I try and see at least one movie each year. Earlier this week we "heretically" chose to forego the new Star Wars movie and see Spotlight instead. As it turns out, we did not regret our...
Dec 20, 2015, 6:22 AM
Neo-Chasidut and the Future of Modern Orthodoxy
This past Sunday the following cryptic message appeared on my Twitter feed: Breaking News: #UofPWest Chanukah Chabura TONIGHT! #zoschanukah #nesgadol #hegiyahhazman What is the meaning of the cryptic message, and why does it matter? Let’s begin with #UofPWest. U of P...
Aug 4, 2015, 2:45 PM
Let’s be Intolerant of Intolerance
It was a wrenching week. Shira Banki, a victim of Thursday’s Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade stabbing, died Monday from wounds inflicted by a Haredi man, Yishai Schlissel. Separately, early Friday morning an 18-month-old Muslim baby, Ali Saad Dawabsheh, was...
Tzvi Sinensky is Rosh Beit Midrash, Kohelet Yeshiva in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania.