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Feb 10, 2019, 7:55 AM
An Open Letter to the RCBC
Dear Rabbi Schiowitz, I read your letter to the community on behalf of the RCBC with a profound sense of appreciation and respect. Our community is fortunate to have leaders like you who care about communal unity and harmony. At...
Jan 31, 2019, 7:52 AM
The RCBC decertifies communal debate
It's not (just) about women rabbis -- no synagogue should cede its policy-making and hiring decisions to an external body
Dec 26, 2016, 8:57 PM
America’s Lame Dove
“America abstains” is a rather elegant synopsis of the Obama administration’s foreign policy. Historians have their categorical buzzwords for different phases of American foreign policy. Prior to World War I, America was interventionist. During the 1930’s, America was isolationist. And...
Jul 14, 2016, 7:48 AM
Yeshiva day schools: Give parents a choice
To solve the sky-high cost of Jewish education, offer a part time option with public school covering secular studies
Jun 24, 2016, 10:44 AM
The Yeshiva Day School System — Costs and Considerations
One of the things that I appreciate the most about working with colleagues with backgrounds that are differ from my own -- religiously, ethnically, nationally and politically -- is being able to get an outsider’s perspective on Jewish communal issues. Recently,...
Jan 7, 2016, 10:25 AM
Israel is where religion and air travel meet, but not always for the good
Nov 22, 2015, 7:44 AM
Silence of the doves
The usually talkative senators from Ezra Schwartz's state have stayed mum on the murder of their constituent
Nov 15, 2015, 11:21 PM
Women Rabbis: Further Questions and Considerations
Last week, I published an article advocating for women’s ordination and considering a number of arguments that have traditionally been made against women’s ordination. I did so in the hope of promoting substantive dialogue of the issue. Thankfully, a...
Nov 8, 2015, 10:18 PM
Women rabbis: Questions and considerations
A close look at the key arguments against women’s ordination and the case for why they don't hold up
Mar 4, 2015, 12:56 AM
Words of Peace and Truth: Exploring Megillat Esther’s Themes
Yeshiva University students have a practice on the Jewish holiday of Purim of delivering Mishloach Manot, holiday care packages with sweets, to individuals in New York City hospitals, regardless of religious affiliation, to brighten their spirits with some holiday...
Yigal M. Gross is an attorney who lives in Teaneck, New Jersey with his wife Tamar Warburg and their children Ella, Sara and Yonatan.