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Jul 22, 2018, 3:45 PM
Iran is not here!
Take it from one who performs Orthodox weddings outside the Chief Rabbinate: The Haiyun case is no big deal
Roger M. Kaye
Jul 20, 2018, 3:10 PM
Choose your sex
Lately, there has been much discussion as to when a person should have to decide which sex to adopt as their own. Some say that children as young as three or four should be able to decide for themselves...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Jul 20, 2018, 6:54 AM
Without any new law, gay men will have surrogate parenthood
Gays and lesbians are hands-down the proven best parents in the world. Denying them parenthood is as crazy as denying Jews to learn. Without a new law, Israeli gay men of course still will have state-supported surrogate parenthood from now...
Jason Fredric Gilbert
Jul 16, 2018, 8:42 AM
The Watermelon War
The battle between married couples everywhere: who will pick a sweet, delicious watermelon and who will choose a dud?
Jul 9, 2018, 11:38 PM
Why Is Slovakia Moving Its Embassy to Jerusalem?
What’s behind the rumored move by Slovakia of its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem? It may be as simple as the nation having once been conquered by the Ottoman Turks, and its unwillingness to ever again fall under Muslim...
Joseph C. Kaplan
Jul 6, 2018, 11:17 PM
Ani Ledodi V’dodi Li
Since my retirement (It’s Not an Ugly Word, Ernest, 1/5/18), the two most frequent questions I’ve been asked are (a) are you enjoying it and (b) what are you doing with yourself? While the answer to the first is...
Jul 3, 2018, 1:46 AM
What Dating Should NOT Be… If You’re Looking for Something Real.
I’ve learned a lot about dating over the years --and not just from my own. Through coaching single men and women in the dating process, and surviving a fairly lengthy one myself, it’s clear: There are some very good...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Jun 27, 2018, 10:31 PM
Do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God
In the Haftara for Parshat Balak (Micha 5:6-6:8), we read the prophecy of Micha which recalls some of the ways in which God protected B’nai Yisrael during the forty years that they spent in the wilderness. One of the...
Jun 27, 2018, 7:06 PM
Agunot must not be sacrificed on the altar of reform
A new bill was passed recently in the Knesset's Constitution, Law and Justice Committee amending the law regarding the jurisdiction of the Israeli rabbinical courts. The amendment will grant the rabbinical courts international authority to adjudicate the divorce proceedings of...
Jun 26, 2018, 10:01 PM
The Grasshopper and the Giant
The Torah relates the story of the twelve spies whom Moses had sent to search out the land and to bring their reports to him. Ten of the twelve spies came back with negative reports. “The men are like giants...