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Jul 17, 2018, 5:48 PM
What’s your galus exit plan?
There is very little that we know with certainty, but one thing we do know is that at some point in the future -- most likely in the relatively near future -- the Jewish nation will return to Israel...
Jul 12, 2018, 10:53 AM
An Irrelevant Anglo-Jewry
I saw my friend in the queue to board a flight from London to Tel Aviv. She was chatting to her friend, and after the benign introductory chit-chat, I realised that between us, we had 14 adult children, 11...
Jul 12, 2018, 6:50 AM
Nature Speaks — Listen! The Sea has Something to Say
Are you off to the seashore this summer? When you stand at water’s edge, what else do you hear besides the happy shrieks of children, the gulls’ cries and roar of the waves? As you contemplate the ocean’s grandeur,...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Jul 12, 2018, 12:06 AM
Why should we specifically settle Israel?
In Parshat Masei (Bamidbar33:53) we are commanded: “Drive out the inhabitants of the land and settle in it, because I have given this land to you to possess.” Ramban (Nachmanides) believes that it is a positive commandment to dwell in...
Jul 11, 2018, 3:27 PM
Rabbi Riskin & Rabbi Brovender in conversation
Two revolutionary Torah leaders reminisce about how they changed the world -- and predict the future (women rabbis, anyone?)
Jul 7, 2018, 12:55 AM
No Future For American Jews
At the risk of sounding fatalist, I do not believe there is a viable future for American Jews. Let me explain, because I'm an American Jew, and far be it from me to preach doom and gloom to my...
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...
Sharona Margolin Halickman
Jul 6, 2018, 8:37 PM
Guess who was not involved in the sin of the spies?
When we speak about Chet HaMiraglim, the sin of the spies, we mention that Yehoshua and Calev were the only two of the twelve spies who did not bring a false report and they were therefore not punished as...
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...
Jul 3, 2018, 1:45 AM
Nature Speaks — Listen! the Aurora Has Something to Say
It’s hard not to feel Nature singing God’s praises, whether in the vivid blue sky overhead this afternoon… or in the brilliant aurora, when the sun showers electromagnetic particles on Earth’s polar atmosphere to produce shimmering curtains of colored...