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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?)
Sivan Rahav Meir
Jul 11, 2018, 1:20 AM
That ultra-Orthodox flight delay? It didn’t happen
True, the El Al flight took off 70 minutes late, but it wasn't for the reason everyone thinks
Jul 9, 2018, 5:45 PM
How I just made a total fool of myself
(Or how could I, of all people, not know that stealing is ok if you go to a haredi yeshiva?) My membership at the Mamila Hotel health club includes use of its subterranean swimming pool. When I entered the pool...
Jul 9, 2018, 3:30 PM
No voice, no vote
Denying political representation to over half a million Haredi women in Israel is unacceptable in 2018
Robert L. Wolkoff
Jul 6, 2018, 11:18 PM
Liberal Jews Cause Earthquakes. Who Knew?
It is no coincidence that Parshat Pinchas, which centers on blind zealotry, always comes during the build up to Tisha B’av, which commemorates the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem—which was destroyed, the rabbis tell us, because of sinat...
Jul 4, 2018, 8:19 PM
I was a draft-dodger
Where the South African army was an instrument of racism, the ultra-Orthodox have nothing to complain about
Allen S. Maller
Jul 1, 2018, 8:41 AM
Pre 9 Av political advice from our sages
During the three weeks between the Fast of Tamuz and Tisha B’Av, the topic of the unrestrained hatred of other Jews (sinat khinam) should be carefully studied and talked about especially in Israel; for our sages say that both...
Jun 30, 2018, 12:41 AM
OCD and halakha: The Orthodox rabbi’s challenge
One of the great privileges of my budding career in the rabbinate has been the opportunity to study with the Center for the Jewish Future (Yeshiva University), and to complete their Continuing Rabbinic Education (CRE) programs in areas including...
Jun 26, 2018, 10:09 PM
“Let them be stringent,” they said. “Let them have their chumras..it doesn’t matter to us.” I heard the way this new world of Modern Orthodoxy viewed my old world. It was so foreign to me. It felt like we were...
Jun 26, 2018, 4:06 PM
Ethiopian Jewry, No Longer a Lost Tribe
I read with outrage and dismay the recent report of racism --masquerading as Halacha -against Ethiopian Jews at the Barkan Winery. According to the report first published by the Public broadcaster Kan (Link to the Hebrew Video) and now...