By Moshe Phillips Why are some right-of-center Jewish groups finding it so difficult to publicly condemn anti-Semitic congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene? A few, such as the Republican Jewish Coalition and the...

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for Today is the 138th Yartzeit of Rav Yisroel Salanter zt”l, founder of the Mussar Movement.  It is unfortunate, however, that many people are not...

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BY SHIRA HANAU AND BEN HARRIS Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, the scion of multiple Hasidic dynasties, author of more than 60 books, and a physician who became a leading...

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By Meir and Leah Miller, Sanhedriya, Yerushalayim It was over fifty years ago when my husband, Meir Miller, first came to Eretz Yisrael as a bachur to learn in yeshiva....

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for A number of people aren’t too happy with the Hareidi Jewish community these days.  The reason is that they appear to be throwing all...

Do Jewish conservatives still have a home in the post-Trump Republican Party?

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Five months ago Rabbi Alan Sherman appeared in a political ad draped in a prayer shawl and blowing a shofar ”as a wake-up call to all...


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