From Good To Great: YU Online Course Teaches Rabbis The Art Of Public...

By Rochelle Maruch Miller Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future and affiliate Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) recently launched “Drashas and Shiurim: From Good to Great,” a continuing rabbinic...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Shidduch Fraud

Why is it that in these somewhat advanced and contemporary times we  allow the idea of seeking matrimonial matches for our children — shidduchim — to be equated with...

Dating Forum: Raped on a Date

Question Something terrible happened to me, and I’ve told no one about it, because they will blame me and say it was my fault. It happened one night on a...

‘The Empty Wagon’: A Review Of R’ Yaakov Shapiro’s Attack on Zionism

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro’s "The Empty Wagon" is one of the most controversial books to hit the Orthodox world in decades. Its 1,373 pages deal with the...

Dating Forum: Oldest First Has Disastrous Consequences

Question: We are in a terrible bind. My daughter is dating a boy who is not for her, and we feel responsible. She is the oldest child in our family...

Dating Forum: Once a Player, Always a Player?

Question: I got out of a very bad marriage, and I was forced to enter the singles scene. I was hoping that after my divorce, people would make suggestions of...

Dating Forum: Dating Someone With a ‘Past’

By Baila Sebrow Question This is a personal topic, but I imagine other guys might be going through it, too. For many years, I have struggled to keep the Torah’s laws...

Dating Forum: What Goes Around Comes Around

Question I’m really a good person, but when you hear my story I know you will think that I’m horrible. A few years ago I dated a man for a...

Bagel Store: Why is Everyone Talking About Shtisel?

The reader might be asking, “What is ‘Shtisel?’” Is Shtisel the latest craze or talk of the town? Well, yes and no. “Shtisel” is the last name of a fictional...

In Memory Of Miriam Holman, a’h

It has only been three short weeks since our community was dealt the crushing blow of the petirah of Miriam Holman, a’h, and the reality still seems impossible to...
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