Express Moral Outrage But Avoid Simplistic Thinking

By Rabbi Moshe Taragin Thoughts about the terrible crimes committed by a trusted leader. In 1993, when the Lubavitcher Rebbe passed away, I was a young rabbi listening to troubling statements...


By Baila Sebrow Question Do you think it is possible for someone to change? I am having this debate with my friend. My friend dated someone for a short time and...

War On Poverty

By R’ Nison Gordon, z’l America, the world’s magnate, the wealthiest country in the world, has declared war on poverty. If the talk is about fighting poverty, it means that there...

Florida Diary

By Larry Gordon It’s not the holiday week, and the big yeshiva intersession week is still a week or so away. But people are here in Florida, and they are...

State of Mind

By Elisheva Liss Dear Elisheva, We think we may have an issue with our son and his rebbe, and we’re not sure what to do about it. According to our son,...

Motivation Vs. Purpose

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch Anyone who owns a Peloton knows who Robin Arzón is. But some might not adequately take in her soulful words of wisdom while breathless, sweating, and...

The Hockey Fan Who Saved The NHL Staffer

By Yair Hoffman During a hockey game on October 23, a fan of the opposing team spotted an NHL staffer with a strange-looking mole on the back of his neck....

Yosef’s Bones

By Yochanan Gordon This week we observed the tenth of Shevat, which is the day the Frierdiker Rebbe, Rav Yosef Yitzchak, passed away and the same day, one year later, when...

The Novelty Of Privacy

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch Long before the age of the internet, the age when everything was shared and when nothing was taboo, there was a group of Israelites traveling through...

From the Editor: Closed and Open

The worst thing you can say about Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio is that despite having aides who are members of the Jewish community, at the...
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