Frager: Ascending to the Rabbinate

  Becoming a rabbi was always a dream of mine. I had two older brothers, a brother-in-law, a mechutan, and a son — R’ Binyomin Yehudah — who were rabbis....

Hamas Must Return Bodies of 2 Israeli Soldiers

By ARSEN OSTROVSKY TEL AVIV (JTA) — Last week marked five years since Israeli soldier Lt. Hadar Goldin was killed by Hamas in the midst of a humanitarian cease-fire during Operation Protective Edge. On...

Frager: Reflections on Immigration to America

By Joseph Frager, MD Given the situation at the American Mexican border, I decided to reflect upon my own personal immigration story. At the outset, I want to compliment the...

Jager: Turning Elections Into a Binary Choice

By Ron Jager The juvenile “Mod Squad” of four freshman congresswomen accuses anyone critical of their clearly anti-American, antisemitic, and anti-Western rantings of being racists and fundamentally opposed to people...

My Story With The Rebbe

By Yochanan Gordon This Shabbos, Parashas Korach, marks the 25th year since the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. I have used this space in previous years to pen my personal...

Esther’s Way: Unmasking The ‘New Anti-Semitism’ On Campus

By Rabbi Benji Levy A few weeks ago, I woke up to a flurry of messages from my students in Australia asking how swastikas could taint the iconic Bondi beach...

Novak: Why Comparing the Migrant Crisis to the Holocaust Is Dangerous for Jews

By Jake Novak Two years after President Donald Trump was elected, you’d think America’s politicians and news media alike would have finally tired of all the comparisons to Nazi Germany. But...

Novak: What We Can Learn From Sheryl Sandberg’s Fall

By Jake Novak It was a rare and touching moment of humanity in the otherwise inhuman world of news. Fresh from the sudden tragedy of her husband’s death, Facebook Chief...

Time to Allow Pollard to Go to Israel

 By Joseph Frager, MD  On October 1, 2018 the United States Department of Justice denied Jonathan Pollard’s request to transfer his parole to Israel. This was reported in Hamodia and...

Thanksgiving, Modeh Ani, Or Both?

By Ariel Natan Dori After a recent appointment at an office near Northwell Health, formerly known as LIJ, I decided to take my daily walk in the area around the...
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Dear Chana Laya, Although you’re only two years old, I am taking a few minutes during this most hectic Erev Pesach to put pen to...

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(JTA) — The cast of the hit Israeli drama “Shtisel,” which has become a worldwide sensation, released a video of Passover greetings from the cast. The video...

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