Yochanan Gordon: The Soul of America

  We have weekly article deadlines, and I haven’t been all that good in honoring them lately. However, as much as I tried to write my reflections ahead of time...

Yochanan Gordon: The Mask in My Pocket

  Over the last couple of weeks I have written about teshuvah and our overall preparation for the Yomim Nora’im in the context of song. It occurred to me that,...

War Of Words In Israel: Are ‘Annex,’ ‘Occupier’ Right Terms?

By Scott Feltman Questions of “annexation” have taken center-stage lately. Since the revealing of President Donald Trump’s Peace Plan, pundits and politicians have been asking: Should Israel annex “Area C,”...

The Mask In My Pocket

By Yochanan Gordon Over the last couple of weeks I have written about teshuvah and our overall preparation for the Yomim Nora’im in the context of song. It occurred to...

Isaias: The Storm That Was

  By Alex Edelman, Mayor, Village of Lawrence Eli Kutner, Candidate, Village of Lawrence Trustee Pesach Osina, Candidate, NYC Council District 31 Paris Popack, President, Lawrence Association, candidate, Village of Lawrence Trustee On Tuesday,...

A Closer Look at Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, z’l, was a descendant of Rav Avrohom Weinberg, the first Slonimer Rebbe, one of the leading chassidic rabbis of the 19th century. He...

What Seth Rogen Is Really Telling Us

By Rabbi Yotav Eliach Seth Rogen is not a bad person, nor is he a self-hating Jew. He is a typical North American “woke” progressive, a citizen of the world...

The Way It Is: Suicide, They Wrote

  Will Ghislaine Maxwell be allowed to live? It’s a pity that Jeffrey Epstein was not. And not because of sympathy for Epstein — my sympathy is for his victims,...

Other Side Of The Bench: Mourning Laws

  In pre-corona days, I would wake up around 5:30 a.m., hit a 6 a.m. minyan, rush home, grab a bite, and be off to my office in Brooklyn or...

Yochanan Gordon: Kol Korehs and Excommunications

  The current kashrus debate is very much on people’s minds and in their conversations these days. It seems to be a highly contentious issue, conjuring deep emotion and excitement...
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