Yochanan Gordon: Ellent In Ellenville

I was looking for an attractive alliteration with which to title this article. There’s a relatively old movie called Sleepless in Seattle, which kept coming to mind when seeking...

Halachic Musings: Choosing Our Words

  “That person is a murderer — he’s going to kill dozens of people, if not more!” “Well, that other person is a moiser! How dare he?” Rav Shmuel Brudny, zt’l, a...

Chukat: The Benefits of Not Understanding

By Rabbi Mordechai Young When I was a bachur, I had an interesting conversation with some friends in yeshiva. We discussed the mitzvah of reading through the weekly parashah (shnayim...

From Where I Stand: Chukas Conduct Unbecoming

  By Rabbi Yossy Goldman A life sentence for jaywalking? Twenty years for chewing gum in public?! Singapore notwithstanding, surely that’s over the top. Was it so different for Moses, who, in...

Back to Basics: Focusing on Unity

When Henry Kissinger became secretary of state, Golda Meir, then prime minister of Israel, wrote him a congratulatory letter, expressing hope for a solid relationship between the two countries....

Bloom on Balak: ‘A Star Rises From Jacob’

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “A star rises from Jacob, a scepter comes forth from Israel; it smashes the brow of Moav, the foundation of all children of Seth”...

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto: Revolution in the Heart

  One man, beleaguered and weakened by illness, reaches deep into the hearts of millions of Jews with soul-wrenching words that inspire repentance and kindness * The wondrous phenomenon of...

Jedwab: Trusting God to Run His World

By Dr. Gila Jedwab, DMD When the meraglim (spies) returned, they reported death and doomsday back to Moshe and Aaron. Ten of the most respected men, princes of each tribe,...

‘A Statement That Should Really Be Unnecessary’

By Rabbi Yaakov Klass I’m being called upon to issue a statement that should really be unnecessary. Need we issue any statement in the matter of the ownership of our...

Halachic Musings: Is the Pandemic Over?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman “Can we go back to shul now?” “Do we really need that mask and “Safer Torah Shield?” “Is it still safek pikuach nefesh?” These questions and more are being...
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