Shliach From Montana: Seeing What We Want to See

For the very first time since Shabbos Zachor before Purim, we hosted guests at our Shabbos table. Our shul is still closed, but we invited two family units for...

BACH Jewish Center Taps Dynamic Rabbi to Lead Growth

  Bachurei Chemed – BACH Jewish Center (BACH) is turning to one of the modern Orthodox world’s most dynamic young spiritual leaders, Rabbi Benny Berlin, to lead the congregation into...

Shelach: Draw Your Own Conclusion

From Where I Stand By Rabbi Yossy Goldman “We cannot ascend.” – Bamidbar 13:31 Some conclusions are more obvious to come to than others. Sometimes the most obvious conclusion isn’t necessarily correct....

3 Orthodox Jews Sue Over Restrictions on NYC Houses of Worship

(JTA) — Three Orthodox Jews from Brooklyn and two Catholic priests are suing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other New York officials over continued restrictions on houses of...

Halachic Musings: Arresting Anarchism

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman First it was the city council of Minneapolis. Then it was the mayor of New York. And now it is in two dozen other states. The...

Yochanan Gordon: The Bar Mitzvah That Wasn’t

    The bar mitzvah of our oldest son, Nison, was supposed to take place on June 4. It was scheduled a number of months ago at the Lawrence Country Club,...

Parashat Beha’alotchah: Sanctity of Torah vs. Sanctity of Terumah

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute One of the complex issues in relationships between full-time learners and good Jews who didn’t merit to learn much Torah is the awkward moment...

Souls on Fire: Positivity Bias

Musings of a Shliach From Montana It’s been a rough few weeks for our beloved United States. If COVID-19 and its negative effect on our mental health wasn’t enough, we...

Israel Revokes Special Visas for Non-Citizen Yeshiva Students

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Israel, the country has changed its mind on letting in non-Israeli yeshiva students to resume their studies. Interior Minister...

Reactions to Rabbi Lamm’s Petirah

From the Orthodox Union: The Orthodox Union joins in mourning the loss of, and paying tribute to the memory of, Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm. An extraordinary leader, profound thinker, prolific...
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