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....

AN INSPIRING BAGEL

Every now and then it pays to take stock and do an emotional inventory, so to speak. And one of those points of curiosity over the years has been...

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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...

Can Too Much Positivity Be A Bad Thing

By Betty Gulko “Stay positive!” “Look at the bright side of things!” “Keep on smiling!” These are some of the things you may hear me say pretty often. Making a shift...

Beyond The Headlines

By Sivan Rahav Meir Translated by Yehoshua Siskin This is the time of year in Israel when schools give students their mid-year report cards. But this year, many schools in the...

Israel’s Judicial Tyranny Perpetuates “White Privilege”

By Ron Jager Leaders of Israel’s progressive left, the heads of the military-industrial/hi-tech complex, the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, the judicial system, and governmental offices manned by self-appointed...

Ivanka Trump in the News and Halachah

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Recently, some Jewish websites and print publications published a rewrite of a Vanity Fair piece on Ivanka Trump. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency's piece was penned by...

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...

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...

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,...
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