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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Every day the headlines are blaring the latest testimony in the House impeachment process. Jews who recognize and are appreciative of the president’s actions are certainly...

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  Determined as I am to stay off the topic of city-wide protests and riots, and unwilling to watch any television news, by necessity, my focus here must shift to...

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Dahlia Oziel is a singer, songwriter, and Instagram influencer who has started a revolution in how the Jewish community responds to agunos. The terrain has now...

THINKING OF KISLEV

As I drive around some areas, I still see some sukkahs standing on porches and in front yards. I don’t know if the people in these homes just did...

Sad Spuds

Dr. Seuss has not been totally canceled, but six of his books have been shelved because they are said to portray some people in hurtful ways. These six books...

From Moshe To Moshe—I Will Be With You

By Malkie Hirsch As we sat down for dinner tonight, the six of us eating and chitchatting about various topics, a thought of doing this family thing by ourselves without...

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....

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...

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Ruby wished to purchase a property from Simon.  The payment involved X amount of cash and Y amount of funds to be transferred via a cashier’s check at the...

In Defense Of Ivanka And Jared

By Ben Chouake, MD (Dr. Ben) National President, NORPAC Member of the Board of Multiple Jewish Organizations While I usually try to stay above the fray of partisan criticism, I was personally...
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