Halachic Musings: Presidential Prayer

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...

Other Side of the Bench: No Free Passes

By David Seidemann It was two months ago today that my wife and I escorted our second daughter down the aisle to be wed. We received the pictures today and...

Only Hashem Knows Reason for Pittsburgh Massacre

By Yochanan Gordon The unfortunate events that unfolded in Pittsburgh on Shabbos at the Tree of Life synagogue have been addressed by many people from divergent angles. There is the...

Hamas Must Return Bodies of 2 Israeli Soldiers

By ARSEN OSTROVSKY TEL AVIV (JTA) — Last week marked five years since Israeli soldier Lt. Hadar Goldin was killed by Hamas in the midst of a humanitarian cease-fire during Operation Protective Edge. On...

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...

Other Side Of The Bench: Need For Pain Relief

  In my 20s, I had the tremendous pleasure to serve as the regional director of the Central East region of the National Conference of Synagogue Youth. Looking back, it...

Opinion: Trump’s Lies Will Make Defending Israel Harder Than Ever

By DAVID MEYERS (JTA)  — President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 election. This fact is indisputable, and has been reported as such by Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post — some...

Other Side Of The Bench: Truth Or Consequences

By David Seidemann It began in 1927 with the selection of Charles Lindbergh as Time Magazine’s Man of the Year. Since then, every year the magazine has spotlighted the individual...

Time to Allow Pollard to Go to Israel

 By Joseph Frager, MD  On October 1, 2018 the United States Department of Justice denied Jonathan Pollard’s request to transfer his parole to Israel. This was reported in Hamodia and...

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...
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