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...

Goldfeder: Vote For the Person, Not the Party

  By Phil Goldfeder Thank you for all the kind words and overwhelming emails following my article last week. Your encouragement and support are appreciated! The Far Rockaway Jewish Political Action...

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...

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...

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By Cindy Grosz I hate to say it, but it was just a matter of time until antisemitism on social media erupted into violence. Since August, I have been reporting about...

Should Halacha Allow People to Carry Weapons in Shul?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The horrific tragedy in a Conservative synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Shabbos morning that left 11 people dead should cause us, perhaps, to rethink the manner...

The Kiddush Club Crisis

By Yochanan Gordon It seems that for anything to get attention in the Jewish community, it needs to be termed a “crisis.” Thankfully, from a literary point of view, the...
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