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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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