A Forum for Orthodox Jewish thought on Halacha, Hashkafa, and the social issues of our time.
Friday, April 03, 2020
The Big Blur
The new normal ( Times of Israel ) On this Erev Shabbos before Pesach (Erev Shabbos HaGadol) - as we are all going crazy in a world we ...
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Of Unity and Stupidity in Israel
Netanyhu and Gantz - President Rivlin in center ( Times of Israel ) Under normal circumstances it would have been major news that a un...
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Thanking and Blaming
The heroes of war If we are at war then the warriors fighting on the front lines are the health professionals. That includes not only do...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
The funeral at Bnei Brak, March 28, 2020 (Ha'aretz ) One of the sadder and more perplexing things about the COVID-19 pandemic is wh...
Monday, March 30, 2020
Predictions for after the Storm
A ‘Tipping Point’ for the Orthodox Community? By Paul Shaviv Charedi Rabbonim - image for illustrative purposes only ( Ha'aretz )...
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Will This Deadly Crisis Change Some Minds?
People gathered in prayer in Bnei Brak a few days ago ( Jewish Press ) If there is one positive development, from the COVID-19 pandemic,...
Friday, March 27, 2020
Which God Are They Praying To?!
Stanislover Rebbe, R' Uri Ashkenazi ( Wikipedia ) It is really hard to stay sane these days. Every time I turn on the TV news, I can...
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Of Rabbis, Heroes, and Fools
Dr. Zev (Vladimir) Zelenko ( VIN ) Some people that ought to know better can be incredibly stupid and selfish. This exists everywhere – ...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Calling Out Irresponsible Behavior
Agudah of Illinois Dayan, R' Shmuel Fuerst condemns irresponsible behavior I am kind of a news junkie. I read, listen, and watch the...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
A Shift in Power
Union of Reform Judaism president, Rabbi Rick Jacobs We should be pleased at the outcome of the WZO elections, but we should not gloat...
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