A Forum for Orthodox Jewish thought on Halacha, Hashkafa, and the social issues of our time.
Friday, September 24, 2021
Is There Still Bipartisan Support for Israel?
After the vote PM Bennett thanks the US for their support ( UWI ) I was shocked. When the one billion dollar funding for Israel’s Iron Dome...
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Even Though the Constitution Guarantees Religious Freedom...
The debate seems to never end. There is yet another article about the conflict between the government and those religious schools that refus...
Monday, September 20, 2021
Applying Halacha - Not Adapting It to Fit the Times
Dalid Minim Judaism must change with the times. That is perhaps the most widely used cliché by heterodoxy. The idea being that what was once...
Apology to Breslov
Gravesite of Rebbe Nachman in Uman ( Wikipedia ) I have just been informed that a recent story about a few Breslover Chasidim returning to I...
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Thinking Out of the Box - Middle East Peace
Mahmoud Abbas The real obstacle to peace? ( Wiki ) There is little doubt about the problems facing Israel with respect to Palestinians on t...
Friday, September 17, 2021
Can a Human Being Actually Change Their Sex?
One of the most poignant lectures on transgenderism I ever heard was given by Boca Raton Synagogue's Rabbi Efrem Goldberg. The sensitiv...
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Who by Fire - Revisited
Leonard Cohen in 1988 ( Wikipedia ) The late singer-composer, Leonard Cohen was by all accounts not an observant Jew. But I believe that a...
Monday, September 13, 2021
Why I Am a Jew
Believing Jews One of the great conundrums of life for me is, Why Judaism? What is it about my Emunah - my faith that makes me so committed...
Sunday, September 12, 2021
My Thoughts about 9/11 - Then and Now
It’s been 20 years. Yesterday, September 11, 2021 was the 20 th anniversary of an attack against the United States by the Islamic terrorist...
Friday, September 10, 2021
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
A police raid on a illegal Rosh Hashana Minyan ( YWN ) There has been a lot of talk about the antisemitism expressed by government officials...
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