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Teshuvah: Delete or Overwrite?

The Chofetz Chaim famously taught that Hashem gave mankind the wisdom to come up with many modern inventions for the purpose of strengthening our...

Pomegranate Swirl Bundt Cake

The pomegranate syrup is slightly tart, adding an acidic spin to this cake. This cake pairs perfectly with fruit or a sorbet. Any extra...

It’s Elul- Smile!

The Sinking Feeling… “Elul is so hard,” was the way one yeshiva bochur framed it. Wherever you are and whoever you are, the transition from the...

Know Your Enemy

The other day, when paused at a red light, I found myself facing a bumper sticker attached to the car in front of me....

A Cry In the Wilderness; When the Rabbis Marched on Washington

More than seven decades have passed since the 1943 historic Rabbis March on Washington, when over 400 rabbis tearfully approached the White House to...

Elul Lessons from Secretarial School

One of the hallmarks of a wise person is that he learns from everything and everyone (Pirkei Avos 4:1). The Ozerover Rebbe (Be’er Moshe,...

Giving Him Nachas

There is a pretty well-known story related by Rav Shalom Schwadron zt”l, who told about the father of a baal teshuvah with whom Rav...

Why FDR Abandoned The Jews- Part 2

A new 3-year exhibit at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Americans and the Holocaust, continues to generate controversy over its whitewashing of President Franklin...

Open Orthodoxy’s Superstar Clergyman and His Long Trail of Destruction

He’s all over the media – the Huffington Post, Newsweek, Times of Israel, LA Jewish Journal, Forward, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and...

The Gifts and Potential of Elul

Elul is a paradox. On the one hand, we know that in cities such as Kelm, Slabodka, Novardok and Pressburg, Elul was terrifying. Gentiles...

Why FDR Abondoned The Jews

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, in Washington, D.C, recently opened a controversial new exhibit, “Americans and the Holocaust,” that claims President Franklin D. Roosevelt...

The “Art” of Making Noise

You know the story about the meshugoyim and the X on their foreheads? Perhaps it is an apocryphal tale, but the lesson it teaches...

Yad Vashem; A Peek Behind the Mystique

Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum lost some of its hallowed aura last week when it emerged that an Israeli-Polish declaration on Poland’s amended Holocaust law—...

Kaddish in Lonely Field in Poland- Revolt and Escape from Sobibor;...

75 years after the uprising at Sobibor, a Nazi death camp in Eastern Poland where 250,000 Jews were murdered, a splash of international limelight...

Remembering Mike

It is difficult to put into words the story of a young American Jew who gave up his business and his everyday living in...

Kaddish In A Lonely field in Poland

The ancient words of Kaddish echoed eerily in a quiet wheat field in a small town in Poland as family members of Josef Kopf,...

Israeli Chief Rabbinate Slams The Door On Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

In a document that was just obtained and leaked by ITIM, the pluralistic Yerushalayim-based organization whose purported goal is to assure fair treatment by...

Tragedy Compounded

The tragic loss of ten high school students – nine females and one male – last week in a flash flood in Israel’s South...

Suriving and Triumphing Over  Ikvesa D’meshicha

As we enter the second segment of the Omer, the period after Lag Ba’omer, some of the various minhagim allow us to breathe a...

A Second Chance

On Pesach Sheini, I always think about the survivors of the concentration camps. It was at this time of year that many of the...