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KIDDUSH HASHEM IN THE ELECTIONS When the results of last Tuesday’s election rolled in, the chareidi community was pleased. United Torah Judaism and the Shas...

Are Women Obligated in Kiddush on Yom Tov?

The Rambam in Hilchos Shabbos (29:1) writes, “It is a mitzvas asei min haTorah to be mekadeish the Shabbos with words, as the posuk...

A Conspiracy of Goodness Saved Thousands

A Conspiracy of Goodness Saved Thousands Part 2 In a country where anti-Semitism has a long, malignant history that reaches into the present day, the story...

A Talk With Rav Yerachmiel Boyer

Rav Yerachmiel Boyer is known as a master of chinuch and a popular lecturer. This is all true; he is an outstanding orator and...

Generic Template For Yeshiva Articles To Transform Mosdos Press Releases

Our mosdos have such a difficult time promoting themselves, running dinners and campaigns, while penning articles about themselves and how great and unparalleled they...

Ghosts of the Dreyfus Affair Haunt Europe

More than a century after the Dreyfus trial, the cry of “Death to the Jews!” has echoed in the streets of Paris. The fear that...

Israeli Election will be a Referendum on Netanyahu

Last Thursday, the Israeli political parties submitted their final list of Knesset candidates for the April 9 election. The deadline ended weeks of feverish...

$99,000 Kiddush Hashem

Over the past years, I have written stories, speeches, articles, poems and books, but never had I been asked to write a letter as...

To Stand Before You

Have you been in touch with your body lately? By the grace of Hashem, for most people, it functions normally without a hitch and...

Does Gantz Have a Chance?

Does Gantz Have a Chance? Yes! Who is Benny Gantz? How has this man, who has been so reticent about his political positions, managed to...

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Draft Law Extended It is amazing that events seem to unfold with dizzying speed here in Israel, yet at the same time, our problems stubbornly...

Israel and the U.S. Reacting to Post-Syrian Civil War Realities

President Donald Trump’s declaration on December 19 of his intention to withdraw the small force of U.S. military advisors working in Syria with the...

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Netanyahu Appeals to the Public There are some parts of this weekly column that probably sound repetitive to you. The reason for that is simple:...

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Mandelblit’s Dilemma Election season has begun, and the investigations surrounding Prime Minister Binyomin Netanyahu are a topic of greatest concern. There is a set procedure...

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Benny Gantz’s Surprise Election Bid Israel has entered an election period, after the Knesset dissolved itself last week. Now, if you have been keeping abreast...

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The Prosecution’s Turn Has Arrived This may have become a tired refrain, but it is still true: Prime Minister Binyomin Netanyahu’s political woes are far...

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The Battle Goes On Chanukah has faded very quickly into the past, and I find myself wishing that I had a way to preserve the...

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Torah at All Times This past week, I heard the following comments from Rav Yitzchok Yosef, the Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel: “Yaakov Avinu wanted...

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Mourning Rav Shteinman This week, the first yahrtzeit of Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman was marked by a series of hespeidim. The religious newspapers in Israel...

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A Razor-Thin Majority When Defense Minister Lieberman resigned, it wasn’t only Lieberman who resigned. His entire party, Yisroel Beiteinu, left the government coalition. As a...