This Week's Articles

Empowering Children to Be Children and Families to Function as Families...

Thousands in Lakewood Pay Tribute to Chai Lifeline at Annual Dinner   “Someone asked me, ‘What does Chai Lifeline do for you?’ I answered, ‘What...

Examining The IG Report

The 568-page report released last week by Department of Justice Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz condemned former FBI Director Jim Comey for insubordination and...

Expect Tougher National Security Policies

President Trump’s selection of veteran diplomat and outspoken conservative John Bolton to replace General H.R. McMasters as his national security advisor is a signal...

Food of Faith & Freedom

As we approach one of the many peaks of the Seder, we raise the matzah and recite Ha Lachma Anya, opening the Maggid section....

From the Depths of Prison Spring Hope, Faith and Song

When you think “Yaakov Shwekey,” the association that immediately comes to mind is his sweet and powerful voice, with his trademark Middle-Eastern style, admired...

Israel-Iran Confrontation Over Syria Escalating

In the wake of Iran’s renewed efforts to turn Syria into a base to attack Israel, the dark clouds of war developing over the...

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...

Kingship

My grandfather, Rav Eliezer Levin zt”l, who learned in the famed yeshiva of Kelm for seven years, once told me that during Elul there...

Kortz Un Sharf

A Missed Opportunity On the seder night, before Avodim Hoyinu, the Tchortokover rebbe would often relate a mayselah from our great rebbe’s and leaders, with...

Kushner & Greenblatt Meet Netanyahu And Abbas

Prime Minister Netanyahu met with Jared Kushner in Yerushalayim last week to try and lay the groundwork for peace negotiations which broke down three...

Maybe, Maybe

It was back when the iron-horse railroad was coming to Russia and the transportation ministry planned to lay thousands of miles of track upon...

My Take on the News

Adar Begins with Chaos Here in Israel, insanity has set in. It is as if our country misread the halachah of “mishenichnas Adar marbim b’simchah,” and...

My Take on the News

It Isn’t Over for Netanyahu Yet The scandals just keep coming. Shlomo Filber, a close associate of Prime Minister Binyomin Netanyahu and director-general of the...

My Take on the News

Lingering Memories of Purim On Thursday, it felt as if the entire country descended upon Bnei Brak. The next day, everyone flocked to Yerushalayim. In...

My Take on the News

“Hefetz Doesn’t Know Anything!” Prime Minister Binyomin Netanyahu may have been out of the country, but his thoughts were focused on the investigations at home....

My Take on the News

Provisions for Pesach Here in Israel, there are organizations in every neighborhood and city that distribute food packages to the needy in advance of the...

My Take on the News

The Police Deny Responsibility In the midst of this sadness, the preparations for the hillula of Rav Shimon Bar Yochai on Lag Ba’omer continued. With...

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A Visit to the Kosel I have been to the Kosel. Nothing compares to a visit to the Kosel before Rosh Hashanah. The sights and sounds...

Netanyahu’s Visit To Lithuania Opens Pandora’s Box

The recent four-day trip by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to Lithuania to boost Israel’s relations with the Baltic states has reopened the toxic subject...

No End to Mueller’s Probe In Sight

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is not honoring the 60-day time-out period traditionally ob-served by Justice Department prosecutors to avoid having their criminal investigations influ-ence...