This Week's Articles

A Tale of Two Adars: Two Months of Joy and Contemplation

Two Adars allow us to explore how to be happy more often than usual (see Kedushas Levi, Parshas Ki Sisa; Rav Tzadok Hakohein, Likkutei...

Bringing Lost Jews Home

In advance of the fundraising campaign for Shuvu, the members of Shuvu’s administration gathered at the home of Rav Chaim Walkin in Yerushalayim to...

Counteracting The New York Times Fount of Sheker in Our Time

Perhaps the infamous cartoon was the last straw. Perhaps it was the major article praising BDS as the most moral of crusades. Perhaps it...

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...

Heart

Napoleon wrote that an army of rats can win a battle. How, you ask, is this possible? They can win if they are led...

Heights

In the Torah, there are several references to mountains that are central to Yiddishkeit. The first is Har Hamoriah, which Avrohom saw from the...

How Barr Outwitted Mueller

Robert Mueller’s special counsel report raised many questions about his interpretation of the mandate he received two years ago from Assistant Attorney General Rod...

Israel Heads to New Elections

No one believed that it was going to happen, but it happened. Last Wednesday was one of the tensest, most dramatic, and possibly even...

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...

Kol Yaakov

In this week’s parsha, we are introduced to Yaakov and Eisov, whose struggle endures until the End of Days. The differences between them were apparent...

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...

Living It

When the Bnei Yisroel were in Sinai after having crossed through the Yam Suf, Hakadosh Boruch Hu commanded them to count down the days...

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...