This Week's Articles

A Jacket and a Riddle

This had never happened to me before. It was but a small matter, and now I can laugh about it, but at the time,...

An Eivel Yochid for Thousands

The first feeling was shock. Terrible, heart-rending shock. How could Lakewood, and so many beyond Lakewood, carry on without Rav Shlomo Gissinger zt”l? His...

Be Happy

This week’s parsha is replete with many blessings for those who follow the Torah. However, it also contains many klalos. Those who stray from...

Democrats 2020 Hopes Threatened By Liberal Extremism

Last week’s debate between the top 10 Democrat presidential candidates in Houston, Texas, failed to change the dynamics of the race, while exposing the...

My Take on the News

Rampant Hatred for Chareidim As I write these words, the electronic sign outside my office shows the number 1. That means that there is only...

Selichos: The Latter to Spiritual Success

Last year at this time, we explored the power of beginning Selichos right after Shabbos. This year, let us go back in time and...

Some Wounds Never Heal: Revisiting the Altalena, 1948

A war of words between Israeli politicians and pundits this week reopened a painful wound dating back to 1948 that has never fully healed....

Stalemate Again

Following the rough-and-tumble of a second Israeli election in the span of six months, the results of the do-over were almost the same as...