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...

Answer Me!

Say the words “bar mitzvah” and you immediately think happy thoughts. It is quite a momentous occasion for the bar mitzvah bochur, as now...

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...

Generational

The essence of the Haggadah and the entirety of Pesach is the relationship between father and son and the obligation for a father to...

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...

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...

Judge Hears Arguments in Yeshiva Lawsuit But Issues No Ruling

A state judge poked and prodded New York state’s attorney’s arguments at a hearing she called to decide whether to temporarily halt...

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...

Kortz Un Sharf – Vertlach for Pesach

MATZOS AND A HORSE Rav Dovid of Lelov was accustomed to leaving his home every Erev Pesach and personally buying the matzos for Yom Tov....

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...