Tefillin on the Left?

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss The posuk teaches us, “Vahoya l’os al yod’cha – Tefillin should be a sign upon your hand.”  The Gemora expounds...

Shidduch Resumes and Reality – Part IV

By Rabbi Yitschak Rudomin MA Shidduch resumes are now in widespread usage in the English-speaking American Yeshiva world. No one denies that. But how do...

The Upcoming Ordination Imbroglio

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer I avoided it as much as possible. I found every excuse to delay it. I did not want more controversy. I...

The Holocaust and Girls’ Seminaries

(11th in a series) By Rabbi Yitschak Rudomin MA Author of The Second World War and Jewish Education in America: The Fall and Rise of Orthodoxy www.jpi.org/holocaust/ Over...

How to Live

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz The secular Jewish world is obsessed with the notion of tikkun olam, making the world a better place. In theory, it...

Analysis: Day Plays Politics With Yeshiva Safety

By Yossi Gestetner Rockland County Executive Ed Day said he can legally knock down doors to force fire safety inspections at schools. He also said...

Schools Are Shifting Toward No-Zero Grading Policies

School districts in the Washington, D.C., area and across the country are adopting grading practices that make it more difficult for students to flunk...

Slovie Jungreis-Wolff: The Pope in Auschwitz

By Slovie Jungreis-Wolff Last week, Pope Francis visited Auschwitz, the barbarous extermination camp. He left his companions who had accompanied him and walked solo through the...

Open Orthodox Clergy Attack Donald Trump

By I. Schwartz A group of 50 high-profile Open Orthodox leaders, led by Rabbi Irving "Yitz" Greenberg, released a joint public "rabbinic" condemnation of Republican...

Last Shabbos of the Year = All the Shabbosim of 5776

By Rabbi Avi Neuberger The Bris Avrohom (of Slonim) would say: Since Chazal write, “One day of the year can be considered like the complete...