My Beloved is to Me

By CJ Srullowitz   A friend of mine grew up "out-of-town" in a small Jewish community. Fortunately for him and the community, it is also home to...

Rav Bender: Have We Gone Mad?

By Rav Yaakov Bender, Rosh Hayeshiva, Yeshiva Darchei Torah, Far Rockaway Baruch Hashem, it has been a wonderful first two weeks here at the yeshiva....

The NY Times Finds a New Pathetic Adjective to Hurl at Netanyahu

By Ira Stoll The New York Times has found a new adjective to hurl at the prime minster of Israel: “brash.” A Times dispatch by Peter...

Hashem, You Are My King

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss On Rosh Hashanah, after the tekios in musaf, we say “Hayom haras olam – On this day the world was...

Jewish Optimism

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran Doom and gloom!  That is how the Jewish cynic views the authentic Jewish life.  Confining.  Legalistic.   Obligatory. A downer! So many somber remembrances. ...

Cheshbon Hanefesh: Are You Obsessed With Your iPhone?

By R. S. Time. Don’t we all wish we had more time? The only thing we have full control over said the great Mirrer Rosh...

Seven Minutes of Appreciation

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Mincha on Erev Rosh Hashanah had ended and the crowd in the Gerrer bais medrash was waiting for the Maariv that...

A Few Musings from Vacation

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer My “vacation” from writing articles about the issues and controversies of the day has been quite refreshing – and quite educational. I...

Make Yourself a To-Do-Better List

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss Before Rosh HaShanah, there is a universal quest to ask Hashem for a better year.  Better parnasa/livelihood, better nachas, better...

Deciphering Off The Derech: Perspective of a Kiruv Rabbi

By Rabbi Yitschak Rudomin MA Director: Jewish Professionals Institute www.jpi.org/ Author: The Second World War and Jewish Education in America www.jpi.org/holocaust/ Email: rudomin@jpi.org For over 40...