The Simanah Milsah of the Sukkah

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz On Rosh Hashanah, we partake of selected fruits and vegetables and recite various prayers for a happy, healthy and successful new...

Looking Through The Window

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz It is frequently said that we live in a dor yasom. Our status as leaderless is so often repeated that...

In Criminal Cases, All-Out Efforts To Get The Court’s Attention

By Tony Mauro, The National Law Journal The chances of convincing the Supreme Court to grant review in a criminal case are astronomically low. So ...

Misunderstanding Israel’s Election

By Jonathan S. Tobin Just as we already know the broad outlines of today's Israeli election, we also know pretty much what the international and...

Hechzir Atarah Leyoshnah: Rav Ovadiah Yosef zt”l

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz They came from everywhere, from every corner of the country. Some closed their Gemaros, some their school books, and others...

The Secret of Simcha

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz What did Chazal have in mind when they said, "Mishenichnas Adar marbin besimcha"? Is it simply a piece of good...

New York Times Criticizes Israel for Trying to Save Lives in Gaza

By. E. O. Ziyon This is really sickening reporting by the New York Times: The call came to the cellphone of his brother's wife, Salah Kaware...

Responsibility

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Of course the headline grabbed my eye, a bold caption announcing the arrest of several rabbis. The article described how...

From Purim to Shabbos

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Rav Klonymus Kalman Shapira of Piaseczna was locked into the Warsaw Ghetto with thousands of famished, depressed Jews. It was 1941,...

Measuring Up

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz The roots of the Sefirah period can be found in this week's parsha of Emor, where we learn of the korban ha'omer and the mitzvah...