The Matzav Rant: The “Press Release Syndrome”

By Shmuel Miskin A recent flap over the alleged endorsement of a political candidate which turned out to be fabricatedconfirmed some feelings of mine that...

Meah Shearim, the Stockholm Syndrome and Us

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Rashi, whose every word is laden with meaning and relevance, quotes the words of Chazal in this week'sparsha, and they...

The Divine Candle

By Yochanan Gordon Despite the vast amount of recovery and relief still ahead of us post-Hurricane Sandy, Chanukah could not come at a more...

Funding Miracles: RCCS Fighting Cancer with Kindness – and Winning

By Daniel Perez It's a deadly disease, impacting men and women from infancy to old age and everywhere in between. It's a condition so...

Cleaning the Home, Cleansing the Soul

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Leading up to Pesach, Jews everywhere scramble, utilizing all their energy to thoroughly clean  their possessions, whether chometz could have ...

The Symbolism of the Sukkah

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss For every Yom Tov, it is very meaningful to know the specific reasons for each holiday. But when it comes...

To Walk Behind God: When We Give, Our Greatest Gift is Dignity

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran The print advertisements for Patek Phillippe, a luxury watch brand, often show a father with his son along with the tag...

The Wisdom of When

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz ­­Pesach is over, but it shouldn't be a distant memory. Our lives are formed by the actions we perform ...

The Parchment Burned…The Letters Ascended…

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran We cried out to the Eternal from the harsh sting of Pharaoh’s whip.  We wept by the waters of Babylon, bereft...

Dershowitz: Netanyahu Emulates Churchill in Trying to Influence U.S. Policy to Protect Israel

President Obama accused Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu of interfering in American foreign policy in lobbying against the Iran deal, but many foreign leaders have...