Courage: Rav Yisroel Spira zt”l of Bluzhev

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran Ours is a time of confusion.  Neither Orwell nor Jonathan Swift could have better imagined a world in which black ...

4 Takeaways From the Quinnipiac Poll

By Avrumi Weinberger (on Twitter @conservadox https://twitter.com/conservadox) Conventional wisdom was humbled yet again when Quinnipiac University released a new national poll http://www.quinnipiac.edu/images/polling/us/us11042015_xsq33a.pdf on November 4th and four...

Aharon Sofer z”l: The Aftermath of a Tragic Loss

By Rabbi Dr. Dovid Fox, Director of Interventions and Community Education, Project Chai. ‎ The Jewish nation mourns the death of one of our fine young...

Stop the Hypocrisy About Israel

By David Frum Enjoy hypocrisy? This past weekend you could glut the appetite. On Monday, Israeli ships stopped a flotilla carrying materials that could be...

The Insourcing Boom

For much of the past decade, General Electric's storied Appliance Park, in Louisville, Kentucky, appeared less like a monument to American manufacturing prowess than a...

Envisioning a Better Tomorrow

By Rabbi Naphtali Hoff Vayikra 16, the chapter that details avodah of Yom Kippur, is presented as having occurred in the direct aftermath of the...

Israeli “Democracy”: Wife Tells Matzav About Husband’s Absurd Arrest for Stealing… Bones

Be aware: Granting a reburial for ancient bones is considered "stealing" in Israel. Last week Tuesday, Rabbi Chizkiya Kalmanowitz, an askon with Asra Kadisha,...

Chag Sameiach

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Last year, a friend was flying to New York from Israel for Sukkos. Like so many other passengers on the packed...

A Time for Kiddush Hashem

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz This week's parsha describes changes taking place in Klal Yisroel, with the leadership of Moshe Rabbeinu passing to Yehoshua, the...

Earthquake and Tsunami: Why Do They Happen?

By Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, TorahWeb.org The recent tragedy in Haiti has elicited a number of comments. People question why G-d permits such...