A 49-Hour Fast

By Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair Can you imagine what it must be like for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, to last two days? For...

Deciphering Off The Derech: Differences Between Kiruv and Chinuch

By Rabbi Yitschak Rudomin MA Director: Jewish Professionals Institute www.jpi.org The Kiruv ("Outreach") field is known for its informality, while Chinuch ("Education") is known for its...

107 Former Justice Officials Think This Case Was Handled Unjustly. DOJ Must Act.

By Philip B. Heymann  Last week, President Obama granted clemency to 153 individuals who had been incarcerated under mandatory minimum drug-sentencing laws, bringing to more...

May A Shul Hire A Rabbi Who Is Ineligible For A Minyan?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman While this question may seem a bit bizarre at first glance, it is a disturbingly germane question.  More and more, we...

Celebrate Together

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Rav Yaakov Edelstein, who passed away last week was a leading rov, founding talmid of Ponovezh Yeshiva, and close disciple of...

Exploring Roots in a Bygone World

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Here I am, last Wednesday afternoon, at Newark Airport, waiting at the gate for a plane. What, you ask, is the...

Jewish History

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Parshas Beshalach is an ode to a nation being formed through trial and tribulation. The Jews faithfully followed Hashem’s direction out...

Judges

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz For the past month, we have satiated the body. Now the time has come to do the same for the soul. The...

Administrator of Bais Yaakov Tells Father to Leave Kollel

By Kollel Guy During  these difficult economic times, yeshivos and schools are feeling the pain of having no money and are doing everything they can...