Understanding What We Are Missing

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The well known posuk in Tehillim says, “Im eshkacheich... tishkach yemini.” We need to understand what this posuk is telling us.  The nature of a person is that “hergel,”...

The Cultural Imbalances Between Parents and Children “Cutting Off” Parents

By Rabbi Yitschak Rudomin MA Director: Jewish Professionals Institute www.jpi.org/ Email: rudomin@jpi.org Phone: 718 382 8058 Author: The Second World War and Jewish Education in America...

Get Ready for Four More Years of Clinton Scandals

By Marc A. Thiessen It is a common refrain among despondent Americans watching the substance-free, scandal-driven 2016 campaign: "I can't wait for this to end." Well,...

That Is Who We Are

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz The sagas and encounters of Sefer Bereishis, the ma’asei avos that serve as perpetual guideposts to us, continue in this parsha...

Things Never Said

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran A young boy runs his fingers over the leather spine of the story book he receives as a Hanukkah gift.  He...

Shidduch Crisis: Cutting Through Inertia and Red Tape

By Rabbi Yitschak Rudomin MA Director: Jewish Professionals Institute www.jpi.org Email: rudomin@jpi.org Despite of everyone's awareness of the ongoing "Shidduch Crisis" it nevertheless does not...

Sanctify the Moment

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz The parsha this week begins with the words, “Vayakhel Moshe es kol adas bnei Yisroel.” Moshe descended the mountain the day...

Opinion: A Small Nasty Political Campaign Fuels Big Anti-Semitism

By Eli Verschleiser As I glanced through my emails, one of them immediately stood out and caught my eye. I felt a tingling in my left...

YU’s Policies About Women — A Reply to Deborah Klapper

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer (This article originally appeared in Times of Israel.) I was dismayed to read Deborah Klapper’s blog post, Yeshiva College’s policies about women matter to...

Ethiopians and Wine: Not so Fast, Rabbi Cardozo

By Avrohom Gordimer Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo’s new article, Scandalous Halachic Decisions: Ethiopians and Wine, pushes many hot buttons. Exuding an overdose of self-confidence and much...