Ability Grouping in Yeshivos: Do Away With the “Gimmel Class”?

There has been great debate in the secular world about Ability Grouping, also called "tracking." The issues involve whether it is preferable to break up...

Lakewood: Who Is Truly Concerned About Our Children?

By Mrs. Ziva Kriger, Lakewood, NJ Last April, the community voted for change and wanted to see their taxes lowered. The voters understood that something...

Style, Substance and Sichah

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Listen to the speech of a man behind a podium, his words rehearsed and well-prepared, and you know nothing of him...

Opinion: Is the F.B.I. Fomenting Terror Plots?

By David K. Shipler The United States has been narrowly saved from lethal terrorist plots in recent years - or so it has seemed. ...

Reflections on the Elections and the Inauguration, on the Yomim Noraim and Chanuka

By Yisroel Feldman, Novato, Ca. As ma'aminim in Hashem's Hashgacha Protis, we fully know and realize that everything that happens, happens for a reason, and...

Misunderstanding Pesach Cleaning

By Rabbi Cary A. Friedman, Reprinted From the OU Guide to Passover 2013/5773 Last year, a week or so before Pesach, my wife received a...

The Politically Incorrect Version Of Nelson Mandela From A Respected Journalist

By Michael Freund Imagine a person who planned acts of sabotage and incited violence, resulting in the deaths of innocent civilians and damage to public...

Purim is Personal

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz It was at that last Purim hour, during the moments when day slowly recedes to night and the sky...

Choices

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Once again, as the hue and glow of the greatest month of the year begins to fade, we find ourselves reading...

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,...