Opinion: It’s Tu B’Av – Put the Girls in the Freezer

By Elisha Ferber, Matzav.com We've heard it over and over again: there are too many girls in the parsha of shidduchim, and too few boys...

Cash From Clunkers – Let’s Have a $4,500 Subsidy for Everything

A Wall Street Journal editorial: Americans are streaming back into auto showrooms, and one reason is the "cash for clunkers" subsidy. Democrats are naturally claiming...

Are Some Seculars on 9 Av Like Some Chareidim on Yom Hazikaron?

By Rafi G., Life in Israel Dan Meridor, a minister in the Israeli government, was spotted on Thursday, Tisha B'Av, eating in a restaurant in...

The Secret Anorexic War – Part II

By Rabbi Shea Hecht It's extremely painful to see someone we care about struggling with an eating disorder. The illness is all-encompassing, causing...

Opinion: I Am Ashamed of My Own

My name is Yossi Gestetner, I am a Hasidic Jew, living in upstate NY. Journalism and writing in/for the Yiddish-speaking sectors of the Orthodox...

Modern Day Eichah

 By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Sometimes all you can do is ask, "Eichah? How could it happen?" Sometimes there are no answers and there is nothing...

History On the Heart

By Rabbi Avi Shafran  How we came to meet is a long story, and of no particular import here. But a guest in my office...

The Wonderful Sefardic Community

Following last week's events, much has been written about the Sefardic community in general and the Syrian community in particular. It behooves us to...

Bolton: It’s Time for Israel to Act on Iran

By John Bolton Legions of senior American officials have descended on Jerusalem recently, but the most important of them has been Defense Secretary Robert Gates....

A Lesson From the Minor Leagues

By CJ Strulowitz I recently had the distinct American pleasure of attending a minor league baseball game. Though New York City boasts two major league...