Many Types of Heroes

By Yonason Rosenblum What a difference a year makes. Last year, I wrote just before Pesach about Pesach hotels. The impact of my words was...

Living in Learning – Lernen Un Noch Lernen

By Yonason Rosenblum Whenever I ask myself precisely what makes me chareidi, I come back to a story I read recently about Maran Rav Aharon...

Michael Schick, Hotels, the Economy and Pesach

Michael Schick is having about 1,500 people over for the Seder this year. Is he worried or concerned? Not in the least. Like every...

Never Give Up

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz, Yated Ne'eman At the beginning of Maggid, we hold up the matzoh and say in Aramaic, "Ha lachmoh anya d'achalu avasana...

Explaining Miscalculations

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There is not a person on this earth who sometimes does not err or miscalculate. Rashi tells us that Sher Nasi...

When Retractions Are in Order

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman I would like to respectfully take issue with Rabbi Avi Shafran's recent article (here) where he harbors admiration for Bernard Madoff,...

Overreaching

By Yonason Rosenblum An old saw on Wall Street goes: Bulls make money; bears make money; but hogs get slaughered." Even before the current economic crash,...

Bernie, Sully and Me

By Rabbi Avi Shafran Something tells me I won't make any new friends (and might even lose some old ones) if I confess to harboring...

Our Own Private Pesach

By Rabbi Avi Shafran One day during my teenage years I began to think about what my father, may he be gezunt, had been doing...

A Lesson in Chutzpa, Courtesy of AIG

By Rabbi Naphtali Hoff The most recent scandal involving American Insurance Group (AIG), which erupted after the embattled bailout funds recipient distributed $170 million in...