Can You Love If You Don’t Hate?

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz The New York Times reports that in the wake of the killing of Osama bin Laden, people are questioning "whether 'justice'...

Courage: Rav Yisroel Spira zt”l of Bluzhev

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran Ours is a time of confusion.  Neither Orwell nor Jonathan Swift could have better imagined a world in which black ...

The Majesty of Man is in His Speech

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz Shortly after the passing of Holocaust survivor Rav Avraham Steiner at the age of 96 in Bnei Brak, Rav Moshe Greineman...

Closing the Cavernous Gap

By Rabbi Naphtali Hoff Each morning during shacharis we recite many berachos. The latter segment of these blessings, beginning with hanosein l'sechvi vinah, mirrors ...

And I Cried   

By Pained I am so pained that I cried, it bothered me so much that I had to record this as soon as I returned...

A Tribute to my Rebbi, Hagaon Hakadosh Rav Moshe Twerski zt”l

By a talmid The Messilas Yesharim writes that the highest levels of avodas Hashem are not generally reached by the general tzibur.  However, in...

Illinois Senator Demands Obama Administration Stop Funding Palestinian Authority

By P. Miller In response to the Palestinian Authority decision to forgo the peace process and join the International Criminal Court (ICC) in an effort...

Op-Ed: Russia Should Return the Schneersohn Collection from the Rebbe Rayatz

 By Gregg J. Rickman, JTA During the 1990s, the world was seized with stories of Nazi plunder and heirless property from the Holocaust era. Stolen...

Should Jews Support the Debt Bill?

By Dovid Efune The ‘debt ceiling debate,' described by the Wall Street Journal as one of the most ‘ferocious fights ever over government spending,' is...

Stormy Preparations

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz There is an oft-repeated concept that tzaros transpire  so that we should learn a lesson. This is rooted in theGemara (Yevamos...