Empires Rise and Fall

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz mpires rise and fall, but no one thought that America would ever fall. This country represents the best that mankind has...

The Art of Growth

By Rabbi Avi Shafran I don't often ride the New York subways, but not long ago I found myself leaving a train deep beneath Brooklyn,...

Countdown

By Rabbi Getzy Markowitz Everyone seems to be counting these days. Americans have just finished counting the first 100 days of the Obama Presidency. Jews...

Updated – June 2nd: Vote Jewish, Vote Solomon; Solomon Issues Retraction On Singer-Tomchei Shabbos...

By Avi Solomon June 2nd is an important day for Republicans in the State of NJ. June 2nd is the primary election for the...

The Count

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz With Pesach in the past and Shavuos in the future, we find ourselves presently in the Sefirah period. Each day, we...

Overwhelmed by Dating

Dear Editor, I returned from Israel last June. The plan was that I would start dating after Pesach. The time has finally come for me...

Obama’s First 100 Days: A Jewish Perspective

By Marc R. Stanley Chairman of the National Jewish Democratic Council During his first 100 days in office, the American Jewish community has already taken great...

Staying the Course

By Rabbi Naphtali Hoff Chelsey B. "Sully" Sullenberger continues to amaze me. Of course, we are all familiar with the "miracle on the Hudson", in...

This is Not a Fairy Tale

By Bracha Stock On a cool summer evening, in the garden of my uncle's home near the beach in north Tel Aviv, I first met...

Free Spirit

By Rabbi Avi Shafran The sight was not only amusing, it was timely. Leaving my house for shul early the third morning of Pesach, Shabbos...