Goldstone: I Was Wrong in My Report About Israel

By Richard Goldstone We know a lot more today about what happened in the Gaza war of 2008-09 than we did when I chaired the...

This Autism Dad Has A Warning For Anti-Vaxxers

The vast majority of American parents vaccinate their kids. But the latest national data shows that the minority of kids under the age of 2 who...

Yet More Morethodoxy?

By Avrohom Gordimer Last week, Cross-Currents featured an essay by guest contributor Rav Dov Fischer about the recent Morethodoxy articles which called for deletion of...

Proud of Our Mission

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz In Parshas Vayakhel, we find an announcement that was never heard before nor repeated in the Torah. The posuk recounts that...

The Matzav Shmoooze: Double Standard

Dear Editor, A friend of mind came over to me, clearly upset. When I asked him what had provoked his ire, he said that in...

Lessons I Have Learned From My Work As a Divorce Mediator

By Rabbi Menachem Rosenfeld The Torah operates with a rule that "Miklal Lav Atah Shomea Hen"; i.e. we learn the positive action from a negative...

Keeping the Light on For You

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld I recently saw a great story that Rav Yechiel Michel Stern recounted. We can learn some mussar and a halacha from it so it is worthwhile sharing it here.  A...

What Americans Mean When They Say They’re Conservative

Roughly two-fifths of Americans call themselves "conservative." What do they mean by the word? It depends. And during a Republican primary, that can be...

Opinion: An Open Letter to Seminary Girls – Etiquette in Geulah

By Yeshiva Guy In a tradition dating back to the opening of the doors of the first seminary way back when in the fifties, the...

Crime and Prejudice

By Rabbi Avi Shafran My first encounter with the legendary Rabbi Moshe Sherer, z"l, the late president of Agudath Israel of America and the man...