Author: Marvin Schick

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Days of Awe

For more than forty years my office was located in Manhattan near City Hall, most of the time at 350 Broadway.  One by one, the old office buildings are being vacated, as they are...

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Trash Talk in Shul

After davening the other day and not in the main shul, a couple of fellows — one of them a medical doctor — asked whether I shared their assessment that President Obama is 1)...

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A Question of Tuition

The post a week ago called “A Question of Aliya” evoked a substantial response, all of it to the point.  If there is a need for further comment on my part, it is limited...

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A Question About Aliya

I am writing this from Israel near the end of perhaps my one-hundredth trip.  The first was in 1959.  As a rule, I am here three times a year.  We have an apartment in...

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The NY Times and the Siyum of Daf Yomi

In his pre-Siyum Hashas post which reprises his wonderful op ed piece in the Los Angeles Times, Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein makes reference to the coverage of the last Siyum, including a front page article...

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When Homer Nodded

Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein is widely admired and for many good reasons. I am a member of the chorus and almost always sings his praise. If this piece had been written two days earlier, the...

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The Jewish Week and the Modern Orthodox

Those of us who read the Jewish Week of New York are certainly familiar with the controversy that has arisen over Gary Rosenblatt’s article three weeks ago strongly attacking Rabbi Aharon Bina, the Rosh...

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A New Low at the Jewish Week

As the Kletzky family began the shiva period and Jews everywhere joined in their mourning, and as millions of persons who are not Jewish felt the pain, there was one notable exception to the...

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The Internet and Rabbinic Bans

Unlike other of our handiwork that may have ethical implications – medical advances and design of clothing come to mind – technological innovations inherently are ethically neutral. Much of what we now take for...

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