Cross-Currents Blog

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Kol HaPosel, b’Mumo Posel

The Talmud says that when Reuven goes around telling you that Shimon is a no-goodnik, that you should look carefully for the alleged defect in Reuven himself. “All who invalidate, invalidate with their own...

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PETA and its fellow travelers…

Nat Lewin and Avi Shafran are quite right in pointing out the clear strain of anti-Semitic propaganda in PETA’s latest video stunt. As Rabbi Shafran notes, this is not the first time PETA has...

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Why Did PETA Target Jews?

Nathan Lewin, a well-known Orthodox lawyer in Washington and counsel for AgriProcessors, has Some Questions for PETA in the Jewish Week. In it, he asks why PETA seems to have no comparable video of...

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Can we get some controversy going?

For my first post to Cross-Currents, I figured I might as well be a good team player and actually deal with a current issue relating to crosses (I don’t know why everyone else seems...

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Stop Terrorism: Ban Christmas Trees!

By avoiding the real problem, liberals blame the innocent. There is a cancer growing in the Middle East, called fanatical Islam. This version of Islam preaches that an act of evil murder is good....

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Justifying Murder

My friend, Rabbi Avrohom Cohen, editor of the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society which I publish as president of the Rabbi Jacob Joseph School, has said to me often about our fellow Orthodox,...

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A Chanukah story for our times

Baltimore Jewish Times December 17, 2004 Last week most of the senior Torah authorities and yeshiva heads in Israel held an emergency gathering to discuss the pernicious effects of the new generation cell phones...

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Postville III

Shmarya is one of the established bloggers now taking note of Cross-Currents. His comments to my previous entry on Postville, however, represent the sort of unfair antipathy towards Rubashkin that seems to be based...

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Response to comments on “Bullseye”

Fatheringay-Phipps is quite worked up about about my opposition to the name Yishmael and has done research to prove that the name was in long-time use among the Jews. He may be right, but...

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