Author: Jeff Ballabon

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Sore point.

we still see, on a frequent basis, people such as Rabbi Boxman claiming that the “ultra-Orthodox” view non-Orthodox as “goyim” This is one of my pet peeves. I have really good friends who have...

From a reader –

An example of what you are talking in terms of a blog dealing with us vis-a-vis ourselves but not airing personal dirty laundry is frumnet.blogspot.com. I checked it out…definitely worth looking at.

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Another good one from the comments file

(In response to my post “The Quality of Ideas“): This blog seems to concentrate on the Orthodox world in relationship to the outside world rather than on the internal dynamics of the Orthodox Jewish...

Comments worth keeping…

One consequence of taking down the comments is that some really valuable past contributions disappeared. I’m going through some of the comments to my posts and re-posting some beauts – (whether I agreed with...

Developing Jewish political story

Forward’s Eve Kessler has an interesting piece (“Food Fight“) today about a letter from Religious Action Center’s (Reform movement’s DC office) David Saperstein. If I had to guess, I’d say it sounds like some...

Oh, now I get it…

So, for those keeping score: Abbas – the guy who wants to be the Palestinians’ president – says he won’t take up arms against Palestinian terrorists because they are freedom fighters and have the...

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Jonathan doth protest too much

Jonathan, with all respect to your friend, the blog Time named best blog of the year (Powerline) and my own favorite blog (Nat’l Review Online’s “The Corner”) both follow the format we’re now adopting....

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Democracy vs Halacha

A reader writes: The topic you broached, the disengagement plan, will be the subject of of a conference at Bar Ilan Univ. on Tuesday (23 bTevet). “The Disangagement Plan: Democracy versus Halakha?” (4-8 pm,...

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