Author: Yaakov Menken

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Finding the Truth

A piskah tovah to all! I, too, will keep this brief. The truth to which I referred was the following: The truth is exactly as Rabbi Shafran said most recently: “Torah Jews are perceived,...

Definitely True!

I am genuinely delighted that Rabbi Shafran has posted yet again, not least of all because it proves I’m not alone in going at it until we finish the job.

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Arguing About Not Arguing

It’s good to have differences of opinion on Cross-Currents. In this case, the more we hone our arguments, we rapidly see how little there is to argue about.

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Loose Ends

We should acknowledge that beliefs mandated by the Torah are frequently described as “conservative” by American politicos. If we faithfully advocate for Torah ideals, we will not escape being cast as “partisan.”

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A Sad Day for American Jewish Media

When it is the editor of The Forward who expresses her "dread, despair and embarrassment" that Israel avoided extermination in 1967, we can express our disappointment, but few of us are surprised.

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