Author: Yaakov Menken

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Where We Stand

By any measure, the new Cross-Currents is off to an extremely strong start. In the last several days, an article about us appeared in the Baltimore Jewish Times, and was picked up by several...

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Two-Minute Penalty, Bradd

This week’s Baltimore Jewish Times talks about the blog, but the Cover Story is about Reform Rabbi Bradd Boxman, who joined Temple Har Sinai 18 months ago. He’s an avid hockey player, and he...

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Blogging and Loshon Hora (Gossip)

The Jewish Times article (dicussed below) talks about our blog and the perceived media bias against observant Jewry, but also talks about the inherent conflict between journalism and Judaism. It is difficult to be...

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Women Too!

“Orthodoxy and The Blog” is the title of an article about Cross-Currents, appearing in this week’s edition of the Baltimore Jewish Times. It’s a good article! I do not recall saying that the blog...

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Scary Thoughts

Greg, of the Presence blog, found us last week: Via Hirhurim comes Cross-Currents, a new blog featuring some heavyweight Orthodox Jews, in both the rabbinic and political spheres. Things are starting to get interesting....

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Rabbi Shafran Responds to PETA

Oops. Turns out that PETA was misquoting their own fearless leader. This, in the very same letter in which PETA proudly claimed that it “has never been duplicitous.” The Mishnah says that in the...

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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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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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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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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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