Author: Yitzchok Adlerstein


The Frog and the Alter Rebbe

My first reaction was to enjoy the hilarity of it. After a few moments, I realized that it was an allegory about life – and perhaps even the existence of all things according to...


Haredim Are Not The Big, Bad Volf

Sometimes, you have to step out of the ring to get the best view of the fight. An article in The New Republic is probably the most level-headed and balanced piece you are...


New Directions in Kiruv – Part One

Kiruv is about bringing the old to the new. At last month’s annual convention of the Association of Jewish Outreach Programs (AJOP), its indomitable National Director, Rabbi Yitzchok “Itchie” Lowenbraun, staked the ranch on...


Klal Perspectives, Vol. 1 Issue 2

With considerable pride and collective exhaustion, the editorial board of Klal Perspectives announces the publication of our second issue, devoted to the changing dynamic within the Orthodox Jewish family. Readers will instantly grasp that...


Testing Anti-Charedi Sentiment

What happens when two very secular Israeli journalists don charedi garb, and show up in chiloni redoubts? Not very much, and it proves even less. The television journalists decide to test the contention that...


It’s a Strange World

In more ways than one. I somehow missed this item in November when the story was first reported in the press, only to receive it today from a Muslim source. Jews and Muslims here...

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