Author: Yitzchok Adlerstein

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Rabbi Zechariah Fendel z”l

I note with great sadness the petirah last week of Rabbi Zechariah Fendel z”l. In the days before Artscroll made everything accessible to us, Rabbi Fendel was one of the first to understand the...

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No Monopolies on Altruism

A response to my piece on Meyer Dagan was too thought-provoking to languish in a combox, so I am elevating it to full post status: Dear Rabbi Adlerstein: I was very moved by your...

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Heidi and Mendy – the Lomdus

Making the best of a bad situation is almost a capsule summary of galus history. One tool that we have used effectively is turning every new challenge into a forum for Torah discussion. The...

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World’s Best Smartphone App

It’s incredibly powerful. It’s free, and doesn’t even require a download. Taps into one of the most valuable communications channels ever used by Man. Thanks to Dr Sylvain Cappell (who found it here, from...

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In Defense of Rabbi Sacks

I have been outspoken about my appreciation of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. He was recently mercilessly pummeled in the Jewish press by an individual who has neither said nor written anything I or...

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Vendyl Jones, OBM

The unforgettable Vendyl Jones passed away on Monday. For some Jews, he will be remembered as the one who introduced them to the serious Noachide, a non-Jew who accepts and practices the Seven Noachide...

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Facebook Is No Friend

If Mark Zuckerberg tries to friend me, I will decline. Nothing personal. His vision just doesn’t resonate with me, so why let him into my social network? Zuckerberg, in case your cave isn’t wired,...

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