Author: Yitzchok Adlerstein


A Shofar From a Different Day

If you haven’t seen it yet, treat yourself to a few minutes viewing this very poignant YouTube video about the intrepid young people who risked much to sound the Shofar at the Kotel at...


The Specialness of Jewish History

Who wrote these lines? A philo-semitic commentator? A spokesman for the Christian right? I don’t think anyone has been slandered more than the Jews. I would say much more than the Muslims. They have...


Rabbi Bleich on Kinyan

Frum attorneys, kiruv people, Partners in Torah mentors, law school profs – you need to see Rabbi Bleich’s latest contribution to Tradition. Kinyan is a leitmotif of so many sugyos, but does not have...


Clueless at The New Republic

Marty Peretz’s diatribe against R Ovadia Yosef and fundamentalist Jewish oppression of women is not worth reading, save to remind us that even very bright people write very silly things when they comment about...


The Bedouin and the Haredi

My day job brings me into frequent contact with members of other faiths, as I try to build bridges and alliances on behalf of Jewish interests. One of the first things I learned was...


The Left Falls Over the Edge

R. Avi Weiss’ Hebrew Institute of Riverdale will have a woman leading Kabbolas Shabbos tonight. It will be hard to figure out a way that the rest of us will be able to regard...

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