Author: Yitzchok Adlerstein

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The Haredi Empire Strikes Back!

In the latest blow to the self-image of the mighty Tel-Avivian, a haredi contestant beat out his closest competitors to take top honors in the “Quiz of the State” sponsored by Arutz-2. Moshe Abu-Aziz,...

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Irony or Hashgacha?

Without nevi’im, we never know with certainty how to react to and interpret “coincidences.” But HKBH does play His Hand more visibly at some times than others… This item is a few days old....

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Something For Everyone

The ongoing debate on Cross-Currents is such a collection of apples and oranges, that we could start a whole blessed fruit store. Everyone is talking right past everyone else. [Disclaimer: I am personally friendly...

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The Song Was True

“The Man From Vilna” (Abie Rottenberg; Journeys IV) moved people to tears. Many people assumed that it belonged to the genre of stories that Rabbi Berel Wein calls ones “that may not have happened,...

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Geulah and Responsibility

Two Pesach motifs, each one individually difficult to understand, become even more strained when considered together. Chazal tell us that Bnei Yisrael had to be redeemed, in a sense, just then. They had descended...

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How To Write A Proper Petition

Find attorneys who know the case, inside and out. Consult with frum attorneys, who know how words are taken by the people expected to read the petition, and what impressions about the Orthodox community...

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How Not To Write a Petition

I received a few emails asking me to sign a petition asking for the release of Sholom Rubashkin for the first days of Pesach. Mr. Rubashkin has not yet been sentenced, and there are...

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