Author: Yitzchok Adlerstein

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Thirty Days Before the Chag…

we start our preparations for Pesach. For those within range, I will be offering another round of specifically Maharalian preparation for the next two Wednesdays, March 3 and 10. At 8PM on each of...

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Rav Nebenzahl on J-Street

OK, he really said it years ago about Israeli leftists. However, since we import everything else from the the more ethereal Torah provinces of Eretz Yisrael, I figured we could apply his classic one-liner...

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Let My People’s Fish Go!

In a pleasant break from the usual, this AP wire story has nothing to do with the dreaded Anisakis worm that is the subject of debate within the kashrus community: Washington – Free the...

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Maybe It’s the Cholent

Are Orthodox Jews happier with their marriages than others? Do the demands of taharas ha-mishpachah translate into a better relationship? There now is some evidence of better marriages within the Orthodox community, as reported...

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Delivering Kiddush Hashem

Wouldn’t it be great if we could do a Major Kiddush Hashem of the Week feature? Here’s this week’s entry. Rabbi Ilan Feldman (who is supposed to be writing for Cross-Currents, besides his father)...

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An Afternoon with Alan Dershowitz

The national convention of the Jewish Law Students Association came to town, and I had the opportunity to speak several times, both at the opening banquet at the Museum of Tolerance, and later at...

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Stop an Execution

The comments I read on the first sites and petition forms that I saw left me very uncomfortable and torn. The arguments were primitive, hopelessly parochial – to the point that they struck me...

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Bernard Lander, ז”ל

I don’t believe that I will ever again meet anyone like Bernie Lander. I’ve met two kinds of people best described as bigger than life: those of huge vision, and those of huge accomplishment....

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