Author: Yitzchok Adlerstein

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Turning Poetry Into Torah

Very few people can take a secular poem and turn it into a successful limud. Most who would try would have little worthwhile to say. They would use the poem as a source only...

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Combating Abuse: A Model That Works

Abuse, especially of children, continues to be the elephant in the Orthodox room. The news stories won’t go away. The cynicism won’t go away. The problem won’t go away. While victims cry out for...

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Top Ten Quotes About Madoff

Well, not quite ten. So we’ll start closer to the top. What follows are some comments from around the Jewish world that struck me as particularly powerful and telling. They are presented with very...

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Rav Yehoshua Leiman z”l

Last weekend, in which the parshah we read referenced an eshkol anavim, Klal Yisrael lost an ish ha-eshkolos. Rav Yehoshua Leiman z”l was niftar after a long struggle with illness. Separated as we were...

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Thoughts on the Madoff Debacle

No, he’s not Orthodox. More on that later. Within a handful of hours after the story broke, the Nazi sites spun it as predicted. Cretins that they are (and therefore understanding nothing about where...

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Afterword to Another Terror Attack

Several of the Chabad spokespeople around the globe kept emphasizing that somehow, the darkness would yield to even greater light. One example of the light of kiddush Hashem that can flow from the horror...

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Sharing it With the World

Should Jews actively promote Jewish values to the rest of the world? For two millennia, there was not much of a question. No one would listen. Today in the West we have the ability...

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On Racism, Its Costs and Its Causes

“Loose lips sink ships,” went the World War II slogan urging Americans to be more discreet about sensitive security matters. Today’s advice to the frum community might be “loose lips kill neshamos.” It is...

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