Author: Yitzchok Adlerstein

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Deception in Collecting Tzedakah

Jonathan Rosenblum’s craft is to inspire thought, so it shouldn’t be surprising that his recent piece on deception prompted some off-line questions concerning the permissibility of tzedaka collectors altering the facts. Is it ever...

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I Don’t Know

National Review’s Jonah Goldberg is no advocate for giving in to gay demands for greater legal protection of their life style. He recently assessed the future of a proposed state constitution amendment in Virginia...

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The Changing Face of Kiruv

Outreach has come of age. Sorting through the variegated sense-impressions I was left with after two days at the Association of Jewish Outreach Programs (AJOP) Convention, this conclusion is the clearest. There are now...

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Afterword

I wanted to wind down the debate concerning Chabad, and end on a note of optimism. Both commentors and editors have been helpful, and that post did not lead to another round of volleys...

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Exotic Shofars

“No kudos for the kudu” is a title he wisely skipped over, but if you are learning Daf Yomi, (and even if you are not) you will not want to skip Rabbi Natan Slifkin’s...

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Standards, Comments, and Chabad

I wonder if the editor would comment on this blog’s rules of acceptable discourse. Without prejudice either way on the claims being made, I wonder if the charges being made were leveled at charedi/mo...

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My Debate With Dennis Prager

I debated Dennis Prager yesterday – and survived! The OU was looking for a strong closing session for its West Coast Torah Convention, and there are very few proven draws as strong as Dennis,...

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