Category: Judaism


100 Years of the Mishnah Berurah

Thanks to an alert reader for sending us this tip, courtesy of Beyond BT: tonight is the 100th Anniversary of the Mishnah Berurah, which was completed on 19 Cheshvan, 5667 (as the author notes...


Getting the Message

It’s official: the gay parade is off, replaced by a closed event at Hebrew University’s Givat Ram stadium. Yediot Acharonot reports that members of the charedi community played an active role in brokering this...


Playing Fair – A Bipartisan Critique

Yesterday, an article and comment here both contained what I consider unfair remarks. This leads me to suspect that they were delivered for partisan gain rather than enlightenment, and I think a further analysis...


Classified Information

Part of my job as Agudath Israel of America’s media liaison is to help ensure that traditional Orthodox Jewish beliefs and life are accurately represented in the press, and that the larger Jewish and...


Reb Moshe on Voting

The enclosed letter, from Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l, remains as relevant today as it was two decades ago. In summation: Vote!


“My son was beaten by Police yesterday”

I received the following via email, with the subject line above: He was walking to his apartment, while Haredim were demonstrating against the GayPride parade. He was just looking, while speaking to his mother...


Mr. October

I had barely a passing interest in the World Series this year. That was not because I am indifferent to baseball but – primarily – because of the poor showing of my beloved Yankees....


An Excellent Move

Kudos are due to the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, which has pledged $10 million in support of K-12 Jewish education in Baltimore over the next five years. The Associated Jewish Charities will match...


Anger of the Atheists

Responses to an essay say much to a writer. Sometimes they reveal flaws in the essayist’s assumptions or reasoning, provide a different perspective or are otherwise enlightening. Other times they reveal something more about...


Adam, Eve, and Rehab Centers

Adam and Eve in the Garden, and the misadventures of Rep Mark Foley and other public figures: what do they have in common? What they have in common is man’s total uwillingness to take...

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