Category: News


Two on Rubashkin

I was sent the article, “Is A Life Sentence for Iowa Kosher Butcher Disproportionate Justice?” Not knowing much about “The Cutting Edge News,” a few clicks led to “Rubashkin Sentence Must Be Fair—Not Shocking,”...


Why the Antipathy?

This piece was originally written as a response to Rabbi Landesman’s of last night, but I think my point is important enough to be worth posting separately. I believe he has conflated two entirely...


Sounds of Silence

I’ve been following with interest the back-and-forth between two veteran Torah activists who both have done so much for other Jews over their careers, R. Yaakov Menken and R. Dovid Landesman, and I’m amazed...


Not Fear But Fealty

The Torah itself establishes Judaism as a deeply role-based faith. There is a role for a Cohein, a role for a Levi, roles for men and roles for women


Agudath Israel Commends RCA Leaders

Upon consultation with its rabbinic leadership, Agudath Israel of America issued the following statement today: Hamodia reports that Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, First Vice-President of the Rabbinical Council of America, has clarified that the RCA...


Someone’s There

Is ending a life of pure contemplation less objectionable that ending one that includes physical activity?

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