Category: Short

Agudath Israel Statement on Toulouse Attack

The murderous attack on the Ozar Hatorah school in Toulouse, France this morning is a tragedy that rightly tears the hearts of Jews and people of good will everywhere. More than a tragedy, though,...

A Valuable Tool For the Seder

“Guided spontaneity” might be a good description for the Seder night. What we usually recite as the first part of Hallel becomes “shirah” at the annual revisiting of the birth of our people. The...


Help an Agunah – Virtually

Tamar Epstein is an agunah with an impressive list of rabbinic supporters. Her ex, Aharon Friedman, has exhausted all his legal options, both in beis din and in secular court. The divorce has been...


The Frog and the Alter Rebbe

My first reaction was to enjoy the hilarity of it. After a few moments, I realized that it was an allegory about life – and perhaps even the existence of all things according to...


Haredim Are Not The Big, Bad Volf

Sometimes, you have to step out of the ring to get the best view of the fight. An article in The New Republic is probably the most level-headed and balanced piece you are...


Klal Perspectives, Vol. 1 Issue 2

With considerable pride and collective exhaustion, the editorial board of Klal Perspectives announces the publication of our second issue, devoted to the changing dynamic within the Orthodox Jewish family. Readers will instantly grasp that...


Testing Anti-Charedi Sentiment

What happens when two very secular Israeli journalists don charedi garb, and show up in chiloni redoubts? Not very much, and it proves even less. The television journalists decide to test the contention that...


It’s a Strange World

In more ways than one. I somehow missed this item in November when the story was first reported in the press, only to receive it today from a Muslim source. Jews and Muslims here...


Towards a Fuller Picture

This video, which is titled “How the Charedim Really Look” was sent to me by Rabbi Moshe Taragin, a Ra”m in Yeshivat Har Etzion in the Gush. It needs to be translated.

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