Cross-Currents Blog

Recent Times of Israel Articles

Here are links to a few recent articles I posted on the Times of Israel blog, in case they might be of interest: Dr. Friedman, Please Don’t Try to Silence the Rabbis or Anyone...

Kentucky Gentlewoman

“When they go low, we go high” was coined by former first lady Michelle Obama at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. She was well acquainted with low-going from her husband’s first campaign for president...

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Notes From the Road

A few brief episodes looking back at a long road trip to different parts of the United States. The trip, which forced my wife and I to miss what people widely agree is the...

A Safer Place for Women… Redux

An October 17 article of mine at Tablet concerned the #MeToo movement.  It bemoaned the state of general society’s attitude toward women and suggested that it might be helpful if new norms based on...

The Torah’s Not a Tool

Justice Brett Kavanaugh is well into his service to the country as a member of its highest court, and the controversy that swirled around him as a nominee for the position is, at least...

A Safer Space for Women

A piece I wrote for Tablet about the #MeToo movement and Judaism’s attitude toward interactions between the sexes can be read here.

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Open Orthodoxy Update, Parshas Lech Lecha

Open Orthodoxy’s Orthodoxy is expressed by attacking our liturgy as sexist, praising Chilul Yom Tov, placing social justice before Halacha and even speaking at an idol installation’s “knowledge festival.”

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