Cross-Currents Blog

Now wait just a minnit!

The two of you just staged this, in order to make it look like the Orthodox arenít quite as monolithic as people were led to believe. Right? Monolithic, Menken? Monolithic?!? Are you mad? My...

Staying on track with the Loco-motif

As best I can tell, my post had absolutely nothing to do with your response, YA. But let’s address your issue: In every policy discussion, the disingenuous (but often effective) way to ignore the...

Loco Loco

The two of you just staged this, in order to make it look like the Orthodox aren’t quite as monolithic as people were led to believe. Right? My suspicion is you’re both totally in...

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Israel stuff…

Anybody have any sense of how widespread the sentiment is among IDF soldiers to refuse to obey orders to forcibly evacuate Jews from Gaza? Is it a bluff? Israeli soldiers are – by military...

Bizarro-world II

What on Earth are you talking about?!? My post was to point out the inconsistency (and liberal nuttiness) of a state (your state) insisting on parental notification before a 17-year old girl goes to...

In Loco Parentis Gone Loco

Harumph! You’ve got it all wrong, Jeff. The problem is not the willingness of the State to fill in where parents are derelict. As observant Jews, we should be the last to rail at...

From the Four Corners of the Earth

There’s a developing phenomenon out in the world, which in some ways parallels the “Baal Teshuvah movement” of Jews from non-religious backgrounds rediscovering their Jewish heritage. Groups that apparently have Jewish parentage — however...

Two Popes and the Holocaust

Perhaps we canít always determine guilt from a distance. I learned long ago that criticizing other faiths is fraught with danger. We often lack some of the pieces. Despite what I intuit, I am...

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Readers Respond

Well, it seems like leaving out the “Comment” link at the bottom of each entry gave the wrong impression — or, perhaps, we gave the right impression, and people don’t like it. Here are...

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