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Supporting Basic Torah Education

Could it be that after too many years of sending out the message that basic Torah education at the elementary and high school levels is not a community responsibility or tzedakah priority, Torah leaders...

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Unchanging Orthodoxy, Constantly Evolving

Here [with thanks to Shira Schmidt] are the two main things wrong with Orthodoxy: It is ossified, petrified, will not acknowledge new information, scientific discoveries or social changes, refuses to change with the times....

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Everyone’s Talking About Harry

In the wake of British Prince Harry’s poor choice of costume, a host of condemnations have poured in from around the globe. This began at home, where the Sun Newspaper (England’s largest) reacted with...

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L’affaire Slifkin

Many, many people in the blogosphere have challenged Cross-currents to comment on the letter of the Roshei Yeshiva, shlit”a, regarding Nosson Slifkin’s books. The challenge, in my opinion, is inappropriate. Cross-currents, at least in...

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Getting it Straight

Shawn Landres wrote in to criticize the piece about media silence in the face of certain Muslim countries’ rejection of Jewish/Israeli aid for tsunami victims. I thought he missed the point, so didn’t post...

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Today, A Random Act of Kindness

PLEASE DAVEN FOR ESTHER MALKA BAS SARAH I’m at the Emergency Room. I look around. Everyone should come here, I think, to remember how insignificant the imperatives of life can become in the blink...

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Nanny Nanny Kishkes

A reader writes: I always find it somewhat hypocritical when Chareidi apologists’talk critically about the “nanny state” when so much Cholov Yisroel milk is paid for with WIC… Silly ad hominem swipe. When and...

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Irate, But Essentially Accurate, No?

Lost in the flare-up over precisely what the Catholic paper wrote or meant to write, is the deafening silence everywhere else: J’ACCUSE..! Isralert.com source: subscriber/commentator Mike Levine =============================================================== I, Mike Levine, citizen of Israel...

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Nanny State

A couple of us mixed it up a while back on the issue of intrusive government. The following is a link to a clever illustration of the confluence of commercial database and information mining...

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