Cross-Currents Blog

Callousness or Conscientiousness?

The most incriminatory and unarguable allegation leveled by some Senate Judiciary Committee panelists against Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch was, apparently, that he isn’t Merrick Garland. Guilty as charged. Mr. Garland, of course,...

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Annual Pesach Shiur for Women

Women of all varieties are invited – even those with faces! – to my annual Pesach shiur, Monday April 3rd at noon at 1399 S Roxbury Dr, third floor. No change, and plenty of...

Unfair Play

In the current polarized political atmosphere, where “team” mentality – “our guys are great, yours are bums” – seems to be the default state of mind, and where objective, thoughtful fairness is the rarest...

MItzvos and “Making It”

In aveilus, I do not listen to music these days. But there is ambient music in many places that can’t be avoided, so I try at least not to enjoy it. Which doesn’t usually...

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The Philo-Semitic President

Anti-Semitism is far too serious a matter to be used as a partisan political weapon. Objectively, this administration is shaping up to be the most philo-Semitic since George Washington wrote his letter to the Jews of Newport.

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What Price Chinuch?

This is not about the tuition crisis. There are prices we are asked to pay other than money. Consider this, from an interview with a major religious authority: People thinking about our engagement with...

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