Jewish Journal

  • The biggest farce of the year?

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    July 22, 2009 | 3:14 am

    There are many commitments we renew as the Jewish calendar year goes round. And we’re sincere and serious about most of them. These include the commitment to repent every time Tishrai comes around, to remember the lessons of the Exodus every Nisan, to personally receive the Torah... read on

  • Committed

    By Rabbi Barry Gelman

    July 21, 2009 | 12:49 am

    Many people often claim that the Modern Orthodox Community lacks the commitment of the Chareidi community. After all, they argue, the Chareidi community is more engaged in Torah learning and seems more committed to regular Tefilla.

    I recently had an experience that reminded me that... read on

  • Letter to Our Chareidi Brothers and Sisters

    By Rabbi Asher Lopatin

    July 20, 2009 | 12:33 pm

    First I want to congratulate you for your fervor and unity in responding to those who are violating Shabbat by driving to Jerusalem on Shabbat and those who are intervening in family life in the Niturei Karta community by taking children to the hospital when they are... read on

  • A Profound Disagreement on How to Live Jewish Lives –By Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    By Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    July 17, 2009 | 4:20 am

    The Mishna in Berachot (53b) states: “With regard to one who ate a meal and forgot to say the bircat hamazon (grace after meals), Bais Shamai says they must return to their place and say the grace, Bais Hillel says they should say grace in the place they are when they remember.” ... read on

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