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  • Orthodox Sandy relief

    November 20, 2012 | 1:04 pm

    When Hurricane Sandy made landfall in late October, it left much of New York City and its surrounding communities in shambles, sending shockwaves all the way to Los Angeles.

    Touched by the stories of devastation, three local rabbis and their congregations pulled together to raise...

  • But what is our GOAL?

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    August 23, 2012 | 2:37 pm

    As the Elul moon waxes and the peak of our religious year nears, we each begin asking ourselves our “big questions”. This Elul, the big question that’s rattling me is “what, in the end, is our goal?”

    We, who put on tefillin every morning (if we are men), and maintain...

  • March 21, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 21, 2012 | 5:36 am

    Can Iran Be Saved?

    Writing in Commentary Magazine, Sohrab Ahmari explains how the lessons of Iraq can help the international community prepare for Iran post regime change.

    The most difficult challenge faced in post-invasion Iraq will also exist under any post-collapse scenario in...

  • Sex Education in Orthodox High Schools

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    March 13, 2012 | 6:00 pm

    Recently, I sat in on a sex education course at an Orthodox high school. The class was for seniors and was the first one they had been offered on the subject; they were understandably full of questions. I realized, based upon the nature of their questions, how vital this course is.

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  • Sex Education in Orthodox High Schools

    by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

    March 13, 2012 | 12:09 pm

    Recently, I sat in on a sex education course at an Orthodox high school. The class was for seniors and was the first one they had been offered on the subject; they were understandably full of questions. I realized, based upon the nature of their questions, how vital this course is.

    ...
  • Briefs: DREAM Act passage pushed, City clears Holocaust Museum hurdle, but one more remains

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    DREAM Act Passage Pushed

    The American Jewish Committee (AJC) joined last week in a mock graduation to urge Congress to pass the DREAM Act, which would enable the estimated 50,000 undocumented students who graduate high school each year to enter college and earn citizenship.

    "Abraham...

  • Loving our passion

    By David Suissa

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It's been a rather tense couple of weeks since my good friend and neighbor Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky spoke his mind on the sensitive subject of Jerusalem. His Op-Ed on Oct. 26 caused a firestorm to erupt in the Jewish world, and now, everywhere I go, people are still charged up about it....
  • Matisyahu—reggae king without a crown?

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Has Orthodox reggae star Matishayu severed his ties with Chabad-Lubavitch? Is he a bad influence on religious youth? And is he still frum?

    Blogs have been buzzing over these questions since Matisyahu appeared to distance himself from Chabad last month.

    "My initial ties were through...

  • Dealing With Schmutz

    By David Suissa

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The other day, a remarkable neighbor named Dennis Brown was telling me about a Chasidic kid who had rebelled against his parents and his religious lifestyle and gotten into drugs. After a couple of rough years, he got professional help, sobered up and started reconnecting with his...
  • My Holywood Moment

    By David Suissa

    August 2, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It was your classic indie film set. Small crew. Cool Italian cameraman with a Fedora hat and the studied nonchalance of someone who's been there before. A grunge looking lighting guy who probably has alternative rock on his iPod. A few grips and assistants running around setting up...
  • Muggings in Pico-Robertson raise concern in Orthodox community

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Fifteen years ago, Mordechai Naor walked to Congregation Shaarei Tefila in the Fairfax district with a handgun as his companion. Six years after moving to the Pico-Robertson neighborhood and leaving those fears of mugging behind, Naor is considering re-kindling an old relationship.
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  • Is molestation being swept underneath the Eruv?

    By Eugene L. Meyer

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Within Jewish circles, much of the focus on sexual predators has centered on the Orthodox community, particularly its more ultra-religious precincts, where some contend that clergy sex abuse is more hidden -- and possibly more widespread -- than elsewhere.

    Whether or not those...

  • Dear Rabbi Wolpe

    By Rabbi N. Daniel Korobkin

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Dear Rabbi Wolpe,

    I admit it.

    As an Orthodox rabbi, I'm genuinely embarrassed at the moment.

    Judging by the recent goings-on in the Jewish book publishing world, where certain Orthodox authors have been taken to task for their controversial writings and books have either been...

  • Your Letters

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Friedman's Plan

    Never mind that Israel has followed the prescription of Thomas Friedman and Peace Now, letter by letter, since 1993 ("Half the Kingdom," Feb. 22). The result has been an Israel that is challenged more than anytime since her War of Independence.

    Rather than take...

  • Jewish Law Cited in Death Penalty Case

    By Michael Shapiro

    January 6, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A man who will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court next year that his planned execution in Florida's electric chair constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment" can point to a 2,000-year-old Jewish law when he pleads his case.

    A friend-of-the court brief filed last week in the Supreme...

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