Opinion

Stop Scapegoating the Chareidim

It’s getting tiresome. Every time the government decides to impose measures to contain the coronavirus it starts by targeting the chareidim and institutions that are dear to them. The Coronavirus…

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The Day of Reckoning Has Arrived

In last week’s Congressional primaries, the more progressive wing of the Democratic Party once again showed its effectiveness as a political force to be reckoned with. What are the implications…

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Principles vs. Pragmatism

As a strong proponent of voting, I actively encourage my children to register to vote as soon as they turn 18, and even try to procure the requisite form for…

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Putting Your Life Over My Comfort

Noam Chakim is only an 11th grader but last week he taught all of Israel, including the country’s political leaders, a moving lesson in responsibility and putting others first. Noam,…

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Wake-Up Call

I just read the excellent roundtable in Hamodia with Menahalim in regards to reopening our yeshivos. There was a lot of wisdom there. I wanted to share my perspective as…

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CHECK THE HEART

The last few months have been a world changer. Throughout the terrible ordeal, we saw tremendous greatness in Klal Yisrael. Resilience, chessed, Torah, avodah, bitachon. Yet, we are now staring…

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When Silence Isn’t Golden

If you walk down a certain avenue in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, you pass a New York City District Middle School building decorated on one side with hand-made paintings…

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Second Wave (of Confusion)

Confusion leads to mistakes. While erring is human, when misled by misinformation or perhaps even a deliberate attempt at covering up, the real story is much worse. In the beginning…

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Deserving of Justice

In an interview with Hamodia many years ago, as part of its “Profiles of Courage” series, Arnold Roth shared a story that explained why Europe was so reluctant to take…

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Coming Unglued

Prediction: This government isn’t going to make it. Not because Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu isn’t willing to hand over power to his “alternate prime minister” in 18 months, as called…

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Now Hear This

After we began sheltering in place from the coronavirus, my wife would go to the window and check to see if it was safe to go out for a walk.…

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Misplaced Mercy

It isn’t fair to assume that every left-winger in Israel is anti-religious, as long as the concern for human rights is applied equally to all groups. However, when this concern…

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To Whom It May Concern

As we approach the eleventh week of a full-bodied lockdown of our schools, educators across the state are expressing concern over the continued onerous restrictions placed on our educational systems.…

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Playing to the Court of Public Opinion

The trial of Binyamin Netanyahu has begun and the battle lines have been drawn. His supporters, comprising half the country, are convinced that he’s the victim of a corrupt judicial…

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SECURITY ALERT

In recent years, we’ve seen an increase in acts of anti-Semitic and violent hate-crime directed at the Jewish community. This is true both worldwide and in North America, where in…

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Essential: A Matter of Importance

Essential. Such a simple word, yet so subjective. A whirlwind of new words and phrases were brought into our daily vocabulary during this pandemic. “Social distancing,” “flattening the curve,” “PPE,”…

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Telemissionaries Come to Israel

Missionaries in Israel have unfortunately come a long way. From passing out pamphlets on street corners or stuffing them in mailboxes, they’ve become a force on the internet and on…

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A New Chance to Tame The Housing Crisis

A popular myth has it that ministries should be run by “professionals.” That would mean generals running the Defense Ministry, social workers the Social Affairs Ministry and doctors the Health…

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