Rabbi Steven Pruzansky

The real Jewish identity

The decline of American Jewish political support for Israel among ethnic Jews is a symptom of a problem that cannot be rectified by concessions in the religious sphere – Kotel, conversions, institutional support, etc., 6/21/2018, 3:53 PM

The challenge of gratitude

Until now, Jews accepted the anomaly of Jews being permitted to build in Bethel, New York or Shiloh, Tennessee but not in the original Bethel or Shiloh., 5/23/2018, 9:30 AM

The Orthodox Union speaks

Courage should not be required to disapprove the notion of Jewish female clergy, something that even Professor Shaul Lieberman of the Conservative JTS characterized almost forty years ago as risible and a “mockery” of Torah - but today, it is., 2/5/2018, 2:45 PM

Sometimes the obvious needs to be said

The recognition is even more important than the location of the embassy for it recognizes what is natural and right, and everything else follows from that. So who would oppose such an obvious iteration of reality? Almost everybody., 12/8/2017, 8:18 AM

Anatomy of a smear 

It would be edifying if Israelis truly understood what is happening in American Jewish life and paid less attention to the instigators of insincere indignation, such as those who smeared Hotovely. Netanyahu should have supported her., 11/26/2017, 7:19 AM

The two-state chimera and liberal Jews

The two-state solution has a slew of obstinate Jewish advocates., 7/18/2016, 1:14 AM

How "A Novel Idea" became a "Culture War"

The 'novel' idea? Society's return to traditional moral practices, still kept by religious Jews, to prevent sexual harassment and controversies over "consent." The response? Loud denunciation by feminist activists. , 4/18/2016, 12:13 PM

The Kotel controversy

Why the recent decision to allow a "pluralistic" prayer area at the Western Wall is one of the most divisive acts in Jewish life in decades., 2/11/2016, 9:35 AM

POTUS or POUTUS?

Obama is simply using the Netanyahu’s re-election as an excuse to execute one of his cherished goals., 3/23/2015, 10:47 AM

World War IV

The world is at war with Islam, but where are the leaders with the determination to win over the Islamists' sadistic ideologies?, 10/24/2014, 2:50 PM

Israel, The Biggest Shul in the World

For how long could Israel credibly claim to be a “Jewish State” (and it says it right in Israel’s Declaration of Independence, “Medina Yehudit” – a “Jewish State") if Israel abolishes religious control over matters of personal status?, 2/24/2014, 12:26 PM

Open Season on the Chief Rabbinate

Can Israel be a “Jewish state” if the phrase is divested of all substance and meaning., 1/23/2014, 9:35 PM

The Spinning Wheel

The Rabbinate’s decision to reverse itself on Rabbi Avi Weiss was not on the merits and entirely political. , 1/16/2014, 10:41 PM

Why Romney Didn't Get Enough Votes to Win

It is a different world, and a different America. Obama is part of that different America, knows it, and knows how to tap into it. That is why he won. , 11/13/2012, 9:45 PM

Arresting Arab Assets

What <i>is</i> the Israeli government?s policy ? To strike at the ?terrorist infrastructure?, and then allow it to be rebuilt and re-armed; to assassinate terrorist ?leaders? and ?senior operatives?, of whom there seem to be an inexhaustible supply; to promise undefined ?painful concessions? to an enemy for whom no concessions will ever suffice; to lull its Jewish population into a mind- and heart, 9/14/2003, 3:50 PM