Living 'Out of the Box'Ponder why the writer uses the old cardboard box he has had for years to keep his etrog in.
The Novardhoker Pesach Plan - in SiberiaMatzah for Pesach is so simple to obtain today, but we must never forget how Jews sacrificed for it.
Open Season on Hareidim - and TorahOne of the repercussions of the alleged spitting in Beit Shemesh is that it let all the Jewish hareidi-haters out of the box. But why write in the non-Jewish media?
Isms of a Modern AgeLikudism is an ism too, said this writer at the Agudath Israel of America's recent national convention. Be on guard against the other isms that are subtly affecting your spiritual life.
The Real Road to Jewish UnityWhatever one thinks of the Rotem Conversion Bill, it raises an important, if uncomfortable, question: Is exporting American Jewish chaos to Israel really a road to Jewish unity?
Women Rabbis Outside OrthodoxyThose to whom we must look to for judgment in religious matters are the recognized religious leaders of each generation, whom the Torah itself, in Deuteronomy 17, 9-11 directs us to heed. They decided against women rabbis.
The Wall is WailingPeople of all faiths and of all degrees of Jewish observance are welcome at the Western Wall.They are expected to respect the feelings of those who pray there constantly and behave accordingly. The "Women of the Wall" think otherwise.
Subtle Holocaust DenialOthers were persecuted and killed by the Nazis, but only the Jews were to be annihilated.
A Malnourishment of ModestySo many are so certain of so much.
The MatrixThe concept of "arvut" among Jews.
Deaf to PeaceOn iPods and Middle East peace.
How to Promote Baseless HatredThere is much, much work to be done.
The Novardhok ParadoxHow can Novardhok seriousness yield joy?
Hardened Criminal, Newborn BabeIs there any insurmountable bar to conversion?
Election ResultWhat sort of "racism" is this?
The Art of GrowthHuman nature isn't a dichotomy.
Our Own Private PassoverThinking about my father's Passover in Siberia.
Piece PlanThe Reform rabbi's new religion is an old story.
Heretics and HumilityElevating Darwin's theory to an article of faith.
UnbearableEgyptian TV marks Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Bless UsAn occupational hazard of religious observance.
Making the CutInnate Jewish desire to enter Abraham’s covenant.
Terrorized TimesWeak-kneed media won't call evil what it is.
Coming to Judaism - Part IIIFor Jews unafraid to face Jewish verities.
Coming to Judaism - Part IIThe Creator directly introduced Himself.
The LHC & Maimonides’ MicroscopeA new glimpse of G-d’s subtle wisdom.
Coming to Judaism - Part IA compelling case for the Torah's truth.
Sukkah-VisionA sukkah provides some perspective.
Tangled Up in JewsThe fricassee of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism.
Judge-and-Jury JournalismPitching print projectiles at Agriprocessors.
Horribly WrongSomething went "went horribly wrong," indeed.
A World Going ApeOnly humans can conceive of right and wrong.
How Jews Should VoteThe overarching Jewish principle.
The Missing EthicIt has been all but ignored by press and pundits.
What Would Hillel Say?"Progressive" Jews bend text to get desired result
Baby EinsteinThe brilliant physicist missed the big picture.
The Egalitarianism Has LandedRoles are part and parcel of Judaism.
Deconstructing DayeinuEnough? What are we saying?
Jewish Multiple Personality DisorderThink instead of fume.
What RemainsWhat about that study of abuse among the Orthodox?
Tackling the Elephant in the RoomA curtailment of religious rights?
Gandhi: Talk to the SnakesApples, they say, don't fall far from trees.