Rabbi Avi Shafran

How to Promote Baseless Hatred

There is much, much work to be done., 7/27/2009, 11:18 AM

The Novardhok Paradox

How can Novardhok seriousness yield joy?, 7/13/2009, 11:16 PM

Hardened Criminal, Newborn Babe

Is there any insurmountable bar to conversion?, 6/30/2009, 10:51 PM

Election Result

What sort of "racism" is this?, 6/7/2009, 1:15 PM

The Art of Growth

Human nature isn't a dichotomy., 5/17/2009, 11:17 AM

Our Own Private Passover

Thinking about my father's Passover in Siberia., 4/2/2009, 11:56 PM

Piece Plan

The Reform rabbi's new religion is an old story., 3/24/2009, 12:10 AM

Heretics and Humility

Elevating Darwin's theory to an article of faith., 3/9/2009, 11:39 PM


Egyptian TV marks Holocaust Remembrance Day., 2/20/2009, 12:59 AM

Bless Us

An occupational hazard of religious observance., 2/11/2009, 12:10 PM

Making the Cut

Innate Jewish desire to enter Abraham’s covenant., 2/4/2009, 11:31 PM

Terrorized Times

Weak-kneed media won't call evil what it is., 12/28/2008, 10:54 AM

Coming to Judaism - Part III

For Jews unafraid to face Jewish verities., 11/23/2008, 11:48 AM

Coming to Judaism - Part II

The Creator directly introduced Himself., 11/16/2008, 11:52 AM

The LHC & Maimonides’ Microscope

A new glimpse of G-d’s subtle wisdom., 11/9/2008, 9:15 PM

Coming to Judaism - Part I

A compelling case for the Torah's truth., 11/4/2008, 7:43 PM


A sukkah provides some perspective., 10/12/2008, 11:20 PM

Tangled Up in Jews

The fricassee of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism., 8/27/2008, 9:21 PM

Judge-and-Jury Journalism

Pitching print projectiles at Agriprocessors., 8/17/2008, 11:19 PM

Horribly Wrong

Something went "went horribly wrong," indeed., 7/21/2008, 12:29 AM

A World Going Ape

Only humans can conceive of right and wrong., 7/14/2008, 7:39 AM

How Jews Should Vote

The overarching Jewish principle., 7/7/2008, 4:27 AM

The Missing Ethic

It has been all but ignored by press and pundits., 6/24/2008, 11:40 PM

What Would Hillel Say?

"Progressive" Jews bend text to get desired result, 6/1/2008, 4:46 PM

Baby Einstein

The brilliant physicist missed the big picture., 5/26/2008, 11:48 PM

The Egalitarianism Has Landed

Roles are part and parcel of Judaism., 5/19/2008, 12:15 AM

Deconstructing Dayeinu

Enough? What are we saying?, 4/15/2008, 1:32 AM

Jewish Multiple Personality Disorder

Think instead of fume., 3/30/2008, 10:51 PM

What Remains

What about that study of abuse among the Orthodox?, 2/28/2008, 11:43 PM

Tackling the Elephant in the Room

A curtailment of religious rights?, 2/8/2008, 1:25 AM

Gandhi: Talk to the Snakes

Apples, they say, don't fall far from trees., 1/17/2008, 11:45 PM