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Rabbi Elchanan Poupko

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Defamed by the Anti Defamation League

If the ADL sees its role as policing how Jews defend themselves, their credibility will fall as fast as it did over this past week. Op-ed.

Defamed by the Anti Defamation League

Shrimp to Shofar, Jews are waiting

Seldom are our fellow Jews offended by us reaching out to them. Op-ed.

Shrimp to Shofar, Jews are waiting

Chabad are our frontline workers

The double crisis of a pandemic and a wave of antisemitism has highlighted the essential work of Chabad do on behalf of our people.Op-ed.

Chabad are our frontline workers

Remembering Rabbi Ronnen Neuwirth z"l, Rabbi, Mensch, and Navy Seal

Everything he did was motivated by his love for the Jewish people, and he always worked to do so in the broadest way possible. In Memoriam.

Rabbi Ronnen Neuwirth z"l, Rabbi, Mensch, and Navy Seal

An Upper West Side story

A post on an Upper West Side Facebook site brought out evidence of loving kindness beyond anyone's imagination.

An Upper West Side story

Chabad must remain apolitical

Chabad emissaries have the right to express opinions on partisan issues and politics, but doing so diminishes their real message. Opinion.

Chabad must remain apolitical

12 lessons I learned from Rabbi Sacks

":I am saddened, my brother Jonathan, you were so very pleasant to me." (Samuel II, Chapter 1)  Learning life lessons by example. Op-ed.

12 lessons I learned from Rabbi Sacks

Supporting Israel and Terrorism? No, that doesn't work

You are either on their side or on our side, not both. And there are proud Jews, unabashedly pro-Israel, in the NYS Dem. primaries. Op-ed.

Supporting Israel and Terrorism? No, that doesn't work

A way forward for Jewish Day Schools in today's new world

Experts weigh in on what to do so that US Jewish Day Schools can open safely in September, and what Israel's schools can do now. Op-ed..

A way forward for Jewish Day Schools in today's new world

The Aliya Apocalypse is coming

The Aliya Apocalypse is coming

Quarantined Shabbat survival kit

Quarantined Shabbat survival kit

COVID19: How is this Passover different from other Passovers?

COVID19: How is this Passover different from other Passovers?

Guide to Jewish life in the event of a coronavirus outbreak

Guide to Jewish life in the event of  a coronavirus outbreak

Shabtai Tzvi Syndrome comeback?

Shabtai Tzvi Syndrome comeback?

Yes to Judaic passing grades.Now.

Yes to Judaic passing grades.Now.

Jews, time for a change in strategy

Jews, time for a change in strategy

A public school youngster taught me about Hanukkah

A public school youngster taught me about Hanukkah

Chabad puts us all to shame

Chabad puts us all to shame

The lasting legacy of the Malden Mills

The lasting legacy of the Malden Mills

Dear Antivaxxers, not in the Name of God

Dear Antivaxxers, not in the Name of God

The time I met Elijah the Prophet

The time I met Elijah the Prophet

Why so many Israelis still support Netanyahu

Why so many Israelis still support Netanyahu

What Orthodox Jews can—and cannot—learn from the Amish Rumschpringe

What Orthodox Jews can—and cannot—learn from the Amish Rumschpringe

The horror and hope I saw in Rome

The horror and hope I saw in Rome