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Rabbi Yitschak Rudomin

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Rabbi Louis Rabinowitz: Distant light of a past South African Chief Rabbi shines bright

Continuing with the series of articles on foreign born rabbis who have served and become famous in South Africa.

The light of Rabbi L. Rabinowitz, past S. African Chief Rabbi

Rabbi Azriel Goldfein: An American who became a great South African Rosh Yeshiva.

Continuing the series about foreign born rabbis who selflessly served South African Jewry over decades.

An American who became a great South African Rosh Yeshiva.

Foreigners in South Africa: Selfless Rabbis and their wives who brave It out.

There are a number of famous “rabbinical couples” that moved to South Africa and made their mark. The Tanzers are a case in point.

Selfless Rabbis and the wives who braved It out in South Africa

Jewish hopes, dreams and struggles in South Africa: Part III

Every country where Jews have lived has its own Jewish history. A rabbi reminisces, stories about a once thriving Jewish community. Op-ed.

Jewish hopes, dreams and struggles in South Africa: Part III

A Rabbi reminisces about Jewish hopes, dreams and struggles in South Africa.

Stories that will touch your heart from “With Ink in the Book...Stories and Sketches of Jewish Life in Rural Centers in South Africa."

A Rabbi reminisces on Jewish hopes and struggles in S. Africa.

A Rabbi reminisces about Jewish hopes, dreams and struggles in South Africa.

The rural South Africa Jewish community goes from observant to ignorant in the span of less than a century and this rabbi recorded it.

A Rabbi on Jewish hopes, dreams and struggles in South Africa.

The Changing of an Era, part VI: Remembering Rav Yitzchok Hutner's legacy

In a sense, Rav Hutner during his lifetime existed beyond time and place. Last of a series. Links to previous articles are below.

The Changing of an Era, part VI: Rav Yitzchok Hutner's legacy

Part V: The Changing of an Era: Rav Yitzchok Hutner's relationships with Gedolim in Israel

The epic story of a Gadol Hador who worked to open a yeshiva in Eretz Yisrael and was in close contact with the Torah luminaries there.

The Changing of an Era, Part V: Rav Hutner and Israeli Gedolim

The Changing of an Era: Rav Yitzchok Hutner and the Gedolim in the Mandate of Palestine

Gedolim, like Rav Kook, with whom Rav Hutner connected in the Land of Israel, were born in Eastern Europe. Part IV of a series.

The Changing of an Era: Rav Hutner and Gedolim in Eretz Yisrael

Remembering Rav Yitzchok Hutner's Relationships with Gedolim in America

Part three of The Changing of an Era. (Links to previous parts at the beginning of the article.) Note: "Gedolim" refers to Great Rabbis.

Rav Yitzchok Hutner's Relationships with America's Gedolim

The changing of an era, part II: Rav Hutner's disciples

At readers' request below are memories of some of Rabbi Hutner's disciples.

The changing of an era, part II: Rav Hutner's disciples

The Changing of an Era: Remembering Rav Yitzchok Hutner's disciples

Inspiration and memory - would that we had the ability to come close to the level of the people written about below.

The Changing of an Era: Rav Yitzchok Hutner's disciples

As Russian threats mount, Israel worries

The threats are both nuclear and military, as well as to Israel's ability to act in Syria and danger to the Jews in Ukraine.Op-ed.

As Russian threats mount, Israel worries

Taking on the abortion revolution

The drive to legalize the abortion revolution comes from the unbridled sexual immorality that reigns supreme in Western society. Op-ed..

Taking on the abortion revolution

America's six guardian angels

Roe v.s. Wade falls: The six judges reasserted classical morality in 2022 and for this, may God bless them! Opinion.

America's six guardian angels

Biden's upcoming Middle East political stunt

Do Biden and his wet-behind-the-ears diplomats have powers of persuasion to convince the hard-ball Saudis to throw the USA a lifeline? Op-ed

Biden's upcoming Middle East political stunt

The Rise and Fall of Israel's 36th government

As predicted, over the last few weeks the pace of the dissolution of this government has heated up with its demise expected shortly.Op-ed..

The Rise and Fall of Israel's 36th government

The Russian nuclear drumbeat grows louder

The Russians brag that they are can wipe out their enemies in seconds with nuclear weapons. Do they think they are alone in the world? Op-ed

The Russian nuclear drumbeat grows louder

The Russian nuclear headache

Russian tyrants have developed their own unique sinister vision of themselves and buy into their own paranoid propaganda.Op-ed.

The Russian nuclear headache

The Cycles of Jewish History: Churban (Destruction) - Galut (Exile) - Geulah (Redemption)

Secular Jews pose a threat to the Jewish People when they assimilate In Israel, many have dedicated themselves to uprooting Jewish life.

Churban (Destruction) - Galut (Exile) - Geulah (Redemption)

"The Tinder Swindler" and the Off The Derech (OTD) tragedy

It happens among those successful and thriving religious communities who seemingly have already overcome the lures of assimilation. Why?

"The Tinder Swindler" and the Off The Derech (OTD) tragedy

From Covid To Kiev, how the Coronavirus was overtaken by talk of World War Three

How can we joke this Purim when there is so much bloodshed and suffering going on in Eastern Europe again?

From Covid To Kiev, how talk of WWIII trumped the virus

Sacrificial Offerings, so far and yet so near!

Insights into the more symbolic and mystical aspects of the sacrifices as taught by the Zohar and other sources.

Sacrificial Offerings, so far and yet so near!

Make America energy independent again Now!

Join a petition of US citizens to Congress and the President prevent US dependence on Russian enerrgy! Op-ed.

 Make America energy independent again Now!

The joy of completion

As with the Tabernacle, every time a new synagogue, yeshiva or Jewish home is inaugurated, there is always great joy - and much in common..

The joy of completion - from Mishkan to Jewish home

God will always love and forgive The Jewish People, but at a cost

We can start from the present and work our way backwards in history to see how this works.

God will always forgive The Jewish People, but at a cost

The Godly mystique of clothing

When did Adam and Eve become corporeal in the sense of being physical human beings that we can understand as our own physical progenitors?

The Godly mystique of clothing

The great Jewish house that refuses to be knocked down

The enemies of the Jews live under the illusion that if they destroy Jewish places of worship they can destroy the Jewish People.

The great Jewish house that refuses to be knocked down

Mishpatim: The Chaim Walder double life syndrome

Torah is an all-encompassing circle in which all laws are equidistant from Hashem, as Parashat Mishpatim shows.

Mishpatim: The Chaim Walder double life syndrome

To convert or not to convert to Judaism

It's a tough tug of war between competing standards of conversion, but passing a conversion law that is not widely accepted is useless.

To convert or not to convert to Judaism

Who knew about the Exodus besides the Egyptians and the Jews?

Yitro heard and acted on what he heard. What about the rest?.

Who knew about the Exodus besides the Egyptians and the Jews?

Bo: Heads roll - deja vu all over again

Parashat Bo:(Exodus 10:1 - 13:16): The fates of enemies of Israel in Jewish history, as found in Nachat HaShulchan, the Breslov Haggadah.

Bo: Heads roll - deja vu all over again

Is G-d remaking the miracles of Creation?

The world needs to transform its understanding of its creation by accepting that all is governed by Moral Law in addition to Natural Law.

Is G-d remaking the miracles of Creation?

The more things change..

Pharaoh's words are mirrored by every paranoid Jew hating ruler ever since - and there have been, and still are, many.

The more things change..

Debunking Holocaust Denial by remembering Rabbis martyred in the Holocaust

Nazis targeted Jewish leaders, especially rabbis, as their first victims when moving into Jewish areas, because rabbis meant continuity.

Remembering Rabbis martyred in the Holocaust

War on two fronts

The USA faces threats of war on two fronts -- what are the implications for Israel? Opinion.

War on two fronts

What Hannukah is really all about

Hannukah is not a Jewish form of Xmas, nor is it a version of Yom Ha'atzmaut. The festival has a history we should all learn. Read it here.

What Hannukah is really all about

Ali/Eliya Hassan: A shock wave In Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish community

This is an appalling tragedy of errors of Shakepearian proportions that has pierced the hearts of many. Opinion.

Ali/Eliya Hassan: A shock wave In the Syrian Jewish communityplayer

Danger! Missionaries in your home!

Today, proselytizers have various internet tools - they don't have to come to the door or distribute pamphlets.

Danger! Missionaries in your home!

Haredim are not objects and not "for sale"

Does the Prime Minister prefer Arab influence in the government over haredim who are loyal to the Torah and Jewish state? Op-ed.

Haredim are not objects and not "for sale"