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The Changing of an Era, part VI: 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

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

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 Hutner and Gedolim in Eretz Yisrael

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

Rav Yitzchok Hutner's Relationships with America's Gedolim

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: 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

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 talk of WWIII trumped the virus

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 - from Mishkan to Jewish home

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 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?

SHEMOT 5782

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..

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 the 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 community

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"

To dream the impossible dream - Israel's coalition

Bennett is performing a juggling act with eight political parties as hot potatoes. Can this work? Op-ed.

To dream the impossible dream - Israel's coalition

Have they no shame? The edge of the political cliff in Israel

Just what are the leaders and MKs of Yamina, Yisrael Beytenu and New Hope thinking? Op-ed.

Have they no shame? The edge of the political cliff in Israel

A call for re-evaluating how we hold religious mass gatherings

We have had unimaginable peacetime tragedies that could have been avoided.

A call for re-evaluating how we hold religious mass gatherings

The first 100 days of Biden

Worrying trends, especially for Israel. Op-ed.

The first 100 days of Biden

Political paralysis in Israel

There is no real ideological commitment on the part of secular parties, just animosities, leading to no dominance by Left or Right. Op-ed.

Political paralysis in Israel

Will Biden restore Obama's White House Passover Seder?

A tongue-in-cheek spoof of an imaginary Seder in the Biden White House, attended by the many government members of Jewish origin. Op-ed.

Will Biden restore Obama's White House Passover Seder?

What Biden said to Bibi, a Purim Parody

The world waited for weeks for Biden to call Bibi and then they didn't let us listen. On Purim, we can let our imaginations run wild. Op-ed.

What Biden said to Bibi, a Purim Parody

Donald Trump is an honorary member of the tribe

Trump now suffers the travails of the wandering Jew- silenced, vilified, demonized, hated, humiliated as his enemies seek vengeance. Op-ed

Donald Trump is an honorary member of the tribe

Outreach and overreach, American political Messianism

The rewards and perils of religious, political, diplomatic Messianism in American policies. Op-ed.

Outreach and overreach, American political Messianism

Interfaith marriage: An outreach rabbi's emotions at Hanukkah

Joe Biden has children who intermarried with Jews, a sad living symbol of what has happened to American Jewry.

Interfaith marriage: An outreach rabbi's emotions at Hanukkah

God is not abandoning us, He just wants us to move to Israel!

Regardless who is president of the US next year, God is certainly not abandoning the Jewish People! Israel's history is proof.

God is not abandoning us, He just wants us to move to Israel!

Torah education and outreach in South Africa

Jewish education in S. Africa began after WWII, but was shaped and nurtured by Rabbi Avraham Tanzer, OBM, from his arrival in 1963.

Torah education and outreach in South Africa

Irrational rationale for rioting and reparations

A Mid-Summer-going-into-Autumn nightmare that wants one group to get a free pass and preferential treatment over all other Americans. Op-ed.

Irrational rationale for rioting and reparations

How should we look at the pandemic during the Three Weeks?

The global pandemic we are in today is a lot like the punishment for the Second Temple, it is a long unending saga with no end in sight.

How should we look at the pandemic during the Three Weeks?

NYC Corona, Curfew, Chaos

Sharing an outlook from Rav Yitzchok Hutner in these troubling times.

NYC Corona, Curfew, Chaos

The impact of the Coronavirus on the world of Jewish outreach

Applying lessons from Rav Yitzchok Hutner about the Holocaust to Jewish outreach at this time.

The impact of the Coronavirus on the world of Jewish outreach

How many Jews have died of coronavirus in the USA?

As I look at the numbers, I also remember the personal loss of people I knew.

How many Jews have died of coronavirus in the USA?