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‘Protestant B’

In the fall of l990, cataclysmic events were taking shape and the world was on edge. Things were heating up in Kuwait between the...

In Our Times

I will begin with a story that I just published in the Torch, the quarterly bulletin of the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills....

One Tiny Sign Makes All The Difference

“They sat to eat food; they raised their eyes and they saw, behold! A caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, their camels bearing...

Good Fences

On Thursday, November 9, a group of our students in Heichal HaTorah made a small model graffiti-marked wall, symbolic of the Berlin Wall, which...

Chanukah: The Power Given To Man

“The main reason for the decree against the Jewish people was because the kohanim became lazy in their service.”  – Bach, Tur Shulchan Aruch 670 ***** Almost...

Reaction

I do not need to discuss in detail the significance of the United States finally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, since I...

Let Your Dim Lights Shine: A Chanukah Story

“Darkness is not chased away with sticks, not even with cannons. One simply lights a small candle and the darkness flees before it.” The Chofetz...

Where No Show Has Gone Before

When Star Trek first aired in 1966, it was not the most popular show on TV. Nevertheless, it was unique and immediately won an...

Rav Shteinman Mourned By Jews Worldwide

The never-ending cycle of Torah study in Bnei Brak was at a standstill this week as the entire city mourned the loss of Maran...

Now It’s Netanyahu’s Turn

Although I speak and write a lot, I am a man of action far more than one of words. I believe that every Jew should...