Four Core Jewish Values at the End of Life

Health care decisions have grown increasingly complex with the advancement of medicine, and are influenced by the values of those involved. Halacha has much to say about these issues, and it serves as the single source for Jewish Medical Ethics. As is always the case,...

Two Kinds of Heroes

This article is dedicated to the dedicated Jewish residents of the Chevron area, and in memory of Hallel Yafa Ariel of Kiryat Arba and Rav Miki Mark of Otniel in the Chevron Hills, both of whom were murdered this past week, hy”d.  The residents of the Chevron region...

Kohanim and Slogans

On the third of November, 1953, two rabbis walked their children down to the Chuppah, to be united in marriage. Each of these rabbis was to have a significant impact on the future of orthodoxy in America. Each lived his life with a three-word powerful guiding...

Trump: The Movement

The Trump candidacy is an expression of the people’s anger at a leadership and at an establishment that they feel has failed them. His appeal lies in his willingness to stand up to others and to say it like it is, to be the very opposite of our president whose...

Restoring the Values of Home and Responsibility

Women serving as breadwinners is not a contemporary novelty. The Mishna (TB Kesubos 59b) considered it incumbent upon active homemakers to contribute to the family income in order to avoid the spousal tension bred by his earning money and her spending it. The Mishna...