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Friday, October 30, 2020

AUTHOR NAME

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

167 ARTICLES

“Witness”: Ariel Burger shares Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom

Learning about the life and work of Elie Wiesel can truly be transformational. As a man, he was one of the most enlightening thinkers...

Alienated from Israeli Policies: The Diaspora as the new Jewish Center?

For decades, modern Jews were taught that the two most formative events that define the contemporary Jewish experience were the Holocaust and the founding...

Pachad Yitzchak: How Converts Expand the Torah

Rabbi Yitzchok Hutner, ztz’l (1906-1980) was one of the most brilliant and radically creative Roshei Yeshiva of the twentieth century. In his seminal work,...

Why and How Elderly Are Our Obligation

In the Jewish tradition, there is a mitzvah from the Torah to honor the elderly. Rashi writes that this mitzvah applies not only to wise...

Jewish Law as Rebellion: A Plea for Religious Authenticity and Halachic Courage

As I’ve been a close student of Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cardozo’s for many years and am very familiar with his philosophy, I found...

What to do When We Don’t Believe all the Words of our Prayers?

Perhaps you really don’t wish that sinners be struck down by God? Perhaps you don’t believe that God is male (and that even when...

The Mitzvah to Honor the Elderly: How Is America Doing?

In America today, it often seems like the broader society prioritizes respect for those with the most wealth or with the best looks. We...

From Yom Kippur to Las Vegas: Finding Hope in the Valley of Death!

In the Yom Kippur liturgy, we just asked "Who shall live and who shall die" in the coming year, we didn't think our nation...

20 Orthodox Rabbis Call on the Orthodox Community to Prioritize DACA these 6 months!

President Donald Trump decided to end the Deferred Action to Childhood Arrivals program, and to ask Congress to legislatively address the status of DACA...

Rosh Kehilah Dina Najman: Celebrating a Unique Rebbe For Our Time:

Looking out onto the diverse tapestry that is contemporary Judaism, there seems to be a singular thread among many that inspires particularly intense debate...

Postmodern Jewish Identity: I Entered as One and Came Out as Many

Our Rabbis taught: Four men entered the “Garden,”: Ben Azzai, Ben Zoma, Aher, and Rabbi Akiva…Ben Azzai looked and died…Ben Zoma looked and became...

Why We Should Never Settle for ‘Meaningful’

One of the elementary, yet mysterious, dimensions of humanity is the desire to derive something called “meaning” from our existence. The exact nature of...

Reviving the Biblical Ritual of Eglah Arufah

Modeled off of the eglah arufah ceremony, in February 2012, the Israeli Tzohar Association of Rabbis gathered to pray alongside the highway, on the...

Pious Irreverence: When Should We Confront God?

The specter of theodicy, or explaining the lack of a Divine presence during times of adversity, has long stymied theologians, philosophers, and lay people...

“With Might and Strength” by Rav Shlomo Goren

Rabbi Shlomo Goren saw it all. From the shtetls of Poland to the Israeli Defense Force and Six Day War, from leading as a...

Yitz Greenberg’s “Sage Advice!”

Every culture and faith tradition has its source of inspirational nuggets of eternal wisdom. In Daoism, there is the Dao De Jing. The Mormon...

Jewish Leaders Take A Stand Against The Death Penalty

In a petition initiated by Uri L’Tzedek, the Orthodox social justice movement, Jewish leaders across Jewish denominations expressed opposition to the use of the...

Do you Blush? Our Inner Light as Spiritual Animals!

Charles Darwin was once asked about how humans are linked to the animals and, with all of our knowledge about evolution, there was still...

Spiritual Awakenings: Learning to Trust Ourselves

When we open our souls in prayer, we open our hearts to a Divine relationship. Not only that, we open our minds to a...

Bringing Kindness into the Workplace

My first job out of college was at a major corporation. I was only spoken to when I was needed for a task. There...

The When is Now! Jewish Thoughts on the Upcoming G7 Summit

This article was originally published in German in Jüdische Allgemeine    In an ever-increasing, interconnected world, leaders cannot exist in the cocoons of their disconnected bubbles of...

Holy Lies? Review of Changing the Immutable by Professor Marc B. Shapiro

The picture of President Obama and his advisory team in the Situation Room during the raid on the Osama bin Laden compound is a...

Will the Chief Rabbinate End Rabbi Riskin’s Career?

In a petulant fashion not befitting their duties, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel is weighing a decision whether or not end Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s...

How will you Fail this Week?

“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” -Thomas Edison Rather than an end goal, our lives are experienced through journey,...

An Alienated People: Are the Jews Alone in the World?

When I lived in a quiet caravan in Gush Etzion, Israel many years ago, late into the night I would read works like Thoreau’s...

Overpopulation: Neutering & Spaying Dogs?

Today, we have a crisis with man’s best friend: overpopulation. Around the world, unwanted dogs are abused, neglected, and left to die without being...

Yearning for a Redeemed World; Striving in this World!

The world, as we know it, is an illusion; true reality is much deeper than we know in our existence. The only reality is...

Rav Avi & Soviet Jewry Activism

Demonstrations in the street, hunger strikes, political strong-arming, and countless tears of woe and grit were the hallmarks of the movement to free Jews...

Right Before Our Eyes: Spiritual Freedom From Conformity!

Wake up this morning? Of course. But did you really wake up? Or are you still sleepwalking? To be awake, we must stir our...

Should We Debate Extremists?

Over thirty years ago now, Rabbi Avi Weiss staged a curious affair. He invited Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz to debate Rabbi Meir...

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U.K. Labour Party Suspends Jeremy Corbyn Over Anti-Semitism Report

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