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Hear Me Out

You probably know that when a person loses some hearing, it can never be recovered. But did you know that 10 million Americans suffer noise-induced hearing loss? Or that exposure...

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The Ultimate Gimmick

Reform and Conservative now propose to lead the charge in Israel. Would anyone follow a general who abjectly surrendered in all major wars, and now insists on leading his troops into yet another battle?

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Annual Pesach Shiur

BEH, I will be giving my annual Pesach shiur for women on Wednesday, April 13th at noon, on the third floor of 1399 S Roxbury Dr. Underground parking across the...

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Political Posturing at the Western Wall

Women of the Wall plans to show preference to some women over others in a way unsupported by any version of Judaism, doing a “Jewish” ritual supported by no version of Jewish ritual, in imitation of a ceremony that aims to restore Judaism’s doubly undemocratic Holy Temple. And it claims to be doing all this in the name of egalitarianism.

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The Evidence in the Barrel

Back in a previous lifetime, when I was a mesivta rebbe, I once heard a menahel exhort our talmidim to not get carried away on Purim. As an illustration, he...

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Golden Silence

The mother was understandably concerned. Her first-grader was a sociable, talkative little girl, and so her teacher’s phone call was certainly disturbing. This is a true story and took place...