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An essay on topics in the news and personal reflections from a Torah perspective

Torah on the Moon

This week---if appearances count---science at last won the remorseless, centuries-old struggle with religion.


How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Rabbis’ Way…

Karaites? That’s right. If you thought the heretical group had gone extinct ...


The Grammar of Rebuke

Psychologists err when they omit giving rebuke from their lists of basic human drives.


Newer Than The News

This Passover, it was a temptation that many could not resist to discuss the news, even in the middle of the Seder.


I Make The Charoses

As I write these lines, it occurs to me that I also make the maror


iFAQs on Pesach

Here are a few questions that are infrequently asked (iFAQs)


Binyamin Netanyahu Goes to the Kotel

News from the Jews


Shabbos Comes First

Why is it that Shabbos takes precedence over the Mishkan?


How to Drink on Purim: A Practical and Halachic Guide

When wine goes in, a secret goes out


On Getting Up In The Morning

The title pages of old editions of the Talmud depict two lions crouching on top of twin pillars.


From Paris to Tel Aviv

The Jews of France are taking their time.


How Was Your Shabbat?

A simple question, not something out of the SAT’s. But I couldn’t answer it.