On a cold winter Jerusalem night twelve years ago, a group of elite US grad students studying law, business and public policy gathered for a warm farewell dinner after a three-week exploration of Israeli high-tech and Judaism.
Jessica Grose’s essay in last week’s New York Times offers “sanity-preserving advice” for what she describes as the “inevitable holiday regression” that will strike adult children during the upcoming seasonal family reunions. In an article titled, Your Mom
Annie Lowrey, in the November 28, 2019 edition of The Atlantic, bemoans our “age of polarization, xenophobia, inequality, downward mobility, environmental devastation, and climate apocalypse.” Furthermore, Lowrey maintains, the internet and social media
Mallika Rao’s popular article, Why Everyone Should Sleep Alone, in the current edition of The Atlantic Magazine portrays a dismal state of marriage. On the heels of a fresh divorce, Rao concludes that her marriage was unwound by the couple’s sense of “forced proximity”
One of the looming challenges of the 21st century, exacerbated by digital technology, is the phenomenon of individuals becoming overly focused on career, personal achievement and interests, to the exclusion – even to the detriment – of one’s family and society.
The biggest problem facing Klal Yisroel is that eighty percent have not done teshuvah. I can’t believe that we have a bigger problem than that. You have 75-80 percent of the Jewish people who are genetically or biologically Jewish and they don’t know they are Jewish or what it
The daily news used to be considered sacrosanct, but nowadays people always question its veracity. And we’re not talking about The National Enquirer. We’re speaking about respected, primary sources of journalism. Moreover, fake news has become such an explosive issue, that the
The catalyst for this class is a popular misconception – asked by many university students to their campus rabbis – do Jews have horns? After we discuss the misunderstanding behind the myth, we explore the true perspective on how it originated – with the radiance of Moshe
This week, Atlantic Magazine reported an increasing trend in South Korea where professionals and students seek relief from their stressful work and academic pursuits by checking into, of all places, a prison for a weekend:
Looking around at our Orthodox communities, wearing a Kippah or Yarmulke at all times appears to be a halachik requirement. But a deeper look at the halachik sources reveals a fascinating discussion that spans Jewish history. The gemara in Kiddushin 31a states: