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Maybe We Have Only Ourselves to Blame

This week, vandals in Somerton struck the mikvah being built by Congregation Beth Solomon, the Northeast Philadelphia institution founded by Rabbi Solomon Isaacson. They...

Opposing ‘Death With Dignity’ on Jewish Grounds Is Misguided

By Sen. Daylin Leach This publication recently reported that the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), representing several Orthodox rabbis, spoke out in opposition to “death...

With a Service Component, Super Sunday Offers New Twist

By Steven Rosenberg When we hear the words “Super” and “Sunday” together, many of us automatically think of football, friends and family, excitement and lots...

The Cost of Staying Tight-Lipped

We are thankful that last week’s bomb scares were only that — there were no casualties, no damage and no bombs found at the...

Letters, the Week of Jan. 19, 2017

  More Disapproval for Seymour Rosenbloom … I wish to express my appreciation for Zachary Margolies’ letter concerning Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom . His choice to perform...

Diplomacy and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Not too long ago, one of my older sons desperately wanted a Nintendo DS. For those of you who are not gamers or are...

Letters, the Week of Jan. 12, 2017

Nothing Sanctified in an Interfaith Marriage Seymour Rosenbloom’s decision to perform intermarriage is a desecration of the sacred Jewish marriage contract that he took an...

Responsible Leaders on Both Sides Should Dial Down Israel Rhetoric

By Jonathan Greenblatt Whatever the motivation of the Obama administration, the events of the waning days of last year mark a dramatic low point...

Hier Will Honor the Presidency

A presidential inauguration has always been a celebration of the peaceful transfer of power. This year, after a crude and divisive election campaign won...

Orthodoxy and the Civil Rights Movement

By Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky With Martin Luther King Jr. Day fast approaching, many will recall the key role played by prominent Jews in the 1960s...