Category: Articles

BEING NICE TO THE BAD GUYS IS WORTH A TRY

This week we witnessed momentous and unprecedented scenes in Singapore, as the president of the... Read More

FOR THE SAKE OF HEAVEN

The Mishna in Avot (5,17) defines the conflict of Korach as not being "for the... Read More

MOSES MENDELSSOHN AND THE ORIGINS OF JEWISH MODERNITY

Moses Mendelssohn was simultaneously the most famous Jew in Europe during the eighteenth century, and... Read More

BEWARE OF GOD-BELIEVING HERESY

Earlier this week thousands of Satmar Hasidim gathered at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island,... Read More

GOOD OR EVIL? MAKE UP YOUR MIND

The tragic story of the spies dominates Parshat Shlach. Twelve Israelite princes were dispatched to... Read More

THE DANGER OF HUBRIS

This Tuesday morning we only had nine men for shacharit -- until a few moments... Read More

ICONOCLASM IS THE ROAD TO SELF-DESTRUCTION

Afua Hirsch is a British lawyer and journalist, born to a Jewish father whose family... Read More

ARE THERE REALLY SEVEN BOOKS OF MOSES?

The Torah portion of Beha’alotecha contains two verses set apart from the rest by two... Read More