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Weekly Blog

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November 23, 2022 Three Ways to Maximize the Impact of Thanksgiving

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November 17, 2022 Last Week I Felt Like the Grinch Who Stole Hashgacha Pratis

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November 10, 2022 Kanye, Kyrie and Musk: Between Antisemitism and Cancel Culture

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November 3, 2022 Should Diaspora Jews Weigh in on Israeli Politics?

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October 27, 2022 YU's "Kol Yisrael Areivim" Club

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October 21, 2022 What does a successful Chagei Tishrei season look like?

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October 14, 2022 In Praise of President Biden for the Israel-Lebanon Maritime Deal

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October 6, 2022 Can the Modern Orthodox community have it all?

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September 29, 2022 Apology Season

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September 22, 2022 The Rosh Hashana Question: Where Are Your Wounds?

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September 16, 2022 The Parent-Educator Partnership: The Educator’s Role

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September 14, 2022 The Parent-Educator Partnership: The Parent’s Role

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September 2, 2022 YU’s Religious Identity: A Model for our Communities

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August 25, 2022 Elul: Frustration or exhilaration?

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August 18, 2022 Should I study theologically challenging topics or is it too risky?

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August 10, 2022 My Twelfth Month of Mourning

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August 3, 2022 Fear: The Enemy of Ahavat Chinam

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July 28, 2022 My Granddaughter's Name

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July 21, 2022 When is Being “Shomer Negiah” a Halacha and When is it a Stringency?

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July 15, 2022 Assessing and Re-assessing the Roles of Women in our Communities

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July 8, 2022 Connecting with God in an Unusual Vacation

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June 24, 2022 Medical Ethics Course – A Model for High School Gemara Education

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June 16, 2022 Graduation: A Time to Reflect on Five Areas of Growth

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June 10, 2022 Spreading Jewish Values to the Broader Society: Torah Before Israel

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May 27, 2022 Celebrating Jerusalem and praying for Jerusalem

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May 18, 2022 Transform our Shuls from places of expectation to places of aspiration

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May 11, 2022 Should Torah-Observant Jews Publicly Weigh in on Roe vs. Wade?

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May 4, 2022 Yom Ha’atzmaut: Celebrating the Process of our Redemption

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April 27, 2022 What is the appropriate day to commemorate the Holocaust?

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April 21, 2022 Why Do We Recite Yizkor on Yom Tov?

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April 14, 2022 Do We Work for God or Does God Work for Us?

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April 6, 2022 Infertility Awareness Shabbat: Don’t Judge Someone Else’s Pain

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March 29, 2022 Altercation at the Oscars: Many Forms of Harm

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March 29, 2022 Altercation at the Oscars: Many Forms of Harm

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March 28, 2022 How Should We Relate to the Passing of Rav Chaim Kanievsky?

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March 1, 2022 Is God Punishing Ukraine?

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February 23, 2022 How Do We Motivate Our Teenage Children?

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February 16, 2022 When the Community Surprises their Rabbi for his Birthday

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February 10, 2022 Daf Yomi Reflections from Masechet Moed Kattan: The Conflict between Chol Hamoed and Avelut

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February 2, 2022 Daf Reactions TikTok Talmudic Commentary: Is it Kosher?

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January 19, 2022 Tragedy of Colleyville: Remaining a people of kindness in a world that often isn’t

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January 12, 2022 Reacting to Chaim Walder as a Function of a Torah U’Madda Philosophy

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January 5, 2022 Matan Kahana’s Conversion Reforms: Good for Israel or Bad for Israel?

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December 29, 2021 Finding inspiration in a path that’s not our own

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December 22, 2021 Not letting Jewish tourists into Israel is legitimate

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December 16, 2021 The Ethics of the One Truth/Multiple Truths Question

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December 9, 2021 Does Fear of Punishment Have a Role in our Service of God?

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December 1, 2021 Embracing Tension and Celebrating the Good: A Chanukah Message

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November 25, 2021 The Twin Holidays of Chanukah and Sukkot

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November 18, 2021 Appreciating Women’s Gemara Learning in the Modern Orthodox Community

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November 11, 2021 The Value of Interreligious Dialogue

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November 4, 2021 Teach Zionism as Part of Tefillah, Tanach, Halacha and Jewish History

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October 28, 2021 Is a Tisch or a Kumsitz Religiously Significant?

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October 21, 2021 Good Chinuch: Learning to Balance Tzedakah and Mishpat

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October 15, 2021 Avraham the “Ivri”

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October 6, 2021 Facebook, Mental Health and Parental Responsibility

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September 30, 2021 The Power of Communication

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September 24, 2021 A Deeper Dive into the Exemption of “Mitztaer” from Sitting in the Sukkah

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September 14, 2021 A (Hopefully) Nuanced Analysis of the New Texas Abortion Law

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September 6, 2021 The Tefillah of Rosh Hashanah

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September 2, 2021 Living a Life of Service: The Key to Happiness

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August 18, 2021 Coping with our Failure in Afghanistan