Monthly Archives: August 2017

Observation on Non-Rabbinic Observance

Why do so many of our youth who consider themselves observant, reject many Rabbinic mitzvoth known as “mitzvoth derabanan”? There are a number of ways which I am familiar with, in which this trend reveals itself. Many young men who … Continue reading

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What is wrong with Haredim?…

Last week a friend of mine went with his wife on a tour of Mea Shearim. Thursday nights there are tours conducted (perhaps no more as you will read in a moment) of Mea Shearim for people who would like … Continue reading

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An Interview with David Suchet

A couple of months ago I had the privilege of being interviewed by Hollywood and British actor David Suchet. David is a devout Christian (whose father is Jewish) and he is particularly interested in the three main monotheistic religions and … Continue reading

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Thoughts of Unity and Redemption

To my dear son, Hashem promised Bnei Yisrael after they cross the Jordan , ‎ ‎“You shall cross the Jordan and settle in the Land that Hashem, your God, causes you to inherit, ‎and He will give you rest from … Continue reading

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Small Minded People in High Places

People sent me various comments of support regarding my recent post on Datlashim but there is one particular comment I want to share with you because it reveals just one of the symptoms of this endemic predicament. (I post this … Continue reading

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Inherit the Land My Son

To my dear son, The Torah uses the word “Ekev – heel” to introduce the brachot and reward which Am Yisrael will ‎receive if they “hearken and follow the ordinances” of Hashem; this usage is peculiar.‎ ‎ One can explain … Continue reading

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I Would Like to do Something About it

I have written extensively (although seemingly not enough) about the “Datlash Conundrum”; so many youth within the Orthodox community in Israel have left the fold and have chosen to completely reject a life of Torah and Mitzvoth. In fact, many … Continue reading

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