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Writings by Topic: Chareidim and Their Critics

Title Publication Date
Two on Yair Lapid (with lots of repetition) Yated Neeman, Jerusalem Post March 21, 2014
VaYikra 5774 -- Belated Confirmation; An Atzeres Tefillah Mishpacha Magazine March 6, 2014
Ki Sisa 5774 -- Shlach Lachmecha; Another Lesson from the Gross Tragedy; Barry Rubin, a"h Mishpacha Magazine February 11, 2014
Why Yair Netanyahu's Love Life Matters Jerusalem Post, Yated Ne'eman February 7, 2014
Parashas Tetzave 5774 -- A Long Needed Discusson; A Few Precious Words Mishpacha Magazine February 6, 2014
Parashas Terumah 5774 -- The Dangers of Victimhood; A Cautionary Tale Amidst Celebration; The Power of a Compliment Mishpacha Magazine January 31, 2014
Parashas Mishpatim 5774 -- Facts Trump Theory; What Sam Taught us All Mishpacha Magazine January 24, 2014
Parashas Yisro 5774 -- Data, Not Anecdotes: My Mother for Always Mishpacha Magazine January 17, 2014
Ve'eira 5774 -- Where to LIve?, What about Yissachar and Zevulun?; The Daf for Dovie Mishpacha Magazine December 27, 2013
To Provide and Protect Mishpacha Magazine December 13, 2013
VaYishlach 5774 Mishpacha Magazine November 15, 2013
In re Limmud: A Rejoinder to Rabbi Cardozo Jerusalem Post November 15, 2013
Parashas Toldos 5774 -- Judaism in not a Smorgasbord; We are all losers Mishpacha Magazine November 1, 2013
Erev Sukkos 5774 Mishpacha Magazine September 18, 2013
Erev Yom Kippur 5774 -- Kavod Shomayim or Public Relations? Mishpacha Magazine September 13, 2013
Erev Rosh Hashanah 5774 Mishpacha Magazine September 3, 2013
Ki Savo 5773 -- The Lessons of Outremont; Getting off the Conveyor Belt Mishpacha Magazine August 23, 2013
Ki Savo 5773 -- The Lessons of Outremont; Getting off the Conveyor Belt Mishpacha Magazine August 23, 2013
Parashas Shoftim 5773 -- Dealing with Struggling Teens: The Chief Rabbinate Elections Mishpacha Magazine August 9, 2013
Re'eh 5773 -- The Rebbi You Wish You Had; An Ounce of Protection Mishpacha Magazine August 2, 2013
Mashiach Did Not Arrive -- Again Mishpacha Magazine July 19, 2013
Parashas Devarim 5773 -- Enough Torah?; True Arichus Yamim Mishpacha Magazine July 12, 2013
An Apology and Rebuttal to MK Rabbi Dov Lipman Cross-Currents June 20, 2013
Mistakes Foretold -- Sadly Jerusalem Post June 19, 2013
Parashas Balak 5773 Mishpacha June 19, 2013
Yesh Atid Sets Back the Clock June 14, 2013
MK Lipman a Bad Choice to Keynote RCA Coinventio Yated Ne'eman June 12, 2013
Parashas Shlach 5773 Mishpacha Magazine June 5, 2013
Response to Jay Michaelson Jewish Forward May 28, 2013
Be'halosecha 5773 -- Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory; This Scandal Has Legs Mishpacha Magazine May 24, 2013
The Feminist Story the Media Missed at the Kotel Jerusalem Post May 17, 2013
BaMidbar 5773 -- Apology to Rabbi Ilan Feldman; Meet Richard Falk; A Shavuos Initiative Mishpacha Magazine May 10, 2013
Tazria-Metzorah 5773 -- Where Politics and Religion Should Never Mix; When Later is Better April 12, 2013
Can We Do Anything to Lessen the Hatred? Mishpacha Magazine April 4, 2013
Where the American and Israeli Torah Communities Differ March 22, 2013
VaYikra 5773 -- Israelis Seek to Fill The Black Hole of the Soul; Extraordinary Ordinary People Mishpacha Magazine March 15, 2013
Terumah 5773 -- Lapid Throws Down the Gauntlet; Do We Have an Answer; Heroes in Old Vessels Mishpacha Magazine February 15, 2013
Yisro 5773 -- Why Prosecute; The Man from Vilna Mishpacha Magazine February 1, 2013
Parashas Shemos -- A Fearful Community; Revelers Alert; Remembering Robert Bork Mishpacha Magazine January 11, 2013
The State of Kiruv Today Mishpacha Magazine January 4, 2013
The Religious Mindset Jerusalem Post, Yated Ne'eman December 29, 2012
Va'yechi 5773 -- Too Early to Celebrate; A Lesson from Senator Daniel Inouye Mishpacha Magazine December 29, 2012
Intergrating the Ba'alei Teshuva (part of a symposium) Mishpacha Magazine September 13, 2012
Ki Setzei 5772 -- Are Our Kids Ready for Marriage? Mishpacha Magazine August 29, 2012
Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, zt"l: The Reward for Diligence Jerusalem Post July 27, 2012
Parashas Devarim 5772 -- Don't Build Up by Putting Down; The Cabdriver Has the Last Word; The Tolna Rebbe on a Lack of Hakaras Hatov Mishpacha Magazine July 25, 2012
Our Own Worst Enemies Yated Ne'eman July 20, 2012
Our Own Worst Enemies Yated Ne'eman July 20, 2012
A Volunteer Army for Israel? Mishpacha Magazine (modified) June 30, 2012
Advice for the Plesner Committee: Minimize Confrontation Jerusalem Post June 22, 2012
On Writing Gadol Biographies Mishpacha Magazine June 22, 2012
Israel and Jewish Identity Mishpacha Magazine June 15, 2012
The Failure of Chareidi Advocacy (excerpt from a longer piece) Yated Ne'eman May 27, 2012
Sinai and Jewish Unity Jerusalem Post May 25, 2012
A New Coalition for Israel: It's Not Just About Us Yated Ne'eman May 18, 2012
Looking for Win-Win Jerusalem Post May 11, 2012
Acharei Mos 5772 -- Self-Confidence vs. Self-Esteem; Identity Theft Mishpacha Magazine April 25, 2012
Tazria-Metzorah 5772: The "Blue Model" and Torah Jewry; A Parenting Nugget from Rav Sheinberg, zt"l, Reset on Israel after the Elections Mishpacha Magazine April 18, 2012
Ki Tzaveh 5772 -- Obamacare and Religious Liberty; The Failure to Condemn the Crazies; Are Chareidim Accident Prone? Mishpacha Magazine February 28, 2012
Beshelach 5772 -- Titanic II and Yeridos Hadoros; A Tale of Two Bus Rides; Minority Mandate Mishpacha Magazine February 1, 2012
Ve'eira -- Why pick on tzniyus?; Beit Shemesh Metaphor Alert; Feminists against women Mishpacha Magazine January 20, 2012
My Brothers Do I Seek Jerusalem Post January 6, 2012
Va'Yigash 5772 -- Getting Out to Go Up; Hammering Hammerman Mishpacha Magazine December 30, 2011
First, let's calm down Jerusalem Post December 23, 2011
Talmud Study and the Liberal Arts Jerusalem Post November 11, 2011
The Ugly Side of Idealism Jerusalem Post; Yated Ne'eman September 29, 2011
Arichas Yomim Yated Ne'eman September 26, 2011
Balak 5771 -- The Rav-Talmid Relationship; Holding the Torah World to its Own Standards: The Limits of Hypocrisy Mishpacha Magazine July 6, 2011
Korach 5771 -- Something New, Something Old; Look Who's Dancing; Canadian Jews Change Course Mishpacha Magazine June 22, 2011
Parashas Nasso 5771 -- Why Bother Debating?; Everyone Needs a Mussar Mentor; Who's Brain Dead? Mishpacha Magazine June 18, 2011
Emor 5771 -- Whither Syria? Whither America?; No Diamond Ring for the Kallah -- Epilogue; Harvard Graduation Mussar Mishpacha Magazine May 4, 2011
Mishpacha -- Emor 5771: The Secret of Orthodox Happiness; Where Does President Peres Stand?; A Tasty Metaphor Mishpacha Magazine April 27, 2011
Happiness Can't be Pursued Jerusalem Post April 8, 2011
Parashas Metzorah 5771: President Obama's Libya Speech; The Hidden Tragedy of the Japanese Bochurim; Whose SIde is Obama On? Mishpacha Magazine April 6, 2011
VaYikra 5771 Mishpacha Magazine April 3, 2011
Tazria 5771 Mishpacha Magazine March 30, 2011
Shemini 5771 -- It's the Citizens Who Count; Why Do You Believe in G-d; Baalebatim Wanted Mishpacha Magazine March 23, 2011
Pekudei 5771 -- The Queen You Never Knew (Purim); Internet Addictions Mishpacha Magazine March 2, 2011
Some Hidden Dangers for the Chareidi Community Yated Ne'eman March 2, 2011
Va'Yakhel 5771 -- Bullying; My Son Works; Authoritarians vs. Totalitarians Mishpacha Magazine February 23, 2011
Ki SIsa 5771 -- Multiculturalism and Us; A Vision of Klal Yisrael; Double Standards and Israel Mishpacha Magazine February 19, 2011
Parashas Terumah 5771 -- Three on Kiruv and Ba'alei Teshuva February 2, 2011
Va'Yechi -- Defending Eli Yishai; How not to Explain Tragedy Mishpacha Magazine December 16, 2010
For the Sake of Klal Yisrael Jerusalem Post November 13, 2010
Va'yatzei November 12, 2010
Erev Sukkos (Mishpacha 327) Mishpacha Magazine September 20, 2010
Three on Yom Kippur Mispacha (Issue 326. Erev Yom Kippur) September 15, 2010
Mishpacha Blog 325 -- Erev Rosh Hashanah 5771 Mishpacha Magazine September 8, 2010
Fictional Haredim National Post of Canada August 4, 2010
The Price of Exclusion Mishpacha Magazine July 23, 2010
Middah K'neged Middah Mishpacha Magazine July 14, 2010
It's not what you say, but how you say it The Jerusalem Post July 9, 2010
Legal Follies Mishpacha Magazine July 7, 2010
The Court comes up empty-handed The Jerusalem Post June 25, 2010
Whither Contemplation? Mishpacha Magazine June 25, 2010
Avoiding Corruption in Shidduchim Yated Ne'eman June 18, 2010
Chanina Bni Mishpacha Magazine June 1, 2010
Mr. Klal Yisrael May 13, 2010
The Gym is Only a Metaphor Mishpacha Magazine March 17, 2010
The Gedolim Declare War on the Internet Jerusalem Post March 3, 2010
Tapping into Their Idealism Mishpacha Magazine February 14, 2010
The Power of a Communal Rav Mishpacha Magazine January 27, 2010
All in this Together Jerusalem Post January 23, 2010
Are We Asking the Right Questions/ Mishpacha Magazine January 20, 2010
Not a Zero-Sum Game Mishpacha Magazine January 6, 2010
Above All -- Don't Make a Chilul Hashem Yated Neeman December 30, 2009
Every Son Needs a "Father" Mishpacha Magazine December 23, 2009
Double Messages Mishpacha Magazine November 11, 2009
Taking Responsibility -- Part II Mishpacha Magazine November 3, 2009
Taking Responsibility -- Part II Mishpacha Magazine November 3, 2009
Confronting the Shidduch Crisis Jerusalem Post November 3, 2009
Reclaiming Control of Our Lives The Jerusalem Post September 18, 2009
Shortchanging Our Children Mishpacha Magazine September 4, 2009
Haredim and Homophobia Jerusalem Post August 21, 2009
Losing the Secular Public Mishpacha Magazine August 19, 2009
"Do You Know Where Your Boychik Is?" -- Revisited August 19, 2009
For Your Name which was desecrated Mishpacha Magazine August 5, 2009
Random Thoughts on a New Scandal Mishpacha July 29, 2009
Shooting Ourselves in the Foot -- Again Mishpacha Magazine July 24, 2009
A haredi consensus? Jerusalem Post July 24, 2009
Just Because It's the Right Thing to Do Mishpacha Magazine July 16, 2009
A Chareidi Rapprochment with Israel Jerusalem Post July 13, 2009
Those primitive haredim - yet again Jerusalem Post June 12, 2009
Many Types of Heroes Mishpacha Magazine March 31, 2009
Imagining the Unimaginable Mishpacha February 25, 2009
Some questions in search of answers Yated Ne'eman February 12, 2009
Parental Matchmaking still Works Jerusalem Post November 13, 2008
On Halacha, no Compromises Jerusalem Post May 29, 2008
Rabbi Eli Teitelbaum, zt"l: Mechanech Mishpacha April 4, 2008
Plane Lessons Mishpacha December 19, 2007
Shmita is our test of faith Jerusalem Post November 29, 2007
Are there limits to our exercise of power? Mishpacha November 23, 2007
Passion, not poison Jerusalem Post November 15, 2007
Jews and Nationhood The Jerusalem Post November 2, 2007
It's Not What the Neighbor's Say Mishpacha October 25, 2007
Haredim in absentia Jerusalem Post July 27, 2007
Chareidim Arois Mishpacha July 18, 2007
Conversion To Judaism: The Need for a Uniform Standard Jewish Press July 17, 2007
The choice is ours Mishpacha July 11, 2007
All Criticism is not the Same Yated Ne'eman March 14, 2007
Knowing our Limits Mishpacha February 7, 2007
Losing the Connection Mishpacha January 24, 2007
Shmuley Boteach doesn't get it Jerusalem Post January 23, 2007
It’s Not Just Demographics Mishpacha January 10, 2007
Impostors in hassidic garb Jerusalem Post December 18, 2006
Burning down our own neighborhood -- Reconsidered Mishpacha December 6, 2006
Givers don't absorb Mishpacha November 29, 2006
People in glass houses Maariv November 23, 2006
Eis Tzara L'Yaakov Yated Ne'eman November 22, 2006
Burning down our neighborhood Mishpacha November 22, 2006
A plague on both your houses Jerusalem Post November 16, 2006
Hypocrisy Watch Yated Ne'eman October 25, 2006
Talking nonsense about religion Jerusalem Post October 2, 2006
Overcoming the Separation Mishpacha August 2, 2006
Saving Tommy Mishpacha July 26, 2006
In Praise of Erlichkeit Mishpacha January 18, 2006
Too much insularity? Mishpacha January 5, 2006
The Hidden Costs of Poverty Mishpacha December 29, 2005
Beware of Politicians Bearing Gifts Mishpacha December 15, 2005
Cast your bread upon the waters Mishpacha September 22, 2005
Trends worth watching Mishpacha September 15, 2005
Misguided reform Mishpacha September 8, 2005
Good folks Mishpacha June 30, 2005
Machon Lev at the crossroads Mishpacha June 16, 2005
Predicting success Mishpacha May 26, 2005
Living in two worlds Mishpacha May 19, 2005
Living in Two Worlds Baltimore Jewish Times May 13, 2005
Two funerals Jerusalem Post May 6, 2005
Exercise for Life Mishpacha April 14, 2005
When a brother makes a simcha, you attend Mishpacha March 17, 2005
Portraying believers in literature Jerusalem Post March 8, 2005
Employment centers: An offer they can't refuse Mishpacha March 3, 2005
Every man a columnist Mishpacha February 24, 2005
One woman's triumph Mishpacha February 9, 2005
Leave room for the Chareidim Maariv January 5, 2005
Efforts to crush haredi society will backfire Jerusalem Post December 31, 2004
Wake-up call Jerusalem Post December 17, 2004
Proud to be Chareidi London Jewish Tribune December 15, 2004
Answering Tommy Mishpacha December 15, 2004
A Chanukah story for our times Baltimore Jewish Times December 15, 2004
Hatred breaks all protocol - again Hamodia December 8, 2004
Misreading the Chareidim Mishpacha November 17, 2004
Telling it like it isn't Jerusalem Post November 5, 2004
Blinded by the Paradigm Mishpacha October 27, 2004
Uncaring Chareidim, Indeed London Jewish Tribune October 14, 2004
SHUVU in Kfar Saba: A harbinger of things to come? Hamodia September 29, 2004
What will the neighbors say? Mishpacha August 26, 2004
Reading Rav Elyashiv Mishpacha August 18, 2004
A disease in search of a cure Mishpacha August 13, 2004
Look who's reaching out Jerusalem Post July 15, 2004
Too Chareidi? Mishpacha July 7, 2004
Two Prizes Jerusalem Post May 7, 2004
Where tumah meets tahara London Jewish Tribune May 7, 2004
A timely reminder English Mishpacha April 22, 2004
The black hole of Jewish identity London Jewish Tribune March 25, 2004
New learning framework for the frum baalebos London Jewish Tribune March 11, 2004
Two rays of light Baltimore Jewish Times February 20, 2004
Experiencing Chalishas Ha'daas Hamodia February 19, 2004
An Israel prize for Jew hatred? Jerusalem Post February 13, 2004
An Israel Prize for Wagner? London Jewish Tribune February 6, 2004
Selective sensitivity Maariv February 2, 2004
Haredi schools work Jerusalem Post December 19, 2003
This Time Justice Barak is Right Mishpacha December 11, 2003
Impure intentions The Jewish Week December 4, 2003
An odd villain Maariv November 21, 2003
The Media Assault on Large Families Hamodia November 21, 2003
A surprising school survey Mishpacha November 6, 2003
A surprising survey Jerusalem Post October 10, 2003
A new look at the Haredim Jerusalem Post September 5, 2003
History lesson Jerusalem Post August 29, 2003
Watching us with different eyes Hamodia August 27, 2003
A new take on Holocaust rescue Jerusalem Post August 15, 2003
Selective Media Maariv August 14, 2003
A historian finally acknowledges history Hamodia August 13, 2003
Different stories for different folks Jerusalem Post August 8, 2003
Sharon is angry at the rabbis Maariv July 31, 2003
Not a passing phenomenon Hamodia July 18, 2003
Dialogue can help Ma'ariv July 17, 2003
Nir can't read or do math Mishpacha July 17, 2003
Stop the demonstrations for G-d’s sake Jerusalem Post July 11, 2003
Reach out and help someone Hamodia July 11, 2003
Lupolianski's challenge Jerusalem Post June 13, 2003
Shutting the door to those who knock Jerusalem Post May 16, 2003
Selling Levi's Jerusalem Post May 2, 2003
In every generation there rises up against us . . . Jerusalem Post April 11, 2003
When "more Judaism" is worrisome Hamodia March 21, 2003
The incitement double-standard Jerusalem Post March 21, 2003
Keeping our eye on the ball Hamodia February 28, 2003
Shinui’s Trojan Horse Jerusalem Post February 28, 2003
No more illusions Mishpacha February 27, 2003
Can we talk seriously about the haredim? Jerusalem Post February 21, 2003
Dark days ahead Hamodia February 21, 2003
A Chareidi mayor for Jerusalem Mishpacha February 20, 2003
Shinui: A change for the worse Hamodia January 31, 2003
Who should be afraid of Tommy Lapid? Jerusalem Post January 24, 2003
Who’s afraid of Tommy?; Who should be afraid? Hamodia January 17, 2003
A hatred that cuts one way Hamodia January 3, 2003
Mikveh revisited Jerusalem Post November 29, 2002
Who are the real givers? Jerusalem Post November 15, 2002
A good cause can never justify forbidden means Jerusalem Post November 8, 2002
Ethical Bloopers Jerusalem Post November 1, 2002
But is it journalism? Jerusalem Post October 18, 2002
Pragmatism over purity Jerusalem Post July 26, 2002
Hatred breaks all protocol Hamodia July 17, 2002
Hatred breaks all protocol Jerusalem Post July 12, 2002
And the study of Torah is equal to them all Jerusalem Post June 28, 2002
Tafasta meruba lo tafasta (He who grabs too much grabs nothing) Hamishpacha Magazine June 7, 2002
Lessons from Sharon's big day Jerusalem Post May 31, 2002
Sharon's big day Hamodia May 28, 2002
Dogs and Haredim Keep Out Jerusalem Post May 10, 2002
No absolute immunity Jerusalem Post March 15, 2002
1,200 students study in pre-army yeshivot Jerusalem Post March 10, 2002
Yes, there is a limit to the secular public's credulity Hamodia March 8, 2002
Devaluing the term 'Jew' Hamodia March 1, 2002
Lehaim in Bnei Brak Jerusalem Post March 1, 2002
Why Chareidim will vote no to the Shabbat law Jerusalem Post Int'l Edition January 25, 2002
Shabbos, not `Shabbos-style’ Jerusalem Post January 18, 2002
Who is being selfish Baltimore Jewish Times January 18, 2002
Shabbos, not "Shabbos-style" Hamodia January 11, 2002
Hypocrisy watch Jerusalem Post November 30, 2001
Orthodox as Israel's secret weapon Jerusalem Post International Edition November 23, 2001
Obscene Comparison Baltimore Jewish Times November 2, 2001
Half the story on homosexuality Jerusalem Post September 7, 2001
A moment of truth for religious Zionism Jerusalem Post August 31, 2001
Women in combat Jerusalem Post August 24, 2001
Was the EU bilked? Jerusalem Post July 13, 2001
Preserving the lifeboat Jerusalem Post International Edition June 15, 2001
Not G-d's scorekeeper Jerusalem Post June 15, 2001
To live and die as Jews Jerusalem Post June 8, 2001
How dark is black? Jerusalem Post April 13, 2001
L'chaim in Bnei Brak Jerusalem Post International Edition February 16, 2001
The Orthodox connection Jerusalem Post January 19, 2001
Who are the baalei teshuva? Jerusalem Post October 6, 2000
By the company he keeps Jerusalem Post August 11, 2000
Women at the wall Baltimore Jewish Times August 4, 2000
No strike at Laniado Jerusalem Post July 21, 2000
Arson in Ramot Baltimore Jewish Times July 14, 2000
Arson in Ramot Jerusalem Post June 30, 2000
The feminine mystique Jerusalem Post June 23, 2000
The cure for Jewish divorce: no more marriage Jerusalem Post June 2, 2000
Who should be embarrassed Jerusalem Post May 12, 2000
Greeting the pope Jerusalem Post March 24, 2000
Double Wrong Baltimore Jewish Times March 17, 2000
Prayer power Jerusalem Post February 19, 2000
Of ostriches and cavemen Jerusalem Post January 21, 2000
No grinch here Baltimore Jewish Times January 7, 2000
What Happened? Baltimore Jewish Times November 5, 1999
Are haredim lousy parents? Jerusalem Post November 5, 1999
Who really cares Jerusalem Post October 22, 1999
Turbine controversy [II] Jerusalem Post September 3, 1999
Of turbines and power Jerusalem Post August 20, 1999
A look at the bright side Jerusalem Post June 4, 1999
It ain't easy being haredi Jerusalem Post May 28, 1999
Get a hold of yourself Jerusalem Post March 5, 1999
Those ornery Orthodox: Myth and reality Jerusalem Post January 22, 1999
Another vision of leadership Jerusalem Post January 1, 1999
Back to school Jerusalem Post September 4, 1998
Seffi's asses Jerusalem Post August 7, 1998
Why the haredim are Right Jerusalem Post June 26, 1998
A 'Shtadlan' for our times Jerusalem Post May 22, 1998
A moment of silence Jerusalem Post April 29, 1998
Teach your children Jerusalem Post March 27, 1998
Not quite so fast Jerusalem Post March 13, 1998
Of yuppies and haredim Jerusalem Post February 20, 1998
Are yeshiva students dumb? Jerusalem Post January 2, 1998
Haredim in the zoo Jerusalem Post August 22, 1997
The toad that won't disappear Jerusalem Post July 11, 1997
The final exile of Jews among Jews Jerusalem Post July 4, 1997
Spooked by the Haredim Jerusalem Post May 23, 1997

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