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The (Almost) Perfect Husband; The Dignity of the Ordinary Mishpacha Magazine September 13, 2017
How Can We Thrive Despite Moral Anarchy? Mishpacha Magazine September 6, 2017
What Will Cure Us? Mishpacha Magazine August 30, 2017
Making Jews Great; Positive Parenting Mishpacha Magazine August 23, 2017
The Slow Death of Europe; Summer Vacation Mishpacha Magazine August 15, 2017
The Clueless West Yated Ne'eman July 21, 2017
Hurray; What about the Right to Live? Mishpacha Magazine July 21, 2017
The New Secular Orthodoxy Mishpacha Magazine July 14, 2017
Reflections on the Harvard Rescissions; Only One Mission Mishpacha Magazine June 23, 2017
Out of the Mouths of Scientists Mishpacha Magazine June 16, 2017
Politics when there is no future Yated Neeman June 9, 2017
Why Donald Trump is President; Chaverim Means Being Connected Mishpacha Magazine June 9, 2017
Whither the Adults?; Rabbi Shlomo Pappenheim, zt"l Mishpacha Magazine May 12, 2017
Drawing Our Fellow Jews Close: Beware of High Places Mishpacha Magazine May 5, 2017
Two Paths to Geulah Mishpacha Magazine April 28, 2017
Pushing Death Mishpacha Magazine April 21, 2017
Political Correctness Where it Hurts Most -- the IDF; Rav Moshe's Tears Mishpacha Magazine March 31, 2017
Politics Isn't Everything Yated Ne'eman February 17, 2017
Helping Us Speak to Hashem: A Full and Complete Soul Mishpacha Magazine February 10, 2017
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -- Failed Prophet Mishpacha Magazine January 27, 2017
Still Waters Run Deep: Not All Unintended Consequences are Bad Mishpacha Magazine December 16, 2016
Knowing What You Don't Know; Preventing Needless Deaths Mishpacha Magazine December 2, 2016
Some Random Thoughts the Day After Mishpacha Magazine November 18, 2016
First, Look Inside: Even the Corrections Need Corrections; Chareidim Live Longer Mishpacha Magazine August 26, 2016
The Vision of Avraham Jerusalem Post August 19, 2016
Strength from Love; The Gulag Comes to Houston Mishpacha Magazine August 12, 2016
The Limits of Nostalgia; Oops! Mishpacha Magazine August 5, 2016
Rabbi Levenstein's Important Message Jerusalem Post, Yated Ne'eman August 5, 2016
Two on National Sovereignty; The Delight of English Spoken Well Jerusalem Post, Mishpacha Magazine July 15, 2016
Too BIg to Jail; A Rare Ability to Reconsider Mishpacha Magazine July 15, 2016
Britons Reclaim Their Liberty Yated Ne'eman June 30, 2016
The Shooting of Harambe and Us: Not All Minorities are the Same Mishpacha Magazine June 17, 2016
Talmud Torah -- It's Also a Mitzvah; The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown Down Mishpacha Magazine June 8, 2016
Watch Out Theorists Ahead Yated Ne'eman June 3, 2016
Ariel's Final Gift Mishpacha Magazine June 1, 2016
Thoughts on Bogie's Departure; The Ability to Really Hear Mishpacha Magazine May 27, 2016
Women of the Wall Revealed; Both Parties are Cracking Up Mishpacha Magazine May 20, 2016
Whither Common Sense? Jerusalem Post May 13, 2016
Remembering the Yaldei Teheran; Justice Antonin Scalia Mishpacha Magazine March 26, 2016
The First Klal Perspectives Shabbaton March 11, 2016
Trumpism and What it Says About Us Yated Ne'eman March 11, 2016
Euphoria: It's Coming to Me Mishpacha Magazine March 4, 2016
What I Took Away from the Speech; Case Closed Mishpacha Magazine February 12, 2016
Zuroff Redux Mishpacha Magazine February 5, 2016
Mismatch Theory Made Easy Mishpacha Magazine January 7, 2016
Maximizing Torah: What's the Calculation? Mishpacha Magazine December 17, 2015
Political Correctness Kills Mishpacha Magazine December 17, 2015
Empowering Parents; Everything is Inscribed Mishpacha Magazine December 11, 2015
Respect the Commitment; To Get Along, Listen, Learn Tanach for Ezra Mishpacha Magazine December 2, 2015
High-Priced Kindergartens Mishpacha Magazine November 23, 2015
Reb Elya Lopian on the Shidduch Crisis; Progressivism Distilled Mishpacha Magazine October 16, 2015
Aim High But Not Too High; Finding Common Ground Mishpacha Magazine August 21, 2015
The End of an Era: A Course for Chareidi MKs Mishpacha Magazine July 31, 2015
Profiles in Courage Anyone?; Insecurity Forever Mishpacha Magazine July 24, 2015
For What Was the Land Lost? Jerusalem Post July 24, 2015
Who Appointed Justice Kennedy Philosopher King? Mishpacha Magazine July 10, 2015
Campus Thought Control Yated Neeman July 10, 2015
Israel Led the Way -- Sadly Yated Ne'eman July 3, 2015
A Model Shul; The Basis of the Mesorah: Parents Worthy of Trust Mishpacha Magazine June 21, 2015
Erev Shavuos -- Holding On in a World Gone Mad Mishpacha Magazine May 15, 2015
Behar 5775 -- Because I Chose to Be: Shemurah for Shmirah; The War on Religions -- Part III Mishpacha Magazine May 8, 2015
Parashas Emor 5775 - Mishpacha Magazine May 1, 2015
Progressives at the Poker Table Mishpacha Magazine April 24, 2015
RFRA Battles and Us Mishpacha Magazine April 17, 2015
Parashas Tzav 5775 -- Ideological Purity vs. Practical Consequences Mishpacha Magazine March 27, 2015
What Brian Williams Teaches Us Mishpacha Magazine February 19, 2015
Parashas Bo -- Yes, Change is Possible; The Advantages of Being a Minority Mishpacha Magazine January 23, 2015
Parachas Veyechi 5775 -- Remaining Bnei Torah after Kollel; Another Nail in the Coffin Mishpacha Magazine January 2, 2015
Parashas Ve'yeira 5775 -- Don't Do It, Dr. Emanuel; Peres's Folly Mishpacha Magazine November 25, 2014
Parashas Chayei Sarah 5775 -- False Humanization; Judgment Rendered Mishpacha Magazine November 19, 2014
Race Relations Regress under Obama Mishpacha Magazine October 25, 2014
Parashas Nitzavim 5774 -- Living with Emunah; School News Mishpacha Magazine September 19, 2014
Ki Savo 5774 -- A Connection to Torah for All; A Little Context Please Mishpacha Magazine September 12, 2014
Parashas Shoftim 5774 -- Wanted: A New Mussar Movement; Nothing Like a Compliment Mishpacha Magazine August 27, 2014
Parashas Devarim -- Who Believes in Mermaids?; Acts of Kindness, Great and Small August 1, 2014
Parashas Pinchas -- Our Debt to Eyal, Naftali, and Gil-ad; Blessed are the Critics July 11, 2014
Parashas Korach 5774 -- A Prediction Fulfilled --Sadly: Marriage: Not to be Taken for Granted Mishpacha Magazine June 18, 2014
Parshas Beha'aloscha -- The Uses and Misuses of Mortality; The Power of Seemingly Small Messages Mishpacha Magazine June 11, 2014
Holocaust Denial is Not a Debate Topic Yated Neeman May 23, 2014
Yes, Poverty is a Problem Yated Neeman May 16, 2014
Connecting to the Jewish Story Jerusalem Post May 15, 2014
Rashi Was Right Jerusalem Post May 2, 2014
The Death of Free Speech on Campus Yated Neeman May 2, 2014
Kedoshim 5774 -- Taking the Reins of Torah Leadership; Who Wants to be Like Us?; Upshlugged, Happily Mishpacha Magazine April 25, 2014
Paul Ryan Racist Yated Neeman April 4, 2014
Shemini 5744 -- Dangerous Compartmentalization Mishpacha Magazine March 22, 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
Why Would Anyone Care Who Yair Netanyahu is Dating? CNN On-liine February 6, 2014
Parashas Yisro 5774 -- Data, Not Anecdotes: My Mother for Always Mishpacha Magazine January 17, 2014
Parashas Bo 5774 Mishpacha Magazine January 3, 2014
VaYeishev 5774 November 22, 2013
VaYishlach 5774 Mishpacha Magazine November 15, 2013
The Wheels Fall Off the Obamacare Bus Yated Ne'eman November 8, 2013
Chaye Sarah 5774 -- Some Good News for a Change; Who is a Racist? Mishpacha Magazine October 25, 2013
Erev Yom Kippur 5774 -- Kavod Shomayim or Public Relations? Mishpacha Magazine September 13, 2013
Erev Rosh Hashanah 5774 Mishpacha Magazine September 3, 2013
Elul is Almost Gone Jerusalem Post, Yated Ne'eman (slightly different version) August 23, 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
Parashas Devarim 5773 -- Enough Torah?; True Arichus Yamim Mishpacha Magazine July 12, 2013
Parashas Mattos-Massai 5773 -- Loss of Depth; Amongst His People Mishpacha Magazine July 5, 2013
Mistakes Foretold -- Sadly Jerusalem Post 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
Eternity Envy Jerusalem Post May 31, 2013
The Feminist Story the Media Missed at the Kotel Jerusalem Post May 17, 2013
The Price of Blindness Jerusalem Post May 3, 2013
Acharei Mos-Kedoshim: Intimations of Mortality: Margaret Thatcher: Philo-Semite Mishpacha Magazine April 19, 2013
Sincerity is Not Enough Jerusalem Post, Yated Ne'eman April 19, 2013
Tazria-Metzorah 5773 -- Where Politics and Religion Should Never Mix; When Later is Better April 12, 2013
Letting Go of Hatred Jerusalem Post March 29, 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
VaYakel-Pekudei 5773 Mishpacha Magazine March 8, 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
Beware the Goodists Jerusalem Post November 16, 2012
Bereishis 5773 -- Mary Sue Needs a Job, Not Just Our Sympathy; Time for an All-Out War Mishpacha Magazine October 12, 2012
Parashas Va'Yeilech -- Out of My Element: A Glowing Chassan Mishpacha Magazine September 20, 2012
Ki Setzei 5772 -- Are Our Kids Ready for Marriage? Mishpacha Magazine August 29, 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
Kedoshim 5772 -- CBS's Journalistic Malpractice; It's Hard to Say Thank You Mishpacha Magazine May 2, 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
Erev Pesach 5772 -- True Independence; Are These Not Jewish Children?; An Apt Comparison Mishpacha Magazine April 6, 2012
Parashas Tzav -- Tragedy in Toulouse; Fairness for Some Mishpacha Magazine March 31, 2012
The Loss of Civic Virtue and its Consequences Jerusalem Post March 16, 2012
It's Not About the Internet; It's About Us Mishpacha Magazine March 7, 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
Bo 5772 -- Israeli Supreme Court Affirms Self-Preservation; Defeating the Terrorists Within; Comrades-in-Arms Mishpacha Magazine January 25, 2012
Ve'eira -- Why pick on tzniyus?; Beit Shemesh Metaphor Alert; Feminists against women Mishpacha Magazine January 20, 2012
Va'Yechi 5772 -- Learning from Shimon and Levi; If They Can Mention G-d, Why Can't We Mishpacha Magazine January 4, 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
False Zealotry and its Vicitims Mishpacha Magazine December 21, 2011
Va'yetzei 5772 -- Are We Viewing the Past through Rose-Colored Glasses?; When a Tzaddik Leave the City Mishpacha Magazine November 30, 2011
Talmud Study and the Liberal Arts Jerusalem Post November 11, 2011
Can We Talk Honestly? Jerusalem Post August 5, 2011
Pinchos 5771 -- The Emptiness is Total; Modern Greeks; Sarah Can Write Mishpacha Magazine July 13, 2011
Balak 5771 -- The Rav-Talmid Relationship; Holding the Torah World to its Own Standards: The Limits of Hypocrisy Mishpacha Magazine July 6, 2011
Parashas Nasso 5771 -- Why Bother Debating?; Everyone Needs a Mussar Mentor; Who's Brain Dead? Mishpacha Magazine June 18, 2011
Shelach 5771 -- Don't Judge a Parent by the Child: Follow the Money; "Pro-Israel J Street's Interesting Friends; Too Old to Fight Mishpacha Magazine June 15, 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
Pesach: the Gift of the Future Jerusalem Post April 17, 2011
Acharie Mos/Pesach 5771 -- Why Did Goldstone Retract: No Diamond Ring for the Kallah; Mishpacha Magazine April 13, 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
Tzav 5771 -- Three on Adar Mishpacha Magazine March 9, 2011
Pekudei 5771 -- The Queen You Never Knew (Purim); Internet Addictions Mishpacha Magazine 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
Hard Cases Make Bad Law Jerusalem Post February 18, 2011
Bo 5771 -- A Closed Mouth and a Blind Eye: Jonathan Pollard Mishpacha Magazine January 5, 2011
Is Criminalizing Holocaust Denial Wise Jerusalem Post, Yated Ne'eman December 16, 2010
MiKeitz -- TSA pat-downs, abdicating parents, bureaucratic favoritism Mishpacha Magazine November 30, 2010
Va'yatzei November 12, 2010
Toldos 5771 Mishpacha November 3, 2010
A Double Standard for Islam Jerusalem Post, Yated Ne'eman October 29, 2010
Mishpacha Blog 325 -- Erev Rosh Hashanah 5771 Mishpacha Magazine September 8, 2010
Mishpacha Blog 324 -- Parashas Nitzavim-Vayeleich Mishpacha Magazine September 1, 2010
Not Just a Question of Tolerance Mishpacha Magazine August 11, 2010
The Price of Exclusion Mishpacha Magazine July 23, 2010
The Trouble with Lawyers Yated Ne'eman July 21, 2010
It's not what you say, but how you say it The Jerusalem Post July 9, 2010
The Court comes up empty-handed The Jerusalem Post June 25, 2010
Whither Contemplation? Mishpacha Magazine June 25, 2010
Preliminary reflections on politics and religion Mishpacha Magazine June 18, 2010
Avoiding Corruption in Shidduchim Yated Ne'eman June 18, 2010
Confronting the Zeitgeist Head-On The Jerusalem Post June 11, 2010
First the Facts; Then the Solutions Mishpacha Magazine March 5, 2010
The Gedolim Declare War on the Internet Jerusalem Post March 3, 2010
Tapping into Their Idealism Mishpacha Magazine February 14, 2010
An Immoral Enemy Receives its Comeuppance Yated Ne'eman February 7, 2010
The Power of a Communal Rav Mishpacha Magazine January 27, 2010
Are We Asking the Right Questions/ Mishpacha Magazine January 20, 2010
One More Worry Mishpacha Magazine January 1, 2010
Tiger and Us Jerusalem Post December 24, 2009
Double Messages Mishpacha Magazine November 11, 2009
Taking Responsibility -- Part I Mishpacha Magazine October 25, 2009

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