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Do Me a Favor

  • November 27, 2019

Rabbi Ariel Ovadia “I would like you to do us a favor, though” — are what triggered the House impeachment inquiry that has imperiled his presidency. DID PRESIDENT TRUMP commit bribery? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leveled this accusation this month,…

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Royal Treatment

  • November 21, 2019

Reciting a Beracha upon seeing Royalty By Ariel Ovadia Recently, a gala fundraising dinner was held in New York by the Orthodox Jewish community, to benefit President Trump’s upcoming election campaign. When the president arrived, a participant rose to the…

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Holding the Puppet Masters of Terror Accountable

  • November 14, 2019

President Trump recently reported on the elimination of arch terrorist, Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, and the world responded with a sigh of relief. Although Baghdadi was guilty of murder, torture and assorted depravities, he was targeted in…

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Guaranteed Credit: Arvus and Honor

  • September 5, 2019

The Value of Credibility  By: Rabbi Tzvi Price One of the aspects of the study of Choshen Mishpat that makes it so extraordinary, is the way in which it combines razor-sharp logic and strict legalism, with the swirling emotion and…

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Playfighting: I Cancelled My Playgroup Slot

  • August 28, 2019

By: Rav Baruch Meir Levine                                                      This past year, right after Tu’bshvat, I signed up my daughter in a playgroup next to my home, for the coming school year. Now it turns out that we will be moving to a…

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Eric Garner: A Police Force to be Reckoned With

  • August 22, 2019

Are Police Above the Law? Rabbi Micha Cohn On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner died in the New York City borough of Staten Island after Daniel Pantaleo, a New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer, put him in a chokehold while arresting him, and was subsequently…

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A Rebbe’s Retirement

  • August 15, 2019

A Rebbe’s Retirement Severance Pay By: Rav Baruch Meir Levine After being a rebbe for over 20 years at a local elementary school, a rebbe is retiring at the end of this year. The administration was financially very supportive over…

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Back Out Camping:

  • August 8, 2019

When your summer plans change part II Rabbi Boruch Meir Levin, shlit”a;  Dayan Bais HaVaad When parents wish to opt out of a camp they enrolled their child in, the first thing to do is try and determine if the…

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