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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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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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Halachic Perspectives On Democracy

  • July 24, 2019

With the recent demonstrations in Hong Kong protesting the Chinese government, this week’s article will focus on the right (or duty) of revolution, and explore some of the halachic perspectives on democracy. The Right (Or Duty) Of Revolution A strikingly…

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