The Freundel scandal isn’t the first time we’ve heard of a rabbi exploiting his power over converts, Eliyahu Fink writes. We’re all responsible for allowing this to happen again.
If Jews want to use their phones on Shabbos, we haven’t made observance meaningful enough. Increase the payoff of observance, and a new app will be obsolete, Eliyahu Fink argues.
Orthodoxy should stop going down the rabbit hole of Talmudic reasoning and should focus on the broader message to the world. That’s an unexpected lesson from the poet Maya Angelou.
Donald Sterling’s racist rant was disgusting. But the L.A. Clippers owner wasn’t lying about Israeli racism: Too often, white Jews do treat black Jews poorly, writes Eliyahu Fink.
What is the lesson of the story that a Jewish passenger skipped doomed Malaysia Airlines flight on Shabbat? Nothing, says Eliyahu Fink, if we take our precepts seriously.