By Joseph Telushkin
Letter | Critique of Haggadah is offensive and irrational
To the editor: The Forward recently published a review by Jay Michaelson of “The Rational Passover Haggadah” by Dennis Prager. As the editor of this Haggadah, which Dr. Michaelson proclaims contains “idiotic, arrogant pronouncements… on almost every page,” I feel duty bound to respond, both to protect Dennis Prager and myself, as the editor, from…
The Rebbe’s Big Idea
(JTA) — Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, was inarguably the most well-known rabbi since Moses Maimonides. Hundreds of prominent rabbinic figures have lived in the intervening 800 years since Maimonides died. But how many can be named before an audience of Jews from the United States, Israel, France or the former Soviet…
He Who Could Command Legions of the Faithful
It often occurred to me when Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson was alive, that he was the one person, aside from the Israeli prime minister and the Israeli military’s chief of staff, who commanded a Jewish army. Who else in Jewish life could instruct a young man or a young couple to go to a specific…
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