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With significant state budget cuts looming ahead, local Agudath Israel leaders met with State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) to discuss how the cuts will affect the Orthodox community. “Skelos is one of the top three individuals making the decision on the budget,” Rabbi Yonah Feinstein said. “Our concern is the yeshivas and community organizations and these are all constitutionally approved services.” Rabbi Feinstein of Agudat Israel organized a March 6 community breakfast for Skelos. more
By The Jewish Star staff Issue of August 21, 2009 / 1 Elul 5769 The Orthodox Union and Agudath Israel have submitted a ‘friend of the court’ brief to the New York State Appellate Division … more
Opinion — Right Angle Issue of Feb. 20, 2009 / 26 Shevat 5769 Anyone who raised an eyebrow at charges that the “Hekhsher Tzedek” kosher-certification initiative … more
Recently I was privileged to participate in a student-group organized panel presentation at Yeshiva University … more
The President-elect once bought a home whose deed prohibited its resale or rental to Jews. He had associations with a number of … more
A New York tabloid recently mocked the Bush White House. No news there; ‘tis the season, so to speak. The fodder for this … more
In its purest form, the human spirit of inquiry is a holy thing. According to the renowned 12th century Jewish thinker Maimonides, … more
The weeks before a presidential election provide spiritual fodder for the week between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Throughout political campaigns, … more
One of the most compelling factors to ponder when considering the veracity of Jewish religious tradition is something … more
Occam’s Razor requires us to explain a fact or set of facts in the least complicated way. … more
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