Life

Orthodoxy’s Infrastructure: A Product of Selfish Generosity

October 3, 2013, by

A community’s culture and infrastructure are, of course, correlated. The three most dominant influences shaping American Orthodox culture, and thereby the community’s infrastructure, are the Torah tradition, the community’s recognition of being a people in exile (Golus), and the American personality and ethic.

An Anonymous Struggle

October 2, 2013, by

The heartbreaking story of an anonymous woman’s struggle with a mystery disease and her desire to have another child.

I Didn’t Love My Wife When We Got Married

October 2, 2013, by

Like most Hasidic Jews, our dating period lasted a very short time. After two months, we were engaged and three months after that, we were married. This fire was burning in me: I was in love…. But then we got married, and everything changed.

Judaism in South Africa

September 16, 2013, by

Stephen Savitsky talks with Rabbi Warren Goldstein, chief rabbi of South Africa, about his thriving Jewish community and the unique challenges they face.