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The controversial former chief editor of The Jewish Press interviews fighters and firebrands in the political and cultural battlefields.

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The controversial former chief editor of The Jewish Press interviews fighters and firebrands in the political and cultural battlefields.

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Is Yeshiva University a Torah Institution?

4/6/2024
Yeshiva University has a long history of tolerating extreme left-wing views and activities on campus (while showing little tolerance for extreme right-wing views). To cite just two examples: It employed a transgender professor for 15 years and continues to employ a Bible(!) professor who advocates ignoring the Torah's views on homosexuality. Can YU therefore continue to call itself a Torah institution? Jonathan Gross, formerly a rabbi in Omaha, Nebraska (who sold chametz to Warren Buffett), and today a civil rights attorney, joins the program to discuss this question. Books by Rabbi Jonathan Gross: AI Vey: Jewish Thoughts on Thinking Machines Values Investing: An Omaha Rabbi Learns Torah From Warren Buffett One of the books YU banned from its Seforim Sale: Kahane on the Parsha: Over 100 Divrei Torah on War, Faith, and the Future of the Jewish State The subject of Elliot Resnick's canceled lecture: America First: The Story of Sol Bloom, the Most Powerful Jew in Congress During the Holocaust

Duration:00:35:54

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How to Raise Children

3/21/2024
When you speak to young children, end your sentences with a period, not a question mark. So advises Mrs. Rebecca Masinter, a mother of six and the author of a weekly parenting column based on the parsha. (She's also a great-great niece of Reb Elyah Lopian.) Among her other pieces of advice: Project confidence in front of your children, don't be afraid to be different, trust your intuition, hold off on the cell phone, and don't rush to bring you kid to an "expert." You're the expert when it comes to your child, she argues. Mrs. Masinter's website: www.mothersguidance.com Book mentioned in the interview: Bad Therapy: Why the Kids Aren't Growing Up

Duration:00:41:45

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Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch on Christianity and Non-Jews

2/25/2024
Is Christianity an enemy of Judaism or its "daughter religion"? Rabbi Dr. Moshe Miller, a professor at Touro College, discusses his new book on the views of Rav Yaakov Emden, Rav Yaakov Ettlinger, Rav Esriel Hildesheimer, and Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch on non-Jews and Christianity. Rabbi Miller's book: Samson Raphael Hirsch's Universalism and the German-Jewish Quest for Emancipation

Duration:00:40:47

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Candace Owens

2/20/2024
Is Candace Owens an anti-Semite? Should we be joining the name-calling brigade? Do we want to destroy a force for good over one issue? Does calling people anti-Semitic accomplish anything, even when we're right? book mentioned in the episode: America First: The Story of Sol Bloom, the Most Powerful Jew in Congress During the Holocaust

Duration:00:14:34

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Why Are Modern Orthodox Kids Going Off the Derech?

2/11/2024
Avi Ciment – a proud Modern Orthodox Jew, inspirational speaker, and son of the first Shomer Shabbos mayor in America – diagnoses some of the problems in his own community. Among the issues he addresses: texting on Shabbos, homosexuality, talking in shul, and the divine authorship of the Torah. Avi Ciment's book: Real Questions, Real Answers

Duration:00:30:58

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YU's Seforim Sale Bans Kahane – Again!

2/7/2024
In wake of the horrific attacks of Oct. 7, more and more people regret not paying closer attention to the warnings of Rabbi Meir Kahane. But not YU. In a stunning display of intolerance and vindictiveness, its Seforim Sale is once again categorically refusing to sell Kahane on the Parsha. Write to its CEO, Yosef Silver, to protest: ysilver@TheSeforimSale.com. Buy the banned book here: Kahane on the Parsha Also banned: Revolution or Referendum Uncomfortable Questions for Comfortable Jews

Duration:00:18:24

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Encouraging Divorce and Disobeying Chazal

1/28/2024
Chazal advocate early marriage and frown upon divorce. Yet, several so-called frum organizations and community leaders are now discouraging early marriage and encouraging divorce. Rabbi Hillel Handler – a longtime activist who testified in Congress in support of the nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court in 1987 – addresses this scandal.

Duration:00:34:21

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Want to Make Millions? Wear a Yarmulke

1/14/2024
A popular corporate speaker who once caught Bill Gates' attention when he refused to lecture on Shabbos, Kivi Bernhard is the son of a distinguished South African rabbi, a judo medalist, and the author of Leopardology: The Hunt for Profit in a Tough Global Economy. He's also a proud Jew, which has helped him become a highly successful businessman.

Duration:00:40:01

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Frum Jewry and the Holocaust – Part II

12/28/2023
Did frum Jews – and rabbanim – in America fail their brethren during the Holocaust? Yes, according to Zalman Alpert, a longtime reference librarian at Yeshiva University and an expert on the topic. In this wide-ranging interview, Alpert discusses the Holocaust, Lubavitch, unfortunate developments at YU, self-hating Jews, the rise of "sectarianism," and more. book mentioned in the interview: America First: The Story of Sol Bloom, the Most Powerful Jew in Congress During the Holocaust – by Elliot Resnick

Duration:00:38:13

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Frum Jewry and the Holocaust – Part I

12/24/2023
Did frum Jews – and rabbanim – in America fail their brethren during the Holocaust? Yes, according to Zalman Alpert, a longtime reference librarian at Yeshiva University and an expert on the topic. In this wide-ranging interview, Alpert discusses the Holocaust, Lubavitch, unfortunate developments at YU, self-hating Jews, the rise of "sectarianism," and more.

Duration:00:41:19

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A Liberal College Turns Conservative in Florida

12/7/2023
It sounds too good to be true, but New College, a woke institution of higher learning in Florida, is in the process of becoming conservative/classically liberal thanks to Governor Ron DeSantis. Can this be just the first of similar transformations around the country? Bruce Abramson, PhD – the author of several books and New College's recently-hired dean of admissions – thinks so. He also believes that the new New College is a perfect fit for motivated Jewish students looking for an intellectually curious pro-Israel campus.

Duration:00:25:29

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What to Do About Anti-Semitism

11/23/2023
What can we do about the recent rise in anti-Semitism? Clearly the growth of America's Muslim population isn't helping matters (it's doubled since 9/11 thanks to our immigration policies), but no one seems interested in tackling this issue. So will the problem get worse? Do Jews even belong in America? Dov Hikind, founder of Americans Against Antisemitism, addresses these questions and more. guest's website: https://americansaa.org.

Duration:00:23:20

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Can Kach Make a Comeback?

11/9/2023
Israel needs a Kach prime minister now more than ever. So is there a movement to lift the ban of Kach? Yekutiel Ben-Yaakov – who served as chief of operations for Rabbi Meir Kahane (and his son) – says no such movement currently exists, but he argues that it may be unnecessary. Circumstances are pushing Israelis into seeking Kahane-like solutions almost against their will, he says. Revolution or Referendum – Rabbi Kahane's last book Kahane on the Parsha

Duration:00:27:40

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Give War a Chance

11/2/2023
What's the object of war? Should America care about Israel's war against Hamas? Do we want it involved? Should Israel target Arab civilians? How innocent are civilians after all? Listen to an interesting array of arguments and quotes from such people as the Netziv, Rabbi Meir Kahane, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, William Tecumseh Sherman, and Winston Churchill.

Duration:00:14:32

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Reduce Gaza to Rubble?

10/26/2023
Should Israel reduce Gaza to rubble? Reestablish Gush Katif? Kick the Arabs out? Rabbi Ben Packer – director of the Jerusalem Heritage House and co-director of Young Jewish Conservatives – discusses these questions and more. Rabbi Ben Packer's Facebook page Arutz 7 article by Elliot Resnick

Duration:00:21:59

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How to Win a War

10/19/2023
Since Israel virtually worships America, why not learn from America how to win a war? The U.S. last won a decisive military victory when Japan surrendered to it on September 2, 1945, leading to 80 years of peace between the two countries. Not a bad outcome. So how did America do it? I explain in this episode. "How to Win a War" – by Elliot Resnick

Duration:00:07:23

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What Would Rabbi Meir Kahane Do?

10/12/2023
Destroy Hamas? Obliterate Gaza? Kill civilians? What would Rabbi Meir Kahane do if he were alive and prime minister today? Shmuel Sackett and Lenny Goldberg – two students of Rabbi Kahane and prominent personalities in their own right – answer this question in two no-holds barred interviews.

Duration:00:48:46

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Redak, Ralbag, Ramban & More

9/26/2023
Can mefarshim argue with Chazal? Was a manuscript from the Rambam's son really lying in a library unnoticed for 700 years? Why does the Ralbag say Hashem doesn't know the future? Rabbi Yonatan Kolatch – a longtime educator and author of three excellent books on the mefarshei HaChumash – discusses these fascinating questions and more. Masters of the Word, Vol. 1 – by Rabbi Yonatan Kolatch Masters of the Word, Vol. 2 – by Rabbi Yonatan Kolatch Masters of the Word, Vol. 3 – by Rabbi Yonatan Kolatch

Duration:00:44:32

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Helping Black-Hat Jews Make Aliyah

9/8/2023
Moving to Israel is a Zionist ideal. It's also a Torah imperative. But black-hat (or "yeshivish") Jews often approach this imperative sans all the halachic zeal and stringency that they normally bring to Torah instructions. Rabbi Yoel Berman – a member of the yeshiva world himself – is associated with several organizations devoted to making the Torah case for moving to Israel as well as helping black-hat Jews find their place in the Holy Land. Rabbi Berman argues that many of the practical reasons black-hat Jews used to offer for not moving to Israel simply no longer apply. Living in the Land: Firsthand Accounts From Bnei Torah and Their Families lifeintheland.com www.aviraderetzyisroel.org

Duration:00:28:41

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I Was Canceled By SawYouAtSinai

8/31/2023
Yes, you read that correctly. An Orthodox dating website decided that I am not worthy of getting married due to my participation in the events of January 6. People who subscribe to heresy and openly violate Torah laws can be set up by the matchmakers on SawYouAtSinai, but I cannot. I was informed on Monday that I've been banned from the site. The frum world is beginning to embrace cancel culture and won't turn back unless we speak up now. To protest, e-mail: support@sawyouatsinai.com and marc@sawyouatsinai.com (Marc Goldmann is the company's CEO) If you wish to protest Ami Magazine canceling me in 2021, e-mail: rabbi@amimagazine.com and info@amimagazine.com.

Duration:00:12:26