Describing how the yetzer hora has elected to fight today’s unprecedented level of Torah study by dimming the beauty and allure of yiddishkeit, Rabbi Wallerstein told of his own interactions with teens. ’ I have never, in thousands of kids, been answered ‘yiddishkeit is beautiful,’ not once.“I’m not talking about kids at risk,” exhorted Rabbi Wallerstein. It’s rules, it’s a way to connect to Hashem a lot of different answers.By Sandy Eller The Jewish community has a solid reputation for being exceptionally giving and caring.Numerous organizations have cropped up over the years for tending to the needs of the sick, the impoverished, the mentally challenged, the special-needs population, and others.“I called my Rebbi, in Israel, Rabbi Gamliel Rabinovich, who told me to make a machaa, a public statement saying that I am completely against this.
Noted lecturer Rabbi Zechariah Wallerstein, founder and director of Ohr Naava, told VIN News that when the gay marriage bill was passed into law, he began to wonder if the time had come to leave the country, given a medrash that states that there can be no shemira in a place where gay rights are legally sanctioned.
Understanding that children of divorce are often scarred for life, Frum Divorce was created two-and-a-half years ago to give divorced parents and children hope and guide them through their new reality.
“A sad or a broken parent can’t be a good parent,” said Benny Rogosnitzky of Frum Divorce.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ - In a fiery speech delivered on Sunday at the 91st Agudah convention at the Hilton in Woodcliffe Lake, NJ, Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein took today’s education system to task for not meeting the many challenges facing today’s generation and for their failure to imbue children with a love of Torah and yiddishkeit.
Pointing the finger of blame squarely at our current leadership, Askumim, and community leaders, Rabbi Wallerstein spoke candidly, passionately and at times forcefully on difficult issues that most have been afraid to vocalize publicly.
220 participants from 102 organizations gathered last week in Newark, New Jersey for a groundbreaking conference addressing some of the most sensitive topics affecting the Orthodox Jewish community: risk, trauma and abuse.