Author: Mark (Moishe) Bane

Time to Grow Up

How can we search for God when do not have the time or energy to search for ourselves?

The Anatomy of Unholy Alliances

To what extent can we associate with institutions that seek to advance a form of Judaism that is antagonistic to our central life’s purpose?

An Encounter With One’s Self

The strange and challenging period of Covid-19 sequestering is an unprecedented opportunity to discover aspects of ourselves in ways that are almost never available.

Can We Survive Community Harmony?

We must ask: Does the lack of strife among American Orthodoxy reflect brotherly love and respect or does it signify a sense of alienation and detachment?

The Power and Perils of Orthodox Lite

Multiple approaches to Orthodox life have always existed. Occasionally, however, an approach to observant Judaism, though not ideal, is introduced to ensure the preservation of Torah observance.

On Tolerance and Intolerance

The challenge we confront as individuals, and as a community, is to discern when and how to apply the values of tolerance and intolerance appropriately.

You Need To Choose To Choose

We can embrace making choices, or we can allow our personality, experiences and environment (complemented by a good measure of inertia) to predetermine our choices. Clearly, choosing to choose, and investing the proper thought and energy into the choices we make, is a threshold step to being a Torah...