Haskel Lookstein

Israeli Chief Rabbinate Rejects Conversion Performed By NY's Haskel Lookstein

06/24/2016 - 09:43

The Israeli Chief Rabbinate has deemed invalid a conversion performed by Haskel Lookstein, one of America’s most prominent modern Orthodox rabbis.

Rabbi Haskel Lookstein speaks to the media after a fire damaged the synagogue in 2011. JTA

Ramaz Taps An Outsider, Eric Grossman, To Lead Elite Modern Orthodox School

03/11/2015 - 20:00

For the second time in just three years, the Ramaz School, an elite modern Orthodox preparatory-style school in Manhattan, is bringing in a new head of school.

Why We Need To Redefine ‘Orthodoxy’

Looking to the right for legitimacy is a loser's game for traditional Judaism.

02/10/2015 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Never let the competition define you. Never peg your own identity to a rival. Never allow the other side to dictate your character and never abdicate your own individuality and uniqueness.

Orthodoxy is still moving to the right, the author writes. Fotolia

A Long-Distance Shiva For The Fogels

New York Jews unite at memorial for Itamar massacre.
03/21/2011 - 20:00
Associate Editor

Within the shiva week, astonishment at the murder of the Fogel family in Itamar gave way to the loneliness of long-distance mourning.

Udi and Ruth Fogel spent their final hours with Shabbat, she blessing the candles, he blessing the children.

Rabbis Haskel Lookstein & Yehuda Gilad Respond to Those Who Are Against Selling/Renting to Arabs In Israel

This was sent by Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, December 10, 2010, to his congregation, Kehilath Jeshurun.
 
Dear KJ Family:
 
The Jewish and general world has been rocked in the past few days by a statement signed by rabbis in the State of Israel that prohibits selling or renting a home to a non-Jew in the Land of Israel. It is important for those who disagree with that statement to make that disagreement clear – and public – because silence can be construed as agreement. 
 

Rabbi Haskel Lookstein (and Casablanca's Victor Laszlo) Join Fight Against Mosque -- And what if Rauf's name was Hagee?

With Rabbi Haskel Lookstein coming out agaInst the location of mosque at Ground Zero (see his sermon below), I'm reminded of nothing less than Victor Laszlo telling Bogart at the Casablanca airport, "Thanks. And welcome back to the fight. This time I know our side will win."

Rabbi Haskel Lookstein (and Casablanca's Vctor Laszlo) Join Fight Against Mosque

With Rabbi Haskel Lookstein coming out agaInst the location of mosque at Ground Zero (see his sermon below), I'm reminded of nothing less than Victor Laszlo telling Bogart at the Casablanca airport, "Thanks. And welcome back to the fight. This time I know our side will win."

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