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Elad Nehorai is a student at Mayanot Yeshiva in Jerusalem. He runs a blog called Pop Chassid, as well as Mayanot's new blog: the Mayanot Insider. He has written extensively for, and has also been featured in the Jerusalem Post and on He is a graduate of Arizona State University.

ARTICLES BY: Elad Nehorai

March 7, 2013 1:38 am

Antisemitism Exists

We live in a world that is, thank G-d, very comfortable for Jews. Most of us are safe and hidden from any hate...

January 28, 2013 1:32 am

The World Learned the Wrong Lesson From the Holocaust

Yesterday was Yom Hashoah. Holocaust Remembrance day in Israel. It is the day Israelis and Jews the world over remind themselves, "Never again." For years,...

December 27, 2012 7:00 pm

Adam Lanza: Who is a School Shooter ?

This article is the second in a series comparing the attacks on Columbine and Sandy Hook. Read the first here. Shmuley Boteach, another Orthodox...

December 26, 2012 8:18 pm

Eric Harris, Adam Lanza and Evil

As reports of the Columbine shooting spread around America and soon took it by storm, the country began a process of investigating the motives behind...

November 12, 2012 10:08 pm

Circumcision Makes No Sense (And That’s Okay)

Let's be honest with ourselves. Circumcision is crazy. We take a baby, 8 days after he left the womb, 8 days after the being born, and...

November 11, 2012 10:18 am

Want to Help Out With Hurricane Sandy? Here’s What’s Needed

For the last week, I've been working with an organization called Sandy Help, which was created by Moshe Frank in order to help the victims of...

November 1, 2012 12:26 pm

In Crown Heights, the Police Have Failed the Jewish Community

Over the past week, there has been an attempted rape of an engaged woman and a brutal beating and mugging of a Jewish man in Crown Heights....

August 9, 2012 3:41 pm

Blurry Glasses Reveal Hate of Ultra-Orthodox Jews

Recently, some articles have come out reporting that some Hareidi or "Ultra-Orthodox" Jews in Mea Shearim, the most religious area of Jerusalem, have started...

June 11, 2012 2:07 pm

Why Religious Jews Love Having Children

When I first started on the road towards being a religious Jew, I remember being invited to many Shabbat meals at homes of Chassids...

June 5, 2012 4:02 pm

Matisyahu’s Public Transformation: What The World Doesn’t Understand

Six months ago, Matisyahu shaved off his beard. And while it made headlines in the mainstream press, few realized how much this seemingly...

March 25, 2011 2:00 pm


It's all the same.  Happening all over again. First the Itamar attack, then the rockets from Gaza, now the bomb in Jerusalem. But that's old hat.  We...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...


Trump Campaign Manager Admits: ‘We Are Behind,’ Reiterates Camp...

Donald Trump's campaign manager pitched Sunday his new call to "drain the swamp" of Washington, even as she admitted Donald...


Palestinian Authority Releases Four Men Arrested for Attending Sukkot Event...

Four Palestinians arrested late last week for attending a sukkot holiday event in a West Bank settlement were freed on...

Middle East

Dozens of ISIS Militants Killed by Egyptian Airstrikes in Sinai

Around 70 Islamic State militants were killed Sunday morning after Egypt's air force struck a number of outposts in the northern Sinai peninsula, according to local reports. Most of the air...