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Shmully Hecht is the Rabbinical Advisor of Shabtai; the Jewish society at Yale University. In 1997, Hecht co-founded Shabtai, which encourages its membership to become true Jewish leaders, both within their communities as well as in the business world. Hecht is published regularly by the Washington Post, New York Daily News, Yale Daily News, First Things and others.

ARTICLES BY: Shmully Hecht

May 10, 2018 10:32 am

An Open Letter to Arthur Sulzberger

Arthur Sulzberger and The New York Times’ editorial board recently called for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to step down. The Times made this demand not for Abbas' continued support of terrorism against...

November 23, 2011 5:35 pm

Chomsky, Friedman and the Politics of Protests

On Oct 24, I protested a visit to Yale University by noted journalist, Thomas Friedman. After his lecture, I stood in the corner of the...

March 22, 2011 7:46 pm

A Gift for Helen Thomas

Dear Helen, When I first heard you were in Playboy I immediately thanked G-d that I do not subscribe. Thankfully, It turns out that Playboy's new low...

March 16, 2011 2:39 pm

An Open Letter to the Fogel Children

Dear Tamar, Roi and Yishai, We have never met but I write to you with tears in my eyes, and a sad and heavy heart that is shared by our...

February 28, 2011 1:26 pm

A Jew is a Jew!

A friend of mine, a completely secular Jew, recently died after a long and brave struggle with cancer. Three weeks later, the non-Jewish father of...

February 21, 2011 1:05 pm

Wiki Leaks and G-d Peeks

A dear friend, legendary Hollywood agent Bob Bookman, recently returned to New Haven to screen and discuss a movie at his alma mater, the...


Portugal Opens Inquiry Into Roman Abramovich’s Citizenship

The Portuguese authority responsible for nationality matters has opened an internal inquiry into the granting of citizenship to billionaire Chelsea...


After Texas, Jewish Security Network Launches ‘Be Aware’ Community Trai... - The Secure Community Network—the safety and security organization of the Jewish community—launched a new training program to help...


Jerusalem Police Evict Palestinian Family, Arrest 18

i24 News - Israeli police on Wednesday evicted a Palestinian family and demolished their home in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, arresting 18 Palestinians and Israeli activists. The eviction...

Middle East

US Imposes Sanctions on Hezbollah-Linked Businessmen in Lebanon

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on three businessmen with ties to Hezbollah, saying their activity as financial facilitators for the Iran-backed group was exploiting Lebanon's economic resources at...

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