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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...


Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s Departure From Democratic Party Puts...

US Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona is leaving the Democratic Party to become an independent, she said on Friday, just days after Democrats...


George Washington University Students for Justice in Palestine Deny Defacin...

A Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapter at George Washington University is denying that it defaced the campus' Hillel...

Middle East

Iran Protesters Call for Strike, Prosecutor Says Morality Police Shut Down

Protesters in Iran called on Sunday for a three-day strike this week, stepping up pressure on authorities after the public prosecutor said the morality police whose detention of a young...

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