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    Buying Clothes During Sefirah

    by R. Gil Student The period between Pesach and Shavuos contains a mourning period–different days depending on one’s custom–during which certain joyous behaviors are forbidden (commonly called Sefirah because this period also includes the counting (“sefirah” in Hebrew) ...

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    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich From a discussion with R’M Rosensweig: A Dayan who says I don’t know (eini yodea) may fall into two basic categories – he may be one that has disengaged from the discussion or one who argued both sides equally well. In theory this could make a difference in how we understand the ... ...

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    New Periodical: Hakirah 20

    Hakirah vol. 20, Winter 2015 – Congratulations on achieving this milestone! Even Dr. Elman, who wrote a letter doubting the need for the journal in an early issue, now published an article here: Pahad Yitzhak: A Joyful Song of Affirmation by Dr. Yaakov Elman – A deep exploration of theme...

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    Rav Lichtenstein’s Use of His General Knowledge

    by R. Gidon Rothstein Blogging R. Lichtenstein: RA”L’s Use of His General Knowledge One of the well-known aspects of RA”L’s presentational style was his inclusion of references to non-Jewish sources, mostly philosophy and English literature. As we come to the end of this project of discussing his pu...

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    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau In the summer 1989 issue, Dr. Joel Wolowelsky, longtime associate editor of Tradition and dean of students at the Yeshivah of Flatbush High School, explores various reasons suggested for opposing the establishment of Yom HaSho’a.  Issues addressed include establishing a memorial ...

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    Were the Egyptians Right?

    by R. Gil Student I. Enslaving the Jews Were the Egyptians right in enslaving the Jews? The question seems outrageous at first. However, Pharaoh and the Egyptians fulfilled God’s prophecy to Avraham that his descendants would be enslaved in a foreign land (Gen. 15:13). Why, then, were the Egyp...

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