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    The Reconquest of Har HaBayit

    by R. Gidon Rothstein 20 Iyyar: R. Moshe Feinstein Unwittingly Anticipating the Reconquest of Har HaBayit I assume we all know the routine, that I search a particular date in my Bar-Ilan CD-Rom, then pick the most apt one of the responsa that comes up. Searching for 20 Iyyar, I found Iggerot Moshe K...

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    Showering on Yom Tov

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler To understand Rav Soloveitchik’s position on this question, one must understand some background information concerning this matter. The Torah permits certain work on Yom Tov, such as cooking and carrying in a public domain for the...

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    Vort from the Rav: Behar

    Vayikra 25:36-37 אַל תִּקַּח מֵאִתּוֹ נֶשֶׁךְ וְתַרְבִּית … אֶת כַּסְפְּךָ לֹא תִתֵּן לוֹ בְּנֶשֶׁךְ  – You shall not take from him interest or increase…You shall not give him your money with interest. The Torah absolutely forbids charging any type or amount of interest payments on ...

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    How Bat Mitzvah Became Orthodox

    by Zev Eleff and Menachem Butler In 1972, Kehilath Jeshurun in New York announced the formation of a new synagogue ritual. On December 16, the Upper East Side congregation held a program on Saturday afternoon to “honor four young ladies from our congregational family who have recently reached their ...

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    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich Interesting article to read (I have the PDF) – Joseph Davis – “The Reception of the Shulchan Arukh and the Formation of Ashkenazic Jewish Identity”. Points to correlations between codifications in the “outside world” and Halacha as well as moving from geographic minhag/identity to other...

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    Books Received

    Moadei HaRav: Public Lectures on the Festivals by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Dr. Shlomo Pick (Urim) Maimonides – Between Philosophy and Halakhah: Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s Lectures on the Guide of the Perplexed by Dr. Lawrence Kaplan (Urim) Rabbinic Authority: The Vision and the Reality...

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