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    All The Lonely People On Social Media

    by R. Gil Student My article in this week’s The Jewish Link As a new Jewish year begins, we must take the opportunity to look for ways to improve our behavior. We are the generation that has seen the rise of the Internet and social media, and we are still experimenting with these new tools, .....

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    New Periodical: Hakirah 21

    Hakirah 21 (Summer 2016): Letters – Prof. Menachem Kellner and R. Eliyahu Krakowski debate whether Prof. Kellner mistranslated a key text and a few other things. Three interesting letters about science and divine providence. A discussion about the identity of the town of Tuch, where the Tosafi...

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    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich From the Wall Street Journal – Rabbi Dr. MY Soloveichik on one of my favorite movies – Chariots of Fire a quick snip: …..Eric Liddell, a devout Christian. The Scottish runner’s religious identity also motivates his athletics, though in a very different way. In the film...

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    A Day of Hashem’s Supernatural Bounty

    by R. Gidon Rothstein Sermons of the Aruch HaShulchan, Week 19, for Rosh HaShanah: Rosh HaShanah as a Day of Hashem’s Supernatural Bounty Like last time, the sermon we’ll see this week isn’t part of Derashot Kol Ben Levi, it’s part of an addendum from a sermon collection that happened to have two of...

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    The Mystery of Orechos Tzadikim

    by R. Gil Student Orechos Tzadikim is an anonymous mussar sefer that has enjoyed a lasting impact on Judaism. It is surprising that the sefer was never attributed to anyone. Publishers and men of letters usually guess at the author’s name of an anonymous sefer, even if they are wrong. For exam...

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    A Court’s Seeing Beats Witnesses

    by R. Gidon Rothstein Today, 20 Elul, is the yahrzeit of my grandmother, Sara bat R. Aryeh Leib, my father’s mother. She was a formative influence in my life in many ways; let me mention just one. When I was twelve, she was an active force in convincing my parents to let me miss a ... ...

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