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  • Living in Spain

    Gil Student (4)
    Living in Spain

    R. Gil Student With renewed interest in the offer of Spanish citizenship to Sephardic Jews, of particular interest to Turkish...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich Does Hakarat Hatov engender a measurable “liability” (e.g. require a marginally greater action) between...

     
  • Daily Reyd

    Gil Student (2)
    Daily Reyd

    ▪ What I Want To Be – Or What I Ought To Be ▪ This is such a load of baloney. Nothing has changed recently. They...

     
  • Was Korach Swallowed By A Miracle?

    Gil Student (2)
    Was Korach Swallowed By A Miracle?

    R. Gil Student The dramatic demise of Korach and his fellow rebels reads like a spectacular miracle. “The earth opened...

     
  • Torah Study and the Integration of Religious Values

    Nachum Klafter (0)
    Torah Study and the Integration of Religious Values

    by Nachum Klafter, MD I write a monthly essay for the Nefesh International Association of Orthodox Mental Health Professionals....

     
  • Korach and His Following

    Mosheh Lichtenstein (0)
    Korach and His Following

    by R. Mosheh Lichtenstein Korach’s rebellion marks the end of the chapter of Benei Yisrael’s sojourn in the wilderness...

     
  • Apportioning Tzedakah Funds Post-Tragedy

    Gidon Rothstein (2)
    Apportioning Tzedakah Funds Post-Tragedy

    by R. Gidon Rothstein 2nd Day RH (First Day of) Tammuz: Apportioning Tzedakah Funds Post-Tragedy On the eighteenth of Adar...

     
  • Jewish-American Identities

    Gil Student (1)
    Jewish-American Identities

    by R. Gil Student In past times, Jews used to agonize over whether they were American Jews or Jewish Americans. The assumption,...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (4)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich “Things that bother me” If you want to eat from a mehadrin hashgacha (which bothers me to start with, why...

     
  • Authority and Its Meaning

    Tzvi Spitz (8)
    Authority and Its Meaning

    by R. Tzvi Spitz One point in the discussion of women’s ordination has been the definition of authority (serarah),...