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  • Rav Sacks and Rav Melamed

    Gil Student (0)
    Rav Sacks and Rav Melamed

    Yesterday, Nachum Segal interviewed R. Jonathan Sacks about the new edition of his haggadah. He also interviewed R. Elli...

     
  • The Use of Quinoa on Pesach

    Asher Bush (14)
    The Use of Quinoa on Pesach

    by R. Asher Bush For the past several years many people have been excited about the possibility of adding a new item–Quinoa–to...

     
  • Sippur Yetzi’at Mitzrayim

    Aharon Ziegler (0)
    Sippur Yetzi’at Mitzrayim

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Reciting the Haggadah at the Pesach seder is a fulfillment...

     
  • Contemporary Tzaraat?

    Efraim Vaynman (2)
    Contemporary Tzaraat?

    by Efraim Vaynman Is it Possible to Become a Metzora1 Nowadays?2 The Shulchan Aruch does not contain a discussion of the...

     
  • Jewish Teacher of Deaf-Mute People

    Henry Abramson (0)
    Jewish Teacher of Deaf-Mute People

    Jacob Rodrigues Péreire (1715-1780) was one of the inventors of sign language. ...

     
  • Was Rav Hildesheimer A Centrist?

    Gil Student (3)
    Was Rav Hildesheimer A Centrist?

    In the 1980′s, Orthodox intellectuals, primary among them R. Norman Lamm, attempted to name their religious movement...

     
  • How to Have Good Children

    Gidon Rothstein (1)
    How to Have Good Children

    One of the recurring foci of Ran’s Derashot is the relationship between the natural and supernatural worlds. In this second...

     
  • Archaeology and the Exodus

    Joshua Berman (2)
    Archaeology and the Exodus

    Professor Joshua Berman with some history-based divrei Torah for your seder. ...

     
  • Books Received

    Gil Student (0)
    Books Received

    To Unify a Nation: My Vision for the Future of Israel by R. Dov Lipman (Urim) Moses and the Path to Leadership by R. Zvi...

     
  • The Reasons Behind Tzara’at and Other Forms of Tum’a

    Elchanan Samet (2)
    The Reasons Behind Tzara’at and Other Forms of Tum’a

    by R. Elchanan Samet Chazal‘s View: Punishment Throughout the Talmud and Midrashim, Chazal view tzara’at as a...