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  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich The gemara uses the expression “Nikra Choteih” or “Nikra Rasha” from time to time. Has anyone seen anything...

     
  • Torah as a Value

    Gil Student (3)
    Torah as a Value

    by R. Gil Student The latest issue of Klal Perspectives addresses the role of the yeshiva graduate layman. How can he maintain...

     
  • From the Archives of Tradition

    Yitzchak Blau (0)
    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau In a famous passage in the Yerushalmi (Terumot 8:10), R. Yohanan and Reish Lakish debate when a Jew can...

     
  • Why Does God Test Us?

    Gil Student (1)
    Why Does God Test Us?

    by R. Gil Student The notion that the all-knowing God needs to test us to determine whether we will follow His command is...

     
  • Have A Wonderful Pesach

    Gil Student (0)
    Have A Wonderful Pesach

    This is Yaakov Shwekey singing Yonatan Razel’s Ve-Hi She-Amdah, from the Haggadah. This website will be on a break...

     
  • Chol Hamo’ed: Meat, Wine, and Clothing

    Ari Enkin (1)
    Chol Hamo’ed: Meat, Wine, and Clothing

    by R. Ari Enkin The Torah1 requires one to be “b’simcha,” to be happy, on Yom Tov. One must also ensure...

     
  • The Purpose of Signs and Miracles According to the Ramban

    Ezra Bick (0)
    The Purpose of Signs and Miracles According to the Ramban

    by Rav Ezra Bick In his comments on the commandment of tefillin (Shemot 13:16), the Ramban offers a general theory of...

     
  • How Much Does Unity Cost?

    Gil Student (0)
    How Much Does Unity Cost?

    by R. Gil Student This is an article in the upcoming issue of The Jewish Link of New Jersey. Members of the Jewish community...

     
  • Practice Pesach Sacrifice

    Gil Student (0)
    Practice Pesach Sacrifice

    This is cool. The Temple Institute held a practice sacrifice: ...

     
  • The Religious Significance of NOT Eating Kitniyot on Pesach

    David Silverstein (2)
    The Religious Significance of NOT Eating Kitniyot on Pesach

    by R. David Silverstein Every year around Rosh Chodesh Nissan, the internet is filled with online petitions, Facebook groups...