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  • Life Shouldn’t Be Like A Video Game

    Gil Student (0)
    Life Shouldn’t Be Like A Video Game

    Life doesn’t have to be like in this classic Bloom County strip. ...

     
  • Comments Moderation

    Ari Enkin (0)
    Comments Moderation

    Note the following addition to the brief notes at the top of Hirhurim’s website: Comments Moderation: For questions...

     
  • New Periodical: Alei Etzion volume 15

    Gil Student (0)
    New Periodical: Alei Etzion volume 15

    The new issue of Alei Etzion just arrived in the mail. All of the articles are available online at the following links: Religious...

     
  • The Center for the Jewish Present

    Gil Student (0)
    The Center for the Jewish Present

    I just don’t understand this opinion piece in The Commentator, titled “Center for the Jewish Present” (link)....

     
  • Chief Rabbi on Torah and Science

    Gil Student (0)
    Chief Rabbi on Torah and Science

    Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks spoke at yesterday’s conference on medical ethics and the indefatiguable Chana was there...

     
  • A Shtiebel’s Guide to Success

    Gil Student (0)
    A Shtiebel’s Guide to Success

    I’ve been thinking lately about how shuls start and succeed, and the different models for them. In particular, how...

     
  • Syrian Jews

    Gil Student (2)
    Syrian Jews

    A not-so-nice article in the NY Times about Syrian-American Jews and their refusal to accept converts: link In unrelated...

     
  • Announcements #002

    Gil Student (0)
    Announcements #002

    Spiritualize your Shabbos with a newly published book by Rabbi Boruch Leff: Shabbos in My Soul(Targum/Feldheim) “Learn...

     
  • More Observant Spouse

    Gil Student (0)
    More Observant Spouse

    Dr. Asher Meir addresses a very tough question in his Jewish Ethicist column (link): Q. My husband has recently become much...

     
  • The Pitfalls of Zavla

    Gil Student (0)
    The Pitfalls of Zavla

    R. Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer on his experience serving on an ad-hoc beis din and why he will never do so in the future: Intro,...