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  • Jerusalem United: Why No Ban?

    Gil Student (0)
    Jerusalem United: Why No Ban?

    I saw a sign in Brooklyn for a concert and rally starring Yaakov Shwekey and Shalsheles (link). According to this article...

     
  • Birthdays

    Ari Enkin (0)
    Birthdays

    By: Rabbi Ari Enkin “Most people cherish the day on which they were born and make a party on that day.”[1] Judaism...

     
  • The New OU

    Gil Student (0)
    The New OU

    It seems the OU has come up with a new logo. The same U in the O will remain for kosher certification but the logo on the...

     
  • Common Ground for Jews and Christians

    Gil Student (0)
    Common Ground for Jews and Christians

    R. Meir Soloveichik discusses Dr. Jacob Neusner’s book on Jesus and where he thinks it misses the boat (link): [H]ow...

     
  • Flipping Out? in Canada

    Gil Student (0)
    Flipping Out? in Canada

    Research yeshivas before sending your kids, author saysThe Canadian Jewish NewsMarch 20, 2008 pages B10-B11(available online...

     
  • God versus The Gedolim

    Gil Student (0)
    God versus The Gedolim

    The last verse of the book of Esther is: כי מרדכי היהודי משנה...

     
  • Welcome New Readers

    Gil Student (0)
    Welcome New Readers

    I don’t know what happened, but yesterday Hirhurim had more hits than I think it has ever had on a single day —...

     
  • Tanach Yom Iyun

    Gil Student (0)
    Tanach Yom Iyun

    Reminder: YU Tanach Yom Iyun this Sunday. More info here: link ...

     
  • Purim Torah: Mordechai and Dating

    Gil Student (0)
    Purim Torah: Mordechai and Dating

    R. Daniel Z. Feldman from YU Torah: The Megilah ends with a surprising sad note: that Mordechai was “ratzui l’rov...

     
  • Who was Achashveirosh?

    Gil Student (0)
    Who was Achashveirosh?

    by Rabbi Dov Kramer Who was Achashveirosh? For generations, scholars and historians have discussed and debated the identity...