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  • Respect for the Living

    Gil Student (0)
    Respect for the Living

    Tommy Lapid, the Holocaust survivor and anti-religious Israeli politician, has passed away (link). According to this blog,...

     
  • Rabbi Jacob Joseph In The News

    Gil Student (0)
    Rabbi Jacob Joseph In The News

    Dr. Yitzchak Levine, in the current issue of The Jewish Press, quotes extensively from the book Rabbi Israel Salanter: Religious-Ethical...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Gil Student (0)
    Audio Roundup

    The following is the first post in a new feature that highlights recent Torah audio lectures that are available online. Let...

     
  • Soft News Musings VI

    Gil Student (0)
    Soft News Musings VI

    Lambda Phi Philologus summarizes Gershom Scholem’s suggestion that the concept of there always being at least 36 righteous...

     
  • Reb Dovid’s Test

    Gil Student (0)
    Reb Dovid’s Test

    R. Micha Berger tells the following story about R. David Lifschitz as part of a great post (link): YU required written finals....

     
  • Parashah Roundup: Bemidbar/Yom Yerushalayim 5768

    Gil Student (0)
    Parashah Roundup: Bemidbar/Yom Yerushalayim 5768

    by Steve Brizel The Themes of Sefer Bamidbar R. Berel Wein reminds us that one of the key elements of Bamidar is how people,...

     
  • Announcements #040: Nishmat Summer Program and Conversion Crisis Lectures

    Gil Student (0)
    Announcements #040: Nishmat Summer Program and Conversion Crisis Lectures

    Nishmat Summer Program for WomenTHE ALISA FLATOW NISHMAT SUMMER PROGRAM 2008The Jerusalem Center for Higher Torah Study for...

     
  • Secondary Sources

    Gil Student (0)
    Secondary Sources

    In a post on the Seforim blog, R. Eliezer Brodt points out instances in which an author evidently utilizes the sources found...

     
  • Yisachar or Yisaschar?

    Ari Enkin (0)
    Yisachar or Yisaschar?

    By: Rabbi Ari Enkin Although the name of Yisaschar (son of Yaakov and founding father of one of the twelve tribes) is always...

     
  • The Missing Afterlife

    Gil Student (0)
    The Missing Afterlife

    The commentators note that the blessings and curses in Lev. 26, part of last week’s Torah reading, only promise reward...