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  • Memories of Moe Feuerstein

    Gil Student (0)
    Memories of Moe Feuerstein

    A few weeks ago, Moses I. Feuerstein passed away. He was a legend in Jewish communal work and I’d like to keep here...

     
  • HaChama Betkufata: An Overview of Birkat HaChama

    Gil Student (0)
    HaChama Betkufata: An Overview of Birkat HaChama

    This is the first in what will hopefully be a series of posts on this subject over the next year. Guest post by Yehudah Goldreich[1] HaChama...

     
  • Parashah Roundup: Ki Sisa-Parah 5769

    Gil Student (0)
    Parashah Roundup: Ki Sisa-Parah 5769

    by Steve Brizel The Mandatory Half Shekel R. Yitzchak Adlerstein, based upon the teachings of the Nesivos Shalom, illustrates...

     
  • Making God Part of the Stimulus Package

    Gil Student (0)
    Making God Part of the Stimulus Package

    Guest post by R. Gidon Rothstein, PhD Americans pride themselves on their religiosity, with surveys trumpeting the percentages...

     
  • Announcements #088: Confronting Abuse in the Jewish Community

    Gil Student (0)
    Announcements #088: Confronting Abuse in the Jewish Community

    Confronting Child Sexual Abuse in the Jewish Community Reports are on the rise concerning incest and child abuse in yeshivas...

     
  • Books Received – Purim Edition

    Gil Student (0)
    Books Received – Purim Edition

    ספר חושך שבטו שונא בנו כהלכתה —...

     
  • Purim as a Temporary Remedy for the Economic Downtown

    Gil Student (0)
    Purim as a Temporary Remedy for the Economic Downtown

    The Gemara (Megillah 7b) tells us that on Purim we have to drink so much wine that we don’t know the difference between...

     
  • Audio Roundup XXXII

    Gil Student (0)
    Audio Roundup XXXII

    by Joel Rich Rabbi Nisson Lippa Alpert/Matan Torah and Kimu V’kiblu: <a href=”http://www.torahmusings.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/Matan_Torah_and_Kimu_V”kiblu”>link R’N...

     
  • Mishloach Manot — Interesting Applications

    Ari Enkin (0)
    Mishloach Manot — Interesting Applications

    By: Rabbi Ari EnkinIn honor of my Rebbe, Rav Ephraim Greenblatt, shlita (cf. the footnotes) on the Yartzeit of his Rebbe,...

     
  • Rav Soloveitchik on Amalek: Peshat or Derash? II

    Gil Student (0)
    Rav Soloveitchik on Amalek: Peshat or Derash? II

    In a previous post, I quoted R. Nachum Rabinovitch as disagreeing with R. Moshe Soloveichik’s inference from the Rambam...