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  • Audio Roundup XXVI

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    Audio Roundup XXVI

    by Joel Rich #26 sounds like a half year’s worth and a good time to get some feedback on the audio reviews (before...

     
  • OU Marriage Satisfaction Survey

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    OU Marriage Satisfaction Survey

    We can’t solve communal problems unless we know what they are. Data collection is crucial for that. As part of an ongoing...

     
  • Announcements #073: New Hebrew Ulpan Online with WebYeshiva

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    Announcements #073: New Hebrew Ulpan Online with WebYeshiva

    New Hebrew Ulpan Online with WebYeshiva We are the “People of the Book.” Wouldn’t you like to read and...

     
  • President Obama’s Prayer Service

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    President Obama’s Prayer Service

    I. The Issue There was a recent disagreement over participation in an interfaith service at the National Cathedral celebrating...

     
  • Announcements #072: YCT/SAR Yom Iyun on Torah Shebe’al Peh

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    Announcements #072: YCT/SAR Yom Iyun on Torah Shebe’al Peh

    YCT/SAR Yom Iyun on Talmud and Torah Shebe’al Peh – February 1, 2009 YCT Rabbincal School and SAR High School...

     
  • Parashah Roundup: Va’era 5769

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    Parashah Roundup: Va’era 5769

    by Steve Brizel An Overview of Parshiyos Shmos and Vaera-What Was Really at Stake? Rav Soloveitchik zt”l discusses...

     
  • The Jewish Neuhaus

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    The Jewish Neuhaus

    David Klinghoffer published a provocative essay in the Jerusalem Post last week (link). Remarking on the passing of Father...

     
  • Unmasking the Face of Torah

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    Unmasking the Face of Torah

    The Mishnah in Avos (3:11) states that someone who unmasks the face of the Torah contrary to the law (המגלה פנים...

     
  • Permission to Believe in God IV

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    Permission to Believe in God IV

    (continued from these posts: I, II, III) The Cosmological Argument There are proofs for God’s existence that are loosely...

     
  • The Surprise Messenger

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    The Surprise Messenger

    After God tells Moshe to go to Egypt and tell the Jews that their elders should go with Moshe to Pharaoh and demand to be...