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  • Considering Kugel

    Gil Student (0)
    Considering Kugel

    I wrote this last night and then took it down, because I was not yet convinced that this issue could not be ignored. I am...

  • Pardon My (Philosophical) Language

    Gil Student (0)
    Pardon My (Philosophical) Language

    From Dr. Shalom Rosenberg, In the Footsteps of the Kuzari, vol. 2 p. 95: The Indigent’s Song: Our Religious Language Bring...

  • Parashah Roundup: Vayigash 5769

    Gil Student (0)
    Parashah Roundup: Vayigash 5769

    by Steve Brizel Yosef’s Reunion With His Brothers R. Michael Rosensweig explores the ambivalent and complex nature...

  • Audio Roundup XXIII

    Gil Student (0)
    Audio Roundup XXIII

    by Joel Rich EDITOR’S NOTE I’ve listened to a lot of great Chanukah shiurim over the years with a lot of great...

  • Shoveling Snow on Shabbos

    Gil Student (2)
    Shoveling Snow on Shabbos

    I was asked about shoveling snow on Shabbos. This is a question that you need to ask your rabbi, but I’ll discuss the...

  • New Periodical: Azure no. 34 (Autumn 5769/2008)

    Gil Student (0)
    New Periodical: Azure no. 34 (Autumn 5769/2008)

    I recently received Azure no. 34 (Autumn 5769/2008). It has quite a few interesting articles about books and movies: Not...

  • The Magen David

    Ari Enkin (0)
    The Magen David

    By: Rabbi Ari Enkin No one is quite sure where the Magen David, the “Shield of David”, originates from. Even...

  • The Zoo Rabbi Defends His Detractors

    Gil Student (0)
    The Zoo Rabbi Defends His Detractors

    R. Natan Slifkin has taken the unusual step of writing an essay to explain and justify the ban on his books (link –...

  • Announcements #067: Shea Rubenstein CD

    Gil Student (0)
    Announcements #067: Shea Rubenstein CD

    New CD from Shea Rubenstein My friend Chazzan Shea Rubenstein has released his first CD, titled Ohavti. Buy the CD and listen...

  • Jewish Charity In A New Era

    Gil Student (0)
    Jewish Charity In A New Era

    After Yosef explained Pharaoh’s dream(s), he added a piece of advice on how to proceed (Gen. 41:33): ועתה...