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  • New RCA Resolutions

    Gil Student (0)
    New RCA Resolutions

    From the RCA website (link): Institutional Transparency Click here to read moreThe financial and ethical scandals that have...

  • Parashah Roundup: Behar-Bechukosai 5769

    Gil Student (0)
    Parashah Roundup: Behar-Bechukosai 5769

    by Steve Brizel Lag BaOmer Special R. Dr. Shnayer Leiman investigates the historical background of Lag BaOmer: link (audio) Cheating...

  • The Balancing Act

    Gil Student (0)
    The Balancing Act

    The Narrow Bridge Rav Nachman of Braslav famously compared our journeys in this world to crossing a narrow bridge. While...

  • Books Received V

    Gil Student (0)
    Books Received V

    I don’t always have the chance to review each book, so I’ll list the books that I receive. Some of them will...

  • Hashgachah Pratis: A Book Review

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    Hashgachah Pratis: A Book Review

    Guest post by Shmuel Sofer Hashgachah Pratis by Rabbi Aryeh Leibowitz, published by Targum Press, with approbations by R....

  • Announcements #100: International Conference on Medical Ethics Aug 20-23

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    Announcements #100: International Conference on Medical Ethics Aug 20-23

    International Conference on Jewish Medical Ethics Torah in Motion, The Orthodox Union and Yeshiva University, invite you...

  • Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai

    Ari Enkin (0)
    Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai

    By: Rabbi Ari Enkin Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai was one of the more distinctive sages and personalities of the Talmud, specifically...

  • R. Norman Lamm Unplugged

    Gil Student (0)
    R. Norman Lamm Unplugged

    R. Norman Lamm gave a surprisingly candid and wide-ranging interview to the Jerusalem Post on a host of issues (link): Non-Orthodox...

  • Conversion Today

    Gil Student (0)
    Conversion Today

    In the latest issue of Tradition (link), hot off the presses and available online but not yet arrived to my house (and therefore...

  • Solving the Tuition Crisis

    Gil Student (0)
    Solving the Tuition Crisis

    OU Plans to Foster Major Savings in Non-Academic Yeshiva Expenses (link): With the encouragement and participation of a growing...