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  • The State of Modern Orthodox Belief

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    The State of Modern Orthodox Belief

    What do Modern Orthodox Jews believe? Like other religious groups, there is an official belief (or ranges of belief) and...

     
  • Tzitzit – Cotton or Wool?

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    Tzitzit – Cotton or Wool?

    By: Rabbi Ari Enkin Although wearing a Tallit Katan is always a commendable act, it is not always clear however whether doing...

     
  • Responses to Questions on the Essay by R. Avraham Ben Ha-Rambam

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    Responses to Questions on the Essay by R. Avraham Ben Ha-Rambam

    In a previous post, I posted questions to be posted on this blog from R. Moshe Meiselman that were sent to me by someone...

     
  • Announcements #025

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    Announcements #025

    Denver Academy of Torah Orthodox School in Denver ColoradoGrades: PreK-10 Rabbi Daniel Alter Head of School www.datcampus.org(720)...

     
  • Judaism and Youthfulness

    Gil Student (0)
    Judaism and Youthfulness

    R. Meir Soloveichik writes in Commentary about the prohibition of shaving with a razor and the possible rationale behind...

     
  • Summaries and Notes on Emunos Ve-Dei’os II

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    Summaries and Notes on Emunos Ve-Dei’os II

    Continued from here. Essay 3: Chapter 2 Reasons for Commandments God’s reasons are beyond our comprehension but the...

     
  • Parashah Roundup: Tetzaveh 5768

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    Parashah Roundup: Tetzaveh 5768

    by Steve Brizel Bringing the Shechina into Our Midst R. Yaakov Haber (Torahlab) underscores the importance that a shul, as...

     
  • Announcements #024

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    Announcements #024

    New issue of The Commentator Israel Programs Asked to Prove Worthiness Revel Dean To Vacate Post Most Waitlisted Students...

     
  • Moses: Envoy of New Methodology

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    Moses: Envoy of New Methodology

    In a new book titled Moses: Envoy of God, Envoy of his People, R. Mosheh Lichtenstein — the son and appointed successor...

     
  • Questions on the Essay by R. Avraham Ben Ha-Rambam

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    Questions on the Essay by R. Avraham Ben Ha-Rambam

    Dovid Kornreich asked me to post the following questions that R. Moshe Meiselman honestly posed in the interest of open discussion...