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  • Brushing Teeth on Shabbos

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    Brushing Teeth on Shabbos

    This past Shabbos my eight-year-old son had a friend sleeping over. At night, I told my son to go brush his teeth with toothpaste...

  • Jnews Roundup IX

    Gil Student (0)
    Jnews Roundup IX

    Raphael stepped down from doing the Jnews Roundup so if anyone would like to give it a try, please contact me. Spinka Rebbe...

  • New Periodical: Jewish Action Winter 2007, 68:2

    Gil Student (0)
    New Periodical: Jewish Action Winter 2007, 68:2

    There is a new issue of Jewish Action that is available on its website (link). This is a particularly relevant issue because...

  • Parashah Roundup: Vayechi 5768

    Gil Student (0)
    Parashah Roundup: Vayechi 5768

    by Steve Brizel Yosef’s Reconciliation with His Brothers R. Zev Leff investigates why the rapprochement between Yosef...

  • If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem! II

    Gil Student (0)
    If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem! II

    Following up on this post (link), there is a lengthy exchange of letters in the current issue of The Jewish Press, including...

  • What High School Is For

    Gil Student (0)
    What High School Is For

    The Commentator has an article about a new program coming out of YU that encourages high school students to cover large amounts...

  • Announcements #017

    Gil Student (0)
    Announcements #017

    Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School and Lincoln Square Synagogue invite the entire community to the seventh annual...

  • Yeshiva College Curriculum Review

    Gil Student (0)
    Yeshiva College Curriculum Review

    Untwain, Detwain, or Retwain?: A Hope for the Yeshiva College Curriculum Review by Noah Greenfield [Editor's note: Yeshiva...

  • Attention YU Students

    Gil Student (0)
    Attention YU Students

    Attention YU students: Great news! Flipping Out? Myth or Fact: The Impact of the “Year in Israel” by Shalom Z....

  • The Reversing Vav

    Gil Student (1)
    The Reversing Vav

    Great article about the anomaly of Biblical Hebrew known as the vav ha-hipukh: link (with thanks to R. Uri Cohen) ...