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  • Parashah Roundup: Balak 5768

    Gil Student (0)
    Parashah Roundup: Balak 5768

    by Steve Brizel The Personalities of Bilaam and Balaak R. Ephraim Buchwald, based upon a Medrash and the views of Rav Samson...

     
  • Lomdus Reexamined

    Gil Student (0)
    Lomdus Reexamined

    Prof. Marc Shapiro’s new book, Studies in Maimonides and His Interpreters, is quite formidable. Like Shapiro’s...

     
  • Chemdas Ha-Aretz

    Gil Student (0)
    Chemdas Ha-Aretz

    The five issues of the Hebrew journal Chemdas Ha-Aretz, about halakhic issues in Choshen Mishpat and published by the Kollel...

     
  • Reinterment

    Ari Enkin (0)
    Reinterment

    By: Rabbi Ari Enkin As a newsaholic for Israeli news, the nonstop talk about the upcoming transfer of bodies between Israel...

     
  • Talking During Davening

    Gil Student (0)
    Talking During Davening

    I’m always bothered by talking in shul but I try to remind myself that people need time to socialize and many people...

     
  • July Fourth

    Ari Enkin (0)
    July Fourth

    R. Maurice Lamm, Becoming a Jew, p. 250 (link): American Jews participate in celebrations such as Thanksgiving and the...

     
  • Yated Hearts Hirhurim

    Gil Student (0)
    Yated Hearts Hirhurim

    Alert readers directed me to an article in this week’s American Yated Ne’man (p. 10) that is based on a recent...

     
  • How Should Jews Vote?

    Gil Student (0)
    How Should Jews Vote?

    I gave a little groan when I first saw David Klinghoffer’s new book How Would God Vote? Why the Bible Commands You...

     
  • Standing Up For Your Virtual Rebbe

    Gil Student (0)
    Standing Up For Your Virtual Rebbe

    R. Chaim Brovender on whether you have to stand up when your Torah instructor enters a virtual classrom. ...

     
  • Audio Roundup IV

    Gil Student (0)
    Audio Roundup IV

    by Joel Rich In my first posting I neglected to mention the Bergen County Beis Medrash www.bcbm.org. While most of the Shiurim...