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  • YU Professor Assumes New Interfaith Post

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    YU Professor Assumes New Interfaith Post

    From the Jewish Standard (link): TEANECK – As township resident Alan Brill takes his post as Seton Hall University’s...

     
  • Selichot Sichot

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    Selichot Sichot

    From the OU: To enhance the High Holiday experience, OU Radio will launch Selichot Sichot daily programming, which will feature...

     
  • Congregational Singing

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    Congregational Singing

    I. The Styles Certain sections of the prayer service are commonly sung by the congregation but there are two main ways in...

     
  • New Issue of The Commentator

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    New Issue of The Commentator

    Some links to articles in the new issue of Yeshiva College’s newspaper, The Commentator: Phase Two: End the Cynicism Officials...

     
  • Yeshiva Policies on Accepting and Retaining Students

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    Yeshiva Policies on Accepting and Retaining Students

    Dr. Marvin Schick, in the September 2007/Elul 5767 RJJ Newsletter: Yeshivas and day schools are communal institutions, the...

     
  • Exotic Shofars

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    Exotic Shofars

    R. Natan Slifkin has expanded his essay on exotic shofars and made it available on the web (link). Learn all about the different...

     
  • You Are Called “Man”

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    You Are Called “Man”

    I had the pleasure earlier this week of attending a Chinuch Atzmai event at which R. Aharon Feldman and R. Yochanan Zweig...

     
  • The Lonely Nun of Faith

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    The Lonely Nun of Faith

    A big story in the news last week was the publication of Mother Teresa’s letters in a book titled Mother Teresa: Come...

     
  • Talmud Study in Yeshiva High Schools

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    Talmud Study in Yeshiva High Schools

    I generally do not recommend books until I’ve had a chance to read them but I’ll make an exception this one time: Talmud...

     
  • Shemitah Guidelines for the Diaspora 5768

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    Shemitah Guidelines for the Diaspora 5768

    Shemitah Guidelines for the Diaspora 5768 Rabbi Michael J. Broyde Introduction The purpose of this short note is to spell...