Recent Essays

  • Tonight: Where is God in Modern Orthodoxy?

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    Tonight: Where is God in Modern Orthodoxy?

    WHEN: Tuesday evening, September 4, 2007 8:15 PM WHERE: Congregation Ahavat Achim18-25 Saddle River RoadFair Lawn NJ, 07410...

     
  • Prof. Judah Nadich

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    Prof. Judah Nadich

    Prof. Judah Nadich passed away last week (NY Times, JTA). He was a student of R. Moshe Aharon Poleyeff and R. Moshe Soloveichik...

     
  • Boycott of Succah.com

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    Boycott of Succah.com

    Note that this seruv is still in effect: link Please act accordingly. ...

     
  • Triumph of Omission

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    Triumph of Omission

    In a comment to a recent Hirhurim post, someone mentioned that Rabbi Berel Wein once wrote a book about modern Jewish history...

     
  • A Curved Shofar

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    A Curved Shofar

    The Mishnah (Rosh Hashanah 26b) has a dispute between the Tanna Kamma (the first, anonymous opinion) and R. Yehudah regarding...

     
  • The Aramean

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    The Aramean

    The beginning of the passage recited upon bringing the first fruits to Jerusalem is “ארמי אובד...

     
  • Prof. Lawrence Kaplan Responds to R. Shlomo Riskin

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    Prof. Lawrence Kaplan Responds to R. Shlomo Riskin

    In the comments section to another post, Prof. Lawrence Kaplan expressed the following (edited) objections to a recent letter...

     
  • The Chief Rabbi Is Coming

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    The Chief Rabbi Is Coming

    What, more medical ethics? Yes. There’s another conference on medical ethics at YU on October 14th (link). The topic...

     
  • Time is Running Out

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    Time is Running Out

    It’s almost Rosh Hashanah and I still haven’t posted any thoughts on the new Rav Soloveitchik Machzor for Rosh...

     
  • What Is To Be Done With The Yeshiva?

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    What Is To Be Done With The Yeshiva?

    An editorial in the current issue of The Commentator (link) calls for two minor changes in the Mazer Yeshiva Program:1) Independent...