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    Torah Study and Building a Faithful Jewish People

    by R. Gidon Rothstein Week 11, Sermon 25 and 2: Torah Study and Building a Faithful Jewish People Sermon 25: Making It About Torah Study Rain and Dew Aruch HaShulchan explains his opening source earlier than he has in the previous sermons we’ve seen. He notes that Moshe Rabbenu opens Ha’azinu—after ...

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    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau Rabbi Jonathan Sacks rose to prominence as the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom from 1991 through 2013 and as the contemporary Jew most successful at conveying Judaism to the non-Jewish world.  When he was still in his mid-twenties, he published an article in the Spring-Summer 1...

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    Chess in Jewish Law

    The cerebral game of chess has long captured rabbinic minds. References to the game can be found even in Rashi’s writings (Kesuvos 61b sv. de-mitalela). However, its status within Jewish law is complex and debated. Four areas in particular have sparked discussion among halakhic authorities ...

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    New Periodical: Tradition 49:1

    New issue of Tradition (49:1 Spring 2016) with a special section of Perspectives on Women’s Leadership in Orthodoxy: The Sons of Korah, Who Did Not Die by R. Shalom Carmy – An expansion of Rav Soloveitchik’s interpretation of the Korach rebellion with an application to the current ...

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    Who’s A Kohen?

    by R. Gidon Rothstein 17 Tammuz: Chatam Sofer on Who To Believe Who’s a Kohen A particular instance of a broader question afforded Chatam Sofer, Kovetz Teshuvot 60, the opportunity to enlighten us about how we know whom to treat as a kohen, and in what ways. The responsum, from 17 Tammuz, 5563 (1804...

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    Books Received

    Rakafot Aharon vol. 3: Selected Halakhic Shiurim Covering the Topics of the Classic Agunah, Mamzerut, and Artificial Insemination by R. Aharon Rakefet (Shvut Ami) The Gemara Card by R. Yitzhak Frank and David Sachs (Maggid) ...

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