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  • Help Warm the Needy in Israel

    Gil Student (0)
    Help Warm the Needy in Israel

    – Advertisement – Did you know that one in three children in Israel go to sleep cold at night? Did you know...

  • More on Snow…..Snow & Halacha

    Ari Enkin (0)
    More on Snow…..Snow & Halacha

    By: Rabbi Ari Enkin After reading R’ Gil’s post: “Shovelling Snow on Shabbos” last week, it really...

  • Announcements #068: YCT/SAR Yom Iyun on Torah Shebe’al Peh

    Gil Student (0)
    Announcements #068: YCT/SAR Yom Iyun on Torah Shebe’al Peh

    YCT/SAR Yom Iyun on Talmud and Torah Shebe’al Peh – February 1, 2009 YCT Rabbinical School and SAR High School...

  • Civilians and War

    Gil Student (0)
    Civilians and War

    As the war continues in Israel, it is appropriate to study some of the relevant laws and discuss the ethical issues involved...

  • A New Kuzari

    Gil Student (0)
    A New Kuzari

    A new version of R. Daniel Korobkin’s Hebrew-English translation of the Kuzari was recently published by Feldheim...

  • Considering Kugel

    Gil Student (0)
    Considering Kugel

    I wrote this last night and then took it down, because I was not yet convinced that this issue could not be ignored. I am...

  • Pardon My (Philosophical) Language

    Gil Student (0)
    Pardon My (Philosophical) Language

    From Dr. Shalom Rosenberg, In the Footsteps of the Kuzari, vol. 2 p. 95: The Indigent’s Song: Our Religious Language Bring...

  • Parashah Roundup: Vayigash 5769

    Gil Student (0)
    Parashah Roundup: Vayigash 5769

    by Steve Brizel Yosef’s Reunion With His Brothers R. Michael Rosensweig explores the ambivalent and complex nature...

  • Audio Roundup XXIII

    Gil Student (0)
    Audio Roundup XXIII

    by Joel Rich EDITOR’S NOTE I’ve listened to a lot of great Chanukah shiurim over the years with a lot of great...

  • Shoveling Snow on Shabbos

    Gil Student (2)
    Shoveling Snow on Shabbos

    I was asked about shoveling snow on Shabbos. This is a question that you need to ask your rabbi, but I’ll discuss the...