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  • 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...

     
  • 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...