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  • Mazel Tov to Ari Lamm

    Gil Student (0)
    Mazel Tov to Ari Lamm

    I’m just catching up on my e-mail and I saw that I was e-mailed last night that frequent Hirhurim commenter Ari Lamm...

  • Haaretz on Flipping Out?

    Gil Student (0)
    Haaretz on Flipping Out?

    A review of Flipping Out? and interview with Dr. Chaim Waxman in Haaretz: link I am posting the text here because Haaretz...

  • Rock and Roll Davening

    Gil Student (0)
    Rock and Roll Davening

    Over the past decade or so, it has become more popular for non-Orthodox synagogues to use musical accompaniment as a way...

  • Announcements #018

    Gil Student (0)
    Announcements #018

    Shomer Shabbos Internal Medicine Job in Cincinnati OH Community hospital in suburban Cincinnati is seeking 2 BE/BC physicians...

  • Shabbos Elevator Pitch

    Gil Student (0)
    Shabbos Elevator Pitch

    In R. Yaakov horowitz’s latest column (link), he quotes a woman who describes the beauty of Shabbos in that it is 1)...

  • Rabbi Isaiah Wohlgemuth zt”l

    Gil Student (0)
    Rabbi Isaiah Wohlgemuth zt”l

    R. Isaiah Wohlgemuth, longtime teacher at the Maimonides School in Boston, passed away this Sunday. Below is the biography...

  • Parashah Roundup: Bo 5768

    Gil Student (0)
    Parashah Roundup: Bo 5768

    by Steve Brizel The Last Three Plagues R. Ezra Bick discusses the differences between the last three Plagues and the Plagues...

  • Seudat Rosh Chodesh

    Ari Enkin (0)
    Seudat Rosh Chodesh

    by Rabbi Ari Enkin While on Shabbat and Yom Tov there is an obligation to eat seudot, elaborate meals which include bread,...

  • Historical Study of Halakhah

    Gil Student (0)
    Historical Study of Halakhah

    The study of the history of halakhah is fraught with methodological and religious dangers. Good study requires thorough understanding...

  • Barukh Dayan Ha-Emes

    Gil Student (0)
    Barukh Dayan Ha-Emes

    The funeral for R. Shmuel Berenbaum, rosh yeshiva of the Mir Yeshiva in Brooklyn, will take place on Monday morning 8:45am...