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  • New Periodical: Hakirah vol 6 (Summer 2008)

    Gil Student (0)
    New Periodical: Hakirah vol 6 (Summer 2008)

    There is a fascinating new issue of Hakirah: Is There a Disconnect Between Learning Torah and Torah Living by Aharon Hersh...

     
  • Parashah Roundup: Naso/Shavuos 5768

    Gil Student (0)
    Parashah Roundup: Naso/Shavuos 5768

    by Steve Brizel The Census R. Jonathan Sacks shows us that the purpose of a Divinely mandated census was that every Jew is...

     
  • Sabbath Mode Ovens for Yom Tov

    Gil Student (1)
    Sabbath Mode Ovens for Yom Tov

    Many people are familiar with the “Sabbath Mode Ovens” that the Star-K has helped design which one is allowed...

     
  • The Complex Year Of 1948

    Gil Student (0)
    The Complex Year Of 1948

    Benny Morris is not out to make any friends with his recent book, 1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War . Morris...

     
  • RCA Issues Statement re Agriprocessors

    Gil Student (0)
    RCA Issues Statement re Agriprocessors

    RCA Issues Statement re Agriprocessors Regarding Recent Developments at Agriprocessors Meat Processing Plant in Postville,...

     
  • The Zoo Rabbi in YU

    Gil Student (0)
    The Zoo Rabbi in YU

    From the latest issue of YU Today (May 2008): ...

     
  • Repeating God’s Name in Zemirot

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    Repeating God’s Name in Zemirot

    By: Rabbi Ari Enkin There are many individuals who choose to sing the Shabbat zemirot in their true original form, including...

     
  • The Living Wage II

    Gil Student (1)
    The Living Wage II

    In a follow-up to this post, I should note that the doyen of Jewish business ethics, R. Dr. Aaron Levine, has published on...

     
  • The Living Wage

    Gil Student (2)
    The Living Wage

    I finally read the much-discussed paper by Conservative Rabbi Jill Jacobs on the living wage, which was recently adopted...

     
  • Respect for the Living

    Gil Student (0)
    Respect for the Living

    Tommy Lapid, the Holocaust survivor and anti-religious Israeli politician, has passed away (link). According to this blog,...