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  • Jewish Charity In A New Era

    Gil Student (0)
    Jewish Charity In A New Era

    After Yosef explained Pharaoh’s dream(s), he added a piece of advice on how to proceed (Gen. 41:33): ועתה...

  • RCA Reacts to Madoff Scandal

    Gil Student (0)
    RCA Reacts to Madoff Scandal

    From the RCA (link): In Light of Madoff Scandal, RCA Recommits to Promoting Ethical Standards throughout the Jewish Community Dec...

  • How Do You Eat It, With Your Hands?

    Gil Student (0)
    How Do You Eat It, With Your Hands?

    I’ve had occasion to eat with colleagues at kosher delis and they invariably comment about the way I eat a pickle....

  • Ethical Dilemmas in Blogging

    Gil Student (0)
    Ethical Dilemmas in Blogging

    A few weeks ago I spent Shabbos in YU. One of the talks I gave was about the ethical dilemmas of blogging. I had prepared...

  • Parashah Roundup: Miketz-Chanukah 5769

    Gil Student (0)
    Parashah Roundup: Miketz-Chanukah 5769

    by Steve Brizel Yosef’s Dreams and Pharoah’s Dreams R. Amnon Bazak explains the relationship between Yosef’s...

  • Audio Roundup XXII

    Gil Student (0)
    Audio Roundup XXII

    by Joel Rich Rav J B Soloveitchik – Al Hanisim Chanuka: link Fascinating broad discussion from 1971. Topics include...

  • Yehudah’s Story

    Gil Student (0)
    Yehudah’s Story

    Chapter 38 of Bereishis, the story of Yehudah and Tamar, is a somewhat jarring interruption to the Yosef story that raises...

  • YU Learns Mussar

    Gil Student (0)
    YU Learns Mussar

    The NY Times has an article today about how Yeshiva University is trying to learn lessons from the Madoff Scandal (link)....

  • Chanuka —> Al Hanissim

    Ari Enkin (0)
    Chanuka —> Al Hanissim

    By: Rabbi Ari Enkin Whenever one has eaten a meal on Chanuka (or Purim), there is a special prayer, known as “al hanissim”,...

  • Reminder: WebYeshiva Get-Together

    Gil Student (0)
    Reminder: WebYeshiva Get-Together

    Students of Rabbi Chaim Brovender from throughout the years are invited to join the First Annual “Real World”...