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  • Announcements #019

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    Announcements #019

    New DVD & CD – Yeshiva Boys Choir Live II, including a performance by Tek Noy starring Yossi Scharf (a distant...

  • Commenting Changes

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    Commenting Changes

    As Hirhurim grows, we need to reexamine the commenting policy. Clearly, asking people to police themselves does not work....

  • Integration in Jewish Education

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    Integration in Jewish Education

    The Visions of Jewish Education Project is pleased to announce a new essay, “Vision of a Modern Orthodox Jewish Education,”...

  • Mazel Tov to Ari Lamm

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    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?

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    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

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    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

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    Announcements #018

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

  • Shabbos Elevator Pitch

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    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

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    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

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    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...