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  • Risks On Secular College Campuses

    Gil Student (0)
    Risks On Secular College Campuses

    R. Menachem Schrader, the Founding Director of the OU’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) program, said the...

  • Charity Priorities

    Gil Student (0)
    Charity Priorities

    Last week, I mentioned briefly (at the end of this post) an appeal from four national Orthodox organizations for communities...

  • Zoo Rabbi in New York

    Gil Student (0)
    Zoo Rabbi in New York

    Attention New Yorkers, R. Natan Slifkin is in town and will be speaking in two venues over the next week: Tuesday Feb. 17th,...

  • Audio Roundup XXIX

    Gil Student (0)
    Audio Roundup XXIX

    by Joel Rich Rabbi Nathan Kamenetsky – A Message to the RIETS Israel Kollel (5769): link An entertaining and informative...

  • R. Noah Weinberg zt”l

    Gil Student (0)
    R. Noah Weinberg zt”l

    To the great sadness of Jews around the world, R. Noah Weinberg passed away last week (link). There are many moving tributes...

  • Considering Kugel II

    Gil Student (0)
    Considering Kugel II

    R. Dr. Moshe Bernstein, a Professor of Bible at Yeshiva College, writes a very eloquent (and surprisingly forceful) opinion...

  • Parashah Roundup: Yisro 5769

    Gil Student (0)
    Parashah Roundup: Yisro 5769

    by Steve Brizel What Yisro Heard The Nesivos Shalom, as elucidated by R. Yitzchak Adlerstein, explains what motivated Yisro:...

  • The Jewish Book Business in the Economic Crisis

    Gil Student (0)
    The Jewish Book Business in the Economic Crisis

    Here’s a great interview with Danny Levine, the owner of a Jewish bookstore in midtown Manhattan, where he gives his...

  • Transporting a Torah Scroll

    Ari Enkin (0)
    Transporting a Torah Scroll

    By: Rabbi Ari Enkin One is not supposed to transport a Torah scroll from its regular location to be used in another location...

  • The Mystery of Tu Bi-Shvat

    Gil Student (0)
    The Mystery of Tu Bi-Shvat

    Tu Bi-Shvat is a bit of a mystery to me. The entire concept of a new year for trees that is fixed on the lunar calendar is...