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    New Periodical: Tradition 49:1

    New issue of Tradition (49:1 Spring 2016) with a special section of Perspectives on Women’s Leadership in Orthodoxy: The Sons of Korah, Who Did Not Die by R. Shalom Carmy – An expansion of Rav Soloveitchik’s interpretation of the Korach rebellion with an application to the current ...

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    Who’s A Kohen?

    by R. Gidon Rothstein 17 Tammuz: Chatam Sofer on Who To Believe Who’s a Kohen A particular instance of a broader question afforded Chatam Sofer, Kovetz Teshuvot 60, the opportunity to enlighten us about how we know whom to treat as a kohen, and in what ways. The responsum, from 17 Tammuz, 5563 (1804...

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    Books Received

    Rakafot Aharon vol. 3: Selected Halakhic Shiurim Covering the Topics of the Classic Agunah, Mamzerut, and Artificial Insemination by R. Aharon Rakefet (Shvut Ami) The Gemara Card by R. Yitzhak Frank and David Sachs (Maggid) ...

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    All About Prophecy II

    by R. Gil Student Rambam (Mishneh Torah, Hilkhos Yesodei Ha-Torah 7:1) continues: A person who is full of all these qualities and is physically sound [is fit for prophecy]. Prior essays in this series Someone who has achieved all three qualifications: intellectual, imaginative and moral also must ha...

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    Tzitzis at Ma’ariv

    by R. Gil Student Should we be careful to wear tzitzis when praying the evening ma’ariv service? Rav Mordechai Eliyahu (Responsa Ma’amar Mordechai, vol. 2 no. 3) explores this question. The argument in favor goes as follows: We are careful to wear tefillin and tzitzis while reciting Shem...

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    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich The English translation of R’ Sabato interviewing R’ Lichtenstein is out (Seeking His Presence), I highly recommend it. Life is indeed complex! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ From R” Y Katz – do you agree? These are trying times for Modern Orthodoxy. Our safety net is porous; many are falling through the .....

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