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  • Announcements #020

    Gil Student (0)
    Announcements #020

    Sacred Monsters – Multimedia Presentation and Book Signing Sacred Monsters: Mysterious and Mythical Creatures of Scripture,...

  • Converting a Messianist III

    Gil Student (0)
    Converting a Messianist III

    In a recent Op-Ed in The Jerusalem Post (link), Dr. David Berger offers four quotations from Lubavitch Messianic rabbis (see...

  • Converting a Messianist II

    Gil Student (0)
    Converting a Messianist II

    In response to an Op-Ed by Shmuley Boteach last week arguing that a Lubavitch Messianist candidate for conversion should...

  • Non-Male Non-Orthodox Non-Rabbis

    Gil Student (1)
    Non-Male Non-Orthodox Non-Rabbis

    There was an article in The Jerusalem Post a few weeks ago announcing that the Hartman Institute has decided to start ordaining...

  • The God-Parent Metaphor

    Gil Student (0)
    The God-Parent Metaphor

    Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility, pp. 24-25: The use of a metaphor [of...

  • Spend Pesach in Israel

    Gil Student (0)
    Spend Pesach in Israel

    – Advertisement – Spend Pesach in the Holy Land at programs specifically designed for English speakers. If...

  • Parashah Roundup: Yisro 5768

    Gil Student (0)
    Parashah Roundup: Yisro 5768

    by Steve Brizel Yisro and Moshe R. Yaakov Medan analyzes how and when the Torah mentions the appointment of judges-before...

  • Brich Hu or Amen?

    Ari Enkin (0)
    Brich Hu or Amen?

    By: Rabbi Ari Enkin No doubt readers are well aware of the differing customs on how to respond to Kaddish when the leader...

  • Flipping Out in Yiddish: דאָס יאָר אין ישׂראל

    Gil Student (0)
    Flipping Out in Yiddish: דאָס יאָר אין ישׂראל

    An article about the “Year in Israel” and the book Flipping Out? in the Yiddish Forward: link ...

  • Rational Religion

    Gil Student (0)
    Rational Religion

    R. Avigdor Nebenzahl, in his Sichos on Shemos (I believe no. 13, sorry but everything that follows is paraphrased from [faulty]...