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  • The Big Event Live: Banned

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    The Big Event Live: Banned

    Last week, there was a ban published in Hamodia that declared an upcoming charity concert by Shloime Gertner and Lipa Schmeltzer...

     
  • Kosher and Open on Shabbos

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    Kosher and Open on Shabbos

    There was a recent item on the website of The New York Times about whether a kosher certified restaurant can be open on Shabbos...

     
  • Rabbi Slifkin Explains – Postcript

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    Rabbi Slifkin Explains – Postcript

    R. Natan Slifkin posted a postcript to his recent article regarding R. Moshe Shapiro’s opposition to R. Slifkin’s...

     
  • Parashah Roundup: Ki Sisa 5768

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    Parashah Roundup: Ki Sisa 5768

    by Steve Brizel The Half Shekel R. Yaacov Haber (Torahlab) explores why one must not take a census in a direct manner: link R....

     
  • The State of Modern Orthodox Belief

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    The State of Modern Orthodox Belief

    What do Modern Orthodox Jews believe? Like other religious groups, there is an official belief (or ranges of belief) and...

     
  • Tzitzit – Cotton or Wool?

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    Tzitzit – Cotton or Wool?

    By: Rabbi Ari Enkin Although wearing a Tallit Katan is always a commendable act, it is not always clear however whether doing...

     
  • Responses to Questions on the Essay by R. Avraham Ben Ha-Rambam

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    Responses to Questions on the Essay by R. Avraham Ben Ha-Rambam

    In a previous post, I posted questions to be posted on this blog from R. Moshe Meiselman that were sent to me by someone...

     
  • Announcements #025

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    Announcements #025

    Denver Academy of Torah Orthodox School in Denver ColoradoGrades: PreK-10 Rabbi Daniel Alter Head of School www.datcampus.org(720)...

     
  • Judaism and Youthfulness

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    Judaism and Youthfulness

    R. Meir Soloveichik writes in Commentary about the prohibition of shaving with a razor and the possible rationale behind...

     
  • Summaries and Notes on Emunos Ve-Dei’os II

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    Summaries and Notes on Emunos Ve-Dei’os II

    Continued from here. Essay 3: Chapter 2 Reasons for Commandments God’s reasons are beyond our comprehension but the...