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    Were the Egyptians Right?

    by R. Gil Student I. Enslaving the Jews Were the Egyptians right in enslaving the Jews? The question seems outrageous at first. However, Pharaoh and the Egyptians fulfilled God’s prophecy to Avraham that his descendants would be enslaved in a foreign land (Gen. 15:13). Why, then, were the Egyp...

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    The Use of Quinoa on Pesach

    by R. Asher Bush For the past several years many people have been excited about the possibility of adding a new item–Quinoa–to an otherwise limited Pesach diet. Unlike past years, there are now several brands available under respected kashrus supervision. The question is whether Quinoa i...

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    Recognizing G-d’s Love For Am Yisrael

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Moshe Rabbeinu, in Parshat Va’etchanan, declares, “Mi Keil BaShamayim U’vaAretz Asher Ya’aseh k’Ma’asecha veChigvuro’teicha” [“What power is there in the heaven or on the earth that can perform according to Your powerful deeds and...

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    Idolatry Starts Innocently

    by R. Gil Student My article in this week’s Jewish Link of NJ The source of idolatry, among the gravest offenses a religious person can commit, lies atop a slippery slope. It comes not from a search for multiple deities and not even from an abandonment of the one true God. Its origin lies in ....

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    Wine In All Its Halakhic Glory

       by R. Gil Student At the Passover seder, we drink four cups of wine. Stereotypically, American Jews drink very sweet, low alcohol wine. However, the kosher wine industry has grown enormously over the past few decades so that consumers can choose from many different kinds of award-winnin...

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