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  • Announcements #040: Nishmat Summer Program and Conversion Crisis Lectures

    Gil Student (0)
    Announcements #040: Nishmat Summer Program and Conversion Crisis Lectures

    Nishmat Summer Program for WomenTHE ALISA FLATOW NISHMAT SUMMER PROGRAM 2008The Jerusalem Center for Higher Torah Study for...

     
  • Secondary Sources

    Gil Student (0)
    Secondary Sources

    In a post on the Seforim blog, R. Eliezer Brodt points out instances in which an author evidently utilizes the sources found...

     
  • Yisachar or Yisaschar?

    Ari Enkin (0)
    Yisachar or Yisaschar?

    By: Rabbi Ari Enkin Although the name of Yisaschar (son of Yaakov and founding father of one of the twelve tribes) is always...

     
  • The Missing Afterlife

    Gil Student (0)
    The Missing Afterlife

    The commentators note that the blessings and curses in Lev. 26, part of last week’s Torah reading, only promise reward...

     
  • Announcements #039: From Coca Cola to Postville

    Gil Student (0)
    Announcements #039: From Coca Cola to Postville

    Current Issues in Kashrut… From Coca Cola to Postville Rabbi Menachem Genack, National Rabbinic Administrator and CEO...

     
  • A Different Tekufah

    Gil Student (0)
    A Different Tekufah

    Guest Post by Prof. Yitzchak Levine This past Shabbos my wife and I attended the 2008 Torah Umesorah Convention. One of the...

     
  • Rav Amital Speaks

    Gil Student (0)
    Rav Amital Speaks

    I’ve only once had the pleasure of meeting R. Yehuda Amital. It was when I was working in a Teaneck restaurant and...

     
  • Soft News Musings V

    Gil Student (0)
    Soft News Musings V

    Top 36 Somethings I can’t figure out what this Jewish Week list of 36 people under the age of 36 is about, but I congratulate...

     
  • Parashah Roundup: Bechukosai 5768

    Gil Student (0)
    Parashah Roundup: Bechukosai 5768

    by Steve Brizel Reward and Punishment R. Aharon Lichtenstein suggests that we employ a sophisticated, as opposed to a simplistic...

     
  • New Periodical: Tradition 41:1 (Spring 2008)

    Gil Student (0)
    New Periodical: Tradition 41:1 (Spring 2008)

    There is a new issue of Tradition (link). I have not yet seen it but the table of contents makes it look like a must read....