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  • Teaneck

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    Teaneck

    I’m looking for someone in Teaneck with about an hour to spare who is willing to hang up signs. Please e-mail me. Thank...

     
  • Rabbi Yishmael: About It and Not It

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    Rabbi Yishmael: About It and Not It

    In the beginning of morning services, we recite passages regarding the sacrificial order. We then proceed to a chapter of...

     
  • Rashi the Egg Salesman II

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    Rashi the Egg Salesman II

    In this post, I quoted Dr. Haym Soloveitchik’s discussion of whether Rashi was a vintner by profession. There is an...

     
  • New Comment Policy

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    New Comment Policy

    In order to achieve more transparency in moderation of comments on this blog, let me be clear about a policy that I have...

     
  • A Kedushah of Roses

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    A Kedushah of Roses

    I used to be surprised, and now am simply amused, when I hear the important kedushah prayer sung by the prayer leader to...

     
  • R. Jonathan Rosenblum Advocates Torah U-Madda

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    R. Jonathan Rosenblum Advocates Torah U-Madda

    R. Jonathan Rosenblum does it again (link): FELDMAN HAS performed one valuable service: His piece serves as a warning against...

     
  • A Humble Wisdom

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    A Humble Wisdom

    My Devar Torah at my daughter’s Bas Mitzvah today, without the personal stuff: There is a surprising commandment in...

     
  • Rav Soloveitchik, Rav Kotler and the Slaughter Bill

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    Rav Soloveitchik, Rav Kotler and the Slaughter Bill

    Victor B. Geller, Orthodoxy Awakens: The Belkin Era and Yeshiva University, pp. 258-259: In 1957, the Poage Bill was introduced...

     
  • Jewish Leadership

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    Jewish Leadership

    Last week, R. Yaakov Horowitz ran a column about how frum boys and girls in the Catskills are hanging out with each other...

     
  • Don’t Turn Your Back On Your Community VI

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    Don’t Turn Your Back On Your Community VI

    Hillel Halkin: linkAndrew Silow-Carroll: linkR. Dovid Gottlieb: link ...