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  • Seforim Sale

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    Seforim Sale

    The SOY Seforim Sale begins this Sunday night at YU (calendar). Here is a list of some books that you will be able to find...

  • Latest Issue of Commentator

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    Latest Issue of Commentator

    The latest issue of The Commentator, dated December 25th, 2008 (link): Features YU Tries Its Hand As Matchmaker Should YU...

  • Understanding Christian Zionists

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    Understanding Christian Zionists

    There has been a longstanding debate in the Jewish community over how suspicious, if at all, we should be of Christian support...

  • Raisin Advisory

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    Raisin Advisory

    From the OU Kosher website (link): OU Public Advisory regarding raisins The OU has long maintained that raisins packed and...

  • Battle of the Religions

    Gil Student (0)
    Battle of the Religions

    In the past, I have quoted on occasion from my teacher R. Dr. Yitzchak Meir Goodman’s two volumes commentaries on Genesis...

  • Lashon Ha-Ra and Newspapers II

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    Lashon Ha-Ra and Newspapers II

    Following up on this post (link), Zev Eleff was kind enough to send his article on this topic (below). A commenter also provided...

  • Audio Roundup XXVII

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    Audio Roundup XXVII

    by Joel Rich Coming Attractions: Next Issue – Your Comments and My Reaction! RIETS Rabbinic Alumni – What the...

  • Parashah Roundup: Bo 5769

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    Parashah Roundup: Bo 5769

    by Steve Brizel Identification and Empathy R. Dovid Hirsch explores why identifying and empathizing with someone else’s...

  • Lashon Ha-Ra and Newspapers

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    Lashon Ha-Ra and Newspapers

    R. Eliezer Melamed is active with Arutz Sheva and is the rabbi of the weekly newspaper Be-Sheva (link). In one of his columns...

  • Long Time No See!

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    Long Time No See!

    By: Rabbi Ari Enkin The Talmud teaches that one who has not seen a good friend in over a month should recite a special blessing...