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  • 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....

  • Catholic Zionism

    Gil Student (0)
    Catholic Zionism

    In the current issue of First Things, there is an article by David Shushon arguing a case for Zionism based on Christian...

  • Charities and Transparency

    Gil Student (0)
    Charities and Transparency

    Dr. Asher Meir discusses the ethics of charities’ expenses (link). He states that people expect charities to have expenses...

  • Lag Ba’omer

    Ari Enkin (0)
    Lag Ba’omer

    By: Rabbi Ari Enkin There are a number of well-known and beloved customs relating to the celebrations of Lag Ba’omer.[1]...

  • Shemitah: Food Without Effort

    Gil Student (0)
    Shemitah: Food Without Effort

    There is an unusual question asked in last week’s Torah reading (Lev. 25:18-21): ועשיתם את...

  • Announcements #038: Computer Torah Research

    Gil Student (0)
    Announcements #038: Computer Torah Research

    The Rabbi Israel D. Rosenberg Educational Institute Of Congregation Etz Chaim of Kew Gardens Hills is proud to present ...

  • Soft News Musings IV

    Gil Student (0)
    Soft News Musings IV

    Slave Labor Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks (the most influential Jew in England) has a fantastic article on the ethics of slavery...

  • Why Be Jewish? II

    Gil Student (0)
    Why Be Jewish? II

    In the comments to this post, I indicated that I would be posting this week on why I think people become Orthodox. I have...