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  • Summaries and Notes on Emunos Ve-Dei’os II

    Gil Student (0)
    Summaries and Notes on Emunos Ve-Dei’os II

    Continued from here. Essay 3: Chapter 2 Reasons for Commandments God’s reasons are beyond our comprehension but the...

     
  • Parashah Roundup: Tetzaveh 5768

    Gil Student (0)
    Parashah Roundup: Tetzaveh 5768

    by Steve Brizel Bringing the Shechina into Our Midst R. Yaakov Haber (Torahlab) underscores the importance that a shul, as...

     
  • Announcements #024

    Gil Student (0)
    Announcements #024

    New issue of The Commentator Israel Programs Asked to Prove Worthiness Revel Dean To Vacate Post Most Waitlisted Students...

     
  • Moses: Envoy of New Methodology

    Gil Student (0)
    Moses: Envoy of New Methodology

    In a new book titled Moses: Envoy of God, Envoy of his People, R. Mosheh Lichtenstein — the son and appointed successor...

     
  • Questions on the Essay by R. Avraham Ben Ha-Rambam

    Gil Student (0)
    Questions on the Essay by R. Avraham Ben Ha-Rambam

    Dovid Kornreich asked me to post the following questions that R. Moshe Meiselman honestly posed in the interest of open discussion...

     
  • Kiddush Between 6 – 7 pm

    Ari Enkin (0)
    Kiddush Between 6 – 7 pm

    By: Rabbi Ari Enkin There’s an intriguing custom found in some Chassidic communities of not reciting Kiddush between...

     
  • Gedolim and Torah in Motion

    Gil Student (0)
    Gedolim and Torah in Motion

    Last week, Torah in Motion held an event in Detroit titled “The Search for Truth: Torah and Revelation Meet Science...

     
  • Anti-Philosophical Briskers

    Gil Student (0)
    Anti-Philosophical Briskers

    When one thinks of the Brisker tradition, one generally thinks of an intellectual tradition that is brilliant and incisive....

     
  • Rabbi Slifkin Explains

    Gil Student (0)
    Rabbi Slifkin Explains

    R. Natan Slifkin explains clearly the problems with some of the opposition to him in his essay “Response to Rav Moshe...

     
  • Praying for the Jews

    Gil Student (0)
    Praying for the Jews

    There is a prayer that Catholics recite on Good Friday colloquially called the Prayer for the Jews. Historically, it has...