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  • How Many Candles?

    Gil Student (0)
    How Many Candles?

    How many candles do we light on Chanukah? There are two ways to calculate this. One is to add up every number from 2 (1 +...

  • Round Menorahs

    Gil Student (0)
    Round Menorahs

    The Terumas Ha-Deshen (105) discusses whether a round menorah is acceptable for use. He answers that if the branches are...

  • The Future of Young Israel

    Gil Student (0)
    The Future of Young Israel

    This article (link) is a pretty good piece of reporting in Yeshiva College’s newspaper The Commentator about the negative...

  • More Conversion Developments II

    Gil Student (0)
    More Conversion Developments II

    Following up on this post, Dr. Daniel Eidensohn has a relevant letter in this week’s issue of The Jewish Press on this...

  • Announcements #014

    Gil Student (0)
    Announcements #014

    Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School in cooperation with Congregation Ohab Zedek invites the entire community to a...

  • If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem!

    Gil Student (0)
    If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem!

    by Rabbi Michael J. Broyde Michael Broyde is the Rabbi of the Young Israel in Atlanta, a law professor at Emory University,...

  • Reminder: Ve-Sein Tal U-Matar

    Gil Student (0)
    Reminder: Ve-Sein Tal U-Matar

    From the Ezras Torah Luach about tonight: At Maariv, we begin to include “ותן טל ומטר”...

  • Are You A Hellenist?

    Gil Student (0)
    Are You A Hellenist?

    My Op-Ed in this week’s issue of The Jewish Press (link): It is Chanukah time again and Jews who have imbibed even...

  • Presidential Message: Hanukkah 2007

    Gil Student (0)
    Presidential Message: Hanukkah 2007

    link: I send greetings to all those celebrating Hanukkah, the festival of lights. Hanukkah commemorates a victory for freedom...

  • Internet Challenges

    Gil Student (0)
    Internet Challenges

    Audios now online: link Rav Mayer TwerskyHow Much is Too Much? Work/Life Balance In Today’s Technologically Driven...