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  • Parashah Roundup: Miketz & Chanukah 5768

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    Parashah Roundup: Miketz & Chanukah 5768

    by Steve Brizel What Yosef Learned in Jail The Meshech Chochmah (as preprared by R. Eliezer Kwass) explains the special nature...

     
  • Transliteration Confusion

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    Transliteration Confusion

    See the damage that varying methods of transliteration can cause: UPDATED: Let me break it down: Academic (as per Encyclopedia...

     
  • The More Things Change…

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    The More Things Change…

    From R. Zvi Dov Kanatopsky’s sermon on Shavuos, June 10, 1951, in Rejoice In Your Festivals (link) pp. 108-109: There...

     
  • JNews Roundup VIII

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    JNews Roundup VIII

    by Raphael Davidovich and Gil Student Biblical Wall found (Breitbart) City of Jerusalem brings suit against stores that sold...

     
  • Rav Soloveitchik’s Two Dreams

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    Rav Soloveitchik’s Two Dreams

    In this week’s parashah shi’ur (audio link, at minute 25), R. Hershel Schachter discusses the kiddush that R....

     
  • How Big of a Yarmulka

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    How Big of a Yarmulka

    R. Gersion Appel, The Concise Code of Jewish Law, vol. 1 p. 35 n. 5 (based on R. Moshe Feinstein, Iggeros Moshe, Orach Chaim...

     
  • The Ennobling Nature of Torah

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    The Ennobling Nature of Torah

    I. Moral Failings and Mussar In R. Avi Shafran’s recent article “Sin and Subtext”, discussed in this post,...

     
  • Parashah Roundup: Vayeshev 5768

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    Parashah Roundup: Vayeshev 5768

    by Steve Brizel Yaakov and the Life of a Tzadik R. Shlomo Wolbe zt”l explains that a Tzadik’s life is always...

     
  • Announcements #013

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    Announcements #013

    Get your Anti Loshon Harah Ear Muffs here: link (Announce your simchah or Torah lectures by clicking on the button in the...

     
  • Hashavas Aveidah in the News

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    Hashavas Aveidah in the News

    Pair learn finders not always keepers: Mon Nov 26, 11:01 PM ETSALEM, Ore. – A pair of Salem residents learned the hard...