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  • The Zoo Rabbi in YU

    Gil Student (0)
    The Zoo Rabbi in YU

    From the latest issue of YU Today (May 2008): ...

     
  • Repeating God’s Name in Zemirot

    Ari Enkin (0)
    Repeating God’s Name in Zemirot

    By: Rabbi Ari Enkin There are many individuals who choose to sing the Shabbat zemirot in their true original form, including...

     
  • The Living Wage II

    Gil Student (1)
    The Living Wage II

    In a follow-up to this post, I should note that the doyen of Jewish business ethics, R. Dr. Aaron Levine, has published on...

     
  • The Living Wage

    Gil Student (2)
    The Living Wage

    I finally read the much-discussed paper by Conservative Rabbi Jill Jacobs on the living wage, which was recently adopted...

     
  • Respect for the Living

    Gil Student (0)
    Respect for the Living

    Tommy Lapid, the Holocaust survivor and anti-religious Israeli politician, has passed away (link). According to this blog,...

     
  • Rabbi Jacob Joseph In The News

    Gil Student (0)
    Rabbi Jacob Joseph In The News

    Dr. Yitzchak Levine, in the current issue of The Jewish Press, quotes extensively from the book Rabbi Israel Salanter: Religious-Ethical...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Gil Student (0)
    Audio Roundup

    The following is the first post in a new feature that highlights recent Torah audio lectures that are available online. Let...

     
  • Soft News Musings VI

    Gil Student (0)
    Soft News Musings VI

    Lambda Phi Philologus summarizes Gershom Scholem’s suggestion that the concept of there always being at least 36 righteous...

     
  • Reb Dovid’s Test

    Gil Student (0)
    Reb Dovid’s Test

    R. Micha Berger tells the following story about R. David Lifschitz as part of a great post (link): YU required written finals....

     
  • Parashah Roundup: Bemidbar/Yom Yerushalayim 5768

    Gil Student (0)
    Parashah Roundup: Bemidbar/Yom Yerushalayim 5768

    by Steve Brizel The Themes of Sefer Bamidbar R. Berel Wein reminds us that one of the key elements of Bamidar is how people,...