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  • Have A Wonderful Pesach

    Gil Student (0)
    Have A Wonderful Pesach

    This is Yaakov Shwekey singing Yonatan Razel’s Ve-Hi She-Amdah, from the Haggadah. This website will be on a break...

     
  • Chol Hamo’ed: Meat, Wine, and Clothing

    Ari Enkin (1)
    Chol Hamo’ed: Meat, Wine, and Clothing

    by R. Ari Enkin The Torah1 requires one to be “b’simcha,” to be happy, on Yom Tov. One must also ensure...

     
  • The Purpose of Signs and Miracles According to the Ramban

    Ezra Bick (0)
    The Purpose of Signs and Miracles According to the Ramban

    by Rav Ezra Bick In his comments on the commandment of tefillin (Shemot 13:16), the Ramban offers a general theory of...

     
  • How Much Does Unity Cost?

    Gil Student (0)
    How Much Does Unity Cost?

    by R. Gil Student This is an article in the upcoming issue of The Jewish Link of New Jersey. Members of the Jewish community...

     
  • Practice Pesach Sacrifice

    Gil Student (0)
    Practice Pesach Sacrifice

    This is cool. The Temple Institute held a practice sacrifice: ...

     
  • The Religious Significance of NOT Eating Kitniyot on Pesach

    David Silverstein (2)
    The Religious Significance of NOT Eating Kitniyot on Pesach

    by R. David Silverstein Every year around Rosh Chodesh Nissan, the internet is filled with online petitions, Facebook groups...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich A post on a blog: “Nothing could work, short of changing the way we have been taught to think for many years....

     
  • Fat, Tails and Intellectual Limits

    Gil Student (2)
    Fat, Tails and Intellectual Limits

    by R. Gil Student In successfully defending rabbinic Judaism to a Karaite, R. Avraham Ibn Ezra makes an astonishing claim...

     
  • From the Archives of Tradition

    Yitzchak Blau (0)
    From the Archives of Tradition

    by R. Yitzchak Blau Modern technology generates a host of new halakhic questions including difficulties in determining parenthood...

     
  • Should Maggid Take Forever?

    Chaim Saiman (9)
    Should Maggid Take Forever?

    Should Maggid Take Forever? The Shulchan Aruch’s view may surprise you by Chaim Saiman & Josh Weinberger The view of...