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  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich Summary Ethical Will – Florence Rich HK”M What my parents taught me – by words and by example: We were...

     
  • Deciding Jewish Thought

    Gil Student (18)
    Deciding Jewish Thought

    Over the years, we have returned many times to the question whether there is a decision-making process to belief (hashkafah)...

     
  • The Shabbos Project

    Gil Student (0)
    The Shabbos Project

    South Africa’s Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein is launching a second annual Shabbos Project with a goal of having all...

     
  • The Beilis Affair of 1911-1913

    Henry Abramson (0)
    The Beilis Affair of 1911-1913

    The discovery of the mutilated body of a young boy in Kiev led to the false arrest of a Jewish laborer named Mendel Beilis....

     
  • Why Is Humanity Here? How Do We Know?

    Gidon Rothstein (7)
    Why Is Humanity Here? How Do We Know?

    One of the central questions we’ve been working to answer is Ran’s overall goal in these Drashot. This Drasha gives us...

     
  • Revoking Ordination II

    Gil Student (1)
    Revoking Ordination II

    What do you do when a rabbi is shown to be incompetent in Torah matters, perhaps even adopting heretical views? Two years...

     
  • The Netziv and Open Orthodoxy

    Gil Student (1)
    The Netziv and Open Orthodoxy

    The Netziv was not as open-minded as some would have us believe. In an Op-Ed in The Jewish Week (link), Dr. Eugene Korn criticizes...

     
  • Parshat Parah

    Ari Enkin (0)
    Parshat Parah

    by Ari Enkin On the Shabbat following Purim we read “Parshat Para,” the portion which discusses the Para Aduma,...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich From a recent Kashrus article: The principle of DIRTFT says that instead of solving the problem with new and...

     
  • Ordination Confiscation

    Zev Eleff (8)
    Ordination Confiscation

    by Zev Eleff In June 1970, Rabbi Alex Weisfogel published a pithy rebuke of the American Orthodox rabbinate. A graduate of...