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  • 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...

     
  • Dairy Bread

    Aharon Ziegler (1)
    Dairy Bread

    Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Gemara Pesachim (36a) states, “One may not knead...

     
  • How Many Moshes Can There Be?

    Francis Nataf (1)
    How Many Moshes Can There Be?

    How Many Moshes Can There Be? – On Machloket in Parshanut by Francis Nataf Was Moshe a great leader? Many readers assume...

     
  • Humility and Success

    Gil Student (0)
    Humility and Success

    R. Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Days of Deliverance, pp. 9-10: Why should man be modest, shy, humble? Particularly, why should...

     
  • Russian Priests: “Open” Ukrainian Orthodoxy is Neo-Catholic, not Orthodox

    Elli Fischer (0)
    Russian Priests: “Open” Ukrainian Orthodoxy is Neo-Catholic, not Orthodox

    by Elli Fischer1 In the spirit of Purim… The Russian takeover of Ukraine has extended into the realm of religion. High-ranking...

     
  • Purimfest 1946

    Henry Abramson (0)
    Purimfest 1946

    In commemoration of Parashas Zachor and Purim, we remember the ten depraved Nazis who were tried and executed in 1946. Particularly...

     
  • Im Tirtzu: Longing for the Land and the Problematic Persian Purim Party

    Moshe Schapiro (0)
    Im Tirtzu: Longing for the Land and the Problematic Persian Purim Party

    by Rabbi Moshe Schapiro Like Totally Sitting Esther was not a valley girl. It is therefore surprising that in the opening...

     
  • Audio Roundup

    Joel Rich (0)
    Audio Roundup

    by Joel Rich My rough translation from the Gesher Hachaim, I’ll also note the 2nd ½ should apply throughout Shiva. Many...