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  • 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...

     
  • Drinking on Purim

    Moishe Dovid Lebovits (2)
    Drinking on Purim

    by R. Moishe Dovid Lebovits For some reason, people think that drinking is acceptable at certain times,1  such as on Simchas...

     
  • Two Perspectives on the Sacrifices

    Mordechai Sabato (0)
    Two Perspectives on the Sacrifices

    Two Perspectives on the Sacrifices: On the Relationship Between Parashiot Tzav and Vayikra by R. Mordechai Sabato I. Same...

     
  • Vort from the Rav: Purim

    Arnold Lustiger (0)
    Vort from the Rav: Purim

    This is the final entry in the series of Vorts from the Rav. I thank Dr. Arnold Lustiger for allowing us this window into...