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by Joel Rich Two From R’ Yosef Ber Soloveitchik: One lesson of this synthesis is that man must, under a given set of circumstances, give preference to one value, but later reject that same principle under a different set of circumstances. [Me – yes but is it Boolean (as in Brisk) or multivariate/fuzzy logic (as sometimes seems to a poor ...

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by Joel Rich Shulchan Aruch Chapter 607: 6. ….. Yom Kippur only forgives the transgressions that one sincerely atoned for. But if one prayed on Yom Kippur but thought in his heart “what good is this?”, Yom Kippur does not atone for him. Irony for social orthodoxy? The atonement doesn’t work, but why would they care? I’d like to hear ...

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by Joel Rich Laws Borel’s Law – “Events with a sufficiently small probability never occur” Stigler’s Law – “No scientific law is named after its original discoverer, including this one” Rich’s Law – “All actions have unforeseen consequences, which after the fact were foreseeable by all” Joel’s Law – “In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is ...

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by Joel Rich After the Baby Boomers” Robert Wuthnow “A majority of young adults still consider religion relevant to their lives and believe they could depend on a congregation if the chips were down. Meanwhile, though, they are increasingly busy elsewhere and their behavior is thus less subject to influences of any religious organization”. Note-young adult<30 or so! ~ ~ ...

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by Joel Rich But lurking beneath the surface are several unresolved issues not so quickly dismissed. One of them, raised by Heilman, concerns the “contradictory and often double lives” of Modern Orthodox Jews, as exhibited in their often “exquisite feats of compartmentalization.” Indeed, this may be the only way Modern Orthodox Jews can make the two parts of their identity, ...

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by Joel Rich How do people who grew up religious move from the taken-for-granted world in which they had been raised to a more deliberate, intentional approach to faith? Many people, of course, do not make this move at all. People from the most intensely religious homes sometimes lose interest in their spirituality, either from sheer boredom or because they ...

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by Joel Rich Question: I was recently on an EL AL flight to Israel. The crew congenially allowed us to daven mincha right after takeoff (earliest mincha was 1:40 PM, take off at 1:30 PM). The gentleman sitting next to me was also a chiyuv and he rounded up the requisite minyan which included another chiyuv who the organizer generously ...

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by Joel Rich I think it’s generally accepted that for someone whose parent died in a Jewish leap year prior to Adar, that the last Kaddish is said after eleven months and the Aveilus period last 12 months even in a leap year. Interesting is that the mishna in Edyot (2:10) states: [*] אף הוא היה אומר חמשה דברים של ...

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by Joel Rich From Pigtails and a Zionist path recalled, 40 years later An immigrant whose life was cut short by a Syrian missile was embraced for her love of Israel and much, much more. Her haunting eyes have followed me since I first saw her picture in the communal space in Ramat Magshimim. I often think of her as ...

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by Joel Rich Anyone know the source for the different tune for the third perek of eicha? ~ ~ ~ Is there a generally accepted algorithm for how the Shulchan Aruch decided to bring down more than one opinion from the Beit Yosef and when not? Rabbi Nosson Rich -Mishna Berura Yomi: Hilchos Tefillin 32-6 More on Klaf preparation. General ...

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