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Daily Reyd

• R A Shafran – Covid remote work relaxed fashion and grooming, but not bias based on looks https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/covid-remote-work-relaxed-fashion-grooming-not-bias-based-looks-ncna1275060 • How Coffeehouses Came to Jerusalem https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/history-ideas/2021/07/how-coffeehouses-came-to-jerusalem/

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Books Received

Running in Good Faith?: Observant Judaism and Libertarian Politics by Alan D. Krisnky (Academic Studies Press) Divrei Chanina: Homiletical Perspectives on the Parashiyot HaTorah and Jewish Holidays by R. Dr. Chanania Elbaz Expounding the Torah: A Collection of Essays on the Weekly Parsha by R. Avraham Stone (RAA)

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Daily Reyd

• How the Pandemic Helped Me Embrace Being a Rabbi’s Wife https://www.vogue.com/article/how-the-pandemic-helped-me-embrace-being-a-rabbis-wife • Meet the Orthodox Mother of Twelve Who Ran the Office of an Israeli President https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/religion-holidays/2021/07/meet-the-orthodox-mother-of-twelve-who-ran-the-office-of-an-israeli-president-meet-the-orthodox-mother-of-twelve-who-ran-the-office-of-an-israeli-president/ • Why Does The Ministry Director Have A Photo Of HaGaon HaRav Shteinman, Z’TL? https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/1993756/why-does-the-ministry-director-have-a-photo-of-hagaon-harav-shteinman-ztl.html  

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Daily Reyd

• #Myorthodoxlife: Time to Move On to Important Matters https://jewishlink.news//features/45085-myorthodoxlife-time-to-move-on-to-important-matters • Israeli restaurants are changing their kosher certification — and signaling a religious revolution https://www.jta.org/2021/07/22/israel/israeli-restaurants-are-changing-their-kosher-certification-and-signaling-a-religious-revolution • The Massive Theft Case in Far Rockaway/ Five Towns: a Halachic Analysis https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/1994072/the-massive-theft-case-in-far-rockaway-five-towns-a-halachic-analysis.html  

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Daily Reyd

• Kosher certification should not be a political weapon https://forward.com/opinion/473326/kosher-certification-should-not-be-a-political-weapon/ • When I was young, I never revealed in job interviews that I was married and had children because of similar discrimination against married men in the corporate world – In the US, some Orthodox women in medicine still plagued by discrimination https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-the-us-some-orthodox-women-in-medicine-still-plagued-by-discrimination/ • Religious affairs minister seeks to reform kosher certification, ...

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Five Quick Divrei Torah on Vaeschanan 5781

by R. Gil Student Link to audio In less than ten minutes: 1) Maharil Diskin on Moshe as a servant, 2) Rav Archik Bakst on who is really alive, 3) Rav Zalman Sorotzkin on how to permit something previously forbidden, 4) Rav Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld on the connection between loving Hashem and teaching Torah, 5) Divrei Shaul on earning a ...

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Daily Reyd

• These Orthodox women say Netflix doesn’t speak for them https://forward.com/culture/473214/with-myorthodoxlife-religious-women-say-netflix-doesnt-speak-for-them/ • Does religion make you healthier? https://www.mdlinx.com/physiciansense/does-religion-make-you-healthier/ • On Orthodox liaisons – Vote of Confidence https://mishpacha.com/vote-of-confidence-4/

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Daily Reyd

• Is Modern Orthodox Kiruv Possible? – https://www.thelehrhaus.com/commentary/is-modern-orthodox-kiruv-possible/ • A Major League Problem https://www.jewishpress.com/review/in-print-review/a-major-league-problem/2021/07/20 • ‘Hate Is More Engaging’: Researchers Make Headway Measuring Antisemitic Propaganda on Social Media https://www.algemeiner.com/2021/07/19/hate-is-more-engaging-researchers-make-headway-measuring-antisemitic-propaganda-on-social-media/ • There are no accidents – A Tale of Two Rabbi Kamenetskys https://collive.com/a-tale-of-two-rabbi-kamenetskys/

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Daily Reyd

• No seichel. Israeli universities can create programs for Charedim but only if the Charedim are willing to compromise on their religious standards. And then Israelis will complain that Charedim are underrepresented in jobs that require college training. Same with the army. Make it so that Charedim don’t have to compromise their religious standards and you will have more Charedim ...

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Daily Reyd

• Major League Baseball on Shabbat https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/major-league-baseball-on-shabbat/ • Workplaces Need to Start Supporting Young Motherhood https://www.businessinsider.com/workplaces-support-young-motherhood-declining-birth-rate-2021-7 • Enough with the ‘ex-Orthodox’ drama https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/enough-with-the-ex-orthodox-drama/ • It’s #MyOrthodoxLife and I’m standing up for it https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/its-myorthodoxlife-and-im-standing-up-for-it/

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