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Weekly Freebies: Book Give-Away

With the arrival in the US of R. Aharon Rakeffet’s scholarly memoirs, From Washington Avenue to Washington Street (available in hardcover and e-book), I am able to offer Hirhurim readers an opportunity to obtain a free copy (thanks to the publishers, Gefen and OU Press). Over the next three weeks, I will be asking Rakeffet trivia and each week one ...

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Announcement: Lambda/Urim Summer Clearance Book Sale

Lambda/Urim Summer Clearance Book Sale STARTING SUNDAY AUGUST 21!!! UPDATE: Price list is here: link (DOC) New and Classic Jewish Books DISCOUNTED 30% – 50% Direct from the Wholesaler! Visit our new warehouse and choose from a wide selection of fine Jewish books and Seforim, including: A full line of new books from:Urim Publications ~ Yashar Books Peirushim and Commentary ...

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New Periodical: Tradition 44:2

The Summer 2011 issue of Tradition (44:2) is out, with some explosive material (not yet online): The House I Lived In: A Taste of Gooseflesh by R. Shalom Carmy – Some Orthodox Jews are uncomfortable with converts for reasons that are not racist. But discomfort with people from different backgrounds is still small-minded. I’d add that many ba’alei teshuvah face ...

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News & Links

▪ New editor for The Jewish Standard ▪ Israel affecting growing liberalism among Orthodox U.S. Jews, says sociologist ▪ Sharpton quits shul’s Crown Hts. panel after riot victim’s brother objected ▪ Sephardi girls not being placed in Haredi schools ▪ FrumTeens moderator to go public ▪ Are Circuses Kosher? ▪ The Real Saviours of Soviet Jewry ▪ SALT Friday ▪ ...

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Books Received

I don’t always have the chance to review each book, so I’ll list the books that I receive. Some of them will be quoted or reviewed in future posts. Here are the books I’ve received recently: John Lennon and The Jews: A Philosophical Rampage by Dr. Ze’ev Maghen (Bottom) Why Be Jewish? Knowledge and Inspiration for Jews of Today by ...

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News & Links

▪ R. Jonathan Sacks on UK Riots ▪ Unmolested ▪ US inmate’s matzah request denied ▪ Thinking Cap: Preventing Groupthink ▪ Unpasteurized milk: Black market and Chalav Yisroel ▪ Yeshiva U. gives Talmud doctorate to woman for first time ▪ Reform reject chance to choose Chief Rabbi ▪ SALT Friday ▪ R. Joshua Maroof on Shelo Asani Ishah ▪ Britain ...

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Weekly Freebies: Chazon Yechezkel

R. Yechezkel Abramsky was a leading student of R. Chaim Soloveitchik. He served for many years on the London Beth Din until settling in Bnei Brak as a rosh yeshiva. His Chazon Yechezkel commentary on the Tosefta is a classic of lomdus and is available in full on HebrewBooks.org: Zera’im: link Mo’ed I: link Mo’ed II: link Nashim I: link ...

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Announcement: Fifth Avenue Synagogue Tisha B’Av Film Program

Fifth Avenue Synagogue Young Leadership in partnership with Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance NY present Tragedy, Memory and Meaning: A Tisha B’Av Film Program Tuesday, August 9, 2011 To be screened at the Barbara K. and Ira A. Lipman Screening Room at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, 226 East 42 Street, New York City Film Series Track A 10:00 – 11:00 ...

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