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Announcements #188: Free Sefer

20 copies of Bechor Shaul on Menachos are available free (just $6 s/h - USA) to the first 20 people who call (212) 473-1000. Please leave name, e-mail address and phone number. Must be able to make the $6 payment via PAYPAL.

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News & Links

▪ OU Earthquake Emergency Fund ▪ My Mother-in-Law, the Accused Spy ▪ Benedict’s ‘Jesus’ and the Jews ▪ The Origin of Ta‘anit Esther ▪ Interview: Mordechai Dzikansky – Terrorist Cop ▪ The Other Rosenbergs ▪ Tribefest draws 1,200 young Jews to Las Vegas ▪ Plan to register converts for marriage bypasses rabbis ▪ Councilman Greenfield Disputes Rabbi Levin’s Claim ▪ ...

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Announcements #187: Introducing The Megillah

“The Megillah” is an online collaboration and initiative to showcase student Jewish journalism sponsored by OU Alumni. While many of you write for your own student newspapers, we thought it was imperative to bring together Jewish voices, thoughts, beliefs, viewpoints and journalism in one online forum. If you are currently enrolled in a college, graduate school, law school, medical school or any other university, you are considered a student and are eligible to write.

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News & Links

▪ Fence separates haredi, secular Jerusalem kids ▪ The Case Against the Sheitel ▪ Number of yeshiva students plummets ▪ Plan will pay yeshiva students NIS 15,000 salary in construction ▪ Rabbi Calls For Dismissal of Rosh Yeshiva After Wedding Fiasco ▪ The Japan Song ▪ SALT Friday ▪ Cholent Emerges as “Hottest” Kosher Food ▪ Halacha’s Moment of Truth ...

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Announcements #186: The Master Torah System

Rabbi Meir Pogrow, founder of The Master Torah System, will introduce this program to NYC. Tuesday March 1, 8:45 PM East Side Torah Center 317 Henry Street (off Grand Street) Rav Meir Pogrow, Sh'lita, has an ambitious goal: he wants the average layman, and not just the elite Torah scholars, to master the ENTIRE Torah – Tanach, Mishna, Gemara, and Halacha! As inconceivable as this sounds, he has already seen incredible success with hundreds of students around the world. Thousands of simanim of halacha. Thousands of Mishnayos. Hundreds of Blatt Gemara. Sound too amazing to be true? Come hear him speak Tuesday, March 8:45 PM at the East Side Torah Center.

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Announcements #185: YU Marine Park Melave Malka

Alumni and friends of Yeshiva University are invited to a melave malka for men and women in Marine Park. Special guest speaker: Rabbi Daniel Rapp, Associate Dean of Jewish Studies Date: Motzei Shabbos Parshas Vayakhel February 26, 2011 8:30pm (bentching at 10:15) Location: Merkaz Yisroel of Marine Park The Marine Park Jewish Center 3311 Avenue S Brooklyn, NY Couvert: $25 For more information, e-mail MPYUA @ aol.com.

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New & Links

▪ Orthodox students fighting to keep presence at UCLA ▪ Inside the private world of London’s ultra-Orthodox Jews ▪ Ask the Rabbi: On eating fish with milk ▪ Rabbi Zechariah Fendel, zt”l, a Quintessential Mashpia ▪ Religious gays offered ‘conversion therapy’ ▪ Voyagers ▪ Rabbis denounce rabbinic support of Katzav (Hebrew) ▪ Jill Jacobs: Incivility Toward Civil Servants ▪ US ...

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Announcements #184: The Privileges and Responsibilities of Marriage

Shiur: The Privileges and Responsibilities of Marriage Nachlas Yehoshua-Monastristch, 1301 East 27th Street (corner Avenue M) is pleased to host the next in its series: Shiurim for Enhanced Living HaRav Hershel Schachter Shlit’a will deliver a Shiur on: The Privileges and Responsibilities of Marriage To take place on Wednesday evening February 23, 2011 at 9:00 PM For married Men & ...

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Announcements #183: New Sefer Bain Hashuroth at the YU Seforim Sale

New Sefer Bain Hashuroth at the YU Seforim Sale ספר בין השורות contains halakhic discussions on the weekly parsha based upon the commentary of the Ramban, Rambam, and later commentators. The author, Rabbi Avrohom Ratner, strives to highlight the relationship between the Written and Oral Torahs. The sefer includes a haskama from Rav Hershel Schachter. The sefer is available for ...

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