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• N Lewin – Poor advocacy: Kosher slaughter was badly defended https://www.jns.org/opinion/poor-advocacy-kosher-slaughter-was-badly-defended/ • R Y Adlerstein & R Y Pfeffer – Panel Discussion: Asara B’Tevet – Then and Now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBhtHqUFXtg

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• R Y Hoffman – 7 Thoughts About The New COVID Vaccine https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/1931577/thoughts-about-the-new-covid-vaccine.html • I do not normally publish death notices or eulogies, because sadly that would quickly drown out everything else. However, Rav Yehuda Herzl Henkin used to occasionally participate in the comments section of the Hirhurim blog (the predecessor of Torah Musings) and sometimes sent me private notes about content, ...

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• NY sanitation workers help Jewish man retrieve lost tefillin from dump https://www.timesofisrael.com/ny-sanitation-workers-help-jewish-man-retrieve-lost-tefillin-from-dump/ • Gedolei Yisrael Take Vaccine, Call on Public to Vaccinate https://hamodia.com/2020/12/23/gedolei-yisrael-take-vaccine-call-public-vaccinate/ • My daughter is FlatbushGirl and I couldn’t be prouder https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/my-daughter-is-flatbushgirl-and-i-couldnt-be-prouder/  

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• Orthodox Jewish leaders are telling their followers to vaccinate for COVID-19. Will they listen? https://www.jta.org/2020/12/21/health/orthodox-jewish-leaders-are-telling-their-followers-to-vaccinate-for-covid-19-will-they-listen • Lawmakers include $2.75 billion for private schools in stimulus after prodding by Orthodox Jewish and Catholic groups https://www.jta.org/quick-reads/lawmakers-include-2-75-billion-for-private-schools-in-stimulus-after-prodding-by-orthodox-jewish-and-catholic-groups • OU: We Must Bring the Backyard Experience Into the Shul Instead of the Shul Experience into the Backyards https://www.jewishpress.com/news/jewish-news/judaism-news/ou-exec-we-must-bring-the-backyard-experience-into-the-shul-instead-of-the-shul-experience-into-the-backyards/2020/12/21/ • New dayan announced by London Beth Din is ‘truly outstanding appointment’ https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/new-dayan-announced-by-london-beth-din-is-truly-outstanding-appointment/

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• For those who take their medical advice from rabbis – WATCH IT: Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky: People Are REQUIRED To Take Vaccine; “Don’t Be Afraid” https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/featured/1930228/watch-it-hagaon-harav-chaim-kanievsky-people-are-required-to-take-vaccine-dont-be-afraid.html • R C Strauchler – Don’t ignore the importance of religion as part of our health care during the pandemic https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2020/12/17/dont-ignore-the-importance-of-religion-as-part-of-our-health-care-during-the-pandemic.html • Cutting-edge scientific analysis reveals secrets of ancient Jewish Purim scroll https://www.timesofisrael.com/cutting-edge-scientific-analysis-reveals-secrets-of-old-jewish-purim-scroll/

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• The Jealous God of Chanukah https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2020/12/the-jealous-god-of-chanukah • Chief Rabbi Lau to Diaspora rabbis: You must vaccinate, dangerous not to https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/chief-rabbi-lau-to-diaspora-rabbis-you-must-vaccinate-dangerous-not-to-652477 • NJ clergy urge faithful to get COVID vaccine, despite moral qualms https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/coronavirus/2020/12/18/nj-clergy-urge-faithful-get-covid-vaccine-despite-moral-qualms/3906138001/

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• For people who take their medical advice from rabbis – Top ultra-Orthodox rabbis recommend community vaccinate against COVID-19 https://www.timesofisrael.com/top-ultra-orthodox-rabbis-recommend-community-vaccinate-against-covid-19/ • J Brown – The Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in Medieval Jewish Thought https://traditiononline.org/the-conjunction-of-saturn-and-jupiter-in-medieval-jewish-thought/ • M Soloveichik – How Exile Changed the Meaning of Hanukkah, and How the Return to Zion Is Changing It Again https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/religion-holidays/2020/12/how-exile-changed-the-meaning-of-hanukkah-and-how-the-return-to-zion-is-changing-it-again-2/  

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• R E Mirvis – As chief rabbi, I can no longer remain silent about the plight of the Uighurs http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/dec/15/chief-rabbi-silent-plight-uighurs-atrocity-china • Read past the misleading headline – Rabbi Avraham Steinberg: No Halachic Obligation – For Now – To Be Vaccinated Against Covid-19 https://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/felafel-on-rye/rabbi-avraham-steinberg-no-halachic-obligation-for-now-to-be-vaccinated-against-covid-19/2020/12/10/ • If you are an Orthodox rabbi, please consider signing this – Statement on Orthodoxy https://coalitionforjewishvalues.org/2020/12/statement-on-orthodoxy/ • 1840 ...

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• In the 20th Century, Ultra-Orthodoxy Protected Itself by Building High Walls. In the 21st, It Must Sustain Itself by Reaching over Those Walls https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/religion-holidays/2020/12/in-the-20th-century-ultra-orthodoxy-protected-itself-by-building-high-walls-in-the-21st-it-must-sustain-itself-by-reaching-over-those-walls/ • INTERVIEW: Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm Discusses The Joshua Project, A Bible-Based Platform That Aims To ‘Make America Good Again’ https://www.dailywire.com/news/interview-rabbi-dr-ari-lamm-discusses-the-joshua-project-a-bible-based-platform-that-aims-to-make-america-good-again • Belgian court strikes down synagogue ban https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/293057 • In 1st for Arab world, Moroccan schools to teach Jewish history and ...

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