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Mitzvah of Zechirat Amalek

Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler The Mitzvah of Zechirat Amalek if found in Parshat Ki Teitzei (Devarim 25:17-20). It contains a positive aspect of Zachor, and a negative aspect of lo–tishkach According to Rambam (Hilchot Melachim 5:5), and Tosafot (Berachot 13a) this Mitzvah is a Chiyyuv D’Oreita (Biblical requirement). We fulfill the Mitzvah by ...

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Audio Roundup: YU and the World of Tomorrow

by Joel Rich https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC73PtFt-v8 YU and the World of Tomorrow: Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Interviewed by Rabbi Ari Lamm Judaism alone balances the universal with the particular and focuses on community (a real face-to-face one) and truth as important values. Technology, and education always go and grow together. R’Sacks wishes we wouldn’t use the label Modern Orthodoxy because it’s too ...

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Audio Roundup 2017:44

by Joel Rich From the Nishma Research Profile of American Modern Orthodox Jews http://nishmaresearch.com/assets/pdf/Report%20-%20Nishma%20Research%20Profile%20of%20American%20Modern%20Orthodox%20Jews%2009-27-17.pdf As one who has a passing knowledge of surveys, of course every survey has to be taken with grains of salt – survey design, question construction, respondents and interpretation are all subject to conscious and unconscious bias. Interesting is agunot as #2 on the problem list ...

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The Unique Characteristics of Kedushat Yerushalayim

Halakhic Positions of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik by R. Aharon Ziegler Rav Soloveitchik expressed the idea that Yerushalayim is endowed with a unique Kedusha (holiness) that is called kedushat shechina-the holiness of G-d. Whereas the holiness of most places emerges from human energy, the holiness of Yerushalayim does not emerge from us, it comes from an external force- from G-d ...

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