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Hirhurim, the E-Book

I’m beginning to put together the posts on this blog into book format. The plan is for it to be a free e-book. I need to make some editorial decisions on what to cut and what to keep. Please post in the comments section what you think should not be included in the book and what should be. Thank you

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Who? Where? When? II

Kudos to Chakira for correctly identifying the Mystery Rabbi as R. Marcus (Mordechai) Horovitz, one of R. Esriel Hildesheimer’s top two students (the other being R. David Zvi Hoffmann), son-in-law of R. Ya’akov Ettlinger (the Arukh La-Ner), rav of the Gemeinde Orthodox community in Frankfurt Au Main (and hence R. Samson Raphael Hirsch’s archenemy), close friend of Orthodox historian R. ...

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Who? Where? When?

Hirhurim is sponsoring a Name The Mystery Rabbi contest. I am posting a picture and, in the comments section, entrants must guess the name of the rabbi. The first person to get it right wins. If no one guesses the name right, then the first person to guess the place in which he lived wins. After that, the person to ...

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A Psalm of Sunamis

My rav pointed to Psalm 46 as one that fits strikingly well with the recent Sunami tragedy. While most commentators take it allegorically, the literal reading resonates well after this past week’s natural disaster. Psalm 46: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the ...

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Non-Kosher Quotes

From Sefer Ha-Hayim: I received some online and offline comments about the title of a recent post on Hirhurim, the origin of which is in the Christian bible. R. Yehuda Henkin has an interesting teshuvah (#26) in volume 4 of Bnei Banim on the subject of whether those who believe that the Lubavitcher Rebbe is the messiah are considered to ...

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Shehitah Controversy V

Some statements from the OU that are worth reading: Statement of Rabbis and Certifying Agencies on Recent Publicity on Kosher Slaughter Message from Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb and Rabbi Menachem Genack Setting the Record Straight on Kosher Slaughter Clarification of the Second Cut at Agriprocessors

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