Category Archives: Torah

Wonderful Pesach Video (from Chavruta)

Delightful! Take 15 min out of your day and watch this.

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Evolution of the Olive

Fascinating article by R Natan Slifkin about how we got to where we are in terms of the crazy shiurim for an olive. Highly recommended. It doesn’t format so well as a blog page, so let me know if you … Continue reading

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Daf Yomi plug

We started Menchot today, having finished Zevachim yesterday (Siyum and BBQ Sunday at our house!). I’ll take this opportunity to plug Rav Dov Linzer‘s fine shiur, which is now available via live video, as well as audio and video archives. … Continue reading

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YU Seforim Sale

I came away with a couple of gems: “An Akkadian Lexical Companion for Biblical Hebrew: Etymological-Semantic and Idiomatic Equivalents with Supplement on Biblical Aramaic” (no kidding!), and “A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People” – a beautifully laid out volume … Continue reading

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Rabbinic Statement on Organ Donation and Brain Death in Halacha

Click the link for a statement signed by 100 rabbis on Organ Donation and Brain Death in Halacha.

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DJC Groundhog Day Convocation 2010

A gala affair! And for the second time we were honored by the presence of Rabbi Rosenblatt. I guess that when he attended last year – for the first time in it’s 17 year history – nothing bad happened, so … Continue reading

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Being Gay in the Orthodox World – a response worth reading

Recently, a panel discussion was held at Wurzweiler called “Being Gay in the Orthodox World”, in which several students discussed their experiences as growing up and coming out as gay in the Orthodox Jewish community. It generated much discussion, including … Continue reading

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Vayishlach – the 2 Missions of Yaakov

I had the privilege of meeting R Yair Kahn of Yeshivat Har Etzion last Shabbat at Seudah Shelisheet at the Clanton Park shul in Toronto, where he shared the following thought. There is much duplication in the story of Jacob. … Continue reading

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Long Live the Ghetto Shul!

Great article by Gil Troy in last week’s Canadian Jewish News, on the Ghetto Shul – Elan’s shul in Montreal. It’s all true! We’re proud of Elan for being a mainstay of his community. The great financial meltdown of 2008 … Continue reading

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Judy Klitsner Lectures

I really enjoyed a couple of lectures by Judy Klitsner (last week at Drisha, last night at Hadar). Her basic idea is that many issues and attitudes that we encounter in books of the Tanach (Bible) are not the last … Continue reading

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