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The eternal legacy of Rav Avraham Pam, zt”l, and his teachings, as applied to the horrific current events we are witnessing today, will be the focus of this week’s essay. In an … more
A chapter titled “The Menorah Wars” is at the center of a comprehensive history of the Chabad movement in the United States, “The Secret of Chabad: Inside the world’s most … more
As we all know, the second most referenced book in our sacred liturgy is the Book of Psalms, the Sefer Tehillim. And one of the finest commentaries of recent vintage is that of Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh … more
Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau in his commentary on Pirkei Avot (Artscroll-Mesorah, 2006) teaches us, from Rav Shimon, that “a wise person always looks to the future. He weighs the consequences of his … more
The Jewish Publication Society, the oldest Jewish publishing company in the United States, recently published “Modern Orthodox Judaism: A Documentary History,” by Rabbi Dr. Zev Eleff, … more
Yes, with this edition dated December 2, we are to soon to observe the joyous holiday of Chanukah. With that said, it is my pleasure to once again cite for your reading pleasure another learned work … more
This coming Shabbat, Parashat Chayei Sarah, has in recent years assumed the added appellation, Shabbat Hebron, taken from the opening chapter in Genesis 23, detailing the purchase of what we today … more
This week’s “review’’ is basically a personal note of tribute to one of our community’s leading educators, Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky, for the grace and eloquence … more
This week’s literary choice is “The Person in the Parasha: Discovering the Human Element in the Weekly Torah Portion” by Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb (OU Press, Maggid, … more
What an irony. I always knew that the first commentary on a Sukkot machzor describing the rather sharp medieval reaction to a British-based Simchat Torah service would come from the pen of a former … more
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