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This week I am presenting a guest writer, Rabbi Jeremy Rosen, whose essay, “Italian Talmud,” excerpted below, introduces us to an interesting chapter in the long history … more
Yes, prayer is a bridge, a spiritual bridge that we take daily in our trip to G-d’s spiritual universe. And the bridge that we travel over is the siddur, the Jewish prayer book. Recently, a … more
The name and history of the Aish Kodesh in our community is well known. This legacy from the tragedy of the Warsaw Ghetto of one of its towering leaders, Rebbi Kalonymus Kalmish Shapira, the Aish … more
Mesorah Publications recently published a unique compilation of essays that originally appeared as overviews to an Artscroll English commentary to the Book of Bereishis, all authored by one of the … more
During the New York City mayoral election of 1969, the incumbent mayor, John V. Lindsay, found himself in an electoral jam for re-election. Having just lost … more
One of the most charismatic young rabbis in education today is Rabbi Aryeh Cohen, the Mashgiach Ruchani at the DRS High School in Woodmere. Rabbi Cohen has assembled in book form (“From The … more
With the coming observance of Yom Kippur, the recently published “Behind The Music,” by the esteemed Jewish musicologist, Velvel Pasternak of Cedarhurst, affords us the opportunity to … more
It is that time of year, a moment of intense retrospection, of looking inward to pave the way for teshuva, to perform the intense process of repentance from deeds that were of questionable spiritual … more
He is a modest and unassuming person. Yet the illumination of Rabbi David Fuchs’ scholarship shines as a benefit to all. This year marks the tenth anniversary of his association with Koren … more
It is with great personal pleasure to note the completion by Rabbi Moshe Weinberger of his four volume English commentary on Rav Kook’s classic, “Song of Teshuvah” (Penina Press). … more
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