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  • I am proud to be Litvish

    By Salvador Litvak

    March 9, 2013 | 9:23 pm

    This is a phenomenal book. Since I began my journey back to Judaism, I have been blessed to learn from so many Chassidic masters that I often joke I'm a Litvak who's not so Litvish. Perhaps I should I've realized I'm pretty Litvish when I "accidentally" encountered the Talmud on... read on

  • Veterans Day Tribute

    By Salvador Litvak

    November 12, 2012 | 1:24 pm

    Happy Veterans Day. In honor of all who serve, I made this tribute to the men and women who fought and sacrificed in the Civil War. The facial hair may have changed, but the eyes are as familiar as our friends and familiy. I wish we had photgraphs of our Sages, as I think they'd look equally familiar.

    Enjoy and please share!

  • Day 85 - Why I’m Reading the Whole Talmud… Again

    By Salvador Litvak

    November 8, 2012 | 8:01 am

    I have been struggling to write a post since I came down from the Mt. Sinai-like high of the Siyum HaShas at MetLife Stadium, when we completed the seven and a half year cycle of reading the Talmud (click here for my Jewish Journal cover story about that experience).

    I have kept... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Salvador Litvak is a Chilean Jewtino who’s lived in the U.S. since he was five. He graduated from Harvard, NYU Law and UCLA Film. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and...

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