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  • Envisioning a Healthy Jewish Sex Ethic

    By Rabba Sara Hurwitz

    September 2, 2009 | 10:26 pm

    Elul is not only the season of teshuvah.  It’s also the season of love! Ani l’dodi v’dodi li.  I am my beloved and my beloved is for me ( אֲנִי לְדוֹדִי וְדוֹדִי לִי).  It is the season of weddings.  I spend quite some time each summer preparing... read on

  • The Dog Days of Deuteronomy

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    September 2, 2009 | 12:39 am

    Reading the book of D’varim (Deuteronomy) can be a tumultuous experience.  These last few Shabbat mornings have been roller coaster rides, as the sacred text has repeatedly ascended to lofty ethical heights, and then without any particular warning, has seemingly plunged into... read on

  • Don’t Let a Good Sin Go To Waste. - Rabbi Barry Gelman

    By Rabbi Barry Gelman

    September 1, 2009 | 11:31 am

    Sounds like strange advice. Let me explain.

    According to Rabbi Solovetichik there are two kinds of Teshuva (return). One type of Teshuva calls for a complete obliteration of the past. “Certain situations leave no choice but the annihilation of evil and for completely uprooting... read on

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Our Orthodox Rabbis and an Orthodox Maharat writing about how they see Judaism, Israel, the Jewish People and our world.

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