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  • Raising Consciousness about the Agunah Crisis -By Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    By Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    January 28, 2014 | 8:47 pm

    This past Sunday  our congregation, Bais Abraham in St. Louis, Missouri, hosted a post-nup signing event with the aim of prompting the whole shul and much of the community to sign the RCA post-nup and to raise consciousness for the plight of Agunot, women chained in a marriage by a... read on

  • Is Tolerance in the Orthodox Lexicon?

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    January 14, 2014 | 1:16 pm

    There is no classical Hebrew word for "tolerance”. The modern Hebrew term is “sovlanut”, but this word never appears with this meaning in rabbinic literature. This isn’t surprising of course, as the contemporary notion of tolerating differing views is born of modern humanist... read on

  • Of Fish Tacos and Otherness –By Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    By Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    January 2, 2014 | 5:30 pm

    I grew up in the 1970’s in one of the only Orthodox Jewish families in a small Connecticut town.  I did not know then that kosher keeping Jews could eat in a restaurant.  I never had eaten in one and the thought of doing so did not even cross my mind.   Once a year we would make... 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.

Rabbi Hyim Shafner is the Rabbi of Bais Abraham...

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