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But what is our GOAL?

By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

August 23, 2012 | 2:37 pm

As the Elul moon waxes and the peak of our religious year nears, we each begin asking ourselves our “big questions”. This Elul, the big question that’s... More.

  • Cooking Our Children

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    August 7, 2012 | 12:08 am

    The Book of Eicha (Lamentations) offers many grim images as it recounts the destruction of Jerusalem, and the slaughter and exiling of its population. ... More.

  • God, Consciousness and the Problem of Anthropopathism

    By Rabbi Zev Farber

    July 27, 2012 | 11:15 am

    God, Consciousness and the Problem of Anthropopathism: Theological Musings of the Late Shmully Moskowitz z”l

    An old friend of mine was buried last... More.

  • Can All Israel be Friends?

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    July 24, 2012 | 2:24 pm

    A few years ago, on the last Shabbat of Tammuz, I found myself suddenly and unexpectedly moved during morning davening. Josh, our Mussaf leader that day,... More.

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  • Shifting Expectations: Women and Work

    By Rabba Sara Hurwitz

    July 13, 2012 | 10:41 am

    I love eating challah, but until recently, I refused to be a “challah baker.”  The term irrationally evoked an image of a woman chained to her... More.

  • Witness A Great Posek at Work! Rabbi Barry Gelman

    By Rabbi Barry Gelman

    July 6, 2012 | 10:38 am

    Follow this link to a blog post I wrote on a fascinating Teshuva written by Rabbi Chaim David Halevi. This Teshuva is a great example of the appropriate use of what has become known as meta-halachik concerns. All the halachik evidence is in favor of the main group, but, nonetheless, Rav HaLevi recognizes that there is a larger issue and is willing to adopt a bi-dieved (non optimal) position (praying with liturgy that is not one’s custom) in favor of maintaing the connection of the the marginally committed.

  • Conversion In Israel and In The Diaspora

    By Rabbi Barry Gelman

    June 7, 2012 | 9:08 pm

    Occasionally I write another blog called Piskei Darom. It is dedicated to to sharing Piskei Halacha (religious rulings) and to the exchange of ideas about... More.

  • The Blessing of Losing

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    June 5, 2012 | 1:13 am

    The final score was 5-3. Our eleven year old son and his teammates had just lost their little league championship game. Over the pizza of consolation,... More.

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