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  • Torah Min Hashamayim:Some Brief Reflections on Classical and Contemporary Models- Rabbi Nati Helfgot

    By Rabbi Barry Gelman

    July 21, 2013 | 8:58 am

    Torah Min Hashamayim: Some Brief Reflections on Classical and Contemporary Models
    Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot is on the faculty of the SAR High School and serves as the Chair of the Bible and Jewish Though Departments at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School. He is the rabbi of... read on

  • Of Sexual Abuse, Yeshiva, and Teshuva

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    July 7, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    Between September 1977 and June 1981 I attended Yeshiva University High School,  commonly known as MTA. During that time Rabbi George Finkelstein was the principal, and Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm  - a once and forever hero of American Orthodoxy - was the President of the University.. I... read on

  • Sunset

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    May 24, 2013 | 9:43 am

    “Halachikly alive.” It’s a term that, ironically enough, is only used when we’re in a situation of death and dying. My mother-in-law, who until a few months ago was a vivacious wife, mother, grandmother and Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Nutrition, is today, heart... read on

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  • The Stranger Within Your Gates - by Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    By Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    April 24, 2013 | 9:29 am

    On a recent Shabbat, Bais Abraham hosted a panel speakers from Eshel  (www.eshelonline.org),  a national organization building communities of support, learning, and inclusion for Orthodox lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews.  The three speakers were LGBT Orthodox... read on

  • Gonna Celebrate Pesach Like It’s 5773 – Rabbi Barry Gelman

    By Rabbi Barry Gelman

    March 23, 2013 | 10:19 pm

    I recently listened to a shiur on the subject of Pesach wherein the Rabbi insisted that currently we celebrate the spiritual freedom of Pesach... read on

  • Partnership Minyanim: A Follow Up Response to Rabbi Barry Freundel

    by Dr. Chaim Trachtman

    March 7, 2013 | 6:29 pm

    Rabbi Freundel's detailed analysis of the halakhic basis for Partnership Minyanim demonstrates an impressive mastery of the relevant texts. But, in assessing this new practice, it is important to examine not only the halakhic responsa but also some of the underlying assumptions... read on

  • Maharat: A new model of leadership by Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    By Rabbi Hyim Shafner

    March 1, 2013 | 8:48 am

    Orthodox Jews believe that men and women are fundamentally different.  They have different characteristics, different strengths, different obligations and different ways of seeing the world and approaching life.  Thus, it follows that especially for us, (as opposed perhaps to more... 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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