Yes, this blog is named for an old yeshivish groaner. We first read about the erev rav in the Torah (Exodus 12:38) “And also a mixed multitude (Erev Rav) went up with them…” We learn that a group of people, most of them Israelites, were liberated from slavery and became one people...
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Tag: Rabbinic School
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When Steven Leder was 14, he got into some trouble with the law. Rather than send him to reform school, his parents sent him to a Reform Jewish summer camp in Wisconsin.
"It was a remarkable place," Leder said. "It was like a kibbutz program -- you build your own tents, grow your...
August 12, 1999 | 8:00 pmWhen I was a junior in college, I spent the year in Jerusalem, studying at the Hebrew University. That year in Israel, more than any other single experience, determined the direction my life would take. I found myself taking every Judaic studies class I could, and I loved them so...