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Masechet Hullin – 124a-130b

October 25, 2011, by

The Coming Week’s Daf Yomi by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz This essay is based upon the insights and chidushim (original ideas) of Talmudic scholar Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, as published in the Hebrew version of the Steinsaltz Edition of the Talmud. Hullin 124a-b – Changing the subject Not all situations of tum’ah (ritual defilement) are created equal.

From the Heart, In the Heart

October 18, 2011, by

The Seymour J. Abrams Orthodox Union Jerusalem World Center, located on Rehov Keren HaYesod in the center of Jerusalem, is a heart pulsing with life and hope for the Jewish people — all Jews, of all ages, of all backgrounds. With the vision and leadership of its Executive Director Rabbi Avi Berman, the OU Israel

Who is the Most Famous Living Jew?

October 18, 2011, by

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in Hamodia on 9/27/11, prior to the announcement of Gilad Shalit’s release. It was reprinted with author’s permission and ran on the homepage of the Orthodox Union’s web site (www.ou.org) during the Yomim Noraim. In hopes that our viewers would gain awareness of the Worldwide Gilad Shalit Tehillim Project

Shabbat Shalom – Yom Kippur

October 7, 2011, by

  Circles of Change By Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Mone of us lives as isolated individuals. We are parts of families, of social networks, of communities large and small, of a very heterogeneous nation, of humanity. The process of teshuvah must have impact upon us as units of those greater wholes. Read More »

Yom Kippur – Melave Malka

October 6, 2011, by

One way we honor and indulge the Shabbat is by eating three meals on Shabbat itself. But we also honor the Sabbath by accompanying it as it departs with an additional meal, the “melave malka”, “accompanying the queen”, on Saturday night (SA OC 300, based on Shabbat 119b). The Bet Yosef relates a remarkable tradition

Masechet Hullin – 103a-109b

October 6, 2011, by

The Coming Week’s Daf Yomi by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz This essay is based upon the insights and chidushim (original ideas) of Talmudic scholar Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, as published in the Hebrew version of the Steinsaltz Edition of the Talmud. Hullin 103a-b – Meat and milk Three times in the Torah we find the prohibition repeated

Masechet Hullin – 110a-116b

October 6, 2011, by

The Coming Week’s Daf Yomi by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz This essay is based upon the insights and chidushim (original ideas) of Talmudic scholar Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, as published in the Hebrew version of the Steinsaltz Edition of the Talmud. Hullin 110a-b – Eating udder On yesterday’s daf (=page) we learned that one can eat udder

Masechet Hullin – 117a-123b

October 6, 2011, by

The Coming Week’s Daf Yomi by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz This essay is based upon the insights and chidushim (original ideas) of Talmudic scholar Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, as published in the Hebrew version of the Steinsaltz Edition of the Talmud. Hullin 117a-b – Ritual defilement The ninth perek (=chapter) of Masechet Hullin begins on today’s daf

Circles of Change

October 2, 2011, by

This article first appeared in The Jewish Press on September 27, 2011 and has been reprinted with permission. It was the kind of event I attend frequently these days, and I was in a role in which I often find myself. It was a Jewish gathering to which a number of political officials had been