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Steve Lipman

Steve Lipman is a staff writer for the Jewish Week in New York.

A Rosh HaShanah Unlike All Others: Tales from a Ba’al Tokeah

September 24, 2020, by

With Aseret Yemei Teshuvah approaching last week, my thoughts, in a way, turned to Pesach – how would this Rosh HaShanah be different from all other Rosh HaShanahs? For whom would I blow the shofar on the Jewish New Year this year? For most of the last two decades, since I left Passaic and moved

Q & A with Incoming Executive Vice President Rabbi Moshe Hauer

February 20, 2020, by

The Orthodox Union, the central institution of the Modern Orthodox movement in the United States, has tapped for its new executive vice president Rabbi Moshe Hauer, who has served at Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion congregation in Baltimore for 25 years. He succeeds Allen Fagin, who is retiring. Rabbi Hauer, who has been active working with

Is “Half Shabbos” a New Way of Life?

July 6, 2011, by

This article first appeared in The Jewish Week (June 22, 2011) and has been reprinted with permission. Steve Lipman is a staff writer for The Jewish Week. At a recent campgrounds Shabbaton sponsored by a local Modern Orthodox high school, the teenage participants broke into small groups after the meals, as is usual, to talk