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The Life and Learning of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein ZT”L
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The following is, for the most part, a transcript of a talk given in Yeshivat Sha’alvim, approximately one week after the passing of Rav Lichtenstein. [1] The written version has been slightly modified in terms of sequence and by the addition of footnotes. What follows are some personal reflections on the life of our great […]
The Ramchal’s Derech
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Commemorating the 269th yahrtzeit of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato (Ramchal) zt”l, starting Thursday night, June 2, 2016 (26 Iyar 5776). Previous: Life of the Ramchal Next: Perspectives on Derech Hashem: How it Embodies the Ramchal’s Life’s Work
Sticks and Stones: Insults and How We React To Them
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Why can’t we all just get along? Sometimes, it seems that all we do is engage in bickering and insult, both overt and subtle. There are those who believe that the nature of such engagement is “hardwired” into our social structure. Community, the very thing we laud as Jews, is, according to these sociologists and […]
Why I Am a Jew
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“The deepest question any of us can ask is: Who am I? To answer it we have to go deeper than, Where do I live? or What do I do? The most fateful moment in my life came when I asked myself that question and knew the answer had to be: I am a Jew. […]