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Embracing Chassidus: Q. & A. with Rabbi Moshe Weinberger
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Writer Binyamin Ehrenkranz speaks with Rabbi Moshe Weinberger, the founding rav of Congregation Aish Kodesh in Woodmere, New York, and mashpia at Yeshiva University, about the rising popularity of neo-Chassidism and the power of the Chassidic worldview. Binyamin Ehrenkranz: Aish Kodesh was started more than twenty years ago, before Chassidus was as popular as it […]
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 […]
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. […]