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The Ramchal’s Derech
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Commemorating the 270th yahrtzeit of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato (Ramchal) zt”l, starting Monday night, May 21, 2017 (26 Iyar 5777). Previous: Life of the Ramchal Next: Perspectives on Derech Hashem: How it Embodies the Ramchal’s Life’s Work   ***************************** Rabbi Bechhofer shares thoughts from the Ramchal on parsha What Really Happened at Har Sinai Ribbis […]
Is There a Mitzva to be Married?
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Introduction The commentaries discuss how to legally categorize the halakhic institution of marriage. On the one hand, it is evident that the Torah desires that men and women marry (Bereishit 2:18) and that there is a positive commandment to bear children (ibid. 1:28; Yevamot 65b). But can the act of finding a partner and initiating […]
Who’s Behind Anti-Semitism?
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Throughout the ages, the Jewish people have been persecuted by the nations of the world. Chazal call us: “כבש בין שבעין זאבין”- A sheep amongst seventy wolves. We say in the Haggadah: “בכל דור ודור עומדים עלינו לכלותינו”-In every generation they are strategizing how to wipe us out. “והקדוש ברוך הוא מצילינו מידם”- And Hashem […]
Life of the Ramchal
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Commemorating the 270th yahrtzeit of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato (Ramchal) zt”l, starting Monday night, May 21, 2017 (26 Iyar 5777). Next: The Ramchal’s Derech   ***************************** Rabbi Bechhofer shares thoughts from the Ramchal on parsha What Really Happened at Har Sinai Ribbis – The Snake Bite Pulling the Pieces Together
Conversion to Judaism
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The Orthodox Union does not perform conversions, nor do we provide classes for conversion candidates. We do, however, receive many inquiries about conversion, so we are providing this page to offer basic information and to direct interested individuals to appropriate resources. Conversion is a long process; it could easily take two years of study (or […]