Category Archives: Orthodoxy

The Market for Gedolim: A Tale of Supply and Demand

Chaim Saiman writes: Gadolhood is less about the individual erudition of a given rabbi and more about a social fact, reflecting the experience of a community bound by a concrete conception of Torah, halakha, and rabbinic authority. This sense of … Continue reading

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Jerome Yehuda Gellman: This Was From God: A Contemporary Theology of Torah and History

Opening graphs: Increasingly, well-informed traditional Jews may find themselves distrustful of the reliability of Torah as history because of the conclusions of scholarly research from natural science, history, linguistics, Bible criticism and archaeology. And, they may not be swayed by … Continue reading

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Former Pico-Robertson Resident Tziporah Malkah reveals she hasn’t ‘had a shag’ in six years on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here

At least she has HaShem to hold her close. News.com.au: TZIPORAH Malkah has admitted she hasn’t “had a shag” in six years on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. On Thursday night’s episode, the former fiancee to James … Continue reading

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Report: Los Angeles measles outbreak centers on Orthodox Jewish community

My anecdotal impression is that many traditional Orthodox Jews in Los Angeles do not get vaccinated for measles etc. REPORT: A measles outbreak in Los Angeles County, California, is centered on the Orthodox Jewish community, according to reports. Some 20 … Continue reading

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R. Hershel Schachter, Gedolim, Rachel Morpurgo, and More

Marc B. Shapiro, history professor, writes: 1. In listening to a recent shiur[1] on Daas Torah by R. Hershel Schachter, I found a number of noteworthy comments. In this shiur, which has been heard thousands of times, R. Schachter states, … Continue reading

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