"Luke Ford reports all of the 'juicy' quotes, and has been doing it for years." (Marc B. Shapiro)
"This guy knows all the gossip, the ins and outs, the lashon hara of the Orthodox world. He’s an [expert] in... all the inner workings of the Orthodox world." (Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff)
"This generation's Hillel." (Nathan Cofnas)
Category Archives: Mark Kirschbaum
This week’s Torah portion is Eikev (Deuteronomy 7:12–11:25). Here’s a non-Jewish woman wondering about Hasidic boys and the weird plant rituals of Succot. So she asks one and he responds by asking if she is Jewish. When she says no, … Continue reading
This week’s Torah portion is Va’etchanan. I discuss it with Mark Kirschbaum.
I’m going to discuss the Jewish fast of Tisha B’Av (begins at sundown July 19) with Dr. Kirschbaum this evening on my live cam and Monday at 7 pm PST with Rabbi Rabbs. Dr. Kirschbaum writes long ago for Tikkun … Continue reading
Read Dr. Kirschbaum’s work here. Certain people used the work of a 19th Century Hasidic rebbe to hit on girls. We discuss using God to pick up chicks. Dr. Kirschbaum’s essay Biblical epic and personal narrative, as inspired by the … Continue reading