Category Archives: Marc B. Shapiro

The Limits of Orthodox Theology: Maimonides’ Thirteen Principles Reappraised by Marc Shapiro

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Conservative Conversions

Marc B. Shapiro blogs: Of particular interest to me was R. Yissachar Dov Hoffman’s article on the practice of a number of great Torah sages of prior generations not to kiss their children. Such a practice is so much against … Continue reading

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Tales Of The Gadolim

Marc B. Shapiro writes: * Once R. Jacob David Wilovsky of Slutzk visited R. Meir Simhah of Dvinsk and told him that he wanted to also visit the Rogochover. R. Meir Simhah attempted to dissuade him, saying that the Rogochover … Continue reading

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Using A Key Card On Shabbat

Marc B. Shapiro writes: * Fixler is a student of R. Nachum Eliezer Rabinovitch, and I used some of the time we were together to clarify the details of R. Rabinovitch’s position that there is no halakhic prohibition in using … Continue reading

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Changing the Immutable: How Orthodox Judaism Rewrites Its History

Yoel Finkelman writes: 0094-0098 On rare occasions, academics manage to cross over and speak to those who live outside the ivory tower, and nobody in the contemporary Modern Orthodox intellectual scene does that better than Marc B. Shapiro. On even … Continue reading

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